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Military Dog Training At YPG To Be Featured On 60 Minutes


Some local dog training will be the subject of a nationwide news broadcast possibly in the future.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that 60 Minutes was in the area for two days last week, interviewing persons responsible for military dog training at the Yuma Proving Grounds.  CBS says the feature will air sometime in either April or May.  The network ... Read More »

Congressional Action


Arizona lawmakers want to make it harder for citizens to put issues on the ballot.  A bill approved 29-to-one by the Senate Monday would require political committees to submit a statement of organization before collecting signatures to support their ballot item.   The Senate also approved a proposal that would ask voters to move up the deadline for groups to ... Read More »

Yuma Native Featured In Ultimate Fighter Reality Show


An upcoming screening of the reality show the Ultimate Fighter will feature Yuma native Kelvin Gastelum.  The show features 16 contestants who live together and battle each other for a pair of Ultimate Fighting Championship contracts.  Gastelum will fight Robert “Bubba” McDaniel.  The screening will be shown at 6pm tonight at the Pint House Bar and Grill in Yuma.  The ... Read More »

Foothills Motor Home Destroyed In Fire


A fire destroyed a motor home in the Foothills Saturday.  Officials say the home was fully engulfed when they arrived just after 4pm Saturday on Far West Avenue and 34th Street.  No one was injured.  Two nearby homes also sustained minor damage.  The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Read More »

New Police Cars On Their Way To San Luis


You will see new police cars on the road in San Luis soon.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that eight new vehicles costing more than $300,000 will be purchased and on the streets within a few weeks.  The average vehicle in the police department now have over 140,000 miles and repair bills are starting to increase due to the age ... Read More »

Drug Smugglers Apprehended By Border Patrol


U.S Border Patrol agents arrested eight persons this past week.  Officials say the seven drug smugglers and a convicted rapist were caught in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday night.  When caught, the smugglers were in possession of 337 pounds of marijuana located in several backpacks – valued at over $168,000.  Also on Thursday, agents arrested a man ... Read More »

Air Show Cancelled At Luke AFB


Luke Air Force Base officials have canceled their March air show, citing the possibility of steep federal financial cuts. Base officials say they do not want to waste taxpayer dollars with the threat of a deal not being reached on the massive, across-the-board spending cuts.  The base's dual open house and air show was scheduled for March 16th and 17th.  ... Read More »

Napolitano To Meet With Team Over AZ Border Security


U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be in southern Arizona this week to see security operations at the border.  The former Arizona governor will be joined Tuesday in Nogales by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar and U.S. Senator Tom Carper of Delaware.  Carper is the incoming chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, ... Read More »

Nominations Open For Prescott City Council Seats


No candidates have officially signed up to run for four open City Council seats in Prescott even though nominating packets have been available to prospective candidates for about four weeks.  Officials say only one person has picked up a nominating packet from her office and that person is not yet an official candidate because she has not submitted the required ... Read More »

Matadors Win Final Home Game Of The Regular Season


The Arizona Western College Matadors won in their final regular season game at the House on Saturday beating Phoenix College 67-to-56.  Carlos Perez led the way with 20 points and Marvin Whitt and Darien Walker each added eleven.  The Lady Matadors meanwhile edged Phoenix College 58-to-56 Saturday.  Samantha Wallace scored 28 and Imari Lyons added 16.  Both teams play Tuesday ... Read More »

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