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California’s Sales Tax Rate to Decrease in January 2017 (Dec 31)

Locals Involved in Arizona Wild Sheep Conservation Effort - Rapid City Journal (Dec 31)

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Jail Implementation of the Truth Act (Dec 31)

Supervisor Ashley to Serve as Steward for Fourth District (Dec 30)

Supervisor Benoit’s Funeral Scheduled (Dec 29)

Look Forward to 2017 - Mollette (Dec 29)

Christmas Tree Recycling Helps Fish in Riverside County (Dec 27)

Off Limits: Of Mice and Men and the Death Penalty Today - Cooper (Dec 27)

Supervisor Benoit Dies Following Pancreatic Cancer Battle (Dec 27)

Drive Safe this Christmas (Dec 23-26)

New California Traffic Safety Laws Take Effect in 2017 (Dec 23)

CHP to Host Coffee with a Cop (Dec 22)

SNAP Enrollment Assistance Coming to Quartzsite (Dec 22)

Fees Increase at Joshua Tree National Park (Dec 21)

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Point-In-Time Count 2017 (Dec 20)

45 Years of Management Based on Corruption, Happy Anniversary Wild Horses? - Leigh (Dec 17)

Our Christmas Perspective Changes Throughout Life - Mollette (Dec 17)

Imperial County Announces Business Schedule for Holiday Season (Dec 16)

Imperial County Behavioral Health Services Receives Award (Dec 16)

Joshua Tree National Park to add Riverside County Land (Dec 14)

Desert Roadrunner Holiday Lightrunner Service (Dec 09-11)

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Blythe (Dec 10)

Enjoy Some Peace and a Routine Christmas (Dec 09)

Winter Dreams - Randles (Dec 07)

Public Safety Tips for the Holiday Season (Dec 07)

California Property Tax Postponement Program (Dec 06)

President Elect Donald Trump, Vital Issues and Forgiveness - Mollette (Dec 03)

Riverside County Warm Centers to Open Dec 1 (Nov 30)

CHP Helps Seniors to Stay Sharp and Stay Safe (Nov 27)

27th Annual Festival of Trees (Nov 25-27)

Academics Are Stunned by Trump’s Win – and That’s a Bad Thing - Runner (Nov 25)

Grant to Help CHP with Speed & Aggressive Driving (Nov 23)

Efforts Continue to Curb Dangers of Massive Tree Die Off (Nov 19)

A Holiday Crisis – Again? - Mollette (Nov 16)

Boxer Introduces Bill to Abolish the Electoral Colleges (Nov 15)

DA’s Office Receives Grant for Program to Prosecute Drug-Impaired Driving Cases (Nov 14)

Riverside County Reaches Milestone in Housing Homeless Veterans (Nov 12)

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Offering Full-Ride Scholarships to Outstanding Local Students (Nov 12)

Commissioning of $1.2 Billion in Solar Energy Projects (Nov 12)

Imperial County Essential Air Service Waiver Petition Successful (Nov 10)

Trump – What Americans Can Do - Mollette (Nov 10)

Supervisor Jeffries Praises Passage of Prop 54 Legislative Transparency Act (Nov 09)

Distracted Driving is No Accident (Nov 09)

"Trump Oval Office" - Kamensky Cartoon (Nov 09)

Night Helicopter Rescue of Hiker on Mt Baldy (Nov 09)

Voters Encouraged to Cast a Ballot in the Nov. 8 Consolidated General Election (Nov 08)

Student at Indio High School Tests Positive for Active Tuberculosis (Nov 05)

Presidential Election and the Cubs – It ain't Over ‘till it's Over - Mollette (Nov 03)

Riverside County Social Services Unveils Adoption Calendar (Nov 02)

Gathering in Before the Storm - Randles (Nov 02)

Record Number of Riverside County Residents Registered to Vote (Nov 01)

"Trump or Clinton" - Kamensky Cartoon (Oct 31)

Riverside County Launches Online Voter Information for Voters with Disabilities (Oct 29)

New Mental Health Urgent Care Opens Doors to Adults in Crisis (Oct 29)

Prospective Students Invited to Open House at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus (Oct 29)

Helicopter Rescue of Injured Hiker on Mt. Baldy (Oct 25)

Health Officials Warn Dangers of Childhood Lead Poisoning (Oct 25)

Living and Dying in America - Mollette (Oct 25)

CHP Encourages Teens and Parents to “Start Smart” and Stay Safe (Oct 22)

Fall 2016 Women’s Fitness Challenge (Oct 22)

Imperial County Sample Ballot Booklets and Vote by Mail Ballots Delayed (Oct 18)

Riverside County Sheriff Increases Protection of Deputies (Oct 15)

Landmark Appellate Court Decision Stops BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout - The Cloud Foundation (Oct 14)

Family Messages Can Save Teen Drivers (Oct 14)

Riverside County Recruiting Poll Workers for Nov. 8 General Election (Oct 14)

Imperial County Registrar of Voters Launches Early Voting Program (Oct 14)

Air Defense Exercise Planned for Blythe Area Today (Oct 13)

Imperial County Appoints New Chief Public Defender (Oct 13)

Vote-By-Mail Ballots for Nov. 8 Election on the Way to Voters (Oct 13)

Victory for Wild Horses: Fed Appeals Crt Tosses Wyoming’s Anti-Mustang Suit - Am Wild Horse Prsrvtn Cmpgn (Oct 12)

Trump, Audio Tape and American Hypocrisy - Mollette (Oct 11)

Closure of Public Access at Imperial Dam Extended (Oct 10)

"Clowning" Phenomenon Impacting Law Enforcement (Oct 08)

Do What Makes You Happy - Mollette (Oct 08)

New Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM Wild Horse Roundup in Wyoming Checkerboard - The Cloud Foundation (Oct 05)

Imaginary Golf - Randles (Oct 05)

Free Fall Classes for People 50 and Older (Oct 04)

Sign Up for Housing Rights and Responsibilities Workshops (Oct 03)

Grant Helps Sheriff’s Department Complete Body-Worn Camera Deployment (Oct 03)

Sample Ballots on the way for November 8 General Election (Sept 30)

Quake Swarm is Warning for Residents and Businesses to Prepare (Sept 30)

Getting Our Act Together for America - Mollette (Sept 30)

"Debate Round One" - Kamensky Cartoon (Sept 27)

Register to Vote as part of National Voter Registration Day (Sept 27)

"Trump Talkshow" - Kamensky Cartoon (Sept 24)

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department ends this Last Fiscal Year Budget in the “Black" (Sept 23)

Bush 41 – Backstabber - Mollette (Sept 23)

Helicopter Rescue of Injured Hiker Near Mt Baldy (Sept 19)

Lake Mohave Water Level Being Lowered (Sept 16)

BLM Director Announces No Killing of Wild Horses in Captivity - The Cloud Foundation (Sept 15)

PVVTA – Blythe Wellness Express to Receive Grant (Sept 14)

Hillary's Health, Biggest Problem? - Mollette (Sept 14)

Lawsuits & Public Outrage Halt Dangerous BLM Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments - The Cloud Foundation (Sept 10)

September - Randles (Sept 08)

America's Wars – We Never Really Leave - Mollette (Sept 08)

Helicopter Rescue Injured Hiker in Chino Hills State Park (Sept 05)

Federal and State Agencies Commit to Protect the Salton Sea (Sept 01)

Labor Day, Rest Awhile - Mollette (Sept 01)

Second Heat-Caused Fatality This Summer in Death Valley (Aug 31)

Helicopter Rescue after Hiker Enters Closed Area (Aug 31)

Helicopter Rescue of Injured Hiker on Mt. Baldy (Aug 28)

Low-Level Helicopter Research Flights Begin Over Yuma Area (Aug 25)

What Color Is Homelessness? - Mollette (Aug 25)

Imperial County Voter Feedback Survey (Aug 24)

Health Officials Confirm First 2016 West Nile Case in Riverside County (Aug 20)

Boxer Calls for Accountability on Salton Sea (Aug 20)

Stereotyping is Never a Good Idea - Mollette (Aug 18)

Let’s Pump the Brakes on Cap-and-Trade - Runner (Aug 17)

Violent Crime Increases 14% in 2016 Across Riverside County (Aug 17)

Lawsuit Filed to Uphold Right to Observe Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments - The Cloud Foundation (Aug 16)

Fatality in Joshua Tree National Park (Aug 16)

Jury Scam (Aug 13)

Lilly King – The Most Unifying Force in History? - Mollette (Aug 11)

Second Zika Case Confirmed in Riverside County (Aug 11)

Help Blythe Recycle (Aug 10)

"Trump vs Clinton" - Kamensky Cartoon (Aug 10)

Protecting Our Wild Horses - Polis (Aug 09)

Nevada Wild Horse Advocate “Hung” by Historical Society - Wild Horse Education (Aug 09)

Colorado River More Important Than Ever (Aug 04)

Why Not to Rest Too Long in the Country - Randles (Aug 04)

Olympics, Trump and Number One American Success Rule - Mollette (Aug 04)

Helicopter Rescue of Injured Mountain Biker (Aug 02)

Imperial County Free Library Locations to Close Temporarily for Maintenance (July 29)

Riverside County Tells DA to Work Together to Increase Efficiency (July 29)

America's Responsibility - Mollette (July 29)

Helicopter Rescue of an Injured Hiker in Deep Creek (July 26)

Riverside County Confirms Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus (July 23)

Yes on Prop. 66 – Death Penalty Reform – Fixing California’s Broken System - Hestrin (July 23)

A Penny Mentality in America? - Mollette (July 22)

Public Observation Demanded at BLM Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments - The Cloud Foundation (July 20)

Killing in America - Mollette (July 14)

Assessor Announces Record-Breaking Assessments (July 13)

Extremely Careless Has Consequences, Usually - Mollette (July 07)

The Annual Fourth of July Picnic - Randles (July 07)

First Zika Case in Riverside County (July 06)

Riverside Sheriff’s Department Plans Phase-In of Body-Worn Cameras (July 01)

Rodeos – Some People Call This Sport! - Wilson (June 30)

Let That Old Flag Wave - Mollette (June 29)

Night Vision Helicopter Hoist Rescue at Aztec Falls (June 29)

Youth Minibike Off-Road Highway Programs Coming (June 29)

Danger Warning as Fireworks Go on Sale (June 29)

Plague Detected in Squirrels at Two Campgrounds (June 29)

Tax Rate on Gasoline Reduced (June 28)

Republicans Engage in Vicious Political Attack on Legally Protected Wild Horses and Burros - Cloud Foundation (June 24)

PVVTA Service Changes July 1 (June 24)

Prevention, Lane Graves, Disney World, America and Alligators - Mollette (June 22)

Ginger Kathrens Testifies Before Congress on BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program - Cloud Foundation (June 22)

Excessive Heat Warning (June 22)

An Email to BLM Regarding Shade for Captive Wild Horses - Courtney (June 21)

Extreme Temperatures Expected this Weekend (June 17)

Two People Require Helicopter Rescue After Going Off Trail (June 14)

Salton Sea Workshops to be Held Across Southern California (June 13)

Horrific Orlando, America's Battlefield - Mollette (June 13)

Plane Crash, Death & Other Incidents at Death Valley National Park (June 12)

Summer Safety Extravaganza (June 11)

Backup Well Startup May Result in Water Discoloration (June 10)

Three Lawsuits Filed Over BLM Freedom of Information Act Violations - Wild Horse Freedom Federation (June 07)

Celebrating Muhammad Ali - Mollette (June 07)

Heat Wave Prompts Early Opening of Cool Centers (June 03)

BLM Should Use PZP - Rutberg (June 03)

What Can Americans Do? Keep Trying! - Mollette (June 03)

Video of Burro Round Up (June 02)

Burrowing to the Truth in Arizona - Roe (June 02)

Sheriff to Explore Ways to Use Drones in Search & Rescue Operations (June 01)

Nightcrawlers - Randles (June 01)

Nevada Wild Horse Organization Pushes Back - Leigh (May 31)

Three Stuck on Cliff Rescued by Helicopter (May 31)

Some Voters May Receive Two Ballots (May 31)

Pesticide Cleanup Event a Success (May 29)

Imperial County Roads – New Online Form to Report a Pothole (May 28)

Drinking Water Flows Into the Street - Winkler (May 27)

Helicopter Rescue of an Injured Hiker in the Deep Creek Hot Springs Area (May 27)

$69 Million Approved for Early Education Scholarships, Quality Improvement System (May 27)

Life is Positioning - Mollette (May 26)

Life Jacket Trade in Day (May 21)

Free Microchip Clinic (May 19)

Charity Helps, But it's Not the Answer - Mollette (May 18)

Unreported Death in Experimental Wild Mare/Burro Sterilizations - The Cloud Foundation (May 17)

Federal Agency Shifts Blame – Hiding Their Mismanagement of Wild Horse Program - The Cloud Foundation (May 17)

California Needs More Homes - Runner (May 17)

Californians Motoring More - Harkey (May 17)

Imperial County Department of Public Works Open House (May 17)

"Trump - Putin" - Kamensky Cartoon (May 16)

Police Memorial Week (May 09-15)

Search & Rescue of Lost Motorcyclist (May 13)

Imperial County Area Agency on Aging Office Relocated (May 10)

Slim Dollars and Opportunities Ahead for Lazy Americans - Mollette (May 09)

Fraud Scheme Reminder (May 07)

Mother Nature Knows Best, How to Manage Wild Horses - Sehart (May 01)

PG&E Determined to have Caused 7th Most Destructive Wildfire in California’s History (Apr 30)

Sample Ballots on the way for June 7 Presidential Primary Election (Apr 30)

Eliminate Big Money from Politics - Mollette (Apr 28)

County Recruiting Poll Workers for June 7 Presidential Primary Election (Apr 27)

Health Officials Offer Hantavirus Reminder after 10 Rodents Test Positive (Apr 26)

Wild Mustang Killed by BLM…Because She was Old - Winkler (Apr 24)

Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Phone Scam (Apr 22)

Prince – Musicians Die but Never the Music - Mollette (Apr 22)

Anatomy of a Roundup Video - Kathrens (Apr 19)

Jeff Wade Officially Chief of Police (Apr 18)

Tax Day, America's Most Wonderful Day? - Mollette (Apr 15)

Electric Lawn & Garden Equipment Exchange (Mar 21 - Apr 15)

Splash Pad to Remain Closed (Apr 15)

Information Sought on Growing Threat of Ransomware Attacks (Apr 13)

Proposed Arizona Heritage Trail (Apr 13)

Survey Finds Decrease in Riverside County Homeless Population (Apr 13)

State Home Prices Heading Back to Pre-Recession Levels (Apr 12)

Football Great Will Smith and Mental Illness in America - Mollette (Apr 12)

Two Hikers Helicoptered Out of Deep Creek Spillway (Apr 08)

Hunting Badgers after the Divorce - Randles (Apr 08)

Choose Life – It's a Brief Experience - Mollette (Apr 08)

New Blythe Freeway Ramps (Apr 06)

BLM Harasses Captive Horses with a Truck - Fitch (Apr 04)

Be Happy - Glenn Mollette (Apr 01)

Ginger Kathrens Appointed Humane Advocate to BLM National Advisory Board - Cloud Foundation (Mar 30)

Human Bones Found in Desert Off I-40 (Mar 28)

Helicopter Rescue of Cross-Country Runner (Mar 28)

America Needs the Message of Easter - Mollette (Mar 21)

Colorado River Fair 2016 (Mar 17-20)

Trumping Freedom of Speech - Mollette (Mar 14)

Education Requires Using Our Heads - Mollette (Mar 09)

When it Rains – Flood Channels can Kill (Mar 08)

Crime Increases in 2015 – Biggest Increase in Unincorporated Areas (Mar 06)

Getting to Nome by Dog - Randles (Mar 03)

San Bernardino County Jail Prisoners Sue Over Jail Conditions (Mar 01)

Donald Trump is not Barack Obama - Mollette (Mar 01)

Helicopter Rescue of Injured Woman in Big Falls (Feb 29)

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Blythe (Feb 27)

Got Tires? – Blythe Tire Recycling Event (Feb 27)

Founder of Wild Horse Education Wins Rare Life Courage Award - Eagle Rare (Feb 26)

First Solar Grants $80,000 to Fund Many Local Community Projects (Feb 25)

Helicopter Crew Rescues Lost Hiker on San Bernardino Peak Trail (Feb 23)

The Pope Messed Up, Bush Was Right - Mollette (Feb 23)

Riverside County Fair & Date Festival (Feb 12 - 21)

Bruce Hedrick Found Dead (Feb 18)

Scalia's Death, Last Thing We Need (Feb 15)

Need for Protective Language in BLM’s Wild Horse “Transfer of Excess Animals” Proposal - Cloud Foundation (Feb 13)

Imperial County Probation & Juvenile Justice Annual Youth Summit (Feb 13)

Agencies Coordinate Rescues in the Sonoran Desert (Feb 11)

Presidential Candidates, Talking and Shaking Hands? - Mollette (Feb 09)

Three Proposals for New Essential Air Service Provider (Feb 07)

Game Plan for Super Bowl 50: Are You Drinking or Are You Driving? (Feb 07)

An Accident to Cool Down the Crowd - Randles (Feb 06)

“Coffee with a Cop" (Feb 03)

Water Outage (Feb 01)

Imperial County Board of Supervisors Modify Regular Board Meeting Times (Jan 30)

Free Composting Workshop in Blythe (Jan 30)

BLM's Barbaric Sterilization Experiments on Captured Wild Mares - American Wild Horse Preservation (Jan 29)

Riverside County Adopts Short-Term Rental Rules (Jan 27)

Iowa Caucus, reminds me of Groundhog Day - Mollette (Jan 26)

It’s Time to Dismantle the BLM, A Criminal Enterprise - Ferm (Jan 25)

Ceremony Held to Honor Fallen Agent (Jan 23)

Eight Rodents Test Positive for Hantavirus in Riverside County (Jan 22)

The Academy, American Success, Merit, and Hard Work - Mollette (Jan 19)

Blythe Bluegrass Festival 2016 (Jan 15-17)

Slaughtering Wild Horses and the BLM: A Fatal Mix - Ferm (Jan 17)

Water Release Management Plan Proposed for Glen Canyon Dam (Jan 16)

Applicants Wanted for Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (Jan 16)

American's Retirement – Save a Little - Mollette (Jan 16)

Riverside County Crime Continues to Increase (Jan 14)

Day Hiker Forced to Overnight on Mt. San Jacinto (Jan 11)

Certain Areas of City May Experience Colored Water (Jan 09)

Riverside County Opens Emergency Operations Center (Jan 08)

Crossin Off Those New Year Resolutions? - Randles (Jan 07)

Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM from Sterilizing Idaho Wild Horse Herd - Cloud Foundation (Jan 06)

Medical Insurance is Expensive - Mollette (Jan 06)

Kayakers Rescued (Jan 04)



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