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Imperial Irrigation District Enters Ten Year Power Purchase Agreement

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The Imperial Irrigation District has entered into a Ten year power purchase agreement with Southern California Public Power Authority for an average of 12-megawatts of geothermal energy from the Heber-One Geothermal power plant. The agreement calls for a total of 46 megawatts, of which the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will receive 34-megawatts and the remaining balance will ... Read More »

Calexico Drug Bust


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More than a million dollars worth of cocaine is halted from entering the United States through Mexico. A drug-sniffing dog alerted Customs and Border Protection officers to a truck being driven by a U.S. citizen through the Calexico East Port of Entry. Officers found 40 packages of cocaine inside an auxiliary fuel tank in the bed of the truck. The cocaine ... Read More »

Yuma International Airport Dedicating Hangar To WWII Flying Ace


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Yuma International Airport will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for their new $5 million Aviation Industrial Center within the airport’s Defense Contractor Complex on Wednesday. It will be dedicated to World War Two flying ace, Joe Foss. Foss was a United States Marine Corps fighter pilot, and in 1942, he flew the F4F Wildcat, and became America’s first ... Read More »

Finance Of Military Strike In Syria Topic Of Debate

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As Congress debates a possible military strike against Syria, supporters say there is no choice but to punish Syria for a chemical attack on its people. But others are afraid it will draw the United States into another costly war.   Secretary of State John Kerry says it would only be a limited strike. U.S. destroyers are positioned in the ... Read More »

McCain Weighs In On Syria Strike

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Arizona Senator John McCain says the United States has no choice but to allow time for a new diplomatic offensive on Syria to "play out," even though he is skeptical that the plan is genuine. McCain was asked in a nationally broadcast CBS This Morning interview to comment on a proposal by Russia, embraced by Syria, for President Bashar Assad ... Read More »

Nutcracker Auditions

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It may still be summer, but Ballet Yuma is set to begin auditions for their annual presentation of the Nutcracker. Executive Director of Ballet Yuma Jim Hall says several are needed for the “Party Scene” of the presentation.   For more information on how you can be a part of this presentation, call 314-4762. Read More »

Yuma Fire Department To Dedicate 9-11 Memorial

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A part of the World Trade Center tower – which was destroyed during the 9-11 attacks in 2001 – will become a part of a memorial which will be dedicated by the Yuma Fire Department. The dedication ceremony will take place on Wednesday, the 12th Anniversary of the deadly attacks, at Fire Station Number One. The Yuma Sun is reporting ... Read More »

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 »

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