The River is the Tie That Binds


For at least the last 8000 years the Colorado River has supported life, culture and economies from indigenous nomadic river tribes to 21st century nomadic recreation travelers.

Agriculture, ranching, fishing and hydropower have thrived in the Palo Verde region primarily because of the River and will continue to thrive because of the River.

The River is the region’s driving economic force and thus drives the region’s workforce opportunities – opportunities that include construction, alternative energy, hospitality, agriculture, recreation and associated “spinoff” services such as allied health and culinary.

We are Palo Verde, The River Consortium (AKA The River Consortium) - Needles Unified School District, Palo Verde Unified School District and Palo Verde Community College District. We collectively are committed to improving literacy, expanding civics and citizenship, providing our students with diplomas and career certifications, and creating a workforce that recognizes and rewards our skills, accomplishments, and commitment.

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