Parker Livecast https://parkerliveonline.com From the shores of the Colorado River on the beautiful Parker Strip! Wed, 03 Aug 2022 21:04:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 https://parkerliveonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/PLicon.png Parker Livecast https://parkerliveonline.com 32 32 News from the Parker Strip since 2009. Parker Livecast clean Parker Livecast johnwright@klpz1380.com johnwright@klpz1380.com (Parker Livecast) John Wright From the Colorado River in Parker, AZ Parker Livecast http://parkerliveonline.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/logo-902.jpg https://parkerliveonline.com TV-14 Parker, Arizona Parker, Arizona LISTEN: Documentary to depict Quartzsite people and politics https://parkerliveonline.com/2020/07/08/documentary-to-depict-quartzsite-people-and-politics/ Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:52:40 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=19961 https://parkerliveonline.com/2020/07/08/documentary-to-depict-quartzsite-people-and-politics/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2020/07/08/documentary-to-depict-quartzsite-people-and-politics/feed/ 18 A new documentary film by Cyle O’Donnell is set to depict the town of Quartzsite, AZ and its politics, rivalries and melodrama. O’Donnell describes the film like this: “From allegations of corruption, police harassment and embezzlement, to a murder-for-hire scandal between the first two mayors, the tiny, desert town of Quartzsite, Arizona has seen conflict …

A new documentary film by Cyle O’Donnell is set to depict the town of Quartzsite, AZ and its politics, rivalries and melodrama.

O’Donnell describes the film like this: “From allegations of corruption, police harassment and embezzlement, to a murder-for-hire scandal between the first two mayors, the tiny, desert town of Quartzsite, Arizona has seen conflict reserved only for major cities. Now Mike Roth and the police chief he says falsely arrested him are both running for sheriff in the 2020 elections.”

The complex story has been unfolding for years around 40 minutes south of Parker, and many of the original ‘characters’ are still around. But O’Donnell says he didn’t intend to be making the film at all.

“I actually stumbled onto this latest project while filming a travel and culture series I’ve been producing for the last ten years across 43 countries,” he told Parker Live. “Quartzsite is a hub for travelers, and so I was there in February last year filming the insider’s perspective of the nomadic movement when I met Rain Goldenbear. Her interview changed the course of the last year-and-a-half of my life which has essentially been interviewing nearly 60 witnesses across 11 Arizona towns, from judges and attorneys, to police chiefs and newspaper reporters, to politicians and council people, to activists that have ultimately become the centerpiece of the project. In fact, they even inspired the name of the film, Big Trouble in Little Quartzsite.”

The events in Quartzsite, O’Donnell believes, encapsulate many of the issues playing out across the nation today, from individual liberty to police power.

“It’s a microcosm for everything we’re seeing across national headlines right now; corruption, police brutality, systemic imbalances and so on. The film will discuss its early roots, but mostly focuses on the last 30 years,” he said.

A ‘camel driver’ known as Hi Jolly, a b-movie star, a gum museum, a naked bookseller, a murder-for-hire plot between two mayors, an armed march by a right-wing group on Town Hall, giant rock and gem shows, rumors of martial law, hirings and firings and allegations of corruption, Alex Jones and the front cover of the USA Today all factor into the history in Quartzsite. And the story is still ongoing.

“Mike Roth, who plays a major role in the film, is running for sheriff,” O’Donnell said. William Ponce is, too, who was an officer in Quartzsite back when Chief Jeff Gilbert was being accused by Roth of corruption. “So what I’d like to do is have this film released before October, just in time for the November elections. I’d like to see this film come out before then because it is packed full of very relevant and timely issues that face every Arizonan, and every American right now. And since Arizona has something of a history of making impactful statements on political issues throughout the states, I want this film to be a part of that discussion.”

Because he didn’t know what he was getting into, O’Donnell is over-budget on the documentary, which is now also a podcast. He’s offering supporters a free copy of the film in exchange for donations that will allow him to cover editing and other post-production costs.

The film’s website can be found at LegallyInsaneFilms.com.

Listen above to Parker Live’s longer interview with Cyle O’Donnell.

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A new documentary film by Cyle O’Donnell is set to depict the town of Quartzsite, AZ and its politics, rivalries and melodrama. O’Donnell describes the film like this: “From allegations of corruption, police harassment and embezzlement, A new documentary film by Cyle O’Donnell is set to depict the town of Quartzsite, AZ and its politics, rivalries and melodrama. O’Donnell describes the film like this: “From allegations of corruption, police harassment and embezzlement, to a murder-for-hire scandal between the first two mayors, the tiny, desert town of Quartzsite, Arizona has seen conflict … Parker Livecast 36:21
Cops: Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip? https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/07/05/parker-strip-law-enforcement/ Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:14:41 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=17910 https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/07/05/parker-strip-law-enforcement/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/07/05/parker-strip-law-enforcement/feed/ 1   Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip? California’s or Arizona’s? Does it depend on what side of the river you’re on? Or what state you’re a resident of? Or what state your boat is registered in? Or what agency pulls you over? How do boating cops do their job, and what should …

 
Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip? California’s or Arizona’s? Does it depend on what side of the river you’re on? Or what state you’re a resident of? Or what state your boat is registered in? Or what agency pulls you over? How do boating cops do their job, and what should people expect when they encounter them on patrol?

We invited two of the Parker area’s top cops into the studio to ask them about it. Watch on the embedded player here, or go to see the same video on Facebook.

You can also listen to the audio version here.

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  Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip? California’s or Arizona’s? Does it depend on what side of the river you’re on? Or what state you’re a resident of? Or what state your boat is registered in? Or what agency pulls you over?   Which state’s laws are enforced on the Parker Strip? California’s or Arizona’s? Does it depend on what side of the river you’re on? Or what state you’re a resident of? Or what state your boat is registered in? Or what agency pulls you over? How do boating cops do their job, and what should … Parker Livecast clean 40:08
LISTEN: The Tube Float is back! https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/06/07/listen-the-tube-float-is-back/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:16:55 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=17866 https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/06/07/listen-the-tube-float-is-back/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/06/07/listen-the-tube-float-is-back/feed/ 1 This Saturday, June 9th, the Parker Tube Float returns with improvements and a streamlined entry process. Mary Hamilton stopped by our studio from the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to talk about the float, what to expect, and more. Listen on your way to Parker right here. All official details and event info …

This Saturday, June 9th, the Parker Tube Float returns with improvements and a streamlined entry process. Mary Hamilton stopped by our studio from the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to talk about the float, what to expect, and more. Listen on your way to Parker right here.

All official details and event info can be found at ParkerFun.com.

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This Saturday, June 9th, the Parker Tube Float returns with improvements and a streamlined entry process. Mary Hamilton stopped by our studio from the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to talk about the float, what to expect, and more. This Saturday, June 9th, the Parker Tube Float returns with improvements and a streamlined entry process. Mary Hamilton stopped by our studio from the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to talk about the float, what to expect, and more. Listen on your way to Parker right here. All official details and event info … Parker Livecast clean 41:05
LISTEN: This man has been bicycling for the last 6 years https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/04/27/bicycling-6-years/ Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:52:56 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=17719 https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/04/27/bicycling-6-years/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/04/27/bicycling-6-years/feed/ 3 We often have people coming through Parker, AZ on their travels across America, and often for a cause. In this case, Stephen Swift, an Oregon man, is on the last leg of a 6-year journey across the country. Stephen began his journey in 2012 after losing his wife in a car crash, having his daughter … We often have people coming through Parker, AZ on their travels across America, and often for a cause. In this case, Stephen Swift, an Oregon man, is on the last leg of a 6-year journey across the country.

Stephen began his journey in 2012 after losing his wife in a car crash, having his daughter in a coma for 3 months and being diagnosed with cancer for a second time. He took to the road and hasn’t lived at home since.

He travels with a bicycle trailer, a tent and some sleeping bags and says he’s doing it to support cancer patients and survivors, and to connect with them.

But on Friday, John sat Stephen down in studio in Parker to ask him about the deeper story behind his ride. Listen above.

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We often have people coming through Parker, AZ on their travels across America, and often for a cause. In this case, Stephen Swift, an Oregon man, is on the last leg of a 6-year journey across the country. Stephen began his journey in 2012 after losing... We often have people coming through Parker, AZ on their travels across America, and often for a cause. In this case, Stephen Swift, an Oregon man, is on the last leg of a 6-year journey across the country. Stephen began his journey in 2012 after losing his wife in a car crash, having his daughter … Parker Livecast clean 50:05
LISTEN: Parker 250 brings UTV racers back to Parker https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/01/09/listen-parker-250-brings-utv-racers-back-parker/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:13:04 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=17361 https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/01/09/listen-parker-250-brings-utv-racers-back-parker/#respond https://parkerliveonline.com/2018/01/09/listen-parker-250-brings-utv-racers-back-parker/feed/ 0 ‘GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250 Presented By Polaris’ is the full name of the race that kicked off the 2018 Best In The Desert season in Parker, Arizona Saturday. The entry list was 14 pages long and brought racers from across the United States in multiple classes of desert-appropriate vehicle, including bikes, …

‘GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250 Presented By Polaris’ is the full name of the race that kicked off the 2018 Best In The Desert season in Parker, Arizona Saturday.

The entry list was 14 pages long and brought racers from across the United States in multiple classes of desert-appropriate vehicle, including bikes, quads and the hugely popular-and-growing-fast UTV class, which features extremely capable off-road vehicles with side-by-side seating arrangements and effective suspensions for racing on uneven terrain.

Motorsports podcast host and racer Jim Beaver said that sport UTVs such as the popular Polaris RZR have a lot of energy behind them, having grown in popularity among recreational users and the world of off-road racing.

“There’s hundreds of UTVs”, said Beaver, who was a competitor in the race, speaking live on KLPZ 1380am on Friday. “It’s been a big industry shift. The ATV industry is dead. Motorcycles are still strong but UTVs have taken off.”

One of the biggest names in off-road racing, Robby Gordon, was acting co-driver for his son Max in their UTV at this race, joining some of the other big names in the sport.

In the big races, the winning motorcyclist was Skyler Howes of St. George, UT. The winner of the quad class was driven by Josh Row of Lakeside, CA and Travis Dillon of Spring Valley, CA. The winner of the UTV race was Brandon Schueler of Phoenix, AZ, Miles Martin of Peoria, AZ and Pat Stone of Payson, AZ. Race results for all classes will be available when posted at bitd.com.

The event was renamed the ‘Casey Folks Parker 250’ after the founder of Best In The Desert racing association, which puts on the race, who died after suffering a stroke at the Parker race one year ago.

The schedule of events concluded Saturday night with the GMZ Race Products Awards Presentation at BlueWater Resort River’s Edge Cantina.

Listen to John Wright chat with Jim Beaver about the race, the sport, Casey Folks, the changing industry and more (player above).

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‘GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250 Presented By Polaris’ is the full name of the race that kicked off the 2018 Best In The Desert season in Parker, Arizona Saturday. The entry list was 14 pages long and brought racers from across the Unit... ‘GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Casey Folks Parker 250 Presented By Polaris’ is the full name of the race that kicked off the 2018 Best In The Desert season in Parker, Arizona Saturday. The entry list was 14 pages long and brought racers from across the United States in multiple classes of desert-appropriate vehicle, including bikes, … Parker Livecast clean 17:05
LISTEN: Sheriff’s Bagby almost hit by out of control Corvette https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/11/30/listen-sheriffs-bagby/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:06:50 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=17288 https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/11/30/listen-sheriffs-bagby/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/11/30/listen-sheriffs-bagby/feed/ 5 An “explosion” is how Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby described the collision of a white Corvette with a guardrail north of Parker last night. The collision happened so close to Bagby that the debris from the crash rained down on his vehicle, he told Parker Live. Part of the car ended up on the other side … An “explosion” is how Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby described the collision of a white Corvette with a guardrail north of Parker last night. The collision happened so close to Bagby that the debris from the crash rained down on his vehicle, he told Parker Live.

Part of the car ended up on the other side of the guardrail and embankment, the other part landing upright on the roadway continuing to move. The driver did not need medical attention.

The incident was a reminder to Bagby of how suddenly someone can become a victim, and serves as a potent reminder of the importance of road safety.

Listen here to Bagby’s account of the incident, recorded Thursday at his office in Parker. (Player above.)

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An “explosion” is how Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby described the collision of a white Corvette with a guardrail north of Parker last night. The collision happened so close to Bagby that the debris from the crash rained down on his vehicle, An “explosion” is how Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby described the collision of a white Corvette with a guardrail north of Parker last night. The collision happened so close to Bagby that the debris from the crash rained down on his vehicle, he told Parker Live. Part of the car ended up on the other side … Parker Livecast clean 22:45
LISTEN: Sheriff finds elderly in need of “immediate aid” https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/06/21/sheriff-elderly-heat-wave/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:25:48 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=16644 https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/06/21/sheriff-elderly-heat-wave/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/06/21/sheriff-elderly-heat-wave/feed/ 12 Sheriff Bill Risen stopped by KLPZ’s studio Wednesday morning to talk about his department’s findings after checking in on vulnerable elderly people during the current extreme heat wave (listen above, 15 mins). Risen said the deputies coordinated with Parker Police Department, Quartzsite Police Department and others Tuesday to try to reach some of the county’s … Sheriff Bill Risen stopped by KLPZ’s studio Wednesday morning to talk about his department’s findings after checking in on vulnerable elderly people during the current extreme heat wave (listen above, 15 mins).

Risen said the deputies coordinated with Parker Police Department, Quartzsite Police Department and others Tuesday to try to reach some of the county’s most isolated population to ensure their welfare.

“Many of our elderly live out there by themselves,” Risen noted, adding that often there are homes placed on extremely rural desert roads, some of which are unnamed, and the deputies have to try to find them. Such isolation is life for many of La Paz County’s elderly who moved out to the desert to retire.

With temperatures of 123 degrees in Parker, AZ Tuesday, Risen said Captain Bagby had become concerned about the effects of the heat and the propensity of air conditioners to fail on days with extreme heat.

“We sent our deputies out,” Risen said. “We gave priority dispatch which means the dispatch of the deputies to check on the seniors took priority over many other different types of calls because this is a life or death situation.”

Risen told KLPZ listeners that they had discovered people who were in a bad way.

“We found two people who were in need of immediate aid,” he said. “Their air conditioning had quit working and they needed water. […] One was out in Wenden area, the other was down in Cibola. They had no A/C. They were surviving, I mean not comfortably, my deputies were dying with the heat when they went into their houses.”

Arrangements were in the process of being made to bring the subjects to Parker to stay at a motel while air conditioners were acquired, but the residents declined, according to Risen.

“They ultimately said no, it’s okay, we don’t want to be a bother.”

Risen appealed to the audience to help out by buying a case of bottled water and bringing it to the Sheriff’s Department on Laguna Avenue in Parker.

“It’s not a game, it’s a matter of them surviving. […] I will guarantee that all of it will go to the people it’s supposed to go to.”

He added that the deputies are checking on motorists stopped at the side of the road, too, ensuring they have water and that their vehicles are operational or they’re getting help.

At least two locals had already donated air conditioners by midday on Wednesday, with others sending fans and still others donating cash to buy new A/C units for the vulnerable living in the desert.

As of 10am, Bagby was on his way to deliver the first of the units to install in the home of a woman whose unit had stopped working.

Risen said deputies had also succumbed to heat exhaustion in the desert, and asked citizens to check that law enforcement officers are okay when they pass them in rural areas too.

The Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (928) 669-6141.

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Sheriff Bill Risen stopped by KLPZ’s studio Wednesday morning to talk about his department’s findings after checking in on vulnerable elderly people during the current extreme heat wave (listen above, 15 mins). Sheriff Bill Risen stopped by KLPZ’s studio Wednesday morning to talk about his department’s findings after checking in on vulnerable elderly people during the current extreme heat wave (listen above, 15 mins). Risen said the deputies coordinated with Parker Police Department, Quartzsite Police Department and others Tuesday to try to reach some of the county’s … Parker Livecast clean 15:24
LISTEN: The Tube Float is back this Saturday! https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/06/05/tube-float-is-back/ Mon, 05 Jun 2017 22:35:30 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=16537 https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/06/05/tube-float-is-back/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/06/05/tube-float-is-back/feed/ 4 The Parker Tube Float is back for 2017 with a whole new route! Starting at Buckskin Mountain State Park and floating along the Colorado River for 3 miles to the south end of La Paz County Park north of Parker, Arizona, floaters are in for a treat on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. The new route …

The Parker Tube Float is back for 2017 with a whole new route! Starting at Buckskin Mountain State Park and floating along the Colorado River for 3 miles to the south end of La Paz County Park north of Parker, Arizona, floaters are in for a treat on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.

The new route makes for a shorter float, with after-float live music, food and drinks at the end in what the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce & Tourism hopes will make for a new and improved event on the 40th anniversary of the original float back in 1977. Chamber Director Mary Hamilton told KLPZ 1380am the event should be safer, more enjoyable and better for the river’s regular users than any before it (listen by pressing the play button above – 40 mins).

A shuttle will be available for drivers, who will drop their group off at Buckskin Mountain State Park before driving their vehicle to the finish line at La Paz County Park and getting the shuttle upriver to join their group. Entry can be purchased online HERE for $20 per person. The rules can be found HERE. Information for volunteers are HERE.

All questions should be directed to the Chamber at (928) 669-2174.

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The Parker Tube Float is back for 2017 with a whole new route! Starting at Buckskin Mountain State Park and floating along the Colorado River for 3 miles to the south end of La Paz County Park north of Parker, Arizona, The Parker Tube Float is back for 2017 with a whole new route! Starting at Buckskin Mountain State Park and floating along the Colorado River for 3 miles to the south end of La Paz County Park north of Parker, Arizona, floaters are in for a treat on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. The new route … Parker Livecast clean 39:25
LISTEN: Sheriff Risen, Captain Bagby on reduced funding https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/05/16/listen-sheriff-risen-captain-bagby-reduced-funding/ Tue, 16 May 2017 18:07:17 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=16482 https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/05/16/listen-sheriff-risen-captain-bagby-reduced-funding/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/05/16/listen-sheriff-risen-captain-bagby-reduced-funding/feed/ 11 Sheriff Bill Risen and Captain Curt Bagby stopped by the studio of KLPZ 1380am Monday to talk about the challenges of operating the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department on reduced funding. Risen, elected in November, told Parker Live‘s John Wright that he has been asked to cut $30,000 per month from the department’s budget, and …

Sheriff Bill Risen and Captain Curt Bagby stopped by the studio of KLPZ 1380am Monday to talk about the challenges of operating the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department on reduced funding.

Risen, elected in November, told Parker Live‘s John Wright that he has been asked to cut $30,000 per month from the department’s budget, and has not resolved how to do it yet. Earlier in the day, he addressed the Board of Supervisors, saying that his department had responded to 1,295 calls in the last 30 days, and cited numerous instances when patrol deputies were so thin on the ground that there was nobody at all on patrol in key districts.

Listen above by pressing the play button. The segment can also be downloaded.

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Sheriff Bill Risen and Captain Curt Bagby stopped by the studio of KLPZ 1380am Monday to talk about the challenges of operating the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department on reduced funding. Risen, elected in November, Sheriff Bill Risen and Captain Curt Bagby stopped by the studio of KLPZ 1380am Monday to talk about the challenges of operating the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department on reduced funding. Risen, elected in November, told Parker Live‘s John Wright that he has been asked to cut $30,000 per month from the department’s budget, and … Parker Livecast clean 28:32
LISTEN: New route, big changes for Parker Tube Float https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/03/09/listen-new-route-big-changes-parker-tube-float/ Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:48:22 +0000 http://parkerliveonline.com/?p=16126 https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/03/09/listen-new-route-big-changes-parker-tube-float/#comments https://parkerliveonline.com/2017/03/09/listen-new-route-big-changes-parker-tube-float/feed/ 136 The Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has announced a new route and big changes for the 2017 Parker Tube Float. Making the announcement live on KLPZ 1380am, event organizer Mary Hamilton said that the Float will be held on June 10th, 2017 on an entirely new stretch of the Colorado River north of …

The Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has announced a new route and big changes for the 2017 Parker Tube Float.

Making the announcement live on KLPZ 1380am, event organizer Mary Hamilton said that the Float will be held on June 10th, 2017 on an entirely new stretch of the Colorado River north of Parker.

“The route has been shortened and the event area has actually been relocated,” Hamilton told listeners. “We are launching at Buckskin Mountain State Park with the awesome cooperation of Arizona State Parks and the awesome cooperation of La Paz County Parks … going to the event area at La Paz County Park which is just south of Pirate’s Den, where we used to launch.”

Last year, complaints were received by several of the many homeowners on the old route, which passed by some large riverside neighborhoods. The concerns ranged from confrontations with floaters to litter and other issues. A common note was that the length of the Float contributed to these issues.

“By shortening the route, it will now be less than 3 miles instead of almost 8,” Hamilton said. “A shorter Float. There’s reasons it took people almost all day to float down the river and those reasons will be eliminated by this new route.”

Hamilton also said that there is a lot more interest from volunteers since last year’s event as the need for them has become more obvious. She appealed to the Parker community to get in touch with her office to volunteer at the next event, which is supported by many formal entities and agencies also. The need for assist vessels were mentioned in particular, with some boat companies coming from areas like Las Vegas to contribute as assist vessels at the event, and others still needed.

The cost of the event for floaters will go up from $10 to $20 for this year’s event, which Hamilton said could be thought of like a ticket to a music festival or concert.

“It’s a fundraiser,” she said, adding that the event’s revenues are a budget item for her organization, which supports commerce and tourism in the Parker area.

In another new change, shuttles will be provided for the drivers of private vehicles who want to drop their fellow participants off at Buckskin and then park at the finish line at La Paz County Park. The shuttles will bring those drivers north to Buckskin where entire groups can then float back to where their vehicles are parked.

“What we’re providing is a safe day to float the river, have some fun, enjoy the scenery, make some new friends,” Hamilton added.

Listen to the entire segment in this episode of the Parker Livecast above.

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The Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has announced a new route and big changes for the 2017 Parker Tube Float. Making the announcement live on KLPZ 1380am, event organizer Mary Hamilton said that the Float will be held on June 10th, The Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has announced a new route and big changes for the 2017 Parker Tube Float. Making the announcement live on KLPZ 1380am, event organizer Mary Hamilton said that the Float will be held on June 10th, 2017 on an entirely new stretch of the Colorado River north of … Parker Livecast clean 28:34