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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. 

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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.

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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.

The Humane Society of Yuma continues to make progress toward its goal of becoming a "no-kill" shelter, with its live release rate hitting 88.8% for all animals during the first quarter of 2019.

The Yuma Elementary School District One governing board voted during Monday night’s monthly board meeting to hire three new assistant principals that will start at the beginning of the next school year.


Thanks to the generosity of members of the Christ Lutheran Church, the Crossroads Mission now has more than 100 new and gently-used bath towels for its residents, who have already started using them.


In only the sixth year since its founding, in early April Gowan Science Academy managed to achieve the honor of being recognized by the Arizona Education Foundation as an A+ school of excellence.


Economic activity, in particular job creation, has slowed down in Arizona rural counties, including Yuma County, leading the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp. to examine ways in which the area can overcome obstacles.

Some advocates of passenger train service fear that the unique American experience of rail travel is under threat and are urging people to support efforts to continue the rail tradition and service.


Longtime Yuma real estate agent Shelley Ostrowski is known for her leadership at Yuma Association of Realtors. That role led to another volunteering passion, which has just won her a statewide award.

The community is mourning the loss of Msgr. Richard O’Keeffe, long-time pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Yuma, who died Thursday at age 84.


For more than four years, the Yuma Center for Excellence in Desert Agriculture has been doing something radically practical — responding directly to the needs of the farming industry.


SAN LUIS, Ariz.– The city of San Luis wants to expand its eastern boundary along the border to Avenue 10E, adding nearly 29,000 acres into the city limits.

A new study released by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association found that expanding Yuma Regional Medical Center's residency program could create up to 539 new jobs and nearly $600 million in economic impact over the course of a decade.

The process surrounding the expansion of border barriers near Yuma has prompted some pushback and protest over a perceived lack of transparency and environmental concerns.


On Saturday, 17-year-old Sebastian Angulo was honored for going above and beyond not just his duties at work, but expectations for anyone who finds themselves in a high stress situation.

Apprehensions of migrant family groups along the Border Patrol’s Yuma border with Mexico have increased a whopping 273% this fiscal year compared to this time last year, according to statistics released recently by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A stretch of Main Street in this city's midtown could be redesigned and modified over the next several years in a project to adapt the corridor for easier use by pedestrians and bicyclists.

To prevent overcrowding situations like having 20 people living in a single-family home, Yuma city staff is working on a company housing ordinance. However, Mayor Doug Nicholls questioned whether the city needs such regulations.


One year to the day after a deadly E. coli outbreak was tied to Yuma-grown romaine lettuce, the multibillion-dollar produce industry here is wrapping up its first season since with, up to this point, no more outbreaks.


On Wednesday the Yuma County Fair set an all-time record for midweek attendance at 35,000, during a week that surpassed last year's admissions by an estimated 3%.

One man has died and several other sheriff’s deputies and Rural/Metro firefighters were injured after being stung by bees Sunday evening.


Last month, Desert View Academy kept up their annual tradition of raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — and tortured their principal a bit while they were at it.

Yuma County ranked among the Top 10 places in Arizona for the lowest debt-to-income ratio, despite Americans’ record high debt. It also placed No. 7 in the poverty rate and No. 6 for the number of bankruptcies.

The use of children by migrants posing as their parents in hopes of gaining entry to the country at the southern border does happen but is a rare occurrence, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics.


PHOENIX — Government officials and non-governmental organizations that help immigrants must do a better job coordinating and communicating about the needs of immigrants in the country illegally who are increasingly being released onto the streets after their detentions, Sen. Martha McSally s…

The economic ties between Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora are deep and especially strong in border communities, such as San Luis, Ariz., and communities close to the border, such as Somerton and Yuma.


Firefighters from the Rural/Metro Fire Department treated a dog for smoke inhalation at the scene of one of two house fires the company responded to on Saturday.

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