Peaches & Pits

Peaches to County Administrator Megan Spielman. She unknowingly walked into a very bad situation and found herself having to clean up a mess made by others. She handled it with grace and a smile on her face. We hope she never has anything else quite like this in her time as Administrator.

Peaches to the La Paz County staff and department heads who pulled together to balance the county’s budget. Now, let’s go after the holes and weak spots so the county really is on a sound financial footing.

Peaches to the Parker Broncs football team. What a way to start the season! We hope you have many more wins, and let’s bring the axe back from Wickenburg.

Peaches to two former Parker High athletes starting their college careers:  Eman Alaniz and Demi Durham. Good luck, and show the world what Parker people are made of.

Pits to potholes. For some reason, many of the roads maintained by the Colorado River Indian Tribes seem to be full of them. Perhaps they could spend more money on roads. At least they got that road that leads to the airport fixed.

Pits to the Afghan army. We send them plenty of equipment, but they wouldn’t fight the Taliban. They wouldn’t even destroy their weapons and equipment so they wouldn’t fall into enemy hands. As a result, the Taliban have a bunch of new toys to play with, all supplied by the United States.


Who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas, in 40 words or less to the Parker Pioneer at You can also send them by mail to Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.


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