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Wellton Station Border Patrol Agents Arrest Six Drug Smugglers


The United States Border Patrol’s Wellton Station arrested six Mexican nationals on Saturday.  They were located on Interstate-Eight near the 98 mile marker, smuggling 270-pounds of marijuana valued at over $135,000.  The men and the drugs were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Read More »

City To Provide Informational Meeting On New Recycling Program


Representatives from the City of Yuma and Allied Waste will provide an information session regarding the City’s curbside recycling program Wednesday, July 24th at 5pm in Room 190 of the Yuma City Hall.   This information session is designed as an opportunity for residents to get direct information regarding the service and how it may affect them, as well as to ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approves New Trucks For Sheriff’s Office


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of several vehicles for the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.  The Yuma Sun is reporting the county is opting to purchase the six Ford F-150 trucks from an out-of-town dealer in Phoenix. County Supervisor Russell McCloud said it bothers him that a local dealer was not used to purchase the ... Read More »

Family Seeks Adventure At National Parks This Summer


It is not just a vacation – it is an adventure for one family traveling through the Four Corners states this week.  The family of Maite Arce has made it a mission to discover national parks and monuments this summer – and to encourage other Hispanic families to join them.   Along the way, Arce says she, her husband and ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Consider New Trucks For Sheriff’s Office


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am.  A request from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of several Ford F-150 pickups will be considered.  The six trucks from Chapman Ford are to cost no more than $175,000.  The meeting will be held at the county offices in downtown Yuma. Read More »

Weeklong Academy Prepares Yuma Teens For A Career In Law Enforcement


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office once again is hosting the Yuma County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy and are holding a seven-day program educating youth about the conduct needed and career opportunities with law enforcement.  30 are participating this year with representatives from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Yuma Police Department, the Somerton Police Department, the San Luis Police Department and ... Read More »

Investigation Continues In Officer Involved Shooting


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation of the shooting of 42-year-old Rafael Salas Adame last week.  Police say the weapon in Adame’s possession was a stolen firearm.  Deputies spotted Adame in a field along Avenue Seven-E and approached him on foot.  While approaching Adame, Deputies witnessed him pulling a handgun from his waist or pocket area and pointing ... Read More »

Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Completion Of Avenue 3E Bridge Widening


The widening of the Avenue 3E Bridge is complete and the Arizona Department of Transportation will celebrate by holding a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, one month ahead of schedule.  The event will be held at 9am.  Road crews will return in the next few weeks to mark permanent lines on the roadway. Read More »

Former Yuma Citizen Of The Year Remembered


Former Citizen of the Year Frank Cooper has died.  The Yuma Sun reports the 98-year-old Cooper died Friday.  Frank and his wife – Patricia Cooper – were co-­named the Citizen of the Year in 2008 by the Yuma Sun.  Frank managed several different retail businesses in Yuma and then he and his second wife Patricia were very involved in community ... Read More »

Volunteers Receive Training To Help Monitor Arizona’s Wilderness


The understaffed United States Forest Service is getting more help in monitoring more than one-million acres of Arizona wilderness.  Over the weekend, another 30 volunteers for the Arizona Wilderness Coalition stewardship program received training to begin monitoring ecological and recreational conditions in the state’s wild areas.   The Coalition’s Sam Frank says it is a chance for people to give ... Read More »

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