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Sign Ups For Affordable Care Act Begin Next Week


The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, starts next week. The Arizona branch of Organizing for Action has kicked off a campaign to encourage enrollment and counter what they say is misinformation being spread about the health-care program. Emergency medicine specialist Doctor Nicholas Vasquez told a Phoenix event that Obamacare’s goal of insuring everyone is vital to ... Read More »

Yuma Private Industry Council And Goodwill To Hold Job Fair


A job fair is coming next week. The Yuma Private Industry Council is teaming up with Goodwill and several other agencies to try to help put people to work. Patrick Goetz of the Yuma Private Industry Council says there are workshops scheduled before the job fair. The Job fair will be held on October 2nd. For more information, you can ... Read More »

Arizona Legislature Wants To Block Use Of Congressional District Maps


The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature wants a federal court to immediately block use of congressional district maps created by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The Legislature – led by Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin – sued in June 2012. Their lawyers asked for a preliminary injunction in a filing Friday. They argue the U.S. Constitution gives state ... Read More »

Yavapai County Propose Border Zone Expansion


Some local government officials in Yavapai County pan a proposal to expand the zone in Arizona where visitors from Mexico can visit for shopping or other purposes for up to 30 days. Prescott area officials expressed opposition during a meeting of the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization. Maricopa Association of Governments Executive Director Dennis Smith told the Yavapai County group ... Read More »

Bomb Threat Hoax Backfires


Two persons trying to delay a hearing in Juvenile Court are going to end up having their own hearing after they allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center. Police say the threat was phoned in Friday morning alledgely by 33 year old Jose Zermeno and his wife, 29 year old Rosalinda Chavez. After the ... Read More »

Police Officer In Court For Sex Offenses


A Yuma Police Officer was in court Saturday – on the other side of the law.  25-year-old Ron Anton Ciancimino) was arrested last week along with 27-year-old Joshua Jonathan Alpizar for alleged sexual offenses involving a 16-year-old female. The allegations for each included luring a minor for sexual exploitation and sexual exploitation of a minor. The judge set Ciancimino's bail ... Read More »

Yuma Citrus Company Sold To California Group


A Yuma County citrus company has been sold to a California group.  The Yuma Sun reports that Associated Citrus Packers was recently sold to Limoneira Company, a 120-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California.  Limoneira acquired  Associated Citrus Packers for around $18.6 million.  ACP owned about 1300 acres of property in the Yuma area, comprised of approximately 950 acres ... Read More »

Bee Attacks Leave One Horse Dead


Authorities say one horse is dead and one Arizona woman is recovering following a bee attack.   The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the bees attacked the horse in Willcox on Sunday then turned their wrath on the woman when she tried to save the animal. Investigators- say the woman suffered more than 20 stings to the head. Police say ... Read More »

Amberly’s Place Holds Fundraiser


A huge fundraiser is set for next month for Amberly’s Place.  The Paint the Town Purple 5K run is scheduled to take place on October 12th.  Trevor Umphrees with Amberly’s Place says this is somewhat different than their typical fund raisers.   You can register online at or in person at the Amberly’s Place Thrift Shop at 812 South ... Read More »

Helicopter Crash Just North Of Phoenix


Authorities say two people may have been killed in a deadly helicopter crash north of Phoenix.   Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says that preliminary information shows that two people were on board at the time of the crash Saturday, but investigators are waiting on DNA and dental records before identifying them.   D'Evelyn says the crash site ... Read More »

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