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Border Patrol Seizes Almost 1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Over Two Days

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U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested ten drug smugglers and seized 950 pounds of marijuana over a two-day period.  Monday, agents working near the Granite Mountains on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge found a trail of footprints and discovered two men hiding in brush with backpacks filled with a combined 136 pounds of marijuana.  Tuesday morning, ... Read More »

Suspicious Letter Sent To Senator Flake’s Office Deemed Harmless

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The Postal Inspection Service says tests of suspicious mail sent to the Phoenix office of United States Senator Jeff Flake have found nothing dangerous or harmful.  Authorities evacuated part of the building Wednesday after staff for the Republican senator came across mail that was stained with an oily substance. The letter was tested and found to be harmless.  The situation ... Read More »

Giffords Reacts To Senate Rejection Of Expanded Gun Background Checks

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Former United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords says she is "furious" after senators on Wednesday blocked legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers.  Giffords is accusing senators who opposed new gun regulations of "cowardice," saying their decisions are "based on political fear and on cold calculations about the money of special interests like the National Rifle Association."  The proposal ... Read More »

Dispatchers Celebrated With National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

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Across the nation in times of intense personal crisis and community-wide disasters, the first access point for those seeking emergency services and homeland security information is 9-1-1.   The local and county public safety communications centers that receive these calls have emerged as the first and single point of contact for persons seeking immediate relief during an emergency, as well ... Read More »

Report Names Colorado Nation’s Most Endangered River

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The Colorado River, which shrinks to a trickle near Yuma before reaching the sea, is the nation’s most-endangered river according to an annual report from American Rivers.   Demand for its water now exceeds supply, and the situation is only expected to get worse. Matt Niemerski of American Rivers says climate change is taking its toll. Niemerski says Congress needs ... Read More »

City Council To Continue Discussion On Funding For Fine Arts Council

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight for their second regular meeting of April.  Continuing discussion about a contract between the city and the Yuma Fine Arts Council is expected.  The city council was asked to approve giving the arts council additional funding without a contract in place.  However the city council voted against it, asking that both sides get ... Read More »

ACC Declines Requests For New Management At Far West

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The Arizona Corporation Commission has declined to install new management for Far West Water and Sewer.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the ACC was asked by one of their commissioners to appoint interim management.  All of this comes after Far West has asked for a nearly 200-percent increase in standard flat rate fees.  The utility has maintained they need ... Read More »

Gosar Introduces the Arizona Land Sovereignty Act

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U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar introduced the Arizona Land Sovereignty Act Tuesday, preventing any president from unilaterally designating national monuments without input from the public.  The Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a legislative hearing on Representative Gosar’s bill.  Three other Arizona Representatives signed on as original co-sponsors. Read More »

Yuma County Employees Nominated For Employee Of The Year Award

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Eight employees from Yuma County have been nominated for the 2013 Employee of the Year Award sponsored by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors.  This program recognizes Yuma County employees for providing exceptional public service to the citizens of Yuma County.  The Yuma County Employee of the Year will be announced during a Special Session of the Yuma County Board ... Read More »

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