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Controlled Burn Underway


Workers are conducting a controlled burn behind Paradise Casino.  A spokesperson with the Rural/Metro Fire Department says the fire has been underway for a couple of hours.  It is closer to the California side, but the official said the burn is being conducted on Arizona land.  There have been some concerns as to the cause of smoke, however it is ... Read More »

Scholarship Awareness Effort Pays Off With Record Number Of Applications


Arizona Western College is proud to announce the AWC Foundation has received a record number of scholarship applications.  Christina Hawkey, Executive Director of the Foundation, says compared to the usual 200 to 300 applications per year, the Foundation received over 1,000 applications this year.  Over 50 volunteers are currently reading over 1,000 essays and scoring the applications.  Winners will be ... Read More »

Yuma Man Critically Injured In ATV Accident


One person sustained life-threating injuries following an ATV accident in Yuma on Wednesday.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year-old Gary Christopher Seale from Yuma was driving the ATV at Avenue “D” and Clip Street Wednesday night, when he lost control of the ATV and rolled the vehicle.  Seale was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center and then later airlifted ... Read More »

Camp Fury To Provide Hands On Safety Training For Young Ladies


The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and the City of Yuma Fire Department will hold their Third Annual Camp Fury – Yuma for young ladies in sixth—through-12th grade starting tonight.  Events will also be held on Saturday and next Saturday, April 20th.  This fire camp will provide a hands-on learning environment at the City of Yuma Public Safety Training Facility. ... Read More »

Red Cross Provides Assistance After Family Home Burns


A fire damaged a home in the southern part of Yuma on Wednesday.  Officials say the fire was at a residence near Somerton Avenue and County 12th Street.  Firefighters from Rural/Metro and the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responded.  The American Red Cross has provided assistance to the family.  No one was injured and two dogs and a large turtle were ... Read More »

Ballet Yuma Names New Director


Former Yuma Regional Medical Center Vice President of Clinical Service Lines Jim Hall Senior has been named as the Executive Director of Ballet Yuma.  Hall will oversee the business side of Ballet Yuma in areas such as fund raising, promoting and advertising the numerous artistic productions provided throughout the year in the Yuma area and exploring and applying for various ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Starts To Plan Centennial Celebration


In 1914, the city of Yuma was incorporated, just two years after Arizona Statehood.  Next year, the city is planning for a huge centennial celebration.  Yuma City Administrator Greg Wilkinson says plans are just getting started. The city centennial will kick off on Monday April 7th, 2014 and organizers are planning activities and events all week long.  Wilkinson made the ... Read More »

Woman Stopped At The Border With Purse Full Of Heroin


Border Patrol officials say a woman was arrested Wednesday after they found heroin in her purse.  Officials say 41-year-old Maria Motrales was arrested after attempting to enter the United States at the San Luis Port of Entry.  KSWT says the amount of drugs is valued at $37,000. Motrales, who is not a U.S. citizen, was turned over to U.S. Immigration ... Read More »

Gas Prices Continue On Downward Trend


Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona keep falling.  Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.61 a gallon.  That is a decrease of more than four-cents from last week.  This week's national average is $3.56 per gallon, down by more than seven-cents from last week.  Tucson has the lowest average gasoline ... Read More »

Arizona Ranks Well In Recent Child Care Report


Arizona scores in the top half of the nation in a new report on child care. The Child Care Aware "We Can Do Better" 2013 rankings put Arizona 22nd overall.   The state is marked down for low staff-to-child ratios, and for having large child care groups.  But Bruce Liggett of the Arizona Child Care Association says parents are already ... Read More »

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