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.
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
Tacna residents will now be paying a base rate of $28 month to the local water company as managers and state regulators try to straighten out the badly tangled knot that is the Tacna Water Management Company.The Arizona Corporation Commission unanimously approved the rate hike on Tuesday, a key step toward helping right the small, pr
The McDonald's at 2560 S. 4th Ave. will be demolished in the coming days, and a new 4,592-square-foot restaurant with a 1,500-square-foot play area, dual ordering lanes and two service windows will be built in its place. Click here to
A new retailer is going into Las Palmillas. Conn's Home Plus will occupy about 40,000 square feet where Dollar Tree is now located as well as the space vacated by Shoe Pavilion. The new business hopes to be open in November.Conn's Home Plus, based in Dallas, carries furniture, appliances, electronics, computers and home and ga
Agriculture is a critical component in Arizona's economy. The movement of goods and services related to agriculture and food products feeds millions, is worth billions and makes up a large part of the desert Southwest's economy.With growing demand for jobs in agriculture, degrees are at a premium.At the University of Ariz
The Colorado River Citizens Forum will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Arizona time on Wednesday at the Women's Improvement Club of Calexico, 320 Heber Ave., in Calexico, Calif. The agenda includes:• Welcome and introductions by Elston Grubaugh, co-chairman of the forum.• Calexico River Parkway update and foll
In some good news for Yuma's real estate market, the city is among 14 cities in the nation expected to have the highest increases in housing prices in the next few years, reported Business Insider.There's also been a marked upswing in the Yuma housing construction market, based on permits issued by the city for single family home dev
It takes a village to raise a child, according to the old saying.There are many local programs and agencies that serve families with children from birth to 5 years of age. But how can these agencies get the word out to parents? And how can parents find out about the programs available in Yuma?A new community directory wil
With the summer heat upon us, many might be considering a home energy audit to ensure cooling costs stay at a minimum. However, popular services like energy evaluations, home energy assessments and home energy consultations can be confusing due to the many options offered.BBB encourages consumers to educate themselves before consider
With the advent of summer and the annual loss of seasonal customers, Todd Mattern is struggling with a loss of as much as 60 percent of his business at the Brown Bag Burger he owns on 4th Avenue.“I need to get people in,” he told the Yuma City Council during the Citizens Forum held before Tuesday's work session. He's tryi
The city's rules and compliance issues regarding signs and banners and how they impact businesses will be brought by two speakers to the table when the Yuma City Council holds its work session this week.The work session will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza.Speaking during the citizens forum, Nyle
To cheers from a large crowd gathered in the terminal, a Delta airplane arrived at Yuma International Airport in mid-December 2007, heralding the airline's launch of direct flights between Yuma and Salt Lake City.Despite the enthusiastic welcome and full or nearly full daily flights, the service was discontinued a short eight months
Palm Canyon Dermatology is relocating to a community north of Tucson. June 28 is the last day that dermatologist Dr. Gregory Ertl and physician assistant Sandra Corbin will be seeing patients in the Yuma office at 350 W. Catalina Drive.The clinic will reopen for business in September in its new address at 12460 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd
Think there's nothing to do in Yuma in the summertime?If so, clearly, you haven't seen the city of Yuma's Parks and Recreation Department spring and summer activities guide, with 40 pages full of fun for Yuman beings of all ages – and even the family dog.“Of course, we have classes and camps for kids, all kind
• Watermelon season is in full swing in Yuma County. In 2011, melon producers in Yuma County grew more than 1,000 acres of watermelons valued at over $7.6 million. Yuma County is the leading producer of watermelons in Arizona.• Watermelon is native to the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa.• The first recor
ADOT training, DBE networkingArizona Department of Transportation federal compliance training and DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) networking will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 11 at the Pivot Point Conference Center, 310 N. Madison Ave.The event will provide information on transportation development
Yuma County may pay a local construction firm $750,000 to settle a breach of contract suit.The county is prepared to pay Pilkington Construction the sum to clear a lawsuit that arose over missed deadlines and payment for additional work during building of the Yuma County Justice Center. The county supervisors will vote on whether to
One of the workers helping to construct the new Fry's Food Stores of Arizona fuel station in the parking lot of Fry's, 2350 S. 4th Ave., lies on a beam and assembles the ceiling on the open-air structure Wednesday morning. The ceiling is being held in place by a forklift. The fuel station site is on the east side of the lot north of Rally's.
Realty Executives awardsYuma-area winners of 2012 Realty Executives awards include:• Top 10 percent: Carol Engler – Engler Satellite• Top 10 percent and Top Team for Units Sold: Carolyn McKelvey-Malouff – McKelvey-Malouff Satellite• Top 10 percent: Billie Ward &nda
Business licenses issued recently by the city of Yuma include:Ersi, out of state, contractors.Cosmos Taxi Service, out of city, Heuchan, Charles, taxi and cab owner.Medel, Manuel, 5th Avenue, taxi and cab owner.Trionix Services, 7th Avenue, Bejarano, Juan, service provider.Rose of Sharo
Here in the Yuma area, where the average high temperature over June, July and August hovers at 105 degrees, it's especially important to make sure people who work outdoors understand how to keep protected from the sun and heat.Due to the nature of our work, many Arizona Public Service employees spend a majority of the day working out