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Imperial Valley and Yuma

Yuma LeadHERship celebrates Women’s History Month with a special focus on Women in Leadership 

Yuma LeadHERship celebrates Women’s History Month with a special focus on Women in Leadership 

Imperial Valley and Yuma
San Luis, Arizona- The leadHERship initiative at Arizona Western College continues its commitment to gender equality and empowerment with a special panel discussion in honor of Women's History Month. The workshop will focus on "Women in Leadership," featuring a distinguished panel of accomplished leaders who have shattered barriers and made significant contributions in their respective fields. Selected as one of the 10 proposals funded by the 2024 AWC Innovation Fund, leadHERship has been at the forefront of fostering women empowerment and gender equality within the community. The initiative, spearheaded by Dr. Sara Amani, Professor of Multilingual Composition/Specialist; Maria Guzman, Advising and Student Services Coordinator; and Susie Zambrano, Associate Dean for ...
Calexico Police arrests man for burglary

Calexico Police arrests man for burglary

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Calexico,  California- City of Calexico Police Department Officers responded to an apartment complex in reference to a male subject tampering with a parked vehicle. 34-year-old Jonathan Portillo was seen inside a vehicle that belonged to the reporting party. According to the press release of Calexico Police Department, Jonathan Portillo was contacted and found in possession of a lock pick set and shaved keys. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody for possession of burglary tools. The press release ends with the hashtag #NotToday
Sinema, Kelly Secure $650 Million to Support Arizona Border Communities

Sinema, Kelly Secure $650 Million to Support Arizona Border Communities

Imperial Valley and Yuma
WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema – a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – and Mark Kelly announced that they secured $650 million in the bipartisan appropriations legislation for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Shelter and Services Program (SSP), which was set to run out for many Arizona localities and nonprofit partners at the end of this month and leave Arizona border communities without resources to manage the ongoing border crisis. Thanks to Sinema and Kelly’s leadership, the SSP funds will help prevent migrant street releases across Southern Arizona. The Senators also secured significant Arizona priorities that help secure the border and keep families safe. “As Washington partisans fail to secure the border, Arizona bo...
Yuma man arrested with M30 pills with Fentanyl

Yuma man arrested with M30 pills with Fentanyl

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Yuma. Arizona- On Monday, February 5, 2024, at approximately 6:50 AM, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) – which is a multi-agency task force, comprised of officers and agents from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), Homeland Security Investigations, and Border Patrol – along with additional YCSO Deputies served a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 10600 Block of S. William Street in Wellton, AZ. With the assistance of YCSO K-9 “Aisha”, the search of the residence and property led to the discovery of approximately 973 multi-colored counterfeit M30 pills containing Fentanyl with an estimated street value of $2,919 dollars, 10.2 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $204.00 dollars, and items of paraphernalia indicative of street sales....
Yuma Sheriff’s Office ID’d victim of a collision

Yuma Sheriff’s Office ID’d victim of a collision

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Yuma, Arizona-The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of a recent accident. According to information released bt Tania Pavlak, Public Affairs Specialist with the YCSO, the pedestrian was identified as Donald Pannel, 58, of Yuma, AZ. Next of kin notification has been made. As the public was informed, on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at approximately 5:46 AM, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Highway 95 and Avenue 6 E. The initial investigation revealed a red Chevrolet Equinox was traveling eastbound on Highway 95 when a pedestrian walking near the roadway, stepped into the path of travel of the vehicle. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries from the collision and was pronounced deceased on scene. Th...
Calexico Police responses to several robberies

Calexico Police responses to several robberies

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Calexico, California- Last week officers responded to two separate commercial burglary alarms at local businesses. In the first incident, officers discovered a burglarized office with a shattered window and ransacked interior. Officers conducted a search of the property and located a subject fleeing the scene.  The suspect was detained and found in possession of various stolen items from the office. The suspect was identified as Juan Carlos Estrada, a 42-year-old Calexico transient.  Estrada was taken into custody for commercial burglary. In the second case, officers arrived to find a shattered glass door to the business. Officers conducted a systematic search for the suspect and it wasn’t long before the individual was located nearby. Surveillance f...
Camp Inferno puts teen girls in role of firefighter

Camp Inferno puts teen girls in role of firefighter

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Yuma, Ariz. – Camp Inferno, which provides female teenagers a hands-on experience into the duties of a firefighter, is open for enrollment. The goal of Camp Inferno is to offer a real-world experience where participants are encouraged to challenge themselves on numerous mental and physical firefighter tasks. Students will develop fellowship, respect for others, self-assurance, and leadership skills over the course of the event. Live firefighting, repelling and ladder climbing are just a few of the fun activities planned in a tightly controlled setting to ensure safety. Camp Inferno will provide T-shirts and gift bags for campers and will issue required gear for their use. Snacks will be provided. On Friday participants will enjoy a pizza dinner with a campfire and s’mores, an...
Arizona Bishops join to urge citizens not to sign or endorse Pro-abortion Signature Campaign

Arizona Bishops join to urge citizens not to sign or endorse Pro-abortion Signature Campaign

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Phoenix, Arizona- Bishops John Dolan, Eduardo Nevares, James Wall, and Edward Weisenburger are urging Arizona citizens not to support a Pro-abortion Signature Campaign. In an open letter, the Priests said: “Millions of dollars from the pro-abortion industry are flooding into Arizona from out of State. This includes paying workers to collect signatures in front of grocery stores and other public locations for an amendment to our State Constitution. “We urge the citizens of Arizona not to sign or endorse this signature campaign. “The goal of the signature campaign is to enshrine a constitutional right to unrestricted abortion in Arizona. What makes a constitutional amendment especially grave is that our own Arizona Legislators could lose the ability to regulate abortion in a...
Free Tax Filing Program Offered in San Luis

Free Tax Filing Program Offered in San Luis

Imperial Valley and Yuma
San Luis, Arizona.- The City of San Luis and the Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona have mutually partnered to offer free tax preparation services to San Luis residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The VITA Program provides free tax preparation services for underserved communities through partner organizations. These services help low-to-moderate income individuals, people with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English with their tax preparation. The VITA program ensures that families and individuals receive all the tax credits they are eligible for.  Individuals will be asked to provide: Driver's License or Picture Identification for the taxpayer (and spouse, if applicable), Social Security Card or Individua...
Arizona Attorney General Mayes Takes Action to Protect Dreamers and DACA Program

Arizona Attorney General Mayes Takes Action to Protect Dreamers and DACA Program

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PHOENIX  , Arizona- Attorney General Mayes this week joined a multistate coalition of 23 attorneys general against Texas’ ongoing effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In the amicus brief filed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the coalition urges the court to reverse the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas’ decision that the DACA program is unauthorized by law. The DACA program has allowed over 800,000 recipients to live, study, and work across the United States free from the fear of being forcibly separated from their families and communities. “Dreamers have called the United States home for most of their lives. They are part of the fabric of our nation and our state,” said Attorney General Mayes. “D...