The city of San Luis’ Christmas Tree recycling program is underway through the month of January. The drop off site is at the Public Works Yard, located at 13211 North Fourth Avenue in San Luis. The yard will be open Mondays through Fridays from 7am to 3pm. Also, persons can drop off their trees at the Yuma County Landfill on South Avenue One-E. No artificial trees will be accepted, only natural trees. For more information about this program, call 928-341-8577.Read More »
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Several members of AARP are offering their opinion on some of the new technologies being unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.
Mark Eisele was among those judging offerings in the product competition called the "50-Plus IT List." Eisele says it was an amazing experience to see firsthand the products geared toward people age 50 and older. He says a lot of the technology is focused on health and wellness.
According to AARP, baby boomers are spending more on technology than any other age group – exploring health and fitness innovations, home security and road safety applications, home entertainment, and more. Arizo Read More »
The Yuma City Council’s first 2014 meeting was held on Wednesday – new Mayor Doug Nicholls’ first meeting since being sworn in last week. He told our television partner KYMATV things went smoothly Wednesday night. He added he has several agenda items he wants to work to initiate.
The council’s next meeting, due to the holidays will be next Wednesday January 15th as the council gets back to a normal schedule.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords marked the third anniversary of being shot in the head at a political rally by skydiving Wednesday. Others gathered in Tucson for bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies to remember the six killed and 13 injured on January 8th 2011. Giffords made the tandem jump strapped to a professional skydiver. She waved and blew kisses to a crowd at a skydiving site between Phoenix and Tucson after successfully landing without injury. In Tucson, about 100 residents attended a ceremony outside the University of Arizona Medical Center, where the injured were treated. A bell was rung once for each victim. Other ceremonies and moments of sile Read More »
A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says they have now assigned nearly 55-hundred of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd 2013 by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Wednesday . It said nearly 2600 children identified in the reports now have been seen and more than 23-hundred cases have had a response. The team is led by the head of the state's Juvenile Corrections department, Charles Flanagan.Read More »
On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Greyhound bus station and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine. Border Patrol agents began questioning a suspicious occupant of an out-going bus, during a transportation check. During questioning, a 25-year-old female, United States citizen, became nervous and unable to answer the agent’s questions. The woman gave permission to search her luggage located in the overhead bin area and the search of her luggage revealed six plastic wrapped baton like objects. The items contained a substance later testing positive for methamphetamine. The woman was pla Read More »
Arizona's flu season is starting off slowly.
Department of Health Services Director Will Humble says Arizona is seeing an increase in the number of lab-confirmed flu cases but with 50-percent fewer cases than the department recorded last year at this time. Humble says three different strains of flu are circulating, including the one that caused the 2000 pandemic.
There may have been a crack in the case of a missing man for nearly a year. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the ongoing search of Laurence J. “Jack” Doering. The vehicle Doering was last known to be driving had been located in a desert area northwest of Parker, Arizona inside the state of California. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office recovered the vehicle, which had a flat tire and a dead battery, inside a wash. It is unknown how long the vehicle has been in the area, however police say it had extensive water damage.
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The Yuma City Council faces a light agenda for the first meeting of 2014 tonight. This will be the first meeting for Mayor Doug Nicholls and new council members William Craft, Gary Knight and Gary Wright. Mayor Nichols is happy to have a light agenda.
The agenda includes the appointment of a Deputy Mayor and several liquor license requests as well. The meeting starts tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.
Arizona's tourism economy could get a boost in the new year, courtesy of Tesla Motors. The maker of the popular electric vehicles has opened one of its supercharging stations at Quartzsite, with six more coming soon around the state.
Ray Hagerman with Four Corners Economic Development says Tesla strategically locates the stations in areas near amenities like restaurants and shopping centers. He says the idea is that Tesla owners will spend some money while waiting for their vehicles to charge.
Tesla supercharging stations will open in the next few months near Buckeye, Flagstaff, Gila Bend, Kingman, Winslow and Yuma, with two more Arizona stations pl Read More »