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Community urged to sign up for Sheriff communication system
BLYTHE, Calif. - As a reminder to the communities served by the Colorado River Sheriff's Station, the local station uses the Nixle Connect Communications System. 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Burnt human remains found in desert
BLYTHE, Calif. - After extinguishing a fire in the desert near Corn Springs Road, April 11, just after 1:30 a.m., California Department of Forestry (CDF) called Colorado River Station Sheriff deputies after finding the burnt remains of an unknown adult man.
(4 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Homicide suspect Timothy Vandiver-Mays in custody
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Sheriff detectives from Colorado River Station and the Central Homicide Unit charge Timothy Vandiver-Mays with homicide after naming him as a suspect in the killing of Douglas Miker.
(4 comments)

Monday, April 14, 2014

City councils approves police chief Steve Smith's retirement effective April 17
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe City Council voted 4-1 to accept Blythe Police Chief Steve Smith's retirement effective at the end of the business day April 17.
(13 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Police arrest woman for suspicion of robbery
BLYTHE, Calif. - Carrie Frice, 32, faces a robbery charge after police report she hit another woman over the head with a portable radio and took the victim's money.
(2 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

City council to decide to accept Chief Smith's retirement
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe City Council will meet for a special meeting today, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers to decide whether to approve an employment retirement agreement with Blythe Police Chief Steve Smith.
(2 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Registered sex offender sweep
BLYTHE, Calif. - Members from Colorado River Sheriff's Station and California Department of Corrections Parole Unit conducted compliance checks on registered sex offenders within the unincorporated community areas of Blythe, Mesa Verde, Ripley, and North River April 9.
(2 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Blythe teen faces burglary and attempted robbery charges
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe Police officers arrested DeShannon Bryant, 19, of Blythe, on suspicion of burglary, attempted robbery, and brandishing an imitation weapon April 6.
(6 comments)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Grand Jury recommends policy/procedure training for city council
BLYTHE, Calif. - A March 25 Riverside County Grand Jury report recommends better, clearer ethics training for city officials, closer control of city spending and stricter adherence to open meetings laws.
(32 comments)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

JROTC flag retirement ceremony
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde High School JROTC Cadet Figueroa sings the National Anthem at the Yellow Jacket Battalion Flag Retirement Ceremony performed March 29 at the American Legion Frank Luke Post No. 24.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hackney to run in Boston Marathon
BLYTHE, Calif. - Kaila Hackney qualified to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon scheduled for April 21.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Be a National Weather Service Storm Spotter
BLYTHE, Calif. - A free training class will be held in Blythe on Thursday, April 10th that will teach people how to properly identify and report significant weather phenomena and contribute to public safety.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Local police join law enforcement agencies in distracted driving crackdown
BLYTHE, Calif. - As part of April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Blythe Police Department joins over 200 other local law enforcement agencies including the California Highway Patrol in a month-long "zero tolerance" enforcement and education campaign to curb those texting or operating hand-held cell phones while driving.
(5 comments)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Congressional Art Competition open to high school students
PALMS SPRINGS, Calif. - Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz announced the rules for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for California's 36th district and encouraged high school students to submit entries.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bicyclist hits car
BLYTHE, Calif. - An 18-year-old female had been riding a bike south on Palm and failed to stop at the stop sign and ended up hitting the side of a Toyota Camry that was headed west on Barnard.
(2 comments)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UPDATE: Shooting victim, Douglas Miker, dies from gunshot wound
BLYTHE, Calif. - Douglas Miker, 24, died Saturday morning around 11:44 a.m. from injuries sustained from a single gunshot wound to the head that happened the early morning of April 4.
(3 comments)

Monday, April 7, 2014

UPDATE: Early morning shooting victim identified
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Sheriff's Office identified the victim of the early Friday morning shooting as Douglas Miker, 24, of Blythe.
(2 comments)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

D.A. candidate, Mike Hestrin, goes door-to-door
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverisde County District Attorney candidate Mike Hestrin and a team of volunteers went door-to-door March 30, meeting local voters and sharing his platform of "Public Safety First."
(1 comments)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sheriff investigate an early morning shooting
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that happened sometime Thursday night or Friday morning on 10th Avenue between Defrain and Arrowhead Boulevards.
(4 comments)

Friday, April 4, 2014

School district March Students of the Month
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde Unified School District Board of Trustees were introduced to the district's Elementary and Secondary March 2014 Students of the Month, Kelsey Armenta and Luis Cordova, respectively, at the March meeting.
Friday, April 4, 2014

Blythe Energy donates to PVHS Wrestling team
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe Energy Plant Manager Mike Ludwin presents a check for $1,200 to the Palo Verde High School Wrestling team. After hearing about the theft in 2013 that impacted the community and the Palo Verde High School Wrestling team, AltaGas committed to help out by providing funds for new warm-ups and uniforms.
Friday, April 4, 2014

PVHS Drama production - The Forest of the Dead
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde High School (PVHS) Drama Club presents The Forest of the Dead with shows April 10 at 7 p.m., April 12 at 8 p.m., and a special matinee April 13 at 3 p.m., with all shows in the PVHS cafeteria.
Friday, April 4, 2014

March's Excellence in Customer Service Award
BLYTHE, Calif. - The following individuals recently received Excellence In Customer Service Awards from Blythe Chamber of Commerce in March.
(1 comments)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Margaret White Elementary's February Students of the Month
BLYTHE, Calif. - Margaret White Elementary School Principal Dr. Chris Nugent and staff are pleased to announce the February 2014 Students of the Month.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Temporary lane restrictions on I-10 through April 4
EHRENBERG, Ariz. - The Arizona Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a project to remove large rocks alongside Interstate 10 between Ehrenberg and Quartzsite this week.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blythe Lions Club pancake breakfast
BLYTHE, Calif. - Miss Blythe, Cristina Bequer, and Miss Blythe Outstanding Teen Victoria Mallett joined Blythe Lions Club at its annual pancake breakfast March 8.
(9 comments)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Police shoot pit bull after attack
BLYTHE, Calif. - A Blythe Police Department officer shot and killed a pit bull dog after it attacked a woman and her dog as she walked on a canal bank.
(47 comments)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Havasu boat chop shop had ties to Blythe
BLYTHE, Calif. - During a stolen jet boat investigation by a Riverside County Sheriff's Department Colorado River Station deputy Feb. 25, the deputy learned that the missing boat's parts were recovered at Jet Boats Plus in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Juarez and Singh earn February District Student of the Month honors
BLYTHE, Calif. - Daniel Juarez and Davesh Singh were announced as Palo Verde Unified School District February Students of the Month.
Friday, March 28, 2014

Sheltering Wings recognizes extraordinary employees
BLYTHE, Calif. - The Board of Directors of Sheltering Wings Corp. (SWC) recognized an outstanding employee and/or consumer at its annual award ceremony at the Adult Day Care Center March 7.
(2 comments)

Friday, March 28, 2014


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