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Two School Districts Receive Grants

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Two school districts on the Navajo Nation will receive nearly $7 million to repair and upgrade schools under a federal grant program. The cash aid announced Wednesday by United States Educational Secretary Arne Duncan is part of $20 million in grants awarded to districts in Arizona and five other states.  The Ganado Unified School District gets more than $1 million ... Read More »

Yuma Employees Presented With “Take Pride” Awards

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City of Yuma employees were recognized for providing exemplary customer service, excellence in the workplace, outstanding leadership, exceptional teamwork and above-the-call community involvement during the City’s first Take Pride awards, held Wednesday, August 28th, in the morning in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Created as a both a bonus program and a way to enhance employee recognition efforts by ... Read More »

Final Election Numbers

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The final certified numbers from Tuesday’s election have still not been released. Final numbers are pending the count of Late Early, Provisional or Conditional Ballots that still need to be counted, a possible maximum of 1283 ballots. The Early Board is expected to meet today and the Write In Board will come in on Friday to finalize those ballots. If no Yuma ... Read More »

Kelvin Gastelum Defeats Brian Melancon in UFC

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Yuma’s own Kelvin Gastelum defeated Brian Melancon in the first round of UFC Fight 27 Wednesday night. Gastelum, who was making his 170 pound debut, started the action off with clear purpose, peppering Melancon with effective jabs and leg kicks, looking to open his opponent’s defense. Roughly forty seconds into the opening round, Gastelum shot for a double-leg takedown, dragging Melancon ... Read More »

Yuma Election Results


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Yuma voters said yes to Mayor Elect Douglas Nicholls on Tuesday. Nicholls took the race by over a two-to-one vote. He garnered 4496 votes. His opponents, Raul Mendoza had 1911 votes and write in candidate Jack Kretzer had 75 votes. Mayor Elect Nichols says it is important that the city council moves forward.   Meanwhile, James Coil won the Presiding ... Read More »

Desert Hills Golf Course Theft

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The Yuma Police Department released information regarding a felony theft charge on Tuesday against an employee of Desert Hills Golf Course, which is owned by the City of Yuma and operated through the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. Officials say 34 year old Erica Cibrian has been terminated. Police say she was responsible for the money deposits for both the ... Read More »

Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Awaiting Autopsy Reports On Earlier Shooting Death

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The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting the autopsy reports in the shooting death earlier this month of 26 year old Francisco “Javi” Ortega Junior. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the autopsy will tell officials whether or not to pursue murder charges. Police responded the afternoon of August 7th to a home on Araz Road after receiving a report ... Read More »

Report Shows Many People Are Not Saving Enough For Retirement

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Many people are not saving enough for retirement, and even those who are saw their savings take alarming dips during the recession. Now, a new report calls the traditional IRA and 401K plans inefficient and risky – and suggests a different kind of retirement account. The Center for American Progress calls it the "SAFE Plan," professionally managed, but overseen by ... Read More »

Arizona Supreme Court Grants Request For Execution Warrant

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The Arizona Supreme Court has granted state prosecutors' request for an execution warrant for one death row inmate but delayed action on another. The court without comment Tuesday ordered the state Department of Corrections to schedule the execution of 43 year old Robert Glen Jones.   Jones was condemned to die for the fatal shootings of six people during two ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

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Do not forget to join us for breakfast with the Newsmakers Breakfast every Wednesday at 7am live from the Yuma Landing Bar and Grill on Fourth Avenue in Yuma. Today we were joined by the new Mayor Elect Douglas Nicholls and from the City of Yuma Media and Public Affairs Department Dave Nash and Martha Guzman. Read More »

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