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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 »

Vandalism Investigated At Saguaro National Park

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Officials at Saguaro National Park say they are investigating the second vandalism incident at the Tucson park this month.  They say park natural resources along the Douglas Springs Trail were damaged or destroyed on Thursday night.  The damage includes at least one saguaro cactus.  Park law enforcement rangers say they are trying to identify two persons of interest in the ... Read More »

FDA Faces Lawsuit Over Animal Feed Containing Arsenic

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The Food and Drug Administration is facing a lawsuit because it continues to allow arsenic in animal feed given to chickens, turkeys and hogs.  The suit was filed on behalf of a handful of advocacy groups, including the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.   Senior advisor David Wallinga says it stems from a petition that was filed against the ... Read More »

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