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'Locks of Love' donation
BLYTHE, Calif. - On August 8, Riley Rayborn had 10 inches of her hair cut by Seanea Taliefero of the Cutting Edge, to donate to the 'Locks of Love'.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fiery, fatal crash closes Interstate 10 Sunday
QUARTZSITE, Ariz. - Just before 9:30 a.m., Sunday, a two-vehicle fatal crash closed eastbound I-10 in Quartzsite, Arizona. A wrong-way driver from Quartzsite, hit a semi-tractor trailer head-on at Dome Rock Road.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Palo Verde Unified rings the bell - first day of school
BLYTHE, Calif. Palo Verde Unified School District's academic year for students in Transitional Kindergarten through twelfth grade began Aug. 20. Palo Verde Valley High School and the eighth graders at Blythe Middle School started its day at 7:17 a.m.
Friday, August 22, 2014

IT changes coming to city's network
BLYTHE, Calif. - The city will be getting an upgrade on its computer network system that will save money and provide more storage for data.
Friday, August 22, 2014

New business opens in Palo Verde
A new business, Tamarisk Mini Mart, will have its grand opening in Palo Verde Aug. 23. It lies on the southwest corner of Tamerisk Trailer park.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Prison riot sends inmates to hospital
BLYTHE, Calif. - Six inmates are now back at Ironwood State Prison (ISP) after being treated at a local hospital for injuries they sustained during an Aug. 19 riot. The riot prompted a Code 3 response from officers.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Border Patrol assists stranded motorist and occupants
YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents extracted a woman and her baby from their disabled vehicle yesterday at Mile Marker 68 on Highway 78 near Palo Verde.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Backpack/school supplies donation
BLYTHE, Calif. - AltaGas Blythe Operations Inc. donated 60 backpacks filled with school supplies to Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD). The backpacks were presented to PVUSD Superintendent Dr. Mike Davitt by AltaGas Blythe Operations Plant Manager Mike Ludwin.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Missing person returns home safely
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe Police Department reported Sunday night that Thomas Gordon Carroll, who was reported missing Aug. 15, returned home Aug. 16 in good health and spirits.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer garden recipes for winter pleasure
Summer is at its peak and the fruits and vegetables are ripening faster than we can eat them or give them away. Don't throw the overflow overboard. Preserve them for the winter months' enjoyment.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chuckawalla's Chicano Correctional Workers Association (CCWA) presents scholarships
BLYTHE, Calif. - Chicano Correctional Worker's Association (CCWA) and avid supporters Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) Warden A. M. Gonzales and Chief Deputy Warden C. Callahan continue to impart the importance of education by presenting scholarships to Carly Renee Teater ($900) and Destiny Lopez ($600).
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Palo Verde Unified bus schedule for the 2014-2015 school year
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD) announces the school bus routes for the 2014-2015 academic year. The district does reserve the right to modify pick-up and drop-off times and locations as needed. For questions or concern call 760-922-1322.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Palo Verde High Band marches on to the Holiday Bowl
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde Valley High School Band teach Jose Hernandez is in the middle of a small circle that is encompassed by a larger circle at Scott Stadium.

Look for Palo Verde High School Marching Band throughout the community leading up to the Holiday Bowl fundraising.

"Several years ago, we set a goal of $15,000 when we wanted to purchase new uniforms. The community helped us out and we were able to raise the money in under four months," said Hernandez. "We are thankful for the community."

Friday, August 15, 2014

Drowning victim identified
BLYTHE, Calif. - The family of a 10-year-old boy who disappeared while swimming in the Colorado River Sunday now has closure after a boater located a body this week.
Friday, August 15, 2014

General Patton Memorial Museum welcomes cross-country bicyclists
CHIARIACO SUMMIT, Calif. - General Patton Memorial Museum staff and board members welcomed Tim Esser and his daughters Christina and Kathleen to the historical site Aug. 4, as the Essers cycle to New York City, New York.
Friday, August 15, 2014

NRA instructional shooting clinic for women
RIVERSIDE COUNTY - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department together with the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) will host a Women On Target instructional shooting clinic Aug. 16 at the Ben Clark Public Training Center, Riverside from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot shotguns, rifles, and handguns. No experience is necessary and equipment will be provided.
Friday, August 15, 2014

3 more candidates for PVCC board
BLYTHE, Calif. - Three more candidates have pulled papers for one of three Riverside County seats open for the Palo Verde Community College District Board of Trustees.

Samuel Burton, Beverly Mays and Suzy Francs-Woods filed for the seat in Riverside County.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Excitement for town as dove season approaches
Excitement started early in the town as they look forward to dove season opening Sept. l.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Reports asked for about waterfowl deaths
BLYTHE, Calif. - Drought conditions have increased the possibility of disease outbreaks in waterfowl that can lead to death, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Contract for splash pad awarded
BLYTHE, Calif. - A splash pad for Todd Park is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Friday, August 15, 2014

La Paz County drug round up
LA PAZ COUNTY/RIVERSIDE COUNTY - La Paz County Narcotics Task Force, (made up of the La Paz County Sheriff's Office, C.R.I.T. Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol and the Riverside County Sheriff's Office), conducted a "drug round up" in the areas of Ehrenberg and Quartzsite and the CRIT valley on July 30.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shootout with LPCSO ends in arrest
EHRENBERG, Ariz. - La Paz County deputies apprehended Vincent Marlowe after a nearly four hour standoff that included bullets flying Saturday at a residence in Ehrenberg.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mexican wolf conservation achieves two major milestones
PHOENIX - The endangered Mexican wolf recovery effort has reason to celebrate with the achievement of two major milestones in the work to reestablish the species to its historic range.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UPDATE: 10 year old child drowns in Colorado River
At about 8:30 A.M. August 12, a boater notified Blythe Police that he had located a body in the river near McIntyre Park. Blythe Police Detectives along with Riverside County Sheriff's Department personnel responded.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Seventh graders to begin school at 7:45 a.m.
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde Unified School District cabinet members presented the Transitional Kindergarten through seventh grade plan to the Board of Trustees Tuesday evening.
Friday, August 8, 2014

School board denies charter school petition, again
BLYTHE, Calif. - Desert Oasis Charter School (DOCS) submitted a petition to Palo Verde Unified School District July 25 and the board, again, unanimously denied its petition. PVUSD denied a previous petition submission in December 2013.
Friday, August 8, 2014

CDPH reports the summer's first human West Nile Virus deaths
SACRAMENTO - The first two deaths this summer due to West Nile virus infection have been confirmed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) it was announced Aug. 6 by Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH Director and state public health officer. The first was a senior citizen from Sacramento County. The second was an adult from Shasta County.
Friday, August 8, 2014

Pérez applauds approval of NextEra Solar Project in Blythe
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - State Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez applauds the U.S. Department of Interior's action to approve a technology change for the NextEra Solar Project outside of Blythe, enabling what will be among the nation's largest renewable energy projects to advance.  
Friday, August 8, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Second armed robbery suspect arrested in Ehrenberg
This morning, La Paz County Task Force and La Paz County Sheriff's deputies arrested an armed robbery suspect in Ehrenberg who was wanted in connection with the 7th St. 76 gas station robbery on June 23.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

D.A. re-files all four felony charges against Dr. Sahlolbei
INDIO, Calif. - Dr. Hossain Sahlolbei plead not guilty Tuesday to the four re-filed felony counts, the Riverside County District Attorney's office brought against the physician Aug. 4.
Thursday, August 7, 2014


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