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Arizona Western College Foundation Preparing To Award Scholarships To Students


Arizona Western College Foundation is preparing to award thousands of dollars to students. It is once again time for scholarships. Scholarships are available for qualifying current and future Arizona Western College students, most ranging between $500 and $1000. The process is easy. If you are interested in learning more about scholarships and requirements, and for an application, please visit the Arizona Western College Foundation website

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Arizona Western College To Host 2014 Southwest Agricultural Summit


Arizona Western College is hosting the 2014 Southwest Ag Summit.  The Eighth annual summit will be held at AWC’s Main Campus today (Wednesday 26) and Thursday (27).
Events kickoff at 7am with registration and field demonstrations at the AWC Agricultural Sciences Land Laboratory. The summit is two days packed of agriculture educational experiences hosted by Fresh Vegetable Association, Arizona Western College Foundation,
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, and the Yuma County Farm Bureau. 
The summit provides an opportunity for participants to network, attend breakout forums, participate in panel discussions, a Read More »

Police Capture Stray Goat On Roadway


Police say they have a Barbados “kid” goat in their possession. On Monday Yuma County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Foothills Boulevard and East 41st Place after receiving a report of a stray goat in the roadway. The animal was located and appears to be a Barbados “kid” goat.
The animal is currently under the care of the sheriff’s office. If unclaimed, the animal will be turned over to the Arizona State Livestock Officer in seven days.

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San Pasquale Schools To Hold Wellness Fair


San Pasquale Schools will hold a Wellness Fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair will focus on eating healthy, preventative health care and a person’s overall health.
The fair will be held at the San Pasquale Middle School playground from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

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Governor Brewer To Hold Meeting Over Rights Bill


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will hold a series of private meetings with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder says the governor will spend today gathering information about Senate Bill 1062 as she considers signing it into law or a veto. She has until Saturday to act.
The governor returned from five days in Washington DC
Tuesday. The state became embroiled in a national debate over religious and gay rights in her absence. The bill allows business owners to cite sincerely held religious beliefs to fend off discrimination lawsuits. Some Republican se Read More »

Bill To Arm Arizona Teachers Set For Panel Vote


An Arizona House committee is set to vote on a bill allowing classroom teachers to carry guns. House Bill 2412 would allow school districts to authorize an unlimited number of teachers and other staff to be armed. They must complete 24 hours of training from approved instructors and yearly re-training. The sessions include handling and storage of weapons, scenario-based training and familiarization with what police call "active shooter response." The Committee on Appropriations will consider the bill today.
Supporters say the legislation would protect children and staff in the event of a mass shooting. Bill sponsor Representative David Stevens of Sierra Vista introduced a si Read More »

Bill Would Impose New Pulic Records Fee


The sponsor of an Arizona bill that would impose new fees for access to public records says he wants to combat abuse of the system. Republican Representative David Stevens of Sierra Vista held a public meeting to discuss his bill on Tuesday. He said the system is sometimes abused with burdensome requests that require hours in costly manpower.
House Bill 2419 would allow public records custodians to charge $20 an hour for labor associated with retrieving public records only after the first four hours of labor. State law currently allows custodians to charge only for the cost of printing public records. Media organizations oppose the fee as a restriction on information the public already o Read More »

One Person Dead In Car Accident


One person was killed in an accident which occurred on Sunday night. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Alexis Duran of Somerton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident – at Avenue “D” and 19th Street. Robby Rodriguez of the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department tells us more.
Police say Duran and two others – identified as the driver 24-year-old Ruben Jacuinde of Somerton and another passenger, 18-year-old Fernando Gurrero of Somerton – were in a 2009 Chevrolet pickup, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, struck a utility pole and then overturned. The case remains under investiga Read More »

Deputies Investigating Shooting


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls in reference to shots fired in the 8100 block of South Pima Lane on Sunday night. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to witnesses on scene that saw a white sedan with two Hispanic males leave the area after the shots were heard.  Deputies located multiple shell casings on scene.  No injuries, damage or impact sites were located. The case remains under investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information concerning this investigation to call 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.

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Two People Appear In Court Accused Of Robbery


Two persons appeared in court on Monday. The pair are accused of the alleged robbery of the Chevron Convenience Store on West Eighth Street on Thursday. Our television partner KYMATV says prosecutors charged 25-year-old Joshua Edward Amador, and 22-year-old Dennis Jasper Valenzuela. In court, Valenzuela asked for a public defender, admitting he has never had a job in his life. Police say a clerk at the food mart says a man threatened him, adding he had two friends outside who would physically hurt him. Officials say the robber took off with cash. The state charged both with one count of aggravated robbery. Both will be back in court later this week for their preliminary hearings.

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