Brandon Mejia

Digital Content Editor

This Arizona native was born in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2017 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

During his time at the university, Brandon received the 2017 Excellence in Broadcast Journalism award from the UA School of Journalism.

Soon after graduation, he got his start at the local NPR/PBS affiliate in Tucson, where he was introduced to live radio and TV news covering education throughout Southern Arizona.

He is also the Evening News Anchor/Producer for KYMA in Yuma - El Centro. 

Yuma Regional Medical Center

Yuma Regional Medical Center announced a large number of COVID Vaccine appointments for anyone 16 and older Monday.  The announcement comes after a shipment of 7,000 Pfizer vaccines this week.  With such a strong supply of vaccines, YRMC officials said people going online or calling will be able to make an appointment quickly.  For those interested in scheduling an appointment you can call 1-844-542-8201 or visit here.  

With fewer COVID-19 patients, Yuma Regional Medical Center announced Thursday that it is easing its visitation restrictions from 'moderate' to 'minimal' levels. 

(Luke Runyon, KUNC)

The Fort Yuma-Quechan Indian Tribe is situated at a nexus in the Colorado River Basin.

That’s true in a geographic sense. The tribe’s reservation overlays the Arizona-California border near Yuma, Arizona. The two states are heavily reliant on water from the Colorado River.

After more than seven years of service, agent Kirpy, a K-9 serving the Yuma Sector has retired. 

THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED DAILY WITH THE CURRENT COVID-19 NUMBERS FOR YUMA AND LA PAZ COUNTY

 

April 21, 2021:

 

Arizona Total Cases:  855,804 Deaths: 17,199

 

Yuma County Total Cases: 36,997 Deaths: 829

 

La Paz County Total Cases: 2,452 Deaths: 80

 

NUMBER OF VACCINES ADMINSTERED BELOW

 

Arizona: 4,589,516

 

Yuma County: 127,246

 

La Paz County: 13,728


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