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Border Patrol Seizes Nearly 1,000 Lbs. Of Marijuana Over Busy Holiday Weekend

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Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents arrested seven drug smugglers during the holiday weekend and seized 943 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $471,000.  Friday, agents working boat patrol on the Colorado River near Andrade spotted several individuals rafting across the water.  As agents approached the vessel, the individuals fled back to Mexico leaving 66 pounds of marijuana on the U.S. ... Read More »

Deadline Tonight For General Election Paperwork

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Tonight is the deadline for persons wishing to run for a Yuma governmental seat in the November General Election.  All paperwork needs to be submitted by 5pm.  So far, only one mayoral candidate, Douglas Nichols, has filed paperwork.  There are also three Yuma City Council positions open and a Presiding Judge Seat that is up for grabs.  The primary election ... Read More »

Yuma Visitors Bureau Closed Today

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The Yuma Visitors Bureau Administrative Office is closed and will remain closed until Thursday at 8am.  Phones and computers are scheduled to be down until mid-morning on Thursday.   For immediate assistance while the office is closed, call Linda Jordan at 928-580-4225 or Teri Ingram at 928-446-2053. Read More »

Water Officials Meet To Discuss Drought-Stricken Colorado River

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Water managers from seven states, Indian tribes and conservation groups are pledging to find ways to wring more from every drop of water in the drought-stricken Colorado River. Officials ended a Tuesday meeting in San Diego promising an update by the end of the year on the work of panels representing municipal, agricultural, environmental and tribal interests. Looming shortages are ... Read More »

Public Invited To Comment At Meeting On Yuma’s Water Rights

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A special legislative committee is scheduled to visit Yuma on Friday to discuss controversial House Bill 2338.  The meeting will be held at the Yuma City Hall starting at 10am.  The meeting is part of a series of statewide meetings scheduled in June and July.  The committee is seeking comments from constituents in the area about water rights for Yuma ... Read More »

Intruder Identified In Fatal Shooting

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they have identified the intruder who was shot and killed by a homeowner early Monday morning.  19-year-old Matthew Sykora was inside a residence in the 14000 block of South Avenue “D”.  Upon arrival, police found Sykora deceased inside the residence with a single gunshot wound.   Initial investigation at the scene indicated the homeowner ... Read More »

Parents Prepare For Child Care During Summer Months

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Children across the state are starting their summer vacation.  For the younger ones, that means a transition into a new child care or camp program or attending day care for the first time.   To make that change go smoothly, Karen Fogolin with Child Care Aware says preparation is the key to success. Another tip for the transition is to ... Read More »

Two Men Come Forward In Saguaro Park Vandalism

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Officials at Saguaro National Park say two men have come forward and are cooperating with an investigation into vandalism along a Tucson hiking trial.  Authorities say at least one saguaro was knocked over and cut in half and a couple of barrel cacti and a palo verde tree were hacked up along the Douglas Spring Trail in Saguaro National Park ... Read More »

Red Cross Comes To Family’s Aid After Mobile Home Fire

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The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter responded Tuesday afternoon to a mobile home fire in San Luis in which one adult and three children were displaced.   The Red Cross evaluated their needs after the blaze near Merrill Avenue and San Felipe Street. Read More »

US Marshals Arrest Fugitive Brothers On The Run For Last Five Years

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The United States Marshals Service apprehended two fugitives last week in coordination with Mexican law enforcement officials.  The two fugitives, brothers Martin and Christopher Mayorquin were arrested after more than five years on the run.   The fugitives were targeted by the U.S. Marshals Service after arrest warrants for each were issued for various crimes involving marijuana smuggling, cocaine possession ... Read More »

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