BLYTHE, Calif – Earlier today, at about 11:27 a.m., Blythe Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a female had been forced from her residence in the 200 block of Oasis by her estranged boyfriend who the caller identified as Brandon Jackson, age 27, of Blythe. The caller reported the victim had left the area with Jackson in a gold colored vehicle. Police also confirmed there was an active restraining order against the Jackson.
BLYTHE, Calif – Blythe Police Department introduces new technology to fight property theft with CopDots, DNA for Property. Tomorrow, November 20 the Blythe Police Department will introduce a new technology that will give law enforcement and the community a tool to combat property theft. Referred to as “DNA for your property,” CopDots is microdot technology that enables consumers to mark their personal property.
The Desert Independent is now carrying a link to
TotallyUnprepared.Com as a way to assist our readers in disaster preparedness. This award winning website contains videos, checklists and other information resources in multiple languages, links to cool
smart phone apps from partner American Red Cross, user contributed content and fun blog posts.
BLYTHE, Calif – PaintCare has established its first paint recycling drop-off location Blythe. The California PaintCare program, which started in October 2012, provides locations for people to take unwanted, leftover paint to be recycled.
Americans Eat Holiday Leftovers While Lives End for Iconic Wild Equines
An “Outraged” OpEd by R.T. FITCH – Co-Founder/ President of Wild Horse Freedom Federation
To The Desert Independent
December 3, 2013 New
While the bulk of Americans give thanks and embrace family traditions from years gone by a small group of elite Federal agents and specialized contractors plot, terrorize, capture and destroy federally protected wild horse herds which embody to all Americans traditional western heritage, freedom and family.
Sanctioned by the Obama Administration in an effort to support yet another cloudy and failing agenda, the BLM is ripping some 700+ wild horses and burros from an area granted to them to live forever free and unharassed by Congress in 1971.
While the U.S. celebrates the tradition of family solidarity and Thanksgiving the helicopters roar over the heads of helpless family bands of wild horses who in only a matter of minutes will never see their herd members and babies again.
Since Thursday, November 21st, 570 wild horses have lost their lives of freedom and the wild equine will know no holiday this weekend as the Obama Wild Horse Harvesting Machine begins operating their trap #3 in the Manuel Gap area of their Adobe Town & Salt Wells wild horse decimation operation. Three horses have been killed since the assault began.
Support per person in 2014: Troops $7,000 / Education $700
By S. H. CLEMENS Special to The Desert Independent
December 2, 2013
The 2014 budget projections are in and it looks like military spending has been reduced by 1%. Good news for us taxpayers to be sure.
I am always amazed at the bumper stickers with the slogan “Support Our Troops.” We seemingly do that 24/7/365. In 2014 the price tag will be $2.25 trillion when VA benefits are added into the current military budget. That means every one of our 350 million citizens will “support our troops” on average about $7,000 in 2014. By contrast, our 2014 projected budget to support education is about $700 per person.
The first Thanksgiving was surrounded by life's hardships. The early settlers were bombarded with extreme weather, hunger, sickness and death. Those who had survived believed the best they could do was to stop and give thanks.
Too many throughout America are looking past Thanksgiving. Either we don't want to think about it or we are looking to black Friday, Christmas or just trying to get through the year. The aggravations of the world often drive us to feeling beaten down and we become bitter and resentful instead of thankful.
The first comprehensive study of the park, past and present, Death Valley National Park probes the environmental and human history of this most astonishing desert. Established as a national monument in 1933, Death Valley was an anomaly within the national park system. Though many who knew this landscape were convinced that its stark beauty should be preserved, to do so required a reconceptualization of what a park consists of, grassroots and national support for its creation, and a long and difficult political struggle to secure congressional sanction.
Q: My buddies and I had a weekly phone call where we would check in with each other and help each out with work and relationships and whatever else came up. We got together on the phone because we’re now scattered all over the country. Well, several months ago I got very judgmental about my friends and their problems. Rather than tell the men what I was thinking, I just disappeared, convinced that their petty issues were a waste of my time. Despite their many attempts to reach out to me, I remained unreachable in my cave. They finally gave up. Now I want back in. I want to reconnect and I just haven’t got the courage to face them. I’m so ashamed. How do I get through this?
A: Welcome back. That little boy in you made you take your ball and go home. But fortunately for you – and eventually for your buddies – the man in you has reemerged. But he’s full of shame and afraid. That makes sense. But there’s really only one option: take a deep breath, grab hold of those jewels, and make the first call.