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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mayor Addresses Issues Related to Playground Fire, Reconstruction

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls issued the following statement today to address issues related to the fire and its aftermath. Continued...01/05/2015

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day is 8:00 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...01/05/2015

January - New Year, New Beginnings... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
January - New Year, New Beginnings... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we discuss rebuilding the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground, the First Annual City of Yuma Volksmarch, the upcoming "Park Social," a Woodcarvers Expo, and happenings from the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation department. Continued...01/01/2015

Fire House Facts and Tips for a Safe 2015

Fire House Facts Sunday December 21, 2014 through Saturday December 27, 2014 and Tips for a Safe 2015. Continued...12/31/2014

West Wetlands Park Reopens to the Public

The West Wetlands Park, located at 282 North 12th Avenue, is now open to the public. Continued...12/30/2014

Updated: City Offers Several Ways to Support Future Rebuild for Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground
Updated: City Offers Several Ways to Support Future Rebuild for Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground

The City of Yuma is offering several options for those who wish to participate in making a monetary donation to the future rebuild of the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground, located in the West Wetlands Park at 282 N. 12th Avenue. Continued...12/29/2014

Yuma West Wetlands Park Closed Until Further Notice

The West Wetlands Park, located at 282 North 12th Avenue, is closed to the public until further notice. Continued...12/29/2014

Yuma Art Center Invites Residents to 2015 Art Classes

The City invites residents to an array of art classes for children and adults that will begin in early 2015 at the Yuma Art Center, located at 254 South Main Street. Continued...12/28/2014

City Again Offers Drop-off Point for Recycling of Natural Holiday Trees

The City of Yuma will again offer a drop-off site for those who wish to safely dispose of their natural Christmas trees. Christmas Tree recycling will begin on December 29 at 265 W. 13th Street (13th Street and 2nd Avenue). Continued...12/26/2014

Operation "Safe Holidays"

The Yuma Police Department will be conducting enhanced traffic patrols during the Holidays. Officers will be patrolling for all traffic offenses including driving under the influence. A zero tolerance policy will be implemented. Continued...12/24/2014

New Year's Eve Reminder

Every New Year's Eve the Yuma Police Department responds to numerous reports of "shots fired" within the city limits. The Yuma Police Department would like to remind the community this is a felony offense. Continued...12/23/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for December 18, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for December 18, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: South Frontage Road repaving - ADOT; 27th Street near Fourth Avenue; Arizona Avenue at 16th Street - Century Link; Virginia Drive at 24th Street - SW Gas; and more. Continued...12/18/2014

"People of Yuma" by Alex Tanguay Wins United For Yuma Video Contest

United for Yuma announced Alex Tanguay's video "People of Yuma" as the first place winner in the Show Us Your Yuma video contest at a press conference in the Council Chambers of City Hall, at 9:30 a.m. on December 18. Continued...12/18/2014

Green Dot Moneypak Scams

Green Dot MoneyPak Cards are becoming more popular within the community for legitimate purposes; but also among scammers for illegal purposes. Continued...12/18/2014

Mayor Nicholls, City Administrator Release Statement On Passing Of Pete Young

On behalf of the entire City of Yuma family, we would like to send our condolences and best wishes to our former Mayor Marilyn Young and her family upon learning of the death of her husband, Pete. Continued...12/18/2014

City Council Agenda Preview, Dec. 17
City Council Agenda Preview, Dec. 17

The Yuma City Council will consider an ordinance that would amend sections of the Yuma City Code and adopt by reference the 2012 National Fire Protection Association 1 Fire Code during Wednesday's City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Continued...12/17/2014

Fire House Facts & Tips on Reporting Suspicious Behavior

From Sunday December 7, 2014 through Saturday December 13, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 247 emergency calls for service. Continued...12/17/2014

City Hall Closure And Pickup Schedule For Holiday Weeks

Yuma City Hall will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 1 and Friday, Jan. 2 during the winter holidays. Curbside recycling pickups will take place one day early on Thursday route. Continued...12/16/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for December 11, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for December 11, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: South Frontage Rd. repaving - ADOT; Arizona Ave. at 16th St. - Century Link; Virginia Dr. at 24th St. - SW Gas; 3rd Ave.,16th St. to 17th St. - SW Gas; and more. Continued...12/11/2014

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

Fire House Facts for Sunday November 30, 2014 through Saturday December 6, 2014 and Tips on Holiday Safety Continued...12/10/2014

Residential Holiday Collection Schedule 2014 - 2015
Residential Holiday Collection Schedule 2014 - 2015

The following Solid Waste Collection schedule is for use during holiday periods throughout the year. Continued...12/05/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for December 4, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for December 4, 2014

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets: Avenue A and 24th Street; Arizona Ave. at 16th Street; 3rd Ave.; Catalina Drive Reconstruction; and more... Continued...12/04/2014

Fire House Facts & Christmas Tree Safety Tips
Fire House Facts & Christmas Tree Safety Tips

From Sunday November 23, 2014 through Saturday November 29, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 256 emergency calls for service. Continued...12/04/2014

City Council Agenda Preview, Dec. 3

The Yuma City Council will have its final hearing and vote on an ordinance to adopt new fees for delinquent bill customers during Wednesday's City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. Continued...12/03/2014

Traffic Reminders

Throughout the year, the city of Yuma asks you to be aware. Whether driving, walking, or biking, take it slow and watch out for others. Continued...12/03/2014

Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser At Chili's Restaurant

The Yuma Police Department is continuing our efforts to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Continued...12/01/2014

December - The weather outside is... perfect! Get out and join us! (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
December - The weather outside is... perfect! Get out and join us! (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we discuss the upcoming Senior Games, a park social, an art expo, scrapbooking galore, family and teen golf clinics and happenings from the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation department. Continued...12/01/2014

City Seeks Applicants For 2015 Neighborhood Leadership Program

City of Yuma residents are invited to apply for a once-a-week, in-depth course about different City functions, departments, services and facilities. Continued...11/26/2014

Fire House Facts & Tips on Fall Prevention

Fire House Facts for Sunday November 16, 2014 through Saturday November 22, 2014 and fall prevention safety tips. Continued...11/26/2014

Charity Scams

The Yuma Police Department would like to remind the public during the winter holiday season charity scams become popular. But having the words "police" or "firefighter" in an organization's name doesn't mean police or firefighters are members of the group Continued...11/25/2014

Operation "Safe Holiday"
Operation "Safe Holiday"

The Yuma Police Department will be conducting enhanced traffic patrols on Friday November 28th and Saturday November 29th. Officers will be patrolling for all traffic offenses including driving under the influence. Continued...11/25/2014

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

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets: Fall Fog Seal; Avenue A and 24th Street; 16th St.; Catalina Drive Reconstruction; and more... Continued...11/20/2014

North End Thanksgiving Feast Set To Return To MLK Center Nov. 27

The 11th annual North End Feast will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center, 300 S. 13th Ave. (3rd Street and 13th Avenue). Continued...11/20/2014

City Council Agenda Preview, Nov. 19
City Council Agenda Preview, Nov. 19

The Yuma City Council will consider multiple items, including an ordinance to adopt new fees for delinquent bill customers. Continued...11/19/2014

Fire House Facts & Thanksgiving Cooking Safety
Fire House Facts & Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday November 9, 2014 through Saturday November 15, 2014 and Thanksgiving cooking tips. Continued...11/19/2014

City Expands Hours Of Dog Park

In response to popular demand, the City of Yuma has expanded hours of operation for its only off-leash park for dogs. Tuesday closures lifted by 3 p.m. Continued...11/19/2014

City Hall Closed Thanksgiving and Following Friday; Pickups Altered

Residential curbside recycling collection for some homes inside the Yuma city limits will change the week beginning Nov. 24 due to the holiday. Continued...11/19/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of November 22, 2014 to November 28, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of November 22, 2014 to November 28, 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...11/18/2014

Yuma's Riverfront Earns Prestigious Award

Once overgrown with invasive, non-native species and even a dump, Yuma's riverfront has transformed into a network of parks, trails, beaches and wildlife-friendly open spaces. Continued...11/17/2014

Kayla Holiman Selected as Fire Marshal
Kayla Holiman Selected as Fire Marshal

Kayla has served as Interim Fire Marshal since May of this year following the retirement of Kent Thompson. Kayla is also the City of Yuma's first female Fire Marshal. Continued...11/14/2014

Fire House Facts & Household Poisoning
Fire House Facts & Household Poisoning

From Sunday November 2, 2014 through Saturday November 8, 2014, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 238 emergency calls for service. Continued...11/13/2014

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

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets: Fall Fog Seal; Avenue A and 24th Street; 16th St.; Catalina Drive Reconstruction; 16th Street, Sunridge Drive; and more... Continued...11/13/2014

City to Introduce 'myUMA' to Improve Online and By-Phone Payment of Bills

Paperless billing. An app to pay by mobile phone. An option to set up recurring payments. Faster response via automated phone service. These conveniences are on the way for City services bill customers. Continued...11/13/2014

"Cop Shop"
"Cop Shop"

Recently John Sternitzke, a local Engineer and owner of the Gandolfo building at 202 South 1st Avenue, donated office space in his building for the re-establishment of the North End Cop Shop. Continued...11/13/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for November 6, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for November 6, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Fall Fog Seal; Slurry Seal Program; Catalina Drive Reconstruction; South Frontage Road, Payson Closure; 16th Street; Avenue A; 24th Street; City Street Maintenance; and more... Continued...11/06/2014

City Hall Closed in Honor of Veterans Day; Trash Pick-Up Delayed for Some
City Hall Closed in Honor of Veterans Day; Trash Pick-Up Delayed for Some

Yuma City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Additionally, Friday, Nov. 7, Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule. Residential refuse collection for some homes inside the Yuma city limits will Continued...11/06/2014

Fire House Facts & Traffic Safety
Fire House Facts & Traffic Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday October 26, 2014 through Saturday November 1, 2014 and traffic safety tips. Continued...11/06/2014

City Council Agenda Preview, Nov. 5
City Council Agenda Preview, Nov. 5

The City’s North End Community Center could remain the home of the Senior Nutrition Program once the Yuma City Council takes action on that issue during tonight’s meeting, 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza. Continued...11/05/2014

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant

The City of Yuma Police Department has been awarded a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant and Speed Enforcement grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Continued...11/04/2014

Occupant Protection Enforcement and Education Grant

The City of Yuma Police Department has been awarded an Occupant Protection Enforcement and Education grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Continued...11/04/2014

Yuma Police Department to Host Coffee With a Cop

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, officers from the Yuma Police Department and residents will come together in an informal, comfortable environment to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. Continued...11/03/2014

November - There is no time more fitting to give thanks... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
November - There is no time more fitting to give thanks... (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we discuss upcoming Senior Programs, share winners from the Annual Halloween Ball Bash and the first annual Equipment Rodeo, and catch up on the latest events and happenings from the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation department. Continued...11/03/2014

City Facilities Among Those To Serve As Voting Centers For Tuesday's Election
City Facilities Among Those To Serve As Voting Centers For Tuesday's Election

Two City facilities will serve voters during Tuesday's general election, in which a number of county, state and federal representatives will be elected. Arizona voters will also have three propositions to consider. Continued...10/31/2014

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

This week's update of road construction projects: Slurry Seal Program; Fall Fog Seal; Catalina Drive Reconstruction; South Frontage Road, Payson closure; 16th Street, Sunridge Drive; 16th Street, eastbound approach to Ave. C; and more... Continued...10/30/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of November 3, 2014 to November 9, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of November 3, 2014 to November 9, 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...10/30/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Halloween Safety
Fire House Facts and Tips on Halloween Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday October 19, 2014 through Saturday October 25, 2014 and Tips on Halloween Safety. Continued...10/29/2014

City to Hold Auction of Surplus Property Saturday, November 1, 2014

The next City of Yuma Public Auction will be held 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1 at the city's surplus property warehouse, 190 W. 14th Street. Continued...10/28/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for October 23, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for October 23, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Fall Fog Seal; Catalina Drive Reconstruction; 16th Street, Sunridge Drive; 16th Street, eastbound approach to Pacific; 16th Street, eastbound approach to Avenue C; and much more. Continued...10/23/2014

Paint-A-Thon Still Welcoming Volunteers This Saturday

There's already a team for every house to be painted, but individual volunteers are still encouraged to take part in the 2014 Rock & Roll Paint-A-Thon, the City's annual National Make A Difference Day project. Continued...10/22/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Traffic Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday October 12, 2014 through Saturday October 18, 2014 and Tips on Traffic Safety. Continued...10/22/2014

50-Year Time Capsule Ceremony Will Introduce New Park To Yuma

The City's 50-year time capsule will be buried 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Themed "Imagine Yuma 2064," the capsule burial will be held at and during the official opening of the new Yuma Valley Park, located on 24th Street. Continued...10/21/2014

Sister City Boys' Choir To Sing; You Are Invited To Watch Tuesday

The choir's concerts have been very popular for years during the summer and Christmas seasons in Frankfurt and throughout eastern Germany. Continued...10/17/2014

Dawn Dances Her Way To Top Award At This Year's Tribute Of The Muses
Dawn Dances Her Way To Top Award At This Year's Tribute Of The Muses

The City of Yuma Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission (PARC) presented the 14th Annual Tribute of the Muse Award to local dance teacher and studio owner Dawn Atherton at its awards ceremony Friday evening. Continued...10/17/2014

Fire House Facts and Tips on Fire Safety

Fire House Facts for Sunday October 5, 2014 through Saturday October 11, 2014 and Tips on Fire Safety. Continued...10/16/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for October 16, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for October 16, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Fall Fog Seal to start October 20; Catalina Drive Reconstruction; 16th Street, Sunridge Drive; 16th Street, eastbound approach to Pacific; 16th Street, eastbound approach to Avenue C; and more. Continued...10/16/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of October 20, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of October 20, 2014 to October 26, 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...10/16/2014

5th Annual Scary & Safe Trick or Treat at the Yuma Territorial Prison
5th Annual Scary & Safe Trick or Treat at the Yuma Territorial Prison

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, in cooperation with the Yuma Police Department, is pleased to announce the "Scary & Safe Trick or Treat" at the Yuma Territorial Prison on Halloween night from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Continued...10/14/2014

City Invites Youth to Share, Then Bury, a Vision of Yuma's Future
City Invites Youth to Share, Then Bury, a Vision of Yuma's Future

Yuma's Centennial year continues with its next planned event coming soon, but first our youngest residents are invited to both predict Yuma's future and check their predictions 50 years later. Continued...10/13/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of October 13, 2014 to October 19, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of October 13, 2014 to October 19, 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...10/10/2014

Fire Prevention Week (Day 5): Children and Fires

We would like to get the message out that parents need talk about fire safety with their children. There is no reason for children to have matches or lighters in their possession, or access to them in their home Continued...10/10/2014

City of Yuma Road Report for October 9, 2014
City of Yuma Road Report for October 9, 2014

This week's update of road construction projects: Catalina Drive Reconstruction; Fall Fog Seal to start Oct. 20; South Frontage Road weekend closures - ADOT; 16th Street, Sunridge Drive; Araby Road and 24th Street; and more. Continued...10/09/2014

Fire Prevention Week (Day 4): Cooking Fires

U.S. Fire Departments responded to an estimated annual average of 156,600 cooking-related fires between 2007-2011, resulting in 400 civilian deaths, 5,080 civilian injuries and $853 million in direct damage. Continued...10/09/2014

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day is 8:00 a.m. to Noon This Saturday

Yuma's Household Hazardous Waste program will hold its next quarterly collection event from 8:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 11 at the City of Yuma North Public Works Yard, 265 W. 13th Street (13th Street between 4th Avenue and 1st Avenue). Continued...10/08/2014

Fire Prevention Week (Day 3): E.D.I.T.H.

We would like to introduce you to E.D.I.T.H. (Exit-Drills-In-The-Home). E.D.I.T.H. can help you be prepared to react in a fire emergency in your home. Here are three easy steps to being better prepared. Continued...10/08/2014

Fire House Facts and More on Fire Prevention Week

Fire House Facts for Sunday September 28, 2014 through Saturday October 4, 2014 and more news on Fire Prevention Week. Continued...10/08/2014

Fire Prevention Week (Day 2): Smoke Alarms
Fire Prevention Week (Day 2): Smoke Alarms

2014's Fire Prevention Week theme is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." Continued...10/07/2014

Fire Prevention Week (Day 1): YFD Firefighter, Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, and Support Person of the Year Recognition

Observation of Fire Prevention Week began today with a Proclamation by City of Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and special recognition of several City of Yuma fire personnel. Continued...10/06/2014

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

This week's update of road construction projects: Catalina Drive Reconstruction; Yuma County Fairgrounds; 16th Street, Sunridge Drive; Araby Road and 24th Street; and more. Continued...10/03/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of October 6, 2014 to October 12, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of October 6, 2014 to October 12, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is Avenue C and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued...10/02/2014

Selection of YFD Assistant Chief

Following the appointment of Steve Irr as Chief of the Yuma Fire Department, a selection process was begun for Assistant Chief. We are proud to announce that Dustin "Dusty" Fields has been selected as Assistant Chief for Operations. Continued...10/02/2014

Fire House Facts, Fire Prevention Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fire House Facts for Sunday September 21, 2014 through Saturday September 27, 2014 and information about Fire Prevention Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Continued...10/01/2014

October - Change is in the air, and going in the ground! (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)
October - Change is in the air, and going in the ground! (Parks & Recreation Monthly Newsletter)

In this month's newsletter, we announce the nominees for this year's Tribute of the Muse award, tell you how you can over seed your lawn like a pro, and we catch up on the latest events and happenings from the City of Yuma Parks & Recreation department. Continued...10/01/2014

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