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Silver Spur Radio Kicks Into Action


The 68th Annual Silver Spur Rodeo gets into high gear later today with the first round of rodeo action at the Yuma County Fairgrounds.  Yuma County Rodeo Queen Anna Tilou is wrapping up her reign this weekend presiding over the festivities.  She says it’s been an exciting year. Three contestants will compete for next year’s crown.  They will be chosen ... Read More »

Go Branding Seminar A Success


Several businesses were invited to take part in a free seminar held this past week by El Dorado Broadcasters.  The Go Branding Seminar was delivered by the Creative Reasoning Specialists.  Speaker Terry Bond tells us how branding can help a business grow and prosper, even in a tough economy. The seminar sessions were about an hour each and there were ... Read More »

Police Chief Pleased With Response To School Lockdown


Yuma Police Chief John Lekan is very happy with his department’s response to the recent lockdown at area schools.  Rancho Viejo Elementary and neighboring Salida Del Sol schools were placed in a forced lockdown Tuesday morning after a student reported to a teacher she thought she saw another student with a weapon.  After an extensive search and sweep of the ... Read More »

Cyclist Injured In Vehicle Collision


A man riding a bicycle in the foothills sustained serious injuries after he was hit by a car.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year-old Francis Alexander Johnston of British Columbia, Canada was riding a bicycle at Fortuna Road and 28th Street on Tuesday when he was hit by a vehicle, driven by 26-year-old Roxana Martinez of Yuma.  Police say Johnston ... Read More »

Redondo Days To Take Place On Madison Ave. Tomorrow


Redondo Days are set for Saturday in downtown Yuma on Madison Avenue.  Bruce Gwynn tells us about some of the events that will take place since the event has merged with another popular event. Redondo Days is taking place on Madison Avenue at the Sanguinetti House and Molina Block.  Funds raised will benefit the Yuma County Historical Society for revitalizing ... Read More »

Arizona Police On Alert After Former L.A. Police Officer Goes On Shooting Rampage


Arizona authorities say they have been alerted about the manhunt for a disgruntled former Los Angeles police officer wanted in a deadly shooting rampage.  Thousands of police officers throughout Southern California and neighboring states are searching for 33-year-old Christopher Dorner.  The hunt reportedly has spread to Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.  Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say an "attempt to ... Read More »

Geocachers Hope To Increase Interest In Their Hobby This Weekend


Over 1,000 persons are expected to converge on the area this weekend to help spread the word about Geocaching.  The South Western Arizona Geocachers will hold an event on Saturday at Gateway Park.  The hope by the group is to expand interest in this hobby.  People are urged to use their GPS devices to gain clues as to where 29 hiding ... Read More »

New Deputy Superintendent Hired For Grand Canyon National Park


Grand Canyon National Park has a new deputy superintendent.  Diane Chalfant has been hired for the job and is expected to start next month.  Chalfant is currently assigned as the NPS Deputy Associate Director of Interpretation and Education in the agency's Washington headquarters.  Chalfant is a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service.  She has previously worked in six national ... Read More »

Mayor’s Control Of City Council Meetings Questioned


The Yuma City Council talked for several minutes Wednesday about their reasoning behind wanting to move the public comment portion of the meeting to the end of the session from it’s current position earlier in the meeting schedule.  The reasons are mostly due to citizens talking out of turn to moving the meeting along in a more streamlined fashion.  Council ... Read More »

Two Suspects In Recent Burglaries Arrested


The Yuma Police Department says they have made arrests in cases involving several vehicle burglaries. 20-year-old Kenny Perez and 16-year-old Christian Gomez were arrested after police searched their residences and found a stolen firearm, a stolen shotgun and several other items which were reported missing in the last several weeks.  Police believe the pair is responsible for the rash of ... Read More »

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