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City Recognizes Employee Excellence in Take Pride Awards

City of Yuma employees were recognized for providing exemplary customer service, workplace excellence, outstanding leadership, exceptional teamwork and above-the-call community involvement during the City's semi-annual Take Pride awards. Continued...08/28/2014

The Yuma Police Department Implements a New Automated Telephone Answering System

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the City of Yuma Police Department will implement a new automated telephone answering system for our non-emergency phone number, 928-373-4700. This service will be provided in English and Spanish. Continued...08/28/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on BBQ Grill Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday August 17, 2014 through Saturday August 23, 2014 and Tips on BBQ Grill Safety. Continued...08/27/2014

City Hall Closing, Trash Pickups Altered Around Labor Day

Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday, September 1, for Labor Day. Continued...08/25/2014

Improvements Coming to City's Online Bill Payment System

The City of Yuma wants to advise residents who currently use the automated phone system or City website to pay their city services bills that a new system being installed soon will require some downtime, plus require them to re-register. Continued...08/22/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for August 21, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for August 21, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Catalina Drive, 8th Avenue to 4th Avenue; Gila Ridge Road, Pacific to Avenue 3E; South Frontage Road – ADOT; City street maintenance; El Descanso area water services; and more. Continued...08/21/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of August 25, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of August 25, 2014 to August 31, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is All School Zones and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...08/21/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Water Recreation Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday August 10, 2014 through Saturday August 16, 2014 and Tips on Water Recreation Safety. Continued...08/20/2014

Fall & Winter Activities Guide Available Online!
Fall & Winter Activities Guide Available Online!

The Yuma Parks and Recreation Activities Guide is available online for your convenience. Just one click gets you a PDF, printable version of the 36-page Guide. Continued...08/20/2014

City Heritage Festivals Invites All to Celebrate the Heat Block Party

Celebrate the Heat is free for all ages, and will take place on Main Street in downtown Yuma from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014. Continued...08/19/2014

Yuma Civic Center to Serve as Voting Center During Primary Election
Yuma Civic Center to Serve as Voting Center During Primary Election

In order to better serve voters in the Yuma community, the Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, has been selected as one of two mega-voting centers for upcoming elections. Continued...08/18/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is All School Zones and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...08/18/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for August 14, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for August 14, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Catalina Drive, 8th Avenue to 4th Avenue; Gila Ridge Road, Pacific to Avenue 3E; South Frontage Road - ADOT: City street maintenance; and more. Continued...08/14/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips for Monsoon Season

Fire House Facts for Sunday August 3, 2014 through Saturday August 9, 2014 and Tips for Monsoon Season. Continued...08/13/2014

City Fills Two Senior Staff Positions With Heads of Fire, HR Departments

With Wednesday's announcement of a new chief of the Yuma Fire Department, the City of Yuma is back to having leadership positions filled for all its departments. Continued...08/07/2014

Fire House Facts and the ABC's of Drowning Prevention

Fire House Facts Sunday July 27, 2014 through Saturday August 2, 2014 and the ABC's of Drowing Prevention. Continued...08/07/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of August 11, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of August 11, 2014 to August 17, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is All School Zones and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...08/07/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for August 7, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for August 7, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Avenue 3E, County 14th Street; 21st Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues; South Frontage Road - ADOT; City street maintenance; and more. Continued...08/07/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of August 4, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of August 4, 2014 to August 10, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is Arizona Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...08/05/2014

Back to School Safety
Back to School Safety

The Yuma Police Department would like to provide the community with some back to school safety tips. Awareness and education can be used as tools to help keep children safe. Continued...08/04/2014

August  - Get in Gear, the Fall Season is Near! (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
August - Get in Gear, the Fall Season is Near! (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In August's newsletter, we feature an iconic art unveiling, a community food drive to benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank, recreational activities for everyone, and we catch up on the latest events and happenings from Yuma Parks & Recreation. Continued...08/01/2014

City, Krieger Settle Lawsuit
City, Krieger Settle Lawsuit

During a special meeting held noon Thursday, July 31 in Council Chambers at City Hall, the Yuma City Council voted unanimously to authorize a $40,000 settlement in the case of Alan L. Krieger v. City of Yuma, et al. Continued...07/31/2014

One of Two City Recycling Drop-off Sites to Close Friday
One of Two City Recycling Drop-off Sites to Close Friday

With the one-year anniversary approaching for curbside recycling at Yuma homes, the City of Yuma announces it is shutting down one of two sites that had been devoted to voluntary drop-offs of recyclable materials. Continued...07/31/2014

Paramedic Graduation Saturday July 26, 2014

On Saturday July 26, 2014, at the Arizona Western College Community Center, graduation ceremonies were held for those who successfully completed the AWC Paramedic Program. Continued...07/31/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for July 31, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for July 31, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: San Marcos Drive at Engler Avenue; 21st Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues; South Frontage Road; City street maintenance; Catalina Drive, 8th Ave to 4th Ave; and Redondo Center Drive. Continued...07/31/2014

Fire House Facts and Drowning Impact Awareness Month
Fire House Facts and Drowning Impact Awareness Month

Fire House Facts for Sunday July 20, 2014 through Saturday July 26, 2014 and August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month Continued...07/31/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for July 25, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for July 25, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: 8th Street, Orange to 6th Avenues (APS); 40th Street and Avenue 4E Intersection; 21st Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues; Avenue A, 24th Street (YRMC); South Frontage Road (ADOT); and more. Continued...07/25/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 28, 2014 to August 3, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 28, 2014 to August 3, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 16th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...07/25/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Water Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday July 13, 2014 through Saturday July 19, 2014 and Tips on Water Safety. Continued...07/23/2014

CIP News: Main Street Water Treatment Plant
CIP News: Main Street Water Treatment Plant

A 2000KW diesel generator and accompanying 4,000 gallon double wall diesel fuel tank were recently installed at the Main Street Water Treatment Facility. With a full tank, this new generator has the ability to run the facility for up to 3 days. Continued...07/18/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 21, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 21, 2014 to July 27, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 1st Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...07/18/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for July 17, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for July 17, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: 40th Street and Avenue 4E intersection four-way stop; Repair work scheduled on 24th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues; Traffic change near Avenue A and 24th Street; Avenue A, 24th Street - YRMC; and more Continued...07/17/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Kitchen Fires

Fire House Facts for Sunday July 6, 2014 through Saturday July 12, 2014 and Tips on Kitchen Fires. Continued...07/16/2014

City to Unveil Art Mural and Bury Second Centennial Time Capsule on July 25th
City to Unveil Art Mural and Bury Second Centennial Time Capsule on July 25th

The City of Yuma will host two events on July 25, as the City's Centennial celebrations continue. The public is invited to a mural unveiling at 8 a.m., followed by a ceremony where a second Centennial time capsule will be buried. Continued...07/16/2014

Local Group Donates Materials for After-School Archery Program
Local Group Donates Materials for After-School Archery Program

A local archery organization donated $2,000 worth of bows, arrows and targets to the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department. Continued...07/11/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 14, 2014 to July 20, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 14, 2014 to July 20, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 14th Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...07/11/2014

Annual Back to School Rodeo Set for 8:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday, July 26, 2014

The City of Yuma and a variety of community sponsors will host the third annual Back to School Rodeo, 8:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 26 at the Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive. Continued...07/11/2014

Carver Park Water Features Closed for Repairs This Week
Carver Park Water Features Closed for Repairs This Week

The Yuma Parks and Recreation department has closed the water features at Carver Park this week for repairs. Friendship Park features an option. Continued...07/10/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for July 10, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for July 10, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Avenue A, 24th Street - YRMC; South Frontage Road - ADOT; City street maintenance; Avenue B, between 26th Street and 28th Street; and more. Continued...07/10/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Storm Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday June 29, 2014 through Saturday July 5, 2014 and Tips on Storm Safety. Continued...07/07/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 7, 2014 to July 13, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 7, 2014 to July 13, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 4th Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...07/04/2014

July is National Park & Recreation Month!
July is National Park & Recreation Month!

In this month's news letter, we'll find out why 'Out is In'; share 'Selfies' in the park and catch up on the latest events and happenings from Parks & Recreation. Continued...07/03/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for July 3, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for July 3, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Avenue A, 24th Street - YRMC; South Frontage Road - ADOT; City street maintenance; Avenue B, between 26th Street and 28th Street; and more. Continued...07/03/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Fireworks Danger

Fire House Facts for Sunday June 22, 2014 through Saturday June 28, 2014, and Tips on Fireworks Danger. Continued...07/01/2014

Drop Off Household Hazardous Waste 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12
Drop Off Household Hazardous Waste 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12

Yuma's Household Hazardous Waste program will hold its next quarterly collection event from 7:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 12, at the City of Yuma North Public Works Yard, 265 W. 13th Street (13th Street between 4th Avenue and 1st Avenue). Continued...06/30/2014

City Hall Closing, Trash Pickups Altered Around Independence Day
City Hall Closing, Trash Pickups Altered Around Independence Day

Yuma City Hall will be closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day. That coincides with the rotating Friday when Yuma City Hall would normally be closed as part of its customer service schedule. Continued...06/27/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of June 30, 2014 to July 6, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of June 30, 2014 to July 6, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is Avenue A and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...06/27/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for June 26, 2014 UPDATED
City of Yuma Road Report for June 26, 2014 UPDATED

UPDATES APS item to indicate July 2 power outage at 24th Street and Avenue C to take place in daytime not overnight; also updates date for crack seal work. Continued...06/26/2014

Fire House Facts and Safety Information on Fireworks
Fire House Facts and Safety Information on Fireworks

From Sunday June 15, 2014 through Saturday June 21, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 221 emergency calls for service. Continued...06/25/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for June 20, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for June 20, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Avenue C at 24th Street - APS; South Frontage Road - ADOT; City street maintenance; Araby, 24th Street area - Century Link; and more. Continued...06/20/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of June 23, 2014 to June 29, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of June 23, 2014 to June 29, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 16th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...06/19/2014

Fire House Facts and Water Safety Tips
Fire House Facts and Water Safety Tips

From Sunday June 8, 2014 through Saturday June 14, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 233 emergency calls for service. Continued...06/18/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of June 16, 2014 to June 22, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 16th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...06/13/2014

City of Yuma Road Report For June 12, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report For June 12, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: YRMC Main Entrance, South Frontage Road, 2nd Avenue, City street maintenance, Araby, 21st Street waterline extension, 3rd Avenue, and Gila Ridge Road. Continued...06/12/2014

Fire House Facts & Information Heat Related Illnesses
Fire House Facts & Information Heat Related Illnesses

From Sunday June 8, 2014 through Saturday June 14, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 247 emergency calls for service. Continued...06/12/2014

Excess Trash? Additional Disposal Option Available
Excess Trash? Additional Disposal Option Available

In order to provide more service options for those who may occasionally generate high volumes of residential solid waste, the City of Yuma wants residents to know of another option for disposing of excess trash. Continued...06/11/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of June 9, 2014 to June 15, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 32nd Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...06/06/2014

Fraud Alert: Green Dot MoneyPak Card

A most recent scam involves a person contacting a business owner or homeowner. The scammer tells the person their utility service is about to be shut off or their cell phone service is going to be turned off because of late or nonpayment. Continued...06/06/2014

City of Yuma Road Report For June 5, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report For June 5, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: YRMC Main Entrance; South Frontage Road - ADOT; 21st Street waterline extension; City street maintenance; 4th Avenue at 28th Street - Century Link; and more. Continued...06/05/2014

Fire House Facts and National CPR and AED Awareness Week

Fire House Facts for Sunday June 1, 2014 through Saturday June 7, 2014 and National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Continued...06/05/2014

Found Item: Wallet
Found Item: Wallet

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, a wallet was found in the vicinity of Gateway Park, 200 N. Penitentiary Avenue and turned into the Yuma Police Department. Continued...06/04/2014

Citizens Police Academy XVII Graduation

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 the Yuma Police Department Citizens Police Academy Class XVII graduated. Continued...06/03/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for May 30, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for May 30, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Avenue B, 24th Street to 32nd Street; South Frontage Road; 21st Street waterline extension; City street maintenance; 4th Avenue at 28th Street; and more. Continued...05/30/2014

Family Fish Fiesta is This Saturday
Family Fish Fiesta is This Saturday

The City and Game and Fish present the fourth annual Family Fish Fiesta, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 31 at West Wetlands Park, 282 N. 12th Avenue. Admission to the event is free. Continued...05/28/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Water Recreation Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday May 18, 2014 through Saturday May 24, 2014 and Tips on Water Recreation Safety. Continued...05/28/2014

Chief Training Officer Designation Awarded to YFD Battalion Chief

Yuma Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Walton has successfully completed the process that has led to his receiving the professional designation of "Chief Training Officer" (CTO). Continued...05/28/2014

EMS Week (Day Five) - Injury Prevention for Seniors

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States, and among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury death. Continued...05/23/2014

EMS Week (Day Four) - Emergency Vehicle Response

Every day, drivers of emergency vehicles are confronted with the challenge of travelling to an emergency scene as safely and quickly as possible. Continued...05/22/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Holiday Safety
Fire House Facts and Tips on Holiday Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday May 11, 2014 through Saturday May 17, 2014 and Tips on Holiday Safety. Continued...05/22/2014

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday to Discuss Planned Community Garden

Neighbors are going to meet regarding a proposed conversion of a vacant parcel to a community garden, and other residents and gardening enthusiasts are invited as well. Continued...05/22/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for May 22, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for May 22, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: 24th Street, Avenue A to Avenue B - YRMC; South Frontage Road - ADOT; Avenue B, 24th Street to 32nd Street - Yuma County; City street maintenance; and more. Continued...05/22/2014

City, YRMC Ask Residents to be Aware of 24th Street Closure
City, YRMC Ask Residents to be Aware of 24th Street Closure

City officials and Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) want everyone to be aware that a portion of 24th Street directly in front of YRMC will be closed this weekend due to construction and improvement projects. Continued...05/21/2014

EMS Week (Day Three) - Injury Prevention for Children

According to National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, approximately 45 percent of unintentional injury deaths occurred in and around the home. Continued...05/21/2014

EMS Week (Day Two) - Managing Cardiac Arrest

According to the University of Arizona's Sarver Heart Center, every year more than 160,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Continued...05/20/2014

City Hall Closing, Trash Pickups Altered Around Memorial Day
City Hall Closing, Trash Pickups Altered Around Memorial Day

Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day. Additionally, Friday, May 23, Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule. Continued...05/20/2014

City Open Swim Programs Start This Weekend
City Open Swim Programs Start This Weekend

The City of Yuma officially begins its open swim program on Memorial Day weekend, and Yumans are invited to come and cool off. Regular pool hours this season will include expanded days for free open swim, thanks to generous donations from the community. Continued...05/20/2014

EMS Week (Day One): YFD/Rural Metro Paramedics, EMTs, and Emergency Medical Dispatchers of the Year Recognition

Observation of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week began today with a Proclamation by City of Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and special recognition of several local EMS personnel. Continued...05/19/2014

EMS Week Schedule

May 18th through the 24th is National Emergency Medical Services Week (or EMS Week). Continued...05/19/2014

YFD Firefighters Return

Yuma Fire Department's firefighters, deployed to help with the San Diego County wildfires, have returned home! They were notified late Saturday that they were being demobilized, and began the process that ended with them leaving the Carlsbad, CA area. Continued...05/19/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of May 19, 2014 to May 25, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 32nd Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...05/16/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Child Drowning Prevention
Fire House Facts and Tips on Child Drowning Prevention

Fire House Facts for Sunday May 4, 2014 through Saturday May 10, 2014 and Tips on Child Drowning Prevention. Continued...05/16/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for May 15, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for May 15, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: South Frontage Road - ADOT; Upcoming Major Closure: 24th Street Between Avenue A and Avenue B - YRMC; 16th Street at 1st Avenue; and City Street Maintenance. Continued...05/15/2014

City Men's Golf Championship Next Week

Golfers are invited to register now for the 42nd annual Yuma City Men's Golf Championship, to be held May 24-26 at Desert Hills Golf Course. Continued...05/15/2014

Strike Team Activation Update

On Wednesday May 14, 2014 just before 5:00 p.m. the Yuma Fire Department received a mutual aid request from southern California regarding wildfires in San Diego County. Continued...05/15/2014

Yuma A 'Playful City' For 8th Straight Time
Yuma A 'Playful City' For 8th Straight Time

Only a handful of U.S. cities have been named a Playful City USA by national nonprofit KaBOOM! for eight consecutive years. Yuma is one of them. Continued...05/13/2014

Fido Bag Presentation
Fido Bag Presentation

On Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. representatives of the "Fetch Foundation," and the Yuma Kennel Club met at Yuma Fire Department Station #1, to present YFD with eight (8) "Fido Bags." Continued...05/13/2014

Yuma Invites Visitors To New Centennial Beach In West Wetlands Park
Yuma Invites Visitors To New Centennial Beach In West Wetlands Park

The City of Yuma invites all visitors to enjoy a new section of Colorado River beachfront now open in the West Wetlands Park. Continued...05/12/2014

Drinking Water Week: Protecting Resources An Investment In Future
Drinking Water Week: Protecting Resources An Investment In Future

North America's water systems are critical to maintaining public health, economic vitality, fire protection and quality of life. However, current trends in population, economic growth, energy, climate and pollution affect water usage. Continued...05/09/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of 5/12/2014 to 5/18/2014

This week's targeted roadway is Avenue A and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...05/09/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for May 8, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for May 8, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: South Frontage Road - ADOT; County 11th Street west of Avenue D; 16th Street at 1st Avenue; and more. Continued...05/08/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Heat Illness

The Yuma Fire Department responded to 242 emergency calls for service for Sunday April 27, 2014 through Saturday May 3, 2014. Continued...05/08/2014

City Invites All to National Train Day at Quartermaster Depot

The City encourages residents to join the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) and Amtrak to an event dedicated to trains. Continued...05/08/2014

Drinking Water Week a Chance to Examine Value of Water Resources
Drinking Water Week a Chance to Examine Value of Water Resources

On Day 4 of Drinking Water Week 2014, the City of Yuma Utilities Department joins the AWWA and water professionals across the continent in appreciating the value of our precious water supply. Continued...05/08/2014

Water Community Celebrates 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water Act
Water Community Celebrates 40 Years of Safe Drinking Water Act

On Day 3 of Drinking Water Week 2014, the City of Yuma Utilities Department joins the American Water Works Association and water professionals across the country in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Continued...05/07/2014

Drinking Water Week Continues with Drink Up Campaign
Drinking Water Week Continues with Drink Up Campaign

Along with First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America's Drink Up water campaign, The American Water Works Assoc. and the City of Yuma encourage consumers to understand some of the health benefits of drinking plenty of water. Continued...05/06/2014

City Celebrates Week Devoted to its High-Quality Drinking Water
City Celebrates Week Devoted to its High-Quality Drinking Water

The American Water Works Association and the City of Yuma Utilities Department officially kicked off Drinking Water Week 2014 across North America today by asking the question "What do you know about H2O?" Continued...05/05/2014

McArthur Retires as Fire Chief
McArthur Retires as Fire Chief

Yuma Fire Department Chief Jack McArthur is retiring after 10 years with the department effective May 8. He has accepted a similar position with the City of Vallejo, California. Continued...05/02/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for May 1, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for May 1, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: South Frontage Road; 24th Street closure, avenues C-D; County 11th Street west of Avenue D; 16th Street at 1st Avenue; and more. Continued...05/01/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of 5/5/2014 to 5/11/2014

This week's targeted roadway is 24th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...05/01/2014

City Transition to Monthly Bills Underway; Oddities on April Bills Will Correct in May

As the City makes its transition from bi-monthly to monthly billing, some growing pains are occurring. But don't worry: Any oddity on customers' April bills will be corrected in May. Continued...04/30/2014

Fire House Facts & Tips on Windstorm Awareness

From Sunday April 20, 2014 through Saturday April 26, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 283 emergency calls for service. Continued...04/30/2014

It was Quite the Celebration
It was Quite the Celebration

Over several weeks in April, the people of the Yuma gathered together to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of our incorporation. Continued...04/28/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of April 28, 2014 to May 4, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 16th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...04/25/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for April 25, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for April 25, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: County 11th Street, Arizona Avenue, 32nd Street, City street maintenance and fog seal, 8th Street line replacement, 24th Street, Orange Avenue, 8th Avenue, and 16th Street. Continued...04/25/2014

City, APS Change Hands for Street Lighting Maintenance Work

Beginning today, residents may notice a different vehicle performing work on City street lights than one to which they’re accustomed. Continued...04/25/2014

Online Registration for Parks & Recreation Programs Now Available
Online Registration for Parks & Recreation Programs Now Available

Our spring programs begin April 14, 2014 and summer programs begin June 2, 2014. On-line registration is available for programs not requiring a birth certificate/registration form. Some programs are not available online. Continued...04/24/2014

Fire House Facts & Tips on Children, Pets and Locked Vehicles

From Sunday April 13, 2014 through Saturday April 19, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 267 emergency calls for service. Continued...04/23/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of April 21, 2014 to April 27, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 24th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe Continued...04/18/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for April 17, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for April 17, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Slurry seal program; County 11th St. at Avenue D; 32nd Street - Rancho Verde area; City street maintenance and fog seal; and more. Continued...04/17/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Smoke Alarms
Fire House Facts and Tips on Smoke Alarms

Fire House Facts for Sunday April 6, 2014 through Saturday April 12, 2014 and Tips on Smoke Alarms Continued...04/17/2014

All Are Invited to ARTbeat7 Saturday
All Are Invited to ARTbeat7 Saturday

Residents and visitors are invited ARTbeat7, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday April 19, 2014, on Main Street in Historic Downtown Yuma. Continued...04/17/2014

National Take Back Initiative
National Take Back Initiative

YPD and DEA will give the public its 8th opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Continued...04/17/2014

YFD Personnel Recognized for Tower Rescue
YFD Personnel Recognized for Tower Rescue

On Thursday April 10, 2014 YFD personnel attended the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce meeting. The occasion was used to award the department's Medal of Honor to Fire Captain John Whitson, Firefighter/Paramedic Manny Lara, and Firefighter/Paramedic Alex Ur Continued...04/16/2014

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Across the nation in times of intense personal crisis and community-wide disasters, the first access point for those seeking emergency services and homeland security information is 9-1-1. Continued...04/16/2014

City of Yuma Road Report Update for April 14, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report Update for April 14, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: slurry seal program, 32nd Street, City street maintenance and fog seal, 8th Street line replacement, 24th Street, Orange Avenue, 16th Street, and special events. Continued...04/14/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of April 14, 2014 to April 20, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 4th Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...04/11/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for April 10, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for April 10, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects:slurry seal program; 32nd Street - Rancho Verde area; City street maintenance and fog seal; 8th Street line replacement - Southwest Gas; 24th Street, 31st Ave. to 33rd Drive; Orange Avenue; and more. Continued...04/10/2014

Drop off Household Hazardous Waste 8 a.m. to Noon Saturday, April 12
Drop off Household Hazardous Waste 8 a.m. to Noon Saturday, April 12

Open to all City residents for no charge, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program is the safest way to dispose of products such as unwanted corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive material used in your home, car or truck, garden and lawn. Continued...04/09/2014

Fire House Facts & Hydration Tips
Fire House Facts & Hydration Tips

From Sunday March 30, 2014 through Saturday April 5, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 236 emergency calls for service. Continued...04/09/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of April 7, 2014 to April 13, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 16th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...04/04/2014

City Invites All To Celebrate 100 years
City Invites All To Celebrate 100 years

Yuma marks the passing of its 100th year with a series of events, filling the week of April 7-12 and beyond. All of these events are free to attend, with the exception of the Centennial Music Fest Continued...04/04/2014

Green Dot Scam

Lately Yuma area residents have been targeted by the Green Dot Scam. Beware they are using reputable businesses and law enforcement agencies to try and take your money. Continued...04/03/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for April 3, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for April 3, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: 24th Street at Ridgeview, 32nd Street, City street maintenance, 8th Street line replacement, 24th Street, Orange Avenue, 16th Street and special events. Continued...04/03/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Venomous Snakes
Fire House Facts and Tips on Venomous Snakes

Fire House Facts for Sunday March 23, 2014 through Saturday March 29, 2014 and Tips on Venomous Snakes. Continued...04/02/2014

YPD Officer, Supervisor, Detective & Civilian Employee of the Year
YPD Officer, Supervisor, Detective & Civilian Employee of the Year

The Yuma Police Department named the 2013 Officer, Supervisor, Detective, and Civilian Employee of the Year during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Historic Yuma Theatre. Continued...04/01/2014

Spring & Summer Activities Guide Now Available Online
Spring & Summer Activities Guide Now Available Online

Yuma Parks and Recreation is ready to pack your spring and summer with fun. Download our latest guide now Continued...03/29/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for March 27, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for March 27, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Fog Seal starts Monday; Catalina Drive, 4th-8th avenues; 8th Street line replacement; 24th Street, 31st Ave. to 33rd Drive; City/ADOT traffic signal replacements, and Special events. Continued...03/28/2014

Mayor, Administrator Meet In D.C. With Members Of Congress, Agencies
Mayor, Administrator Meet In D.C. With Members Of Congress, Agencies

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls and City Administrator Greg Wilkinson visited various federal agencies and members of Congress in Washington, D.C. this week, discussing a range of issues. Continued...03/27/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of March 31, 2014 to April 6, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 1st Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...03/27/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Hot Summertime Temperatures

Fire House Facts for Sunday March 16, 2014 through Saturday March 22, 2014 and tips on hot summertime temperatures. Continued...03/25/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for March 20, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for March 20, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: 24th Street, 31st Avenue to 33rd Drive - Closure Again, March 24-26; Catalina Drive, 4th-8th Avenues - Southwest Gas; 8th Street Line Replacement - Southwest Gas; and more. Continued...03/20/2014

Centennial Celebration Special: Adopt a Historic Yuma Theatre Chair for Half Price
Centennial Celebration Special: Adopt a Historic Yuma Theatre Chair for Half Price

In honor of the Yuma Centennial, the opportunity to have the name of a loved one engraved onto a chair at the Historic Yuma Theatre has been temporarily reduced to half price. Continued...03/20/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of March 24, 2014 to March 30, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 32nd Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...03/20/2014

Teen Dances Returning to Civic Center
Teen Dances Returning to Civic Center

The Yuma Civic Center, in partnership with area high school student councils, announces the return of the once-popular teen dance, with a series of three big events scheduled. Continued...03/19/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Wildfire Awareness

Fire House Facts for Sunday March 9, 2014 through Saturday March 15, 2014 and Tips on Wildfire Prevention. Continued...03/19/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of March 17, 2014 to March 23, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 24th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...03/14/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for March 13, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for March 13, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: City/ADOT traffic signal replacements; 8th Street, 12th Avenue - Magnolia - Southwest Gas; Avenue B, 20th to 24th streets - Century Link; and more. Continued...03/13/2014

March On City Finals 5K and 10K Run Results
March On City Finals 5K and 10K Run Results

The Yuma Parks and Recreation Winter Run Series came to a close with the March On City Finals held on March 9. Continued...03/13/2014

Fire House Facts & Safe Driving Tips
Fire House Facts & Safe Driving Tips

From Sunday March 2, 2014 through Saturday March 8, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 233 emergency calls for service. Continued...03/12/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of March 10, 2014 to March 16, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 16th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...03/11/2014

City of Yuma Road Report, March 6, 2014 UPDATED
City of Yuma Road Report, March 6, 2014 UPDATED

This week's update of road construction projects: City/ADOT traffic signal replacements, 8th Street; Ave B, City of Yuma street maintenance, 24th Street (** Closure moved to March 13-15 ** ), Special events, and more. Continued...03/06/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips to Avoid Bee Swarms
Fire House Facts and Tips to Avoid Bee Swarms

Fire House Facts for the week of Sunday February 23, 2014 through Saturday March 1, 2014 and tips to avoid bee swarms. Continued...03/05/2014

2014 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Let's get ready for our 4th Annual "Polar Plunge" to benefit Special Olympics. Continued...03/05/2014

Return of Citizen's Forum Changes Time of Council's Worksessions
Return of Citizen's Forum Changes Time of Council's Worksessions

The Yuma City Council decided they liked the two-way dialogue with residents offered by the new Citizen's Forum but as a result the Council's traditional Tuesday worksessions will start an hour later than they used to. Continued...03/04/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of March 3, 2014 to March 9, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 16th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...03/04/2014

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