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This Year’s Dry Winter Means Increased Wildfire Risk

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Two small wildfires in California's wine country this week could be a harbinger of a nasty summer fire season across the West.  Officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday a dry winter and predicted warming trend mean the potential for significant fire activity will be above normal in the West Coast states, the Southwest, and portions of Idaho ... Read More »

New Police Department Flooring On The Agenda For City Council Meeting Tonight

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The Yuma City Council will meet this evening at 5:30pm.  Items on the agenda include awarding bids for flooring in the Yuma Police Department offices.  The council estimates the cost to be $100,000.  The council will also consider an ordinance outlining what are proper fireworks that will be allowed to be used within the city limits.  Some public hearings are ... Read More »

Yuma Sun Sold To New Owner

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The Yuma Sun has been sold to a privately owned publisher of several daily and weekly newspapers in Rhode Island.  The deal was announced Tuesday.  Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers Incorporated, which is a part of Horizon Publications, is the buyer.  The Sun reported that it was purchased along with its sister property, the Porterville Recorder in Porterville, California from Freedom ... Read More »

Advocates Encourage Funding For Child Protective Services

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Arizona children’s advocates went to the State Capitol on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to fully fund Governor Jan Brewer’s $77 million budget request for Child Protective Services. The money would pay for additional CPS staff and childcare for abused and neglected children, among other things.   Already, Children’s Action Alliance President Dana Naimark says nearly half the cases assigned for investigation ... Read More »

Robbery Suspects Make Court Appearance

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Two persons who allegedly held up a man at a mobile home park earlier this week, appeared in court on Tuesday.  Jesus Rivas and Angel Estrada were ordered held on $500,000 bonds each for their role in an incident at the Desert Palms Mobile Home Park on West 28th Street Monday.  A third person was shot by the victim and ... Read More »

Brewer Vetoes Bill That Would Cut Fireworks Penalties

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill eliminating jail time for people convicted of improperly using legal fireworks primarily because it did not take into account different regional circumstances and local safety and fire concerns.  House Bill 2481 vetoed Tuesday would have cut the penalty from a misdemeanor that can net 30 days in jail and a $500 fine ... Read More »

Red Cross Seeks AmeriCorps Member To Help With Armed Forces Programs

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The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is seeking an AmeriCorps member to assist with its Service to the Armed Forces programs, impacting active military, veterans and their families across Arizona.   Responsibilities will include maintaining relationships with community and military partners, providing emergency communication and case management services, conducting SAF briefings, and volunteer recruitment, training and retention.  Application deadline ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends 14 Drug Smugglers

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Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested 14 and seized over a half-million dollars worth of marijuana Friday in two separate incidents.  A group of smugglers were found near the Gila Bend area with several backpacks filled with marijuana.  Ten of the arrests were from the first group.  Then, four more smugglers were found Friday night on the Cabeza ... Read More »

Man Shoots Brother In Turkey Hunting Accident Near Flagstaff

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Authorities are investigating a shooting involving two brothers who were turkey hunting southeast of Flagstaff. Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say the men from Surprise were pursuing and calling turkeys Saturday when one of the men fired his 12-gauge shotgun about 25 yards away from his sibling.  Authorities say the victim was sitting against a tree and wearing camouflage ... Read More »

NASA Renews Lease With Yuma International Airport

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NASA has renewed their lease with the Yuma International Airport and Monday conducted preparations for another parachute test drop.   Our television partner KYMA TV says NASA has a hangar at the Yuma International Airport and six months out of the year prepares for testing on their Orion parachute.   The NASA Capsule Parachute Assembly System Team prepared the parachute ... Read More »

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