Yuma second in nation for mobile homes
According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, 29 percent of housing units in the Yuma metro area are mobile homes.
Sunday May 19
Customs officers seize $699,000 in drugs
A U.S. citizen residing in Mexico and a Somerton man were arrested after allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine and about 34 pounds of cocaine through the San Luis Port of Entry during two separate incidents Wednesday and Thursday.
Sunday May 19
Somerton voters to elect new council members
Somerton voters on Tuesday will elect two new city council members and decide whether to place a limit on annual increases in the city budget.
Sun May 12, 2013
Somerton to use grant for Spring Street
The entire portion of a $350,000 federal grant the city will receive this year will be used to complete a street construction project in one of Somerton's oldest parts.
Thu May 09, 2013
Award-winning teacher puts kindness in focus
Melissa Miranda, seventh-grade special education teacher at Somerton Middle School, is the fifth and final recipient of the Teacher Appreciation Award from the KIDS CuddleKit Closet project and the Yuma Sun.
Mother's Day comes around twice along the border
No matter that their mother passed away 20 years ago, Frances Murrietta and her siblings gather at her graveside in San Luis Rio Colorado, Son., every Mother's Day to honor her.
Sun May 05, 2013
YCIPTA budget talks lead to discussion of sign, fuel concerns
Yuma County $154,960 City of Yuma $200,000 City of Somerton $29,919 Town of Wellton $14,499 City of San Luis $70,573 Cocopah Tribe $38,898 Quechan Tribe $5,757 Northern Arizona University $5,000 Arizona Western College $100,000 TOTAL $619,606 In a review of the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, a transit authority member expressed ... (more)
Supervisors to get peek at proposed budget
It's time to get a peek at Yuma County's proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
Sat May 04, 2013
Crop dusting helicopter crashes near Somerton
A Yuma pilot was uninjured after the crop-dusting helicopter he was flying crashed into the ground near Somerton early Saturday morning.
Fri May 03, 2013
Event encourages women to make their health a priority
Women are often the caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses, children and parents before their own.
South county businesses, organizations honored as best in reader poll
It used to be that people living in south Yuma County drove Yuma to do their shopping and dining out.
Wed May 01, 2013
Three local soldiers returning from Qatar deployment
Seventy soldiers of the Phoenix-based Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 850th Military Police Battalion of the Arizona Army National Guard will return to Arizona on Thursday from their deployment to Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Yumaa s Morris goes to the ball and victory lane, all in the same night
When Miles Morris arrived at Cocopah Speedway Saturday night, he wasn't dressed to go racing.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Filling food backpacks is weekly class project
Every Thursday like clockwork, a class of students from Yuma Lutheran School skips lunch and recess to volunteer at the Yuma Community Food Bank.
Weeklong campaign takes breast cancer awareness to heart
Take it to heart. When the subject turns to the risk of breast cancer, Campesinos Sin Fronteras wants women in south Yuma County to do exactly that.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Former city employee to receive probation in theft case
A former grounds maintenance supervisor who stole fuel and lawn and garden supplies from the city of Yuma will receive probation instead of prison under the terms of a plea agreement.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
San Luis library to celebrate children, child literacy
The Foothills Library, 13226 E. South Frontage Road, will host games and provide candy and prizes for youngsters from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Special education's Jarrod Norris is Teacher of Year
The Yuma County Teacher of the Year for 2013 is Jarrod Norris, a special education extensive support self-contained teacher at G.W. Carver Elementary.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
Remodeling improves security, functionality of Somerton Municipal Court
For Judge Manuel Figueroa, the remodeling of the Somerton Municipal Court couldn't come too soon.