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.

Woman in car crash doing well

This is Shera Webb, of Parker, who was pulled from the back of her rolled-over vehicle last Thursday by paramedics. She was thrown from her driver’s seat to the rear of the vehicle by the impact of the accident, which happened at the intersection of Arizona and California Avenues. By all accounts she is doing very well, especially considering the severity …

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Diamondbacks tickets still available

Dear Diamondback Fans, There is a little over a week left for you to purchase your tickets for the D-Backs hosting the Chicago White Sox at the baseball game to be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011, 5:10 in the afternoon. Tickets are available at the Town of Parker Public Works Department for $35.00 each.  A portion of the sale …

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Highway accident north of Parker

A vehicle has collided into a street light on Highway 95 just north of Parker by Resort Drive. The highway remains open while emergency services respond to the accident. The car came to a standstill in a ditch off the highway near BlueWater Resort & Casino, which is host today to Best In The Desert’s motorcycle, quad and UTV race …

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Off The Wall #2

Spam Cruise I’m a busy guy so I don’t get a chance to vacation much. A trip to Laughlin is pretty much it for me. I’ve never been to Europe or the Caribbean. I’ve never even been on a cruise ship. A while back a cruise ship broke down off the California coast, although “broke down” may be an understatement …

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Collision, rollover in Parker

10:52– A two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of California and Arizona Avenues in Parker has the main road closed in both directions. 10:53– 11:14– Accident happened in front of the Chamber of Commerce building on California Avenue, who called 911. A white minivan appears to have been exiting Arizona Avenue and collided with an unidentified vehicle, causing a rollover. …

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Pima County to secede from Arizona?

Despite the extreme difficulty of doing so, a group of lawyers and activists in Pima County hope to create America’s 51st state, called ‘Baja Arizona’. If the long and punishing road ahead yields the result the group wants, the new state would be bigger than Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut and New Jersey by land-mass, and larger than Alaska, Montana, Wyoming or the …

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Epic/BlueWater Gran Prix this weekend

Best In The Desert founder Casey Folks is in Parker, AZ today ahead of this weekend’s Epic/BlueWater Gran Prix race featuring motorcycles, quads and UTVs. The annual race features a unique course with pits at the beach at BlueWater Resort & Casino along the Colorado River, which will be appreciated by racers and fans with temps this weekend forecast at …

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Don’t worry…

That big plume of black smoke at Cienega Springs north of Parker is a controlled burn. Thanks Michael Collins for the update.

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Yakima seeks termination of bond

Yakima Company has filed a motion seeking the court’s help with terminating the performance bond it took out to secure its operations in La Paz County in 2004. The motion, for an order “to show cause why performance bond should not be released, exonerated, or otherwise extinguished,” states that there is no reason for the bond to exist, and asserts …

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La Paz County solar projects move forward

There are currently at least two big solar power projects in development in La Paz County. One, involving mirrors directing sunlight toward a 653-foot tower, is at the application stage to the Bureau of Land Management for rights to build and maintain the facility (100 megawatts). The other, which would involve a 4 square-mile greenhouse directing heat toward a 2400-foot …

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