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Final Unofficial General Election Results Have Been Released


There will be three new Yuma city council members when the first of 2014 rolls around. The final unofficial results from Tuesday’s General Election have been released. Gary Knight received 51% of the votes, William Craft had 45% of the vote and Gary Wright had 43% of votes. Those three are the top vote getters and will take their positions ... Read More »

Arizona Social Security Recipients See Small Increase


For Arizona's Social Security recipients, it is the smallest benefit increase in decades, but it could be worse. The government has announced a benefit increase for next year of 1.5 percent. National AARP President Rob Romasco says that is the smallest amount since 1975, but it would be even lower if there were changes to how the cost-of-living adjustment is ... Read More »

Sprint Car Series To Wrap Up Season At Cocopah Speedway This Weekend


The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series will wrap up their season this weekend at the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton. Racing will be held both tonight and Saturday night for the biggest purse in the history of Cocopah Speedway. A $20,000 grand prize is up for grabs this weekend. And for ASCS leader Jason Johnson, it could mean a $25,000 ... Read More »

State Fair Sees More Attendance


Nearly 1.2 million people attended the Arizona State Fair this year. The annual event at the State Fairgrounds in Phoenix ran for 18 days between October 11th and November 3rd. Officials say this year's attendance total was almost 25,000 more than last year and the highest since the fair switched to a five-day schedule four years ago. The total ranks ... Read More »

Two Sex Offenders Get New Addresses In Arizona


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that 40-year-old Jose Antonio Zazueta – a convicted sex offender – is now residing in the area of Fourth Avenue and West County 22nd Street in Somerton. He is described as 5’11, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. In December 1995, Zazueta was arrested by the ... Read More »

Gas Prices In Arizona At A Low


Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the seventh consecutive week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.19 a gallon. That is almost $0.04 lower than last week. This week's national average is at $3.22 per gallon, down by nearly $0.06 from the previous week. AAA ... Read More »

School Bus Involved in Rollover Accident


  A school bus has been involved in an accident this morning on Highway 95 near it’s intersection with Avenue 4E.  The condition of the driver is unknown. No kids were on board.   Read More »

Yuma Visitors Bureau Announces New Group Sales Manager


The Yuma Visitors Bureau has announced that Leslie McClendon has been named as the new group sales manager. McClendon is a Yuma native, and has 30 years of experience in the travel industry. She was with Tour West Travel for 20 years, most recently as manager of the Yuma office. Previous to joining Tour West, she worked for ten years ... Read More »

Members Of Yuma City’s Media And Public Affairs Team Recognized During City Council Meeting


Members of the Yuma City’s Media and Public Affairs team were recognized during Wednesday’s Yuma City Council meeting for having brought back awards from the annual conference of the Alliance for Community Media, Western States Region, which was held in San Jose, California on October 26th. The City 73 Ciudad 72 crew won two Western Access Video Excellence awards in ... Read More »

Trash Schedule Pushed Back A Day For Veterans Day


The Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday for Veterans Day. Additionally, Friday, Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule. Residential refuse collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will have collections on ... Read More »

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