BLYTHE, Calif – On Thursday February 27, at about 8:36 A.M., Officers of the Blythe Police Department responded to a reported traffic collision in the 100 block of N. Ninth Street. When officers arrived, they found there were three vehicles involved.
Officers learned that a green 2004 Kia Optima had hit the open driver’s door of a tan 2003 Ford pickup, which was parked southbound in the 100 block of N. Ninth Street. At the time a subject had been standing outside the door of the pickup, but was not struck. The Kia stopped a short distance south of the crash, and began backing up. As the Kia was being backing up, it struck a utility trailer being pulled by another vehicle, which had stopped to check on the collision. The Kia driver then pulled forward and stopped along the east curb.
BLYTHE, Calif – On Sunday, February 23, at about 1:27 A.M., an officer from the Blythe Police Department, while at Palo Verde Hospital on an unrelated call, was contacted by individuals in regard to the death of a family member there. The family members were concerned that the death was caused by another person.
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Stolen Checks from February 2012
February 25, 2014
BLYTHE, Calif – On Wednesday February 19, at about 8:28 A.M., the Blythe Police Department responded to a reported vehicle theft from Larry Green Ford in the 400 block of E. Hobsonway.
The manager at the business reported that a gray 2009 Ford pickup truck had been taken from their lot overnight. The staff had checked the business and found that the keys to the vehicle were also missing.
When we take away a horses natural ability to find protection from the forces of nature, we owe it to them to provide it. It is inhuman and abusive to to otherwise Mr. Storzer. R. Winkler, Publisher
March 8, 2014 New
In late January Lisa Friday and Ginger Kathrens of The Cloud Foundation (TCF) met with BLM District Manager, Mark Storzer, in Rock Springs, Wyoming to discuss ways to protect the over 600 horses held captive in the 30-year-old corral facility. Harsh westerly winds regularly blast the corrals and the BLM has tried to deal with the problem in the past by putting up plywood on the corral panels, but few of the wooden windbreaks remain.
“At the meeting, we discussed what might work for windbreaks and Mr. Storzer indicated that plywood is too heavy and the wind could topple the entire fence,” states Kathrens, Executive Director of the Colorado-based wild horse advocacy organization. “A week after our meeting with Mr. Storzer, we were excited to find a state-of-the-art lightweight product that is easy to install. I contacted Mr. Storzer and Joan Guilfoyle, Chief of the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program in DC, to let them know what we had found and that we were willing to purchase the material and have it installed at no cost to the agency.”
“But BLM chose to look a gift horse in the mouth,” states Friday, a TCF Board Member and wild horse adopter. “Via email, Mr. Storzer reversed course and told us ‘This facility has been in operation for many years and there has not been a need to install or construct wind breaks.’ “
The flowing lifeline of Blythe and the desert regions of the Southwest has shrunk to dangerously low levels during the drought affecting the whole of California. Farmers are among the worst affected, but the authorities have launched a number of schemes aimed at conserving water during this current state of emergency.
Worst drought in over a century
The Colorado River runs through seven states from northern Colorado towards Mexico, but it’s in the Golden State that its water is desperately needed. In particular, the dry desert regions of the Southwest are suffering from water shortages. Some 14 years of drought is believed to have led to the river disappearing. Lack of snow in the mountains means that the river has been depleted at the source and the recent hot summers have evaporated the water further.
A recent drugs bust in Blythe has highlighted the growing number of narcotic-related incidents in the desert region causing concern about future changes to drug laws. The Blythe Narcotics Enforcement Team (BNET) carried out a drugs raid on February 10, with the assistance of Colorado River Station deputies and investigators, which led to 16 people being arrested for various drugs charges. Meanwhile, California Governor Jerry Brown has raised concerns over the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state and a recent academic report has shown that prescription drugs are the real killers. We take a look at what is really causing this drug-fuelled activity in the state.
By S. H. CLEMENS Special to The Desert Independent
March 4, 2014
Until a month ago, 95% of the US population could not have located the Ukraine on any unlabeled world map if their lives depended on it. We have now positioned ourselves as a country to side with a group of rebels (or patriots) working to overthrow the duly elected eastern leaning government that understandably is supported by the Russian Federation.
The rationale for supporting these Ukraine “patriots” is that their beliefs must align with our national interests. These are:
Guns: Second amendment advocates believe every American citizen should have the right to own a gun. I own guns but criminals and the mentally ill do not need guns. We must develop some checks and balances that will help save us from movie theatre, school and mall shootings. Not everybody is qualified to drive a car in America and not everyone is qualified to carry a gun.
Q: I have been seeing a therapist for a while to help me cope with a loss in my life. It helped me to deal with the grief. But I want to feel stronger and more capable of dealing with things like this in the future. I do not feel as if I am building those skills with this therapist. She has been very helpful, but she does not challenge me in a way that I think I need. Do you have any suggestions?
A: You were lucky to have had her there when you needed to deal with the pain. But now you’re feeling as if you haven’t been given the tools to deal effectively with pain or challenges like this in the future. To put it into the language of BetterMen, you’ve been mothered, now you want to be fathered.