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Comings and Goings: Couple opens Cake Shop LD

Thanks to Cesar Neyoy, reporter for our Spanish sister newspaper Bajo El Sol, I’ve learned the story behind a new bakery in Somerton. For years, Daniel Garcia and his wife, Liz Flores, dreamed of opening a business in what was then just a hobby. That dream is now a reality. On March 30, the couple o


Pet Talk: Meet Tie and Arlo

YUMA, Ariz. - For this week's Pet Talk, we meet a cat who is easy to love and a dog who just wants to run and play. Both pets are currently up for adoption at the Humane Society of Yuma.


Shop helps victims start new lives

A sign inside Amberly's Place Thrift Shoppe says it all: "Fight for the fairy tale. It does exist." When an abuse victim decides to leave a dangerous situation, many times they leave their homes with only the clothes on their backs. To start a new life, they need clothes, toiletries, household items


Mobile food court, company housing on P&Z agenda

The Yuma Planning and Zoning Commission will mull cases related to a catalytic converter recycling operation, a mobile food court, company housing and more during a meeting set to start at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1 City Plaza.


How dumb is Duncan Hunter? Don’t ask.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Vapeville) pretended to cross the Mexico border, and in the process got called out by his Democratic challenger, Ammar Campa-Najjar. Najjar said that if Hunter was crossing the border that it would be violating his parole.


City of Yuma Road Report: 4-21-19

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets. 1st Avenue is closed in all directions between 13th Street and 16th Street in the first phase of improvements to 1st Avenue between 16th Street and Orange Avenue. The project will include im


San Diego Marine pilots handicapped by tight airspace and ammo

A formerly secret, still redacted Pentagon audit has revealed key "capability and capacity gaps" at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma across the state line in Arizona, the top desert training ground for Marine fighter pilots based in San Diego.


Dropout prevention gives students reason to stay

Family problems, absences and poor grades can drive students to becoming a dropout. But what actually drives many teenagers to quit school, say experts, is a sense that nobody in the building cares about them—and it’s a belief that is often reinforced after they leave.


Yuma orchestras present classical music from all eras Saturday

Chris Wheeler describes his musical taste as “all over the place” with a playlist that goes from punk rock to Patsy Cline in two songs. "I’m just a fantastic fan of well-played music.”


Apprehensions continue to grow along southwest border

Apprehensions of migrant family groups along the U.S. Border Patrol's Yuma border with Mexico have increased a whopping 273% this fiscal year compared to this time last year. Since October 2018, more than 24,000 family units have been caught crossing the border in the Yuma sector, compared to the 6,


Solomon, Kings close out San Luis

Two days after needing only five innings to dispatch San Luis, the Kofa softball team found itself in a pressure-packed situation fairly late in Thursday’s rematch at Caballeros Field.


Cocopah Speedway to get into Easter spirit

Cocopah Speedway will host an Easter Egg Hunt tonight at the Somerton oval, and also throw in some dirt tracking racing. The program begins at 7 p.m. and will feature all three of the IMCA racing divisions — Modified, Northern Sport Mod and the Alexander Ford Hobby Stocks.


Outdoors Column: Just enough practice is never enough for a successful hunt

With our warm- to-hot weather just beginning, it’s time for anyone planning to take advantage of fall big game hunts to think seriously (me included) of getting in more than just enough practice with your chosen firearm or bow and arrow. Most hunters have found that enough practice is no joke! Pract


Wartburg College Choir to perform with Cibola choir in Yuma

Like so many travelers between the West Coast and Central Arizona, the Wartburg College Choir is making a stop in Yuma. It’s a fortuitous stop for lovers of fine music in the community because while here the choir will perform a concert.


Hearing delayed again in shooting case

A hearing Wednesday for the man who allegedly shot at three Yuma police officers while they were documenting graffiti on a wall had to be postponed for a second time because a settlement conference in the case has still not been held.


Warrant issued in officer assault case

A bench warrant was issued for one of the three suspects charged in connection to attacking two Yuma police officers earlier this year. The warrant was given when she failed to appear for a change of plea hearing Wednesday morning.


Yuma Police Chief Susan Smith takes the oath, accepts badge

Recently appointed Yuma Police Chief Susan Smith took her oath and was formally presented with her badge during the April 17 council meeting. Her husband John pinned it on her while her son Branden looked on. Presiding Municipal Judge James Coil administered the oath, noting that Smith had already b


AWC inducts '83 and '87 championship softball teams into their hall of fame

YUMA, Calif. - The Arizona Western College Lady Mats took the junior college sports world by storm in 1983 and '87. Led by Head Coach Charlie Dine, the Lady Mats with their dominant pitching won two titles in a span of four seasons.


YPD searching for missing boy

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department is looking for a boy who was last seen at C.W. McGraw School. Eight-year-old Adrian Jacob Almanza was last seen at around 3:40 p.m. Thursday, according to YPD.


GOP congressman climbs 'border' wall, doesn't actually make it to Mexico

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter is facing backlash for pretending to cross the U.S.-Mexico border — something his Democratic opponent says would have violated the terms of the congressman's parole stemming from federal charges of misusing campaign funds.