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.

Women and children first?

“Male passengers were pushing ahead of women and children.” So observed retired police chief inspector Ed Gurr disapprovingly after he and his wife Liz made it successfully off the sagging Costa Concordia on January 13th. They were joined by the vast majority of the vessel’s other occupants, including the captain of the ill-fated cruise liner, who is either destined to …

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On tomorrow

Parker Area Arizona Centennial Parade and Street Party, Pop Harvey Park at noon Lake Havasu Balloon Festival: Lake Havasu City Arizona High School Rodeo: PIRA Arena, Parker Poker Run, Sand Bar at 10am, Hwy 95

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Dwight Yoakam to play Parker next month

Parker’s BlueWater Resort & Casino will play host to country music icon Dwight Yoakam in February. Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Yoakam. The Kentucky-born, Ohio-raised long time Los Angeleno has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite cadre of global superstars. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, …

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Teen girl arrested for truck theft

A Parker-area girl was arrested Thursday for the theft of the light blue Ford F-150 that went missing on January 11th and was later recovered with significant damage by California Highway Patrol. Parker Police Department arrested Jennie Burns, 19, at 4:56pm yesterday for Theft of Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The truck belonged to Teri Watts, who was volunteering …

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Kofa Avenue to be paved starting Jan 23

The contractor performing the work to replace the Colorado River bridge has said that they plan to begin work to pave Kofa Avenue between California Avenue and 2nd Street on Monday, January 23rd. Their plan is to have the road closed starting Monday and may re-open by Friday, January 27th depending on weather, striping, etc. Further details to come.

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Accident on I-10 eastbound

1:45pm– A semi accident has the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 closed at milepost 89. Motorists are being advised to avoid the route by using the exit at milepost 81 or by taking Highway 60. The Sheriff’s Department estimates the lanes will be closed for at least 4 more hours.

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