A new flexible art program is open for free this semester to area veterans at the main Arizona Western College campus. The collaboration between the college and Yuma Fine Arts, with support from a private donor, makes it possible for vets and family members to explore their creativity through ceramics in a supportive, small-group format. Professor Steven Dilley, who joined the AWC faculty in August 2013, first created the project at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California before bringing it to Yuma. The classes will meet Tuesday evenings from 6pm-to-9pm in the Ceramics Lab. The free program is considered a bridge to academic success, especially for those who are not yet ready to Read More »
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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized $236,000 worth of marijuana and arrested seven men in three separate incidents Tuesday near Wellton.
Agents patrolling in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge apprehended four Mexican nationals who had entered the U.S. illegally and were walking north near the Camino Del Diablo. Agents then back-tracked the group’s footprints and found four bundles of marijuana. The marijuana had a combined weight of 197 pounds, worth an estimated $98,000. The men and marijuana were turned over to the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force.
In another incident, agents on patrol in the same area ar Read More »
The Yuma Police Department says one person is in custody on Attempted Murder charges after a shooting incident on Wednesday morning. Police say they responded to a report of a disturbance involving a gun in the 1300 block of West Eighth Place. Officers discovered a 46-year-old male with gun shot wounds to the foot. He was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment. The suspect was identified as 22 year-old Marco Navarrete and was arrested. He was booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center for an Attempted Murder charge. The victim has been treated and released from the hospital. Cruz Vidal from the Yuma Police Department says they are looking into the cause of the incident.
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United States Congressman Paul Gosar Wednesday announced his co-sponsorship of the ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act, legislation that prevents taxpayer bailouts of health insurance companies. This legislation repeals the section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that grants the Secretary of Health and Human Services unilateral authority to establish a risk corridor program, which could result in taxpayer-funded bailouts of insurance companies. Gosar said quote – “No more taxpayer bailouts. Hardworking taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for ObamaCare’s failures. We simply can’t allow this Administration to pass bad policy and then bail itself out to Read More »
The city of San Luis’ Christmas Tree recycling program is underway through the month of January. The drop off site is at the Public Works Yard, located at 13211 North Fourth Avenue in San Luis. The yard will be open Mondays through Fridays from 7am to 3pm. Also, persons can drop off their trees at the Yuma County Landfill on South Avenue One-E. No artificial trees will be accepted, only natural trees. For more information about this program, call 928-341-8577.Read More »
Several members of AARP are offering their opinion on some of the new technologies being unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.
Mark Eisele was among those judging offerings in the product competition called the "50-Plus IT List." Eisele says it was an amazing experience to see firsthand the products geared toward people age 50 and older. He says a lot of the technology is focused on health and wellness.
According to AARP, baby boomers are spending more on technology than any other age group – exploring health and fitness innovations, home security and road safety applications, home entertainment, and more. Arizo Read More »
The Yuma City Council’s first 2014 meeting was held on Wednesday – new Mayor Doug Nicholls’ first meeting since being sworn in last week. He told our television partner KYMATV things went smoothly Wednesday night. He added he has several agenda items he wants to work to initiate.
The council’s next meeting, due to the holidays will be next Wednesday January 15th as the council gets back to a normal schedule.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords marked the third anniversary of being shot in the head at a political rally by skydiving Wednesday. Others gathered in Tucson for bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies to remember the six killed and 13 injured on January 8th 2011. Giffords made the tandem jump strapped to a professional skydiver. She waved and blew kisses to a crowd at a skydiving site between Phoenix and Tucson after successfully landing without injury. In Tucson, about 100 residents attended a ceremony outside the University of Arizona Medical Center, where the injured were treated. A bell was rung once for each victim. Other ceremonies and moments of sile Read More »
A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says they have now assigned nearly 55-hundred of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd 2013 by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Wednesday . It said nearly 2600 children identified in the reports now have been seen and more than 23-hundred cases have had a response. The team is led by the head of the state's Juvenile Corrections department, Charles Flanagan.Read More »
On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Greyhound bus station and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine. Border Patrol agents began questioning a suspicious occupant of an out-going bus, during a transportation check. During questioning, a 25-year-old female, United States citizen, became nervous and unable to answer the agent’s questions. The woman gave permission to search her luggage located in the overhead bin area and the search of her luggage revealed six plastic wrapped baton like objects. The items contained a substance later testing positive for methamphetamine. The woman was pla Read More »