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Three Proposals for New Essential Air Service Provider

February 7, 2016 New

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif – Imperial County has been notified by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that three airlines have submitted proposals to provide air travel services for the Imperial County Airport through the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. Due to the emergency nature of the Request for Proposals (RFP) released by DOT just over two weeks ago, the public has until February 25, 2016 to review and submit comments relating to the proposals. MORE


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Imperial County Probation & Juvenile Justice Annual Youth Summit

Saturday, February 13

EL CENTRO, Calif – On Saturday, February 13, the Imperial County Probation Department and the Imperial County Juvenile Justice Commission will host the 6th Annual Youth Summit in El Centro. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Corfman Auditorium located at McCabe School. MORE

Riverside County Adopts Short-Term Rental Rules

January 27, 2016

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Rules aimed at protecting county residents from adverse effects of short-term rentals were adopted Tuesday by a 4-1 vote of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The ordinance applies to unincorporated areas of Riverside County and will take effect in 30 days. MORE

It’s Time to Dismantle the BLM, A Criminal Enterprise

By JACK FERM – Article originally published at the Southern Utah Independent
To The Desert Independent. Republished with Permission

January 25, 2016

This agency has been one of the more corrupt Federal agencies ever since its founding by President Harry Truman in 1946. In their tenure over public lands, they have done more to destroy watershed than protect it, their incompetence as an agency of government has been unprecedented, and they have allowed cattle and sheep to overgraze the land to the extent that much of our range lands are today closer to wastelands. MORE

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Border Patrol Arrests 2 US Citizens

February 6, 2016

YUMA, Arizona –Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens with active warrants as they attempted to travel through immigration checkpoints this week on Highways 95 and 78. Agents arrested Juan Carlos Maldonado on February 3 after learning he has an active warrant out of Columbus, Ohio, for a probation violation and dangerous drugs. MORE

Search Warrant Results in Four Arrests for Drug Sales

February 6, 2016

NEEDLES, Calif – On Thursday, February 4, deputies from the Colorado River Station and the Needles Police Department served a search warrant at the home of Henry Estrada in the 100 block of North K Street. In a search of the home, evidence of sales of methamphetamine was found. MORE

An Accident to Cool Down the Crowd

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To The Desert Independent

February 6, 2016

     Windy’s pickup truck was the third one to arrive at the scene of the fender bender. Both cars pretty well plugged up the road, and once it was determined no one was hurt, and the police had been called, Windy surveyed the situation. MORE

Imperial County Board of Supervisors Modify Regular Board Meeting Times

January 30, 2016

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif – In an effort to encourage civic engagement and increase public participation at future board meetings, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors’ have modified the board meeting time and format for the remainder of the year. Beginning, February 2, 2016, the Board of Supervisors’ meetings will now convene open session at 9:00 a.m. MORE

CBP Recruiting for America’s “First Line of Defense”

February 1, 2016

YUMA, Arizona – Customs and Border Protection is looking for candidates to fill positions as Border Patrol agents and CBP officers. Individuals interested in becoming part of “America’s first line of defense” are encouraged to visit with recruiters Saturday, January 30, between noon and 4:00 p.m., in the village area between Harkins Theatre and the roundabout in Yuma Palms Regional Center. MORE

Arrest for Criminal Threats after Barricading Inside Residence

January 29, 2016

BIG RIVER, Calif – On Monday, January 25, Philip Holsborg was involved in an argument with his wife which became physical. When she attempted to call 911, Holsborg ripped the phone cord out of the wall. He then made criminal threats towards her and any law enforcement deputies that arrived. Deputies responded to the residence in the 149000 Block of Mohawk Trail and took a report however; Holsborg had left the residence prior to their arrival. MORE

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Riverside County Fair & Date Festival

February 12 - 21

INDIO, Calif – The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is pleased to announce larger than life entertainment! All concerts are included with the price of general admission.

The Fair runs February 12-21. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. Purchase your tickets early and receive them at a discounted price: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for youth, $7 for group tickets or bus tours (minimum of 25), and $22 for Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands. MORE

Home Invasion Crime Alert

Every Individual should know about Bump Keys and What to Do to Protect Themselves

February 4, 2016

Bump keys are available online and open deadbolts and passage locks nearly as fast as a working key and that threatens the life of nearly every family in America. Bump Keys have been in the news in various cities, but most families are still unaware they exist. The government has not banned the sales so criminals can buy bump keys online and walk right in. MORE

BLM's Barbaric Sterilization Experiments on Captured Wild Mares

This is it - the BLM has gone too far.


January 29, 2016

Now the agency wants to perform crude, inhumane and archaic abortion/sterilization experiments on our treasured wild horses that are being kept in an Oregon holding facility.

Once majestic, wild and free, the mares will be subjected to an invasive and painful procedure called "ovariectomy via colpotomy," in which a veterinarian places his arm into a mare's vaginal cavity, manually locates the ovaries and rips them out using a rod-like device with a chain on the end. MORE


He Wants to be Friends With Her After the Breakup

Q: I have been dating a great girl for two years. For the past year she has been pressuring me to take the relationship to the next level. I really like being with her and we have a lot of fun together. But she is not marriage material, not for me. But I really like talking with her. She gets me. She has become my best friend and I do not want to lose that. How do you suggest I go about ending the romantic relationship but remaining friends?

A: You’re asking the wrong question. Try one of these: If she gets me and she’s so great, why am I afraid to commit to her? If she’s not marriage material, why would I even remain friends? When will I get some men in my life so I stop relying exclusively on women for my emotional support? MORE


Blythe City Council

Regular Meeting
Tues, Feb 9 at 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers

Blythe City Council

Fri, Feb 12 at 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

PV School District

Board Meeting
Tues, Feb 16 at 6:00 p.m.
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe

PV Valley
Transit Agency

Board of Directors Meeting
Wed, March 2 at 11:00 a.m.
PVVTA Operations Center
415 N. Main St, Blythe

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