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Wellton Fire Destroys Mobile Home


A house in Wellton was destroyed after a fire Saturday morning.  Police say the fire occurred at the mobile home on the corner of Dome Street and Oakland Avenue.  When officials arrived on the scene, the home was fully engulfed.  The home was vacant at the time of the fire and no one was injured.  The fire started near the ... Read More »

Vehicle Catches Fire In Residential Neighborhood


The Yuma Rural Metro Fire Department says they responded to a vehicle fire Saturday morning.  The truck was parked on County 14th Street in a residential neighborhood when it caught on fire around 5am.  Officials say they received a report of what sounded like an explosion.  No one was injured. Read More »

Yuma Man Admits To Killing His Mother


A Yuma man remains in police custody after he admitted to the murder of his mother in court.  KSWT says Michael Allen pled guilty Friday morning.  In return he was able to make a plea agreement to a lesser charge of second-degree murder.  Sentencing will take place next month.  He is charged in the death of 47-year-old Cynthia Allen in ... Read More »

Convey Health Solutions Awarded Grant Money


Several Yuma businesses will receive a part of $415,000 in grant money to help with economic development.  The Yuma Sun reports that Convey Health Solutions received a large chunk of the money – $240,000 – to help with tenant improvements for a call center that will be relocated in the former Target Store building.  More than 500 will be employed ... Read More »

Governor Brewer To Announce New Sales Tax Plan


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is expected to announce details of her proposal for a comprehensive simplification of the Arizona's sales tax collection system at a press conference later today.  Brewer says the current system has so many twists and turns it is extremely difficult for businesses to pay what they owe.  She adds that business owners serving multiple cities must ... Read More »

Matadors Fall To Central Arizona


The Arizona Western Lady Matadors dropped their first game since early January on Saturday.  Third ranked Central Arizona came out with a 69-to-55 victory.  Imari Lyons scored 14 for the Lady Matadors.  The men also dropped their game Saturday 66-to-59.  Aaseem Dixon led the way with 18 points and Marvin Whitt added 12.  Both teams are back in action on ... Read More »

Silver Spur Radio Kicks Into Action


The 68th Annual Silver Spur Rodeo gets into high gear later today with the first round of rodeo action at the Yuma County Fairgrounds.  Yuma County Rodeo Queen Anna Tilou is wrapping up her reign this weekend presiding over the festivities.  She says it’s been an exciting year. Three contestants will compete for next year’s crown.  They will be chosen ... Read More »

Go Branding Seminar A Success


Several businesses were invited to take part in a free seminar held this past week by El Dorado Broadcasters.  The Go Branding Seminar was delivered by the Creative Reasoning Specialists.  Speaker Terry Bond tells us how branding can help a business grow and prosper, even in a tough economy. The seminar sessions were about an hour each and there were ... Read More »

Police Chief Pleased With Response To School Lockdown


Yuma Police Chief John Lekan is very happy with his department’s response to the recent lockdown at area schools.  Rancho Viejo Elementary and neighboring Salida Del Sol schools were placed in a forced lockdown Tuesday morning after a student reported to a teacher she thought she saw another student with a weapon.  After an extensive search and sweep of the ... Read More »

Cyclist Injured In Vehicle Collision


A man riding a bicycle in the foothills sustained serious injuries after he was hit by a car.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year-old Francis Alexander Johnston of British Columbia, Canada was riding a bicycle at Fortuna Road and 28th Street on Tuesday when he was hit by a vehicle, driven by 26-year-old Roxana Martinez of Yuma.  Police say Johnston ... Read More »

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