The Desert IndependentLLC

Serving Blythe and the Desert Regions of the Southwest Since 2001

 ,





Bears & the London Philharmonic

Home Country
Fiction by SLIM RANDLES
To The Desert Independent

June 22, 2017 New

SLIM RANDLESWell, the bears are out now and will be until late fall, so maybe a bear tip might be in order. As a guide and outfitter emeritus – and emeritus is Latin for “I’m too danged old to pack moose meat out on my back” I’ll talk a bit about ol’ ursus.

If you’re in dangerous bear country, some people tell you to wear a little bell that tinkles, and the bear hears this and says, “Oh, that must be a person, and I’ll bet it’s a nice person, too, so I’ll just amble off this way.” MORE


Search & Rescuee


Woman dies in off-road vehicle accident

June 20, 2017

LANDERS, Calif – On Saturday, June 17, at about 1:05 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department - Morongo Basin Station, responded to the 2800 block of Shawnee Trail in Landers, after getting a report of a missing female. Rhea Mears (age 64 of Landers) was last seen riding a quad in the area. MORE


Helicopter rescue of an injured hiker in Aztec Falls

June 20, 2017

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif – On Sunday, June 18 at 8:20 in the morning, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation was requested by San Bernardino County Fire Dispatch to respond to the Aztec Falls area for a possible hoist rescue of a fall victim. The victim, Kevin Gaylord (age 23 of Los Angeles), was hiking through steep terrain when he fell and sustained non-life threatening injuries and could not hike out of the area on his own. MORE


ATV & pickup collision results in major injuries – witnesses wanted

June 13, 2017

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Sunday, June 11, at about 1:29 p.m., a 22-year-old male was riding an ATV off-road vehicle east on Sun Valley Drive approaching the intersection at Bagley Avenue. At the same time, a 25-year-old male was driving his pickup truck north on Bagley Avenue approaching Sun Valley Drive. The ATV failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection and collided into the driver’s side of the pickup truck. MORE


El Centro / La Mesa


Young mom jailed for animal & child abuse

June 21, 2017 New

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Monday, June 19, at about 10:28 in the morning, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station were dispatched to the 5000 block of Halsey Avenue to assist Animal Control. Animal Control officers were at the location in response to reports of dogs left outside in the heat with no access to water or shade. The approximate ground temperature was estimated at 145 degrees. MORE


2017-2018 Rogers Scholars named at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus

June 20, 2017

PALM DESERT, Calif – Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus has announced the 14 recipients of the prestigious Rogers Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. MORE


Assailant jailed after assault with a metal pole

June 17, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – On Tuesday, June 13 at about 6:14 in the morning, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department responded to a home in the 1900 block of Desoto Street in Needles after a report of a man who had been beaten with a metal pole and sustained a broken leg. MORE


Blythe Border Patrol Agents seize cash, weapon, ammunition and drugs

June 16, 2017

BLYTHE, Calif – Border Patrol agents in Blythe stopped a 2016 Hyundai for an immigration inspection early Wednesday and, during the subsequent search, located a small amount of marijuana wax, drug paraphernalia, a loaded firearm, and a Ziploc bag containing $70,000. MORE


Border Patrol Agents arrest two convicted felons

June 16, 2017

YUMA, Arizona – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents recently arrested two adult males during separate incidents for illegal re-entry into the country after being previously convicted and removed from the United States on aggravated felony charges. MORE


May - 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


Arrested after pointing gun at loud neighbor

June 13, 2017

JOSHUA TREE, Calif – On Monday, June 12, at about 11:34 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station sheriff’s deputies responded to an apartment complex on the 60800 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree after getting a call about a male pointing a handgun at the reporting party. MORE


Man arrested for felony probation for drug related offenses

June 21, 2017 New

JOSHUA TREE, Calif – On Saturday, June 17 at 1220 p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station were in the 6400 block of Sunset Road in Joshua Tree when they spotted Jason Brown (age 35 of Joshua Tree), a person they knew was on felony probation for previous drug-related offenses and had two active no-bail felony warrants, also for drug-related offenses. MORE



Letters to the Editor


Wild horses – A better way

June 20, 2017

To the Editor,

I very much concur that the horses in short term holding and many in long-term holding should be set back into the millions of acres of zeroed out original Herd Areas and zeroed out Territories on the BLM and US Forest Service lands where they have legal right, for they were there in 1971. MORE


Two men jailed for sale of meth

June 17, 2017

BLYTHE, Calif – On Thursday, June 15, at about 1:00 p.m., members of the Blythe Narcotic Enforcement Team (BNET) and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Fugitive Warrant Enforcement Team (FWET) arrested Francisco Felix (age 37) and Angelo Reyes (age 50) both of Blythe. Both men were booked into the Blythe Jail on federal indictment warrants for Conspiracy and Distribution of Methamphetamine. MORE


Yuma Sector bracing for extreme temperatures

Yuma Sector, preparándose para las temperaturas extremas

June 16, 2017

YUMA, Arizona – As this season’s temperatures continue to rise, the Yuma Sector’s Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team will remain on high-alert to prevent the loss of life, whether community members on a summer outing, or people attempting to illegally enter the United States. MORE


Officials urge residents to take precautions as temps expected to rise

June 16, 2017

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – With temperatures expected to reach triple-digits in parts of Riverside County, health officials are urging the community to take precautions against the heat and remind residents that cool centers are available throughout the county.  MORE



Meetings


Blythe City Council

Meeting
Tue, July 11 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe


PV School District

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





Staff    Contact Us    Advertising    Terms    Comments/Letters Policy    Submit an Article    Have a News Idea?

Copyright © 2008-2017 All Rights Reserved, The Desert Independent, LLC