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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…

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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.


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.


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 …


An American Airlines flight from San Diego to Charlotte made an emergency landing just before noon Monday at Yuma International Airport, leaving 154 passengers stranded here on one of the hottest days of the year.


A nonprofit organization has donated first aid medical kits to the Somerton Police Department that can be used to treat community members and officers at the scene of an emergency.

Skimming attacks at gas pumps are an all too common occurrence these days it seems, and it will likely continue to be a problem in the future, even though most people now carry cards with EMV chips. 


SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. – Without help from the Mexico's federal government, this city will not be able to meet the demand for shelter space among immigrants who are repatriated here while waiting for their applications for U.S. asylum to be decided, the mayor says.

The Fourth of July holiday was a busy day for the Yuma Fire Department, with crews responding to several dumpster fires, two house fires and multiple smaller fires thought to have been caused by fireworks.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 5,000 tablets of fentanyl and arrested two individuals after a failed attempt to smuggle the narcotics in their vehicle Wednesday.


Fire Chief John Novak, of the Countyline Fire Department, is asking the public's help to preserve a piece of railroad history that is associated with Yuma County.


The Yuma Sector Border Patrol unveiled a massive tent facility within the compound at the Yuma Station on Friday that will be used to process and house the unprecedented number of migrant families and unaccompanied children still arriving at the U.S./Mexico border.

The Yuma Community Food Bank is preparing to roll out a new program advising clients on how to provide better nutrition for themselves and their families using the fresh produce they receive from the food bank. 


A caravan of cars and pickup trucks, decked out in pro-Trump regalia and American flags, kicked up dust Saturday morning as they rolled down a dirt road toward the brush along the Colorado River.

Yuma Regional Medical Center has been named the 30th best employer in the state of Arizona by Forbes magazine, according to an article published this month. 

Sixteen-year-old Marilyn Garcia of Yuma has been named the winner of this year's Congressional Art Award for Rep. Raul Grijalva's district, and will see her drawing hang in the U.S. Capitol at a June 24 reception.

When Deborah Wilks of Yuma landed in Chicago last week to attend a celebration of five-year cancer survivors, including herself, she got some devastating news: Her father had just died after battling lymphoma, a form of cancer.

Tuesday’s hearing for the man charged in connection to the armed robbery of a Foothills truck stop was continued. This will give his attorney more time to discuss with the prosecution details of a possible treatment to restore her client's competency.

Civic leaders and those from the community gathered together at Yuma International Airport Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Yuma Union High School District students’ newest metallic creation.

The Yuma Elementary School District One governing board voted unanimously Monday morning to approve the district’s proposed $65.4 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year.

A criminal complaint was filed Monday afternoon in Yuma Justice Court against the man who allegedly brandished a handgun early Thursday morning at a drive-thru window and demanded hot sauce.


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors adopted a $270.3 million tentative budget for fiscal year 2019-20 Monday, after its members agreed to transfer funding from the county Flood Control District to General Fund and Library District operations.

Yuma has been named Arizona’s “Most Patriotic City” by an insurance website, for having the highest percentage of active military and veteran residents. 

Rural/Metro firefighters saved three dogs from a house fire Saturday afternoon, returning them to their owners after using specialized animal oxygen masks to treat them from smoke inhalation.

The lead oncologist for Yuma Regional Medical Center Cancer Center says two new studies linking diet to disease can serve as another reminder to local residents about the value of paying attention to what they eat.

SAN LUIS, Ariz. — A little more than a month before the start of a new fiscal year, City Hall is faced with making nearly $2.6 million in spending cuts to balance the new budget.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comment through June 8 on a draft environmental assessment report for a proposed unpaved bypass road on Castle Dome Road in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. 

The Arizona Western College governing board approved the school’s 2019-2020 budget after a monthlong public comment period at their monthly board on May 13.

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