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City Council Denies Motion To Aid Arts Council


The Yuma City Council Wednesday attempted to tackle an issue that involves them and the Yuma Arts Council.  There is currently no contract between the two entities since there have been changes with the Arts Council, including a search for a new director.  Yuma City Council member Jerry Stuart made a motion to give the Arts Council an additional $1,252 ... Read More »

Farm Bill Struggles In Washington


Progress on a new five-year Farm Bill has ground to a halt in Washington.  The bill, which expired last fall, has been temporarily extended by Congress.   But the new Farm Bill could receive a kick-start through a budget bill recently approved by the US Senate, which provides funding for the Conservation Stewardship program – funding that had been overlooked ... Read More »

San Luis PD Has A New Telephone Number


The San Luis Police Department wishes to inform the community of its new main telephone number.  The number is now (928) 341-2420.  Recent changes and upgrades to the telephone system made the old analog line obsolete, as it is not compatible with the recently upgraded digital system originally installed in 2004.  All calls into the police department are answered by ... Read More »

Charity Benefit Gives People A Reason To Smile


David Ager's Yuma Photo is participating in the nationwide "Celebration of Smiles Day" Saturday.  Along with other members of Professional Photographers of America, they will offer the gift of an individual portrait session and a five-by-seven head and shoulders portrait in exchange for a $24 donation to Operation Smile, the highly regarded charity that provides surgeries for children suffering with ... Read More »

More Improvements To Come For Yuma International Airport


There are many projects underway at Yuma International Airport.  Recently the airport held a grand opening for their new security checkpoint, which added bathrooms and expanded the south wing of the airport terminal.  Gen Grosse says there is a project going on now that will add to the Yuma workforce. Grosse also adds there is a new visitor’s information center ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Meth Smuggler


The Yuma Sector Border Patrol arrested a drug smuggler from Mexico – seizing $630,000 worth of methamphetamine.  Officials say the truck was stopped at the border patrol checkpoint on Interstate-Eight near Spot Road.  Officials found the drugs behind the vehicle’s dashboard.  The smuggler and the vehicle along with the drugs were turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Read More »

Brewer Signs Bill Regarding Use Of Isolation Rooms At School


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law that requires schools to get parents' permission before putting unruly students in "isolation rooms."  Brewer said in a letter that she views the new rules on isolation rooms as a starting point for a state review and possible additional legislation next year.  The bill passed the House and Senate with ... Read More »

Krieger Confirms Decision Not To Run For Re-Election


Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger has decided not to seek re-election to an office he was held for the last four years.  He says he has accomplished much in his tenure. So far, four candidates have picked up filing paperwork seeking the office of Mayor.  The primary election is scheduled for August 27th with the General Election on November 6th. Read More »

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month


This is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and experts say the problem goes far beyond texting or talking while behind the wheel.   Joel Feldman with the Casey Feldman Foundation notes that three-quarters of all distracted driving injuries and deaths are unrelated to cell phones. Feldman became an advocate for the issue after his 21-year-old daughter was struck and killed by ... Read More »

Jimenez Charged With First Degree Murder


A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend made his first appearance in court Tuesday.  31-year-old Jose Jimenez is charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa.  James and Daniel Torres, who also appeared in court Tuesday are facing counts of hindering prosecution.  Jimenez is charged with a total of four counts ... Read More »

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