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City of Blythe Illegal Dumping

October 22, 2019 New

BLYTHE, CA – To combat a spike in illegal dumping in our community we are asking for your help to keep Blythe clean. You can do this by only discarding items in designated trash receptacles, by not dumping large items and trash in our alleys, on our streets, sidewalks or on private property and by reporting anyone you see illegally dumping to the Blythe Police Department at 760-922-6111. MORE

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2019 Homecoming Safe Ride Shuttle – Don’t Drink & Drive!

Friday, Oct 25 at 7pm until Sunday, Oct 27 at 2am

BLYTHE, CA – During Homecoming Weekend, Desert Roadrunner is providing rides for $5.00 one-way per person, anywhere within the Palo Verde Valley including; Blythe, Ehrenberg, Ripley and Mesa Verde. Starting Friday, October 25 at 7pm until 2am Sunday, October 27. MORE

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, Oct 26, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

INLAND EMPIRE, Calif – Inland Empire County Sheriff’s Departments are proud to announce their partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” day will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. MORE

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10-year-old overcome by carbon monoxide fumes in boating incident

October 22, 2019 New

NEEDLES, Calif – On Saturday, October 19 at 12:27p.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Station responded to Park Moabi after getting a report of a child not breathing. The 10-year-old girl was pulled from the water and taken to the shore prior to the arrival of deputies. MORE

Two arrests so far in an attempt burglary – two more to come

October 22, 2019 New

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Tuesday, September 17, at about 2:30 a.m., four suspects attempted to force entry into an occupied residence, in the 73000 block of Sunnyvale Drive. As the suspects attempted to enter the home, they were confronted by a witness. The suspects fled from the location before entering the home. MORE

3-Vehicle Crash

October 11, 2019

BLYTHE, Calif – On Wednesday, October 9 at about 5:41 p.m. the Blythe Police Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a traffic accident at the intersection of Hobsonway and Broadway. Officers from the Blythe Police Department arrived and found that three vehicles had been involved in the accident. MORE

Man arrested after assaulting two women

October 11, 2019

BLYTHE, Calif – On Wednesday, October 9 at about 6:51 a.m. Blythe Police Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a male assaulting a female with a gun on Lido Lane. The female reported she was bleeding from the head. Officers from the Blythe Police Department arrived and contacted two victims who had sustained injuries to the head. MORE

My Prostate and Thyroid Cancer

Guest Opinion

To The Desert Independent

October 22, 2019 New

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEI never wanted cancer – who does? Within four months I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and prostate cancer.

Last October 26, my entire thyroid was removed with four malignant nodules. I dreaded that surgery because I knew speech and singing complications could happen because of the proximity of the thyroid to the vocal cords. Some people end up with paralyzed vocal cords for a lifetime. The surgeon assured me he would take his time and utilize extreme caution in protecting my vocal cords but reminded me that the cancer had to be the priority. MORE


PV School District

Board Meeting
Tue, Nov 5 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295S N 1st St, Blythe

Blythe City Council

Tue, Nov 12 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

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