Yuma Union High School District officials announced Wednesday that Somerton High School will receive $16.52 million in funding each year for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 based on the Arizona Legislature’s General Appropriations Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.

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A challenger to Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot in November’s election was in Somerton on Thursday night where he made his case for change to local voters. 


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Somerton School District officials on Wednesday reported that an employee at the Tierra Del Sol Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.

City of Somerton

The Mayor of Somerton along with city officials are meeting with local barbershop, salon, and restaurant owners this week to discuss the re-opening process that follows the Center for Disease Control guidelines set forth by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. 

Mayor Gerardo Anaya and other city officials will first meet with salon and barbershop owners Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. out front of the city hall in Somerton. The meeting comes as barbershops and salons can re-open Friday, May 8. 

Ian McGaughey

The City of Somerton sprayed disinfectant in high use areas of town on Monday morning. The goal is to eliminate the presence of COVID-19 and protect city residents.