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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will discuss the possibility of adopting a "dark sky" ordinance during its meeting Wednesday, moved from Monday due to the President's Day holiday.

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Editor’s note: Meeting times should be verified prior to attending. Send changes to mknaub@yumasun.com.

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This week played out like a series of soap operas. Between Feb. 7thth and 13th, YPD had 2,230 calls for service, which generated 210 police reports. Here is a list of some of the calls we handled:

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PHOENIX – House Speaker Rusty Bowers is blowing off a threat by the Gila River Indian Community to pull out of the drought contingency plan and deny the state its water — if he pursues his own legislation on forfeiture of water rights.

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NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the victim's age. The article also incorrectly stated the status of his organ donations. The Yuma Sun regrets the error.

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A convicted sex offender has notified the Yuma Police Department that he will be residing at a new address within the city.

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While on their way back from training in Tucson on Friday, Feb. 8, four City of Yuma firefighters saw a woman and her son stranded on the side of the road and stopped to lend a hand.

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Firefighters from the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department responded to two car crashes Friday morning that happened several hours apart, including one that involved five vehicles, and the other which left the driver with serious injuries to his neck and face.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Ajo and Wellton stations collaborated with Mexican authorities to seize a drug smuggling vehicle in a remote area of the Sonoran Desert Wednesday evening.

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Residents of the unincorporated Foothills area turned out in force despite Thursday's rain to talk about issues that have surfaced this winter, at a neighborhood meeting held by County Supervisor Darren Simmons.

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In the tiny town of Felicity, California, only a few miles outside of Yuma, Jacques-Andre Istel, one of the town’s founders and its longtime mayor, has been quite busy.

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PHOENIX -- A major player in the drought contingency plan on Thursday yanked its scheduled ratification of its part of the deal, potentially upending any chance of the state meeting the March 4 deadline set by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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A Superior Court judge directed the attorney representing one of the three suspects charged in connection to the attack of two Yuma police officers earlier this year to explain why her client did not show up for her hearing on Thursday.

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A majority of the Yuma County Board of Supervisors said during their annual retreat Wednesday they wanted to use some of the higher-than-projected revenues from last fiscal year to pay down debt in the upcoming budget. 

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Two suspects were apprehended and one remains in custody after a lockdown at a local elementary school Wednesday stemming from a report of two students being threatened by a man with a knife.

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Blythe Station agents assigned to the Highway 78 Immigration Checkpoint arrested two United States citizens on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to transport 17 pounds of a substance suspected to be fentanyl.

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Quick thinking on the part of some agriculture workers from the Blythe-based Harvest Fresh Inc. likely saved the life of a Yuma man. After witnessing a rollover crash Saturday night, workers pulled the man from a burning car.

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Since a large majority of your subscribers are seniors and we all need all the help we can get, may I suggest that you make the daily Sudoku puzzle larger. It sometimes is necessary to put “candidate” numbers inside the little boxes and a little more room would help a lot, and make the game …

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PHOENIX -- Saying state and county prosecutors may balk, a House panel voted Tuesday to let anyone file suit to claim that public dollars are being used to influence elections.

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PHOENIX -- Former astronaut Mark Kelly waded into the political arena Tuesday, making a bid for U.S. Senate and hoping to prove to Arizonans he is about more than just gun control.

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The Humane Society of Yuma takes in an average of more than 8,000 animals annually; some of them need extra attention and come in sick, injured and hungry.

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will hold its annual work session retreat beginning 8:30 a.m. today at the Yuma County Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive.

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Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two unrelated methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at $183,750 Friday evening.

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PHOENIX -- Insisting it will be good for young people, a House panel voted Monday to let employers pay students who are part-time workers just two-thirds as much as they do anyone else.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Southern California residents connected to separate failed smuggling attempts this past Friday, resulting in the seizure of more than $439,000 worth of methamphetamine at the San Luis Port of Entry.

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The Fort Yuma Rotary Club held a belated “ribbon-cutting” ceremony recently for a new playground they financed and constructed at H.L. Suverkrup Elementary School.

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The following fugitives who previously appeared in the Yuma’s Most Wanted column in the Yuma Sun have been arrested and are back in local custody:

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SOMERTON – Residents here who want to get their blood pumping can walk, jog or bicycle on any of the asphalt walking tracks that City Hall began building six years ago with the state’s financial help.

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As a public service, the Yuma Sun is publishing the names and photographs of the following people sought by the Yuma County Adult Probation Department or the U.S. Marshals Service as probation absconders. If you have information that would lead to the arrest of any of them, call surveillance…

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SOMERTON – The city needs to spend more than $4 million on maintenance to prevent failures of its water and sewer systems, Somerton's public works director says.

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The Yuma Police Department will be receiving a $260,000 grant for the purchase of hardware that will allow connectivity to federal agencies.

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Longtime Yuma businessman and philanthropist Danny Bryant, recently named as the Yuma Sun's 2018 Yuma County Citizen of the Year, has been elected to the Arizona Community Foundation board of directors.

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SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. – This city next to Yuma County could get a large influx of Central American asylum seekers because of a new caravan making its way north and a new strategy by the Mexican government to disperse the migrants among various border cities.

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Among the topics to be addressed by the Yuma City Council during a retreat tomorrow and Tuesday are budget and current impacts on the city, such as personnel and pay plan issues.

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Pete Petersen of the Foothills was startled Wednesday morning when he looked out his back door and found a larger-than average feline looking right back at him.

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SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Lucky Arvizo has spent nearly three decades helping young people thrive both in the classroom and on the playing field as both a coach and a teacher. Now, he’s helping them as head of a school.

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Arizona Western College is getting a little bit more colorful this month as a new mural is slowly coming together at its main campus.

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