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July - Summer of Fun! ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
July - Summer of Fun! ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we discuss a 30 year anniversary for Parks & Recreation month, the City of Yuma 4th of July All American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular, a Summer Skate Park Championship, and other happenings. Continued...07/02/2015

Fire House Facts & Fireworks Safety
Fire House Facts & Fireworks Safety

From Sunday June 21, 2015 through Saturday June 27, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 224 emergency calls for service. Continued...07/02/2015

City Celebrates Parks and Rec Month

The City of Yuma invites its residents to join in celebrating 30 years of National Parks and Recreation Month by visiting a display at City Hall and participating in events listed on our July calendar. Continued...07/01/2015

Fireworks Advisory

The law allows for the public to possess or use novelty/minor types fireworks, however many types of fireworks remain illegal in Arizona, specifically those designed to rise into the air and/or explode. Continued...06/30/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for June 25, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for June 25, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 24th Street, Avenues C to D; 24th Street, Camino Alameda; Madison Ave., 1st-3rd Streets; East Main Canal pathway, 16th to 24th streets; Catalina Drive, 30th Street to Country Club Drive; and more. Continued...06/26/2015

Upgrade to Help Heart Patients

System sends cardiac data from ambulance direct to hospital's cardiac cath lab. Continued...06/26/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips for a Safe 4th of July
Fire House Facts and Tips for a Safe 4th of July

Fire House Facts for Sunday June 14, 2015 through Saturday June 20, 2015 and Tips for 4th of July Safety Continued...06/24/2015

City Adds Encryption to YRCS
City Adds Encryption to YRCS

The award-winning communications system employed by different regional public safety agencies marked another milestone with the addition of encryption to its infrastructure. Continued...06/23/2015

Water Features Closed at Friendship Park

Water features at Friendship Park are closed this week while City of Yuma grounds maintenance crews conduct repairs and maintenance. Continued...06/22/2015

Fire House Facts & Tips for Monsoon Season Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday June 7, 2015 through Saturday June 13, 2015 and Tips for Monsoon Season Safety Continued...06/18/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for June 18, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for June 18, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 24th Street, Avenues C to D; Madison Avenue, near City Hall; 24th Street, Camino Alameda; Avenue A, near YRMC - APS; Madison Ave., 1st-3rd Streets; East Main Canal pathway, 16th to 24th streets; and more. Continued...06/18/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, June 17

The Yuma City Council will consider adoption of the final City of Yuma Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 during the regular City Council meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. Continued...06/17/2015

Crews to Repair Sidewalk Sections at Sunrise Optimist Park and Near Valley Aquatic Center

City of Yuma grounds maintenance crews will close off and repair two small sidewalk sections beginning Tuesday, June 16, through Thursday, June 18. Continued...06/15/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for June 11, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for June 11, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Avenue A, near YRMC - APS; 24th Street, avenues C to D; Madison Ave., 1st-2nd Streets; 16th Street, Avenue B to East Main Canal; East Main Canal pathway, 16th to 24th streets; and more. Continued...06/12/2015

Fire House Facts & Tips for Drowing Prevention

Fire House Facts for Sunday May 31, 2015 through Saturday June 6, 2015 and Tips on Drowing Prevention Continued...06/10/2015

Crews to Repair Section of Smucker Park Walking Pathway on Tuesday, June 9

The park and the rest of the walking pathway will remain open during the repairs. However, residents and visitors are advised to use caution and to please walk around the work area. Continued...06/08/2015

City Responds to Findings of State Investigation
City Responds to Findings of State Investigation

The City of Yuma has received notice that the Arizona Attorney General's Office has concluded its investigations of multiple open meeting law complaints filed against the City Council, and found that none of them constituted a violation. Continued...06/08/2015

June - Myth Busters, "There's nothing to do in Yuma!" ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
June - Myth Busters, "There's nothing to do in Yuma!" ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we discuss things to in Yuma, the Sunrise Optimist Club, a movie in the park, Art Smart Camps and happenings from the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation department. Continued...06/05/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for June 4, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for June 4, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 24th Street, avenues C to D; 16th Street, Avenue B to East Main Canal; East Main Canal pathway, 16th to 24th streets; Madison Avenue, 2nd-3rd streets; 24th Street, Camino Alameda; and more... Continued...06/04/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for May 29, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for May 29, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 24th Street, Camino Alameda; East Main Canal pathway, 16th to 24th streets; 16th Street near 4th Avenue; 24th Street near Madison Avenue; Catalina Drive, 30th Street to Country Club Drive; and more... Continued...05/29/2015

Fire House Facts and Water Recreation Safety

From Sunday May 17, 2015 through Saturday May 23, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 250 emergency calls for service. Continued...05/28/2015

Damaged Structure Causes Lane Closure Onto 24th Street

Residents and visitors to the Tierra Kino and Casa Manana subdivisions are advised of a lane closure affecting 24th Street access from those neighborhoods. Continued...05/27/2015

City Storm System Cleaning To Affect Parts Of Major Streets

City of Yuma crews will be cleaning curbside storm grates today through Friday, causing temporary, isolated lane closures on parts of 16th Street and on Pacific Avenue. Continued...05/27/2015

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...05/22/2015

Report On City's Water Quality Now Available Online
Report On City's Water Quality Now Available Online

City of Yuma residents are invited to read this year's Water Quality Report (also known as a Consumer Confidence Report). The annual report - a requirement of the Safe Drinking Water Act - contains testing results of all substances the City is required to Continued...05/22/2015

City Open Swim Programs Start This Weekend

The City of Yuma officially begins its open swim program on Memorial Day weekend with the opening of the season at Valley Aquatic Center. Continued...05/21/2015

Fire House Facts & Driving Safety

From Sunday May 10, 2015 through Saturday May 16, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 238 emergency calls for service. Continued...05/21/2015

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. This can be achieved easier and safer with the cooperation of the public. Continued...05/21/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for May 21, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for May 21, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: East Main Canal pathway, 16th Street, 24th Street, Madison Avenue, 1st Avenue, 5th Avenue, I-8 and more... Continued...05/21/2015

City Hall Closing, Trash Pickups Altered Around Memorial Day

Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday, May 25, for observance of Memorial Day. Additionally, Friday, May 22, Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule. Continued...05/20/2015

COCPR Classes at Crane Middle School

On Tuesday May 19, 2015, approximately 250 eighth grade science students at Crane Middle School received Compression Only CPR (COCPR) classes from the Yuma Fire Department. Continued...05/20/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, May 20

The Yuma City Council will consider authorizing the City Administrator to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with multiple agencies concerning the potential relocation of the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Continued...05/20/2015

EMS Week (Day Three): Injury Prevention for Children

Approximately 45 percent of unintentional injury deaths occurred in and around the home. Unintentional home injury deaths of children are caused primarily by fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking and poisoning. Continued...05/20/2015

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...05/19/2015

City Celebrates National Public Works Week in Yuma

The City of Yuma joins the American Public Works Association in celebrating National Public Works Week by recognizing the dedicated service that public works employees perform on a daily basis. Continued...05/19/2015

EMS Week (Day One): YFD Paramedic, EMT, and Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year recognition

The Yuma Fire Department took time Monday evening to recognize members of the Emergency Medical Service team selected for their exemplary performance, service, and achievements. Continued...05/18/2015

City Announces Improvements To Inbound Phone Services

Residents, visitors and other customers dialing in to City phone lines should experience lower wait times and easier-to-use menus, thanks to an upgrade to the City's phone system. Continued...05/15/2015

City Dedicates Streets To Honor Fallen Police, Marines

The City of Yuma honored Yuma-based members of the police force and Marines who died in the line of duty by dedicating several of the City's avenues in their names Friday at a ceremony at the Yuma Civic Center. Continued...05/15/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for May 14, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for May 14, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: fog seal, East Main Canal pathway, 16th Street, 4th Avenue, 1st Avenue, 5th Avenue, I-8 and more... Continued...05/14/2015

Fire House Facts & Smoke Alarm Safety Tips
Fire House Facts & Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

From Sunday May 3, 2015 through Saturday May 9, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 248 emergency calls for service. Continued...05/13/2015

Annual Law Enforcement Memorial
Annual Law Enforcement Memorial

On Friday, May 15th the Fraternal Order of Police, Yuma Lodge #24 will host the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day Services at the Quartermaster Depot, 201 North 4th Avenue. Continued...05/07/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for May 7, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for May 7, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Fog Seal program; East Main Canal Pathway; 16th Street; 5th Avenue; I-8 at 16th Street and more... Continued...05/07/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, May 6
City Council Meeting Preview, May 6

The Yuma City Council will consider authorizing the City Administrator to execute a contract with a consultant who will oversee the reconstruction of the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground. Continued...05/06/2015

Fire House Facts & Information About Compression Only CPR
Fire House Facts & Information About Compression Only CPR

From Sunday April 26, 2015 through Saturday May 2, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 258 emergency calls for service. Continued...05/06/2015

For Drinking Water Week, Yuma Highlights Facts Behind Our H2O
For Drinking Water Week, Yuma Highlights Facts Behind Our H2O

The City of Yuma, the American Water Works Association and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week across North America today by asking the question, "What do you know about H2O?" Continued...05/04/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for May 1, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for May 1, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Fog Seal program; 16th Street near 4th Avenue; Arizona Ave. and 22nd Street; 16th Street and Avenue 3E; and more... Continued...05/01/2015

City Reminds Roadside Shops of License Requirement Ahead of Mother's Day

The City of Yuma again this year reminds all vendors conducting business within city limits that they must have a valid City of Yuma business license. This includes roadside gift stand vendors who set up shop on or before occasions such as Mother's Day. Continued...05/01/2015

Yuma Named a 'Tree City USA' for 7th Time

Arizona State Forester Jeff Whitney announced on Arbor Day that the Arizona State Forestry Division (ASFD) recognized Yuma among 27 Arizona cities and towns that received the Tree City USA recognition. Continued...04/30/2015

Fire House Facts & Safety Tips for Children, Pets and Cars

From Sunday April 19, 2015 through Saturday April 25, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 239 emergency calls for service. Continued...04/30/2015

City Responds to Allegations Made to State Attorney General's Office
City Responds to Allegations Made to State Attorney General's Office

Following repeated requests for comment by members of the local media regarding an investigation of the Council by the Arizona Attorney General's Office, the City of Yuma issues the following statement. Continued...04/28/2015

Firefighter Earns Professional Designation

Yuma Fire Department (YFD) Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Juan Huerta has successfully completed the process that has led to his receiving the professional designation of "Fire Marshal." Continued...04/28/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for April 24, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for April 24, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Fog Seal program; 16th Street near 4th Avenue; Arizona Ave. and 22nd Street; 16th Street and Avenue 3E; I-8 at 16th Street; E. Main Canal bike path; and more... Continued...04/24/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips on Water Recreation Safety

From Sunday April 12, 2015 through Saturday April 18, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 252 emergency calls for service. Continued...04/22/2015

Green Dot City of Yuma Employee Portrayal Scam

Scammers have found many ways to get the public to believe they represent well known organizations and businesses. Lately, Yuma area businesses have been the target of a City of Yuma Water Department portrayal scam. Continued...04/22/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for April 16, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for April 16, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 16th Street near 4th Avenue; Arizona Ave. and 22nd Street; 16th Street and Avenue 3E; Crowder Ave., near 16th St. and Ave. B and more... Continued...04/16/2015

ARTbeat 8 Set for Saturday

The Yuma Art Center will host the 8th annual ARTbeat fine art exhibit and sale, 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on the 200 block of Main Street in Historic Downtown Yuma. Continued...04/16/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, April 15
City Council Meeting Preview, April 15

Council to consider authorizing City Administrator to execute a contract with the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety Continued...04/15/2015

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

From Sunday April 5, 2015 through Saturday April 11, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 240 emergency calls for service. Continued...04/15/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for April 10, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for April 10, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Spring Slurry Seal Program; Spring Fog Seal Program on hold; Arizona Ave. and 22nd Street; and more... Continued...04/10/2015

Household Hazardous Waste drop-off day is 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday

Yuma residents are strongly encouraged to drop off batteries, paints, light bulbs, chemical fluids and other items that can cause environmental damage or even health hazards if put in landfills or drains. Continued...04/09/2015

Fire House Facts and Wildfire Awareness

From Sunday March 29, 2015 through Saturday April 4, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 232 emergency calls for service. Continued...04/08/2015

April - Spring into Summer with us! ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
April - Spring into Summer with us! ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we discuss the 2015 Spring / Summer Activities Guide, the Tunes & Tacos Festival, ArtBeat 8, and happenings from the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation department. Continued...04/03/2015

City Invites all to Fourth Centennial Time Capsule Ceremony on April 7
City Invites all to Fourth Centennial Time Capsule Ceremony on April 7

The City of Yuma invites residents to the sealing of the fourth Centennial time capsule, as the year-long Centennial celebrations come to a close. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at the Yuma Police Department Araby East Substation. Continued...04/03/2015

City Releases Statement on Passing of Bruce Brown

The City of Yuma received word this morning that our co-worker and friend, Bruce Brown, passed away last evening. Continued...04/02/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for April 2, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for April 2, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Slurry Seal Program; Avenue B; Avenue 10E; East Main Canal Bicycle Path; and more... Continued...04/02/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, April 1
City Council Meeting Preview, April 1

The Yuma City Council will consider a resolution to authorize the City Administrator or his designee to apply for and execute the Arizona State Park Non-Motorized Recreation Trails Program Grant. Continued...04/01/2015

Fire House Facts & Safety Tips for Dealing With Snakes
Fire House Facts & Safety Tips for Dealing With Snakes

From Sunday March 22, 2015 through Saturday March 28, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 282 emergency calls for service. Continued...04/01/2015

Nomination Packets Now Available for Council, Judge Candidates
Nomination Packets Now Available for Council, Judge Candidates

The City of Yuma will hold primary and general elections in 2015, and those seeking office now have access to the forms and information they'll need in order to run for any of the five seats that will be open. Continued...03/30/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for March 26, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for March 26, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Spring Slurry Seal Program starts April 1; Spring Fog Seal Program; Arizona Ave; County 14th; Gila Ridge Rd.; and more... Continued...03/26/2015

Fire House Facts & Tips for Dealing with Bees
Fire House Facts & Tips for Dealing with Bees

From Sunday March 15, 2015 through Saturday March 21, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 279 emergency calls for service. Continued...03/25/2015

Kite Festival Location Changed

The location of Saturday's Krazy Kite Festival has changed to Shaw Field, next to Joe Henry Park on 1st Street between Avenue B and 23rd Avenue. The event will be held 8 a.m. to noon. Continued...03/25/2015

Skimming Alert at Local Gas Stations

The City of Yuma Police Department has taken several reports recently at local gas stations of "skimming" devices being found at the gas pumps. Continued...03/24/2015

City Water, Wastewater Facilities Receive Solar Power Arrays

Building on the success of other solar-power projects at some of its other facilities, the City of Yuma unveiled its biggest foray yet into solar energy at a brief dedication event on Friday. Continued...03/20/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for March 19, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for March 19, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Spring Fog Seal Program begins; Arizona Ave. and 22nd Street; Avenue B at 18th Place; Gila Street; Avenue 2E; and more... Continued...03/19/2015

Spaying/Neutering

Are you a resident of the City of Yuma and have a dog or cat that you want to spay or neuter, but just don't have the funds to do so? Well we have great news for you! Continued...03/19/2015

Fourth of July Fireworks Return to the City
Fourth of July Fireworks Return to the City

Fourth of July fireworks return to the City of Yuma in 2015 with the 4th of July All-American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular, 4 to 10 p.m. July 4 at the Ray Kroc Baseball Complex, 36th Street and Avenue A. Continued...03/19/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, March 18
City Council Meeting Preview, March 18

The Yuma City Council will consider adopting an amendment to the City Code pertaining to false alarms during the regular City Council meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. Continued...03/18/2015

Fire House Facts & Temperature Safety Tips on Children, Pets and Cars

From Sunday March 8, 2015 through Saturday March 14, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 293 emergency calls for service. Continued...03/18/2015

Child Seat Check Event

The Yuma Police Department will join with Chuck E. Cheese's to offer a Child Seat check event. The event will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Chuck E. Cheese parking lot, 1348 S. Yuma Palms Parkway. Continued...03/18/2015

Spring & Summer Activities Guide Available Online!
Spring & Summer 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 40-page Guide. Continued...03/17/2015

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

The Yuma Police Department named the 2014 Officer, Supervisor, Detective, and Civilian Employee of the Year during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015, at the Historic Yuma Theater, 254 Main Street. Continued...03/17/2015

Yuma Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop
Yuma Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop

The event will be from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Bubba's Bar-B-Q Restaurant, 2497 South 4th Avenue. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department's work. Continued...03/16/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for March 12, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for March 12, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Arizona Ave. and 22nd Street; Avenue B at 18th Place; Avenue A and 24th Street; County 14th; 16th Street and more... Continued...03/12/2015

City of Yuma Special Election Final Results
City of Yuma Special Election Final Results

City of Yuma residents voted in a special election Tuesday, March 10, to consider two items through the City's referendum process. Walmart project can go forward Continued...03/12/2015

March 10, 2015 Special Election: Final Unofficial Results
March 10, 2015 Special Election: Final Unofficial Results

All early ballots and provisional ballots are included in the Unofficial Results. Results are not considered Official until the City Council approves the Canvass. Continued...03/12/2015

Fire House Facts and Driver Safety Tips
Fire House Facts and Driver Safety Tips

From Sunday March 1, 2015 through Saturday March 7, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 287 emergency calls for service. Continued...03/11/2015

Mayor Responds To Fatal Crash

"MCAS Yuma is a critical part of our community. The loss of the Marine at MCAS is also a significant loss for our community. We are here to support and grieve with the families of those who experienced this loss." Continued...03/11/2015

March 10, 2015 Special Election: Final Preliminary Unofficial Results
March 10, 2015 Special Election: Final Preliminary Unofficial Results

Final Preliminary UNOFFICIAL ballot tallies from the City of Yuma's Special Election Continued...03/10/2015

March - Lucky to be us! ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
March - Lucky to be us! ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we discuss 2nd Annual Family Fitness Fest, the Tunes & Tacos Festival, CASA's Tribute to Elvis, and happenings from the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation department. Continued...03/10/2015

City Special Election Results
City Special Election Results

City of Yuma residents voted in a special election Tuesday, March 10, to consider two items through the City's referendum process. The preliminary, unofficial results of this election follow. Continued...03/10/2015

City Special Election is Tuesday
City Special Election is Tuesday

The City of Yuma asks residents to vote in the special election on Tuesday, March 10. Residents will consider two items. Continued...03/09/2015

5th Annual Camp Fury

The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and the City of Yuma Fire Department are holding the 5th annual Camp Fury, for girls age 14-18, Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th. Continued...03/09/2015

Community Website to be Official Source for Playground Rebuild
Community Website to be Official Source for Playground Rebuild

With keen community interest and a number of individuals and organizations stepping forward to offer assistance in the wake of the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground fire, a centralized information source was needed. Continued...03/06/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for March 5, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for March 5, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 4th Avenue and 16th Street; Arizona Ave. and 22nd St.; Avenue B at 18th Place; County 14th; and more... Continued...03/05/2015

City Prevails in Lawsuit Pertaining to Police Response
City Prevails in Lawsuit Pertaining to Police Response

The City of Yuma has prevailed in a lawsuit stemming from a police response to an alleged domestic violence incident. Continued...03/04/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips on Wildfire Awareness

From Sunday February 22, 2015 through Saturday February 28, 2015 to, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 246 emergency calls for service. Continued...03/04/2015

City Calls for Return of Early Ballots for Special Election
City Calls for Return of Early Ballots for Special Election

The City of Yuma reminds residents who requested early ballots to please complete and return those ballots prior to the date of the special election, to be held Tuesday, March 10. Continued...03/03/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, March 4
City Council Meeting Preview, March 4

City of Yuma City Hall at One City Plaza The Yuma City Council will consider an amendment to the city code to prohibit crossing or stopping in a roadway during the regular City Council meeting. Continued...03/03/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for February 26, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for February 26, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Pacific Avenue; 4th Avenue and 16th Street; Avenue B; Avenue A; I-8 at 16th Street; and more... Continued...02/26/2015

Fire House Facts & The Importance of Smoke Alarms
Fire House Facts & The Importance of Smoke Alarms

From Sunday February 15, 2015 through Saturday February 21, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 278 emergency calls for service. Continued...02/26/2015

Telephone Scam Artists Calling and Pretending to be with the IRS
Telephone Scam Artists Calling and Pretending to be with the IRS

These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. Continued...02/25/2015

City Announces Additional $25,000 for Arrest and Conviction of Playground Arsonist
City Announces Additional $25,000 for Arrest and Conviction of Playground Arsonist

The City of Yuma announces that through its current insurance policy, up to $25,000 will be additionally awarded for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground arson. Continued...02/25/2015

City First in State to Sign on to Workplace Safety Program

The City of Yuma became the first public agency in Arizona to sign the Public Entity Partnership Program (P.E.P.P.) with the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) at a brief ceremony this morning at City Hall. Continued...02/20/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for February 19, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for February 19, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Pacific Avenue; 4th Avenue and 16th Street; Avenue B; County 14th; I-8 at 16th Street; and more... Continued...02/19/2015

2015 Great Yuma Road Race 5K/10K Run and Fun Walk Results
2015 Great Yuma Road Race 5K/10K Run and Fun Walk Results

Many runners and walkers joined us on Saturday, February 14, 2015. (UPDATED 2/19/2015) Continued...02/18/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, February 18
City Council Meeting Preview, February 18

Ten Yuma Police Department officers will be sworn in as part of the Yuma City Council meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. Continued...02/18/2015

The Yuma Police Department Participated in a Detail Aimed at Locating Stolen Vehicles in the Yuma Area.

Over the two days, detectives completed 10 business inspections, and 488 vehicle inspections. Detectives recovered 6 stolen vehicles. Continued...02/17/2015

City Gets Word on Insurance: Playground Rebuild is 'On'
City Gets Word on Insurance: Playground Rebuild is 'On'

"The first promise I made was the same promise we all made, and that was to rebuild the castle park," said Mayor Doug Nicholls. "Tonight we take a giant step forward." Continued...02/17/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for February 12, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for February 12, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: I-8 at 16th Street; Pacific Avenue; 4th Avenue and 16th Street; Avenue B at 18th Place; County 14th, Avenue 3E to Avenue A; 16th Street at 37th Avenue; Avenue A near Smucker Park; and more... Continued...02/12/2015

Early Voting Now Under Way for City of Yuma Special Election
Early Voting Now Under Way for City of Yuma Special Election

City of Yuma residents will have two measures to consider on a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, March 10. Early voting is now under way. Continued...02/12/2015

City Hall Closing, Trash Pickups Altered Around Presidents Day

Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 16 for observance of Presidents Day. The holiday is preceded by Friday closure. Continued...02/11/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips on Winter Storm Safety
Fire House Facts and Tips on Winter Storm Safety

From Sunday February 1, 2015 through Saturday February 7, 2015, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 292 emergency calls for service. Continued...02/11/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for February 5, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for February 5, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Pacific Avenue, 24th-32nd streets; 4th Avenue and 16th Street; Avenue B at 18th Place; County 14th, Avenue 3E to Avenue A; Avenue A near Smucker Park; and more. Continued...02/05/2015

February - We love Yuma! Happy Valentine's Day! ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
February - We love Yuma! Happy Valentine's Day! ... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we discuss Yuma Civic Center Winter Indoor Swap Meet, Valentine's Day at the Theatre, a Park Social, Hiking in Yuma, Yuma's Red Hat Hoot-and-Annie, and happenings from the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation department. Continued...02/05/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips on Motor Vehicle Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday January 25, 2015 through Saturday January 31, 2015 and Tips on Motor Vehicle Safety. Continued...02/04/2015

Yuma Police Department Hispanic Citizens Police Academy IV

The Yuma Police Department is now accepting applications for its IV Hispanic Citizens Police Academy. The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Department. Continued...02/03/2015

City Council Meeting Preview, February 4, 2015

Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls will deliver a State of the City address as part of the Yuma City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. Continued...02/03/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for January 29, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for January 29, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 4th Avenue and 16th Street; County 14th, 3E to Avenue A; Avenue A near Smucker Park; Maiden Lane, Gila Street and 3rd Street; and more. Continued...01/30/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips on Smoke Alarms

Fire House Facts for Sunday January 18, 2015 through Saturday January 24, 2015 and Tips on Smoke Alarms Continued...01/28/2015

Blues Festival to be First Major Concert at City's Gateway Park

Yuma residents and visitors know the City's Gateway Park as beachfront access to the Colorado River and as providing some of the area's best "postcard" photographs. Now, that park will add one more distinction: Festival concert venue. Continued...01/23/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for January 22, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for January 22, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 4th Avenue and 16th Street; 8th Avenue near 25th Street; Avenue A near Smucker Park; County 14th, 3E to Avenue A; and more. Continued...01/22/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips on Prevention of Injuries Related to Falls

Fire House Facts for Sunday January 11, 2015 through Saturday January 17, 2015 and Tips on Prevention of Injuries Related to Falls Continued...01/22/2015

City's Annual Neighborhood Cleanup Starts This Monday

Beginning Monday, City of Yuma residents will start setting their unwanted items at the curb and have them removed for no additional charge during the annual 10-week City of Yuma Neighborhood Cleanup. Continued...01/21/2015

Former Mayor Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash

The City of Yuma is continuing to piece together details of a single-vehicle crash on Saturday that injured a former mayor. Continued...01/20/2015

Mexicali Expo Returns Sunday; Yumans Can Learn About Tourism Attractions in Mexicali, Los Algodones and San Felipe

The Mexicali Expo returns to Yuma this Sunday, showcasing a variety of features and attractions just south of the border in Mexicali, Los Algodones and San Felipe. Continued...01/15/2015

Centennial Carousel Dedicated During Woodcarving Expo

Residents and visitors already know the annual Woodcarving Expo is the region's premier showcase for the extraordinary talents of area woodcarvers. Continued...01/15/2015

City Hall Closing, Trash Pickups Altered Around MLK Day

Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015 for observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Additionally, Friday, Jan. 16, Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule. Continued...01/15/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for January 15, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for January 15, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: Saturday downtown events; 4th Avenue and 16th Street; 8th Avenue near 25th Street; 27th Street near 4th Avenue; Arizona Avenue at 16th Street; and more. Continued...01/15/2015

2015 New Years Resolutions Run 5K/10K Run and Fun Walk Results
2015 New Years Resolutions Run 5K/10K Run and Fun Walk Results

On Saturday, January 10, 2015 the New Years Resolutions 5K and 10K Run and Fun Walk took place and had a fantastic turnout. Continued...01/14/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips to Help Stop Arson Crimes

Fire House Facts for Sunday January 4, 2015 through Saturday January 10, 2015 and Tips to Help Stop Arson Crimes Continued...01/14/2015

Changes to Delinquent City Services Bills Set to Take Effect

When the City Council adopted a December ordinance enacting new and increased fees for delinquent city services customers, that action triggered changes to the way the City sends delinquency notices. Continued...01/12/2015

January is National Crime Stoppers Month

January is international Crime Stoppers month. The Yuma Crime Stoppers organization facilitates the 78-Crime anonymous tip line that has served the Yuma community for over 20 years and helped solve thousands of crimes. Continued...01/12/2015

City of Yuma Road Report for January 8, 2015
City of Yuma Road Report for January 8, 2015

This week's update of road construction projects: 4th Avenue and 16th Street; 8th Ave. near 25th St.; 27th St. near 4th Avenue; Arizona Ave. at 16th Street; and more... Continued...01/08/2015

Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground Fund Receives $10,000 Donation

The City of Yuma would like to express its sincere thanks to the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc., for a $10,000 donation they made toward the reconstruction of the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground. Continued...01/07/2015

City Council Agenda Preview, January 7, 2015

The Yuma City Council will consider adopting a resolution that would adjust the water and wastewater utility rates as recommended by staff during Wednesday's City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. Continued...01/07/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips on Bonfire Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday December 28, 2014 through Saturday January 3, 2015 and Tips on Bonfire Safety Continued...01/07/2015

Public Invited to Community Outreach Forum January 13, 2015 on Creative Playground's Future

To unite various interests in the future of the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground, City Hall is hosting a community outreach forum at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, inside Council Chambers in City Hall, One City Plaza. Continued...01/06/2015

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