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Recycle Your Christmas Tree, Help Fish (Dec 29)

Jeffrey Watts Arrested for Burglary of Construction Site (Dec 27)

Charles Herrera Arrested for Vandalism (Dec 27)

New California State Law Regulating Use of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (Dec 25)

4WD the Bradshaw Trail (Dec 25)

Seasons Greetings, Wild Horse Abuse (Dec 25)

Desert Sunlight Team Brings Holiday Cheer to Desert Center (Dec 24)

BNET Seizes $17,000 & Half Pound of Meth (Dec 21)

Spring Registration Open at Palo Verde College (Dec 19)

Active Shooter Training - Smith (Dec 19)

Appleby Elementary School Gets New Computers - Winkler (Dec 19)

Millie Rodriguez New PVCC Board President (Dec 19)

PVCC Accepting Applications for Vacant Provisional Trustee Position (Dec 19)

Hostages Taken by Armed Man, Ends with No Serious Injuries (Dec 14)

Wild Horse Horror - Shook (Dec 12)

PVVTA Thank You - Letter (Dec 11)

Blonds Are More Fun - Markle (Dec 10)

$81,800 + 2.5 Pounds of Suspected Meth Seized (Dec 07)

Drug Bust (Dec 07)

Blythe Laundry & Cleaners Robbed (Dec 07)

PVVHS Talent Show - Jensen (Dec 05)

December Student of the Month - Jensen (Dec 05)

Shooting Victim Identified (Dec 03)

Man Shot & Killed, Police Hunt Underway (Dec 02)

10th Annual Holiday Lightrunner (Dec 02)

Death at Transient Camp (Nov 30)

Man Bats Out Windows at Patty’s Bar & Grill (Nov 29)

Merry Christmas Mr. President (Nov 28)

Man Attempts to Torch Girlfriend (Nov 26)

Contraband Smuggling into Prison (Nov 21)

No Fee Days at National Parks for 2013 (Nov 21)

Blythe Opportunity (Nov 19)

Drug Search Warrant Results in 2 Arrests (Nov 19)

Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Threatens Reporter (Nov 12)

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month (Nov 10)

November Students of the Month - Jensen (Nov 10)

Heroin and Methamphetamine Seizure (Nov 10)

Are Our Horses Better Off Than They Were Four Years Ago? - Fitch (Nov 05)

On the Road with Elaine, My Most Recent Interviews - Littlefield (Nov 02)

Alleged Sexual Contact with a Minor (Nov 01)

Homecoming Safe Ride Shuttle (Nov 01)

Chief Smith Will Not Resign - Winkler (Oct 25)

Mayor Ed Foster Finally Seated (Oct 23)

Ned Hyduke II Appointed to College Board (Oct 23)

Shots Fired at Car (Oct 22)

On the Road with Elaine, The Apache's - Littlefield (Oct 20)

Free Hazardous Waste Collection Sat, Oct 27 (Oct 20)

Collection of Meteorites on Public Land - Winkler (Oct 20)

Graffiti Criminal Caught (Oct 18)

Resignation Letter from Police Chief Steve Smith (Oct 18)

Imperial Sand Dunes Opens Ranger Stations (Oct 13)

New Sheriff in Town (Oct 13)

County Dog-License Amnesty (Oct 11)

PVVTA Now on Facebook &Twitter (Oct 11)

Rally Postponed - Winkler (Oct 05)

Meth, Guns & Stolen Property (Oct 04)

Notice to Sue City Over Saturday’s Rally - Winkler (Oct 04)

$10,000 Donation for PCs at Appleby - Winkler (Oct 03)

Bilingual Poll Workers Needed for Presidential Election (Oct 02)

Former Fisher Ranch Employee Arrested for Embezzlement (Oct 02)

Protest Rally at Quechan Park Saturday - Winkler (Oct 02)

Mitt Romney Disaster - Kamensky (Sept)

Traffic/Crime Cameras Coming - Winkler (Sept 30)

Help Plan PVVTA 35th (Sept 30)

Graffiti: Catch & Release Didn’t Work - Winkler (Sept 28)

Methamphetamine Seizure (Sept 22)

Attempted Rape / Spousal Battery (Sept 22)

Utility Truck Brings Down Power Line on Main St - Winkler (Sept 22)

RESCUED: 23 Wild Horses Sent to Slaughter Auction by Nevada (Sept 21)

False Alarm at Blythe Drug (Sept 19)

Possible Sexual Assault by Visitor (Sept 18)

Sheltering Wings Theft Solved (Sept 17)

Teachers Walk Out of Board Meeting - Markle (Sept 16)

The Salton Sea Solution - Ashley (Sept 14)

Assault at Rabobank ATM (Sept 13)

It’s About Time (Wit & Humor) - Thomas (Sept 05)

Nevada Man Runs DUI Checkpoint & Crashes on I-10 (Sept 04)

Graffiti Children Caught (Sept 04)

High Voltage Power Line to be Built SW of Town - Winkler (Sept 01)

Accident Sends Car Into Canal - Winkler (Aug 31)

Sheltering Wings Robber Caught on Video (Aug 31)

Arrest Made in Levy Death (Aug 29)

PVVTA Wants Help Planning 35th (Aug 29)

Dead Man Found Off Levy S. of 6th Ave (Aug 26)

2-Day RV Street Parking Limit - Winkler (Aug 25)

Mitt Romney - Humor Kamensky (Sept)

1st Human Case of West Nile Virus in County this Year (Aug 23)

SoCalEd Employee Injured While Working on Power Line - Winkler (Aug 22)

Prowler Caught on N. 10th Street (Aug 20)

Rodeos – Some People Call This Sport! - Wilson (Aug 19)

Wednesday Service to Resume at Zion Lutheran Church (Aug 19)

Desert Safety (Aug 19)

DUI Checkpoint Sat, Sept 1 (Aug 16)

Burglary at the Elks’ Lodge (Aug 16)

Ruth Brown Elementary Traffic Changes - Winkler (Aug 16)

Cibola Valley Wildlife Area Partly Closed (Aug 15)

Pastor Mark Hoffmann Farewell Luncheon (Aug 15)

Plan to Prevent a Heat-Related Death (Aug 14)

Couple From Blythe Arrested in Mesa Verde Murder (Aug 07)

Stabbing at Mesa Verde Valero (Aug 04)

29 Palms Marine Corps Base Expansion Nears - Winkler (Aug 03)

College & Hospital Trustee Positions Open for Nomination (Aug 02)

Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark (July 30)

BLM Seeks Public Input for Management of 2 Local Wilderness Areas - Winkler (July 30)

There’s a New Rule for School! - Winkler (July 24)

DUI Collision at Riviera Drive Exit (July 23)

Teddy’s Donuts Burglarized (July 18)

Grandmother Beaten then Made Victim by Police (July 16)

Vandalism Suspect Arrested (July 11)

DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrest & Several Citations (July 07)

Blythe Solar Plant Changing From Thermal to Photovoltaic - Winkler (July 05)

Palo Verde Healthcare Donates to Harmony Kitchen - Jensen (July 03)

4th of July Holiday Patrol (July 02)

Frank Kelly Memorial Presentation - Winkler (July 02)

Battery Disposal at City Hall (June 19)

Car Crash at Hobsonway & Broadway (June 15)

Man Missing in River, Deceased (June 13)

Halby’s Window Rocked to Steal $60 Shoes (June 12)

Frank Kelly - Jensen (June 10)

Blythe Middle School Graduation - Jensen (June 10)

New School Administrators Approved (June 06)

New Student Board Member - Jensen (June 06)

New School Proposed (June 06)

Flip Off a Cop & Get Caught (June 05)

PVVHS Graduation - Jensen (June 04)

Narcotic's Team Arrests 4 (June 02)

Twin Palms Grad Nite - Jensen (June 02)

Dustin Lawson Attacks Man with a Bat, Jailed (June 01)

Drunk Driver Caught with Stolen Car (May 29)

Car Attack on Vista Sunrise Lane (May 30)

Police Activity Direct by Text (May 29)

May 22 Quartzsite Town Meeting Gone Awry - Jones (May 25)

Student Board Member Honored - Jensen (May 25)

Robber Flees with 2 Boxes of Cereal, Caught (May 25)

Attempt to Steal Yamaha Jet Ski (May 25)

Father Takes Children in Violation of Court Order (May 19)

Tennessee Walking Horse Investigation Exposes Cruelty - Fitch (May 18)

May Students of the Month - Jensen (May 16)

Purse Snatcher on Bike (May 15)

Theft of Tools on Riverside Drive (May 14)

National Police Week (May 14)

CIF Track Meet - Jensen (May 13)

Marijuana Discovered During Traffic Stop (May 13)

Many Arrests Made in Proactive Drug Action (May 13)

EPA Calls Wild Horses Pests - Winkler (May 11)

Boys Get Caught Spray Painting (May 11)

Motorcycle Accident on Barnard (May 07)

Cinco de Mayo - Jensen (May 07)

Swim Meet Results: Southwest and Imperial at PVVHS - Jensen (May 03)

Peggy Abbs Recognized as She Retires From Hospital - Jensen (May 03)

200 Pounds of Irish - Jensen (Apr 28)

Attempted Murder in Ripley (Apr 28)

Thieves Rounded Up with Help of Family Dog (Apr 27)

First CIF Swim Meet Held - Jensen (Apr 25)

Richard Selph, New CERT Commander - Jensen (Apr 22)

Outstanding Educators - Jensen (Apr 21)

JROTC Cadets at Game - Jensen (Apr 21)

Drunk Driver Kills Child (Apr 19)

April Students of the Month - Jensen (Apr 19)

Flags Retired - Jensen (Apr 14)

New Thermal Sheriff’s Station - Winkler (Apr 14)

City Council Meeting - Jensen (Apr 24)

David Bayles Named Young Retailer of the Year - Jensen (Apr 13)

Possession, Transportation & Driving Under a Controlled Substance (Apr 13)

Budding Barristers - Todd (Apr 12)

Palo Verde Community College – Help Wanted, CEO - Winkler (Apr 09)

Clifford Ringwald Struck by Car while Riding Bike - Winkler (Apr 08)

Blythe Solar Project Bankrupt - Winkler (Apr 06)

Domestic Violence (Apr 06)

Major Removal Threatens Cloud’s Herd (Apr 05)

Colorado River Fair Opens - Jensen (Mar 31)

Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident (Mar 31)

Knife Fight Ends in Arrest - Winker (Mar 31)

Jealous Woman Attacks with Car (Mar 28)

City Council Meeting - Jensen (Mar 27)

Straight “A” Students Honored - Jensen (Mar 25)

"Whodunit” Given by Drama Club - Jensen (Mar 25)

HealthCare District Special Meeting - Jensen (Mar 25)

JROTC Opens Golf Tournament - Jensen (Mar 25)

Budget Cutting Proposals Sunshined - Winkler (Mar 25)

March Students of the Month - Jensen (Mar 25)

“Zero Tolerance” Enforcement of Distracted Driving Violations Planned (Mar 24)

BNET & Border Patrol Run I-10 Anti-Smuggling Checkpoint (Mar 19)

Science Fair Final Results - Jensen (Mar 18)

Stabbing at Sunrise Apartments (Mar 16)

Voters Elect Ed Foster as Quartzsite's Mayor Again! - Jones (Mar 14)

Man Punches Teller After Check Refused (Mar 09)

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries (Mar 09)

Secondary Student of the Month - Jensen (Mar 19)

Significant Reductions at District Schools Coming - Winkler (Feb 26)

10th Annual JROTC Military Ball - Jensen (Feb 26)

Science Fair Winners - Jensen (Feb 26)

Canadian Enclave Benefits Local Non-Profits - Jensen (Feb 12)

Out of Town Car Ditched in River - Winkler (Feb 12)

February Elementary Student of the Month - Jensen (Feb 12)

Car Stolen at E-Z Mobile (Feb 12)

Palo Verde College Maintains Accreditation (Feb 11)

Murder-for-Hire Plot (Feb 10)

BNET January Arrests (Feb 10)

Stolen Checks (Feb 07)

District Spelling Bee Winners (Feb 05)

80% of Americans Oppose Horse Slaughter (Feb 03)

Christopher Salinas Arrested for Attempted Murder (Feb 03)

New Boat Ramps Coming to Mayflower Park - Winkler (Jan 30)

Boyfriend Violates Protective Order & Jailed (Jan 30)

Police Arrive to Screaming Inside House (Jan 30)

Blythe’s Finances Improving (Jan 31)

Hantavirus Reminder (Jan 28)

Plaque Awarded All-Stars - Jensen (Jan 27)

Dust Storm Fails to Deter Bluegrass Festival - Jensen (Jan 22)

Dwayne Harris Honored on Retirement - Jensen (Jan 22)

January Students of the Month - Jensen (Jan 22)

PVUSD Budget Workshop Held - Winkler (Jan 22)

32 Arrested in Parole & Probation Compliance Sweep (Jan 21)

$49,000 Seizure at I-10 Traffic Stop (Jan 21)

Blythe Narcotic Enforcement Team Arrests 26 Last Month (Jan 19)

Carnival's Idea of a Trained Crew & Captain - Kamensky Cartoon (Jan)

Stabbed by Girlfriend (Jan 18)

Rash of Vehicle Vandalism (Jan 18)

Man Stabbed at Party on N. Intake (Jan 17)

Blythe Police 2011 Stats (Jan 13)

Encouraging News Regarding Sales Tax Revenue - Winkler (Jan 13)

Kamensky Cartoon - The Conservative's plan for those who can't afford healthcare (Jan)

Rollover Injury Accident on Defrain (Jan 06)

Collision on Lovekin North of 10th (Jan 05)




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