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.

Central Arizona Project recognizes CRIT for fallow agreement

The Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) was recognized by the Central Arizona Project (CAP) for signing the System Conservation Agreement with the State of Arizona and the crucial role of the Tribes in drought relief. To help Arizona fulfill its Drought Contingency Plan obligations, CRIT has pledged to fallow farmland in order to contribute 150,000 acre-feet over three years to …

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The La Paz County Public Defender has died

Arthur Higgs III, the La Paz County Public Defender appointed to the position in January, has died at the age of 53. Higgs was first hired by the County as Deputy Public Defender in February 2016 before being promoted early this year. A statement by his colleagues at the Public Defender’s Office said he was a big part of the …

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Services will be held Saturday for teen girls who died in canal

Memorial services will be held on Saturday for two teenage girls who tragically drowned in a canal near the BlueWater Lagoon subdivision in Parker, AZ on July 14th. Claudia Ann Snyder, 17, and Anna Marie Snyder, 15, were reportedly walking from BlueWater Lagoon back to a relative’s house in the town of Parker. They entered the canal at around 8:30 …

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Man unresponsive in vehicle, armed, arrested in Big River

A man who was found unresponsive in a vehicle armed with a firearm was arrested Tuesday in Big River. At around 2:50 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station responded to the intersection of Rio Mesa Drive and Rio Vista Drive in Big River for a report of an unresponsive male in a vehicle armed …

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Solar project near Salome gets a green light

A utility-scale solar project two miles west of Salome, AZ has been cleared through the latest stage of development. The Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration has completed an environmental impact assessment and concluded that there is ‘no significant impact’ for the project’s interconnection to the power grid. The interconnection involves new power poles up to 100 feet tall, …

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Earthquake felt in Parker Thursday morning AND Friday evening

UPDATE Fri PM: Another earthquake, this one much larger, hit on Friday evening. It was also felt in the Parker area. Info HERE. — ORIGINAL STORY THURSDAY: A 6.4 magnitude earthquake which struck near Ridgecrest, CA on Thursday morning was felt over 270 miles away in Parker, AZ. Some Parker area residents along the Colorado River reported feeling the rumble …

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Laws to be enforced by multiple agencies over 4th weekend

Multiple agencies will be out on the Colorado River and surrounding roads over the holiday weekend, with special enforcement patrols aiming to keep the river safe, according to both Arizona and California law. Officers from the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and other agencies will be present on the water as thousands of people enjoy …

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Where and when to see fireworks in Parker this holiday weekend

There’ll be lots of fireworks to be seen in the Parker area this 4th of July weekend. On Thursday, July 4th at dusk, the Colorado River Indian Tribes will have its annual fireworks at Manataba Park, in the valley just southwest of the town of Parker. The annual BBQ starts at 4 pm under the tin shed. Also on Thursday,¬†July …

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Murder-suicide in Ehrenberg

A man allegedly shot his wife and then himself in Ehrenberg Wednesday night, according to law enforcement. Santos left, Mejia right “Upon arrival, we learned that Francisco Rodriguez Santos had allegedly shot his wife and then committed suicide by way of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said La Paz County Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby. “The victim was immediately transported to a …

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Deputy attacked on I-10

A deputy was attacked by a man walking along Interstate 10 over the weekend, according to the La paz County Sheriff’s Department. “One of our Deputies was attempting to check the welfare of an individual who was walking along Interstate 10,” said Captain Curt Bagby in a press release. “Upon contact, the subject allegedly attacked the Deputy and attempted to …

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