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Federal Government and Tribes Partner On Water Study


The federal government has pledged to work with American Indian tribes in the Colorado River in to address projected shortages of water. A group of ten tribes from around the West and the United States Bureau of Reclamation signed an agreement Wednesday to study tribal water resources. The agency provided $100,000 to initiate the study that is expected to be ... Read More »

Car Safety Seat Week


As part of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ongoing traffic safety campaign, a “Child Passenger Safety Week” campaign will be conducted this week. This national effort will help ensure the safety of young children traveling roadways in our community and throughout Arizona. In 2010, on average, almost two children were killed and 325 children were injured in motor vehicle traffic ... Read More »

Three Arrests Made Across From Elementary School


Three Wellton people are behind bars after police suspect them of dealing with dangerous drugs and stolen property all right across the street from an elementary school. Our television partner KYMATV says police arrested 18 year old Victor Bravo from his home on San Jose Avenue on Tuesday, a day after police served search warrants at Bravo's home and the ... Read More »

Convicted Felon Sentenced To Prison For Child Pornography


A convicted felon has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for accessing child pornography in Tucson. Federal prosecutors say 34 year old Billy Dewayne Mills was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to knowingly accessing child pornography in March. After serving his prison term, authorities say Mills will be on lifetime supervised release with stringent sex offender conditions including ... Read More »

House Of Representatives Pass Casino Bill


The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that would stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the Glendale area. It passed by a voice vote Tuesday. The measure now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, which did not vote on a similar bill last year.   The bill seeks to prevent more casinos from ... Read More »

Cambpbell Not Running For Arizona Governor Next Year


House Minority Leader Chad Campbell says he will not be running for Arizona governor next year. The four-term Democratic lawmaker from Phoenix announced the decision Tuesday on his Facebook page. Campbell says he needs "to focus on my family and other new business opportunities that will allow me to improve communities not only in Arizona, but also across the nation." ... Read More »

Four Suspects Charged In Connection With Strip Club Robberies


The four suspects charged in connection with an armed robbery of the Stilettos strip club last month pled not guilty in court Monday according to our television partner KYMATV. Deputies say victims told them that on August 23rd, two men wearing black ski masks went in through the back door into the manager's office. The victim says one suspect held ... Read More »

Arizona Has Three “Dirtiest” Power Plants


Many scientists and environmentalists say climate change caused by carbon emissions is one factor contributing to America's extreme weather of recent years. This as a new report finds that Arizona has three of the "dirtiest" power plants in the country when it comes to carbon dioxide pollution. Environment America Research and Policy Center analyzed data the plants submit to the ... Read More »

Freedom Library Observes The Adpotion Of The U.S. Constitution


The Freedom Library in Yuma will observe an important anniversary today. It was on this date in 1787 that the United States Constitution was signed and adopted. The library will hold an open house this afternoon from 4pm to 6pm.   Again the event will be held at their offices on South Pacific Avenue. A Constitution Class will also be ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Holding Rededication Ceremony


Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University will renew their partnership that has been a part of Yuma for the past 25 years. This morning, a Rededication Ceremony will be held to further solidify a program that has helped many in Southwest Arizona obtain higher college degrees that AWC was unable to offer. The Dean of Marketing and Public Relations ... Read More »

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