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Arizona history-Jan. 23-29

Jan. 19, 2022 13:03 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 23 On this date in 1874, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford appointed a Territorial Board to arrange for an Arizona exhibit at the Centennial celebration to be held in Philadelphia. On this date in 1916, a levee on the Colorado River broke, covering the city of Yuma...

Air Force team helps Yuma hospital care for COVID patients

Jan. 17, 2022 10:34 AM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Needing assistance due to staff shortages and increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, including some requiring high levels of care, Yuma Regional Medical Center applied to the federal government for help. That call was answered two weeks ago with the arrival of...

Arizona history-Jan. 16-22

Jan. 12, 2022 13:11 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 16 On this date in 1900, the Gila Valley Bank, predecessor of the Valley National Bank, opened its doors in Solomonville. On this date in 1922, Isaac Polhamus, veteran steamboat captain on the Colorado River, rancher and Yuma resident for 66 years, died. ...

25 migrants rescued from canal near Yuma; Face deportation

Jan. 09, 2022 10:13 AM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — More than two dozen migrants, including several children, have been rescued from a canal near Yuma, according to authorities. Officials with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was on patrol around 8 a.m. Saturday when heard a group of people...

Scottsdale man found dead during hike at Grand Canyon

Dec. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EST

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale man who was hiking one of the most difficult trails in the Grand Canyon has been found dead. The body of Ralph Stoll, 57, was found about 200 feet (61 meters) below Boucher Trail, Grand Canyon National Park said Wednesday. Park...

Yuma mayor: US responding to border, emergency easing

Dec. 12, 2021 14:34 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls says an emergency situation in the southwestern Arizona border city has eased with federal officials moving in additional personnel in response to thousands of migrants. “As it sits today, people are not waiting along the border wall...

Ducey blasts Biden administration as border crossings rise

Dec. 07, 2021 20:47 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey demanded Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s administration do more to secure the U.S.-Mexico border as local officials in Yuma report an increase in asylum-seekers crossing into southwestern Arizona. As Ducey and local officials spoke...

Arizona history-Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

Sunday, Nov. 28 On this date in 1905, floods caused bridges to be washed out and other extensive damage at San Carlos, Florence, Maricopa, Phoenix, Globe and Dudleyville. On this date in 1927, Tucson became the terminal of the first daily air...

Yuma official resigns after agreeing to guilty plea in crash

Nov. 23, 2021 13:31 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma's city administrator has resigned after agreeing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor in a crash originally charged as a hit-and-run. City Administrator Philip Rodriguez on Monday submitted his resignation effective Jan. 22, according to a statement...

Fernandez's son will replace her in Arizona House

Nov. 22, 2021 18:34 PM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The son of a former Democratic lawmaker has been appointed to replace her in the Arizona House of Representatives. The Yuma County Board of Supervisors on Monday picked Brian Fernandez of Yuma to replace former Rep. Charlene Fernandez, who resigned...