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, in turn, drives the region’s workforce opportunities – opportunities that include alternative energy, hospitality, agriculture, recreation, railroads, and “spinoff” services such as allied health and culinary arts.

We are 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 is recognized for its skills, accomplishments, and commitment.

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