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The Colorado River Indian Tribes Stay at Home Order and Curfew in Effect

April 3, 2020

BLYTHE, CA – The Colorado River Indian Tribes has just issued a Stay At Home Order for all residents within the boundaries of the Colorado River Indian Reservation. This Stay at Home order includes a daily curfew from 10pm – 5am, with the exception of travel to and from work and/or seeking medical care at a medical facility. MORE

Illegal marijuana grow

April 3, 2020 New

BLYTHE, Calif – On Wednesday, April 1, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department - Colorado River Station were dispatched to the 11000 block of 14th Avenue in the unincorporated area of Blythe regarding  an illegal marijuana grow at a residence. MORE

Warning issued to price gougers during the current state of emergency

March 24, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – District Attorney Mike Hestrin warns all business owners and those who provide services to the public that price gouging will not be tolerated during the current state of emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus health crisis. “The District Attorney’s Office will be vigilant in protecting the public and consumers during this health crisis,” Hestrin said. MORE

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Riverside County provides emergency housing for the homeless

March 24, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – The County of Riverside has identified hotels and motels with available units for unsheltered homeless individuals to provide emergency temporary housing during the state order to “stay at home.” The temporary housing is part of a county program that includes case management, medical and wrap-around services. The housing is effective until the “stay at home” order is in effect. MORE

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Car crash murder

April 3, 2020 New

RIPLEY, Calif – On Tuesday, March 31 at 9:09 p.m., deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department - Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched after getting a report of a disturbance with multiple males and at least one subject armed with a firearm in the 23500 block of Sunnymead Ranch Pkwy in Ripley. MORE

Man dies of gunshot

March 30, 2020

RIPLEY, Calif – On Saturday, March 28 at about 7:40 p.m., deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department - Colorado River Station were dispatched after getting a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, in the area of 25th and Ramsey avenue in Ripley. MORE

After gunshots heard at a home, multiple arrests made

March 24, 2020

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Sunday, March 22 at 1:38 p.m., deputies assigned to the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station responded to the area of Allen Avenue and Twentynine Palms Highway in the unincorporated area of Wonder Valley after getting a report of gunshots heard. MORE

Food bank support by California National Guard

March 23, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Much needed regional food bank operations in the Coachella Valley will be supported by 25 men and women from the California National Guard starting Monday. The county and FIND Food Bank partnered with the state to locate support for essential services at FIND, the regional food bank that serves the Coachella Valley Desert. MORE

Two Marine Corpsmen arrested for street racing

March 21, 2020

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif – On Wednesday, March 18 at 5:28 p.m., a San Bernardino County Sheriff deputy was conducting a traffic enforcement stop in the 5100 block of Adobe Road. During an unrelated stop, a red Camaro and a black Mustang travelling southbound on Adobe Road honked their horns and revved their engines. MORE

RivCoParks announces new closures

March 21, 2020

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – In an effort to decrease the spread of coronavirus, Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (RivCoParks) is closing recreation facilities, nature centers, historic sites, Parks Headquarters, open-space areas and regional parks to the public. MORE

No Easter for America?

Guest Opinion

By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE, Syndicated Columnist
To The Desert Independent

April 3, 2020 New

Because of Covid-19 many churches will not be in their sanctuaries for Easter on April 12

Easter Sunday can fall on any date between March 22 and April 25. The dates change because Easter happens on the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon. The word Paschal means "Passover" in Greek which is a transliteration of the Hebrew word pesach. The Paschal Full Moon is the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. This is sometimes referred to as the Egg Moon. This moon sometimes occurs in March and sometimes in April. So, April 12 is not locked in for Easter every year, but it is the date for 2020. MORE

Tax Collector will grant penalty relief for property taxpayers

March 30, 2020

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif – San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector (ATC) Ensen Mason today announced his full support for waiver of penalties on late property tax payments for most taxpayers in the County. Taxpayers qualifying for relief include homeowners who qualify for the Homeowners’ Tax Exemption and qualified small businesses. MORE


PV School District

Board Meeting
Tues, Apr 07 at 6:00 pm
District Admin Ctr
295 N 1st St, Blythe

Blythe City Council

Tue, Apr 28 at 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
235 N Broadway, Blythe


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