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Teacher At Gila Ridge High School Receives Honor


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A Gila Ridge High School math teacher has been named the Yuma County Rural Teacher of the Year. Michelle Ann Smith oversees the math department at Gila Ridge High School and serves on both the Ready Now design team and the school leadership team. Smith also tutors students who are struggling with math. She will now go on to be ... Read More »

Search Warrant Results in Drug Paraphernalia; Two Arrests

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The Imperial Valley Street Interdiction Team and the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team served a search warrant in the 700 block of Walnut Avenue in Holtville. The search resulted in the recovery of 20 grams of methamphetamine, packaging material, methadone pills and drug paraphernalia. 27 year old Juan Padilla and 32 year old Maricela Lopez were charged with possession of methamphetamine ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrest Douglas Man For Unreported Cash

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Federal authorities say a Douglas man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle $300,000 in unreported cash across the southern Arizona border into Mexico.   United States Customs and Border Protection officials say a truck driven by 35 year old Jerry Joseph Del Rio was selected for further outbound inspection at the Douglas port. CBP officers say they found ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

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Join us for the Newsmakers Breakfast, live from the Yuma Landing Bar and Grill Wednesday, September 11th, in the morning at 7am here on Newstalk 560 KBLU.   The new Arizona Western College Sports Information Director Derek Diesner will be with us. Also, Janelle Johnson from the Yuma Community Foundation will join us. Enjoy the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich with Chorizo ... Read More »

Somerton Looking To Upgrade Water Meters 


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The city of Somerton is looking to ask for a $1.2 million loan to upgrade 2,000 water meters to electronic means. The conversion is expected to save the city money. The Yuma Sun says the city council will ask for the money from the state agency that finances public water projects this month. The savings is estimated to be $60,000, ... Read More »

Border Security Protest At State Capitol


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A crowd gathered at the Arizona state capitol protesting a pathway to citizenship for millions of people who are in the United States illegally and are calling for more border security.   The rally drew about 100 people on Saturday, August 7. Among them were former Maricopa County Attorney and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas and former state Senate President Russell ... Read More »

Cyber Scam Disguised As Computer Repair Service

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The Yuma Police Department is warning about cybercriminals who often use publicly available phone directories to contact you and claim to be from a computer service or provider. They say your computer needs an additional piece of software in order to update or remove viruses that are causing it to run slowly – at a cost. They offer to check ... Read More »

Congressman Asks FEMA To Reconsider Yarnell Fire As A Major Disaster 


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United States Congressman Paul Gosar has signed a letter to Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate in support of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s appeal of FEMA’s decision to reject Arizona’s request to designate the Yarnell Hill Fire as a major disaster, which would provide relief to its victims. The entire Arizona delegation signed the letter led by Representative Gosar, asking ... Read More »

Sedona To Vote On “Dark Skies” Designation

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The Sedona City Council is set to vote on whether to seek an official designation recognizing its dark skies. The council will take up the matter during a meeting Tuesday, August 10. If a designation is sought and approved by the International Dark Sky Association, the city would become just the fifth community in the world to win the honor. ... Read More »

Food Insecurity In Arizona

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The economy may be slowly gaining ground, but new government figures show the battle against hunger is at a standstill. Food insecurity, defined as not always having enough food for regular meals, remains at almost 15% in Arizona and nearly 43% in Yuma County. The state’s figures are the same as the national figure, which has remained steady since the ... Read More »

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