Residents of a rural area on the western edge of the city don’t mind the idea of getting some new neighbors, but the thought of 178 new homes on a 46-acre parcel near them has them up in arms.
Several residents shared their concerns with the Yuma City Council during a public hearing Wednesday evening regarding a rezoning request th
The Yuma Police Department has finished its investigation into a fatal shooting involving former Cocopah Police Department Chief James Spurgeon and has determined that he acted in self-defense. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed.
Spokeswoman Sgt. Leanne Worthen of the Yuma Police Department said that the completed report of t
A 10-year-old boy was flown to a Phoenix hospital Wednesday morning after being hit by a school bus in eastern Yuma County. The name of the victim will not be released to the public because he is a juvenile.
According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 6 a.m. the school bus was stopped in the 14000 block of North Av
The news that Planned Parenthood is closing its clinic in Yuma is unfortunate.
Next year, their focus will shift from their existing health center to a regional health coordinator who will work in the community to promote sexual education, provide information and referrals to health care, and foster community relationships.
Winter concert to be held at Gila Ridge High School
The Gila Ridge High School Marching Band, who recently placed seventh at the state marching band championships, will be performing along with the campus Jazz Band for their upcoming holiday performance.
The event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the GRHS Aud
A convicted level 3 sex offender with a high risk of re-offending is living at a new address. According to the Yuma Police Department, 44-year-old Michael Degroot now resides at 800 S. 1st Ave.
He is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds, and has red hair and hazel eyes.
On Jan. 18, 2006, Degroot accepted a
Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents seized 155 pounds of abandoned marijuana Tuesday night while patrolling the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, a known smuggling corridor. The pot has an estimated value of $77,500.
The agents were tracking footprints when they came upon seven bundles of pot, which were seized for destruction.
The man accused in a recent gang-related attempted homicide rejected a plea offer from prosecutors Wednesday morning in Yuma County Superior Court that would have sent him to prison for nearly 20 years.
That means 32-year-old Miguel “Capone” Rodriguez will go to trial in March on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggr
Due to a lack of funds, students in the Career and Technical Education program in Welding Technologies at Kofa High School decided not to participate in a recent competition at the state level.
However, thanks to the assistance of Arizona Western College, who helped round up the necessary funds from community and industry supporters, the
Corona del Sol just didn’t stop running. Nor did the Aztecs start missing.
The Aztecs topped the Kofa girls basketball team 69-44 on Tuesday at Rillos Gym.
“They just outran us,” Kings coach Mary Kaye Garcia said. “They beat us down the court. And they made their shots. Almost all of their shots fell. They
Now in year three of a one-to-one initiative to purchase netbooks for students in lieu of textbooks, the Yuma Union High School District is already looking ahead to year four.
With a total of over 10,500 netbooks purchased for freshman classes over the last three years, the district is now working to form a committee of instructors to di
A cold front moving into the Yuma area from the northwest will bring low temperatures expected to dip down into the 30s this weekend.
The frigid arctic air is traveling down through the Pacific Northwest, following the jet stream south before swinging east into Arizona from southern California.
According to the National Weather S
City of Yuma residents are invited to apply for the 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Academy, a detailed program for citizens to learn about the city's various departments while touring city facilities and related amenities such as a fire station, Yuma Art Center and historic Downtown Yuma.
The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is an effort to
A request for a continuance by the defense attorney representing a 23-year-old Yuma man arrested in connection to a recent homicide attempt was granted after he informed the court he would need some time to review a plea agreement with his client.
Attorney Levi Gunderson of the Yuma County Public Defender's Office, who represents Yonatha
The Yuma Police Department is searching for a driver in connection with a hit-and-run collision Sunday night involving a pedestrian.
According to police, shortly after 8:30 p.m. a 27-year-old man was walking westbound inside a crosswalk at the intersection at 20th Street and Avenue B when he was struck by a black four-door passenger car.
City Finance Director Pat Wicks came bearing what he believes is glad tidings for the customers of Yuma city water and sewer services.
If approved this month by the Yuma City Council, the city will go to monthly utility billing effective Feb. 1. Currently, the city bills its utility customers every other month. The council is scheduled t
As a follow-up to the Yuma Sun editorial about the Yuma Catholic football team, I need to share this with all of you.
I had the privilege to photograph the state championship game Saturday, and noticed the crowd supporting Round Valley outnumbered Yuma Catholic’s supporters 2-to-1.
Then I realized there is only one high sch
On Thursday, we turn a new page in the digital age; our YumaSun.com website becomes a paid model.
It’s a big change, we know. Television programming used to be free, too, but it’s been a paid model for a long time. A lot of radio content is also paid now. But we’re still giving viewers 15 articles per month at no charge
When it comes to keeping children safe, there’s a fine line between privacy and safety.
Schools are starting to explore that line by using technology to keep tabs on students, according to a recent USA Today article.
One Ohio school, for example, uses cards that record when a child gets on and off the bus. The school says i
I was sorry to see the letter regarding the American and Canadian flag. I have one and fly it with pride as a symbol of the friendship between our countries. I might point out that it was made and bought in Arizona. I am sure it is never flown with any disrespect intended.
I am looking forward to visiting again this winter and enjoy the
While the largest demonstration since Tiananmen Square took place in Kiev, Ukraine, the White House was silent. 400,000 Ukrainians demonstrated opposition to the signing of a trade agreement with Russia.
Russian President Putin, using Russia’s fuel as an economic weapon, has threatened to cut off fuel to the Ukraine this winter if
What, exactly, is it with cinemas in Yuma? It’s my understanding that Robert Redford and Bruce Dern are currently delivering Oscar-worthy performances in “All is Lost,” and “Nebraska,” respectively. Yet have these movies appeared in Yuma? No. Will they ever? Not likely. Honestly, why must discriminating moviegoers i
When many of us were youngsters, the new Sears opened up on 32nd Street. What a glorious event. They had some of the shiniest new stuff we had ever seen. Never had we seen a store that offered up so many things. And jobs! Donny went to work there, and still does! He just has moved from shoes to refrigerators. Larry got a job schlepping tires. Ed
Every day, the employees at Crossroads Mission help a large number of people in need, including the homeless and those struggling with addiction.
Because of the nature of their work, they are at high risk for tuberculosis.
However, for several years they have not been tested for TB, as the disease is commonly known.
Planned Parenthood Arizona is shifting its focus in Yuma County from health care delivery to advocacy and education.
The organization is closing its health center, located at 1455 W. 16th St., and introducing a regional health education and coordination model, which includes hiring a full-time regional health coordinator.