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.

Boy doing well after hit and run

This is Ethan Torres, the 2 year old boy who was the victim of a hit and run incident outside his home in Parker on Sunday. Parker Live’s Facebook comments section lit up with messages of support and outrage about the incident, as well as some information about the boy’s health from family members: He has a broken rib, a …

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Car hits a 2 year old and flees

Parker Police Department needs your help to identify a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident on January 15th. The vehicle came onto the sidewalk in the 1300 block of Quartz Avenue in Parker and hit a 2 year old boy riding a scooter before fleeing the scene. The child was knocked unconscious and had to be flown to a Phoenix …

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What we’ve forgotten about Quartzsite

As I learned early from broadcasting a daily radio show and later running this website, you can’t give everyone what they want. In fact, one of my heroes in life, who later became arguably America’s most prized entrepreneur of recent times, lived by the mantra that few people even know what they want. Apple founder Steve Jobs believed you’d have to …

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Turning lane to be added at Bill Williams

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Central Arizona Project, will begin a project to add a two-way left turn lane to State Route 95 at the Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge Road. Construction work will begin Tuesday (January 17th). Although no immediate lane closures are scheduled, there will be times …

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Attorney refuses to work with Town of Quartzsite

Local attorney Matt Newman is apparently refusing to do further business with the Town of Quartzsite, “at any hourly rate”, calling the current administration “tainted.” This comes after Public Defender Michael Frame refused to work on cases involving the Town’s Attorney Martin Brannan, citing conflicts of interest and what he believes are politically-motivated actions against his clients by Brannan and …

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Truck found, trashed

A Parker Live reader says they discovered T Watts’ light blue pickup truck and have been talking to law enforcement about it, a mere 3 hours after it was posted on this site. The man was on the road to Black Meadow Landing (approximated above) when he spotted the truck around halfway there. He said it looked like it had …

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Town of Quartzsite not paying Frame in retaliation?

A public defender for the Town of Quartzsite has said the town is refusing to pay him for services rendered. Michael Frame says the actions could be retaliation by the Town Attorney Martin Brannan to Frame’s strong allegations against him, whom he recently accused of writing or contributing to a hate-filled website against some of his clients. His new motion …

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