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Matadors Seek Student To Fill Mascot Shoes

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Arizona Western College is seeking a student to help with being the mascot during AWC games and events.  Students interested in becoming one of two mascots need to be at least 5’10” tall and must be enrolled in at least one cheer class.  To be eligible for a $500 scholarship, the student will also need nine cheer credits.  AWC is ... Read More »

City Council Expected To Approve Large Purchase Of Info Technology Products And Services

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  The council is expected to authorize the purchase of Information Technology Products and Services utilizing one of eight different cooperative purchase agreements made with government and educational agencies at an estimated amount of over $12-million.  Also, it appears the city will finally reach an agreement with ... Read More »

Sex Offender Notification

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a convicted sex offender has recently changed addresses.  44-year-old Napoleon Guillory is now living at 10646 South Via Salida in Yuma.  He is a white male, standing 5’8” tall, weighing 200-pounds and is bald with brown eyes.  In 1998, he was convicted of two counts of sexual battery against an 11-year-old female.  He was ... Read More »

Study Suggests Property Values Could Drop With Declining Water Flows Of Colorado River

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If water flows decline as predicted in the Colorado River system, a new study projects river-based property values could also decline by an average of ten-percent.   The study by the advocacy group Protect the Flows surveyed real estate professionals in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.  Co-director Molly Mugglestone says the findings underscore the importance of including economic impacts in ... Read More »

Yuma Benefits As Tourism Grows In Arizona

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Tourism is up in Arizona.  Yuma Visitors Bureau Executive Director Linda Jordan recently attended the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  There has been a marked increase in tourism in the Grand Canyon state in the last several years. Tourism brought in over $656-million last year to Yuma County. Read More »

Woman Arrested At Border With Over $750,000 In Cash

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Border Patrol agents say a 24-year-old woman was arrested Monday morning after her car was searched at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Officers say they found over $750,000 worth of cash hidden in the vehicle’s gas tank at the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry.  The cash and driver were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Read More »

CHP Arrest Prison Escapee In Winterhaven

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The California Highway Patrol in Winterhaven arrested a prison escapee Saturday afternoon.  Police say they were advised of a stolen 2001 Chevrolet Silverado near Blythe earlier in the day.  CHP officers later caught up with the vehicle on State Route 78.  The vehicle was stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint and police were able to apprehend the suspect, identified as ... Read More »

Investigation Continues In Deadly Crash That Killed Dept. Of Corrections Employee

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An investigation has been ordered in a vehicle accident that injured several persons and killed one of the passengers near San Luis last month.  Police say 30-year-old Martin Gomez died about a week after the fatal accident.  Five persons – all Department of Corrections employees – were traveling in the vehicle at the time of the early morning crash on ... Read More »

Convicted Sex Offender Has A New Address In Yuma

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The Yuma Police Department is advising the public of a recent relocation of a convicted sex offender.  23-year-old Timothy Rodney Rose Junior of Yuma is living at 2277 South First Avenue in Yuma.  He is described as a male, standing 5’11”, weighing 309-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  He was sentenced to one year in jail and a lifetime of ... Read More »

Police Search For Missing San Luis Teen

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The San Luis Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile.  Police say 14-year-old Silvia Alejandra Avila was reported missing from her residence on Sunday afternoon.  She was last seen late Saturday night and left her residence in the 300 block of Los Tres Hombres Street in San Luis without her parent’s permission.  Avila is described ... Read More »

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