• Thumbs up to tonight’s full moon, which coincides with Friday the 13th. Some might call that spooky, but we prefer to think it’s an excellent way to head into the fall season!
• Thumbs up to Yuma Sun photographer Randy Hoeft for capturing such a beautiful early-morning shot of the firefighter climbing the stairs as part of a Sept. 11, 2001, observance at the Pancrazi Building. Hoeft has an amazing eye, and we are fortunate to have him at the Yuma Sun!
• Thumbs up to the news that 14-month-old Alice Adams is recovering well after a liver transplant! The long-term outlook for the little Yuma girl is good, according to her godmother. Her family noted the transplant couldn’t have happened at a better time, as Alice’s liver wasn’t really functioning anymore. Our thoughts are with Alice for a speedy recovery!
• Thumbs up to the Yuma Territorial Prison, which was recently voted as the “Best Haunted Destination” in the nation by readers of USA Today!
• Thumbs down to phone scams, once again. This time, scammers are pretending to work for Helping Hands of Yuma, and asking for Social Security numbers. Don’t fall for it, folks. Never give out your Social Security number over the phone, and if you get such a call, report it to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office or the Yuma Police Department.
• Thumbs down to the ongoing violence in San Luis Rio Colorado, Son. What’s going on down there, and when will it stop?
• Thumbs down to North Korea, which launched two projectiles toward the sea this week, hours after offering to resume talks with the U.S., the Associated Press reports. These launches are concerning.
Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down are compiled by the Yuma Sun editorial board, based on recent events, happenings and activities around Yuma County and the nation, and will appear on Fridays in the Yuma Sun.