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Fallen Arizona Serviceman Honored


The Department of Defense says a sailor from Arizona has died after being wounded while serving in Afghanistan. Pentagon officials announced Thursday that 31-year-old Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike of Peoria died Wednesday in Germany.  They say he died as a result of combat-related injuries sustained Sunday while conducting stability operations in Maiwand District, Afghanistan.  Pike was assigned to ... Read More »

Children Invited To Submit Poster Designs For Yuma Housing Festival


The Fifth Annual Yuma Housing Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th.  The winners of the annual fair housing poster contest will be announced at that time at the event.  The poster contest is open to all children, grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.  Fliers and entry forms announcing the contest have been distributed to a number of schools throughout the area.   The ... Read More »

Public Meeting To Discuss Water Pipe Replacement Project


Work on replacing an aging piece of infrastructure within the City of Yuma is coming soon, and the City invites members of the public to a meeting to find out how it could affect them. The meeting will be held Tuesday at 6pm in the cafeteria of McGraw School on South Arizona Avenue.  It is open to the public and ... Read More »

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate Rises


Arizona's unemployment rate is up, rising from 7.9 percent in December, 2012 to 8 percent in January.  Meanwhile, Yuma County’s unemployment rate stays steady at 26 percent for January.  Department economists say there were seasonal job losses in Arizona's government and the private sector.  The department says Arizona lost over 45,000 non-farm jobs in January.  Retail trade and employment industries ... Read More »

Less Arizona Home Owners Forced To Foreclose


The number of Arizona homeowners losing their home to repossession or who are in some stage of the foreclosure process keeps on dropping.   New data released by foreclosure tracking form RealtyTrac shows nearly 4,000 homes were either taken by lenders or received notices of foreclosure last month. That is a 29-percent drop from January and a 56-percent drop from ... Read More »

Yuma Named One Of The Most Secure Border Sectors In Nation


Recent numbers released by the U.S. Border Patrol show that Yuma’s Sector is now one of the most secure sectors in the nation.  Numbers of arrests have decreased dramatically since 2005, when an astonishing 138,000 were arrested.  Last year, the number of arrests dropped to 6,000.  Numbers in the Tucson sector have also dropped from over 439,000 arrests in 2005 ... Read More »

Fugitive Convicted Of Sexual Assault Arrested At Nogales Port Of Entry


A Jordanian national was arrested at the Nogales Port of Entry on Tuesday.  Officials say Al Momani was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in Illinois for sexual assault from an incident in 2009.   Momani fled the area and was found guilty and given a $1-million bond in Illinois.  In early 2011, officials say they found his location in Mexico.  ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed For Yuma Quartermaster Depot


A volunteering informational session is scheduled for March 27th at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot.  Volunteers are needed to assist with field trip tours through the end of the school year.  The informational session will introduce the park volunteer program, explain the assistance needed and describe how to become a volunteer.  There will also be a short presentation on the history ... Read More »

Search Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Two On Drug Related Charges


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force arrested two persons following the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon.  Police say the warrant was served at a residence on West 17th Place in Yuma.  The warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into suspicious activity consistent with the sale of narcotics. A search of the residence resulted in ... Read More »

Costumed Participants Prepare To Make The Plunge For Charity


The Yuma Police Department will host the Third Annual Polar Plunge Saturday at the Valley Aquatics Center.  The theme is “Halloween in March” and it will help to benefit Special Olympics Arizona.  You can register to take the plunge by raising at least $25 for Special Olympics.  All participants will receive a commemorative 2013 Polar Plunge t-shirt.  Registration begins at ... Read More »

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