Yuma County and the Mexican state of Sonora benefit from cross-border traffic. That was the message from the mayors of Yuma and Somerton to Mexico's President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador last week during his visit to San Luis Rio Colorado.
Panchita's restaurant and bakery in San Luis, Ariz. is a family-owned business that has been serving hot breakfast and champurrado, Mexican hot chocolate, for a quarter century. They are open from 2 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Gerardo "Jerry" Anaya will be the next mayor of Somerton. Anaya, who is currently the vice mayor, won the election by a 2 to 1 margin over incumbent Jose Yepez on August 28. Anaya received 66 percent of the vote with Yepez receiving 33 percent.
The Orion Capsule parachute system held the final of eight qualification tests on Wednesday morning. The tests were held at the Yuma Proving Ground as the capsule will eventually be used to bring astronauts safely back to earth from deep-space exploration.