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Senators Prepare New Immigration Reform Bill


The so-called “Gang of Eight” senators, including Arizona’s John McCain and Jeff Flake, are planning to unveil a bipartisan immigration reform bill in the next few weeks.   But one national activist says the bill’s success will depend on how various terms crucial to the immigration debate are defined.   One such term is “back of the line,” as in ... Read More »

AWC Professor Arrested


An Arizona Western College professor has been arrested.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that Henry Averhart was arrested a couple of weeks ago and extradited to Michigan.  Averhart has been a professor at AWC for about two years, helping to teach five different classes.  Officials do say the charges against Averhart are not related to his position or any other ... Read More »

Sewer Rate Hike Not As High As Feared


A rate hike proposed by Far West Water has now been lowered.  The original request to raise the base sewer rate to $62.65 has been adjusted to $57.77 per month.  The utility says without a substantial rate increase on Sewer service, they may go bankrupt.  The Yuma Sun reported on Sunday that the Corporation Commission staff recommended the latest rate ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Meet Today


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 8:30am.  Several items are on the agenda, including a contract amendment to continue paying just over $1 per meal for Detention Facility Meal Services through March, 2014.  The board will also consider several appointments to the Yuma County Democratic Party as Precinct Committeemen.  The meeting will be held at ... Read More »

AWC Weekend Scores


Softball Deanna Mauer Classic in Casa Grande Odessa 4 Lady Matadors 1   Lady Matadors 6 Illinois Central 1   Baseball Jack Howell Classic in Tucson Matadors 10 Gateway 0   Matadors 3 Miles (Montana) 0 Read More »

NCAA Tournament Starts Tomorrow


It is dance time as March Madness starts on Tuesday.  The Arizona Wildcats are the sixth seed in the West and will take on eleventh seeded Belmont in Salt Lake City.  Tip off is set for Thursday at 4:20pm.  If they win, they will take on the winner of the New Mexico-Harvard on Saturday. Read More »

Woman Dies After Crashing Car Into Mittry Lake


One person was killed on Wednesday night after she lost control of her vehicle in the Mittry Lake area.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Maria Celina Rubio-Morales of Las Vegas, Nevada, was trapped in her vehicle after her car slid sideways and rolled into Mittry Lake.  Police performed CPR on Rubio-Morales until she was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center, ... Read More »

Toddler Injured After Parking lot Hit And Run


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a three-year-old toddler sustained injuries after the child was hit in a parking lot.  Police say the incident occurred Thursday afternoon in a parking lot in the 2600 block of 16th Street in Yuma.  The driver took off after the accident.  The child was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.  Police ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocates


The Yuma Police Department says a level three sex offender has relocated to a new residence.  37-year-old Frankie M. Munoz has relocated to 1458 South Thomas Avenue.   Munoz was sentenced in 2003 for six months after being found guilty of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old female.   In 2008, Munoz pled guilty to Failure to Register as a ... Read More »

Bee Aware


Last week the Yuma Fire Department responded to a call for bees swarming.  Citrus blossom smells are in the air and with that, bees seem to be more active.   Each year the Yuma Fire Department will be asked to respond to bee swarms.  Although bee sting deaths are rare, they do occur and people with allergies to these stings ... Read More »

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