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Y-CAT To Offer Free Bus Rides Tomorrow

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Yuma County Area Transit will offer free bus rides on Thursday.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the rides will be offered in order to give persons an opportunity to try out the newly restructured Y-CAT bus service.  The free rides will cover Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, the Foothills, Wellton, Gasden, the Cocopah Reservation, the Fort Yuma Reservation, Winterhaven and ... Read More »

Meeting To Discus Water Resources Scheduled For Sierra Vista

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Four Members of the Arizona House of Representatives will be visiting Sierra Vista to discuss statewide water issues - a meeting similar to the one held in Yuma on May 31st. The delegation, appointed by Republican Speaker of the House Andy Tobin is comprised of State Representatives Republican Brenda Barton, Republican Darin Mitchell, Republican Frank Pratt and Democrat Lisa Otondo.  In ... Read More »

Search For Missing Yuma Teen Continues After Questioning Person Of Interest

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The Yuma Police Department says they have questioned one person of interest in the case of a person missing for several months.  Police say 19-year-old Emily Lynn Hieber has not been seen since her disappearance in February.  Police were seeking Anita Smith.  They questioned Smith and have no further interest in speaking with her.  Police say the 19-year-old Hieber is ... Read More »

Man Arrested On Drug Charges After Trying To Evade Police On A Bicycle

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says an arrest was made Monday after the suspect tried to get away from officers on a bicycle.  Police say Joe A. Casanova was seen jumping a fence in the area of the 1000 block of West Third Street and was contacted by the Deputy due to his behavior.  He then was observed throwing an ... Read More »

Search Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Suspected Drug Dealers

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Multiple citizen complaints reporting activity consistent with narcotics activity led to a narcotics investigation at a residence at 147 North 15th Avenue in Yuma Monday morning.  A search warrant being served at the residence turned up over 86-grams of high quality marijuana, valued at $1,700 along with drug related items.  20-year-old Carlos Velez was arrested along with Stephanie Templin.  Both ... Read More »

$2 Million Budgeted To Help Salton Sea

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The Imperial Irrigation District along with other agencies is thrilled that $2 million has been budgeted to help the Salton Sea.  Now California Governor Jerry Brown must approve the budget.  The Salton Sea has been in trouble for decades and leaders are saying time is running out. This money for the feasibility funding is badly needed.  Our television partner KYMA-TV ... Read More »

Brewer Signs Law Expanding Medicaid To An Additional 300,000 Arizonans

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a law expanding the state's Medicaid program Monday following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.  Conservative Republicans in the Arizona House and Senate fought the proposal bitterly for months but the Legislature's Democrats and some Republicans teamed up to approve ... Read More »

Global Warming, A Matter Of National Security

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Global warming is turning up the heat on national security, according to the Pentagon.  Factors that military strategists now have to consider include global food and water scarcity. These can lead to populations migrating, with all the potential conflicts that could create.   Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, says preparing for climate ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approve Employee Pay Raises

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors voted to give raises to employees during their meeting on Monday.  The raises will be based on job performance and length of service.  Employees can see a pay raise increase as large as 5.06 percent, if they have been an employee for five years or longer.  The raises come as the 2014 budget was ... Read More »

Jaws Of Life Used To Free Passenger After Rollover Accident In San Luis

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San Luis Police Officers responded to an accident Friday morning a mile north of Tenth Avenue near Juan Sanchez Boulevard.  When officers arrived they found a 2001 Chevrolet pick-up upside down and one of the passengers trapped inside.  The driver and three other occupants were outside the truck – one of those lying on the ground and unable to move.  ... Read More »

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