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  • Yuma Proving Ground… Past & Present

    When driving from Yuma to Quartzsite, cars may whiz past the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground entrance with little inkling of the extensive area YPG covers or the number of [...]
  • Future appears bright for MCAS

    Entrance gate at MCAS Yuma. In the face of federal budget cuts, some military bases have lost funding. Some also have closed. However, Yuma’s premier aviation training [...]
  • Criminal Past

    Criminal records do not always come in the form of felonies, misdemeanors or other violations of the law in Yuma. In fact, many local folks are quite proud of their diplomas [...]
  • Education… then and now

    Even before Arizona was a state, the education of its children was not deterred, for Yuma County’s early settlers recognized its importance. Yet education came with [...]
  • School Spirit

    School colors, names, mascots and sometimes a school flag – the purposes for these are much the same: identity and unity that endure long after students and staff have [...]
  • What’s in a name

    It’s quite an honor, remarked a longtime educator and self-proclaimed history buff, to have a school named after you. “And it’s usually reserved for something – or [...]
  • School Grades

    Arizona has been using an A-F letter grading system for schools since 2010. The state temporarily stopped giving letter grades in the 2013-2014 school year so that the A-F [...]
  • Keeping Pace

    Arizona City’s first school began in 1872 in a one-room adobe building. In 1873, the town’s name was changed to Yuma. That first school would later become part of Yuma [...]
  • Harvesting for the Future

    After a busy weekend attending field demonstrations, agriculture workshops and seminars, attendees at the 2017 Southwest Agriculture Summit will celebrate the culmination of [...]
  • 2017 Southwest Agriculture Summit

    Since the Southwest Ag Summit was launched 10 years ago in Yuma, it has mostly drawn most of its audience from western Arizona, Imperial County and other nearby rural areas. [...]
  • Fresh Tastings

    In its second year, the Farm Fresh Forks program has been expanding its efforts to bring just-picked produce from Yuma-area fields to the public via creative small plates [...]
  • Peggy’s Date Bar Recipe

    1 cup craisins ½ cup sugar 2 1/3 cups flour 2 cups oats ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 cup melted butter 1 ½ cup chopped dates ¾ cup toasted almonds 1 cup caramel ice cream [...]
  • Marjorie’s Easy Dip

    Ingredients 2 10-oz. cans of black-eyed peas, drained 4 scallions, finely chopped (I use the bulb and the tail) 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (about the size of a lime, but some [...]
  • Summer Quenchers

    ORANGE SANGRIA From Fred Earle, owner of Yuma’s Main Squeeze custom winery. Fill a 20-to 24-ounce glass about half full with ice Pour ¾ full with our Orange Sangria wine [...]
  • Yuma County Citizens of the Year

    Each year, the Yuma Sun honors one or more residents who make significant contributions to their community apart from any services they perform as part of their 8-to-5 jobs. [...]
  • Putting it all together

    Joyce Gill, an inserter, stacks advertisements onto the SLS inserter while newspapers run through the machine below. When thumbing through a newspaper, many people may not [...]
  • Helping Yuma County grow

    If you live in Yuma County and have ever requested a burn permit to burn pruned limbs on your property, or a building permit to add a deck to your home, or wanted to report [...]
  • Information Hub

    Story and photos by Joyce Lobeck The Yuma City Clerk’s Office is a small but vital part of city government, functioning as the hub for information about the city, whether [...]
  • In Control

    Aedes Aegypti mosquito photos on vectors office wall at YCHD. They may not be so visible as police or firefighters in protecting Yuma County residents, but the Yuma County [...]
Featured Business

Bill Alexander Ford-Lincoln

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Put aside any notions you may have about car shopping, says Everett Dawson. At Bill Alexander Ford-Lincoln, you don’t have to brace yourself for high-pressure sales [...]

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Day Trips

  • California’s wine region

    August 27, 2015

    Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is affordable luxury close to home. Our sunny and picturesque wine region will inspire you to explore our destination for all [...]

Historic

  • Education… then and now

    April 15, 2017

    Even before Arizona was a state, the education of its children was not deterred, for Yuma County’s early settlers recognized its importance. Yet [...]

Outdoors

  • Ready… Aim… Fire!

    April 16, 2016

    Both target shooting and hunting can be family activities. While hunting is a time-honored tradition all around Yuma County, target shooting is another popular activity in [...]

Entertainment / Events

  • Since the Southwest Ag Summit was launched 10 years ago in Yuma, it has mostly drawn most of its audience from western Arizona, Imperial County and [...]

Featured Homes

  • Not a cookie cutter home

    September 21, 2015

    No one can call Carol Engler-Foree and husband Mike Foree’s home ordinary. Formerly a lift station that pumped water from the East Main Canal up to [...]

People

  • Each year, the Yuma Sun honors one or more residents who make significant contributions to their community apart from any services they perform as [...]

Food

  • Fresh Tastings

    February 18, 2017

    In its second year, the Farm Fresh Forks program has been expanding its efforts to bring just-picked produce from Yuma-area fields to the public via creative small plates [...]

Industry

  • Harvesting for the Future

    February 18, 2017

    After a busy weekend attending field demonstrations, agriculture workshops and seminars, attendees at the 2017 Southwest Agriculture Summit will celebrate the culmination of [...]

Unique to Yuma

  • When driving from Yuma to Quartzsite, cars may whiz past the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground entrance with little inkling of the extensive area YPG covers or the number of [...]