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  1. 2 arrested in Gila Bend for allegedly faking armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 15 | Yuma Sun

    A fast-food restaurant worker in Gila Bend and her boyfriend have been arrested for allegedly faking an armed robbery so they could steal more than $22,000 in cash. Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say 24-year-old Ashley Stewart was booked into jail on suspicion of theft of controlled property and false reporting to law enforcement.


  2. Outdoors Column: Time to scout desert hunting areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Now that our weather has cooled a bit, it's a good time to get out to local desert areas or wherever you have applied and scout for the right place to be during December and January deer hunts. You need to learn as much as possible about the land you'll be hunting, making a topographical map, binoculars and GPS very good things to have along.


  3. Yuma Border patrol agents capture 20 suspected drug smugglersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents, assisted by an Air and Marine Operations aircrew, apprehended 11 men from Honduras, eight from Mexico, and one from Nicaragua, Tuesday night in the desert west of Gila Bend carrying more than 300 pounds of marijuana. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents, assisted by an Air and Marine Operations aircrew, apprehended 20 male illegal entrants with more than 300 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night.


  4. Cultural exchange: Denmark farming students learn about Yuma agricultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Here, the group poses for a photo with Wellton by Town Manager Larry Killman , Mayor of Wellton Cecilia McCollough , Agriculture instructor at Antelope High School Mike Jorajuria and FFA students from Antelope High School after having dinner at Chuck's Stage Stop Restaurant in Wellton. 17 students from Denmark stopped in Yuma earlier this month to learn about the area's farming practices.


  5. Yuma BP agents arrest 10, seize more than $208K in marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    After following footprints Tuesday night, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working the desert west of Gila Bend arrested nine suspected drug smugglers allegedly carrying makeshift backpacks filled with 400 pounds of marijuana. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine illegal entrants Tuesday night who were allegedly trying to smuggle more than 400 pounds of marijuana into the the country.


  6. Wellton Station Border Patrol arrests 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Wellton Station Border Patrol agents prevented a drug smuggling attempt Thursday morning when they arrested 10 illegal entrants near Gila Bend and seized more than 390 pounds of marijuana, which was estimated to be worth more than $135,000. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 10 suspected drug smugglers Thursday morning after finding approximately 40 pounds of marijuana in each of the backpacks they were carrying, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.


  7. YMPO pushes for widening part of U.S. 95Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization's executive board gave its approval Thursday to a prioritization of segments of U.S. 95 between Interstates 8 and 10 they want to see widened, as officials prepare their pitch for a state board meeting next month. For years Yuma leaders have longed for a four-lane connection between their section of I-8 and I-10 to the north, similar to State Route 95 between Gila Bend and Buckeye, to make travel across the desert easier for residents, commercial produce haulers and Yuma Proving Ground traffic.


  8. Yuma Ag & You: Focus needed on land restorationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Summer in Yuma is like a box of chocolates, we never know what we are going to get! Despite the heat, planting of fall vegetables is well underway. Cauliflower transplants are being watered and field preparation is proceeding rapidly.


  9. Ex-lawmaker facing possible campaign-finance funds repaymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    The director of the state's public campaign financing commission is recommending that a Democratic lawmaker who resigned last month be ordered to repay more than $17,000 he received to run his campaign last year. Clean Elections Commission Director Tom Collins is recommending the full commission order former Rep. Jesus Rubalcava to immediately repay the money at its meeting on Tuesday.


  10. Wellton and Tacna evolve but endureRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Tacna, located about 41 miles outside of Yuma, got its start in the 1870s. Presently it is a Census Designated Place with a population of about 602 people, according to the 2010 United States Census.


  11. Applications sought to fill Rubalcava's vacant House seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Maricopa County's Board of Supervisors is seeking applications to fill the Legislative District 4 seat in the state House of Representatives, vacated when Rep. Jesus Rubalcava resigned last month. To be eligible under state law for the seat, applicants must be registered voters from the same party as Rubalcava, be at least 25 years old, must have lived in Arizona for three years and Maricopa County for one year.


  12. YMPO sets its sights on Hwy. 95 wideningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    The executive board of the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization got its marching orders at its monthly meeting Thursday: Get ready to start asking the state to budget transportation dollars for widening Highway 95 from the edge of Yuma to Interstate 10 at Quartzsite. But first, "we'll be setting goals and objectives for the prioritization effort," said executive director Paul Ward.


  13. Mohawk Rest Area reopensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    The Mohawk Rest Area on Interstate 8, which has been mothballed for the last eight years, has reopened to drivers looking for a convenient place to stop off between Yuma and Gila Bend. The Arizona Department of Transportation has unveiled the rest stop after a $4.6 million overhaul to bring in all new facilities, including restrooms, plumbing, electrical systems and a new parking lot.


  14. Rep. Rubalcava to resignRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, D-Gila Bend, will resign from his seat effective July 28, according to letters he sent Wednesday to House Speaker J.D. Mesnard and to the state House of Representatives' Democratic caucus. He represents District 4, which includes the cities of San Luis and Somerton, the northwest side of Yuma and areas to the west of the city.


  15. 1 of 11 suspected border crossers found near Gila Bend diesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    One of 11 suspected border crossers who were rescued from a desert area near Gila Bend has died at a hospital, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Yuma office said a 17-year-old resident of Mexico was found unconscious and airlifted to a hospital in Goodyear along with two men who remain hospitalized.


  16. Border Patrol agents rescue 11 from desert, one of whom later diesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station rescued 11 suspected illegal entrants on Tuesday who were found dehydrated in the desert and in need of medical attention, including a 17-year-old male who later died. "This is an example of the commitment and dedication Border Patrol agents have in protecting the sanctity of human life," said Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Anthony J. Porvaznik.


  17. Audit puts Rep. Rubalcava in hot seatRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    An audit approved Thursday by the state Citizens Clean Elections Commission on Rep. Jesus Rubalcava's campaign committee found the Gila Bend Democrat did not return unused public campaign financing, didn't confine campaign transactions to a single bank account, and could not provide supporting documentation for expenditures from the account. The commission voted to accept the audit during a meeting in Phoenix after the findings were presented by an accounting firm and Rubalcava said he would not contest them.


  18. YPD honors Gila Bend man during ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    During a brief ceremony at Wednesday night's city council meeting, Yuma Police Chief John Lekan, publicly recognized William Kramer, of Gila Bend, for helping an officer during a struggle with a suspect last year. Yuma police officer Larissa Miranda, who he helped that day is also shown .


  19. Tax March kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday in YumaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, is scheduled to speak Saturday at Tax March Yuma, one of about 140 being planned nationwide to put pressure on President Trump to release his past tax returns, along with other issues. Grijalva, whose congressional district includes San Luis, Somerton and most of western Yuma, has been a vocal critic of Trump, and on Wednesday filed what's being called the first federal lawsuit against Trump's proposed border wall, along with environmentalist group the Center for Biological Diversity.


  20. Audit of first-term legislator's campaign finances underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    State officials are taking an in-depth look at a first-term southwestern Arizona legislator's campaign finances after a preliminary audit conducted on a random basis raised multiple questions about spending and accounting. The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is having an accounting firm conduct a comprehensive audit of the 2016 campaign finances of Democratic Rep. Jesus Rubalcava of Gila Bend.


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