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Military Comfort Center Celebrates Anniversary


The Military Comfort Center at Yuma International Airport celebrated their three year anniversary Tuesday afternoon by honoring the volunteers that make it all possible.  The center provides a place for military personnel to sit back and relax while waiting for their flights, or finally returning home after a long deployment.   Colonel Robert Kuckuk says the volunteers are what makes ... Read More »

AWC’s Annual Day of Champions Set For Friday


Student-athletes from Arizona Western College are set to give back to the community with the Ninth Annual Day of Champions.  Over 300 students will participate on Friday in helping well over 40 non-profit organizations in the community in Imperial and Yuma Counties. AWC Athletic Director Jerry Smith says the Day of Champions is an integral part of a students program. ... Read More »

Youth Seek Smoking Ban in Parks and Athletic Fields 


A youth group – The South Yuma County Youth Anti-Tobacco Coalition – are forming a movement to ban smoking in San Luis city parks.  The Yuma Sun is reporting the group of youths will appear before the San Luis City Council later this month to ask them to adopt an ordinance that would ban smoking from all city parks and ... Read More »

High School Students To Brief Congress on State of Colorado River


Latino students are bringing the plight of the Colorado River to Capitol Hill.  18 Latino high school students from Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are starting a  week-long rafting trip through the Grand Canyon today, aimed at learning more about the Colorado River and the threats facing it.  The students will then brief members of Congress, emphasizing the need ... Read More »

Former Customs and Border Protection Officer To Be Sentenced
 On Drug Charges


Prosecutors say a former Customs and Border Protection officer convicted on charges that he let marijuana be smuggled from Mexico into southeastern Arizona should be sentenced to 19 years in prison.   The U.S. Attorney's Office says Luis Carlos Vasquez should face the lengthy sentence to reflect the seriousness of his crimes and deter others from abusing the public's trust. ... Read More »

Family of Fallen Yarnell Firefighter Continue Fight For More Benefits


The city of Prescott – who employed 19 firefighters who died in June – says they did not make any promises that any of the temporary workers would be promoted to permanent positions.  13 of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were classified as temporary employees, and their families received smaller death benefits than those of the six full-time employees.   The ... Read More »

Yuma City Council To Meet This Evening


The Yuma City Council will meet this evening for their first meeting in August.  The council will consider the approval of a liquor license for the 99-cent only store located on Fourth Avenue.  The council will also consider a request from the Marine Air Corps Station in Yuma to provide the base with potable water while the base rehabilitates their ... Read More »

Man Seriously Injured After Being Zapped With 70,000 Volts of Electricity


A man was seriously injured after he was zapped with nearly 70-thousand volts of electricity.  Officials say the unidentified 34-year-old male suffered burns from his hand to his feet.  The Yuma Sun says the man was pulling on some copper wiring near Wellton alongside Interstate-Eight, when he accidently touched a nearby electric line.  The man was airlifted to a Phoenix ... Read More »

Rating System For Preschool and Child Care Centers Being Considered


People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers, and now there is a nationwide shift underway to provide similar guidelines for parents looking for a quality preschool or child care.  Debi Mathias, director of the Q-R-I-S National Learning Network, says nearly every state is now planning or implementing a Quality Rating Improvement System, which goes ... Read More »

Yuma East Wetlands Receives Funding


Funding to help maintain the Yuma East Wetlands has been secured to protect the area for the next half century.  A partnership between the Quechan Indian tribe, the City of Yuma, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and the Arizona Game and Fish Commission began the groundwork of bringing life back to part of the area surrounding the Colorado River.  ... Read More »

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