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Happy 84th Anniversary Chiriaco Summit (Aug 15)

When Will President Trump Bomb North Korea? - Mollette (Aug 04)

Captain David Teets, Incoming Colorado River Station Commander (Aug 02)

16 year old arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle (Aug 01)

"Obamacare Wins" - Kamensky Cartoon (June 29)

US Citizen arrested with 90 lbs of meth (July 29)

California’s housing construction prices vs. the rest of the nation - Mueller (July 29)

Mom jailed after assaulting her 7-year-old son (July 29)

Two arrests for possession of stolen property (July 29)

Should President Trump Quit? - Mollette (July 29)

Woman arrested on suspicion of arson of Break N Run Billiards (July 25)

Riverside County named one of nation’s top 10 digital counties (July 25)

Male juvenile struck by driver (July 25)

Six injured in boat collision on Colorado River (July 25)

Two hikers rescued after becoming lost in Icehouse Canyon (July 25)

John McCain, Obamacare and Call 911 to be murdered - Mollette (July 25)

First wellness ride free on the new Blythe Wellness Express (July 20)

US & Mexican citizens caught with more than $350K in drugs (July 20)

Local law enforcement & Feds work together (July 20)

Sheriff seeks minimum funding in County budget to avoid further staff reductions (July 20)

US & Mexican citizens caught with more than $350K in drugs (July 18)

Unclaimed property tax refunds deadline August 1 (July 16)

Lincoln Navigator rollover on I-10 with fatality (July 15)

House appropriations committee may have just signed horses’ death warrant - The Cloud Foundation (July 13)

Property values to outpace property taxes for the average homeowner (July 12)

Firefighter rescued by sheriff’s helicopter in heat-related emergency (July 12)

Helicopter rescue of sick lost woman (July 12)

Helicopter rescue of hiker with diabetic emergency (July 12)

Arrest for transportation of marijuana for sale (July 10)

Recompensation of our Independence Day - Randles (July 10)

Results of 4th of July Marine Enforcement Operation (July 06)

Kim Jong-un, first diplomacy, and then he must go - Mollette July (06)

Washington woman arrested for stolen car (July 06)

Are our wild horses being prepped for slaughter? - The Cloud Foundation (July 02)

CAL FIRE warns of holiday fire dangers (July 04)

Slow down and celebrate responsibly (July 04)

Another cliff jumper rescued at Aztec Falls (July 03)

California tobacco tax goes up July 1 (June 29)

Murder/Suicide in Lake Arrowhead (June 29)

County receives $6 million grant to help stop re-offenders (June 27)

Wild Horses: Myths vs. the Truth - Farley (June 27)

Helicopter rescue in Aztec Falls of a cliff jumper (June 27)

Bears & the London Philharmonic - Randles (June 22)

Young mom jailed for animal & child abuse (June 21)

Man arrested for felony probation for drug related offenses (June 21)

Woman dies in off-road vehicle accident (June 20)

2017-2018 Rogers Scholars named at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus (June 20)

Helicopter rescue of an injured hiker in Aztec Falls (June 20)

Wild horses – A better way - Letter: Downer (June 20)

Assailant jailed after assault with a metal pole (June 17)

Two men jailed for sale of meth (June 17)

Blythe Border Patrol Agents seize cash, weapon, ammunition and drugs (June 16)

Officials urge residents to take precautions as temps expected to rise (June 16)

Border Patrol Agents arrest two convicted felons (June 16)

Yuma Sector bracing for extreme temperatures (June 16)

Yuma Sector, preparándose para las temperaturas extremas (June 16)

ATV & pickup collision results in major injuries – witnesses wanted (June 13)

Arrested after pointing gun at loud neighbor (June 13)

Call of weapons being fired results in 2 felons arrested for possession of firearms (June 13)

This Father's Day, Keep Trying - Mollette (June 13)

High speed pursuit & lying lands 2 in jail (June 11)

Consumers and Merchants – Know Your Tax Rate in Riverside County (June 10)

Ajo agents seize 135 lbs. of marijuana, arrest Nicaraguan suspect (June 10)

Hypocrisy of DOI Budget, Alt facts may kill our Wild Horses - Leigh (June 08)

Bob Jensen Dead (June 08)

A picnic to remember - Randles (June 08)

Every day is a gift - Mollette (June 08)

Riverside County raises awareness of elder & dependent-adult abuse (June 08)

Arson arrest in Needles (June 08)

33 neglected animals (June 04)

Fish to fight mosquitoes in Arizona (June 02)

Three Eisenhower Medical Center patients test positive for tuberculosis (June 02)

"Don't Laugh at US" - Kamensky Cartoon (June 02)

Memorial Day weekend boating enforcement results in 11 arrests (June 01)

Why are we destroying our wild burros? - Roe (June 01)

Comedian Kathy Griffin – Severely Burned - Mollette (June 01)

Border Patrol agents arrest 2 felons, seize weapons (June 01)

Man dies on San Bernardino Peak (May 30)

Dog dies in locked car, owner arrested (May 27)

Border Patrol agents assist distressed aliens (May 27)

Suspicious fire on Yucca Ave, Twentynine Palms (May 27)

Marines & Sheriff work together to rescue stranded civilian in desert on Marine Base (May 27)

Volunteers needed for recycling classes & events (May 27)

Memorial Day Tribute (May 27)

DUI & License Checkpoint (May 26)

Riverside County recognizes women, young ladies of the year for work on women’s issues (May 25)

County selects new CEO (May 25)

Seat belt safety never takes a holiday – Buckle up! (May 25)

Legal action filed – Federal obstruction against environmental advocates (May 24)

President Trump: "They are losers" - Mollette (May 24)

Imperial County Department of Public Works Open House (May 24)

Palo Verde College Theater to be renamed in honor of Francis (Ted) Arneson - Jensen (May 22)

Needles man tries to set his own apartment on fire (May 22)

Whither the Middle School - Jensen (May 21)

Men with disabled vehicle call for help, arrested for burglary (May 21)

Border Patrol Agents Assaulted (May 19)

Agents seize more than $400,000 in heroin (May 19)

K9 finds murder victim – arrest made (May 19)

Arrest for indoor marijuana grow & theft of utilities (May 18)

The string dangling in the darkness (May 18)

Take Time for Mom - Mollette (May 14)

Another hiker air-lifted from Mt. Baldy (May 14)

Riverside County Supervisor Manuel Perez takes oath, assumes Fourth District office (May 13)

August 1 is deadline to file with Riverside County for unclaimed property tax refunds (May 13)

Art and Creative Writing Festival (May 09)

"Trump Care" - Kamensky Cartoon (May 06)

Twentynine Palms resident leads deputies on a pursuit (May 05)

Helicopter rescue of thru packer off Pacific Crest Trail (May 05)

Hooray for less taxes! We hope - Mollette (May 05)

2017 Budget Bill Language Strips Protections from Wild Horses - Cloud Foundation (May 05)

Fugitive arrested wanted by the state of Arizona (May 05)

Getting tired in 60 years - Randles (May 03)

Riverside car shows not to miss this year (May 02)

Human remains found on Cougar Crest Trail in Big Bear, investigation underway (May 02)

Sheriff's helicopter rescues stranded Alta Loma man on Mount Baldy (May 02)

Helicopter rescue of Claremont man who spent night stranded on Mt. San Gorgonio (May 02)

Arrest for possession of illegal assault weapon and high capacity magazines (Apr 30)

Riverside Sheriff’s Public Auction (Apr 29)

Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day (Apr 29)

Harassment Begging In America - Mollette (Apr 28)

Border Patrol agents recover stolen vehicle near Blythe (Apr 27)

Agents seize more than $566K in cocaine (Apr 27)

Neighbor’s call alerts deputies to home burglary & results in arrests (Apr 27)

Two hikers spend night on mountain after getting lost followed by helicopter rescue (Apr 24)

Helicopter rescue of man who became disoriented and stuck on a steep shale rock slope (Apr 24)

Helicopter rescue of an injured hiker who had fallen 75 feet (Apr 24)

Tax Freedom Day late again for California - Runner (Apr 23)

Whither Patriotism Exercises - Jensen (Apr 23)

Encumbrances – State Churches, O'Reilly and Kim Jong Un - Mollette (Apr 21)

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

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

Ghoulishness envelops Arkansas’ mass execution schedule - Cooper (Apr 15)

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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