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Public Transit Considering Taxes To Raise Funding


The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is considering a tax.  The authority, which operates Yuma County Area Transit, is looking for a one-tenth of a percent tax.  The Yuma Sun reports today that transit funding has been significantly reduced several times, dating back to 2002.  Due to fluctuations in funding, bus services may see radical changes from year to ... Read More »

Playground Closed For Maintenance


The City of Yuma says The Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground, located at the West Wetlands Park will be closed for maintenance starting today through Thursday.   The playground will reopen to the public on Friday. Open playground facilities close to this location include Gateway Park at Gila Street and First Street and Joe Henry Park at 23rd Avenue and ... Read More »

Prison On Lockdown After Fight Broke Out


An Arizona prison complex remains on lockdown after a fight broke out among 400 inmates.  State Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says the staff quickly stopped the fight that broke out Sunday morning at a minimum-security unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.  Lamoreaux says two staffers suffered minor injuries and 17 inmates were taken to area ... Read More »

AWC Basketball Season Over After Loss To Central AZ


The season is now over for the Arizona Western College men’s basketball team.  The Matadors were defeated Saturday by first seeded Central Arizona 78-to-67.  Marvin Whitt led the Matadors with 19 points.  AWC ends the season with an overall record of 25-and-seven, 19-and-three in conference play. Read More »

Cocopah Cup Takes Place This Weekend


The Cocopah Cup is this weekend – a part of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series.  The races start tonight and will continue through Saturday.  Three time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart is headlining this weekend’s races.  Race car driver Bryan Brown says there is no added pressure with Stewart coming. The races will be held tonight and Saturday.  Newstalk ... Read More »

Yuma Man Involved In Police Standoff Booked On Domestic Violence Charges


The Yuma Police Department says a man who barricaded himself in a residence on South Eleventh Avenue on Wednesday has now been charged.  37-year-old Jacson Williams was arrested following an over three-hour standoff.  Williams later came out of his apartment and was promptly arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault per domestic violence, Kidnapping per domestic violence and Sexual Assault per ... Read More »

Pentagon Lifts Restrictions On F-35s


The Pentagon has lifted a restriction keeping F-35’s grounded around the country – including at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.  A crack was discovered in a turbine blade while going through test flights last week at Edwards Air Force Base in California.  There was one test flight in Yuma the day before the Pentagon ordered all F-35’s grounded. ... Read More »

Midnight At The Oasis Kicks Off Today


Thousands are expected to converge on Yuma for the annual Midnight at the Oasis, starting today and continuing through Sunday.  The cruise through Yuma gets started at 4:30pm and several concerts are scheduled for both tonight and Saturday.  A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air will be raffled off on Sunday also and tickets will be for sale.  All the events are ... Read More »

AWC To Host Transfer Fair


Arizona Western College Transfer Services will host a Transfer Fair on Thursday from 10:30am to 1:30pm by the LR Fountain on the college's main campus on South Avenue Eight-E in Yuma.  Representatives from over 20 universities, including international universities will be on AWC's campus and will staff informational booths and answer questions about transfer options.   Food vendors will sell ... Read More »

Sequestration Cuts Could Suppress AZ Economic Recovery


Government officials and business leaders say federal budget cuts that could begin today would dampen Arizona's economic recovery.  Under the so-called sequestration, there could be furloughs or layoffs for Arizona's many defense workers.   College students could see fewer federal dollars. Patients might have less access to health care. At Grand Canyon National Park, officials say visitors could expect closed ... Read More »

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