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County buildings again targeted – Public’s help needed

December 7, 2017

BLYTHE, Calif – On Tuesday, December 5 shortly after 6:30 a.m., a person called 911 when he saw a fire outside the main entrance to the Blythe Courthouse. Officers arrived and extinguished the fire and the extent of the damage was minimal. The Blythe Police Department is only releasing limited information at this time as this is an active and on-going investigation. MORE


Search & Rescue


Night helicopter rescue of climber dangling from rope

December 7, 2017

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif – On Saturday, December 2 at about 6:00 p.m., the crew of Air Rescue 306 helicopter was requested by San Bernardino County Fire to assist with the rescue of a fall victim in the Joshua Tree National Park. Initial information received was a climber had fallen approximately 150 feet and was dangling from a rope in a remote area of the park. MORE



El Centro / La Mesa


Local man thrown from car in rollover

December 7, 2017

BLYTHE, Calif – At 6:30 Sunday morning, December 3rd a passerby called in an accident from the previous night to CHP that took place on Hobsonway just east of Mesa Drive. Investigation revealed that David Barocio (age 22 of Blythe) was driving a 1996 Dodge pickup westbound on Hobsonway at an unknown speed when for an unknown reason, he allowed his vehicle to drift left, across the oncoming lane and onto the eastbound dirt shoulder. MORE


Domestic abuse event results in SWAT team callout

December 7, 2017

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Monday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff's dispatch received a call from neighbors in an apartment complex at the 6500 block of Oasis Avenue in Twentynine Palms reporting a domestic disturbance with people arguing and items being thrown inside. Upon arrival at the apartment, deputies contacted Peter Wolik (age 36 of Twentynine Palms) who had barricaded himself inside, holding a knife and requesting deputies to shoot him. MORE


Riverside County's Agricultural Production Report

December 7, 2017

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Agricultural values in Riverside County eclipsed $1.2 billion in 2016. A report released by the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office today (12/5) details the acreage, production and valuation of agricultural commodities produced by Riverside County farmers. With nearly 200,000 acres of production farmland, Riverside County growers continue to provide locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to the region, the state and around the world. MORE


High speed police chase

November 30, 2017

BLYTHE, Calif – On Wednesday, November 29 about 3:19 in the afternoon, officers from the Blythe Police Department, responded to a theft of packages in the 3000 block of Wells Rd. While police were on their way to the theft location, the caller reported that the suspect vehicle was a red Chevy extended cab pick-up. The vehicle was last seen south bound on Lovekin Blvd near 6th Ave. MORE


HIV/AIDS dramatically increases in county

November 30, 2017

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – After state health officials changed the way they collect health data, the estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Riverside County grew significantly, according to a report released by county health officials. The 51 percent increase does not mean the frequency of the illness has spiked, the five-page report states. MORE


Legal challenge filed to protect wild horse habitat

By WILD HORSE EDUCATION
To The Desert Independent

December 7, 2017

Today Wild Horse Education filed a legal challenge in court, the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), against the “Gold Bar Mine project” in Nevada. The mine expansion disturbs multiple aspects of wild horse and wildlife habitat. Three wild horse HMAs will be affected with the Roberts Mountain herd taking the brunt. MORE



December – Peace and Good Will

Guest Opinion

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE
To The Desert Independent

December 3, 2017

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEDecember is here and for many Americans that often means craziness. There is so much to do!

Decorating – Do you put lights outside your house? Outside decorating can mean most anything from a wreath on the door to lights hanging from the gutters, covering the bushes and adorning all your outside trees. If you've watched Christmas Vacation and most people have then you know outside decorating can become intense. MORE




Meetings


PV School District

Minutes of Nov 14 Board Meeting


Blythe City Council

Meeting
Tue, Dec 12 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe
Agenda


PV School District

Board Meeting
Tues, Jan 9 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe


Blythe City Council

Meeting
Tue, Jan 9 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe





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