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Geocachers Hope To Increase Interest In Their Hobby This Weekend

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Over 1,000 persons are expected to converge on the area this weekend to help spread the word about Geocaching.  The South Western Arizona Geocachers will hold an event on Saturday at Gateway Park.  The hope by the group is to expand interest in this hobby.  People are urged to use their GPS devices to gain clues as to where 29 hiding ... Read More »

New Deputy Superintendent Hired For Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park has a new deputy superintendent.  Diane Chalfant has been hired for the job and is expected to start next month.  Chalfant is currently assigned as the NPS Deputy Associate Director of Interpretation and Education in the agency's Washington headquarters.  Chalfant is a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service.  She has previously worked in six national ... Read More »

Mayor’s Control Of City Council Meetings Questioned

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The Yuma City Council talked for several minutes Wednesday about their reasoning behind wanting to move the public comment portion of the meeting to the end of the session from it’s current position earlier in the meeting schedule.  The reasons are mostly due to citizens talking out of turn to moving the meeting along in a more streamlined fashion.  Council ... Read More »

Two Suspects In Recent Burglaries Arrested

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The Yuma Police Department says they have made arrests in cases involving several vehicle burglaries. 20-year-old Kenny Perez and 16-year-old Christian Gomez were arrested after police searched their residences and found a stolen firearm, a stolen shotgun and several other items which were reported missing in the last several weeks.  Police believe the pair is responsible for the rash of ... Read More »

Field To Feast Tickets Going Fast

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There is a limited supply of tickets left for upcoming “Field to Feast” tours by the Yuma Visitor’s Bureau.  Five of the tours are already sold out and only 100 tickets are left for the remaining tours.  Seats are available for Field to Feast tours February 14th, 20th, 21st and 28th, plus March 6th and 7th.  Contact the Yuma Visitor’s ... Read More »

Prescott Man Convicted In Home Invasion And Sexual Assault

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A Prescott man who broke into his next-door neighbor's house and raped her last March has been sentenced to more than 31 years in prison.  Police identified 38-year-old James Elliot Vinson after viewing surveillance tapes from another neighbor's home and from a grocery store minutes after the attack.  DNA evidence and Vinson's palm print on the victim's windowsill also linked ... Read More »

United Blood Services To Hold Valentine’s Day Luncheon

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United Blood Services will hold a luncheon celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday at the Yuma Golf and Country Club.   Yuma area donors have provided blood services to 7,000 persons.  Last year, 26 organizations hosted 54 blood drives in Yuma County.  The luncheon will begin 11:30am.  Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger is the keynote speaker. Read More »

Matadors Continue Winning Streak

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The Arizona Western College Matadors and Lady Matadors continue to ride their winning streak as they took down the Gila Monsters in action on Wednesday.  The men’s team rolled to a 63-to-54 victory.  Anthony Alston scored 18 points.  The women’s team extended their win streak with a 68-to-56 victory.  Both teams travel to Vaqueros for a Saturday matchup you can ... Read More »

Brewer Declares An Emergency After Frozen Pipes Cause Water Shortage

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has issued a Declaration of Emergency in response to unusually cold temperatures that have frozen pipes and caused water shortages affecting the Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation and parts of Apache, Coconino and Navajo counties.  Record or near record-low temperatures have resulted in significant damage to potable water infrastructure in the area.   The magnitude of the ... Read More »

City Council To Hold Public Meeting Tonight

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at the Yuma City Hall.  The council will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed Infrastructure Improvements Plan to prepare the updated City of Yuma Development Fees.  The council also may discuss the information they… Read More »

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