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  1. AWC springing into South CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 1 | Yuma Sun

    The expected population growth for Somerton and San Luis is 20 percent for Somerton and nearly 40 percent for San Luis by 2020, said AWC's Associate Dean for South County Susanna Zambrano in a recent presentation to the college's governing board. "That's great, but the even better news about that is that the state of Arizona has a 28 percent underage population under the age of 18," she continued.

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  2. Cocopah Speedway: Title contenders have point leads, but no winsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 31 | Yuma Sun

    ... Division feature event win on March 18. And fans will be watching to see if 54-year-old Francisco Cordova, from Somerton, will be able to make it two wins in a row in the IMCA Hobby Stock Division. Cordova, it has been noted, is racing after ...

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  3. Driver arrested in fatal crash, alcohol may be a factorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 31 | Yuma Sun

    According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, a 49-year-old Yuma man involved in a collision early Friday morning that killed another driver has been arrested for 2nd-degree murder. At approximately 3:10 a.m., the sheriff's office received a report of a vehicle collision in the area of County 14th Street and Avenue G, near Somerton, and deputies responded to the area.

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  4. Zambrano now associate dean for AWC in south countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 26 | Yuma Sun

    Increasing the number of degree programs in San Luis and Somerton and involving the college and its students in community affairs in those cities are among the goals of Susannah Zambrano, the newly named head of Arizona Western College's services in south Yuma County. The college announced recently that Zambrano had been chosen over among two other finalists for the post of associate dean of educational services in the south county.

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  5. Residents breed, train bulls for rodeo eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 26 | Yuma Sun

    Rob Bache, owner of Bache Land and Cattle near Somerton, selectively breeds his bulls to maximize performance at professional bull riding events. Cowboys who ride the bulls at rodeo and professional bull riding events spend much of their youth training for these activities that attract big audiences.

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  6. Somerton/Cocopah firefighters rescue woman from pickup truck in canalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Somerton/Cocopah firefighters rescued a woman from a pickup truck that crashed into a canal along County 15th and Avenue C filled with water Thursday afternoon. Somerton/Cocopah firefighters rescued a woman from a pickup truck that crashed into a canal along County 15th and Avenue C filled with water Thursday afternoon.

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  7. Somerton students to bid farewell to classmate ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Students at Somerton's Valle del Encanto Learning Center will say a final farewell today to classmate Jonathan Briceno-Herrera. The six-year-old died March 12 at Phoenix Children's Hospital after an illness.

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  8. Schools spring into tests: AIMS, AzMERIT get underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... in the test window, but in a way they can get all the grade levels done with make ups at the end," explained Somerton School District Superintendent Laura Noel. For students who will be taking the test on their device at school, practicing at home ...

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  9. Cocopah Speedway sees milestones for two drivers separated by 35 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... feature event of her career. It was also the first time a woman had ever won a Modified feature event at the Somerton oval. Mari finished second to Foley in the feature event. Yuma drivers Joe Haines (17Z) and Manny Baldivez race close for the lead ...

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  10. Editor's Notebook: Trump's budget proposal would impact YumaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... have been used in a variety of local projects, such as building self-help homes in Wellton, rebuilding roads in Somerton and rehabilitating homes in the county's colonia areas, according to Yuma Sun file reports. In fact, the City of Yuma notes that ...

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  11. Building boom: Recent activity seems to bode well for Yuma's economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... same time, the designing, planning and estimating of future projects continues, among them construction of a new Somerton High School, a new building for Vista and the replacement of the YUHSD administrative offices. Elsewhere, a new office building ...

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  12. Reliving Selena: Area tribute band invited to Chicago to perform at halftime of NBA gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... sings in Coachella, Calif., during a performance of Los Chicos del 512, a tribute band to Selena y Los Dinos. SOMERTON - What started out as a gathering of musicians from this city and San Luis, Arizona, turned into Los Chicos del 512, a group that ...

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  13. Concerns over school accountability grades voiced at meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... get them in a room and do that in one day. So one day at work is worth .3. A whole year's worth of work is .25." Somerton School District Superintendent Laura Noel, who has worked in Wellton in the same position, noted that creating competition ...

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  14. Wellton to start low-income housing projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    The town of Wellton is looking for 10 low-income Yuma County families willing to build about 65 percent of a new home for themselves in the community. Wellton Grants Coordinator Yolanda Galindo-Morales said the Town Council approved its Community Development Block Grant applications for the year when it met Tuesday, including $410,410 to buy land and build infrastructure for 10 new houses, to be built next to the Wellton Branch Library in a partnership with Housing America, a Somerton-based affordable housing agency.

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  15. Report: Arizona school districts spending less in the classroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... administrative position averaged 51. Transportation costs were "very high," but the district buses students from Somerton and other outlying areas. A high school for Somerton is slated to open within the next five years. Chief Financial Officer ...

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  16. Life in the slow lane: Beshears, Hunt pull out wins at Cocopah SpeedwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... followed Beshears to the checkered flag, Yuma's Scott Jeffery ran third, Yuma's Brent Wofford was fourth and Somerton's Francisco Cordova rounded out the top five. He dedicated the win to the late Gordie Rivera, who passed away recently. The entire ...

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  17. Accused Gila Ridge teacher may be dismissed soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    A Gila Ridge High School teacher accused of taking a minor across state lines for alleged sexual activity could be dismissed by the Yuma Union High School District governing board at its meeting Wednesday evening. Former track coach John Rodenburg made an initial appearance in Somerton-San Luis Justice Court Friday morning via closed-circuit television.

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  18. Arizona classroom spending hits new lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... the overall percentage of their resources qualifying as 'dollars in the classroom,'" Sheldahl noted. Voters in the Somerton School District approved a District Additional Assistance budget override in the November election. Other school districts in ...

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  19. Somerton gets more funding for public walking pathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    Another piece has fallen into place in plans to connect all parts of Somerton through a series of asphalt walking paths that can used by residents looking for exercise. The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization's executive board recently voted to assign $227,550 in federal transportation funds to help pay for an "andador," or walking path, on the city's west side.

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  20. Board of Supervisors to vote on Highway 95 workRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2017 | Yuma Sun

    ... Cactus Asphalt. A double chip seal surface will be applied to the segment, which runs between the west edge of Somerton and northern edge of San Luis. The meeting will begin 9 a.m. Monday in the Board of Supervisors' auditorium, 198 S. Main St., ...

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