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El Dorado Broadcasters Named Chamber Member Of The Month


El Dorado Broadcasters, which includes NewsTalk 560 KBLU and our sister stations, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI and Yuma’s Best Music Variety Star 100.9, were honored by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and named the Chamber Member of the Month for June.   Chamber Director Ken Rosevear presented El Dorado Broadcasters General Manager Dave Sturgeon with the award Wednesday ... Read More »

Yuma’s Fire Station Number One Dedicated


The opening and dedication of Yuma’s sixth fire station was held on Wednesday.  It is named after E.F. Sanguinetti, a man who made important contributions to Yuma's history.  Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Efert says although the building is named in honor of Sanguinetti, officials said it is also dedicated to the Yuma community. Fire Station Number One ... Read More »

Supreme Court Asked To Set Execution Dates For Two Arizona Inmates


The Arizona Supreme Court has been asked to set execution dates for death row inmates Edward Schad and Robert Glen Jones. The Arizona Republic says the state Attorney General's Office petitioned the high court on Tuesday.  Schad was scheduled to be executed in March, but was granted a last-minute stay by the U.S. Supreme Court to review legal issues.  That ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Finals This Friday


The Yuma finals of the Texaco Country Showdown are set for Friday.  The event, presented by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI, will be held at the Cocopah Casino and Resort.  Three acts from the prior preliminary rounds will perform – our first round qualifier Victoria Moreno – second ... Read More »

Senator Shooter’s Lawyer Negotiating With City Prosecutor Regarding Classroom Confrontation


Arizona State Senator Don Shooter of Yuma says his lawyer is negotiating with the Yuma city prosecutor to resolve a case where he allegedly confronted his grandson's teacher in a classroom.  The Yuma Police Department is asking the prosecutor to file four misdemeanor charges against the Republican for a March 22nd incident at the grandson's charter high school.  They are ... Read More »

New Sculpture Adorns Yuma’s Historic Downtown Main Street


Recent visitors to Yuma’s historic downtown Main Street may have come to a fork in the road.  Well, not so much in the road as sticking up from the sidewalk.  Too large for even the heartiest eater to actually use, the fork represents a public art donation put together by several community members to help distinguish the landscape.  The sculpture ... Read More »

Excessive Heat Warning


Dangerous heat is expected to build over the next several days in the Desert Southwest.  The National Weather Service says an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect starting Friday morning through Sunday night.  Afternoon highs are expected to top 115 degrees in several areas Friday and Saturday with temperatures over 110 on Sunday.  Persons are urged to take extra precautions ... Read More »

Bustamante Found Guilty On Two Counts Of 1st Degree Murder


After two days of deliberations the jury in the trial against Manuel Bustamante reached a verdict Tuesday.   Bustamante sat attentive as a court clerk read the results, in which he was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the beating death of 33-year-old Kendall Smith in April, 2012.  The jury also found Bustamante guilty for the remaining ... Read More »

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part Of Voting Rights Act


The US Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act means Arizona's new law changing how elections are conducted will go into effect without federal approval. Alessandra Soler with the ACLU of Arizona says the decision means the so-called election reform measure signed last week by Governor Jan Brewer will not need to get pre-clearance from ... Read More »

Brewer Must Act Today On Tax Cut Bills


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is set to act on the three remaining bills from the 2013 Arizona Legislature's session. Brewer faces a deadline today to sign or veto the bills.  They put in place tax breaks or credits totaling more than $90 million a year by 2015.  They include the automatic adjustment of tax brackets for inflation that will cost ... Read More »

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