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Imperial County Sheriff visits Palo Verde
PALO VERDE, Calif. - Re-elected Imperial County Sheriff Ray Loera visited Palo Verde residents in the town last week. But, possibly due to the short notice of Loera's visit, not as many people showed up to greet the new sheriff as hoped.
Friday, July 18, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Rowling pens new series
BLYTHE, Calif. - In 1999 JK Rowling burst forth with her now famous Harry Potter series which enticed readers young and old with her sage advice and deep insights. But kids grow up and life moves on. What can you do next that will not be overshadowed by your previous accomplishments?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Palo Verde gets hit with monsoon rain
Monsoon season is here. Palo Verde and the surrounding area experienced the monsoon season Saturday night when heavy rain fell from the sky. Interestingly, very little rain fell in other parts of the valley, including Blythe.
Friday, July 11, 2014

ADOPT A PET: Pick me, pick me
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Department of Animal Services features plenty of choices of dogs available for adoption. Stop in and visit the Blythe Animal Shelter located at 245 S. Carlton (behind ACE Hardware) from Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Fathers do matter
BLYTHE, Calif. - For too long we have thought of fathers as being the source of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children and his family. Now, contemporary cutting-edge studies are forcing us to reconsider some of our assumptions and ask new questions.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Palo Verde residents celebrate 4th of July
PALO VERDE, Calif. - The Fourth of July holidays are here, and Palo Verde residents are getting ready for a big celebration.
Friday, July 4, 2014

ADOPT A PET: Bring home a pet from the shelter
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Department of Animal Services features plenty of choices of dogs available for adoption. Stop in and visit the Blythe Animal Shelter located at 245 S. Carlton (behind ACE Hardware) from Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The shelter will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Thursday, July 3, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Flash Boys gives insight into a quiet Wall Street
Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liar's Poker, Moneyball, Blind Side, and the Big Short; books which gave him a good background for sniffing out what goes on behind closed doors and in deep, dark pools.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New mines open up south of Palo Verde
PALO VERDE, Calif. - After months of waiting for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to approve a plan of operations by U.S. Minerals, a new mining area is opening up south of Palo Verde.
Friday, June 27, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Have the best 4th of July barbecue party with help from the library
BLYTHE, Calif. - The Fourth of July is creeping up fast. Are you ready for your annual Fourth of July BBQ bash?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Residents making plans for summer events
PALO VERDE, Calif. - While many of the residents left town for vacation during the hot weather, others have tried to find ways to keep cool. Regardless of the hot weather, the fishermen who are left are still trying their luck.
Friday, June 20, 2014

ADOPT A PET: Animals need loving homes
BLYTHE, Calif. - Riverside County Department of Animal Services features plenty of choices of dogs available for adoption. Stop in and visit the Blythe Animal Shelter located at 245 S. Carlton (behind ACE Hardware) from Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 19, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Bob (the cat) and James return in book sequel
In spring 2007 James Bowen found a near-dead ginger cat outside the door of his fifth floor flat in London as he arrived home from his daily "job", playing his guitar for a few coins tossed into his money jar as people of London rushed by to wherever.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Town slows down for summer months
Now that school is out, the youth will either leave for the summer or they will try to find something to take up their time. Locally, there are many things of interest that are available.
Friday, June 13, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Library introduces Zip Books - a fast way to borrow a book directly to your front door
When the Library of California was denied state funds, a new model of service delivery was suggested by a group of California librarians.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bethel A.M.E. celebrates 90 years strong
BLYTHE, Calif. - Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, 1411 East 14th Avenue, celebrates its 90th year in Blythe Sunday, June 8, beginning at 3 p.m. Former Bethel-Blythe pastor, Rev. Cornelius N. Austin, Jr. is the speaker of the hour.
Friday, June 6, 2014

Hot weather slows activities down in Palo Verde
PALO VERDE, Calif. - June traditionally is the month clubs are dark, therefore very few events take place; however, Casino night at the Palo Verde Improvement Association continues, as well as the June breakfast that takes place the first Saturday of each month.
Thursday, June 5, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Library announces summer programs for kids
Palo Verde Valley District Library announces summer programs for kids.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Memorial Day week filled with a variety of events that will long be remembered
PALO VERDE, Calif. - Palo Verde Improvement Association's Car and Bike Show on Sunday was successful although it was hoped that more cars would be enter.
Friday, May 30, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Check out Walking on Water at Palo Verde Valley District Library
Four years ago Richard Paul Evans embarked on his Walk series in which Alan Christoffersen decided to walk from Seattle, Washington to the furthermost point in the United States - Key West, Florida. Now, in his fifth and final volume, Walking on Water, Evans's loyal readers will find out how the trek concludes.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Don't miss Memorial Day weekend in Palo Verde
The town prepares for the long Memorial weekend by having many events planned. The busiest place will most likely be the Glamis Sand Dunes south of Palo Verde, as each year people come and stay for the week.
Friday, May 23, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Smart Money, Smart Kids offers sound money advice to readers
Rachel Ramsey was 6 months old when her family filed for bankruptcy. Rachel was too young to miss fancy vacations or designer clothes, but she was not too young to learn at her father's knee as he struggled to rebuild everything and to apply the lessons learned to help countless other families get out of debt.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mother's Day week very busy for Palo Verde
The entire week leading up to Mother's Day was very busy in the small town of Palo Verde. A number of events happened during the week honoring mothers that made it possible for mothers from out of town to come and visit prior to Mother's Day so they could return home to be with other members of their family.
Friday, May 16, 2014

Superintendent Lloyd Bowen and wife celebrate 59 years of pastoral service
BLYTHE, Calif. - Greater White Rose Church of God in Christ (C.O.G.I.C.) honors and celebrates Administrative Assistant Superintendent Lloyd Bowen and wife Emma Bowen for 85 years of his life and for 59 years of pastoral service.
Thursday, May 15, 2014

THE BOOKSHELF: Oldie but goody at Palo Verde Valley District Library
Current bestsellers are not the only books that make good reading. The Palo Verde Valley Library has shelves and shelves of older books that are still popular with the reading public.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014


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