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134 ft. Thermometer For Sale

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We know it gets hot in the desert southwest.  Now, the city of Baker, California says that utility bills have forced them to sell a 134-foot tall thermometer that has greeted drivers along Interstate-15 for two decades.  A vacant gift shop and four acres around the landmark are also included in the sale.  The electric bills run an average of ... Read More »

Trio Makes Court Appearance After Arrest On Drug Charges

Three persons arrested earlier this week in connection with drug related offenses made their first appearance in court on Wednesday (3).  KYMA TV says 33-year-old Carla Harris and 45-year-old Robert Holmes each have bonds of $150,000 each. 56-year-old Wayne Russell is being held on a $50,000 bond.  Officers found the trio in possession of weapons, drug and drug related items ... Read More »

Giffords To Visit Newton, CT

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The Associated Press is reporting that former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is expected to visit Newtown, Connecticut where 26 persons were killed last month. Giffords is also expected to meet with the families and children affected by the December 20th, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The state’s Lieutenant Governor is also invited.  There is no ... Read More »

AZ Gas Prices Remain Stable

Gas prices remain stable in the Grand Canyon State.  Arizona drivers are paying an average of $3.05 for unleaded gasoline according to AAA.  Arizona remains in the top ten states for the cheapest gasoline.  Wyoming on average is the lowest at $2.95 a gallon. Read More »

Senator Highway Re-Opened After Landslide

Arizona transportation officials say a highway near Prescott that was closed over the holidays due to a landslide is now reopened.  The Senator Highway was closed on New Year’s Eve after the landslide blocked the roadway.  Debris has now been cleared in both directions. Read More »

15th Annual Gathering Of The Gunfighters

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More than a dozen Old West re-enactment groups from as far away as Colorado and Oklahoma will ride into town for a showdown at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park next weekend. The 15th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters on January 12th and 13th gives spectators, the fun of seeing Western lore unfold in person with a lot of ... Read More »

Police Continue Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

Police continue on the lookout for a suspect in connection with an alleged armed robbery.  The Yuma Police Department says an unidentified Hispanic male entered the Subway Restaurant at 1522 South Avenue “B” on Tuesday (1) demanding money.  The subject is described as having an average build, standing five-foot-four-inches tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, an old man Halloween ... Read More »

Tuscon Ties The Hottest Year On Record

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A recent study finds that Tucson tied the hottest year on record on average for 2012.  The average temperature was 71.4 degrees, which ties the average recorded in 1989.  The city’s average temperature has been about 69-degrees the last 30 years. Read More »

Police Search For Missing Virginia Man In Arizona

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Authorities are searching for a Virginia man who came to Arizona on a business trip but hasn't been heard from since early December, 2012.  Flagstaff police say that the family of 34-year-old William Andrew "Andy" Holzgrefe is offering a two-thousand-dollar reward for information on his whereabouts.  He was last heard from when called his mother December 9th, 2012 from a ... Read More »

New Transit Route To Open Between Yuma And El Centro

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A new Yuma County Intergovernmental Transit route will begin making runs from between Yuma and El Centro.  The route will replace route three which runs from between Winterhaven and Holtville, California.  The new route will begin running on Monday, January 7th.  The new route will operate three days a week – Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  It will start at Paradise ... Read More »

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