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.

ADOT to make $334,550 improvements to Port of Entry

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin a project to renovate the existing Port of Entry facility in Parker, AZ on Tuesday, October 13th. Crews are scheduled to work weekdays from 6am to 5pm. Work is taking place alongside the road and traffic impacts are not anticipated. The $334,550 project consists of updating the existing structure with a new layout, …

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Off-road racing returns with Desert Challenge this weekend

Best In The Desert racing association returns to Parker this weekend with the BlueWater Desert Challenge presented by Polaris, a two-day race for off-road trucks and UTVs in Parker, AZ. The event begins today with Time Trials – qualifying runs for starting position on the course – and the General Tire Appreciation Party at BlueWater Resort Cantina. Registration, Contingency and …

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Viewfinder: T-Mobile doubles capacity

T-Mobile is doubling the capacity of its Parker, AZ tower, upgrading ahead of the winter season when Parker’s resident numbers swell to many times the number of full-time residents. The work has been carried out with a 200-foot crane near the intersection of 8th Street and Desert Avenue in Parker, and affecting the signal for T-Mobile customers for many miles …

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Viewfinder: Half an inch of rain

Parker, AZ received almost half an inch of rain over a 2-day period in several showers that formed as part of a low pressure system over the weekend. The system brought with it overnight minimum temps reaching as low as the upper-50s, with maximum temps around 80 degrees. The forecast calls for an increase in the afternoon temps back to …

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Hospital gets new Chief Financial Officer

Carl Flanagan has joined the La Paz Regional Hospital team as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position directs La Paz Regional’s financial planning and accounting practices and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Flanagan will oversee the patient accounting and billing, budgeting and the hospital external financial reporting. “La Paz has enormous growth potential. We looked for a …

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Parker Livecast #30: Keith Moses, CRIT Fair/Expo and NatiVisions Film Festival

Keith Moses joins us on the 30th edition of the Parker Livecast to chat about this weekend’s 43rd Annual CRIT Fair and Expo, last weekend’s successful NatiVisions Film Festival and the premiere screening of CRIT’s film, ‘The Marking of a Milestone’. We hear about a few of the many plans for this weekend’s activities (which are already in progress as …

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Sanitary district closes new loan for expansion near Parker Dam

More neighborhoods are to be served with sewer services after a new loan was closed to expand the Buckskin Sanitary District (BSD) into the Parker Dam area north of Parker, AZ. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) announced this week that it has closed a three-year design loan for $915,000 for BSD to design plans for further expansion …

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Agencies respond to vehicle hanging off embankment

UPDATE 2:54pm: Sheriff’s Department says: “Upon arrival, the first responders and citizens assisted the driver out of her vehicle to a safe location to await medical assistance. The vehicle somehow lost power and control on the Lakeside Blvd hill and the driver crashed through a small retaining wall. Fortunately for the driver and the residence below on Cove Avenue, the …

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To The Editor: Can anyone help?

“I’ve known this lady a lot of years. Since her house fire I’ve been going over to her property and cleaning up and trying to save what I can from the debris. She just got here from Texas and is putting out a fortune on motel rooms to try and help me with the cleanup. She went to the County …

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