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Unemployment Rate In Yuma On The Rise


Yuma County continues to lead the country with the highest unemployment rate. July’s jobless rate was 34.5% over two percent higher from the July, 2012 rate which was 32%. Imperial County has the second highest rate in the country at 26.1% Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Dangerous Gang Member


United States Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station apprehended another dangerous gang member attempting an illegal entry into the United States, two gang members in just the last three days. Border Patrol agents earlier this week observed a 34 year old male and Mexican national identified as Jessie Ruelas-Ruiz, cross into the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested ... Read More »

Fast Food Strikes


Fast food workers around the nation are leading into Labor Day with another round of one day strikes today. Professor Steven Ashby, who specializes in labor and employment relations, says these strikes have picked up momentum this year, partly because of their new approach. Instead of targeting one company, they target low wage industries – fast food and retail – ... Read More »

95 Closed Due To Flooding


Officials from the Yuma Proving Ground say Highway 95 is closed due to the Fortuna wash area being flooded. Traffic is being stopped and are asked to turn around due to dangerous conditions. The conditions are expected for at least a couple more hours. The only other way to enter YPG is to take the S-24 Route from California.   Read More »

Jury Selection Begins For Murder Trial


Jury selection began Tuesday, August 27th, in the murder trial of 29 year old Anthony Antwon Mobley of San Luis. He is charged with the murder of 45 year old Jose Ahameda Ramos of San Luis.   Police say in February, 2011, they found the victim shot dead at the San Luis Food City parking lot a few blocks from ... Read More »

Drug Bust At Wellton Checkpoint


United States Border Patrol agents busted two men on Tuesday  after they were discovered in the possession of Heroin.   Officials say the incident occurred at the I-8 checkpoint near Wellton. Dogs alerted officers to a bus going through the checkpoint and agents discovered the drugs with a value of over $150,000. Read More »

Two School Districts Receive Grants


Two school districts on the Navajo Nation will receive nearly $7 million to repair and upgrade schools under a federal grant program. The cash aid announced Wednesday by United States Educational Secretary Arne Duncan is part of $20 million in grants awarded to districts in Arizona and five other states.  The Ganado Unified School District gets more than $1 million ... Read More »

Yuma Employees Presented With “Take Pride” Awards


City of Yuma employees were recognized for providing exemplary customer service, excellence in the workplace, outstanding leadership, exceptional teamwork and above-the-call community involvement during the City’s first Take Pride awards, held Wednesday, August 28th, in the morning in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Created as a both a bonus program and a way to enhance employee recognition efforts by ... Read More »

Final Election Numbers


The final certified numbers from Tuesday’s election have still not been released. Final numbers are pending the count of Late Early, Provisional or Conditional Ballots that still need to be counted, a possible maximum of 1283 ballots. The Early Board is expected to meet today and the Write In Board will come in on Friday to finalize those ballots. If no Yuma ... Read More »

Kelvin Gastelum Defeats Brian Melancon in UFC


Yuma’s own Kelvin Gastelum defeated Brian Melancon in the first round of UFC Fight 27 Wednesday night. Gastelum, who was making his 170 pound debut, started the action off with clear purpose, peppering Melancon with effective jabs and leg kicks, looking to open his opponent’s defense. Roughly forty seconds into the opening round, Gastelum shot for a double-leg takedown, dragging Melancon ... Read More »

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