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  1. Somerton land purchase on YUHSD agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Yuma Sun

    The purchase agreement for the land for a new high school in Somerton might be approved at a special meeting of the Yuma Union High School District governing board Tuesday. The board will meet at 11 a.m. at Yuma High School, 400 S. 6th Ave., in room A202 on the second floor.

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

    Wednesday | 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.

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  3. Child hurt, extradited from vehicle after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Yuma Sun

    ... on the southwest side of the intersection. The Ford Windstar was being driven by 26-year-old Denise Valenzuela, of Somerton, There were three juveniles and one other adult female occupant in the vehicle as well. The Nissan Pathfinder was being ...

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  4. Election officials offer improvement plan to address past issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Yuma Sun

    ... and streamlined voting process. Listed among the recommendations, Poquette said that a vote-by-mail assessment for Somerton had been completed. As a result, Yuma County will conduct an all-mail election for the city on Nov. 7. Early ballots will be ...

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  5. San Luis CBP officers seize $136K in methRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 17 | Yuma Sun

    ... of meth, worth almost $135,000. Then on Saturday. officers referred a 43-year old Mexican man, who was living in Somerton as a legal permanent resident, for further questioning when he attempted to enter the country through the port's pedestrian ...

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  6. San Luis CBP Officers Seize $136K in MethamphetamineRead the original story

    Monday Jul 17 | PressReleasePoint

    ... nearly 45 pounds of meth worth almost $135,000. Officers on Saturday referred a 43-year old Mexican man, living in Somerton, Arizona as a legal permanent resident, for further questioning when he attempted to enter through the Port's pedestrian ...

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  7. State Police Arrest Four Men and Seize $9.6 Million Worth of HeroinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 5 | New Jersey State Police

    North Bergen Township, N.J . - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Jesus Carrillo-Pineda, 30, of Sierra Mojada, Coahulia, Mexico, Daniel Vasquez, 27, Jesus Yanez-Martinez, 21, both of Somerton, A.Z., and Omar Rodriguez, 37, of Willingboro, N.J. The arrests resulted in the seizure of 120 kilograms of heroin.

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  8. Public info campaign alerts residents to risks of ZikaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | Yuma Sun

    ... to the virus -- about how to avoid Zika. But while the harvest season is over, the campaign is continuing, with the Somerton-based social service agency continuing to provide information to the public about how to avoid the virus. "What we're ...

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  9. San Luis needs to resolve police chief concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 2 | Yuma Sun

    ... an interview that the police department was understaffed and that the same problem has been experienced in Yuma and Somerton. The merchants probably aren't worried about what's happening Yuma. And they may care about understaffing in the police ...

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  10. Club gives out $30K in scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 2 | Yuma Sun

    Navarro was one of 15 students in the area who recently received $2,000 scholarships from El Diablito Club to attend Arizona State University. The club is made up of Yuma-area residents who are ASU alumni, and the $30,000 in total scholarship funds represented the proceeds from the Somerton Tamale Festival that the club hosts each year.

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  11. The Fourth: Area cities plan celebrations to mark Independence DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 2 | Yuma Sun

    ... in a water balloon challenge that's likely to leave their parents drenched. When it comes to water balloons, Somerton is not to be outdone. For the sixth consecutive year, organizers will stage a mass water balloon fight as part of the city's ...

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  12. YMPO board OKs transportation, air quality plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 1 | Yuma Sun

    ... ermine how federal highway dollars are spent, along with other regional tasks. Yuma County, City of Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, Wellton and the Cocopah Indian Tribe are represented on the executive board.

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  13. Fireworks best left to expertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 30 | Yuma Sun

    ... offers several fireworks shows on Tuesday, including ones at Desert Sun Stadium by the city of Yuma, the city of Somerton's show at Council Park, the city of San Luis, Cocopah Casino and Cocopah Speedway, while Paradise Casino will host fireworks a ...

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  14. San Luis robberies prompt call for action from mayor, city councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 29 | Yuma Sun

    ... added that armed robberies of businesses is not a problem limited to San Luis. "It's something that is happening in Somerton, in Yuma, throughout the region. Responding to Lara's assertions, Sanchez said he was unaware of officers being away the ...

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  15. Somerton man charged in indecent exposure incidents with minorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 28 | Yuma Sun

    A 45-year-old Somerton man is facing 12 felony offenses for allegedly performing sexual acts on himself in front of three underage females, and sexually assaulting a 6-year-old child in a separate incident. Jose Luis Ibarra is currently being held in the Yuma County jail on a $200,000 cash-only bond.

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  16. Green side upRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | Yuma Sun

    A worker with JSA Landscaping gives directions to a Sellers Crane Service operator as the crane moves a giant palm tree into position for planting along the driveway to the new Regional Center for Border Health, Somerton Walk-In Clinic & College of Heart under construction at 241 Main Street in Somerton. Yuma Valley Contractors is the contractor for the project, financed by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

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  17. Youth leadership program begins in San LuisRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 24 | Yuma Sun

    ... to refine leadership qualities. This is the third year the free program has been offered by Campesinos, a Somerton-based nonprofit organization that provides health and other social services to primarily south Yuma County residents. Beginning this ...

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  18. Somerton woman dies of injuries suffered in car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | Yuma Sun

    A 55-year-old Somerton died from the injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle head-on collision in the 14300 block of South Somerton Avenue on Tuesday. A 55-year-old Somerton died from the injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle head-on collision in the 14300 block of South Somerton Avenue on Tuesday.

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  19. Woman taken to YRMC in critical condition after accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    A woman was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained during a collision in the area of Somerton Avenue and County 141 4 on Tuesday. A Ford Ranger and a Toyota Camry were damaged in the accident.

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  20. YUHSD celebrates building projects: Offices, school on the wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... Townsend in prepared remarks for the groundbreaking ceremony. More than 30 community representatives from San Luis, Somerton, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, the city of Yuma and others were on hand to break ground on the $15.5 million project, which ...

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