Looking into future needs, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors chose a more expensive renovation alternative for the recently acquired building at 197 S. Main St.
Option 3 will cost an additional $891,000 to replace the entry off of Maiden Lane.
Supervisors Russell McCloud called it a “wise” option.
Although she had seen signs, her mother’s diagnosis still came as a shock to Vicky Naill.
Before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a year ago, Carmen Gowan, 90, had been forgetful, but Naill thought it was a normal part of aging.
One day it became apparent it was much more than forgetfulness.
City of Yuma residents may soon be receiving their water and sewer bills each month rather than every other month.
An ordinance before the Yuma City would amend City Code Section 193-67 to change the city’s utility billing from a bi-monthly to a monthly cycle.
First, the council will he
With a reported unemployment rate that consistently exceeds 30 percent, the need to create more jobs is a hot topic of discussion in the community.
The city of Yuma is doing more than talking about it, though.
The city funds the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation to the tune of $247,000 this fiscal year to help support
• Yuma is home to roughly 500 acres of mandarin varieties. The mandarin is a group name for a class of oranges with thin, loose peel, which have been dubbed “kid-glove” oranges as a tribute to their easy-to-peel character. However they all are treated as members of a distinct species, Citrus reticulata. The name “tangerine
Learn about hummingbirds
The next workshop in the Yuma Garden Series will be on hummingbirds and how to attract them to your garden, presented by Master Gardeners Nancy Meister and Pat Kenyon.
The workshop will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive. Admission is free.
What makes a corn tortilla delicious? It’s the fresh ingredients, heat and time.
Roberto Larra, a rare expert corn tortilla maker who learned the craft in his native Mexico, understands the simple – yet crucial – steps involved in producing a superior product.
“It is the cooking process,” Larra said
Veterans mash-up eventThe Small Business Development Center is having the 2013 Veterans Mash-up event, a job development workshop for active duty military and their spouses and veterans. The event will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, 180 W. 1st St. There is no charge to attend.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly like the birds do? Jump with us and you will understand why they are always singing, said Kurt Douge, owner of Skydive Yuma.
Skydive Yuma is based out of the Somerton Airport, 3900 W. U.S. Highway 95 (one mile south of the Cocopah Casino), featuring modern equipment, expert instruction a
• Romaine lettuce is the most nutrient rich lettuce and one can tell this just by looking at it. Its darker color indicates it’s more nutritious and more flavorful as well. This dark leafy red variety contains anthocyanin and xeazanthin, carotenoids that help keep eyes healthy.
• Romaine is the American term for this long
Yuma's historic downtown is getting a festive lift for the Christmas season with donated wreaths, lots of twinkly lights and piped in music.
For the longtime shopkeepers who have hung on through some tough years and for the newcomers who bring new energy, it's a good season to celebrate not only the nature of the holiday, but the good th
Business women meet
The Yuma chapter of American Business Women's Association will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel, 1501 S. Redondo Center Drive. The meeting includes networking, dinner and a program. Cost of $20 is payable at the door (if paying by check, make it payable to ABWA).
This month's program,
Yuma Regional Medical Center welcomes several new physicians to the community:
- Oday Al Rabadi, M.D., whose specialty is interventional cardiology, has joined Dr. Joseph Cardenas at Yuma Cardiology Associates, 1975 W. 24th St. The office can be reached at (928) 341-9522.Dr. Rabadi received his medical doctorate from Jord
- Tatsoi is an Asian green in the large brassica family, which means it’s related to broccoli and mustard. The leafy vegetable tastes similar to bok choi. Its tender, sweet tasting stalks and leaves are commonly used in high quality dishes and in salad mixes, particularly Asian salad mixes
- In the Yuma area, the plant is
• Tatsoi is an Asian green in the large brassica family, which means it’s related to broccoli and mustard. The leafy vegetable tastes similar to bok choi. Its tender, sweet tasting stalks and leaves are commonly used in high quality dishes and in salad mixes, particularly Asian salad mixes.
• In the Yuma area, the plant i
The Yuma Sun computer servers were recently hit with an extremely malignant hacking program known as "Cryptolocker."
According to bleepingcomputer.com, CryptoLocker was released in early September and targets Microsoft operating systems including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
The Yuma Sun has been the targe
Many families in Yuma are still trying to recover from the devastating effects of the mortgage crisis. If you’re a homeowner and burdened by an unaffordable mortgage, have fallen behind with your payments or think you may be a victim of fraud, resources are available to help.
The city of Yuma encourages residents needing assistance
As the city of Yuma struggles with how to regulate “feather” signs that have become prolific around the community, officials first want to know how residents feel about them.
To that end, Yuma city residents are asked to complete a fast, four-question survey designed to collect their general thoughts prior to a planned update
That is the message that attendees took away from this week’s regional economic forum organized by the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The forum’s purpose was part of an effort to promote collaboration between all area agencies to reap the most benefit from economic opportuniti
The city of Yuma has filled openings at the top of two departments with the promotion of Debbie Wendt as the full-time director of Parks and Recreation and the appointment of Jim Hamersley as the director of Information Technology Services.
Wendt, who has been with the city for 13 years, had been serving as the interim director since the
With little fanfare, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors renewed a $150,000 contract for animal kenneling services with the Humane Society of Yuma.
The agreement calls for HSOY to provide kenneling services to support the enforcement of the county’s animal control laws through June 30, 2014.
The contract was part of the co
The former Target building is now home to Convey Health Solutions Call Center and a store space at the Big Curve Shopping Center now houses the Veterans Clinic while an historic retail building downtown is slated for new offices for Yuma County.
On the flip side, one Department of Economic Security office building is now a school wh
• Oak leaf lettuce is primarily grown in Yuma County as an addition to the baby leaf packaged salad industry and averages about 500 planted acres.
• Oak leaf (Lactuca sativa) makes classy mixed salads. The leaves are very attractive, distinctively lobed with the oak leaf shape, and found in a variety of red and a
‘Good Morning Yuma!’The Yuma County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly “Good Morning Yuma!” at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pivot Point Conference Center. Cost is $15 at the door. For more information, call the chamber at 782-2567.This month’s sponsor is Shippen and Associates.
Plans are underway for a second Firehouse Subs in Yuma a few short months after the first one opened in August at 1630 S. Pacific Ave.
Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official, reported Thursday that plans have been submitted for the new Firehouse Subs to be located at 2886 S. 4th Ave.
The restaurant will be a tenant i