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Blythe City Council Agenda for July 22
Blythe City Council Agenda for July 22
Friday, July 18, 2014

Three-year accreditation for Palo Verde Hospital
BLYTHE, Calif. - Effective July 1, Palo Verde Hospital, achieved three-year accreditation status through DNV Healthcare Inc.

This is a significant achievement for the facility and members of the medical and hospital staff in its quest for meeting or exceeding healthcare standards for licensing and certification.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Burglar gets away empty-handed
BLYTHE, Calif. - An unknown early morning intruder evades police after he entered a Blythe home at approximately 1 a.m., Tuesday morning.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two die in State Route 78 accident
PALO VERDE, Calif. - Two people are dead after the vehicle they were riding in collided head on with a semi-truck on State Route 78 (SR-78) early Tuesday morning.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sears celebrates moving to a new location
BLYTHE, Calif. - Sears celebrated moving to its new bigger and better location at 155 N. Spring St. with a Blythe Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting July 11.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Agents confiscate nearly $90,000 of meth
BLYTHE, Calif. - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents stationed in Blythe arrested one smuggler July 9 after finding 29.8 pounds of meth in the gas tank of a vehicle.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Candidate filing open for Nov. 4 general election
BLYTHE, Calif. - Anyone interested in running for offices on the Nov. 4 general election ballot may take out candidate filing papers beginning this past Monday. Papers must be filed by 5 p.m., Aug. 8. 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fraudulent callers target medical information
SACRAMENTO - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning the public today about fraudulent phone callers seeking to deceive people into revealing sensitive personal health and financial information.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

College track star represents Blythe
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythonian Chancise Watkins represents this town the best way he knows how - by running...fast.

For the past four years, Watkins traveled the country with the University of La Verne (California) Men's Track and Field team competing against other Division III schools, in addition to running against Division I and II sprinters, each time he and his teammates left a mark.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Medical marijuana dispensary on November 4 ballot
BLYTHE, Calif. - Three councilmen voted Tuesday night to let Blythe voters decide whether they want a medical marijuana dispensary in town. A medical marijuana dispensary measure will be on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Mannequin donation
BLYTHE, Calif. - The Blythe Jaycees donated 11 mannequins to Palo Verde Historical Museum and Society May 13. The mannequins will display military uniforms and other clothing memorabilia that has been donated to the museum over the years.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Blythe Fire's Phenomenal Firework Show
The City of Blythe Fire Department put on a spectacular firework display Friday night at Colorado River Fairgrounds. Before the show, RG Distributing gave away popsicles and the firefighters sold hamburgers, chips, beverages, and tickets for a chance to win a 60-inch television or take $1,000 cash.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Union Bank celebrates 150 years
Before the ice cream cone was invented and yo-yos captured children's imaginations, and while Abraham Lincoln was President, a bank, now known as Union Bank, was established in 1864.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Local girl earns third place at Pitch, Hit and Run
Irina Lainez,7, of Blythe won third place in the 7-8 year-old Girls Age Division at the Major League Baseball (MLB) Pitch, Hit and Run event at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California June 7.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Seventh graders to stay at elementary schools
BLYTHE, Calif. - PVUSD seventh graders remain at the elementary schools beginning this school year that starts Aug. 20.
Friday, July 4, 2014

Spreading patriotism
Kendel Lindenmuth added a memorial to his flag that honors the firefighters who lost their lives in the attacks on 9/11. Lindenmuth wanted to give his flag to the fire department to honor them and their fallen comrades and they gladly accepted.
Friday, July 4, 2014

Hudson gets another $35,000 for legal defense
BLYTHE, Calif. - With a 4-0-1 closed session vote, Palo Verde Healthcare District directors chose to allow an additional $35,000 of the hospital's money to go towards the defense of director Hudson.
Thursday, July 3, 2014

AltaGas donates to Miss Blythe program
BLYTHE, Calif. - AltaGas (Blythe Energy Inc.) donated $500 each for Miss Blythe and Miss Outstanding Teen Blythe to participate in the state pageants.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Albertsons ordered to pay $3.3 million settlement
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A judge has ordered Albertsons, LLC, to pay $3.3 million in the settlement of a lawsuit charging illegal disposal, transportation, storage, and mismanagement of hazardous waste.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

School board to decide on TK-7th grade this Thursday
BLYTHE, Calif. - In two days, Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD) Board of Trustees will decide whether to begin next school year with all the elementary schools being Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through seventh grade.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July fireworks show this Friday
BLYTHE, Calif. - The City of Blythe Fire Department presents the annual 4th of July Firework show at Colorado River Fairgrounds this Friday.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

L.A or bust - Victory Outreach Blythe aims for 'Inheriting the Promise'
BLYTHE, Calif. - After four years in Blythe and witnessing the ministry grow, Victory Outreach Blythe wants to travel to Los Angeles Aug. 4-9 to experience "Inheriting the Promise" firsthand at the Victory Outreach International 2014 World Conference.
Friday, June 27, 2014

Fishing day at B&B Bait
BLYTHE, Calif. - Thirty kids from Joe Wine Recreation Center signed up to go fishing at B&B Bait June 24.
Friday, June 27, 2014

Palo Verde Healthcare District Board selects replacements
BLYTHE, Calif. - Yesterday, Palo Verde Healthcare District Board appointed former Palo Verde Healthcare District Board members, Dr. David Brooks and Carmela Garnica, to the seats vacated by Beatrice "Quitty" Piñon and Catalina "Cat" McLain in May.
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ironwood donates bikes to Appleby students
BLYTHE, Calif. - Ironwood State Prison's (ISP) Chief Deputy Warden Neil McDowell attended the end of year award ceremony for the students of Appleby Elementary June 4 to present four new bicycles to students on behalf of ISP's Employees Association.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Appleby's Got Talent
BLYTHE, Calif. - Felix J. Appleby Elementary School's talent show was May 22. The acts consisted of cheerleading, singing, dancing, and gymnastics. The student body voted for their favorite act.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Probation Department speaks at Rotary
BLYTHE, Calif. - Christine Castro (right) and Amanda Hartman (left) of Riverside County Probation Department enlightened Rotarians and guests about today's new programs and challenges within the probation department both locally and regionally.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blythe man arrested for DUI after involved in car accident
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe Police cited and released Evan Maidment of Blythe for driving under the influence after he was involved in a car accident June 20.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June customer service award recipients
BLYTHE, Calif. - The following individuals recently received Excellence In Customer Service Awards from Blythe Chamber of Commerce in April 2014.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Palo Verde Valley High's 2013-2014 Second Semester Principal's List/Honor Roll
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde Valley High School Principal Brandy Cox and staff are proud to announce the students who earned their way onto the second semester's Principal's List with a 4.00 and above grade point average or the General Honor Roll with a 3.99 to 3.00 grade point average.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014


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