John Wright

John is Editor of Parker Live. He is also the host of a daily afternoon radio show on KLPZ 1380am and a documentary filmmaker.

Shooting at Western Park in Parker leaves one dead

A shooting at Western Park in Parker on Monday night left a juvenile victim deceased at the scene, according to law enforcement. The apparent murder, committed after 10 pm right on the main thoroughfare through town, shocked the community. On June 24th at approximately 10:16 pm, CRIT Police Department was contacted by La Paz County Central Dispatch to assist Parker …

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Verizon outage due to damaged fiber, company contact tells Duce Minor

UPDATE: Service to all sites restored, per Verizon. – ORIGINAL STORY: It’s been a week of service disruptions in the Parker area, all with their own unique causes. APS had power outages for the entire town of Parker Monday and into Tuesday due to equipment damage. Parker Live heard reports that Southwest Gas had service interruptions too. And now Verizon, …

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Power outage for town of Parker

UPDATE 2: Restored for now. APS is still working on closing a final switch. UPDATE: APS now estimates power to be restored by 4 pm (pushed back from noon). ORIGINAL STORY: APS power is out for the entire town of Parker this morning, due to temporary equipment problems. The utility says it expects restoration of power by noon. It is …

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Parker Tube Float set for Saturday!

It isn’t summer until Tube Float! The Parker Tube Float is set for this Saturday on the Colorado River north of Parker, Arizona, bringing many sun lovers to the largest party on the river. The event’s 46th year will kick off at 8 am at La Paz County Park, with registration at the park for those who haven’t already registered …

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Proposed changes to BLM site fees, public input open

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on five draft Recreation Business Plans that would modernize the way recreation fee sites are managed in the Lake Havasu Field Office among others, which manages sites in the Parker area. BLM says it conducted a market analysis of current recreation fees statewide which revealed that its fee rates were …

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