Convey Health Solutions is actively recruiting 600 new employees to keep up with the growing need for health insurance agents in the call center the company opened in Yuma in September 2012.And to help them prepare for the job, the company is offering free training to Yuma-area residents who want to pursue a health insurance career p
The Arizona Western football team will host its football camp June 10 through 13 at the AWC practice field.AWC coach Tom Minnick, assistant Ritchie Martin and guest assistant coach C.J. Wiggins will provide instruction to young football players of all skill levels, with the goal to get them excited about the game of football-whether
A lot has happened to Cibola grad Gabe Plaza since he won last year's Yuma City Men's Golf Championship, his second in a row and third overall.The biggest change for Plaza going into this year's title defense doesn't have as much to do with his golf game as it does his home life.“My wife just had a baby and I haven'
Its common knowledge Memorial Day weekend is huge for sports.Locally is no exception. If softball is your thing, just head down to any softball field in town. There will be a softball game happening on it. The Denny Donnelly Memorial Tournament is going on, bringing in teams from across the country, though mainly Arizona
With the kind of runners in the field, Bernie Montoya isn't considering himself a favorite just because he's the defending champion. Montoya, who won the adidas Dream Mile in 2012, is heading back to New York to defend his title in the 2013 version of the race, which is a part of the adidas Grand Prix at Ichan Stadium on Randall's Is
Exactly 364 days after knocking out Antonio Silva in the first round of UFC 146, Kofa graduate Cain Velasquez will face Bigfoot again. This time with his heavyweight belt on the line in UFC 160 on May 25.This is Velasquez's second attempt at defending a heavyweight title, losing the belt he took away from Brock Lesnar in October 2010
Two brothers who have been on the run from law enforcement for the past five years were arrested Friday at the U.S. Port of Entry at Andrade, Calif., officials said.
The men, 34-year-old Christopher Mayorquin and 49-year-old Martin Mayorquin, had been working as street vendors in Los Algodones, Baja Calif. Information specifying exactly
Aviation training is nothing new to Yuma, with military aircraft frequently filling the skies above the community.But it's not every day that aviation training is adapted for use in a health-care environment. That is precisely what happened this week at Yuma Regional Medical Center.Hospital leaders spent two days learning
Friday's hearings for two of the three suspects charged in connection to the March 22 murder of 28-year-old Christal Figueroa, whose body was found in a citrus grove near County 17th Street and Avenue 2E, has been continued for two months.When asked during a hearing Friday morning by Superior Court judge John Nelson how the exchange
As we honor those men and women who have valiantly served the cause for freedom this Memorial Day, may we also express gratitude to other brave people who made a difference in the world around them.We can appreciate the examples of bright scientists who have discovered cures for supposedly incurable diseases, inspiring teachers who h
Jehovah's Witness conventionLocal Jehovah's Witnesses invite neighbors to a convention in San Diego today and Sunday. The convention will begin at 9:20 a.m. at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road. The Bible teaching program, “What is Truth?” will be presented in English and Spanish. Two dramatic plays will bring Bib
Agricultural burning is a fact of life in our area in the summer months, yet each year there are complaints about it. We expect the same thing will happen this summer.It is one of those inevitable disputes in a community that is both rural and urbanized and it requires an understanding attitude on both sides of the issue.
I head south in the fall to leave the cold and snow. People ask me why did you pick Yuma and have returned for the past 16 years?A dear friend told us to come to Yuma and directed us to River Front RV Park. I have many fond memories at River Front. My husband and I made many signs that are still at the park.Being widowed
On behalf of The Caballeros de Yuma, we would like to thank the entire staff at Desert Hills for their hosting and exceptional service during our annual golf tournament and meeting, especially Rich Walton, Rita Perez and Bruce Brown. We have been using the Desert Hills Golf Course and Putter Inn for years and they never disappoint. Rich, as alwa
We would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Victims' Rights Week successful. The annual dinner honoring Yuma County victims of crime was, once again, an expression of solidarity with them while giving tribute to those who support them. We express our appreciation to Rococo Event and Banquet Hall for being the tremendous hosts the
“It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding of this phenomena occurs.”Whoa! So many words! How about just saying “I don't understand it”?Dyrk Schingman of Oregon State University says he finally figured out scientific jargon and he published a list of phr
The sentencing hearing for Robert Eric Warren, a former youth pastor of a Yuma church, was continued for more than a month when his attorney requested a mitigation hearing after learning of the sentence the court intended to impose upon his client.In a brief hearing Wednesday in Yuma County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge pro te
AWC offers new Exercise and Wellness degreeBeginning this fall, a new associate's degree in Exercise and Wellness will be offered at Arizona Western College. The degree is designed for those interested in careers in Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, or corporate wellness programs.&
Habitat for Humanity of Yuma is partnering with JCPenney during a fundraiser held during the rest of May as part of the retailer's charitable giving program – JCP Cares.To participate, JCPenney customers purchasing items can choose to round up their bill to the nearest whole dollar and donate the different to support Habitat's
The debate over immigration reform has yet to lead to a law, but that hasn't stopped scammers from posing as attorneys or counselors who can help people gain legal status in the country.The scammers collect fees to return for helping would-be immigrants file applications for residents under a law that doesn't yet exist.Yu
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents found 281 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $140,500 on Wednesday.While patrolling the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, agents from the Wellton Station found footprints, and followed the tracks to an abandoned stash of six backpack-style bundles of marijuana, which were seized.
Jimmy 'Bo' Williamson was inducted into the 2013 Yuma Slowpitch Softball Hall of Fame, along with Jim Daily, 'Mousie' Gonzalez, Larry Lagunas, Ralph Silva, Gary Steen, and Eric Wahl. Hall of Famers can be seen in an honorary display at the Landing Bar and Grill.
A story on page A2 of the Yuma Sun about Robert Holmes contained inaccurate information.Holmes was actually sentenced to 36 months of supervised probation for possession of drug paraphernalia and misconduct involving weapons, for being a prohibited possessor. He plead guilty to the charges in a plea agreement on April 23. He had orig
Softball fields all around Yuma will be a little busier this weekend as the 42nd annual Dennis Donnelly Memorial Arizona/California Men's 16-inch slow pitch softball state championship gets underway.According to Yuma Parks and Recreation adult sports supervisor Adam Christensen, Yuma's yearly tournament is one of the only 16-inch sof
I'm fast approaching my first Yuma summer. I arrived here in September when it was only a mere 108 degrees, and while I'm well aware it gets hotter, I'm not sure how much it matters.But there's one thing that keeps me from getting too blue about red hot temperatures: greens fees.Never in my life have I played