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.

Timmy’s surprise: a new home!

Timmy Green has lived in his current trailer since 2002. It was purchased by his grandmother soon after he graduated from college. Timmy, who was born with cerebral palsy, lives on a fixed income and makes extra money in the summer months as a DJ at Roadrunner, where he has lived for 8 years. Erica Jones, a bartender at the …

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Race promoter Casey Folks passes away after stroke

UPDATE: There will be a celebration of life for Casey on February 12th at 2pm at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with room for 6000 people. Details HERE. — ORIGINAL STORY: The man who ran a legendary off-road desert racing series has passed away in Las Vegas after a stroke he had on Saturday in Parker. Casey Folks, …

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New CEO announced at La Paz Regional Hospital

Kevin Brown has been named CEO of La Paz Regional Hospital by the hospital’s Board of Directors effective January 1st, 2017. Brown has been employed with La Paz Regional Hospital (LPRH) since 2009 and has an extensive background in both Information Technology and Technical Project Management. He is a long-time Parker resident of 28 years with six years of military …

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To The Editor: Concerns over Buckskin Fire Board

Here’s a letter from John Mihelich, owner of J.A. Johnny’s and candidate for Buckskin Fire Board in the 2016 election: “Just over 2 years ago the BFD board pushed the boundaries of the spirit of the open meeting laws. They tried to fire the chief without cause. Constituents rallied and the one business person on the board finally recognized a …

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James Burns leaves jail after 30 days in voluntary lockup

VICE filmmaker James Burns left the La Paz County Jail on Tuesday morning after 30 days in lockup, being whisked away by producers at the end of his period of self-imposed exile. The project was an experiment in the experience of solitary confinement, being documented by VICE as a way to shine a light on a practice that is used …

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Fresh faces sworn into elected office in Parker courtroom

There’s a new Sheriff in town, along with a new County Supervisor and County Assessor. It’s a time of change for La Paz County, with a swearing-in ceremony held at the Superior Court Tuesday morning as Judge Samuel Vederman led the oath of office for 9 officials who were elected or re-elected in November. This is the first election for …

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Parker Treasure Hunt: January

The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for January! Clues will go out on KLPZ 1380am’s morning show every day, and then on this page (below) one day later. You’re looking for an item, hidden within Parker city limits, which has Lane’s logo on it. You can bring it to Lane’s and trade it for cash if you find it. Good …

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Sam Vederman to retire as Superior Court Judge

Judge Samuel Vederman has notified state and county officials that he will be retiring from the La Paz County Superior Court on June 30th, 2017. Vederman sent a letter to Governor Doug Ducey announcing his intentions to step down from the bench and shortly thereafter informed others, saying he needed to give the governor’s office ample time to field and …

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Top Ten Parker Live Stories of 2016

Chaos at the fair, future of the Float and the identity of Ken and Tuff: there’s no place like Parker, Arizona, and nobody covers it the way Parker Live does! Dear readers: Parker, AZ is a small town. But unlike most small towns, the community of people who come and go from our beaches is pretty vast, when you add …

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