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.

Foster takes seat as Mayor of Quartzsite

Ed Foster took his seat as the Mayor of Quartzsite Tuesday morning after prevailing in Superior Court last week. A resolution complying with the order of Judge Michael Burke was passed by the council, with all present members voting to seat him immediately. Foster, who was sitting in the audience, got up and said he had asked Magistrate Court Judge Lawrence …

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Parker man jailed for 8 years for sex abuse

Today, Jesse Thomas Quijada, 21, of Parker, Ariz., and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 97 months federal prison and lifetime supervised release. Quijada pleaded guilty on July 16, 2012, to aggravated sexual abuse, and consented to be proceeded against as an adult. According to court documents, in …

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Lady Broncs head to Wickenburg after Havasu win

From Alice: Can you guys put in a little something for our Lady Broncs ~ they are 16-0 and undefeated! Let’s show some Parker Pride! Thank you so much. Yes! Parker prevailed in a great volleyball game against the Lake Havasu City Lady Knights last week. As David Ball reports in the News-Herald, “The first game saw the teams trade …

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Salome puts hurt on Mesa Prep in football upset

From Brenda: Just wanted to know if you would possibly post something about our football team. We upset Mesa Prep Saturday 60 – 27 in the first round of state playoffs. They were ranked 6 and Salome was 11. We travel to Pima on Friday! Thought it would be be nice to have a positive article about our Salome boys. …

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Foster’s attorney on the case to seat him as mayor of Quartzsite

Watch below as John Wright and Ed Foster’s attorney Julie LaBenz talk about Wednesday’s court ruling which ordered that the Quartzsite Town Council seat him as Mayor of the town. Later in the same video, watch John talk with La Paz County Recorder Shelly Baker about the results of a voter fraud investigation into the election that seated Foster. (Forward …

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Foster to be seated by court order

Ed Foster is to take his seat Tuesday as Mayor of Quartzsite after a court ordered the Town to seat him, 5 months after his election. La Paz County Superior Court Judge Michael Burke ruled that an ordinance used by the Town to prevent Foster taking his seat was not valid, and ordered that the Town pay Foster’s legal fees. This comes …

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Plane occupants OK after ditching at Verde West

The occupants of a plane flying from Santa Monica to Prescott are OK after the pilot had to ditch his plane in the desert near Parker. The pilot flew his Cirrus 4-seat aircraft from Santa Monica, CA to John Wayne Airport to pick up a passenger before heading out to Prescott, AZ. While flying over the Colorado River area the …

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