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Border Patrol Wraps Up Multi-Agency Training Course

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Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents concluded a three-day, multi-agency Active Shooter Training, this ended the fourth three-day training class which included participants from the Somerton Police Department, the Arizona Department of Transportation, CBP Office of Field Operations, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, the Yuma Police Department and the Yuma Sector of the United States Border Patrol.  The course included classroom instruction ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Leads House In Moment Of Silence For Fallen Firefighters

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona led the House of Representatives Wednesday in a moment of silence in remembrance of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Fire Crew who sacrificed their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. Gosar represents Yarnell in Yavapai County where the fire burned more than 8,000 acres and claimed the lives of 19 elite ... Read More »

Yuma Community Foundation To Accept Grant Applications In August

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The Yuma Community Foundation has announced their 2013 competitive grant cycle begins August 5th with applications accepted through September 2nd.  YCF will make more than $80,000 available to nonprofit organizations in the Yuma area.  Funding comes from the interest earned on established endowment accounts from contributions made by numerous individuals and community organizations, and through the continued generosity of the ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Identifies Victim In Officer Involved Shooting

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has now released the name of the victim who was shot and killed by officers Tuesday morning.  42-year-old Rafel Salas Adame was shot and killed by officers after fleeing from a probation officer earlier. Adame was given multiple commands to drop a weapon he was carrying and failed to comply.  Four Deputies fired weapons, striking ... Read More »

Sex Offender Has New Yuma Address

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a sex offender has made a change in residence recently.  45-year-old Kimberly Faz now lives in an area of East Tenth Street and South Arizona Avenue in Yuma.   She is described as standing 5’3”, weighing 180-pounds with brown hair and eyes.   In 1993, Faz entered into a plea agreement in Yuma County ... Read More »

Sheriff Reacts To Supreme Courts’ Refusal To Review Medical Marijuana Ruling

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Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot has made a statement about a recent refusal by the Arizona Supreme Court to review if medical marijuana is indeed legal to possess.  He states, “On July 9, 2013 I became aware of the Arizona Supreme Court’s refusal to review the Valerie Okun case.  It was unfortunate that the Arizona Supreme Court refused to review ... Read More »

Health Centers Receive Grant To Fund Healthcare Enrollment Campaign

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Over the next few months, Arizona's Community Health Centers are expected to sign up more than 60,000 people for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.   While visiting Mountain Park Health Center in Phoenix, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced grants to fund an enrollment campaign at 17 Arizona Community Health Centers with 140 locations in the ... Read More »

One Man Dead After Officer Involved Shooting In Yuma

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One man is dead following a shooting involving an officer from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.  On Tuesday, police say a probation officer went to check on a subject at his residence, but was not there when the officer arrived.  About an hour later, police were able to enter the residence, but did not find the person they were looking ... Read More »

Several Sex Offenders Have Changed Addresses In Yuma County

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According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, three sex offenders have recently changed addresses. 56-year-old Gordon Coyote now lives at 2653 West Nicole Lane in Yuma.  He is described as standing 5’10”, weighing 215 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  In 2006, he pled guilty to a charge of Attempted Sexual Assault with a 16-year-old female who was known ... Read More »

Arizona Trails In Need Of Costly Repairs

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It is the peak season for hitting the trails in Arizona's national forests.  Those headed out for biking, hiking, horseback riding or motorized recreation may notice some trail repair work that needs to be done.  In fact, the cost to get trails across the country up to basic standards is more than $500-million, according to a new GAO report. Paul ... Read More »

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