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Rest Area Along I-17 To Close For Renovations


A rest stop along Interstate-17 near Camp Verde will be closed while crews renovate the water system. The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed the McGuireville rest area on both sides of the interstate for 45 days.  Crews will be upgrading the restrooms, pump house and sewer lines, and drilling a new well.  The project began in early June but ... Read More »

Yuma PD Now Accepting Applications For Hispanic Citizens Police Academy


The Yuma Police Department is now accepting applications for their third Hispanic Citizens Police Academy.  The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Department.   The academy is eight weeks long and will give participants an opportunity to meet several officers who will be instructing various topics relating to police ... Read More »

Doctor Suggests Alternatives To Anti-Depression Medication


When it comes to dealing with depression, experts say people too often turn to prescription drugs as their first option.  Doctor Jim Gordon with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine says while anti-depressants do help some patients, they also have drawbacks.  Plus, he says there are lots of other options that should be considered first, such as getting active. Gordon says ... Read More »

Man Accused Of Threatening Anchorwomen Over Arias Trial Coverage


Authorities say they have arrested a New York man accused of making threats on Twitter against two Turner Broadcasting anchors who infuriated him with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial.  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says 48-year-old David Lee Simpson of Bath, New York was infatuated with Arias and became upset by two female anchors' comments.  Arpaio declined to ... Read More »

Shortage At Food Bank Spurs “Stock Our Shelves” Initiative


Visitors to the Yuma Community Food Bank this past week were not given any meat, bread, diapers or baby formula due to a serious shortage.  In response to the extreme shortage, the food bank has launched the S.O.S. or Stock Our Shelves initiative, and are encouraging private individuals, companies and organizations to immediately launch food drives.  YCFB hopes the initiative ... Read More »

San Luis Mayor Works To Keep SENTRI Lane Open 24 Hours A Day


A reserved car lane for motorists crossing into Mexico or the United States at the San Luis crossing may be open 24 hours a day before long.  The Yuma Sun says mayors in San Luis and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico want to see the SENTRI lane open 24 hours a day.  They are currently open from 6am to 10pm ... Read More »

West Nile Virus Found In Yuma County


The West Nile Virus has been found in Yuma County.  The Yuma Sun this weekend reported that four samples this month have tested positive.  The locations where the tests have come from include area swimming pools and along the Colorado River in the East Wetlands area.  West Nile Virus has been in the area since 2003.  The best way to ... Read More »

Prescott Company Faces Fine For Lacking Air Quality Permit


State authorities say a wafer reclaim services company faces a $120,000 fine for not having an air quality permit at its Prescott facility.  Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials on Friday announced the civil penalties against Pure Wafer Incorporated.  During an inspection last year, ADEQ staff reported seeing an emission from the onsite stack that was determined to be hydrogen fluoride.  ... Read More »

Insurance Data Suggests Climate Change Is Costing Arizona


How much is damaging weather due to climate change costing Arizona?  A look at insurance data suggests it is more than a billion dollars a year and rising.   Opponents of clean-air limits on carbon pollution say the new rules will hurt the coal industry and raise the price of electricity.  But an analysis of insurance claims says bad weather ... Read More »

Friends And Family Gather To Honor Fallen Firefighter Joe Thurston


Firefighters and residents gathered with family and friends in Cedar City, Utah, to honor Joe Thurston, who was among 19 firefighters killed while battling the Yarnell Hill fire last month.   Saturday's event featured speakers who shared memories of the 32-year-old Cedar City native, who died while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire along with other members of the Granite Mountain ... Read More »

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