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.

Trick Truck Challenge

20 of the 34 Trick Trucks entered in the 2012 Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker 425 have signed up to take part in this year’s Trick Truck Challenge. This will be the second year for the Trick Truck Challenge that saw over $134,000 in bonus money paid out in 2011. To be eligible for the year-long Challenge, Trick Truck …

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Your guide to the BWRC Parker 425

Beginning Wednesday and continuing through Saturday, fans will be treated to a variety of events relating to the Best in the Desert BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425. Here’s your guide to the week’s events! Click an image for information.

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Warning: off-road fever alert

Off-road fever is a debilitating disease that is known to afflict many residents and visitors of the Parker area at this time of year. There’s no known cure, though doctors say it is possible to manage the symptoms this weekend. What symptoms afflict the patient suffering from off-road fever? Patients will experience a draw toward areas of open desert; in …

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On this weekend…

Montana Days at the American Legion, Big River, this evening, from 1pm. Game Day, Parker Community / Senior Center, Parker, this evening, from 3pm. Winter Visitor Appreciation Day, VFW 7061, Parker, Saturday, 5pm. Arizona Counties and their Most Colorful Characters by Lyle Browning, La Paz County Board of Supervisors Boardroom, Sunday, 2:30pm.

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Internet outage statewide

2:00pm– A Suddenlink representative says this afternoon’s internet outage is statewide and caused by the disconnection of some fiber-optic circuits which supply Suddenlink with their connection. The representative said he was expecting the situation to be resolved ‘soon’ and speculated that connectivity may be restored by 2:40pm. 2:21pm– Cellular data is slow due to increased demand as residents turn to …

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BLM announces annual land closures for Parker 425

The little piece of red tape that needs cleared with the U.S. Government each year has been taken care of, with the Federal Bureau of Land Management announcing the land closures requested by Best in the Desert racing association for the big off-road race in Parker Saturday, February 4th. The BLM press release states: A temporary Bureau of Land Management …

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Water main break upriver

7:11am– According to La Paz County, a break in a water main will have water upriver (north of Parker) out for potentially the next 4 to 6 hours. 7:51am– Repair work continues. Problem solved.

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Tube Float questions!

Each year, we get questions in the run-up to the famous Parker Tube Float about some aspect of the event. Here’s the latest: Q:  This is the first year we’re attending, just want to confirm: Will the float pass by or end at the Blue Water Resort? Where should I start, as far as purchasing tickets? Do they have tubes available there? …

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