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.

Follow these tips for the best 4th of July in Parker

Wondering how to make the most of a trip to the Parker Strip for the longer-than-usual 4th of July weekend? Check out Parker Live’s top tips below, including where and when to see fireworks, which routes to take, where to hang out and how to stay safe. — 1. Take Mohave Road or AZ-95 instead of CA-62 After recent deadly …

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Code Red: Bob “Weatherman” Steinberger passes away

  Parker’s own Bob “Weatherman” Steinberger has passed away at the age of 80, according to his wife Sharlene and multiple reports. Steinberger was an icon in the off-road racing community, where he made a name for himself by providing radio communications systems to big races like the Baja 1000. He was a staple at events operated by racing associations …

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LISTEN: Sheriff finds elderly in need of “immediate aid”

Sheriff Bill Risen stopped by KLPZ’s studio Wednesday morning to talk about his department’s findings after checking in on vulnerable elderly people during the current extreme heat wave (listen above, 15 mins). Risen said the deputies coordinated with Parker Police Department, Quartzsite Police Department and others Tuesday to try to reach some of the county’s most isolated population to ensure …

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Eggstreme Heat: 120-Degree Egg Challenge winner!

At KLPZ 1380am and Parker Live, we challenged you to cook an egg outdoors in the 120-degree temperatures and send us the results in pictures. And you delivered! Here are some of the most interesting results, captured on a day when Parker’s official high temp was 123 degrees. Winner announced at the bottom! —– Cesar D.L.C. – 2 hr Chuck …

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Brooke Water outage for Parker Dam area Tuesday

UPDATE 6/21: This outage has been postponed until tonight, Wednesday at 9pm through Thursday at 6am. Original story below. — Brooke Water is to have a planned outage Tuesday, June 20th from 9pm until 6am on Wednesday, June 21st affecting the Parker Dam area. The utility will be replacing its hydropneumatic pressure tank at the Parker Dam site, which is …

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County’s ‘volunteer prosecutor’ case under scrutiny

The La Paz County Attorney’s decision to use the services of a volunteer prosecutor came under more scrutiny this month after the Arizona Court of Appeals sent the case back to the Superior Court for more consideration. County Attorney Tony Rogers had appointed James Schilder as a Special Deputy County Attorney without pay, as a volunteer who wanted to help …

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Scorching heatwave hits the Parker area Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings and watch alerts in advance of a significant heatwave which began Monday and is set to last throughout the week. This extreme weather event is expected to challenge some records. The peak will be Monday through Thursday, when the Parker area is forecast to reach high temps of between 118 …

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Three structures lost in Lakeside fire

Three structures are a “total loss” after Wednesday’s fire in Lakeside 2, according to Buckskin Fire Chief Chris Chambers. Photo by Araceli L. “It started in a garage,” Chambers told Parker Live, “and then quickly spread to each trailer on both sides.” The fire was driven by wind gusts on the hilly area, and worsened by the close proximity of …

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