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Tim Huffman To Be Honored During Football Game


The Arizona Highway Patrol Association and Arizona State University will remember fallen hero Department of Public Safety Officer Tim Huffman during the school’s football game Saturday. Law enforcement will celebrate the life of the 14 year veteran that was killed in the line of duty after a traffic collision near Wellton on May 6th. During the game, public safety personnel ... Read More »

Gas Prices Rise Slightly At The Pump


For the first time in seven weeks, gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are up slightly. Officials with AAA Arizona says the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.39 a gallon. That is an increase of less than a penny from last week. This week's national average is at $3.55 per gallon, down by almost four-cents ... Read More »

Depression Awareness


Awareness and education is the focus of National Suicide Prevention Week in Arizona and across the United States. Lisa Brattain with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says recognizing and treating depression are major steps toward preventing suicides. The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show suicide rates have been on an upward trend since 1999. ... Read More »

Supreme Court To Rule On Nominating Process For Appeals Court Judges


The Arizona Supreme Court is expected to rule today on a suit challenging a new state law changing the nominating process for appeals court judges. The lawsuit alleges the law is unconstitutional because it effectively changes part of the Arizona Constitution without voter approval. It was filed on behalf of members of a state judicial nominating commission. Attorneys for the ... Read More »

Airport Hangar Dedication


A $9 million hangar was dedicated to the memory of the nation’s first World War Two Flying Ace Joe Foss on Wednesday. The dedication fell on what has been called Patriot’s Day since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Dylan Dalzotto with the Joe Foss Institute says it is fitting to honor Foss. The Yuma International Airport's Defense Contractor Complex is ... Read More »

New Construction In Keystone Industrial Park


Imperial County Supervisors held a public hearing this week to consider several resolutions that would allow a project at the Keystone Industrial Park to move forward. Construction is to take place on 110 acres in the Keystone Industrial Park, between Highway 86 and Highway 111. Officials with the project said up to 800 people will work on the construction project ... Read More »

September 11th Fire Station Dedication


A piece of New York City and the memory of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 will live on in Yuma. On Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of those attacks, a dedication ceremony was held at the number one station of the Yuma Fire Department. The City of Yuma unveiled a memorial that includes an I-beam recovered from the Twin Towers. The ... Read More »

Annual Kids Day


One of the biggest opportunities of the year for residents to try out much of what Yuma Parks and Recreation has to offer is this Saturday. Yuma Parks and Recreation and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Yuma are once again teaming up to host "Day For Kids – Come Out and Play" at the Valley Aquatic Center ... Read More »

Student Funding Cuts


Since the recession began, only Oklahoma and Alabama have beaten Arizona when it comes to K-12 per student funding cuts, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The ranking comes in spite of a recent $82 million dollar increase in state schools funding, according to Dana Naimark of Children’s Action Alliance. She says lawmakers ... Read More »

Clean Up Effort This Saturday


The Arizona Game and Fish Department is organizing a cleanup effort Saturday morning that targets farm fields used bydovehunters. The staging area is the parking lot at Sprague's Sporting Goods on 32nd Street. You are asked to bring sunscreen, hats, gloves, and a vehicle to transport, shells, ammo boxes and other trash back to Sprague's, where there will be a ... Read More »

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