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Celebrity Judge Pete Anderson To Perform At Texaco Country Showdown 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 »

Somerton City Employees Expected To See A Pay Increase


The city of Somerton employees are likely to get up to a 2.5 percent raise.  The Yuma Sun says a budget of nearly $34-million is proposed for the 2013-2014 Fiscal year.  There is an additional $600,000 in revenues – part of that attributed to an extra $180,000 in state-shared revenues.  The final budget is expected to be approved in July. Read More »

Sentencing Postponed For Drug Smuggling Border Patrol Agent


A judge has postponed sentencing for a U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty near Yuma.  Agent Aaron Anaya was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver postponed the 25-year-old agent's punishment hearing until September, 16th and required lawyers on both sides to make an additional court filing.  Anaya faces a possible ... Read More »

Brewer Clarifies Her Position On Immigration Bill


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is clarifying her position on a federal immigration bill pushed by the state's two U.S. Senators after some comments she made Sunday as an endorsement. Brewer said in an interview with Fox News that a new amendment to the bill working its way through Congress doubling the size of the Border Patrol and adding other security ... Read More »

First Lady Asked To Support The Nation’s Outdoor Recreation Spaces


This is Great America Outdoors week, and as part of an effort to get kids moving in Arizona and elsewhere, First Lady Michelle Obama is being asked to support funding for more bike paths, soccer fields and other places for recreation. Rich Hamburg with the Trust for America’s Health says his group is one of 17 national organizations to sign ... Read More »

Arpaio’s Sling Auctioned Off For Charity


The sling that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wore after he broke his left shoulder earlier this year has been auctioned off for charity.  Officials say that a northern California man had the winning bid of $2,600 for the sling on eBay.  Retired law enforcement professional Buck Dikes is scheduled to come to Phoenix on July 18th and receive the ... Read More »

Woman Arrested With Over 8 Pounds Of Meth Hidden In Car


On Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized over eight-pounds of methamphetamine.  A 22-year-old female driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City and the vehicle she was driving was referred to secondary inspection where agents discovered 16 packages ... Read More »

Boarder Patrol Agents Apprehend Pot Smugglers Near Gila Bend


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested two drug smugglers and seized 226 pounds of marijuana Friday.  The drugs have an estimated street value of $113,000.  Agents working near Gila Bend arrested the two Mexican nationals carrying bundles of marijuana.  Both men were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for prosecution. Read More »

Fire Station Number 1 To Be Dedicated


The City of Yuma’s newest neighborhood fire station, Station Number One will have its Grand Opening on Wednesday at 7pm. A flag raising ceremony and dedication of the station to E.F. Sanguinetti will be followed by an open house.  Members of the United Yuma Fire Fighters Honor Guard will also be sworn in and their Pipe and Drums unit will ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Finalists To Compete This Friday


Tanner Gomes is our third and final round qualifier in the Texaco Country Showdown, brought to you by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI.  He joins first round qualifier Victoria Moreno and second round qualifier Downtime.  Nine acts performed on Saturday night.  All three acts will compete in the ... Read More »

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