It’s that time of the year … when Comings and Goings starts putting together the annual Christmas Wish List of businesses that readers would like to see come to Yuma County.

What businesses would you like? Do you have a favorite store or restaurant you wish would open here? What kind of businesses do you think are needed in the area?

Please let us know your wish and why you want it here by sending an email to or leaving a message with your wish at 928-539-6853. The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Comings and Goings will publish the list in the Dec. 22 column.


After 20 years in the Foothills, Sunshine Herbs N More has opened another health store, this one in town at 264 W. 32nd St., in the Big Curve Shopping Center, next to Albertsons.

Aside from health supplements, essential oils, probiotics and organic food, the new store has a “huge” selection of CBD and organic smoothies and drinks.

According to the company’s website, the mission of Sunshine is to “provide the highest quality supplements, oils and grocery items that will help to strengthen the mind, body and soul. We hope to help those who are interested in getting healthy or healthier and to assist them in any way possible. We know focusing on natural remedies and solutions can benefit people of any age and we want to educate others with the knowledge we have gained over the years.”

The Big Curve location is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Foothills store is located at 11274 S. Fortuna Road, Suite K, in the Pioneer Shopping Center and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

To reach the Big Curve location, call 928-955-0055. To reach the Foothills store, call 928-342-1123.


Southwestern Palliative Care and Hospice recently celebrated its second anniversary and the grand reopening at a new location at 1950 W. 3rd St. It was previously located at 291 S. Main St., Suite C.

Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Partner, Southwestern serves Yuma, Foothills, Wellton, San Luis and Somerton “with​ love and compassion to the end.”

Frances Davison, a family nurse practitioner, started the company in 2013 after she lost her mother, who had been under hospice care. After this experience, she found a passion for end-of-life care. Based on her desire to have continuity of care for her homebound, chronically ill patients and not lose them when they needed to be referred to hospice, Davison added hospice services in 2017.

As a locally owned and operated hospice, the company’s website notes, “we strive to be the GOLD Standard in End of Life Care. It is our mission to be of service by providing loving, compassionate care and maintaining dignity to the very end.”

To reach Southwestern Palliative Care and Hospice, call 928-276-4477.


Solano’s Homemade Ice Cream Factory, 1452 S. 4th Ave., has closed. The shop first opened its doors in 2014 and offered an assortment of ice cream flavors and treats.

“Life has a way of changing our plans and reinventing us in ways we never understood possible,” the company announced on social media. “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to our little shop that’s allowed us to get to know all of you! We are equally excited, however, about what lies in store. More time with family, time to grow and learn, and finding other ways to give back to our community that we enjoy serving so much!

“We are so grateful for the years we shared with you all, and look forward to making memories in other ways,” the post noted.

We wish them the best in future endeavors!


Here is Yuma’s Commercial Construction Project Update for this week:

Certificates of Occupancy Issued: MIKID, 2891 S. Pacific Ave., after tenant improvements.

New Plans Submitted for Review: YUHSD/Yuma High School, 400 S. 6th Ave., for alterations for new culinary lab and classroom.


And that’s it for now! If you know of a new business that has or will be opening, relocating or closing, please let me know at

I get a lot of messages asking questions, which I welcome, but I can’t personally answer every question. If I find the answer to your question, I will answer it in the column. I appreciate the readers who always act as my eyes and ears. Thank you!

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