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Taking Nominations For Heart Of Yuma Awards


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The Yuma Community Foundation is asking for nominations for the 2013 Heart of Yuma awards. The nomination form must be received by Tuesday, September 17th. You can mail those to YCF at Post Office Box 6835, Yuma, 85366 or scan the nomination form and Email it as an attachment to yuma@azfoundation.org. The ceremony, honors those who have “Made a Difference” ... Read More »

Man In Court For Officer Death


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A man accused of killing an Arizona Public Safety officer appeared in Yuma County Superior Court Wednesday, August 4th. 33 year old Jorge Espinoza killed officer Tim Huffman in May near Wellton. Police say Espinoza’s tanker truck slammed into several vehicles on the highway, including the one Huffman was sitting in. In court, state prosecutors presented a video of the ... Read More »

Yuma Proving Ground Information Available On Social Media

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You can now get up to date information from the Yuma Proving Ground. They have announced that YPG has Twitter and Facebook accounts now operating. The accounts will inform the public about activities taking place at the proving ground, with information ranging from current military test programs and weather concerns to historical information and activities of YPG. The addresses are: ... Read More »

Damaged Caused By Monsoon


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There were several reports of damage through the area as a Monsoon rolled through Wednesday morning. Lighting struck Cibola High School at the height of the storm. No injuries were reported. Also, some recreational vehicles were reported damaged at an RV lot on 32nd Street after strong winds tipped some vehicles over. Read More »

Smart Meters Raise Concern For Cyber Hacking


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Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of Arizona residents have received new wireless, digital devices from their power companies known as "smart meters." They transmit information about energy use to the utility, and they are delivered with the promise of improving efficiency and reliability. But, according to some consumer advocates, government studies and cybersecurity experts, they also bring ... Read More »

Sex Offender Update


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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a registered sex offender has recently relocated to another residence. 54 year old Clyde L. Imhoff the Third is now living at 1500 Hettema Street in Yuma. He is described as standing 5'8, weighing 201 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. In May 2009, he pled guilty to two counts of Attempted Sexual ... Read More »

Jan Brewer Appeals Disaster Assitance For June Fire


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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is appealing the federal government's denial of disaster assistance for the June wildfire that killed 19 firefighters and destroyed more than 100 homes in the town of Yarnell. The governor said on Wednesday that the uninsured damage has gone up and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency did not take into account the high number of ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Today To Discuss Towing And Storage Bids

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall. The council is expected to hear from Yuma Police Chief John Lekan about the rejection of all bids for towing services and vehicle storage. The council will also consider the purchase of three Automated Side Load Bodies by using a cooperative purchase agreement with the city ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

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Newsmakers Breakfast was held this morning live from the Yuma Landing on South Fourth Avenue. We had several guests lined up for our show.   The New San Luis Community Development Director Jenny Torres, John Andoh from YCAT explained a new system coming to buses and the Executive Director of the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization Charlene Fitzgerald was with us. ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Update

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents had a busy weekend that included the arrest of a suspected narcotics smuggler in possession of over $76,000 in heroin, and the arrest of a convicted felon recently released from prison. A 25 year old male, driving a grey 1994 Oldsmobile bearing Sinaloa, Mexico license plates approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland ... Read More »

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