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Talent Search Yuma students attend three-day CTE camp

Talent Search Yuma students attend three-day CTE camp

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Yuma, AZ – Twenty-two Talent Search students from Yuma and La Paz counties recently participated in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Camp. During the Navigating Your Future event at Arizona Western College, the eighth- and ninth-grade students spent three days learning about various careers available in CTE fields.  “In addition to receiving valuable information and hands-on experiences, the students also had an opportunity to interact with committed and dedicated faculty and professional staff members who are passionate about the careers they teach,” said Michelle Thomas, AWC Director of TRIO Programs. “I greatly appreciate the Entrepreneurial College and its leadership for their help in making this year's camp a huge success. Specifically, I would lik...
Arizona Congressman celebrates Biden’s Actions to Protect Undocumented Spouses, DACA Recipients

Arizona Congressman celebrates Biden’s Actions to Protect Undocumented Spouses, DACA Recipients

Imperial Valley and Yuma
WASHINGTON ─ On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, Rep. Raul Grijalva issued the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s actions allowing certain noncitizen spouses and children to apply for lawful permanent residence without leaving the country and a new, streamlined way to help young people who have been educated in the U.S., including DACA recipients and other Dreamers, receive work visas more quickly.  “This compassionate decision recognizes the invaluable contributions these individuals make to our communities and upholds the fundamental principle of keeping families together,” said Rep. Grijalva. “By providing a pathway for undocumented spouses to work legally, we are investing in our nation’s economic wellbeing while simultaneously giving them and their families t...
Tucson Air Branch aircrews lift migrants in distress

Tucson Air Branch aircrews lift migrants in distress

Imperial Valley and Yuma
TUCSON, Ariz.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) UH-60 aircrews rescued 5 migrants trapped in rugged terrain in the Peloncillo Mountain range over the weekend. Friday afternoon, a Tucson Air Branch Black Hawk aircrew responded to an air support request Douglas Station Horse Patrol Agents for a group of migrants who were experiencing heat exhaustion. The aircrew was joined by three members of Tucson Sector’s Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Unit; one of which was a Paramedic.   The first patient was unresponsive and seizing. After inserting two AMO Rescue Specialists to clear a landing zone, the migrant was loaded onto the aircraft and flown to an awaiting air ambulance. A second migrant suffering from heat exha...
Decomisan 25 rifles AK-47 escondidos en un Honda

Decomisan 25 rifles AK-47 escondidos en un Honda

Imperial Valley and Yuma
San Luis, Arizona.- Una alerta K-9 de la Patrulla Fronteriza de EE. UU. en una gasolinera de Blythe, California, resultó en la incautación de un arsenal de armas tácticas el miércoles por la noche. Después de que un elemento canino alertó, los agentes de la estación Blythe obtuvieron permiso para registrar un auto Honda CR-V y descubrieron 25 rifles estilo AK-47, 25 cargadores de 30 rondas y dos pistolas. Los agentes arrestaron a los dos ocupantes masculinos, un ciudadano estadounidense de 25 años y un menor, y confiscaron el vehículo. Los sujetos fueron entregados a las autoridades locales mientras el caso está pendiente de mayor investigación; sin embargo, se cree que las armas en realidad se dirigían a México. “Las organizaciones criminales transnacionales trafican armas p...
Public Health Officials Identify Mosquito Pool Positive For West Nile Virus

Public Health Officials Identify Mosquito Pool Positive For West Nile Virus

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Imperial County- The Imperial County Public Health Department announced on June 14, 2024 that a local mosquito pool has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The mosquito pool was identified in the Winterhaven area. The sample was collected on June 11th and results were received today, June 14th. This is the first positive mosquito pool for WNV identified in Imperial County this year. “As the weather warms up, mosquitoes become more active, which increases the risk of mosquito- borne diseases. These diseases can be serious, so it is important that individuals protect themselves from mosquito bites,” stated Stephen Munday, M.D., Health Officer. “Residents are encouraged to take steps to eliminate any standing water on their property that could serve as a breeding ground for mos...
Yuma Fire Department Stops Commercial Fire

Yuma Fire Department Stops Commercial Fire

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Around 3:00 AM on Friday, May 31, 2024, the Yuma Fire Department and the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Fire Department responded to a commercial fire with water flowing from the sprinkler system at the Alsco facility, 3231 South Florence Lane. MCAS personnel arrived first and found a large bundle of linen products on fire under an awning of an outside storage portion of the facility, as well as an active fire sprinkler flowing. The fire was held under control with the activation of this one sprinkler head, and ultimately extinguished by fire personnel. This properly working fire sprinkler was able prevent any further damage to the building and its contents.  No injuries were reported, and business operations were not disrupted.    Fire sprinkler systems can keep fires from spread...
Yuma County Sheriff reports an Arson Arrest

Yuma County Sheriff reports an Arson Arrest

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Yuma, AZ.- On Saturday, May 25, 2024, at approximately 1:59 PM, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the area of the Colorado River and Zoo Island in reference to a large fire. Multiple agencies in the area also responded to assist; to include, Lake Martinez Fire, Yuma Proving Ground Fire, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Rural Metro, and Bureau of Land Management.  Upon Deputy arrival, the fire was active and fire crews worked to extinguish the fire as it burned several wildland acres of the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge. Initial investigation revealed arson was the cause of the fire. A suspect identified as Jason Bradley Martin, 47, of Yuma, AZ, was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center on Reckless Burning, Arson of Structure/...
Impiden agentes del CBP ingreso de 523 libras de meta por Calexico

Impiden agentes del CBP ingreso de 523 libras de meta por Calexico

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Agentes de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) descubrieron más de 500 libras de metanfetamina ocultas dentro de una plataforma de un remolque en el Puerto de Carga Comercial de Calexico. El lunes 20 de mayo, aproximadamente a las 5:20 p.m., los agentes de CBP detectaron a un hombre de 25 años de edad que conducía un tráiler comercial que transportaba un remolque con la plataforma vacía que solicitaba ingresar desde México en el Puerto de Carga Comercial Este de Calexico. El conductor, titular de una tarjeta de cruce fronterizo válida, fue enviado para un examen más exhaustivo por parte de los agentes de CBP junto con el tractor y el remolque de plataforma. En la zona de inspección secundaria, los agentes de CBP uti...
Summer Camp Returns to San Luis

Summer Camp Returns to San Luis

Imperial Valley and Yuma
San Luis, Arizona — The highly anticipated Summer Camp returns to the City of San Luis Parks and Recreation this summer with two different sessions offering our youth a wide range of engaging activities and educational opportunities. Under the dedicated supervision of staff, the Parks and Recreation Summer Camp will provide children between the ages of  7 and 14 with a summer filled with fun, educational moments, and lifelong memories. The camp’s expansion to two sessions allows for increased participation. During these two sessions, participants can develop new skills, make lasting friendships, and ignite their creativity through various activities, from sports and arts and crafts to team-building exercises, workshops, and much more. Summer Camp - Session 1 June 3r...
CBP Announces a Facial Biometric Test for Inbound Vehicle Travelers at Mariposa Port of Entry

CBP Announces a Facial Biometric Test for Inbound Vehicle Travelers at Mariposa Port of Entry

Imperial Valley and Yuma
Nogales, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the start of an innovative facial biometric test in select vehicle lanes at the Area Port of Nogales, Mariposa crossing, for travelers arriving in the United States. This enhanced process for international travel, known as Simplified Arrival biometric, uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required for admission into the United States and provides travelers with a secure, touchless travel experience. “We are excited to be testing this innovative technology at the Mariposa crossing,” said Area Port Director Michael Humphries. “Simplified Arrival will enhance and further secure the vehicle entry process at our land border ports of entry.” The new technology will be deployed...