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.

Parker Stripped: Feeling nagged by the media?

I remember hearing on the news a couple of weeks ago about an “important new finding” in a study. Of course my immediate reaction went something like this, “Oh no, not another stupid study!” I don’t know about you but it seems to me as if a large segment of our population must do nothing but conduct studies and report …

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PAID: Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House is celebrating their 43rd year in service to the children of the Parker area; beginning in 1972, abundant classes have been offered to the youth in Parker. Recently, the Gingerbread House schedule has changed to serve the community’s after school students in the “After School Adventure Program” (ASAP) which serves age groups, 4 years through 12 , with …

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Woman out on parole files for unemployment from school she defrauded

Jacque Nelson, out of prison on parole, has filed for comp pay from the school she defrauded, according to reports Jacque Nelson, who went to prison in January after pleading guilty to fraudulent schemes, filed for unemployment last week saying the Bouse School District owes her ‘comp pay’, according to George Nault, president of the district’s board. Nelson was released …

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Accident on 72

An accident on Highway 72 has emergency services responding near the Quartzsite turnoff close to Parker South. One vehicle rolled into a ditch while a semi drove off the road on the other side. No word on the conditions of vehicle occupants. Traffic will be slow.

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Parker Treasure Hunt: November

Last year, Lane’s Tire & Auto Care came up with an idea: why not hide an item and give clues to where it is every day for a month, and offer a cash prize for finding it? It became the Parker Treasure Hunt and, now that cool weather has returned, the Hunt is back! Clues will appear on KLPZ 1380am’s …

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Town happy with ‘Trunk or Treat’ event

Halloween in Parker this year revolved around the Parks & Recreation Committee’s ‘Trunk or Treat’ event at Pop Harvey Park Saturday night. The Parks and Recreation Committee thanked their partners at the La Paz County Attorney’s Office and PAACE Youth for Youth for a successful event. “We are so excited to see the level of participation for this event,” said …

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Parker team wins 336 Enduro boat race

Photos by Tommy Gun Parker, AZ regulars Panic Attack Racing took the big win and were named ‘Kings of the River’ at last weekend’s 336 Enduro boat races. Brian Stern, Brad Stern and Cameron Bookey came in at the top of the pack overall out of 38 entries in the race, according to promoter Dave Johnson of RiverDavesPlace.com. On a …

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17 indicted, 11 arrested in drug takedown

Parker area streets were teeming with law enforcement agents from federal and local agencies Tuesday as 11 people were taken into custody in short succession over alleged drug trafficking. A federal grand jury indicted 17 individuals, 11 of whom were arrested, following a coordinated effort to disrupt drug trafficking on the reservation of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. The charges …

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Parker woman to compete on Wheel of Fortune

A 31-year resident of Parker, AZ will appear on the Wheel of Fortune TV game show. Margaret Dewey, who worked at Arizona Western College for 11 years and La Paz County Probation Department for 19 years, can be seen spinning the famous wheel with hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White on Wednesday night. Margaret says she doesn’t believe anybody from …

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Viewfinder: KLPZ’s new transmitter goes live

After several months of broadcasting at reduced power on a temporary transmitter, KLPZ 1380am in Parker went live this morning with its new signal. The transmitter is the beating heart of a radio station’s infrastructure, and is the core of the operation. KLPZ’s old one was destroyed by an electrical surged caused by lightning during a severe thunderstorm back in …

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