Peaches & Pits

Peaches to Genesee & Wyoming, the parent company of the Arizona & California Railroad. The fire on the bridge in Parker happened late on a Saturday night, and I contacted them for information on the following Sunday afternoon. I wasn’t expecting a response on a Sunday, but I got one! I can see why G & W is known for customer service.

Peaches to all the first responders who came out to the fire on the railroad bridge. You people have a very tough but needed job to do. All your efforts are appreciated.

Peaches to Jim Beaver and the “The Down & Dirty Show” on their 400th episode. Jim, you do Parker proud.

Peaches to the new bleachers in the Parker High gym. They were needed. It no longer looks like it’s something from the 1970s.

Peaches and pits to the Parker High volleyball team. Peaches for doing so well against your opponents, pits for scaring your fans to death by falling behind and peaches for coming back to win. A very big peach for reminding everyone what an exciting game volleyball can be.

Peaches to the Parker Broncs football team. They beat Wickenburg and they also beat Needles. They’re now 4-0 on the season. Let’s see how long they can keep this up. There’s no doubt they’re for real this year.


Peaches to the State of Arizona and schools in our state for taking action to prevent young people from committing suicide. The loss of a young person is always tragic. When that person has chosen to take his or her own life, that’s doubly tragic.

Pits to Native American Days being cut back so much this year. How could they leave out Miss Buni’s pageants?


Pits to not having electricity on Beanpot Hill. Is this related to Saturdays’ fire on the railroad bridge?

Pits to evicting the long-term residents of Riverview Mobile Home Park.


Peaches to anyone who can tell me where the best places to hang out in the winter with my Harley, RZR, and Jeep. I’m looking for places where the locals visit, not necessarily the snowbirds.

Peaches to the man who handed me a $100 bill after I complained to the tire shop employee that I couldn’t afford their suggested repairs. Thank you for the help!

We want to know: who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas to the Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, AZ 85344. You can also send them to We won’t print your name if you ask us not to, but we do need your name on any submissions.


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