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Board Of Supervisors Approves New Trucks For Sheriff’s Office

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of several vehicles for the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.  The Yuma Sun is reporting the county is opting to purchase the six Ford F-150 trucks from an out-of-town dealer in Phoenix. County Supervisor Russell McCloud said it bothers him that a local dealer was not used to purchase the ... Read More »

Family Seeks Adventure At National Parks This Summer

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It is not just a vacation – it is an adventure for one family traveling through the Four Corners states this week.  The family of Maite Arce has made it a mission to discover national parks and monuments this summer – and to encourage other Hispanic families to join them.   Along the way, Arce says she, her husband and ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Consider New Trucks For Sheriff’s Office

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am.  A request from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of several Ford F-150 pickups will be considered.  The six trucks from Chapman Ford are to cost no more than $175,000.  The meeting will be held at the county offices in downtown Yuma. Read More »

Weeklong Academy Prepares Yuma Teens For A Career In Law Enforcement

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office once again is hosting the Yuma County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy and are holding a seven-day program educating youth about the conduct needed and career opportunities with law enforcement.  30 are participating this year with representatives from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Yuma Police Department, the Somerton Police Department, the San Luis Police Department and ... Read More »

Investigation Continues In Officer Involved Shooting

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation of the shooting of 42-year-old Rafael Salas Adame last week.  Police say the weapon in Adame’s possession was a stolen firearm.  Deputies spotted Adame in a field along Avenue Seven-E and approached him on foot.  While approaching Adame, Deputies witnessed him pulling a handgun from his waist or pocket area and pointing ... Read More »

Ribbon Cutting To Celebrate Completion Of Avenue 3E Bridge Widening

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The widening of the Avenue 3E Bridge is complete and the Arizona Department of Transportation will celebrate by holding a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, one month ahead of schedule.  The event will be held at 9am.  Road crews will return in the next few weeks to mark permanent lines on the roadway. Read More »

Former Yuma Citizen Of The Year Remembered

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Former Citizen of the Year Frank Cooper has died.  The Yuma Sun reports the 98-year-old Cooper died Friday.  Frank and his wife – Patricia Cooper – were co-­named the Citizen of the Year in 2008 by the Yuma Sun.  Frank managed several different retail businesses in Yuma and then he and his second wife Patricia were very involved in community ... Read More »

Volunteers Receive Training To Help Monitor Arizona’s Wilderness

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The understaffed United States Forest Service is getting more help in monitoring more than one-million acres of Arizona wilderness.  Over the weekend, another 30 volunteers for the Arizona Wilderness Coalition stewardship program received training to begin monitoring ecological and recreational conditions in the state’s wild areas.   The Coalition’s Sam Frank says it is a chance for people to give ... Read More »

Arizona Failed To Use Available Federal Money To Help Struggling Homeowners

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Arizona has failed to pass along millions of dollars given to the state from Washington to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.  The Arizona Republic reports that Arizona spent only six-percent of $268-million allocated to help Arizona homeowners from mid-2011 through the end of 2012, despite being one of the states hit hardest by the housing bust. By comparison, the most ... Read More »

Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot Honored In Southern California Hometown

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One of the 19 firefighters killed when a windblown wildfire overcame them in Arizona has been eulogized in a memorial service in his Southern California hometown. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports about two-thousand people gathered in Hemet's Ramona Bowl to remember 30-year-old Chris MacKenzie.  He was one of the members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who were killed fighting a wildfire ... Read More »

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