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Rotary gives the gift of language to area third graders
BLYTHE, Calif. - The Blythe Rotary Club presented personal dictionaries to all students in the third grade in the Palo Verde Unified School District and to students at Desert Learning Center and Eagle Mountain.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quartzsite delays seating new council
QUARTZSITE, Ariz. - The Quartzsite Town Council voted not to seat its new members until its regular meeting Nov. 25.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Deputy Chico finds hidden heroin
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Sheriff Colorado River Station's K9 deputy and K9 partner, Deputy Chico, busted a Los Angeles man with several pounds of heroin during a traffic violation stop Nov. 12.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

UPDATE: Two dead in south side home, one dies at hospital; no suspects at-large
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe police responded the 300 block of South Sixth Street at approximately 7:15 p.m. Monday, after receiving a call about three people injured.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Blythe police investigate call about multiple shootings on South Sixth Street
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe Police Department is currently investigating a call, received just after 7:30 p.m., about a multiple shooting on South Sixth Street.
Monday, November 17, 2014

High winds knocks out power for 780 customers in Blythe area
BLYTHE, Calif. - Southern California Edison (SCE) reported Sunday morning that approximately 780 customers in the Blythe and Ripley area are experiencing a power outage caused by high winds.
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Veterans Day Ceremony
BLYTHE, Calif. - The annual Veterans Day ceremony took place at the Palo Verde Cemetery Nov. 11. Many citizens came out to show their appreciation and support for veterans.
Friday, November 14, 2014

Accidental drowning at Aha Quin Resort
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Sheriff's Department dive team members retrieved the body of a Chula Vista, California man Tuesday afternoon after it was reported he drowned in the Aha Quin Resort lagoon.
Friday, November 14, 2014

Local youth joins the Big 10 next fall
BLYTHE, Calif. - Local teen Caleb Ramirez signed a national letter of intent to play golf for Ohio State University (OSU) beginning in the fall of 2015. The local prodigy has played golf since age 5.
Friday, November 14, 2014

Homecoming 2014 recap
Palo Verde Valley High School celebrated its 100th year of existence during this past weekend's Homecoming.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Border Patrol seizes heroin, meth, and marijuana
YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents seized 189.5 pounds of marijuana, nearly 25 pounds of heroin and almost 30 pounds of methamphetamine during separate incidents Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blythe PD arrest couple on drug charges; child endangerment
BLYTHE, Calif. - A husband and wife face drug and child endangerment charges after police received a call Saturday night about a disturbance in the 300 block of S. 7th St.
Monday, November 10, 2014

CHP busy weekend - one dead in Friday crash; minor injuries in Sunday rollover
BLYTHE, Calif. - A 14-year-old boy dies as a result of a rollover accident on I-10 near Blythe Friday morning. Sunday night, local CHP investigated a rollover accident at the 7th St. overpass.
Monday, November 10, 2014

Rise of the Jacket Nation: The history of Palo Verde Valley (Union) High School
BLYTHE, Calif. - In the summer of 1914, the few elementary schools in Blythe were closed. Children played outside, in the dirt roads, in the farm fields, in the warm Colorado River. Traveling on a pony through the heavy heat of summer was Alice L. Hanlin. She spent the summer riding through the valley, signing up those willing, and of proper age, to attend the first high school in the history of the Palo Verde Valley.
Friday, November 7, 2014

Pot bust - Measure Z fails; college bond wins
BLYTHE, Calif. - Voters decided that they wanted "no more taxes" when Measures W and X failed at the polls Nov. 4. Measure Y did pass; Measure Z (medical dispensary) failed; and Measure P (college bond) passed.
Friday, November 7, 2014

Class of 2014 PVHS Hall of Fame's newest members
BLYTHE, Calif. - Marking its sixth year since conception, Palo Verde Historical Museum & Historical Society inducts three Yellow Jacket alumni into the Class of 2014 Palo Verde High School Hall of Fame Friday night. This year's class joining previous PVHS athletic elites are Ernest Mack (Class of 1952), Tony Casarez (Class of 1956), and Wallace "Stuffy" Moore (Class of 1964).
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Homecoming Court 2014
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde High School crowns its 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Friday night during the varsity game's halftime show.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The gift of life and love - the story of a family bond
BLYTHE, Calif. - When Ernest Daniel, 50, of Barstow, California, began suffering from kidney failure five years ago, the doctors immediately put him on dialysis four times a day, seven days a week, while simultaneously placed on the kidney transplant list.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November 4 Election Results for City of Blythe, the Palo Verde College District, and California
Includes Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General races.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Coachella Valley, Blythe students get valuable experience at College Voc-Tech Night
INDIO, Calif. - More than 2,500 high school students attended a college and career fair in Indio to help plan for their futures beyond high school, including 110 students from Blythe who attended for the first time.
Friday, October 31, 2014

'Zumba for a Cure' raises over $1,400
BLYTHE, Calif. - Kami Atchley, fellow local Zumba instructors Sherry Benefield, Daisy Gomez, Evy Gomez, Irene Harris, Erica Johnson, April Morin, and Belinda Vega, with special guests Jarred Zwicky and Zumba Jammer, Amanda Lindsay hosted Zumba For A Cure! Oct. 10 raising $1,440 for Blythe Cancer Resource Center (BCRC).
Friday, October 31, 2014

Ruth Brown's September Students of the Month
BLYTHE, Calif. - Ruth Brown Elementary School Principal Laura Mathews and staff introduce the students honored in September 2014 for being Students of the Month.
Friday, October 31, 2014

Mesa Verde meth bust sends one to jail
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Sheriff's Colorado River Station deputies arrested Modesto Anthony Perez, 40, today after serving a narcotics-related search warrant on a Mesa Verde, Calif. residence.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You may be 'flocked' by Palo Verde High volleyball
BLYTHE, Calif. - If anyone happens upon a decorated, most likely hideous looking, plastic flamingo on someone's property, it is because that person has been "flocked" by someone, courtesy of Palo Verde High volleyball team (pictured) as a fundraiser venture.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Margaret White kicks off Red Ribbon Week
BLYTHE, Calif. - Wearing red in honor of Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 27-31), Margaret White Elementary School kicked off the festivities with an assembly Oct. 24.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

'Steps For The Cure' raises over $33,000 at cancer walk
BLYTHE, Calif. - The Palo Verde Valley and beyond came together for one cause Saturday night at Scott Stadium at Blythe Cancer Resource Center's (BCRC) annual Steps For The Cure.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kennedy Cox named October Secondary Student of the Month
BLYTHE, Calif. - Palo Verde High School Senior, Kennedy Cox, was announced earlier this month as Palo Verde Unified School District's October Secondary Student of the Month at a Board of Trustees meeting.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

City probation sweeps results with three in jail
BLYTHE, Calif. - During a probation compliance check on Oct. 22, Crystal De Sousa Dias, Christine De Sousa Dias, and Francisco Valenzuela face a slew of drug and other felony charges.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blythe teen arrested for burglary, resisting arrest, and petty theft
BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe police arrested a 17-year-old juvenile early Saturday morning after he was caught in the act of stealing a television from a school and linked to an earlier burglary.
Monday, October 27, 2014

Red hot winter racing action at Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway this Saturday night
BLYTHE, Calif. - The Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway will open its spectator gates this Saturday night to present round two of their 2014-2015 Winter Blast Racing Series, presented by Next Era Energy Resources. The quarter mile paved oval is located at the Colorado River Fairgrounds in the beautiful community of Blythe, California. The spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.
Friday, October 24, 2014


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