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Customers React To Planned Increase In Sewer Rates


Over 1,000 Far West Water and Sewer customers attended a public hearing on Wednesday to voice their disapproval of a plan to increase sewer rates.  The plan is to raise the rates from $21-75 a month to $62-65 a month – a 188-percent hike in fees.  The Yuma Sun says several spoke about the proposed sewer rate increase, saying a ... Read More »

Yuma House Fire Ignited By Water Heater

We have more information about a fire that heavily damaged a home on West Seventh Street Monday night.  Officials say the fire was due to a possible faulty water heater.  The fire spread to the attic area.  The American Red Cross – Grand Canyon Chapter – assisted the family.  Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Erfert reminds persons to ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Meth Smuggler


El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Indio Station in California apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized approximately 18 pounds of methamphetamine.  The incident occurred on Sunday when a 26-year-old male driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.   A canine team alerted to the vehicle was subsequently referred to ... Read More »

Yuma Regional Medical Center Under Lockdown


Yuma Regional Medical Center was under a lockdown for some time Tuesday.  KYMA TV says the hospital was placed on the lockdown after a staff member or patient felt threatened for some reason.  No one was allowed in or out of the medical center while officials conducted a search.  No injuries were reported and no weapon was located on the ... Read More »

Man Charged With Pointing Gun At Police Officer Appears In Court


A man who attempted to flee from police and pointed a weapon at a police officer while he was trying to flee appeared in Yuma County Justice Court Tuesday.  Martin Antonio Velasco faces two counts of aggravated assault after pointing a .22-caliber weapon at a Yuma Police Officer.  He remains in custody on a $500,000 bond. Read More »

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested


A man who allegedly held up two businesses within 15 minutes in Yuma Sunday is now in police custody.  24-year-old Vicente Dominguez was arrested on Monday by the Cocopah Police Department while at the Cocopah Casino.  He is expected to be charged with two counts of Armed Robbery.  He held up the Ramada Inn on South Fourth Avenue early Sunday ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approves Grant For Food Bank


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors approved a grant totaling $53,000 Tuesday to help the Yuma Community Food Bank in their fight to help hungry children in our area.  The grant was awarded after the board heard from Yuma Community Food Bank Chairman Mike Ivers about the need to help fill backpacks of low income school children.  The Yuma Sun ... Read More »

Matadors Earn A Win, While Lady Matadors Fall To South Mountain


The Arizona Western College Matadors took home a win while the Lady Matadors lost on Tuesday night.  The men’s team beat South Mountain Community College 64-to-56 behind Marvin Whitt’s 20 points.  Dalon Stafford added 14.  The women’s team was beaten at the free throw line as the Cougars attempted 40 free throws on the night. The final was 66-to-57.  Samantha ... Read More »

Yuma City Council To Meet Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet for their second monthly meeting for February tonight.  The council will consider the hotly debated topic of moving the call to the public portion of the meeting to the end of the council meetings.  Currently the call to the public is one of the first agenda items.  The council discussed the issue at their ... Read More »

Social Security Going Paperless


A big change is coming for Arizonans who still receive paper checks for their Social Security benefits.  Senior advocate Maribeth Farringer says as of March 1st, all federal payments will be made electronically. In Arizona about 90,000 persons were still receiving their monthly Social Security and SSI payments via a paper check as of last month.  Those who still receive ... Read More »

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