The Yuma Fire Department responded to reports of a townhome on fire in the 1300 block of Sunset Drive. Firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a residence at 1310 South Sunset Drive. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. Fire damage did not extend to adjoining townhomes. There was an adult and a toddler home at the time of the fire. Firefighters removed two cats from the home and gave them first aid. One cat succumbed to its injuries, but one regained consciousness and was taken to a local veterinarian where it is doing well. There were also three dogs, another cat, and a pet bird that were not injured in this fire. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen acciden Read More »
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The Yuma Fire Department received reports of a trailer fire Sunday afternoon in the 500 block of South 12th Avenue. Firefighters found a small travel trailer fully engulfed in fire in the rear of a residence at 572 South 12th Avenue. The fire was quickly extinguished without damage to the primary residence. There were no occupants home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The cause of this fire was undetermined due to the extent of the damage.Read More »
When someone mentions a heart attack, the vision that first comes to mind is often of a man grasping at his chest, but heart disease actually takes the lives of more women than men. To raise awareness of the prevalence, cardiologist Rawa Sarji at Sanford Health says it is time to "Go Red for Women.".
Friday is the American Heart Association's Tenth annual "Wear Red Day," when people are asked to don some red clothing to show support for women's heart health.
Arizona Western College’s 50th Anniversary Committee is proud to announce AWC and Northern Arizona University at Yuma are “bringing the party to Main Street.” AWC and NAU Yuma celebrates their golden and silver anniversaries at a block party on February 15th. The event is part of the larger three-day Yuma River Daze, a production of the City of Yuma/Heritage Festivals, and will feature food booths, a stage with entertainment, and activities for kids. There will be an art display of AWC Memorabilia, The Home Movies, booths promoting AWC programs departments and Clubs, performances from AWC students, faculty and staff, along with food vendors and pe Read More »
The Yuma County Board of Supervisors awarded a $1.2 million contract on Monday to reconstruct County 14th Street from Avenue “G” to Somerton Avenue. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Alliance Streetworks won the contract. The construction will consist of the installation of guardrails and the paving of the existing gravel surface. The board also approved to reduce the speed limit on County 19th Street near the intersection with Highway 95 from 50 mph to 40 mph.Read More »
A team assigned to review more than 6,500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials has assigned all of those cases to investigators. The final three cases are on Indian reservations and out of the state's jurisdiction. Those cases have been referred to tribal authorities. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd 2013 by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Monday. It said almost 6,000 children identified in the reports now have been seen and nearly 4,700 cases have had a response. Brewer removed the state's Child Protective Services department from its parent agency and set up a new cabinet-level depar Read More »
State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor Drops Her Bid For Democratic Party Nomination For Secretary Of State
State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor is dropping her bid for the Democratic party nomination for Secretary of State. Landrum Taylor formally announced she was running in December but dropped out Monday. She said she instead wants to focus on reforming the state's child welfare system. Landrum Taylor was the minority leader in the Senate before being ousted by fellow Democrats in favor of Senator Anna Tovar in October.
The announcement comes just days after former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said he would run for the office.
Members of the Yuma Fire Department responded to a house fire on North 12th Avenue on Sunday. Officials say the house suffered extensive damage. The American Red Cross is assisting the family. Four adults were displaced following the blaze.Read More »
United States Congressman Paul Gosar released the following statement after announcing his co-sponsorship Friday of the Stop This Overreaching Presidency Resolution. It would direct the House to institute legal action to require the President to comply with the law. He said quote – “The fact that we were forced to introduce legislation to judicially force the President to comply with the laws of the land is incredibly sad. One expects imperial behavior in countries ruled by dictators but not in the United States of America, which was once known worldwide as a beacon of freedom and hope. From President Obama’s capricious one-year delay in the ObamaCare employer mandate to his arbitrary Read More »
United States Representative Raul Grijalva talked about two key issues during a press conference at his district office in Somerton Saturday – unemployment benefits and raising the minimum wage to ten-ten an hour. Grijalva says federal unemployment benefits ran out on December 28th 2013 and he hopes to see those extended.
Grijalva says he wants economic change for Yuma County. He adds that he sees major growth potential in the transportation, manufacturing, and trade sectors.