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2017 Archives

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Political scams are the norm in California - Runner (Apr 18)

Helicopter rescue of two injured hikers on Cucamonga Peak Trail (Apr 18)

Canine’s alert stops drugs I-8 checkpoint (Apr 14)

Arrest for assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing victim with a screwdriver (Apr 14)

Homelessness has increased in Riverside County (Apr 13)

Three arrested for conspiracy, child endangerment & other charges (Apr 13)

Comments sought on Draft Environmental Assessment for Arizona Heritage Trail System (Apr 13)

Fake tax payment checks lead to arrest & conviction of bogus home loan business operator (Apr 11)

Easter – We Need It Really Bad - Mollette (Apr 11)

DUI driver hit utility pole is injured & arrested (Apr 11)

Bush vs. Trump - Jensen (Apr 10)

Now easy to report graffiti at Joshua Tree National Park (Apr 10)

Argument over removal of a motor home leads to arrest of a felon in possession of a firearm (Apr 08)

Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act – Informational Workshops (Apr 08)

Bill O'Reilly's Alleged Escapades, Hmmm - Mollette (Apr 07)

"Tomahawk to Assad" - Kamensky Cartoon (Apr 07)

Joshua Tree National Park asks visitors to watch out for wildlife (Apr 06)

Fossils stolen from Death Valley National Park (Apr 06)

Three rescued after boat overturns in squall (Apr 06)

George Washington’s Ax - Randles (Apr 06)

Crash survivor receives Elsa Hechanova Memorial Award (Apr 06)

Border Patrol seizes more than $91k in drugs (Apr 06)

Family Place coming to Imperial County Free Libraries (Apr 06)

Public Invited to Celebrate Mayflower Park Improvements (Apr 05)

Nevada counties lose in Ninth Circuit on Wild Horses, but are winning the ground war (Apr 04)

Working together to stop distracted driving (Apr 04)

A children's crusade - Jensen (Apr 02)

Annual property statements are due soon (Apr 02)

Hiking safely throughout Riverside County (Apr 02)

Rafael Ari Aikens arrested in double murder (Apr 01)

Two arrested after extensive investigation leads to recovery of many items of stolen property (Apr 01)

Changes Coming for Taxes on Cigarettes and Electronic Vaping Devices (Apr 01)

Man in hospital ER assaults police (Apr 01)

America's Nightmare – Congress - Mollette (Apr 01)

New California law puts charge in Lead-Acid Battery sales (Mar 29)

Two groups of lost hikers rescued within hours of each other from same area (Mar 28)

Your help is needed with double murder investigation (Mar 27)

Injured man rescued by helicopter after falling 25 feet in Joshua Tree (Mar 26)

What have the Irish ever done for us? - Forsythe (Mar 25)

New Sales and Use Tax Rates go into effect on April 1 (Mar 25)

Americans hope for better days - Mollette (Mar 23)

Felon in possession of a firearm & controlled substance while armed (Mar 23)

Border Patrol agent assaulted near San Luis (Mar 23)

Border Patrol agents arrest 9, seize over 700 pounds of marijuana (Mar 23)

Helicopter rescue of one-year-old who goes over falls (Mar 20)

US Citizen at checkpoint tries to bring in $407K in drugs (Mar 20)

Mobile home fire results in murder investigation of girlfriend (Mar 20)

Colorado River Fair 2017 (Mar 16-19)

4 in SUV Commit Assault & Robbery – Arrests Made (Mar 17)

Medical Care Answers for America - Mollette (Mar 17)

VA Imperial Valley Clinic – Open House (Mar 17)

Yuma Sector Agents Seize Multiple Drugs & Arrest 5 (Mar 16)

"Trump Care" - Kamensky Cartoon (Mar 16)

Top 500 Sales and Use Tax Delinquencies Updated (Mar 15)

Mom arrested for Child Abuse after biting her teen (Mar 14)

Hiker falls to his death in the Devil's Backbone area of Mt. Baldy (Mar 14)

Public Land and Wild Horses, Keep it Real America - Leigh (Mar 12)

The Bloodletting Continues - Jensen (Mar 11)

Burglary Arrest – Help Sought In Locating & Returning Stolen Property to the Victim (Mar 11)

Couple Arrested After 4 Year Old Found Wandering in Street (Mar 11)

Personal Locator Device Aids in Search & Rescue of Injured Hiker (Mar 11)

Violent Crime in Riverside County Sheriff’s Areas Up 12.1% (Mar 11)

Preserving Life, A Little Longer - Mollette (Mar 11)

Successful Rescue of Woman Stranded Overnight (Mar 08)

Help Restore Off-Road Damage in Death Valley (Mar08)

County Youth Still Targeted by Unhealthy Messages in Retail Stores (Mar 08)

North Shore Mobile Health Clinic Switches to Wednesdays (Mar 08)

Contact Your Board Members - Jensen (Mar 06)

Joshua Tree National Park Seeks Comments on Off-Highway Vehicles (Mar 05)

Rummage Sale – Zion Lutheran Church (Mar 04)

Would the Kind People Please Stand Up? - Mollette (Mar 04)

BLM Violates Own Wild Horse Welfare Standards - The Cloud Foundation (Mar 02)

Burglary in Progress Interrupted by Sheriff’s Deputies (Mar 02)

Agency on Aging 4-Year Area Plan Public Hearings (Mar 02)

Zinke Confirmation a Bad Sign for Environment and Wild Horses - Leigh (Mar 02)

Running the Iditarod in a VW - Randles (Mar 02)

Notice of Public Hearing – PVVTA (Mar 01)

Elementary School Shakeup - Jensen (Feb 28)

Trump’s Cowardly Immigration Policy Imperils the Public and the Police - Cooper (Feb 27)

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Blythe (Feb 25)

Collision at Hobsonway and Commercial (Feb 25)

Truancy Sweep (Feb 24)

America Needs Mentors and Life Coaches - Mollette (Feb 24)

High Speed Pursuit Results in Arrest of a Bullhead City Man (Feb 23)

Man Arrested at Havasu Landing Resort Casino for Brandishing a Firearm (Feb 22)

Border Patrol Arrests Alien Drug Smugglers & Aggravated Felon (Feb 22)

Recycle and Get Free Entry to the Riverside County Fair & Date Festival (Feb 22)

John Steinbeck’s Road Map for Resisting Donald Trump - Cooper (Feb 21)

Man Arrested for Multiple Vehicle Burglaries (Feb 18)

Evening Helicopter Rescue of Two Hikers from Mt. Baldy (Feb 18)

VA Imperial Valley Clinic Opens in New Location (Feb 18)

President Trump – Keep Us Out of Syria - Mollette (Feb 18)

U.S. Citizen Caught Smuggling 4 Illegal Immigrants (Feb 18)

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy (Feb 17)

Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Residential Burglary (Feb 15)

Helicopter Rescue of Man after his Vehicle Plunges Down Mountain (Feb 14)

The Winter of Our Discontent Deepens as Trumpettes Party - Ray (Feb 14)

18 Arrested, Close to $400K in Marijuana Seized (Feb 14)

Fear and Loathing in the D.O. - Jensen (Feb 11)

Immigration - Letter by Bailek Feb 10)

Hiker from Torrance Dies on Mt. Baldy (Feb 10)

Hard Work and Right Living Equals Singing and Dancing - Mollette (Feb 09)

Drugs & Fraudulent Documents Seized – Seven Illegal Aliens Arrested (Feb 09)

Needles Woman Arrested for Arson (Feb 09)

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted (Feb 08)

$400,000 in Funding for Active Transportation and Green Initiatives Approved (Feb 08)

Man Arrested After Short Crime Spree From California to Arizona (Feb 08)

170 Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Reject Zinke for Interior Secretary - Wild Horse Education (Feb 07)

Don’t Let a DUI Sack Your Celebration (Feb 05)

Is Reading Steinbeck an Antidote to Donald Trump? - Cooper (Feb 05)

Helicopter Rescue of 16 Year Old Hiker (Feb 05)

Fifty Dogs Impounded in North Shore Animal Services Sweeps (Feb 04)

BLM Auschwitz Where 196 Wild Horses Died at their Scott City Feedlot - Coffey (Feb 03)

Resume Redux and the Ides of March - Jensen (Feb 03)

$40,000 Worth of Stolen Property Recovered (Feb 03)

Lock America's Doors and Please Knock Politely - Mollette (Feb 03)

“Gone, But Not Forgotten” Celebrity Tribute Concert (Feb 03)

Life Hates a Mystery - Randles (Feb 02)

Arizona Man Arrested for Arson, Criminal Threats, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Feb 02)

"Liberty Back to France" - Kamensky Cartoon (Jan 31)

Scooter ‘n’ Oaks - Book Review - Bartels (Jan 30)

Helicopter Rescue of Seriously Injured Hiker (Jan 30)

Woman Making Disturbance at AM/PM Leads to Her Arrest (Jan 28)

Helicopter Rescues Hikers from Snow Packed Ridge After They Deploy Emergency GPS (Jan 28)

Residential Burglary and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Jan 28)

Helicopter Rescues Two Avalanche Victims from Mount Baldy Bowl (Jan 28)

Property and Other Tax Relief Available for Those Impacted by Storms & Flooding (Jan 27)

Two U.S. Citizens Caught Smuggling Methamphetamine at Immigration Checkpoint (Jan 27)

"President of Mexico" - Kamensky Cartoon (Jan 26)

Americans Need Help Fast - Mollette (Jan 26)

U. S. Citizen Caught Smuggling Cocaine at Immigration Checkpoint (Jan 25)

Immigration – Having It Both Ways - Markle (Jan 25)

Sheriff's Unit Involved in a Traffic Collision (Jan 25)

12th Annual Senior Appreciation Day (Jan 25)

Riverside County’s Best Young Bands Sought for 2017 Battle of the Bands Competition (Jan 23)

Blythe Bluegrass Festival 2017 (Jan 20-22)

Asset Forfeiture Funds Awarded to 20 Riverside County Organizations (Jan 22)

Wellton K9 Alerts Agents to more than Half Million in Drugs (Jan 21)

Woman Arrested After Driving up to Marine Base Intoxicated with Two Loaded Firearms (Jan 21)

Man Dead in Deputy Involved Shooting at Motel 6 (Jan 21)

Man Arrested for Lewd Acts with a Child Under 14 (Jan 21)

22nd Annual Imperial Valley Jr. Trout Fishing Derby (Jan 21)

Joshua Tree National Park Sees Record Visitation in 2016 (Jan 19)

Helicopter Rescue on Devils Backbone Trail of Mount Baldy (Jan 18)

Citizen Volunteers Wanted for Citizens on Patrol (Jan 18)

Fatality in Fire Ruled Homicide (Jan 18)

Truth or Twitter? Why Donald Trump is No John Steinbeck - Cooper (Jan 18)

Trump's Inauguration – Ugly American Rancor - Mollette (Jan 18)

Public Meeting for Eagle Mountain Boundary Study (Jan 18)

Join the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Citizen’s Academy (Jan 18)

Fire on Rice Street (Jan 17)

Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Jan 16)

Man Robbed at Gunpoint at Valero Gas Station – Arrest Made (Jan 15)

Whose Home on the Range? - Farley (Jan 14)

U. S. Citizen Caught with Marijuana at Immigration Checkpoint (Jan 13)

The Bush Resume - Jensen (Jan 13)

Imperial County Fire Department Receives Grant for Hydraulic Rescue Tools (Jan 13)

Fatal Traffic Collision on East Hobsonway (Jan 12)

Bush Contract - Jensen (Jan 12)

Guns in America and Shooting Back - Mollette (Jan 12)

Benny King and the Criminalization of Addiction in America - Cooper (Jan 11)

Benoit Memorial Service to be Broadcast Online (Jan 10)

Fire in Albertson’s Shopping Center (Jan 07)

Out of Old comes the New - Randles (Jan 07)

Staying Motivated in America - Mollette (Jan 07)

Transportation Grants Available for School Field Trips to Death Valley (Jan 06)

Rodeos are Not a Sport (Jan 05)

An Open Letter to Charles Bush, Supt. - Jensen (Jan 05)

Warrant Scam (Jan 04)

Collision with Injuries on I-10 (Jan 04)

ID Theft Suspect Deported from Mexico (Jan 04)

About the Supe's Salary - Jensen (Jan 02)

Fear-Monger – "The Return of Chuckie" - Jensen (Jan 01)

"Fascho 2017" - Kamensky Cartoon (Jan 01)

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