AWC host open mic night & artist showcase
PARKER -- Science Fiction students from AWC, in conjunction with the college’s Creative Writing School, has been informing the community about its sixth annual Parker Open Mic and Artists’ Showcase from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at the Parker Learning Center, 1109 Geronimo Ave. The event will...
Arizona community worries energy company will hog water supply
Residents in one western Arizona community worry that a clean energy company, which plans to build nearby, could hog their groundwater supply.
PICTURES: La Paz County Fair 2023
The 2023 La Paz County Fair is over! Here are some pictures from the event. Send us more to add by leaving a message HERE telling us you have some.
Chuckawalla Prison Closes
Many people work or have family members who work at Chuckawalla State Prison. So it may come as a surprise to many people that the state would decide to close down Chuckawalla Prison. Many people will be upset that the state would close it down since they have worked there for many years and have built their lives around their job. Now many people will lose their jobs and have it affect their lives and the lives around them. This doesn’t only affect the lives of those at the prison but it may also affect yours.
Valley fever cases ride high for second year
For the two most recent years on record, the case counts of Valley fever hit rates not seen since 2012. Data from the latest report released by the Arizona Department of Health Services show both 2020 and 2021 had around 11,500 confirmed cases, compared to almost 13,000 in 2012 and a record high of nearly 16,500 in 2011.
Food for Funding: Senior Fundrasing
As tradition goes, the senior trip is what most Seniors look forward to all year- besides graduating of course. Every year, only the seniors get to attend an event at Disneyland called Grad Nite. Beforehand, they must meet certain criteria such as grades and attendance. Part of the trip is funded by the class funds, and partly by the students. The class funds have been accumulated over the year by hosting events such as dances, working the snack shack during sports games, and holding fundraisers.
Hearing over water transfer in La Paz county takes place in Phoenix
In December, both Yuma County and the City of Yuma joined a lawsuit against the Bureau of Reclamation. The post Hearing over water transfer in La Paz county takes place in Phoenix appeared first on KYMA.
Shelby angler lands $300K top prize in Redcrest bass tournament
March 13. A professional angler from Shelby won the top prize—$300,000—in the Major League Fishing’s Bass Pro Tour Championship held over the past several days at Blythe Landing. Bryan Thrift of Shelby caught a three-day cumulative total of 46 lbs., 12 oz. to win the MLF Redcrest...
PV Culinary Club Caters at the Blythe Livestock Show
On Friday January 13th through Saturday the 14th, the PV Culinary Club teamed up with the Blythe 4-H club and catered at the fairgrounds for the Colorado River Livestock Show. The Culinary Club and Blythe 4-H served a tri-tip dinner with baked potatoes, green beans, and bacon bits for FFA, Livestock clubs, and buyers mostly from California and Arizona on Friday January 13th. They served breakfast burritos, burgers, hotdogs, candy, and beverages on Saturday the 14th, basically a snack shack. Overall the service was great according to members of the PVHS Culinary Club.
Blythe FFA Spirit Week is back!
On the week of February 20th, 2023 Blythe FFA Spirit was held at PVHS. FFA Spirit week is a week of the celebration of all things FFA including dress up days and fun activities. Even on a shortened week Blythe FFA still made the most of it and had an awesome week full of fun. FFA week capped off with a meeting on thursday, February 22.
Hobbs says Mayes can't simply end a Saudi water deal
While running for attorney general, Democrat Kris Mayes vowed to undo a state land lease that provides free groundwater to a Saudi Arabian alfalfa grower. Gov. Katie Hobbs now says that’s easier said than done. On Sept. 19, Mayes told 12News she was planning imminent action on the Saudi...
2 People Charged in Connection with Robbery, Assault in Blythe
INDIO (CNS) – Felony charges were filed Wednesday against a 31-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man suspected in a Blythe motel room assault and robbery. Blythe residents Mariha Lee Roberts and Nicholas Dwayne Cretsinger were charged with three felony counts, one each of robbery, cruelty to an elder, and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to court records. Cretsinger was additionally charged with one felony count of false imprisonment.
Sheriff’s deputy dies after 31 years with department
A deputy of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office has died after taking his own life, according to Sheriff William Ponce. Lieutenant William Poindexter, who served the department for 31 years, died in mid-February. A procession through the town of Parker was held last Wednesday to honor him. Speaking...
2 people charged in connection with robbery, assault in Blythe
Felony charges were filed today against a 31-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man suspected in a Blythe motel room assault and robbery. Blythe residents Mariha Lee Roberts and Nicholas Dwayne Cretsinger were charged with three felony counts.
Bishop Diego Girls Win First-Round State Tournament Game
Three players scored in double figures for the Bishop Diego girls basketball team, leading the Cardinals to a 53-40 win at Palo Verde Valley of Blythe in the first round of the CIF State Tournament Division 5 Southern California Regionals on Tuesday night. Lily Simolon scored 14 points and Gali...
Biologists seek comments on continued mining ban at Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) that proposes to continue a ban on mining exploration on the riverbed of the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Mining activity on this 2,598-acre area has been prohibited since the early 1980s. This proposal could continue the ban for the next 100 years.
Arizona community worries energy company will hog water supply
BRENDA, AZ — Residents in one western Arizona community worry that a clean energy company, which plans to build nearby, could hog their groundwater supply. Brenda is a small town located a few miles north of Interstate 10 in La Paz County. Like nearby Quartzsite, it caters to RV visitors who are looking for sunshine and warmth during the winter months.
Alabama angler leads Redcrest $300,000-prize bass tourney on Lake Norman
March 9. The top 40 professional anglers from the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour launched Wednesday morning at Blythe Landing for Day 1 of MLF’s Redcrest Bass Pro Tour championship. The five-day event features 40 anglers competing to become pro bass fishing’s newest world champion, and a...
Gavin Newsom moved to close 4 California prisons. How many more can he shut?
California used to need lots and lots of prisons. Big prisons, little prisons, prisons with special cells for gang leaders and prisons for those convicted of nonviolent financial chicanery. There were so many prisoners packed into so many prisons that federal courts intervened, mandating that the state find a way to alleviate the overcrowding.
Blythe Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Stemming from Residential Burglary
BLYTHE (CNS) – A 37-year-old woman Thursday pleaded not guilty to felony charges stemming from a residential burglary in Blythe that she allegedly perpetrated with a 32-year-old man. Blythe residents Christina Marie Dekens and Robert Xavier Tapia were charged with six felony counts, one each of burglary, conspiracy to...
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