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Arizona Game And Fish Aim To Prevent The Spread Of Mussels And Invasive Species


The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it will be cracking down on boaters starting next year in an effort to stop the spread of mussels and other invasive species. The agency says law enforcement officers with the department will start issuing citations to boaters who do not clean, drain and dry their boats when they leave mussel-infested waters.   ... Read More »

Arizona State Fair Shows Record Attendance


Arizona State Fair attendance was up again. Fair officials say its attendance of 1,178,515 was up by approximately 24,000 from last year and set a record since the fair switched to a five-day schedule four years ago.   It is also highest in fair history overall. Fair officials credit mild weather and the 18-day event's attractions. Tentative dates for the ... Read More »

National Park Service Releases Report On Government Shutdown Revenue Losses


Officials say the government shutdown cost the Grand Canyon National Park $19 million dollars in lost tourism revenue. The National Park Service released numbers Tuesday that show Arizona's top tourist attraction lost nearly 187,000 visitors between October 1st and October 16th.   Overall, national parks lost a combined 12 million visitors during the shutdown. Officials say that translates to $568 ... Read More »

Grant Awarded To San Luis For New Potable Water Transmission Line


San Luis has received a grant of 500-thousand-dollars from the Board of Directors of the North American Development Bank and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission. The project in San Luis is for a new potable water transmission line that will provide interconnection between San Luis’ two water distribution systems, improving water pressure and eliminating backflows that can pose a public ... Read More »

Two Car Collision Leaves Nine Year Old With Serious Injuries


A two-car collision caused serious injuries for a nine-year-old boy on Monday morning. The Yuma Police Department says the accident occurred in the area of 16th Street and 31st Drive. Police say a 24-year-old male, driving a 2007 gray Chevrolet Silverado pick-up, was traveling westbound on 16th Street and a 29-year-old male driving a 1996 white Honda Accord was attempting ... Read More »

U.S. Border Patrol Arrest 18 Drug Smugglers Over The Weekend


United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested 18 smugglers and seized 709 pounds of marijuana, during the weekend. The total estimated worth of the drugs was over 354-thousand-dollars. Friday, agents patrolling a known smuggling route through the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge encountered 12 smugglers carrying a total 469 pounds of marijuana. Ten of the subjects were ... Read More »

Sex Offender Updates


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that 40-year-old David Robert Thomas Junior has recently relocated. He now lives at 614 South May Avenue, Lot One in Yuma. Police describe him as standing 5’10 tall, weighing 140lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. In December 2007, Thomas entered a plea agreement in Madison County Circuit Court, in Richmond, ... Read More »

82 Year Old Man Arrested For Making Lewd Comments To Minor


Police say an 82-year-old man was arrested after allegedly making lewd remarks to a female minor. Police say the victim was walking in the area of Hunter Avenue and East 47th Drive on November 12th, when Lynn Page made the comments. He was interviewed by police after the mother of the victim contacted them and he admitted to making the ... Read More »

November Is National Adoption Month


November is National Adoption Month. Foster parenting can be a first step toward adoption, and there is a new source of information in Arizona for those thinking about becoming a foster parent. The Department of Economic Security and Magellan of Arizona have teamed up to create the Foster Care Tool Kit, which explains what it means to be a foster ... Read More »

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