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Yuma Star Tickets Go On Sale Today


Tickets for the Tenth Annual Yuma Star will go on sale today. El Dorado Broadcasters, including NewsTalk 560 KBLU and our sister stations Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI and Star 100.9, are hosting this year’s competition. The first round of competition is slated for November 13th and the second round will be held December 4th. Tickets are $6 for the ... Read More »

Woman In Hospital After Being Struck By Car While Crossing Steet


A 20 year old female was struck by a vehicle Monday as she was attempting to cross at Avenue 7½ E and 24th Street. Police say the unidentified woman was flown to a Phoenix hospital due to the extent of her injuries. The driver of the vehicle, an 18 year old, was cited for failing to yield. Witnesses told police ... Read More »

Man Charged With Robbing A CVS Store


Police say one person is in custody in connection with the robbery of CVS on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 28th Street. The incident occurred on Monday morning when 37 year old Mark Matthews allegedly walked into the store demanding money. The clerk left the area and Matthews walked behind the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash ... Read More »

Gosar Asks National Park Service Director To Use State Resources To Open Lees Ferry And Recreation Areas


 Over the last week, Representative Paul Gosar led the fight to open the national lands and parks in Arizona for residents and tourists. Last week, Rep. Gosar first took action by sending a letter to National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, asking the agency to consider the request of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to use state resources to ... Read More »

Grand Canyon Reopens For Seven Days


The Grand Canyon is welcoming tourists back after Arizona struck a deal with the federal government to reopen the national park. Crews began removing closure signs, opening restrooms and restocking Saturday morning. The first gate opened just before 6am. Arizona is paying the National Park Service $651,000 to keep the Grand Canyon open for seven days. The funding includes cash ... Read More »

Fire Breaks Out Near Gateway Park


Firefighters responded to a blaze near Gateway Park Friday evening. The Yuma Fire Department went to the scene to assist the Winterhaven Fire Department. During the blaze, YFD shut down the Ocean to Ocean bridge, because of the fire's proximity, but it was eventually re-opened. The California Highway Patrol website states the flames reached up to 40 feet in height. Read More »

Farm Bill Would Boost Rural Economies And Health


It is the peak of the farmers' market season in Arizona. Tiny federal programs for farmers’ markets could grow big results for the state's farmers, communities, seniors and low-income families – if Congress would pass a farm bill, according to Union of Concerned Scientists economist Jeff O’Hara. He says the programs give a surprisingly significant boost to rural economies, and ... Read More »

Yuma Family Pumpkin Patch Opens To The Public


The Yuma Family Pumpkin Patch is once again open to celebrate the fall season. It will be open weekends for the public and during the week, they will offer tours and activities for school children. It is a pirate and princess theme this year as the former director of the event Fran Sharples tells us.   The event runs through ... Read More »

Former Arizona Congresswoman Attends Gun Show


Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has made her first visit to a gun show since surviving a 2011 assassination attempt. Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, toured the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.   Giffords was there to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York. ... Read More »

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