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Whole Foods To Require Labeling Of GMO Foods

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A grocery chain with stores in Arizona is weighing in on the issue of genetically modified foods with its wallet. Late last week, Whole Foods announced plans to require labeling of all GMO foods sold in its stores by 2018.   It will be the first major retailer in the nation to make the change. The decision was led by ... Read More »

BBQ Safety Tips

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With the warmer weather coming, thoughts turn to swimming, barbeques and other fun activities.  However, there are several safety reminders to keep in mind.  Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Erfert says using gasoline to start your barbeque is a no-no. He adds that cooking with gasoline may not be good for the food or the people who eat ... Read More »

AWC’s Teacher Of The Year Names Scholarship Recipient

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Arizona Western College Faculty and Staff would like to congratulate George Montopoli, Professor of Mathematics, this year's Arizona Western College Full Time Teacher of the Year and Associate Faculty Teacher of the Year Maureen Garrett.  Montopoli's special honor includes a scholarship for an outstanding high school student residing within the college district who intends to enter AWC the next year, ... Read More »

Red Cross Center Opens In Yuma

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A new local American Red Cross Center has now opened in Yuma.  The office is located at 2197 South Fourth Avenue, Suite 203.  An open house and grand opening was held on Monday.  Cynthia Snyder was introduced as the new specialist for Yuma County.  She says she is thrilled to be a part of something new for the community. Last ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Drug Smugglers

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United States Border Patrol agents arrested eight persons who are suspected drug smugglers.  In the three separate arrests, officials recovered 722 pounds of illegal marijuana with an estimated value of over $361,000.  All arrested were Mexican nationals.  Two vehicles were also seized in the arrests. Read More »

Windy Conditions Sweep Across The West

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The high winds in the area Monday delayed road construction work in Yuma.  Slurry seal work that was to be done on 24th Street from Fourth Avenue to the East Main Canal was cancelled.  The work will resume tonight, weather permitting.  Meanwhile, powerful winds raked much of California on Monday, toppling trees, spreading wildfires, causing scattered power outages, whipping up ... Read More »

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Found Dead

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Another Mexican gray wolf has been found dead in the Southwest, but federal officials have refused to provide any details.  The wolf reintroduction team confirmed in its latest monthly report that the male wolf died in March.  However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees the troubled wolf program, would not say where the animal was found or how ... Read More »

AWC Baseball And Softball Doubleheaders This Afternoon

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The Arizona Western College Matadors baseball team will be in action this afternoon when they travel to Prescott to take on the Yavapai College Roughriders.  The double header is expected to start at 12 noon. Meanwhile, the Arizona Western College Lady Matadors softball team will remain at home, hosting the South Mountain Lady Cougars.  First pitch of the double header ... Read More »

Another Suspect Arrested In Connection To Figueroa Murder

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The Yuma Police Department says they have made another arrest in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa.  Police say 20-year-old Jorge Humberto Rios, also known as Pelon, was arrested by the San Luis Police Department on Saturday after he was in a vehicle that was reported stolen.  Rios fled from police in the vehicle, then lost control of ... Read More »

Narcotics Task Force Makes Arrest On Drug Charges

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One person is in custody following an investigation of possible drug sales at a residence on Mary Avenue.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Jaime D. Griffitts was arrested after the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force seized methamphetamines, marijuana and three sets of scales Friday.  Griffitts is charged with possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of marijuana ... Read More »

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