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.

Power outage and weather conditions: Tuesday

Via Brooke P. 1:12pm– Power is out for residents along the Arizona side of the Parker Strip north of Parker. The La Paz County Sheriff’s Department reports that power lines are down along Highway 95 north of BlueWater Resort & Casino, and that the highway will be closed until further notice. Areas south of Parker have seen rainfall, and washes …

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Tragedy strikes local family on I-10

Major news outlets covered a very serious accident Sunday on I-10 east of Quartzsite that had an impact in Parker. A local family were hit when a semi truck veered across the median and into their flow of traffic. 7 people were killed, according to azcentral.com. Locals expressed their shock on Facebook Sunday evening. More details can be found HERE.

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Foster demands to be seated as mayor in 5 days

Ed Foster has written a letter on Town of Quartzsite letterhead to Town Clerk Terry Frausto, signed “Ed Foster, Mayor, Town of Quartzsite.” Foster – who was told he was “not qualified” by the incumbents on the Quartzsite Council including the Town’s former mayor who lost the election to Foster – is giving Frausto 5 days to issue him with …

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Quartzsite council member finally takes his seat

Mark Orgeron has been sworn in as a duly elected member of the Town of Quartzsite Common Council. The incumbents on the council fought his election, declaring in late May that he and Mayor Ed Foster were “not qualified” to take office, despite having both received the highest number of votes in the races for those offices. County Attorney Sam …

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Water outage: Town of Parker

Some Town of Parker residents will be out of water for a few hours this evening. Parker Police Chief Rod Mendoza told Parker Live a water main break has water shut off between Agency Road and 16th Street between Laguna and Palo Verde Avenues. When engineers attempted to shut off a valve, it malfunctioned, expanding the problem. Mendoza says the …

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Local woman celebrates silver medal anniversary

Sunday, July 29th, 2012 is Ruby Fox Day in La Paz County. 28 years ago, Fox became the first American female to win an Olympic Medal in a women’s Olympic shooting event. She missed the Gold at the Olympic Games at Los Angeles in 1984 by one point, but took the Silver Medal. Fox’s competitive accomplishments include 19 times as Women’s Outdoor …

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La Paz County Assessor joins Parker Rotary

La Paz County Assessor Sharon Schuler was inducted into Parker Rotary Club last Thursday. The club also presented a check for $2100 to Darla Tilley, Director of the Parker Senior Center, for the Meals on Wheels program which feeds needy senior citizens. Dallas Wells was presented a check too, for $400 to cover the mandatory foreign language class; he will …

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2012 Election candidates in La Paz County

Q: With early voting for the November election closing on August 24th, do you have a current list of candidates on the La Paz County ballot? A: The La Paz County Elections Department has provided the following list of candidates for the 2012 Election. The write-in period continues, so other candidates may qualify to be written in, but only the …

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Do you recognize these people?

After a break-in at Player’s 9th Street Youth Center last night, Parker Police Department is looking for information about either of these individuals caught on security camera. If you can help, call Parker P.D. at (928) 669-2264. UPDATE 3:06pm– Suspects have been identified. One is in custody and 2 are pending.

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Quartzsite says investigation legit, vows to bring illegal voters to justice

The Town of Quartzsite’s procurement of private investigators to find evidence of voter fraud in the last election is authorized by state statute, according to a statement sent Friday to Parker Live by Town Manager Alex Taft. The statement says the Town investigation is working on finding evidence that voter fraud occurred in the May election, which elected Ed Foster, Mark …

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