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City seeks proposal for 7th street project

BY CATHYLEEN RICE to observe the project’s conditions N. Broadway.
TIMES REPORTER before signing any documented Information regarding the bid-
From now until March 1, the city agreement with the city of Blythe. ding process, the project plans,
of Blythe will accept proposals for All contractors who wish to specifications and contract docu-
take on the project must “possess ments will be discussed at this
the 7th Street Rehabilitation Proj-
a Class A General Engineering meeting, in addition to answering
ect, which will include an array of
contractor license issued by the any questions from interested par-
work to be done on both Barnard state of California Contractors
Street and Chanslorway. ties.
State License Board at the time of “The city will receive questions
As reported by the City’s web contract award. The Contractor’s
page, the project will consist of concerning the project until Fri-
subcontractor(s) performing work day, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m.,” the release
“grinding, removal and overlay shall [also] possess the appropri-
of asphalt pavement, demolition states.
ate state licenses for the work to
and construction of curb, gutter, Questions can also be directed
be performed on each specialty
sidewalk and spandrels and the subcontracted. Each bidder shall and addressed to the Public Works
construction of ADA ramps on submit a copy of its active contrac- Director Armando Baldizzone by
7th Street from Barnard Street to tor’s licenses with the bid docu- visiting his office at 440 S. Main
Chanslorway in the City of Blythe.” ments, [and] the awarded Contrac- St., emailing him at abaldizzone@
In agreement with the county of tor and subcontractors will also be, or by reaching
Riverside and the state of Califor- required to obtain a City Business him by phone (760) 922-6611.
nia’s bidding procedures, the city License,” the City states. All sealed proposals for the work PHOTO BY CATHYLEEN RICE/PALO VERDE VALLEY TIMES
of Blythe will require that all work The city is asking contractors described in the specifications and INVITATION FOR ACCEPTING PROPOSALS  regarding the 7th
proposals be sealed and submitted who would like to bid on this proj- contract documents must be re- Street Rehabilitation Project is now open according to city
to the city clerk for consideration. ect to attend a mandatory pre-bid ceived by 2 p.m. March 1, at the city officials. The city is asking contractors who would like to bid on
In addition, all bidders are ad- meeting, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m., in the of Blythe Clerk’s office. At 2 p.m., this project to attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting, Feb. 9, at 10
vised by the Public Works Director City Hall’s Multipurpose Room, 235 bids will be read aloud publicly. a.m., in the City Hall’s Multipurpose Room, 235 N. Broadway.

Pioneering Blythe: Riding

off into the sunset
BY CATHYLEEN RICE and tumbleweeds, ac- resplendent sunrises creased from nine
TIMES REPORTER cording to an archive with the backdrop of members to 13, then 20

article of the Palo Verde the perfect desert scen- and expanding to twice
icking up
Valley Times, the Rid- ery as they galloped its size, back during its
the dust in
ing Club was known their way into the far heyday, the riding club
the Palo for three-day rides to horizons. was a special way to
Verde the Tom Wells Wash on According to Carolyn enjoy the desert town of
Valley back in the late the Parker Road or to Brown, a Blythe Rid- Blythe.
1940s, the Blythe Riding Yuma, Ariz., to partici- ing Club member, “The Some notable Blythe
Club fitted in blue jeans pate in rodeo parades group was first formed Riding Club officers
and western spurs was and develop greater in 1947 by women from way back when
formed. horseback riding skills. who wanted to de- included: Billie Gole-
With access to miles Leaving during the velop horseback riding man, Jeannie Stovijick,
of beautiful trails lined early mornings, club skills.” Carolyn Baldwin and
with cactus, mountains members was met with As the group in- June Sadler.

From the “Our Roots Wore Boots,” collection, horse riders like
Henry Waggoners’ family pictured with horses Billy and Suhey
roamed the Blythe desert.


A CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP  dated 1966, certifying new
member(Henrietta Scott) to the Blythe Riding Club.
Pictured in 1957, Gloria Scott Underdown was quite known for riding horesback and being in rodeo shows sponsored by the Blythe


Fair time is around the corner
BRUCE WILSON buy one/get one free mitted 100 percent to
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES carnival game, one free safety and quality while
It’s “Udderly Ridicu- popcorn, one free prize providing guests with
lous” at the Colorado offered at the carnival great value and a memo-
River Fair March 15-18! customer service booth rable experience. Helm
Pre-sale carnival ride and $2 off wristband and Sons have all the
tickets for the Colo- purchase with previous state of the art rides and
rado River Fair can be days wristband. The equipment. “There will
bought at the Blythe total package has a $35 be plenty of shade and
Area Chamber of Com- value. benches,” said Wilson.
merce, Blythe Police “It even gets bet- “The Colorado River
Department (PAL) or ter!” said fair manager, Fair Staff, Board of Di-
at the fair office until Bruce K. Wilson. rectors and volunteers
March 14. Back for their sixth are committed to bring
For $25, purchas- year is the popular Helm to our community a pro-
ers get a bracelet and and Sons Amusements. fessional and safe envi-
receive four coupons, This carnival company ronment.”
which can be used for is family run and com- See you at the Fair!