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Some Election Results My Be Decided During Primary


There is a strong possibility that two or more four-year terms will be decided when the City of Yuma's primary election takes place August 27th, with early voting currently under way. That is because any candidate who receives at least 50 percent plus one vote among all the votes cast will win the seat and will not participate in the ... Read More »

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 »

Driver Arrested For Ramming Car Into Police


The Yuma Police Department assisted the California Highway Patrol who requested assistance with a subject who failed to stop for a traffic violation on Monday, August 12 at night.  Police say CHP authorities stopped the driver of the vehicle after a traffic violation. However, 32 year old Halima Ahmed used her 2001 Isuzu Rodeo to strike one of the CHP ... Read More »

Arizona Attorney General Asks Court To Expedite Death Penalty Appeals


Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants a court to force the Justice Department to act on his request to fast-track federal death penalty appeals in Arizona cases.  Horne filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday, August 12.  The planned suit will ask the court to review the Justice ... Read More »

Great Bull Run Raises Concern For Animal Rights Coalition


Concerns are being raised across the nation as a series of events patterned after the running of the bulls in Spain, is being planned for ten cities across the United States.  It is called the "Great Bull Run" and it is billed as an exciting experience – but Dallas Rising with the Animal Rights Coalition says that is not the ... Read More »

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