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Arizona’s National Parks Bring Money Into State’s Economy


Arizona's national parks and monuments are pumping three-quarters of a billion dollars into the state's economy. A new report from the National Park Service shows just under 10 -million people visited Arizona's national park areas in 2012. Craig Dalby with the Park Service says whether it is a local visitor on a day or weeklong family vacation, school kids on ... Read More »

Large Area Of Land Designated As Critical Habitat For Endangered Jaguar


A huge amount of land in Southern Arizona and New Mexico, once home to the endangered jaguar, now has critical-habitat status. Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action is linked to a lawsuit from his organization. The critical habitat designation covers slightly more than 750-thousand acres – about 12-hundred square miles. ... Read More »

Caballeros De Yuma Hosts Midnight At The Oasis


One of the biggest events of the year is this weekend. The Caballeros De Yuma is hosting Midnight at the Oasis starting today and running through Sunday. Terry Freydunlund tells us more about the growth of the annual event. The car show will be held at Desert Sun Stadium which includes a cruise to the car show this afternoon and ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 1100 Pounds Of Marijuana


Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized a total of over eleven-hundred-pounds of marijuana, valued at over $526,000 during three incidents Tuesday. In the first incident, agents patrolling near Gila Bend followed footprints from a remote desert location until they came across four abandoned backpacks containing 186 pounds of marijuana. Later, agents assigned to the all-terrain vehicle ... Read More »

Northern Arizona University Invites Fifth Graders To Visit Campus During “I’m Going 2 College” Event


Today, just under 150 Yuma area fifth graders will be experiencing college life for a day. Arizona Western College and  Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus continues to invite groups of fifth graders each semester to campus. Five classes from Southwestern Christian and Desert Mesa Elementary Schools will participate in college life on the campus during the ninth ‘I’m Going ... Read More »

Yuma Centennial Block Party Celebration Looking For Booth Vendors


The Fort Yuma Rotary Club has partnered with the City of Yuma in a historic celebration of Yuma’s Centennial.   They are looking for vendors, both for profit and nonprofit organizations, to help make the Yuma Centennial Block Party on Main a fun experience for the whole family.  The event will be held on April 11th from 5pm-to-11pm on Main Street. ... Read More »

Fourth Annual “Polar Plunge” To Benefit Special Olympics


The fourth Annual "Polar Plunge" to benefit Special Olympics is scheduled for March 22nd at 9am at the Valley Aquatic Center on West 18th Street. Many states in the United States are participating in Polar Plunges to benefit Special Olympics, with some states setting fundraising records of more than $1 million and have thousands of plungers participating in icy waters. ... Read More »

Interstate Eleven Gaining Steam


A plan to put an interstate between Las Vegas and Phoenix is gaining steam, but there is still a bumpy road ahead. Transportation officials in Nevada and Arizona are studying potential routes and hope to put a price tag on the planned stretch of Interstate-Eleven within the next few months. The road already has big-name support from business leaders and ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Kills Bill To Revoke Use Of Common Core Standards


The Arizona Senate has killed a bill prohibiting the state from using a set of new educational standards adopted by most of the nation. Senate Bill 1310 by Republican Senator Al Melvin of Tucson would revoke the use of Common Core standards. The standards aim to focus learning on comprehension and real life examples and were designed by a national ... Read More »

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