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.

Let’s find this truck

Last night, this pickup truck was stolen from a long-term Parker resident who was at the time volunteering at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. T. Watts drives a 1997 light blue Ford F-150 long bed truck (pictured above). It has an Arizona Wildcats sticker on the back window and University of Arizona plates starting with the letter P. …

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Town of Parker gets you into see the Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns basketball is back and the Town of Parker again has tickets to the game, Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 7:00pm at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix. The Suns will host Town of Parker Community Day as they play the Memphis Grizzlies. Tickets are available at $30 each, with $5 from your ticket price going to the Town of Parker …

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Responses to our Facebook changes

Well, this one has generated a lot of chatter. The recent changes to how Parker Live accepts comments on articles – now using Facebook logins instead of WordPress ones – are proving to be controversial. A smattering of the feedback: “Why can’t I see all the comments in one place anymore?” “John, good for you! Now people will have to …

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Clarification

Contrary to some ideas out there, Parker Live continues to operate almost exactly as it did before. Submissions are still welcome for your events, announcements and stories. The only difference is that, now, when people leave comments on an article, it is done using Facebook logins. Everything else will work exactly as it did in 2011. If you have information …

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Roads conditions this week

  Motorists should be aware of some road works and possible delays on a couple of routes this week. The Arizona Department of Transportation is continuing its pavement improvement project on an 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10 east of Quartzsite beginning today (Jan 9th). Crews will be working on I-10 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Intermittent lane closures will …

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Parade and street party January 21st

Take part in this parade! I have it on good authority that a complex float is not required to take part: come with your vehicle, or take your group or organization and walk in the parade. January 21st is the date: save it! This will be a great community event, and it’s coming up soon.

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In one year, out the other

It’s been 9 days since the beginning of the year, and today begins the second work week of the year (kids go back to school in the Parker Unified School District today). So, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Everyone still on the wagon? Have you even started? Or perhaps you didn’t make any at all because you knew …

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KLPZ morning show to return Friday

After being released from hospital in Lake Havasu following an angioplasty, Juanita Learn is resting at home this afternoon. Keith is expected to return to the airwaves of KLPZ 1380am at 6am on Friday morning. Meantime, KLPZ’s schedule (Wed & Thu) will begin at 10am with the Rush Limbaugh Show, and continue as normal the rest of the day with …

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Parker Live comments

Well, we’ve finally made the switch. All comments on Parker Live will now be made using Facebook! All you need to do is log in to your Facebook profile, and you’ll automatically be able to leave comments on Parker Live articles. Click the title of each article to open it (comments can be left at the bottom), all without leaving …

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