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A dirt bypass road around the Castle Dome Museum and Hull Mine attractions is now open within Kofa National Wildlife Refuge 40 miles north of Yuma, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to reach the interior of the refuge from the south without crossing property belonging to the two popular attractions. 

Yuma has been named to another “best places” list, based on its popularity on a website targeting baby boomers looking for the right place to retire. 

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As the weather begins to cool down and the human population begins to increase in Yuma County, the Arizona Game and Fish Department continues to play a role in the fight to save three endangered species with habitat here. 

Yuma has been basking in unseasonably pleasant days so far this week, and the weakening Tropical Storm Narda isn’t forecast to kill that mood with a lot of-- or any-- rain for the area. 

A 30-year-old man was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after an incident on Monday that Yuma police initially described as an aggravated assault with shots fired.

SOMERTON — City Hall is getting recurring complaints from residents about rising numbers of stray cats, prompting the city to look for ways to reduce the population, including trapping and sterilizing felines.

Walter McCloud, the longtime Yuma track and field coach who had the track at Carver Park named in his honor after more than 1,500 people signed an online petition, hasn’t been too active on social media before now. 

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Kristine Proffitt sees how much her parents enjoy gardening and she would like her 5-year-old son, James, to get that same enjoyment. She also thinks that gardening would be an activity James could do with his grandparents.

Election results remain unchanged following the final count of the total ballots cast in the Aug. 27 primary held in Yuma. The City Council canvassed the results on Wednesday, making them official and final.

One mobile home in the area of the 12000 block of Patricia Drive was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening while another was severely damaged, according to the Rural/Metro Fire Department.

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About 80% of all crime in the area is committed by gang members, according to a law enforcement presentation held Thursday.

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SAN LUIS, Ariz. – This city has been issued a second zip code, and the mayor fears the measure by the Postal Service could complicate the delivery of letters and packages.

The Yuma County Public Health Services District has just started to offer this winter’s flu vaccines, and its annual distribution will formally begin Monday. 

Once again, Yumans have opened their hearts and their wallets to help one of their own, this time a 6-year-old girl who was suddenly struck with a serious illness that has her facing a long road to recovery.

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For the Yuma Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, keeping families together and comfortable are a priority as the agency navigates the unprecedented flow of family unit apprehensions here.

Health insurance coverage is not legally considered “compensation,” therefore members of the Yuma City Council can enroll in the city’s health plan without putting it to the voters, according to the city’s Legal Department.

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People have called her “Grandma Moses,” but Daisy Wisher, a Yuma artist, does not mind being compared to that famous folk artist of the 20th century.

A program which puts seniors into Head Start classrooms to help young students develop the skills needed to get the most out of school is seeking more volunteers. 

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva says the the money available for expansion and modernization of the U.S. port of entry in downtown San Luis could end up being less than recommended by President Donald Trump.

A large portion of a $2.7 million grant that was recently awarded to Northern Arizona University from the Helios Education Foundation, a nonprofit based in Arizona and Florida, is being re-routed to Arizona Western College to fund a number of different programs.

Yuma County community and military leaders have formed two working groups to begin crafting ways to get the Yuma County Fairgrounds moved away from its across-the-street neighbor, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. 

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SOMERTON — The public will have a chance to comment at a Sept. 3  hearing on the city’s proposal to raise one impact fee it charges for new construction and to re-establish another that was previously discontinued.

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SAN LUIS, Ariz. — An apartment complex here for low-income seniors has earned a statewide honor for the housing organization that developed it.

Once the property tax rates for Yuma County and all of the jurisdictions within it are adopted by the county Board of Supervisors on Monday, it'll be time for property owners to start wondering what their tax bill is going to be, and what goes into figuring out that number.

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SAN LUIS, Ariz. – The police department wants to put officers back on duty in junior high and middle schools here as part of efforts to fight fentanyl use and other drug abuse among youths.

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – Cities in south Yuma County are coming out against a proposal by the federal government to build a separate station for inspection of border-crossing tractor-trailers at the San Luis II port of entry.

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After a heartwarming presentation from those at Yuma Elementary School District One and Woodard Junior High School, Officer Tomas Salviejo, Woodard’s school resource officer, was presented with the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education’s Law-Related Education Officer of the Yea…

Editor’s note: Information for this article was taken from the book “Sky Girls: The True Story of the First Women’s Cross Country Air Race” and the documentary “Breaking Through the Clouds: The First Women’s National Air Derby,” written and directed by Heather A. Taylor.

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A new company of emergency room physicians and providers has taken over the Yuma Regional Medical Center Emergency Department, and they’re bringing something that many parents have been asking for a long time.

Concerned with school zone safety, the Yuma city government has agreed to install 16 flashing speed zone beacons around various schools as well as upgrade three crosswalks.

SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Homebuyers can expect to see a jump in prices if the San Luis City Council approves a $716 increase in the impact fee the city charges for new single-family houses.

At the beginning of August, the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management will begin conducting the transfer of about 200 wild burros to the Florence Wild Horse and Burro Training and Off-Range Corral in Florence, Ariz.

SOMERTON — The city council has given final approval to a budget that earmarks money for water, sewer and road improvements, plus funds for employee pay adjustments.

SOMERTON — An arts group wants to join with City Hall in staging a spring arts festival in Somerton featuring live music and art exhibitions.

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A petition to rename the track at Carver Park after Walter McCloud, a fixture of the Yuma community and former track coach at Yuma and Yuma Catholic High Schools and coach of the Yuma Valley Flyers track team, has been picking up steam in recent weeks, with nearly 1,400 people signing as of …

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