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Murder in Mesa Verde

March 15, 2018

MESA VERDE, Calif – On March 10 at 12:07 a.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Colorado River Station responded to an unattended death in the 18000 block of Palowalla Drive, in Mesa Verde. Upon their arrival, they found the body of 18-year-old, Kaylina Anderson, in her bedroom of her family’s home. MORE

Search & Rescue

Search and Rescue finds lost woman

March 12, 2018

PINYON PINES, Calif – On Saturday, March 10 at 5:06 p.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department - Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station responded to Cactus Springs Trail in Pinyon Pines after getting a report of a 64-year-old female being reported being lost along the Cactus Springs Trail near the Horse Thief Creek with a small amount of water and no warm clothes. MORE

Chiriaco Summit Built by Love to Last in the Desert

An American Success Story by Mary Contini Gordon

Book Review from The Desert Independent

March 9, 2018

Anyone who has driven the I-10 between Phoenix and Los Angeles has probably seen if not stopped at Chiriaco Summit, a modern traveler’s oasis. Regardless, this book will take you on a fascinating journey over eight decades through all that goes into a place like this, a place which exemplifies the many family businesses that make up the fabric of America. MORE

El Centro / La Mesa

Blythe agents arrest convicted child molester

March 15, 2018

QUARTZSITE, Arizona – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Quartzsite, Arizona arrested a convicted child molester and three other Mexican nationals Sunday, March 11. Early that morning, Blythe Station agents began tracking a group of four subjects who walked around the Highway 95 Immigration Checkpoint. MORE

Arrest for a felon in possession a firearm and stolen property

March 15, 2018

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Monday, March 12 about 2:09 in the afternoon, a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Station responded to the 69000 block of Mesa Verde Road in Twentynine Palms after a report of a stolen vehicle. Following a thorough investigation, deputies identified Jeremy Shannon (age 25 of Twentynine Palms) as a possible suspect of the vehicle theft and located Shannon in the 71000 Block of Indian Trail. Shannon was wearing a bullet proof vest and was in possession of a stolen firearm. MORE

Easter – America Needs a Good Story

Guest Opinion

To The Desert Independent

March 9, 2018

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEAmericans are waiting and hoping. We're hoping for something and we aren't exactly for sure what we are hoping for. Internally it's always the hopes of something better around the corner.

Many of us grew up believing that if we worked hard, tried hard and stayed with it that life would work out and eventually become easier. The unfortunate dilemma that many Americans are facing is life is not any easier. Medical care continues to be an escalating crisis. Premiums steeply rise with an increasing cost regardless if you have a medical card. MORE

Border Patrol arrests man wanted for homicide

March 2, 2018

YUMA, Arizona – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national with an outstanding homicide and first-degree murder felony arrest warrant from Chicago, late Monday, February 26. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Yuma Station agents arrested Alejandro Rodriguez-Valencia near the Morelos Dam along the Colorado River shortly after he made an illegal entry into the United States. MORE

Students shadow county employees at 15th Annual Youth in Government Day

March 15, 2018

INDIO, Calif – High school students from the Coachella Valley shadowed Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and 44 other county employees who are based in the Coachella Valley during the 15th Annual Fourth District Youth in Government Day today. Supervisor Perez made opening remarks at 8:00 a.m. as the students got paired up with their mentors at the Taj Mahal building at the Riverside County Fairgrounds. After six hours of job shadowing, the students then regrouped at the Taj Mahal building. MORE

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offering spring classes for people 50 and older

March 9, 2018

PALM DESERT, Calif – Registration is now being accepted for the spring quarter of classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus. The classes will run from March through June. Some courses run three consecutive weeks while others run six weeks. Topics include the arts, history, literature, economics, natural sciences, philosophy and more. Several film courses will also be offered. MORE


PV School District

Board Meeting
Tues, Mar 20 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe

Blythe City Council

Tue, Apr10 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

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