More softball fields? They’re coming. Additional soccer fields and playgrounds and picnic areas? They’re coming, too. Soon, in fact.
They’re all part of the city of Yuma’s efforts to meet the community’s need for more recreational facilities, parks and green spaces. And in the process, the city is d
So what, people have been wondering, happened to plans the city brought forward more than once over many years to renovate a major community sports complex to help meet Yuma’s growing need for more recreational facilities?
A plan had been submitted in 2004 to the Yuma City Council to redesign the James P. Deyo complex on t
Arizona Public Service Co. is interested in customers using energy “in the most efficient way possible,” said Andrea Bereznak, manager for community relations in the Yuma area for the utility.
“That doesn’t mean they’re less comfortable,” she said.
Or spending a lot of money.
Before adopting the final budget for the coming fiscal year when it meets tonight, the Yuma City Council will hold a public hearing to give taxpayers an opportunity to voice their support or opposition to any proposed expenditure or tax levy.
The public hearing will be held as part of today’s council meeting that starts at
Even if you missed the final open house for the 2014-2037 Regional Transportation Plan, the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization still wants to hear about any concerns you might have with regional transportation issues.
Online comments are being taken until July 15, at which time the 30-day comment period will come to an end.
Tickets are on sale now for "Cookin’ With Gus," a special dinner theater fundraiser for the Yuma Fine Arts Association and the Yuma Art Center. In "Cookin’ With Gus," Gussie Richardson (played by Amanda Perri, above), a famous food columnist and cookbook author, has been offered her own daily network television show. Althoug
For the second time in just over a year, Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed David Marlow Haws to the Yuma County Superior Court.
"Whether in a prosecutorial or judicial role, David has served Yuma County with distinction for more than two decades," said Brewer. "David will continue to be a tremendous asset to the court and community
A Somerton man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly half a million dollars worth of cocaine into the United States from Mexico through the Andrade port of entry.
The 22-year-old man is a U.S. citizen, but his name has not been released to the public.
According to U.S. Customs
Prior to testimony resuming in the first-degree murder case against Manuel Bustamante, the prosecutor informed the court of a matter that had recently been brought to his attention concerning contact between the witness who was testifying and the defendant.
Before the jury had been brought in to the courtroom, prosecutor William
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized about 686 pounds of marijuana and arrested five suspected drug smugglers during three separate incidents this weekend. The pot has an estimated street value of $343,000.
All of the incidents happened east of Papago Mountain and south of the Camino Del Diablo road on the Cabeza Prieta Natio
A criminal complaint was filed in Yuma Justice Court Tuesday against the Yuma man arrested over the weekend after reportedly threatening neighbors and discharging two rounds from his shotgun.
Marvin Iniguez, 19, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Jorge Lozano, who informed him that he was being charged with ten felony off
You will think it’s raining orange when walking beneath a Royal Poinciana tree in springtime. This showy tree is covered with clusters of bright-orange flowers from spring through mid-summer.
Five petaled blooms resembling orchids cluster together, covering the entire tree with eye-popping color. Within five years of plant
Yuma County’s public transit system, commonly known as YCAT, will be the subject of the next Know Yuma: Inside and Out to be held this week.
The forum will be from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday at Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza. Admission is free. A continental breakfast will be served.
Guest speaker will be John A
Usually, I am not at a loss for words.
But as I sit here trying to write a First Take about Yuma losing one of its finest citizens, Dick Rautenberg, I can’t think of a thing to say.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got plenty of material because my relationship with "Deacon Dick" goes back almost to th
Yuma County residents will be able to take free bus rides on Thursday.
As part of the Dump the Pump Day, Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) will offer free rides on all routes in the county.
The slogan for this year’s celebration is "Dump the Pump. Save Money. Ride Transit."
Sending children to school, be it a private institution or a public one, has an out-of-pocket cost one often doesn’t give much thought to – school supplies.
Little things such as paper, pens and folders can really add up, especially in families with multiple children.
But in a community such as Yuma,
So I write a lot in my free time as a college student. Especially during break. Some of it is pure fantasy born of my own psychotic breaks. Some though (not often) are some very good social points or remarks as if I’m talking to a public living within my very nature. And one idea seems very relevant. The Golden Corridor. I know we’re
In May, Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter announced the launch of a pilot program that would focus on coordinating the many services available to low-income and at-risk families. With better evaluation of individual circumstances, in a one-stop system, the goal is to reduce overall dependence on the state’s social-we
Ask Enedina Popesco about the energy efficiency upgrades to her home in the Bienestar Apartment complex in San Luis, Ariz., and she is all smiles as she shows her electric bill — a bill that is half what it used to be.
“Muy bien,” agrees Maria Espinoza. She too is seeing significant savings on her electric bill and that
Yuma Vision Center, which has been serving Yuma County since 1993, is expanding into a new state-of-the-art and more spacious facility next month.
Effective July 1, the optometry practice of Dr. Tom Determan and Dr. Stephen H. Spencer will be located at 2750 S. Pacific Ave., Suite F, in Desert Plaza Shopping Center (across
• In 2011, Yuma County was the home of about 650 acres of broccoli seed crops. Unlike broccoli grown for the fresh cut market that can reach full maturity a little over three months, broccoli seed crops are managed for up to nine months.
• Many plants in the Brassicaceae family, such as broccoli and cole crops, are important ve
Know Yuma business forum
Yuma County’s public transit system will the subject of the next Know Yuma: Inside and Out. The forum will be from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday at Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza. Admission is free. A continental breakfast will be served. Guest speaker will be John Andoh, transit director for the Yuma County
The five victims injured in single-vehicle rollover accident Friday morning in the desert near the city of San Luis, one of whom had to be rescued using the Jaws of Life, are all Department of Corrections employees.
Two of the five patients were in critical condition and flown to specialty hospitals in the Phoenix area. One of t
The Emmy Award-winning series "Check, Please! Arizona" is inviting people from the Yuma area to send in recommendations for locally owned restaurants to be reviewed on the show.
The show has featured restaurants in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Winslow, Jerome and Sedona in prior seasons. Now Check, Please! Arizona is looking for resident
Yuma police have questioned an associate of a missing local teen who hasn’t been in contact with her family for more than four months and have no further interest in speaking with her. The teen, however, is still being sought.
Emily Lynn Hieber, 19, is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds and has a light complexio