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Controlled Burns Cause Heavy Smoke, Poor Air Quality


Agricultural controlled burns caused heavy smoke to move into the area.  A controlled burn near the Arizona/California border was the cause of heavy smoke on Tuesday.  Air quality will continue to suffer from the burns for the next couple of days.  The burns are now completed, however air quality will remain diminished as the leftovers from those fires disperse. Read More »

Border Patrol Makes Three Arrests In Human Trafficking Operation


U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station stopped a vehicle being used for human trafficking Monday.  Officials say agents received a report that a vehicle possibly being used in a smuggling attempt was travelling through the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range in California.   Responding agents successfully stopped the vehicle by deploying a Controlled Tire Deflation Device.  The vehicle ... Read More »

Suspect Arrested After Fleeing Police Makes Court Appearance


A man accused of fleeing from police over the weekend appeared in court on Tuesday.  28-year-old Marcos Medina of Yuma fled from police and caused an accident on Saturday.  He is charged with five counts in connection with the incident including two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful flight, possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.  Medina’s ... Read More »

QWEST Corporation To Seek Easement At City Council Meeting


The Yuma City Council faces a fairly basic agenda when they meet tonight at 5:30pm.  QWEST Corporation, which operates Century Link is asking for an easement request related to construction at a Police Department Substation.  Other usual items of business are also on the agenda.  The meeting will be held at the Yuma City Hall. Read More »

Expanding Agri-Tourism Highlighted By Upcoming Lettuce Days


The agri-tourism program in Yuma County is growing.  The Yuma Visitor’s Bureau says this season they held 20 Field to Feast tours, two Farmer to Farmer tours, and six Savor Yuma culinary tours.  The bureau also says writers, reporters, kids, parents and grandparents have visited the special programs.  Surveys show that approximately 20 percent of our tour participants came to Yuma just for the ... Read More »

Nation Divided Over Gun Control Issues


It is a divisive issue in Arizona and the nation, and some are wondering if a civil conversation is possible about proposed gun control legislation.   In Colorado, Mark Kelly, husband of former Arizona US Representative Gabby Giffords, testified Monday in favor of background checks for private gun sales. After hearing from Kelly, a Colorado Senate committee approved a package ... Read More »

Staying Heart-Healthy


A sharp pain or a tight feeling in the chest, along with shortness of breath.  By now, most of us have been briefed on the warning signs of a heart attack, but according to the American Heart Association, those are typical signs of a heart attack in men; for women they can be different.  Teri Arnold with the American Heart ... Read More »

AZ Department Of Transportation To Make Improvement Plans On A Decreased Budget


The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will be working with $350-million less as it maps out construction projects for the next five years.  The department says the decreased funding is due to stagnant revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes, and declining federal aid.  The public can begin submitting comments on three scenarios Friday.  One focuses on preserving the ... Read More »

Yuma Paychecks Below Average


If you think your paycheck is not going far, you might be right.  A recent study shows workers in Yuma County are near the bottom of average weekly wages.  Yuma County wages average $668 per week, the second lowest average in Arizona.  Neighboring La Paz County is at the bottom with an average of just $604.  The numbers were recently ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Drug Smugglers Near Calexico


Three drug smugglers were arrested by border patrol agents near Calexico.  Officials say they observed five men enter the United States illegally Sunday night and make their way toward Interstate-Eight.  Bundles were observed on four of the men.  Two men entered a car and the other three began running back to Mexico.  Officials were able to apprehend the men and ... Read More »

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