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.

Accident closes Highway 95 near Quartzsite turn-off

Includes corrections — A serious accident closed Highway 95 for a period of time at milepost 132 Wednesday afternoon, after a car collided with a motorcycle. Although originally reported on Nixle as fatal, the accident did not involve a fatality. Two people were airlifted to hospital in Phoenix. No word yet on whether one or the other vehicle was trying …

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Watch: Duce Minor attends Corporation Commission, opposes sale of water utility

La Paz County District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor attended a hearing of the Arizona Corporation Commission at which Brooke Water, the water utility serving the Parker Strip, made its case to be allowed to be acquired by a much larger company called EPCOR. In a letter to the Commission, Minor said he had concerns about the proposed sale, which largely …

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Lawmakers representing La Paz want to stop water transfer to Queen Creek

Two state lawmakers want to stop the transfer of fourth-priority Colorado River water to cities elsewhere in Arizona. Representative Regina Cobb says the water is supposed to be used for agriculture, but companies who own big areas of farmland in western Arizona are seeing dollar signs in selling their water rights to cities with large demand. GSC Farm LLC is …

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LIVE COVERAGE: Parker 425

The Saturday race of the Parker 425 went off early this morning live on KLPZ! We’re broadcasting until a few of the race leaders come into the finish line. Join us! LISTEN HERE

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New urgent care, medical clinics at La Paz Regional – open house

Members of the public can get their first look at a new urgent care and medical clinics facility opening soon at La Paz Regional Hospital. The new 8,125 square-foot facility will house the urgent care, along with new clinics for Parker physicians, medical specialties, x-ray facility, laboratory draw stations and more. Ground was broken for the new building back in …

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COLUMN: Looking back

How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? Did you know that the average person sticks with theirs for about a month (or less?)? So, no resolutions from me this year, but I am planning on being far more regular with this column than I was last year. Having said that, I want to address something I hear a …

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Another California-side BLM site just got better

The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been systematically upgrading and improving its California-side Parker Strip sites on the river, and the latest one was just re-opened. Bass Point Day Use Area has gotten a facelift, with a two-month improvement project giving the simple facility a refresh. They have remodeled a kiosk, repaired fences and cables, painted and repaired …

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SavingSpot names Buckskin the most underrated state park in Arizona

Based on facilities and environment, Barbara Davidson at SavingSpot has named Buckskin Mountain State Park north of Parker its most underrated state park in Arizona. The website did the same for every state in the union. And check out the great artwork! For the full list, and all the glorious art, go HERE.

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It’s off-road racing month in Parker!

No fewer than three big days of world-class desert racing will happen in Parker this month. The Best In The Desert racing association will be back to run the Tensor Tire Parker 250 presented by Polaris and the BlueWater Parker 425 presented by JIMCO. What’s the difference? The Parker 425 is traditionally the bigger race, with famous racers in expensive …

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