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Arizona-Nevada Planning New Interstate Highway


Arizona and Nevada transportation officials are holding a series of meetings for public comment on possible alternatives for planning and building a new interstate highway. The two states' transportation departments are working on planning for a proposed Interstate-Eleven which would connect Phoenix and Las Vegas and points beyond in each state. The public hearings are beginning in Arizona. The first ... Read More »

Yuma Proving Ground Emloyees Back To Work


Some employees of the Yuma Proving Ground are back to work. The United States House agreed to pay furloughed government workers, meaning that some employees were called back to YPG. YPG spokesman Chuck Wullenjohn says there is a better morale among workers now.   Meantime they are cautiously optimistic, keeping in mind the government is nearing yet another debt obstacle: ... Read More »

Suspect In Custody After Trying To Evade Police


A man who was shot last week after trying to evade authorities has been released from the hospital and is now in custody at the Yuma County Jail. 26 year old Jesus Bran Ibarra is a known violent gang member. He tried to evade officials Wednesday while at the Knight’s Inn and Suites on South Fourth Avenue. He used a ... Read More »

Practice Earthquake Preparedness With The Great Arizona Shake Out


Citizens across Arizona are being asked to prepare for an earthquake with the Annual Great Arizona Shakeout, to be held on October 17th. The American Red Cross is heading up the program and is hopeful many will participate at precisely 10:17am. Cynthia Synder of the Yuma office of the American Red Cross tells us more.   So far over 110,000 ... Read More »

Arizona State Fair Kicks Off In Phoenix This Friday


One of the largest annual events is about to kickoff in Phoenix. The Arizona State Fair enters it’s 18-day run on Friday and runs through November 3rd. The fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Director of Marketing for the Arizona State Fair Kristi Walsh says there are some new attractions you need to make sure to check out. ... Read More »

New Chief Deputy Yuma County Administrator Hired At Board Of Supervisors Meeting


A new Chief Deputy Yuma County Administrator has been hired. During the Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, it was announced that Paul Melcher is officially stepping into the new role on October 27th. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Melcher served as the former planning director for Yuma County and has done so since 2008. He also served as ... Read More »

Death Row Inmate Appeal Denied


A federal appeals court and a federal court in Phoenix both have rejected several appeals by an Arizona death row inmate scheduled to be executed Wednesday. A majority of active judges of the Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco declined Monday to rehear an appeal on behalf of Edward Schad and also denied a request for ... Read More »

Arizona Considers Two-Track Voting System


Arizona plans to implement a dual-track voting system allowing people who register to vote without submitting proof of citizenship to cast ballots only for federal offices such as Congress, but not for state or local seats. A spokesman for Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he will implement the system recommended under an opinion issued Monday by state Attorney ... Read More »

Arizona State Politicians Gearing Up For Another Term


Three Arizona state leaders are gearing up for another term in 2014. Senator Don Shooter and representatives Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell made their way to Yuma Saturday for a fundraiser for their re-election campaign.   They say it is a great opportunity to hear from the people they represent at the state level. The discussion touched on a number ... Read More »

School District Opens Up New High School


Starting next school year, the Gasden Elementary School District plans to offer instruction up to the 12th grade.  The Yuma Sun is reporting the school will be known as the Gasden University Preparation High School. The school plans to offer college credit courses as well as high school classes.   Read More »

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