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2015 Archives

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Riverside County DUI Enforcement Campaign (Dec 31)

Free Tax Assistance Program to Help California Taxpayers Claim Thousands of Dollars (Dec 31)

Lake Moovalya to be Lowered (Dec 30)

Setting a Goal for 2016 - Mollette (Dec 30)

New Cannabis Industry Tracking System (Dec 28)

Prepaid Wireless Services Soon to be Subject to New Surcharge (Dec 28)

PVVTA Service Changes January 1 (Dec 28)

30,000 Plants Marijuana Eradicated Since July under New Ordinance (Dec 28)

Border Patrol Agents Seize Drugs & Arrest 6 (Dec 26)

A Better Way to Seek Traffic Ticket Justice – Trial by Written Declaration (Dec 26)

Christmas Tree Recycling Helps Fish in Riverside County (Dec 26)

Riverside County DUI Enforcement Campaign - Update Dec 18-20 (Dec 23)

How to Make Christmas - Mollette (Dec 23)

First Solar Raises $4,630 for Emergency Food Pantry (Dec 22)

Border Patrol Foil Human & Drug Smuggling Attempts (Dec 22)

Turning on a Dime - Dana (Dec 20)

Drunk Driving Ruins the Holidays (Dec 19)

A Conspiracy of Fear-Mongers - Richman (Dec 18)

Residential Burglary Results in Four Arrests (Dec 18)

Two Hikers & Dog Rescued After Spending Night in Below Zero Temps on San Gorgonio Summit (Dec 17)

Air Rescue of Hiker who Slipped on Icy Cucamonga Peak Trail (Dec 17)

One More Christmas - Mollette (Dec 17)

Improvements Coming to Mayflower Park Boat Ramp (Dec 16)

Agents Arrest 18 & Seize More Than Half Ton of Drugs (Dec 16)

Assessed Values of Inland Empire Properties Up More than 5 Percent (Dec 15)

Assessed Values of Inland Empire Properties Up More than 5 Percent (Dec 15)

The BLM Wild Horse Roundup Continues: Follow the Money - Ferm (Dec 14)

Carl James Dial Jr. Arrested in Hate Crime at Islamic Society of Coachella Valley (Dec 12)

Desert Roadrunner Holiday Lightrunner Service (Dec 11-13)

Riot at Yucca Valley School (Dec 09)

Border Patrol Arrests 12 & Seizes 500+ Pounds of Marijuana (Dec 09)

48 Year Old Female Arrested for Assault (Dec 09)

Border Patrol Agents Again Make Large Seizure, $829K in Marijuana (Dec 08)

President Obama's Speech, "All Is Calm. All Is Bright?" - Mollette (Dec 08)

Border Patrol Arrests 12, Seizes more than 400 Pounds of Drugs (Dec 06)

Humans Are Violent - Winkler (Dec 04)

429 Pounds of Marijuana Seized (Dec 03)

Why is the BLM killing wild horses? - Ferm (Dec 03)

Shootin Archery & the Golf Course - Randles (Dec 02)

Danger Surrounds Us, We Carry On - Mollette (Dec 02)

Grand Canyon National Park Seeks Public Input on Backcountry Management Plan & Draft EIS (Dec 01)

Dumpster Fires at Quail Place Apartments (Dec 01)

Ranchers & BLM Clandestine Grazing Agreement under Legal Fire (Nov 30)

Volunteers Needed for County Homeless Count (Nov 29)

River Maintenance to Close Area North of Aha Quin Resort (Nov 28)

Keys for Making Life Better - Mollette (Nov 28)

Deputies Conduct a Contractors State License Board Operation (Nov 25)

Public Safety Tips for Holiday Season (Nov 25)

Despite Slaughter of Wild Horses, No Prosecution of BLM or Rancher Involved - Burnett (Nov 22)

CAL FIRE Hiring for 2016 (Nov 21)

Riverside County Successfully Completes Statewide Emergency Drill (Nov 21)

GOP letter to BLM Biased and Hypocritical - Return to Freedom (Nov 20)

America Cannot Take Chances - Mollette (Nov 19)

Inmate Escapes from Imperial County Correctional Center & is Captured (Nov 18)

Hiker with Hypothermia Rescued from Mountains (Nov 16)

Wild Horses Sold into Slaughter - Letter (Nov 15)

River Run Hare Scramble Invades Vidal (Nov 14-15)

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday in Blythe (Nov 14)

Save a Horse, Buy a Cowboy (Nov 14)

Taxpayer Subsidized Livestock Grazing Responsible for Destruction of Public Lands - The Cloud Foundation (Nov 13)

Kidnapping Scams (Nov 11)

General Patton Memorial Museum Celebrates 27th Anniversary (Nov 11)

Two Hikers Rescued from San Antonio Falls (Nov 11)

Tri-State Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Driver's Death (Nov 10)

Man Who Causes Ruckus & Threatens Police Arrested (Nov 09)

Blythe Drug Robbery (Nov 09)

Are Americans Sweet Dreaming or Having Nightmares? - Mollette (Nov 06)

Yuma Sector Honor Guard Sets Stage for San Luis Police Department Team (Nov 06)

Arrest for Using Another's U.S. Passport (Nov 06)

What Might Have Been - Randles (Nov 06)

Two Arrested for Robbery of Circle K (Nov 02)

8 Illegal Aliens Arrested, 679 Pounds of Marijuana Seized (Nov 02)

Fraud Alert – Don't be Scammed (Nov 01)

Sheriff's Deputies Locate Missing Man in the Desert (Oct 31)

Death of Las Vegas Woman Found in Desert Being Investigated (Oct 31)

Nine Smugglers Apprehended, 700+ Pounds of Drugs Seized (Oct 31)

Halloween Safety Tips (Oct 31)

Proposed Habitat Restoration Project (Oct 30)

Dr. Ben Carson and African American Churches - Mollette (Oct 30)

Border Patrol Agents Arrest 62, Seize More Than $1 Million in Marijuana (Oct 29)

Aggravated Felon Arrested by Border Agents (Oct 28)

Program Offered to Curtail Childhood Lead Poisoning (Oct 28)

Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Oct 28)

Investigation Confirms BLM Sale of 1794 Wild Horses to Slaughter - Cloud Foundation (Oct 27)

I‑40 Chase Ends in Arrest (Oct 26)

Help for Kids who Stutter is as Close as Your Library (Oct 25)

Jury Duty Warrant for Arrest Scam (Oct 24)

Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $400,000 in Drugs, Arrests 16 Smugglers (Oct 24)

Black Jurors Need Not Apply - Long (Oct 23)

A Wish Comes True for a Sick Child (Oct 22)

Police K9 Sustains Serious Injury (Oct 22)

BLM to Sterilize Idaho's Saylor Creek Wild Horses - The Cloud Foundation (Oct 21)

Stay Food Safe with Alvin and the Chipmunks (Oct 19)

Chevron Robbery Suspect Arrested (Oct 19)

Arrest for Terrorist Threats (Oct 17)

America Should Stay Out of Syria - Mollette (Oct 17)

Public Assistance Requested in Child Annoyance Incident (Oct 17)

Passport Fraud Arrest on I‑10 (Oct 17)

Two Hikers Rescued After Being Stuck On Side of a Mountain

Suspicious Object Found, Bomb Squad Called (Oct 15)

Sheriff's Helicopters Use Night Vision Goggles to Locate an Injured Motorcyclist (Oct 15)

Fatal Boating Accident (Oct 14)

16 Arrested, More than 450 Pounds of Drugs Seized (Oct 14)

Possession of Meth for Sale (Oct 14)

Guns – Stopping That One Person - Mollette (Oct 11)

St. Joan of Arc Church Bazaar (Oct 11)

Stolen Furniture Found in Plain View (Oct 10)

Hear the Beep Where You Sleep – Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm (Oct 10)

Quoting Shakespeare at the Dentist - Randles (Oct 08)

Ironwood Prison: Judge Issues Cease and Desist (Oct 08)

International Walk to School Day (Oct 07)

Pedestrian Struck by Car (Oct 06)

Transport of a Controlled Substance (Oct 06)

17 Smugglers and 15 Imposters Arrested, Nearly 500 Pounds of Marijuana Seized (Oct 06)

350 Marijuana Plants Seized, 6 Suspects Arrested (Oct 05)

Syrian Refugees, How Many More Can We Afford? - Mollette (Oct 05)

Arrest Made after Attempts to Lure Children into Vehicle (Oct 03)

Sheriff Adopts ICE Priority Enforcement Program (Oct 02)

Ironwood State Prison $88 Million Construction Contract Improperly Awarded (Oct 02)

15 Foreign Nationals Arrested, More than 500 Pounds of Marijuana Seized (Sept 29)

12‑Year‑Old Girl Rescued (Sept 29)

Woman Rescued from Mountains South of Big Bear (Sept 29)

Volkswagen Pollution (cartoon) - Kamensky (Sept)

Pharmaceutical Nightmare - Mollette (Sept 26)

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (Sept 26)

Video Shows Personal Toll of West Nile Virus (Sept 25)

Shots Fired Near Palm Drive Apartments (Sept 24)

Motel 6 & Blythe PD Come Together to Help Blanket Homeless (Sept 24)

Two People Shot, Shooter Wanted by Police (Sept 22)

The Real Revenue Challenge Facing California - Runner (Sept 21)

County Regional Medical Center Achieves Turnaround (Sept 21)

Possession of Meth for Sale (Sept 17)

Another Smuggling Attempt Foiled Through Dome Valley (Sept 17)

New Exit Polls Reveal – 100% Death Rate - Mollette (Sept 17)

Court Gives BLM Green Light to Destroy Colorado’s Historic W. Douglas Wild Horse Herd - Cloud Foundation (Sept 16)

Juvenile Smuggling Illegal Aliens Arrested (Sept 15)

FREEDOM, A Fight Worth Fighting - WildhorseEducation.Org (Sept 13)

I-10 Stop Results in Meth & Cocaine Seizure Valued Over $600,000 (Sept 11)

Salmonella Cucumber Lawsuit Filed in California (Sept 10)

Lake Mohave Water Level Lowered to Harvest Razorback Sucker (Sept 10)

Border Patrol Seizes more than $120,000 in Drugs (Sept 10)

Kim Davis, Marriage Licenses and Down the Road - Mollette (Sept 10)

SUV into Canal at 6th Ave & Defrain (Sept 09)

Kim Davis, the Conservative Agenda, and Religious Liberty - Robertson (Sept 06)

Riverside County Jails Audited (Sept 06)

Go-Kart Attempts to Smuggle more than 200 Pounds of Marijuana (Sept 05)

Do Not Kill Police Officers, Black People, White People or Any People - Mollette (Sept 04)

Helicopter Rescue of Injured Hiker (Sept 03)

Meth for Sale Seized (Sept 03)

$652,500 Worth of Marijuana Seized (Sept 02)

Weather from the World Dilemma Think Tank - Randles (Sept 02)

62 Year Old Female Hiker Found After Being Lost 9 Days (Sept 01)

100 MPH+ Motorcycle Chase Ends in Arrest (Sept 01)

Host Families Needed for High School Exchange Students (Aug 31)

Sediment Control Proposed on Colorado River (Aug 29)

Remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward, not the Killer - Mollette (Aug 27)

Woman Found Dead Near AVI Casino (Aug 24)

Is America Headed For Nothing At All? - Mollette (Aug 22)

Customs and Border Protection Citizen’s Academy Invitation (Aug 21)

First-Half 2015 FBI Crime Statistics (Aug 21)

Insight Prison Project Coming to Riverside County (Aug 20)

Imperial County Sheriff's Office Gets New Phone Numbers (Aug 20)

Proposals for the Recreation Center Roof Rehabilitation (Aug 19)

An Excise Tax on Marijuana Could Make Sense - Runner (Aug 18)

15-Year-Old from Arizona Drowns in Colorado River (Aug 17)

Border Patrol Arrests Honduran National Previously Convicted of Manslaughter (Aug 15)

President Jimmy Carter is Still Working and Work Will Save This Nation - Mollette (Aug 15)

Careers in the Sheriff's Department (Aug 15)

Wild Horses vs Cattle - Winkler (Aug 14)

Arrest for Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Aug 13)

Border Patrol Seizes at Nearly $550,000 in Drugs (Aug 10)

Cecil the Lion vs American Wild Horses - Winkler (Aug 09)

Arrest for Residential Burglary (Aug 07)

Health Happy in America - Mollette (Aug 07)

City Council Nomination Period (Aug 07)

Stealth Crackers - Randles (Aug 06)

Adults – Back to School Safety Reminders (Aug 06)

Imperial County Jails Get New Inmate Telephone & Communication Service (Aug 05)

2 Armed Robberies – Juvenile Arrested (Aug 03)

Border Patrol Canine Team Seizes 25 Pounds of Meth (Aug 03)

Charges Filed Following Drowning Death in Coachella Canal (July 31)

Who Will Be America's Next President? - Mollette (July 31)

State Moonlights as Slumlord - Runner (July 30)

Kids, Hot Cars are a Dangerous Mix (July 30)

Mexican Nationals Arrested, Over $250,000 in Marijuana Seized (July 30)

Human Smuggling Attempt Foiled in Dome Valley (July 25)

Mother Arrested for Felony Child Abuse (July 24)

Shots Fired at Car – Arrest for Attempted Murder (July 23)

Remove Standing Water – Prevent Mosquitoes (July 22)

Sex Offender Arrested Illegally Entering U.S. (July 22)

I-10 at Tex Wash Bridge Opens to Traffic Friday, July 24 (July 21)

County Proclaims Emergency Following Bridge Collapse on I-10 (July 21)

Border Patrol Arrests 5, Seizes Nearly 400 Pounds of Marijuana (July 21)

Little Americans - Mollette (July 21)

I-10 Closed (July 21)

Deputies Shoot & Kill Man Holding Handgun (July 18)

Special Olympics Torch Run Coming to Blythe (July 18)

7 Arrests & 344 lbs of Marijuana Seized at I-8 Border Check Station (July 16)

Border Patrol Arrests 8, Seize $21,000 & 2.4 lbs Marijuana (July 15)

Help Needed Locating Owners of 3 Dead Horses (July 14)

A Pothole Strategy to Raise Your Taxes? - Runner (July 12)

Donald Trump's Tone, Problem and Wussies - Mollette (July 11)

Burglary at Eagles Lodge Results in Arrest (July 10)

Couple Arrested for Child Endangerment & False Imprisonment (July 10)

Cloud Foundation Denounces BLM Wild Horse Research Plans - Cloud Foundation (July 08)

Tainted Chicken Lawsuit Filed Against Foster Farms (July 05)

It's a Different Day in America - Mollette (July 03)

Desert Roadrunner Services Changes (July 01)

Shooting on E. Wisconsin (June 30)

Jet Ski Collides with Boat on Colorado River (June 26)

Child Dies in Hot Vehicle (June 26)

RCC Student Tests Positive for Tuberculosis (June 26)

Coffee with a Cop (June 25)

Embezzlement at Needles Animal Control (June 24)

Guns in Church - Mollette (June 22)

Time to Regulate Medical Marijuana - Runner (June 22)

First Positive for West Nile in Mosquitoes This Year (June 21)

New Program to Help Homeowners Conserve Water and Energy (June 19)

East County Detention Center Approved (June 17)

Golf Course Vandalism (June 16)

Cool Centers Open as Temps Rise (June 17)

Three Homes Burned in Suspicious Fire (June 16)

Arrests on N. 9th Street for Drug Sales (June 12)

Weapon and Narcotics Violations (June 12)

Grand Theft Auto (June 12)

Be Present on Father's Day - Mollette (June 12)

A Unified Call to Preserve America’s Icon of Freedom - Courtney (June 09)

Missing Boy Located Dead (June 07)

Applicants Wanted for Date Festival Board Opening (June 05)

Crop Duster Plane Crash (June 03)

Counterfeit Check Cashing Scam (June 03)

Child Rushed to Hospital from Splash Pad, Dies (June 02)

Water Restrictions Effective June 1 (May 31)

Boat Accident in Lake Havasu’s Copper Canyon (May 27)

Mayor Mike Evans Resigns (May 27)

Violent Crime on the Increase for Early 2015 (May 24)

2015 Blythe River Blues Festival (May 23)

Remember Our Military - Mollette (May 21)

Sale of Meth (May 21)

Arrest for 2012 Arson Murder - Jones (May 20)

Saturation Patrol Results in Numerous Arrests (May 20)

Burglary, Possession of a Firearm and Drugs by a Convicted Felon (May 20)

Drive-By Shooting - Jones (May 18)

$160,000 Burglary (May 17)

Counterfeit Sheriff’s Office Checks (May 17)

Let’s Gift Amtrak to Donald Trump, Wal-Mart or China - Mollette (May15)

Fire Destroys Haro's (May 12)

States on Skates Rolled into Blythe (May 12)

Youth Rescued by Helicopter after Being Bit by Rattler (May 11)

Boat Collision Injures Two Arizona Residents (May 09)

Garland Cartoonists, Mohammed and Common Sense - Mollette (May 09)

Canal Fisherman Stabbed (May 06)

Dewey, the Pharaoh of Fertilizer - Randles (May 06)

Property Owners Responsible for Illegal Marijuana Cultivation (May 05)

Baltimore Mother Graham Could Save This Nation - Mollette (May 05)

Deadline to File for Over 2 Million Dollars in Unclaimed Property Tax Refunds (May 03)

Cinco De Mayo Festival (May 02)

Child's Death Results in Murder Charge (May 01)

Stabbing Near Palm Drive and Barnard Street (Apr 30)

160 MPH Pursuit (Apr 29)

A Key to Happiness - Mollette (Apr 24)

Court Sting Operation (Apr 23)

Attempted Armed Robbery (Apr 21)

Caution Buying Rec Center Raffle Tickets (Apr 21)

Alarm Nets Burglar (Apr 16)

Bad Decisions by Two Officers of the Law - Mollette (Apr 16)

County Homeless Population Down (Apr 14)

An Open Letter to the Orange County Register's Editorial on Concealed Carry - Nichols (Apr 12)

CRIT Reports Many Remaining Issues in Plan for Blythe Solar Project (Apr 10)

Big Bang Theory - Randles (Apr 07)

Good Samaritan Assists Stranded Motorist – Robbed at Gunpoint (Apr 07)

Easter, LGBT, Christians and Discrimination - Mollette (Apr 05)

Silence the Distraction (Apr 01)

Sudden Illness Causes Accident (Mar 26)

Cancer, It's Past Time - Mollette (Mar 26)

Active Transportation Plan Community Meeting (Mar 26)

Beware – Scammers Targeting Taxpayers Might Call You Next! (Mar 25)

Should Green Car Drivers Feel Guilty? - Runner (Mar 23)

Environmental Review of Desert Solar Project (Mar 23-24)

Colorado River Fair 2015 (Mar 19-22)

Blythe Solar Power Project Authorized to Start Construction Activities - Winkler (Mar 19)

Coffee with a Cop (Mar 18)

A Wedding Needs a Car - Markle (Mar 17)

Marijuana, Scenarios Change, Try Common Sense - Mollette (Mar 16)

Shots Fired at House on Bruce Court (Mar 10)

Tire off of a Passing Pickup Injures Woman (Mar 10)

Stabbing at Salton Sea Beach (Mar 07)

Horse People - Killacky (Mar 06)

Troubles with Veggies - Randles (Mar 04)

Fraudulent Scam Phone Calls (Mar 03)

Man Dies in ORV Canal Accident (Mar 03)

I-10 Pursuit into AZ leaves One Suspect Shot Dead by Sheriff’s Deputy (Mar 01)

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection (Feb 28)

Militant Crazy Religion, Avoid the Damage - Mollette (Feb 27)

Sutterfield to Serve as Interim City Manager (Feb 25)

Charges Filed Against 3 Men Involved in Human Trafficking, Child Porn & Sexual Assault (Feb 23)

Attendance at School Board Meetings - Markle (Feb 21)

Buy-Back Program Offering $1,000 for Pre-1996 Autos and Trucks (Feb 21)

First Flu-Related Death of the Year Confirmed (Feb 18)

Theft of Farm Equipment (Feb 18)

Guns Are Not For Crazy People - Mollette (Feb 16)

Government Has More Than Enough of Your Dollars - Runner (Feb 13)

Gun Shots on South Spring (Feb 11)

Arrest for DUI, Hit & Run, & Felony Child Endangerment (Feb 11)

Trio Arrested for Conspiring to Drug and Rob San Manuel Casino Patrons - Winkler (Feb 08)

Boots on the Ground - Mollette (Feb 08)

Time crawls when you’re eight - Randles (Feb 04)

Dangers of Consuming Edible Marijuana (Feb 04)

Drivers Endangering Children at Ruth Brown (Feb 03)

Riverside Sheriff's Union Files Suit to Block Body Worn Video Cameras (Jan 31)

12 Year Old Arrested for Reporting False Bomb Threat (Jan 29)

Arizona Man Arrested for Beating Woman While Traveling on I-10 (Jan 29)

Drug Seizure & Arrest on I-10 (Jan 28)

Americans Need Money, Not Washington - Mollette (Jan 28)

Double Car Theft (Jan 27)

Plane Crash Northwest of Needles (Jan 23)

Local Families Needed for Exchange Students (Jan 22)

VFC to Operate Volunteer Advocacy Services to Children (Jan 22)

Grandpa's Store (Jan 21)

Blythe Solar Power Project Authorized to Start Limited Construction - Winkler (Jan 17)

Military & Veterans Career Fair (Jan 17)

Change the World – For Good - Mollette (Jan 16)

Barstow Christian School Secretary Arrested on Several Counts of Child Molestation (Jan 14)

Two 14 Year Old Females for Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property & Vandalism (Jan 13)

World Terrorism Serpents – Be Wary - Mollette (Jan 10)

Lonesome River Band to Headline Blythe Bluegrass Festival January 16 (Jan 10)

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Count (Jan 10)

Captain Roy Grace to Command Colorado River Station (Jan 09)

The Toboggan Run - Randles (Jan 07)

Renovation of Blythe Community Center (Jan 07)

Blythe Bluegrass Festival 2015 (Jan 04)

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