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Hallman Enters The 2014 Gubernatorial Race

Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman has announced that he has entered the 2014 race for Arizona governor.  Hallman filed a campaign committee Tuesday (29) with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office for a gubernatorial run.  The filing comes less than three weeks after Hallman said he was considering a run for the job.  Hallman was in Yuma last week attending ... Read More »

AWC To Wear Red To Bring Awareness To Women’s Heart Disease

On February 6th Arizona Western College students, staff and employees are invited to wear red to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.  The observance promotes the Red Dress symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in this life-saving awareness movement by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or Red Dress Pin.  By wearing ... Read More »

AZ Lottery Off To A Great Start For The Year

Arizona Lottery officials say mid-year sales are almost 11 percent higher than fiscal year 2012 and currently total more than $325 million.  They say the year-to-date sales are due to a more than 6 percent increase in the sale of Scratchers tickets and a nearly 19 percent increase in draw game ticket sales.  Officials say the state has received more ... Read More »

AZ Senators Onboard With Immigration Reform

Arizona House Assistant Minority Leader Ruben Gallego and Senate Minority Whip Anna Tovar attended President Barack Obama's immigration reform announcement on Tuesday (29).  Gallego says comprehensive revamping is needed in Arizona and the announcement signals an important moment in the debate.  Obama's speech comes after eight U.S. senators announced a bipartisan plan to reform the nation's immigration laws. Their proposal ... Read More »

Citrus Care Program To Be Presented At The Main Yuma Library

On February 12th, Master Gardener Bill Watts will present “Citrus Care and Culture” at the Main Yuma Library.  You can learn how to cultivate citrus with proper soil, irrigation, and pruning.   There is no charge to attend.  The Yuma Garden Series will conclude with “Proper Irrigation” in March.  The Main Library is located at 2951 South 21st Drive.  For ... Read More »

Yuma Superintendent Named President Of AZ State Board Of Education

Yuma County Schools Superintendent Tom Tyree has been named as the new president of the Arizona State Board of Education.  The Yuma Sun reports that Tyree’s role will consist of continuing to work further with the board, legislators, the governor’s office and the Arizona Department of Education.  Tyree has served as Yuma County School Superintendent for the last ten years. Read More »

Yuma Police Investigate Recent Car Burglaries

The Yuma Police Department says they are investigating several reports of vehicle burglaries.  The department says most of the thefts are occurring in the early morning hours.  Electronic devices such as stereos and GPS systems seem to be the target of the thieves.  The police department reminds persons to lock their vehicles when they are away from it and to ... Read More »

Yuma Sheriff Warns Homeowners To Secure Valuables

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is also responding to a rash of vehicle and residential burglaries.  The department says they have investigated 32 calls in the Foothills area alone in the last month.  The office encourages homeowners not to leave high dollar items visible in the their vehicles and to make sure garages and driveway gates are secured.  Anyone with ... Read More »

Armed Men Rob The Ramada Inn

The Yuma Police Department says they are investigating the robbery of the Ramada Inn late Monday (28) night.  Police say two unidentified males walked into the motel on East 32nd Street and demanded money from the night clerk.  The first suspect is described with a stocky build, standing 5’4” tall.  He was wearing a gray jacket, an old man Halloween ... Read More »

Pedestrian Killed In Traffic Accident

A woman pedestrian in the Foothills who was struck by a vehicle on Sunday (27) has died as a result of the accident.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Shelly Lynn Hardan, showing addresses of Yuma and Banks, Oregon, was killed at the scene of the accident on South Frontage Road.  Police say the driver has been identified as ... Read More »

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