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City Utility Bills May Arrive Late

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Following the recent overhaul of the City of Yuma’s utility billing software, bills that had been scheduled to go out during the month of May are late arriving to customers.  The City apologizes for the inconvenience.   Customers who expected to receive their bills in May are either just now getting those bills or are about to receive them.  The result ... Read More »

New Sports Complex Could Be Boost To Local Economy

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A new sports complex is slated to be constructed in Yuma in the near future.  The funds for the construction comes from an extension of a hospitality tax.  The complex – near the Yuma Palms Regional Center – sets the city in a position to host major athletic tournaments.  Yuma City Administrator Greg Wilkinson says the new complex will not ... Read More »

State Lawmakers Seek To Limit Early Voting

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A last-minute effort to revive a proposed Arizona election overhaul that would limit early voting has drawn the ire of Hispanic, civil rights and Democratic leaders.  State lawmakers advanced the omnibus election bill without debate Thursday. The measure seeks to trim the state's permanent early voting list and limit who can return mail ballots for voters.  Opponents say the G-O-P ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Looking For Local Talent

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The Texaco Country Showdown is looking for sharp and talented country music singers and musicians in the desert Southwest.  The showdown – sponsored by One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, Yuma Pest and Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI will begin Saturday with the first of three preliminary rounds.  Texaco Country Showdown spokesman Larry Wiater says many of today’s hot country ... Read More »

Man Shot After Allegedly Breaking Into Yard

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The Yuma Police Department says they responded to a report of shots fired in the 500 block of East Country Club Drive early this morning (Friday 7).  Officers found a male subject who was shot after attempting to break into a residential yard.  He was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Police continue to investigate. Read More »

2013 El Toro Bowl Announced

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The Third Annual Fisher Automotive El Toro Bowl was officially announced at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon.  The event, sponsored by Arizona Western College, the Matador Athletic Association and the Caballeros de Yuma, will be held on December 7th on the campus of AWC at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium.  It is one of just a few two-year junior college bowl ... Read More »

Weekend Temperatures Heat Up

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Triple-digit temperatures continue to inch upward in Arizona's desert cities, prompting concerns about how some people will fare in the summer heat.  The forecast highs for the weekend include 111 in Yuma and 110 in Phoenix on Friday and 114 in both Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City on Saturday. Tucson is forecast to reach 106 both days. Read More »

Chinese Company To Acquire Largest Pork Producer In U.S.

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A big business story about the sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company puts a "pig promise" in peril.  After the Humane Society of the United States exposed the treatment of pigs at a Smithfield factory in Virginia, the company promised to make changes, including expanding the cramped cages that did not allow the pigs to move.  Now, the ... Read More »

City Council Approves Pay Raise

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The Yuma City Council took some heat at Wednesday’s regular meeting about a 2.5-percent across the board pay raise.  The increase is in the proposed 2014 Fiscal Year budget.   Gary Wright approached the city council to ask why such a percentage is given instead of using a merit system.  He also is concerned about the council reportedly adding five ... Read More »

Randy Hartless To Resign From AWC Board

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Arizona Western College District Governing Board member Randy Hartless resigned from his position on the board recently. Hartless began his service representing La Paz County District One in 2009, and served as the Board President in 2012 while simultaneously earning his associate’s degree from AWC.  In his resignation letter Hartless stated he is resigning for personal and family reasons.  Hartless ... Read More »

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