“John, Parker Live needs to address the controversy over wake / surf boats on the river. Many private docks have been damaged by the huge wakes this summer alone. The river isn’t big enough for what they want to do. Everybody likes to have fun but people are really mad at this point. Can you please talk about this? There …Read More »
To the Editor
To the Editor: Why are some bars still open after orders to close?
Let’s try to answer this reader question about bars in Parker that are seemingly open during the month of July: “Dear Editor, If all the bars in Arizona were ordered closed, how is it that _________________ is still open?” – Bemused About Rules Thanks for the question, BAR. The answer isn’t as clear as it may seem. On June 29th, …Read More »
To The Editor: Is this traffic light acting weird?
Happy New Year, everybody! Let’s start 2019 off right, by trying to answer a question from a reader: “One of the green lights was out at the junction of 95 at the Sandbar. Since it was repaired, the default green light has been changed to the traffic that crosses the highway on to the river road! Am I the only …Read More »
To The Editor: On Sandy Giles ‘Cold Case’
In May 2017, Parker Live was one of the few news outlets to cover the disappearance of an Alabama woman called Sandy Giles. The story generated a lot of interest and speculation in the Parker area, because Sandy’s car was discovered not far outside of town, a few miles west on CA-62. There were precious few clues as to where …Read More »
To The Editor: River so low!
The elevation of the Colorado River on the Parker Strip has been low, and people have been noticing! Any news or ideas of why river has been so low this last week?” – Margaret It’s a good question, because when the river level is lower than usual, it can cause sandbars and rock to be exposed that isn’t ordinarily, which …Read More »
To The Editor: What’s with this road to nowhere?
This letter comes from a person wondering why the County is working on a dead-end road: With all the recent publicity surrounding La Paz County finances, employee furloughs, layoffs, lack of funds, why is La Paz County busy building a Road To Nowhere? For the past week or so La Paz County workers and construction vehicles have been busy upriver …Read More »
To The Editor: Does Parker hate tents?
Here’s an email: “The Parker Strip is awesome and we love to camp on the river. But almost every camp site is for RVs only and tents are not allowed! Even in places that are managed by BLM, like the Parker Dam Road on the California side, we couldn’t find a single tent site, and most of them are day …Read More »
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 …Read More »
To The Editor: Will police arrest clowns this weekend?
“I heard a rumor that Parker Police Department will be arresting anyone that dresses up as a clown for Halloween, do you know if that is true?” Clowns Are Taboo Thanks for the message, CAT. Across the U.S. and the world, stories having been surfacing in the media about people calling police to report being menaced by people in clown …Read More »
To The Editor: From Karen Hobbs
After last night’s ‘Meet the Candidates’ event, I received this from Karen Hobbs, who is the Chief Deputy County Attorney: Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap “I never expected the lyrics of an AC/DC song from the 70s to become the background music for my mother’s teachings about making good choices. My mother taught us kids what she considered to be …Read More »