The driver of a tractor-trailer and a passenger were transported to the hospital after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover late Monday night. Their identities have not been released to the public.According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the incident happened at about 11:45 p.m. while the semi-truck was traveling
A man was arrested Monday night after allegedly being involved in a shooting. There were no injuries or property damage reported as a result of the incident.According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, at about 11:50 p.m., deputies were sent to the 11000 block of South Avenue 9E after receiving a report of shots fired.O
Monday night was the 18th sports banquet I've attended in my time here at this paper.That's almost two days of my life so far at these banquets. And something happened Monday that I can't remember happening before.Emcee John Blabe went off script before announcing the boys' track athlete of the year, which for the third s
The case against a man who allegedly threatened to shoot a woman, kill other unspecified people and then kill himself may be sent back to a grand jury for a second time.During a status hearing before Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Stephen J. Rouff, defense attorney Bill Fox, who represents 23-year-old Gary Smith, said he has filed a mo
No matter where you are around the world, if you have an Internet connection you will be able to stream any of the Yuma Union High School District graduations live this Friday. Beginning at 8 p.m., all graduations will be streamed live online from their respective stadiums. “This will be a very special opportunity f
As rescuers continue to comb the wreckage of Moore, Okla., for survivors of Monday's massive tornado, efforts are underway to send aid and assistance to the residents.The tornado is thought to have been an EF-4, which is the second-most powerful type of twister, according to The Associated Press. The extent of the damage isn't known
Often when we talk about bad weather elsewhere, like when the temperature is 30 degrees below zero up in North Dakota, we use the phrase, “That's why we live here.”And in the wake of the deadly tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., this week, and talk about why the people there insist on living in Tornado Alley, a fri
Eight high school seniors have been nominated by their school counselors or teachers to be recognized by the Yuma Sun Scholars program for outstanding achievements in the field of foreign language. They are among nearly 50 students chosen to be honored this year. Every area high school can nominate one student for each category: technical studie
Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested a suspected smuggler attempting to transport methamphetamine and cocaine through a checkpoint, while U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man wanted on an Alabama murder case.According to agent Kyle Estes, public affairs officer, a man was attempting to drive a Chev
For the second year in a row, the Tierra del Sol Sun Dragon Band and Choir has earned significant awards at a competition sponsored by Disneyland.For the 2013 contest, 34 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Tierra del Sol Elementary School traveled to Disneyland to participate in Disney's Music in the Parks Festival.The
As master of ceremonies John Blabe announced Bernie Montoya's name for the boys track and field player of the year award, something Montoya had never seen started happening.People rose to their feet as they applauded the three-time Yuma Sun/Yuma Rotary Club Male Athlete of the Year. Cibola runner Monica Huston won female Athlete of t
Only a month after tempers flared at a Yuma City Council meeting over the mayor's request for additional travel dollars, how much money to allot for travel by elected officials again drew heated discussion as the council began work on the fiscal year 2012-14 budget.Although only a small part of the city's approximately $200 mill
Charges were filed in Yuma County Justice Court Monday against the man and woman arrested in connection with a recent gang-related attempted homicide.
In a brief arraignment hearing, Yuma Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart told 32-year-old Miguel "Capone" Rodriguez that the Yuma County Attorney’s Office had decided to charge him wit
Mike and Amy McLaren, of Yuma, would like to announce the engagement of their son, Brandon James McLaren to Amy Catherine Muir, the daughter of Mary and Dana David and Roger Muir, of Calias, ME.
Brandon is a Kofa High School graduate and served 2 years on an LDS mission in Fresno, CA. He is employed by the City of Yuma. Amy is currently
UPDATED 6:45 p.m.: A wildfire along the Colorado River has charred 500 to 1,000 acres in the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge and the Picacho State Recreation Area.
As of Monday afternoon, it was reported as about 50 percent contained. The fire is burning primarily salt cedar and phragmites about 25 miles north of Yuma.
Jack Kretzer says his rights are being denied, and he doesn't know why. Specifically, he says it's his right to a restroom where somebody with disabilities, like him, can be accommodated while at the Yuma County Fair, and he wants Yuma County to do something about it.Kretzer's frustrations with the restrooms at the fairgr
Of the almost 30 schools in the state that are a part of the Arizona Association of Junior High Student Councils, eighth-grade student Wade Sumner, 14, was recently named the Student Council Officer of the Year.During the 47th Annual Convention, Sumner, Castle Dome Middle School's student council president, found out that he had been
Yuma High School student Josh Owl, 18, recently received a number of scholarships that will help him pay for his tuition at the University of Arizona, where he hopes to use his education to ultimately become a biomedical engineer and help eradicate diabetes.In addition to a $40,000 Baird scholarship and the renewable Wildcat Excellen
Yuma County is closer to purchasing and renovating a Main Street building for more offices.Regular citizen watchdog Jack Kretzer made the only reply at a public hearing Monday regarding the project's planned financing, a $7.5 million loan. He said there are other, less expensive ways to free up space at the Adult Probation office, wh
Rural/Metro’s Brian Wolgamot and Dustin Gray, along with Yuma Fire Department’s Jordan Bowers and Ashley Taylor were recognized as the Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Dispatchers of the Year during a ceremony at Fire Station 3 in recognition of EMS Week.
The U.S. Post Office is not a part of the U.S. government. It is, however, overseen and subsidized by it.If the high-ranking officials in our government are so concerned about our burning of fossil fuels to power our cars, why don't they pressure the post office to buy electric delivery vehicles?Just think of the jobs and
Watching the latest House hearing on the activities of the IRS revealed two starkly different groups in their attempt to learn what IRS employees did for the past two years.One group of questioners attempted to get the facts while the responder offers volumes of meaningless verbiage. What I learned from this was everyone in a positio
When is this country going to wake up to the fact that the U.N. is just a waste of U.S. taxpayers money? It was commendable idea in the 1940s when it was conceived, but in practice it has become a money pit which does nothing to better our country. We pay the most per country to keep this ineffectual entity going and get the least benefits from
At the Yuma City Council work session on May 14, I had the opportunity to suggest to the council that the population growth of feral cats in our community might be further decreased by using the current voucher system to also offer a TNR $20 coupon (trap, neuter and return) by amending the city code to allow the $20 voucher to be used to reduce
Yuma is taking a major step forward with the Yuma Regional Cancer Center.With it, cancer patients in Yuma will be able to undergo treatments right here in Yuma, with state-of-the-art facilities. Yuma Regional Medical Center is now part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which brings a higher level of care to patients by providing speci