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Arrests after assaulting & leaving woman in the desert

January 7, 2019

JOSHUA TREE, Calif – On Monday, December 17, 2018 at about 4:21 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 65000 block of 4th Street, Joshua Tree, after getting a report of a suspicious female. Deputies contacted the victim who had visible injuries to her face and was disoriented. MORE


Blythe Bluegrass Festival 2019

January 18, 19 & 20

BLYTHE, Calif – This year’s Bluegrass Festival will again be held at the Colorado River Fairgrounds starting Friday, January 18 and continuing through Sunday, January 20. This is one of the largest bluegrass festivals in the west and don't forget our famous annual quilting show. Don't miss it! MORE


A Happy New Year

Guest Opinion

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE
To The Desert Independent

December 30, 2018

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEA Happy New Year is on the agenda for most people.

Arrive at 2020 alive. Another full year of life will give you the opportunity you desire to pursue happiness and fulfillment. You can't achieve anything in this world if you are dead. Think about driving a bit slower, eating healthier, some daily exercise and monitoring your health. The reality of life is that at some time and in some way each of our lives will end. Be mindful of health and taking care of yourself in 2019. MORE




Geese & Snow & Me

Home Country
Fiction by SLIM RANDLES
To The Desert Independent

January 7, 2019

SLIM RANDLESThe last of the geese went by the other day. The late ones. The big dark geese. Headed south noisily.

I used to envy them, somehow. They go down there to the warm coastal areas where the jacks swim and the nights are chilly but livable this time of year. If they’re especially sensitive geese, they’ll keep going until there are mangoes and palm trees and the language of the people is Spanish. MORE


Assault at Motel 6

January 3, 2019

NEEDLES, Calif – On Tuesday, January 1 at about 1:30 p.m., deputies from the Needles Police and San Bernardino County Sheriff responded to the Colorado River Medical Center after receiving a call regarding a man with stab wounds. While conducting the investigation, deputies were advised the incident occurred at the Motel 6 in the 1400 block of J Street in Needles. MORE


Woman arrested after assaulting victim with a sword

January 3, 2019

NEEDLES, Calif – On Wednesday, January 2 at about 1:30 p.m., Deputy K. Sutton and Deputy I. Vega of the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station responded to the 400 Block of Bazoobuth Street in Needles after getting a call regarding an assault. MORE


Desert Roadrunner Mid-Year Service Changes

December 22, 2018

BLYTHE, Calif – Starting Tuesday, January 1sonme service changes will be coming to the Desert Roadrunner service. They are as follows:

Blue Route 1, Gold Route 2, Red Route 3, Silver Route 5 – No changes will be made on this service. MORE




Woman arrested for arson

January 7, 2019

NEEDLES, Calif – On Saturday, January 5 at about 5:00 a.m., deputies from the Needles Police and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 2400 block of Needles Highway regarding an arson. While enroute to the location, deputies were advised a woman had started a fire then assaulted staff. The woman, identified as Latesha Smith (age 35 of Eastover, South Carolina), left the location as deputies arrived. MORE


Salton Sea receives national support in Farm Bill

January 3, 2019

PALM DESERT, Calif – Riverside County Supervisor and Salton Sea Authority Board Member V. Manuel Perez commends the Coachella Valley’s federal representatives for expanding access to federal funding for the Salton Sea in the newly signed Farm Bill. The Farm Bill made the Salton Sea more broadly eligible for annual federal allocations for conservation projects by removing a limitation on work on irrigation district lands such as the Salton Sea playa. MORE


Meetings


PV School District

Board Meeting
Tue, Jan 15 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe





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