Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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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 »

Three-Year-Old Drowns In Backyard Pool

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A child died after an apparent drowning.  The Yuma Fire Department responded to a home in the 1100 block of Brahma Lane Wednesday after receiving a report of a three-year-old child who was unresponsive after being found in a backyard pool.  The child may have been underwater for up to ten minutes.  He was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center ... Read More »

Marine Attack Squadron Deactivated After 69 Years

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The Marine Attack Squadron 513 is no longer around.  On Thursday members of the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma met one last time.  Captain Tommy Ragsdale was a part of 513 for a major part of its 69 years in existence – including the Korean conflict. An open house was held at the Marine Air Corps Station in Yuma. Read More »

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