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What is “Humane Euthanasia” according to BLM?

Wild Horses gut shot in Nevada cover-up

To The Desert Independent

October 20, 2018 New

Eight wild horses in Northern Nevada were shot and killed in what the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is calling “humane euthanasia.” Originally the BLM stated they knew nothing about the incident that happened in late August. But yesterday, the BLM “fessed up” to what is now being called by The Cloud Foundation, a 501(3)c mustang advocacy group, “anything BUT humane.” MORE

Community urged to get flu shots

October 20, 2018 New

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Riverside County health officials are urging residents to get their flu shot as a way to prevent spread of the illness. The appeal from Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser came Tuesday as he reminded County Supervisors of the 100-year anniversary of the Great Pandemic of 1918, when hundreds of thousands of people died in the U.S. from the flu and millions more succumbed worldwide. MORE

Theft of copper wiring and electrical equipment

October 14, 2018

THERMAL, Calif – On Friday, October 12 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Riverside County Sheriff - Thermal Station Deputies, assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, continued their investigation into a theft from an Imperial Irrigation District power sub-station located on Pierce Street, south of Avenue 72 in the unincorporated community of Thermal. MORE

Search & Rescue

Lost in Flash Flood

October 10, 2018

MECCA, Calif – On October 2, 2018, about 4:15 PM, deputies from the Thermal Station received a call that Riverside County Transportation Department employees located a vehicle in Box Canyon between Interstate 10 and Painted Canyon Road near Mecca. The vehicle appeared to have been swept off the roadway in the canyon, possibly during recent storms on September 30, 2018. The vehicle was described as a Silver Honda with significant damage, and was registered to a missing person, Ankit Goyal, 28 years old of El Centro. MORE

Child passenger safety is a continued CHP priority

October 10, 2018

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are working together to focus on child safety through the California Restraint Safety Education and Training (CARSEAT II) campaign. Reducing the number of children killed in collisions because they were not properly restrained is the goal of the year-long CARSEAT II campaign. The CHP will host educational seminars, classes, and child safety seat inspections throughout California to help meet the goal. MORE

North Shore storm clean-up

October 20, 2018 New

SALTON SEA, Calif – The Riverside County Transportation Department has mobilized its entire Thermal maintenance yard crew and equipment to clean up streets and repair damaged roadways in North Shore, following the weekend’s intense rainstorm that hit the Salton Sea community. The Friday night and early Saturday downpour deposited silt, mud and debris from the surrounding mountains onto the streets, and damaged pavement and curbs. MORE

U.S. citizen tries to smuggle illegals around checkpoint

October 20, 2018 New

YUMA, Arizona – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen as he attempted to smuggle seven illegal aliens from Mexico around the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint early Wednesday, October 17. At approximately 7:02 a.m., agents conducted an immigration stop on a white 2010 Ford E350 as it was travelling through Dome Valley. MORE

Agents detect man with meth strapped to his legs

October 20, 2018 New

YUMA, Arizona – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man lawfully admitted for permanent residence as he attempted to smuggle methamphetamine under his clothing at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Monday, October 15. MORE

Conversation on “Why Israel Matters” at CSUSB

Wednesday, Nov. 14

PALM DESERT, Calif – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus will host a free event entitled, “Why Israel Matters” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater. This event is part of a series of multigenerational, community-wide conversations about the experience of war. MORE

Attempt to smuggle meth with gun by walking around checkpoint

October 14, 2018

BLYTHE, Calif – Blythe Station Border Patrol agents arrested three U.S. citizens and one illegal alien from Mexico with two backpacks filled with methamphetamine and a stolen firearm near the Highway 95 Immigration Checkpoint early Thursday, October 11. MORE

Saudi Arabia – Don't Go There

Guest Opinion

To The Desert Independent

October 20, 2018 New

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEIf you have to choose between Hotel California and the Ritz Carlton, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia you would be happier at the hotel from the famous song. Dozens of persons were held as prisoners at the palatial hotel in 2017 by the Saudi government.

All those who were held were accused of criminal behavior and this apparently included several Saudi "princes" and others whose bank accounts are beyond most Americans' imaginations. The government got billions of dollars out of those individuals before they were released from the hotel. MORE

CHP receives grant to increase motorcycle safety and awareness

October 14, 2018

With more than 1.4 million Californians licensed to ride motorcycles, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) looks for ways to increase motorcycle safety. A federal grant to develop the Get Educated and Ride Safe (GEARS) program will promote motorcycle safety and awareness. MORE


PV School District

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

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Tue, Nov 13 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

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