BLYTHE, Calif – The Blythe Police Department and the California Highway Patrol will conduct a Sobriety and Driver's License Checkpoint on May 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the city, where a significant number of DUI-related collisions and DUI arrests have occurred. Officers will screen drivers passing through the checkpoint for sobriety and for a valid driver's license. Drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be arrested, and unlicensed drivers may be cited and possibly have their cars towed.
BLYTHE, Calif – On Wednesday May 15, at about 6:39 in the morning, the Blythe Police responded to Palo Verde High School, regarding graffiti vandalism. The responding officer found that several doors, sidewalks, and an electrical box had been vandalized with aerosol paint.
By S. H. CLEMENS Special to The Desert Independent
May 17, 2013
It has been a few weeks now, but I attended an Easter egg hunt with my grandchildren the Saturday before Easter. We came upon a social insight at the time that I would like to share with you.
The children were separated into two groups (3-4 year olds & 5-6 year olds). The lawns were covered with plastic eggs that each had a small sweet treat therein. The announcement was made that those eggs containing a star were special and the entitlement was for a special gift at the end of the program.
BLYTHE, Calif – On Tuesday, May 7 at 7:40 PM, Blythe Police responded to a reported injury traffic collision in the 900 block of West Hobsonway. When Officers arrived they found a green Ford Taurus, driven by 34 year old Melissa Selph of Blythe, which had struck a light pole on the north sidewalk.
RIPLEY, Calif – On Tuesday, May 21, at about 7:58 in the morning, deputies from the Colorado River Station responded to an apartment complex in the 24600 block of School Road, regarding several found "homemade" explosives. Ripley is located 7 miles southwest of Blythe in the unincorporated area.
RIVERSIDE, Calif – Riverside County property owners and businesses have until August 1 of this year to file claims for unclaimed property tax refunds. Filing instructions and a listing of all unclaimed property tax refunds from tax year 2008 and prior are now available on the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Website. According to Don Kent, there are 1,844 refunds totaling $1,937,449.17 that remain unclaimed.
Mandatory Microchipping Ordinance 1st Reading at Tuesday’s Council Meeting
By Robert Winkler The Desert Independent
May 12, 2013
BLYTHE, Calif – The proposed ordinance gives the City of Blythe and the Blythe Police Department the authority to enforce mandatory microchipping within the City of Blythe boundaries. According to the proposed ordinance, it will reduce the number of dogs or cats impounded and cause a potential reduction of impounds fees.
BLYTHE, Calif – On Saturday, May 11 at 9:36 p.m., Colorado River Station Sheriff’s units were dispatched to a missing persons call at McIntyre River Camp Park located at Intake Blvd and 26th Ave. The husband advised his wife had been missing since 6:00 p.m. The couple and a group of friends had been at a place known as Goose Flats about 7 miles north of McIntyre Park. The wife
had left there at about 6:00 p.m. alone on a Yamaha wave-runner. The husband and the group of friends then left approximately 10 minutes later, returning to McIntyre Park, where they believed the wife had gone.
The recent assassination of a British soldier walking down a street in London was a despicable act. He proudly wore his country's uniform and for that he gave his life. Most of us are very proud of our military. We should be. Without our armed forces we would not be the free country we are today.
America must keep a strong military. Our sons and daughters put everything on the line for our country. We should stand strong with them. We must keep a strong number of soldiers. We never want the world to look at us with the perception that we have a weak military.
BLYTHE, Calif – On Saturday May 18, at about 7:30 PM, Blythe Police responded to the River Road south of the “Five Points” area near the Colorado River, regarding to an off road vehicle collision. The responding officer found that a Polaris side-by-side off road vehicle had been traveling southbound on the river road, and had rolled over into an adjacent agricultural field.
Grabbing attention from the opening pages of any novel is very difficult. Mastering that technique is critical and Janet Litherland does it with style in “Worth Dying For.” “A bullet whistled past Hannah Rosse’s ear as she crossed the living room of her home. It knocked a framed photo off the mantle, and sent it crashing to the floor.”
This is how you keep the reader going from the top of the page to the bottom! What is going to happen next? Curiosity abounds and readers are compelled to move on.
Q: What can I do about my wife? I work 10-hour days, busting my hump for her. When I get home I have to deal with my kids and put out more fires. The last thing I want to do is to have to listen to her complaining. How can I get her to give me a break?
A: I can sure understand why your wife would be tired of you! You “have to deal” with your kids?” The last thing you want to do is to listen to your wife? Take a deep breath, my friend. You got some learnin’ to do.
First, it’s time to figure out how to turn this “have to” into a “get to” when it comes to your kids. There’s something going on in your head that’s keeping you from being the father
– I’m sure you’d like to be
– for your kids. They’re a blessing. Sounds like you haven’t taken time
– for a long time
– to be grateful for what you have. Maybe you can drive around the block a few times before coming home, and give yourself the chance to transition from work to home. Maybe you can take a moment and do a gratitude prayer, or a short meditation. Remind yourself why you work so hard. Your kids need their dad to be the best dad he can be.