Wednesday's all-day Go Digital Yuma featured a variety of speakers and workshops to help businesses take their names and products to the next level through digital technology and a social media presence.
Yuma is well-supplied with manufactured homes.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, 29 percent of housing units in the Yuma metro area are mobile homes. That’s plentiful enough for second in the nation, not too far behind Farmington, N.M. (where 32 percent of homes are mobile) and just ahead of another western Arizona region:
Despite the poor economy, business is booming for the “car row” dealerships east of the Big Curve along 32nd Street.Over the past two years, several dealerships have built new showrooms and service centers to accommodate the increase in customers and to promote new business all while beautifying the area.Yuma
Attendees at next week's Go Digital Yuma seminar can get their digital marketing questions answered by a diverse bunch of local and regional business leaders — experts who have their fingers on the pulse of social media, websites, smartphones, video, email and brand marketing, analytics and more.One of those experts is Robert N
Seed Dynamics to host symposiumSeed Dynamics Inc. will host an educational symposium Thursday at the Pivot Point Conference Center on vegetable seed science and technology for seed dealers, producers and growers.Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the meeting will be from 9 to 11:45 a.m., with lunch to follow. Advance rese
Firehouse Subs is coming to Yuma with plans to open a restaurant at 1630 S. Pacific Ave. in Yuma Plaza Shops A. The company anticipates opening in early fall.The sandwich shop was founded in 1994 in Jacksonville, Fla., by brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, who had both been firefighters. Today, it is a 618-unit casual restau
One man wakes in the dead of night, when the bugs are most active, to round them up by hand. Another spends hours on the phone every week, calling inspectors and lawyers and regulators and advocates. And yet another sprays insecticide directly onto his mattress, right about where he'd lay his head.These men are neighbors at the San C
The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will take public comment Monday on the county's anticipated purchase of a downtown building.The county is gearing up to take out a $7.5 million loan to purchase and renovate the currently vacant 50,000-square foot building at 197 S. Main St., directly across from the county's administrative headqu
Following a public hearing with no comments, the city council approved a land use designation that will allow development of new multi-family low-income housing in the area of 2nd Avenue and 12th Street.Wallace Hunter, on behalf of El Toro Casitas LLC, requested that 1.8 acres of property located at 1201 and 1230 S. 2nd Avenue and 20
Yuma County's jobless rate jumped to 30.3 percent for April, according to the latest numbers released Thursday by the Arizona Department of Administration.That compares to an unemployment rate of 25.9 percent for March and 26.3 percent in April 2012.The increase in Yuma's jobless rate appears to be the result of two facto
LOS ALGODONES, Baja Calif. — The murder of a young mother in this city in April led to what merchants and residents here say are ill-founded fears of a crime wave that are being fed by social media.And that, in turn, has them worried the town's image among visitors as a peaceful, tourist-friendly community could be hurt.
Volunteers with United Way of Yuma County netted $2.5 million in refunds for local residents during the last tax season.IRS-certified volunteers working with the agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program also helped taxpayers save $1.5 million in Earned Income Tax Credits and more than $550,000 in Child Tax Credits.
In a time of national doctor shortages, Yuma Regional Medical Center is taking steps to “grow farm-fresh family physicians.”Six newly graduated physicians – five women and one man – will begin their postgraduate training on July 1, kicking off a new era at the hospital.The first residency program a
Effective Tuesday, the American Cancer Society's Cancer Resource Center will be located at the Yuma Regional Medical Center's Corporate Center at 32nd Street and 4th Avenue extension. Previously located at YRMC, the Cancer Resource Center moved due to renovations at the hospital.The volunteers at Cancer Resource Center can help with
• Current acreage in Yuma devoted to blackberry production is limited to those niche producers who grow blackberries primarily for the local market. Among them is Silvas Farms, which now has blackberries for sale or U-pick at 3392 W. County 16-1/2 St. southwest of Yuma. For more information, call 446-8706.• The fruit is ver
Mildrima Lim leads by example and never hesitates to jump in and serve.The director of nursing at Life Care Center of Yuma gets to know her patients personally and follows through with their care even after they've been discharge from the facility.For these and other reasons, Lim received the Life Care Centers of America'
Seed Dynamics to host symposiumSeed Dynamics Inc. will host an educational symposium May 23 at the Pivot Point Conference Center on vegetable seed science and technology for seed dealers, producers and growers.Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the meeting will be from 9 to 11:45 a.m., with lunch to follow. Advance reserv
Know Yuma business forumThe city of Yuma's development efforts around the community will be the subject of the next Know Yuma: Inside and Out.The forum will be from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday in the council chambers at Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza. Admission is free. A continental breakfast will be served.City Ad
Deciding not to add more routes, the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Board approved a list of designated corridors for overweight trucks traveling from Mexico.The approved routes will allow overweight trucks to travel northbound along State Route 195, traversing parts of San Luis, Yuma and Yuma County.Th
Yes, as a matter of fact, Yuma residents do have some suggestions for what stores and restaurant they would like to see come to Southgate Mall when the shopping center is redeveloped.And they do appreciate being asked.Of course a few still cling to the hope that Trader Joe's will open a store in Yuma.The more
Turn out the lights, the party's over for Yuma Community Theater's tenure at 301 S. Main St., where it held rehearsals and stored props for close to a decade at the pleasure of property owner Norman Sanguinetti.“And so the chapter ends,” wrote Joanne Kidd, YCT treasurer. “We turned the deadbolts, walked the halls, t
The new owners of Southgate Mall are taking to heart the suggestions readers have offered for new retailers and restaurants they would like to see come to Yuma.And they will be taking the wish list of “favorite things” to the annual International Council of Shopping Centers conference to be held in Las Vegas in two weeks,
The Yuma Visitors Bureau has a new team member. Kazmir (pronounced cashmere like the fabric) Dinse joined the team as the new group sales manager on April 21.Her first order of business was to attend the Spotlight on the Southwest travel show in Tucson, and the second was to assist in the planning and production of the Yuma's Calling
Notable hallmarks of the 1960s were precisely engineered rockets for space travel constructed by the Soviet Union and the United States, with the goal being to obtain bragging rights as the first nation to land a manned mission on the moon.While numerous rocket-powered space missions were conducted by both powers, less well known are
Yuma County has tentatively scored more than $10 million to improve and flatten Martinez Lake Road.The road to the popular summer destination about 35 miles north of Yuma is known to frequent travelers as a hilly, difficult-to-traverse stretch of pavement. But if the Federal Highway Administration finalizes a $10,075,000 grant, withi