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Influenza Continues To Spread

Health officials are reporting widespread influenza outbreaks in 47 of 50 states, including Arizona, and the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter urges people who haven’t received a flu shot to quickly get vaccinated.   The Red Cross also has steps people can take to prevent the spread of the virus during what is the worst flu outbreak in the ... Read More »

Trash Pick Up Delayed

The city of Yuma is announcing some changing of trash pickup dates and other city related closings.  The Yuma City Hall will be closed today (Friday 18) as part of their normal customer convenience schedule and Monday (21) for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday.  Customers who normally have trash pick up on Monday will have theirs picked up on ... Read More »

Body Found In Tempe Canal Identified

A body spotted by joggers in the Tempe Canal earlier this month finally has been identified.  The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the cause of death for 59-year-old Bennie B. Spencer is pending the results of toxicology tests.  Joggers called 9-1-1 on January 3rd after seeing the body in the canal. The partially decomposed body was pulled out of the ... Read More »

Brewer To Release State Budget

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is set to release a proposed state budget containing the spending priorities she hopes the Legislature adopts for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. She is expected to boost school funding and ask for more money for school resource officers in her 2013-2014 budget.  She also plans to boost spending on Child Protective Services while ... Read More »

Bruce Arians Named Cardinals Head Coach

The Arizona Cardinals have named their new head coach.  Former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.  The 60-year-old coach has 20 years NFL experience.  Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is now the San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator. Read More »

Public Meeting To Discuss Future Transportation Planning

A public meeting is scheduled for tonight (Thursday 17) to consider a study related to the planned Yuma Expressway.  The meeting will discuss alternatives to the expressway.  The first meeting was held in September, 2012, when the study team presented current and future conditions.  The project team has been working on how to address long-term transportation planning needs and define ... Read More »

Great Yuma Road Race Rescheduled

The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department has rescheduled the great Yuma Road Race to Saturday, February 2nd.  The race was originally scheduled for a week later.  The race will begin that morning at 8:15am at the corner of 15th Street and Fourth Avenue and end at Gateway Park.  The department also reminds runners that there is still time ... Read More »

United Way Kicks Off “Live United For Yuma County”

The United Way of Yuma County kicked off their 2013 “Live United For Yuma County” campaign on Wednesday (16) by holding a press conference.  United Way of Yuma County president Madeleine Coil told KBLU News that many services rely on them to be able to obtain funding. Last year, United Way of Yuma County raised about $350,000.  The goal this ... Read More »

City Council Approves Curbside Recycling Program

The city of Yuma will now have curbside pick up of recyclable materials.  The council voted in favor of the long awaited service on Tuesday (16) night.  The vote was in favor 6 to 1 with Mayor Alan Kriger voting against the proposal.  Kriger stated his reasons for not voting for the issue. Several people came forward and spoke in ... Read More »

Medical Director Of Hospice Compassus Receives Certification

A local Geriatric Specialist and Medical Director of Hospice Compassus of Yuma has been certified in Hospice and Palliative Care.  Wissam A. Fayad has received the degree.  Fayad’s Hospice and Palliative Care certification is representative of Hospice Compassus’s successful initiative to encourage all of its physicians to become sub-specialty board certified by the AAHPM.  The field of hospice and palliative ... Read More »

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