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Book Review: Wild Horse Country

If you are looking for a fearless journey into “Wild Horse Country” that explains why we sit at a time where tens of thousands of wild horses could be shot by the federal government? This is not that book.

To The Desert Independent

October 17, 2017

On October 11, the book “Wild Horse Country” by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dave Philipps went on sale. Does it tell the story the title promises? not really. If you are looking for a fearless journey into “Wild Horse Country” that explains why we sit at a time where tens of thousands of wild horses could be shot by the federal government? this is not that book. MORE

September - Blythe Police & Fire Activity

BLYTHE, Calif – The following are the Monthly Incident and Activity reports taken from the last Blythe City Council Meeting Minutes. MORE

Border Patrol Agents arrest 4, recover stolen gun

October 17, 2017

BLYTHE, Calif – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Integrated Targeting Team in Blythe, California, stopped a vehicle near Ehrenberg, Arizona, Wednesday morning and learned that three of four occupants had warrants for their arrest. MORE

Marijuana eradication conducted in the San Bernardino National Forest

October 9, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif – During the week of September, 18, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s dispatch and personnel from the Drug Enforcement Agency received information regarding an incident that occurred within an illegal marijuana cultivation site in the San Bernardino National Forest. Two hikers reported walking into the marijuana grow in the area of Kinley Creek and Deep Creek. MORE

El Centro / La Mesa

Mom arrested for child endangerment

October 17, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – On Wednesday, October 10, at 12:40 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department responded to Vista Colorado Elementary School after a report of a missing six-year-old girl. The mother, Tiffany Digby (age 35 of Needles) came to the school looking for her daughter who had not shown-up for school. MORE

Sheriff’s Department seeking donations for area “No-Kill” animal shelters

October 17, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is seeking donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to at least two San Bernardino County “No-Kill” animal shelters. MORE

America's Pain - Tomorrow You?

Guest Opinion

To The Desert Independent

October 17, 2017

DR. GLENN MOLLETTENorthern California is suffering with some of the worse fires in that state's history. Twenty-three people have been reportedly killed with at least 285 people reported missing. Communities and over 170,000 acres have been burned. At this moment the fires are not close to being contained with several very trying days ahead for sleep-deprived firefighters. MORE

Voter Information Guides on the way for Nov 7 Consolidated General Election

October 9, 2017

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Approximately 104,000 County Voter Information Guides started going out to Riverside County voters last week for the consolidated general election on November 7. Material in the voter information guide will help voters make informed choices. Voters may mark their selections on the voter information guide and use it to help them complete their official ballot at the polls. MORE

Coachella Valley Horse Rescue Fundraiser

Sat, Nov 4, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

INDIO, Calif – Coachella Valley Horse Rescue’s (CVHR) 2017 fundraiser will include dinner, dancing, live music and auctions presented by KMIR’s Janet Zappala and Bryan Gallo. There is also a “horse kissing booth” and jeep tours of the ranch and rescued horses, which will be hosted by Desert Adventures. MORE

Search & Rescue

Helicopter conducts a night vision rescue of injured hiker

October 17, 2017

BIG BEAR, Calif – On Wednesday, October 11 at about 8:12 p.m. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s helicopter 40King1, with crew of Pilot Deputy Doug Brimmer, Crew Chief Sergeant San Futscher and Tactical Flight Officer Corporal Ed Leon, responded to the Castle Rock area after being notified of a hiker (a 17-year-old male from Apple Valley) who had slid off a large rock onto a cliff. MORE

Them Chinese are cleaning up

Home Country
To The Desert Independent

October 17, 2017

SLIM RANDLESThe food’s awfully good down at the Gates of Heaven Chinese Restaurant. The valley’s other Delbert, Delbert Chin, has been putting on a decent feed there since he came to this country many years ago.

We like that lunch buffet. All you can eat, of course, and he makes this pink sauce that’s out of this world. You can put it on everything. And you want to. MORE

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, Oct 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

INLAND EMPIRE, Calif – Inland Empire County Sheriff’s Departments are proud to announce their partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” day. The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM. The program allows the public to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at any of the below listed Sheriff’s Stations throughout the counties. MORE

Letters to the Editor

Gun Control

October 9, 2017

To the Editor,

This letter is in response to the articles covering the recent shooting in Las Vegas.

The second amendment of the United States Constitution states: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Obviously the need for a state militia has been replaced by the National Guard and Coast Guard whereby trained military personnel are entrusted with the defense of this country against domestic enemies. Their weapons are tightly controlled and safeguarded. MORE


PV School District

Board Meeting
Tues, Nov 14 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe

Blythe City Council

Tue, Nov 14 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

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