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.

Family of those involved in accident say no drugs were involved

The family members of some of the local individuals involved in last week’s tragic accident on Shea Road have asked Parker Live to clarify that there were no drugs involved in the accident. There will be an opportunity for the community to donate to help the victims and Parker Live will post the details when we get them.

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Wenden Elementary District has vacant board position

According to La Paz County School Superintendent Janice Shelton, there is an open position on the Wenden Elementary District Governing Board. Arizona Revised Statues 15-302.3 outlines the county school superintendent’s responsibilities in filling a vacant governing board position. Vacancies may be filled either by appointment or by a special election. Mrs. Shelton has determined that an appointment will best meet …

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Knee questions? Seminar Thursday evening

A seminar will be held Thursday discussing the latest techniques in treatment for arthritis of the knee, arthroscopic knee surgery, total knee replacement surgery, sports injuries and more. The seminar, by Dr. Dan Heiner, will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 13th at Lakeside Orthopedic Institute and Physical Therapy office, at 1016 Joshua Avenue in Parker. For more information or …

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Press Release: Shea Road accident

La Paz County Sheriff’s Department Press Release [Photograph removed at the request of family] On October 7, 2011 at approximately 12:54 am, a vehicle driven by Benjamin Brodie of Parker, 20, was involved in a collision off mile post 4.5 on Shea Road, Parker, AZ. The vehicle, a 1990 2 door Mitsubishi Eclipse, left the roadway while traveling westbound (Shea …

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Emerging: Serious accident on Shea Road

A “serious vehicle accident” on Shea Road has claimed 2 lives and left 2 others seriously injured. The Sheriff’s Department will not release individuals’ names until all families have been notified, but Lt. Bagby says the accident was bad, and left 2 deceased and 2 other evacuated to hospital by helicopter. At least some of those involved were Parker area …

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VFW to give kids Halloween costumes

VFW Post 7061 on 6th Street and Geronimo in Parker has approximately 30 costumes for kids who can’t afford them and will be donating them to families who ask. If you know anybody who could benefit, just stop on by.

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I can’t let this day pass without paying tribute to the person who inspired me most in life and who died yesterday, Apple’s Steve Jobs. Almost everything I do in work and life has been impacted in some way by his influence, since I was 11 years old, the day I got my first Mac. Here’s to the world he …

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Meet the Directors

Watch here as I chat with four film directors whose work will be featured at tomorrow’s Native Visions Film Festival at BlueWater Cinemas in Parker: Rodrick Pocowatchit, Steffanie Suttle, Angelo Baca and Eric Drennan. The festival begins at 8am and will feature the directors’ films and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers until around 2pm. Concessions will be open.

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Willett gets paid

La Paz County has settled it’s debt with Yakima Compost Company’s Jim Willett in an agreement signed yesterday. The agreement comes as the County finalizes plans for a bond paid for by a temporary sales tax hike. Details to follow.

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