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This Father's Day

Guest Opinion

To The Desert Independent

June 15, 2019 New

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEWhat can we as father's do with our remaining years?

We can't turn back the clock. Any and all missed opportunities cannot be reclaimed.

Some father's live with regrets while others know they did the best they could.

I don't know of too many dads who deeply feel like they have been perfect. In our younger adult and middle age years we had a lot on our plates. We were trying to make it in our jobs and keep food in the house and a roof over our heads. Most of the time we were juggling long hours. Most of us tried to do the best we could. MORE

Federal Court Judge Dismisses Negligence & Wrongful Death Lawsuit against County of San Bernardino & Sheriff's Dept

June 9, 2019

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif – On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the case against the County of San Bernardino, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, and the involved personnel was dismissed in federal court. This judgment stems from a case that dates back to November 30, 2012, when deputies and detectives from the Specialized Enforcement Division were attempting to locate and apprehend Clyde Murray, an armed and dangerous parolee-at-large and criminal street gang member, who was a suspect in an armed robbery. MORE

CSUSB Palm Desert to award highest number of degrees in history

June 9, 2019

PALM DESERT, Calif – Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus will award the highest number of degrees in its history – 394 bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees – at its annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 13. Last year, the Palm Desert Campus awarded 369 degrees at its commencement ceremony. That number is expected to grow each year due to the continued popularity and growth of the campus. MORE

1986 Cold Case Murder to be Featured on Investigation Discovery on June 4

June 2, 2019

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif – In 1986, Nancy Klinger dropped her children off with a babysitter, and never returned.

Klinger met with Larry T. Hite, who had presented himself to her as an investigator with the Sheriff's Department. She believed she would be posing as his wife as part of an investigation. MORE

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New Wild Horse and Burro Management Plan Spells Disaster for Wild Horses

The Cloud Foundation calls for oversight of BLM Wild Horse and Burro Pilot Program

To The Desert Independent

June 15, 2019 New

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Last week, The Cloud Foundation (TCF), a Colorado-based nonprofit organization, sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee (Click here for letter), voicing opposition to a dangerous and ill-conceived management plan that could result in the roundup of over 50,000 wild horses. The letter calls on the Committee’s Chair, Rep. Raul Grijalva, to hold hearings regarding the failure of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to effectively manage the Wild Horse and Burro program. The Colorado nonprofit also urges the committee to provide oversight and benchmark requirements for a BLM pilot program, embedded in the fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill. MORE

Zion Vacation Bible School

June 17-21 – 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

BLYTHE, Calif – Cathy Markle, this year's Vacation Bible School Director, invites all the children of the community ages 5 to 12 to the Zion Lutheran Vacation Bible School. Classes are being held at the church at 701 E. Chanslorway. MORE

Permitting for limited meal prep and sales from home kitchens has begun

June 9, 2019

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – On Thursday, June 6, the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health started accepting applications for home based food business permits. During the first hour the department was open, three potential business owners came in for applications, making them the first three in the county and the state to apply. MORE

Riverside County health officials seek those who may have been exposed to measles case

June 2, 2019

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – A 20-year-old Santa Barbara man who has been diagnosed with measles traveled through portions of Riverside County while he was contagious, prompting local health officials to notify local residents who may have been exposed to the illness. No cases have been confirmed in Riverside County, but health officials say the unidentified individual stopped at various locations when he traveled through the area May 24-26. MORE

Father’s Day & Equal Rights

Guest Opinion by SUE MARCEAU, Prescott, Arizona
To The Desert Independent

June 15, 2019 New

To My Awesome Dad from Your Loving Daughter:

Father’s Day 2019 merits a broadcast about how very honored and fortunate I am to have you as my mentor, supporter and role model. You have stood by me in good times and bad, during triumphs and challenges, and through monumental successes and painful do-overs. I have taken on the world and created my own unique value within it. MORE

Fillin in at Graduation

Home Country
To The Desert Independent

June 9, 2019

SLIM RANDLESWhen we filtered in for coffee at the Mule Barn truck stop, we were surprised to see Jim Albertson already there, already drinking coffee and looking as though he lost his last friend.

It’s so unlike him, because Jim’s job as principal of our local high school and middle school has been fun for him. He’s always taken an offbeat, creative approach to his job, and it is sometimes hilarious. So naturally, when someone’s obviously in pain, we did the kindest thing and sat down, surrounding him with coffee and questions. MORE


PV School District

Board Meeting
Tue, June 25 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe

Blythe City Council

Tue, July 9 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe

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