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Flags At Half Staff For Washington D.C. Victims


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says flags on all state buildings around Arizona will be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C.   Brewer says flags will remain lowered until sunset on Friday. She made the announcement Monday in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama.   A former Navy man ... Read More »

Meeting To Be Held For Yarnell Firefighting Crew And Wildfire Victims


An Arizona legislative committee is set to hold its first hearing on a proposal to give full survivor benefits to relatives of the part-time members of the 19-man firefighting crew killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.   House Speaker Andy Tobin's plan also would help Prescott pay increases in state retirement system payments and other costs triggered by the deaths ... Read More »

Yuma Mesa Irrigation Drainage District Reaches Agreement


The Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District has reached an agreement with the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District for a short-term pilot fallowing program. The Yuma Sun is reporting this is not a water transfer but rather a voluntary fallowing of 1500 acres over three years with a possible three year extension beyond that. The saved water will not be ... Read More »

Gang Member Arrested At Calexico Border


United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States Monday.   Border Patrol agents observed a 35-year-old Mexican national, later identified as Jose De Jesus Salazar-Gomez, as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Salazar without incident before he could reach ... Read More »

IDD Solicitation Period


The Imperial Irrigation District has opened the solicitation period for the calendar year 2014 fallowing program at the payment rate of $125 per acre-foot. The maximum payment is $750 per acre, depending on water history and other eligibility requirements. Applications are being accepted at the IID water manager's office through September 25th. Information on the fallowing program and the application ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office To Hold Meetings About Sex Offenders In Your Community


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office will be holding two sex offender meetings to inform the public better about how they handle such offenders in the community. The first meeting is scheduled for October 1st at the Foothills Library and the following week on October 7th at the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend the ... Read More »

Gladys Wiggins Appointed As Yuma International Airport Director


The Yuma County Airport Authority Board of Directors voted this past week to name Gladys Wiggins as the new Airport Director for Yuma International Airport effective immediately. Wiggins joined the Airport Authority in March 2009, assuming the role of Director of Operations where she was responsible for strengthening Airport Security to meet the increasing demands of the Department of Homeland ... Read More »

Yuma County Board Of Supervisors Meeting This Morning


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors held a meeting this morning at 8:30am. Items on the agenda included the consideration of a request by the Yuma County Workforce Investment Board, operated by the Yuma Private Industry Council, to appoint Kevin Wilkins, City of Yuma’s Economic Development Administrator, to fill a vacancy for the Economic Development Sector on the Yuma County ... Read More »

Man Sentenced For First-Degree Murder Of A Yuma Man


A jury sentenced Jonathon Ochoa on Friday, September 13th, in the first-degree murder of a Yuma man. Ochoa has not been convicted of premeditated murder but this is only one of two counts involving murder. The jury did find the defendant guilty of first-degree murder as alleged in count five. Throughout this trial, state prosecutors brought forth witnesses and said ... Read More »

New Cigarette Law


Two new tobacco laws took effect Friday, August 13th, in Arizona banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and banning the use of roll-your-own tobacco machines at smoke shops.   Co-owner of Cesar Cigar Lounge Brenda Maldonado says such machines would sell out quickly at her store and this law change has to do with the large tobacco companies. ... Read More »

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