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Land Survey Mistake Creates Property Dispute


Private property owners south of Flagstaff are looking to Congress to fix a 1960s land survey error.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently discovered that 25 properties in Mountainaire are encroaching onto the Coconino National Forest. Incorrect corner monuments had been used in the 1960 land survey.  Some of the parcels are undeveloped but property owners made improvements in ... Read More »

Matadors Head To Cochise For Baseball Double-Header


The Arizona Western College Matadors are on the road for a double header this afternoon against Cochise College in Douglas.  Travis Garcia-Perreira will take the mound in the first game at 12 noon and Jeremey Alderman will pitch the late contest. Read More »

Police Continue To Search For Hit And Run Driver Who Hit Toddler In Parking Lot


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they continue on the lookout for the person who hit a toddler in a parking lot and then sped away Thursday.  Police say the three-year-old toddler, Michael Rodriguez was flown to Children’s Hospital in Phoenix over the weekend.  Doctors say he has two broken hips and internal bleeding.  Michael is currently unable to walk.  ... Read More »

High-Speed Pursuit Ends With Crash And Arrest


Police say a high-speed chase led to the arrest of one person.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Enrique Rivera led police on the chase Saturday night after police tried to stop him.  Police say the high speed chase exceeded speeds of 100-miles-per-hour, before the car crashed into another vehicle at the corner of Avenue “B” and 24th Street.  ... Read More »

Senators Prepare New Immigration Reform Bill


The so-called “Gang of Eight” senators, including Arizona’s John McCain and Jeff Flake, are planning to unveil a bipartisan immigration reform bill in the next few weeks.   But one national activist says the bill’s success will depend on how various terms crucial to the immigration debate are defined.   One such term is “back of the line,” as in ... Read More »

AWC Professor Arrested


An Arizona Western College professor has been arrested.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that Henry Averhart was arrested a couple of weeks ago and extradited to Michigan.  Averhart has been a professor at AWC for about two years, helping to teach five different classes.  Officials do say the charges against Averhart are not related to his position or any other ... Read More »

Sewer Rate Hike Not As High As Feared


A rate hike proposed by Far West Water has now been lowered.  The original request to raise the base sewer rate to $62.65 has been adjusted to $57.77 per month.  The utility says without a substantial rate increase on Sewer service, they may go bankrupt.  The Yuma Sun reported on Sunday that the Corporation Commission staff recommended the latest rate ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Meet Today


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 8:30am.  Several items are on the agenda, including a contract amendment to continue paying just over $1 per meal for Detention Facility Meal Services through March, 2014.  The board will also consider several appointments to the Yuma County Democratic Party as Precinct Committeemen.  The meeting will be held at ... Read More »

AWC Weekend Scores


Softball Deanna Mauer Classic in Casa Grande Odessa 4 Lady Matadors 1   Lady Matadors 6 Illinois Central 1   Baseball Jack Howell Classic in Tucson Matadors 10 Gateway 0   Matadors 3 Miles (Montana) 0 Read More »

NCAA Tournament Starts Tomorrow


It is dance time as March Madness starts on Tuesday.  The Arizona Wildcats are the sixth seed in the West and will take on eleventh seeded Belmont in Salt Lake City.  Tip off is set for Thursday at 4:20pm.  If they win, they will take on the winner of the New Mexico-Harvard on Saturday. Read More »

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