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Cibola Cut project is focus of meeting
An environmental assessment planned for the proposed Cibola Cut Old Channel Reconstruction Project would restore flows through the lower section, enhancing and protecting fish and wildlife resources. Reclamation is planning to conduct the assessment at the site, located along the lower Colorado River's Cibola Division, just south of Palo Verde.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chamber to host 'Welcome Back Teachers and Staff'
The Joe Wine Recreation Center, located at 127 S, Main St., will host a Welcome Back Teachers and Staff Blythe Chamber of Commerce Mixer from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hospital wins retaliation lawsuit
The Palo Verde Healthcare District and three of its board members were handed a long-awaited victory Thursday when the U.S. District Court issued a final ruling in their favor concerning a retaliation lawsuit.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Desert Learning Center wins National Honor Society charter
Desert Learning Center has won a charter for National Elementary Honor Society.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Council candidates look to city's future
Dale ReynoldsDale Reynolds
Four candidates have filed for seats on the Blythe City Council, and all are hoping to have a say in making Blythe a better place to live, work and play.
Friday, August 21, 2015

MWD: Water partner or praying mantis?
All that the audience wanted to know Thursday at a meeting between the Palo Verde Irrigation District and Metropolitan Water District was that a 35-year agreement between them would not scorch and burn the valley.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Library announces Summer Reading Program readers
The Palo Verde Valley District Library would like to congratulate the participants on completing this year's Summer Reading Program.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Unknown group sues city over new hotel in Blythe
The city has been sued by an association of local property and business owners over its plans to allow Holiday Inn Express to build in Blythe.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Share the love, adopt a pet
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Riverside County Department of Animal Services features plenty of choices of dogs available for adoption.
Friday, August 21, 2015

County office now accepting Fictitious Business Name applications and renewals
The Blythe office of the Riverside County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder is once again processing Fictitious Business Name applications and renewals.
Friday, August 21, 2015

Miracles still happen: Dog lost for more than a month caught in Blythe
In every sense of the word, Miracle the dog's life has been nothing short of a miracle.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Crime takes a break in the summer
Overall crime remained down within the city of Blythe in the month of June.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

War, teaching a memorable mix for author
George Barron Martinez just wants to say thanks to Blythe. The Riverside, Calif., author of "GI Khun Kru" recently returned to the city to discuss his published book and talk about what his younger days in Blythe meant to him.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It's going to be hot out there
Temperatures are on the rise in Riverside County, and residents are urged to be careful in the extreme heat over the next few days.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Palo Verde rings school bell
The first thing students at the city's three elementary schools will notice when classes begin August 19 is more students. Many more.
Friday, August 14, 2015

School bus routes received
The Palo Verde Unified School District has released school bus routes for the upcoming year.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Become a U.S. citizen with Palo Verde College's help
Palo Verde College is offering free naturalization courses and encouraging community members to take advantage of them.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Free solar offered to qualifying Blythe homeowners
A program offering free solar electric systems is looking for at least 20 more qualified homeowners to install panels on their roofs.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Near-miss crash threatens Blythe family
The Regain family breathed a collective sigh of relief recently when they safely crossed to the opposite side of Hobsonway.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Rain was nice but heat's coming
Seven-year-old twins, from left, Brody and Brynn White, enjoy the brief rain that came through Blythe last week. The photo was taken at their house on Alice Lane. The weather Wednesday and Thursday is supposed to be partly cloudy, but the sun will come out again for the rest of the week, warming temperatures up to 113 on Friday and Saturday.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Vocal music comes to the area
Juliette Singler's goal is to bring vocal music to the community.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When should Blythe have centennial celebration?
Right now, it's all about the date. The City of Blythe will be 100 years old July 21, 2016, and is making big plans to celebrate the centennial. But not everyone wants to mark the occasion in one of the hottest months of the year, when temperatures could soar past 100 degrees.
Sunday, August 9, 2015

CHP: Blythe driver who hit Arizona supervisor had suspended license
The California Highway Patrol has released the official report on the accident July 13 involving La Paz County District 3 Supervisor Holly Irwin. The report recommended the driver of the vehicle that hit Irwin, John Wolcott, 54, of Blythe, be prosecuted for driving on a suspended license.
Friday, August 7, 2015

$31,000 unreported cash seized by Quartzsite police
A man who admitted to bringing $31,000 in cash across the Mexico-US border without reporting it to U.S. authorities was arrested by Quartzsite police recently on money laundering charges.
Friday, August 7, 2015

From fishing to fresh-cut alfalfa, Blythe is bountiful
So, what's right with Blythe?

As you may have seen, we've been running a 1-sentence survey in the Times to find out what our readers love about Blythe.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Location key for electric charging station in Blythe
The Blythe City Council is looking for a place to plug in.

Electric cars, that is.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) rates rising in area
California officials are warning parents about the continued dangers of pertussis, or whooping cough.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hemet juvenile arrested for robbing man in Blythe
Police have arrested a 17-year-old male juvenile who allegedly used a handgun to rob a truck driver.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

AZ unlicensed contractor charged
An Arizona resident was arrested July 29 on six warrants related to contracting without a license, failure to appear on a suspended driver's license and issuing a bad check.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ADOT enhances driver's license security with facial-recognition technology
The Arizona Department of Transportation is taking an active role in curbing identity theft and fraud by implementing facial recognition technology in the application process for state-issued credentials.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015


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