Yuma news and features

Kim Johnson

If there was ever a year where the need for donations were at a high, 2020 may have been it and the Yuma Community Food Bank saw that, according to President and CEO Shara Whitehead.

Union Pacific

A rolling piece of history will be chugging into the Desert Southwest on Tuesday.

Union Pacific's iconic steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 - the world's largest steam locomotive - will be spending the night in Yuma.

Yuma Fire Department

The Yuma Fire Department and the City of Yuma are joining in on a nationwide effort to honor fallen firefighters.

On Saturday, October 5th, and Sunday, October 6th, four of YFD's stations (station 1, 2, 3 and 5) as well as Yuma's City Hall will be lit red to "Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters." It's all part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, a 38-year-old national observance where firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty are honored.

Local Yuma Resident Hailed as Hero

Oct 4, 2019
Yuma Fire Department

One Yuma resident is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of his neighbor.

Armando Corona received the Yuma Fire Department's Lifesaving Award and a Chief's coin from Fire Chief Steve Irr at Wednesday's Yuma City Council meeting for performing CPR on his neighbor, 49-year-old Dan Lomax, when Lomax went into cardiac arrest.

There is a new Welcome To Yuma sign greeting visitors to the area.  The sign was designed and built by Advanced Welding Class students from Yuma High School.