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.

To The Editor: Boating restrictions on Lake Havasu?

UPDATE added at bottom, 5/10/2016. Second UPDATE added at bottom, 6/16/2016. — Here’s a question! “John, have you anything to say about the new restrictions on parts of the lake? I know your site is mostly about the Parker area but this affects us boaters a lot. The effect on tourism will be terrible. Thanks for all that you do.” …

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Red Cross learn-to-swim program to begin training lifeguards soon

The Pop Harvey Aquatic Association will have a four week American Red Cross curriculum training class for teens and adults who are interested in becoming a lifeguard and swim instructor employee this summer. Sponsored yearly by the Town of Parker and the Colorado River Indian Tribes, along with donations from Service Clubs and Individuals, the not-for-profit summer swim program follows …

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Road rage incident leads to shooting

A road rage incident continued to a motorist’s front yard in Brenda, AZ Thursday, according to La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. At about 3:30pm, Paul George was returning home to his residence at the Desert Gold RV Park in Brenda when he says he passed another driver on Highway 60. The other driver and his daughter then allegedly followed him …

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Hualapai tribe commemorates Trail of Tears

Photo courtesy Manataba Messenger Ceremonial runners from the Hualapai tribe passed through the Parker area on Wednesday as they commemorate the annual La Paz Trail of Tears, a series of historical events which took place in April 1874. Parker Live received many inquiries throughout the day from curious bypassers who saw the runners and wondered what the occasion is. According …

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Triple homicide in Salome, police apprehend suspect after shootout

UPDATE 4/22: The victims have been identified as Lester (83 years old) and Ella (76 years old) Lindsay, a married couple from Wenatchee, Washington. The third victim was Alice Boyd (81 years old), from Bingen, Washington. The autopsies were reportedly being completed Friday by the Pima County Medical Examiner. Three people are dead in an apparent triple homicide near Salome, …

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Construction begins on B-95 near Miraleste Shores

Starting Tuesday, a construction project is underway on Business 95 / Riverside Drive north of Parker that will cause delays for traffic until at least mid-July. The project has already removed the asphalt surface, leaving the dirt underneath. Sewer and storm drain systems will be installed, and then the road will be resurfaced. It affects 1900 feet of roadway between …

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‘Confused’ Japanese lady stopped on I-10 after Sheriff precautions

A Japanese national was stopped on I-10 by the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department Sunday night after unusual driving behavior caused some alarm, but the incident – which held up freeway traffic for a good part of an hour – turned out to be simply confusion by a foreigner in a strange land. The incident started when a Sheriff’s deputy …

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Boat crashes at drag boat races, driver reportedly ok

After a windy day that stopped the races Saturday, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat event resumed on Sunday with some racing on the water, during which this happened: Mike Collins’ boat flipped over multiple times on the water before stopping. Witnesses told Parker Live he seemed shook up but okay. The event continues all day and is open for spectators.

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A ‘device’ found in Parker, criminal investigation opened

A device is being examined by the Arizona Department of Public Safety after an anonymous phone call alerted police to its location Thursday in Parker. At around 8:20am, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department received a call from an anonymous source informing them that there was a suspicious package that had been left at 12055 Kennedy Drive, near the …

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Nine-hour BIA power outage coming Wednesday night

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it will be performing a scheduled power outage Wednesday night that will affect most of the CRIT valley. The outage is expected to last from 8pm on Wednesday until 5am on Thursday morning and will affect the following areas: Avi Sequilla Airport (including runway lights) CRIT Realty Office CRIT Game & Fish Running Man …

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