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.

Supervisor’s daughter involved in shooting

UPDATE 11/7: According to LHCPD the gunshot victim is still in hospital but is expected to recover. The investigation is reportedly ongoing. — UPDATE 4pm: Lake Havasu police have confirmed the investigation, calling the incident a “domestic dispute between a male and a female” and saying that the male “suffered from a gunshot wound during the dispute and was transported …

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Hospital awarded Cenpatico grant

La Paz Regional Hospital was awarded a Community Reinvestment Grant by Cenpatico. The grant is awarded to pay for projects that benefit the health and wellness of the La Paz County community. The hospital is using the money to target health and wellness education through health fairs, town halls and classes. “Funding will be used to facilitate outreach and education …

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La Paz County residents to save on taxes

Arizona Western College District residents in Yuma and La Paz counties will notice a savings on their property taxes this year. Residents will see a onetime cost savings of 44.24 percent on the secondary property tax levy, due to over $2.4 million in reserve funds being applied to tax payer bond obligations. Per regulation, colleges can accumulate 10 percent of …

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UPDATE: I-10 crash involved fatalities, charges

UPDATE: An early morning crash along eastbound Interstate 10 left one child dead and several others injured. The driver was arrested and booked into jail for manslaughter and other related charges. On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at about 6:30 a.m. a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Eric C. McMorris, 31, of Litchfield Park, Arizona, was traveling eastbound along I-10. Kodie L. …

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Parker local crowned Miss Indian Arizona

Mariah Sharpe, 19, has been crowned the 56th Miss Indian Arizona. Mariah is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Mariah went to Parker High School and became Junior Miss CRIT and then Miss CRIT. She is now pursuing her Associate’s Degree in biology with an emphasis in medicine and health and welfare at Paradise Valley Community College. Her …

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Truck overturns with 5th-Wheel

A truck towing a 5th-Wheel overturned east of Parker at around noon Monday near 12 Mile Junction, causing a partial lane blockage. Emergency services were on-scene, according to La Paz County Sheriff’s Department. The conditions of the occupants is unconfirmed at this time.

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Parker teen awarded $20,000 by MTV

A Parker teenager has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship by MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL). Sidney Has No Horses is a senior at Parker High School who submitted a video applying for the scholarship, but says she had no idea it would go anywhere. She ended up becoming the first winner of TRL’s Scholarship Week, appearing on the show Monday. …

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WATCH: D.L. Wilson addresses Congressional committee

La Paz County’s economic challenges were highlighted on Capitol Hill Wednesday when Supervisor D.L. Wilson testified on the County’s behalf. Wilson testified to the United States House Committee on Natural Resources on a bill that would convey over 8000 acres of unused federal land to the County for large-scale economic development. H.R. 2630 was introduced by Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar. …

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Evicted CRIT resident’s Supreme Court petition denied

A legal dispute over the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ western boundary is finally over. Roger French, a non-tribal person, lived on riverfront property north of Blythe, CA for 28 years, paying rent for only 10 of them. His challenge to CRIT’s authority to collect rent on the property has been denied for a final time, this time by the U.S. …

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