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Golf Tournament To Benefit Families Of Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew


A Hot Shot Golf Tournament to benefit the victims and families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives trying to save others last month will be held in August.  The tournament will be played at several golf courses throughout Yuma County.  Event Coordinator Tony Silva says this benefit for the Hot Shot team is being put together with the ... Read More »

Charges Filed Against Arizona State Senator Don Shooter


NewsTalk 560 KBLU has just learned from the Yuma Prosecutor's Office that Arizona State Senator Don Shooter has been charged in connection with a March 24th incident at his grandson's charter school. Shooter went to the school that morning, upset with the way his grandson was being handled at the school and wanted to speak with teachers at the Educational ... Read More »

UPDATE: Suspicious Device “Not A Threat”


Update: The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Yuma Police Department with this case. The suspicious device has been deemed, “not a threat.” Weapons and drugs were found in the hotel room. More details will be provided as they become available. Original Story: The Yuma Police Department is currently out at Yuma Palms Inn, at the 2700 block of ... Read More »

Feather Signs May Be In Violation


Business owners may be violating a Yuma city sign code with feather signs.  The sign code was put in place years before the feather signs starting popping up around the city, according to city officials.  There is nothing in the current code that allows these kinds of signs. For city code enforcers, public safety is a big concern.  The City ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Prevails In Zoning Density Case


The City of Yuma was granted summary judgment in U.S. District Court in a long-running case that followed a City Council vote in 2008 to deny a change in residential zoning to a higher density.  The plaintiffs, Avenue Six-E Investments, had argued that refusal to rezone the 42-acre parcel of undeveloped land to a density more suitable for constructing a ... Read More »

Update: Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Trying To Rob Homeowner


The Yuma Police Department says they have made a crack in a case that is over one month old.  Police have been looking for 20-year-old Victor Alexis Estrada-Balderas.  He was arrested on Wednesday night at his Yuma residence.  He is one of two persons who tried to rob a homeowner at the Desert Palms Mobile Home Park on West 28th Street ... Read More »

City Utility Bills May Arrive Late


Following the recent overhaul of the City of Yuma’s utility billing software, bills that had been scheduled to go out during the month of May are late arriving to customers.  The City apologizes for the inconvenience.   Customers who expected to receive their bills in May are either just now getting those bills or are about to receive them.  The result ... Read More »

New Sports Complex Could Be Boost To Local Economy


A new sports complex is slated to be constructed in Yuma in the near future.  The funds for the construction comes from an extension of a hospitality tax.  The complex – near the Yuma Palms Regional Center – sets the city in a position to host major athletic tournaments.  Yuma City Administrator Greg Wilkinson says the new complex will not ... Read More »

State Lawmakers Seek To Limit Early Voting


A last-minute effort to revive a proposed Arizona election overhaul that would limit early voting has drawn the ire of Hispanic, civil rights and Democratic leaders.  State lawmakers advanced the omnibus election bill without debate Thursday. The measure seeks to trim the state's permanent early voting list and limit who can return mail ballots for voters.  Opponents say the G-O-P ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Looking For Local Talent


The Texaco Country Showdown is looking for sharp and talented country music singers and musicians in the desert Southwest.  The showdown – sponsored by One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, Yuma Pest and Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI will begin Saturday with the first of three preliminary rounds.  Texaco Country Showdown spokesman Larry Wiater says many of today’s hot country ... Read More »

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