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City Gives Tribal Donations To Yuma Nonprofit Groups

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The City of Yuma is sending money over to several nonprofit agencies who are helping soaring numbers of Yuma residents in need.  City Administrator Greg Wilkinson, along with Quechan Vice-President Ronda Aguerro and Council Member Michael J.V. Jack, turned over $10,000 each to Amberly’s Place, the Crossroads Mission and the Yuma Community Food Bank at a small presentation ceremony Thursday.  ... Read More »

YRMC Expansion Project Set To Begin

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A multi-million-dollar expansion is set to begin at Yuma Regional Medical Center.  The hospital outlined their plans to construct a new and updated Emergency Center along with several other projects.  Some of the construction will involve demolition and moving around certain departments and will also affect parking and how the public will enter the building.  The Vice President of Marketing ... Read More »

Knowledge Of CPR Could Save A Life

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Learning "Hands-Only CPR" is very easy, and could well put you in a position to save someone’s life – possibly that of a family member.   Katie Connolly, a CPR manager for the American Heart Association, says 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen away from the hospital, most likely at home.   Connolly says after you make the call ... Read More »

Cheer On Your Favorite Performer Tonight At The Texaco Country Showdown Finals

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The Yuma finals of the Texaco Country Showdown are set for tonight.  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 »

AWC Football Schedule Released

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Arizona Western College has announced that the 2013 AWC Football schedule has been released, featuring five home games and four road games as part of a revamped regular season schedule.   The Matadors’ regular season schedule will now open with Western States Football League play immediately in late August, and end in mid-October to accommodate the WSFL’s new playoff format ... Read More »

Yuma Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Fight Earlier This Month

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says three persons are in custody in connection with a fight at an area levee earlier this month.  Police also say they are seeking two persons of interest in the case.  Those arrested following the execution of a search warrant at a location in the 900 block of West Solona Drive Wednesday morning include 21-year-old ... Read More »

Suspicious Suitcase Causes Gas Station Evacuation

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The Yuma Police Department says a suspicious suitcase found at an area gas station turned out not being a threat.  Police say they received the report of the suitcase located at a Chevron Gas Station on East 24th Street on Tuesday night.  The station was closed and evacuated while police determined the nature of the suitcase.  It was determined the ... Read More »

Congressman Grijalva Honored For Conservation Efforts

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Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva has been honored for his strong dedication to conservation issues as part of Great Outdoors America Week.  Several conservation groups presented Grijalva with the Congressional Champion Award Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Outdoors enthusiasts from Arizona and across the nation gathered this week in the capital for briefings on issues such as energy development on public lands ... Read More »

El Dorado Broadcasters Named Chamber Member Of The Month

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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

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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 »

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