Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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For children ages Prek-8th Grade the city of Yuma is hosting its 3rd annual 

                           'BACK TO SCHOOL RODEO'

With FREE drawstring back packs to the first 500 kids in line completely

filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year.


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Golf Giveaway



Enter to win 3 days / 2 nights for 4 people at La Ventana del Mar.

The stay will include a 2 bedroom condo, 4 rounds of golf, 4 welcome margaritas, 4 breakfasts, and 4 dinners from the Pavilion Restaurant.

Valued at $600!


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Salvation Army Provides Shopping Spree To Under-Privileged Children


Members of the Salvation Army Youth Club were treated to a special gift to get the school year started off right. For them and their families, it is hard to get school supplies due to the cost of the materials that these families simply cannot afford in the recent tough economic times. 25 children were given $81 gift cards to ... Read More »

KBLU Debuts Brand New Talk Radio Show


This morning, News Talk 560 KBLU will debut a new show, live from the Yuma Landing on Fourth Avenue.  The Newsmakers Breakfast will hit the airwaves at 7am.  It is a show where we will get close to the newsmakers in Yuma and the surrounding areas.  It will also be a chance for you to ask questions and make comments ... Read More »

Science Links Obesity To Chemicals In Everyday Products


It is common knowledge that eating healthy and exercise can help people maintain a healthy weight, but there is another factor at play of which many people are unaware – chemicals in the products we buy and use. Kathleen Schuler with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy says an emerging body of science links an increased risk of obesity ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocates To Somerton

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a sex offender has recently changed addresses.  27-year-old Francisco Gallegos is now residing at 3277 Toronja Lane in Somerton. He is described as five-foot tall, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Gallegos is a Level two sex offender, meaning he is at an intermediate risk to reoffend.  In 2010, Gallegos was convicted ... Read More »

Matadors Sports Update


The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors took two games from Mesa College at home on Tuesday.  The first game, the Lady Matadors won 7-1 and a 3-1 win in game two. The Arizona Western College Matadors beat 19th ranked South Mountain College in a doubleheader on Tuesday.  The first game went AWC’s way by a final of 4-0.  The second ... Read More »

Tucson Medical Center Mega Raffle


Tucson Medical Center is Southern Arizona’s nonprofit community hospital with a mission to improve the health and well-being of the entire community. The Tucson Medical Center (TMC) Mega Raffle is an opportunity for the public to participate in generating new funds for Tucson Medical Center by purchasing tickets that could win a prize.  TMC Mega Raffle is not a philanthropic ... Read More »

Woman Arrested At The Border With Over 150 lbs Of Illegal Drugs


Federal authorities say a Mexican woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $2-million worth of drugs into southern Arizona.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Naco Port of Entry say the woman had more than 150 pounds of drugs in her pickup truck including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Officers referred 54-year-old Emilia Reyes-Balderrama for an ... Read More »

Lady Matador Softball Player Wins Player Of The Week


Arizona Western College is proud to announce that AWC Softball player Courtnie Ploesch (KORT-nee PLOSH (long ‘o’ in last name… rhymes with ‘gauche’) has been named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Division One Softball Player of the Week, for the week ending March 2nd.  It is the first time that a Lady Matador softball player has earned the ACCAC ... Read More »