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Cleaning up Blythe - Big day is coming, but work has already begun in city
The front yard at the house has a completely different look now, thanks to volunteers to cleaned it up. (Photo courtesy of Tony Aguilar)The front yard at the house has a completely different look now, thanks to volunteers to cleaned it up. (Photo courtesy of Tony Aguilar)
The small group of residents in the 600 block of Rice Street weren't looking for recognition when they voluntarily cleaned up the yard of an abandoned house in their neighborhood.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Police discover dead body in area ditch
A dead body was discovered Wednesday in a ditch and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating the case.
Friday, February 5, 2016

County cops monitoring sex offenders
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Colorado River Station recently conducted compliance checks on registered sex offenders within the unincorporated communities of the Palo Verde Valley.
Friday, February 5, 2016

California gas consumption increase is the largest in more than a decade
Gasoline consumption in the state rose 2.4 percent during fiscal year 2014-15, the largest yearly increase since FY 03-04, for an (increase of 2.6 percent.
Friday, February 5, 2016

I-10 inspection station a danger point for distracted drivers
This story is not about the two people who escaped from a car pinned under a tractor-trailer Thursday. It's about how the car might have ended up there, and how too many other vehicles are involved in collisions as they approach the border inspection station at the Blythe-Quartzsite border on Interstate 10.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pre-sale carnival ride tickets available now
BLYTHE - It's "Country Roots and Cowboy Boots" at the Colorado River Fair March 17-20.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Heart surgery doesn't faze Blythe student
All Mariah Barreras wants to do is get back to her eighth-grade classes at Ruth Brown Elementary School.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Officials weigh in on prison initiative
Politicians, law enforcement and faith leaders across the state are taking a stand on the amended Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016.
Friday, January 29, 2016

California's HERO helps create jobs, save energy
The numbers in Riverside County - and California - are staggering.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Meeting planned to discuss AZ water resource issues
Anyone with an interest in water resource issues in Arizona is invited to attend a meeting to discuss the demand and challenges for the area.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Riviera Drive ramp to close for work
The westbound I-10 No. 2 lane at Riviera Drive (the state line Agriculture Inspection Station) to I-95 will temporarily close next month for ramp work.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fire burns Blythe house, palm tree
An afternoon fire that began in a palm tree Friday and spread to an abandoned house brought firefighters to the intersection of Intake Boulevard and 10th Avenue.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Water issues in Ariz., Calif., bring call for cooperation
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton had a message for the group of Western mayors gathered in the nation's capital recently to talk about water resources: It's time to work together.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blythe man still missing
Sonja Downs hasn't been close to her father for several years, but that doesn't mean she's not concerned about the 58-year-old Blythe resident.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Arizonans set records donating body parts
Due to the generous gifts provided by Arizonans, Donor Network of Arizona (DNA), the state's federally designated, nonprofit organ recovery organization, facilitated a record-breaking number of musculoskeletal, eye and heart valve donations in 2015.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Border isn't so quiet, says Border Patrol
YUMA - Attempted illegal activity continues at several area Border Patrol stations.
Friday, January 22, 2016

California issues consumer alert on drone registration and usage
Drone operators who owned their drones prior to Dec. 21, 2015, have until February 19 to register their drones with the Federal Aviation Administration; those who purchased a drone on or after December 21 must register their drone prior to flying it outdoors.
Friday, January 22, 2016

California nut company buying up land in Mohave County for water
Water in western states is becoming a scarce resource.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Sentencing set for man who shot at QT officer
Victor Silva could receive up to life in prison come Jan. 25 in La Paz County Superior Court.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Water: Liquid gold in California
When Kelly Eshelman looks at the water in her bathtub, she has one question for the City of Blythe. How can it raise the water rates?
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Murder suspects arrested in homeless man's death
Three men from Blythe were arrested Tuesday for the murder of a homeless man.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Local Lions Club to sponsor free vision screening, glasses for all ages
The Lions organization will also collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids during the January 23 event.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Homeless man's death ruled homicide
Police are seeking the public's help in finding out more about the circumstances and identification of a homeless man who was the victim of a homicide.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Blythe reaffirms medical marijuana ban
For Blythe City Council member Eric Eagen, his vote to reaffirm the ban Tuesday on medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation was a no-brainer.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Trending county crime statistics show big decreases in homicides, burglaries and rapes
The Riverside County Sheriffs Department has released preliminary crime trends for the first half of 2015, as reported to the FBI.
Friday, January 15, 2016

Largest dairy farm in world buys land in Blythe
Blythe has a new landowner from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who recently bought because of a water shortage in the Middle East.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Blythe man arrested in resident's bathroom
A Blythe man was arrested January 3 in the bathroom of a home during a residential burglary.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Quartzsite police need information on shooting
The Quartzsite Police Department is investigating the death of a Colorado woman who was shot in the head.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Superintendent in Arizona says no to funding schools with marijuana money
Diane Douglas has strong words about funding children's education with drug money.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Teens gather to clean up crime, trash on lot
Taking pride in a town is more than parades and homecoming. Taking pride in a town is working to make it better and keep it clean.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016


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