Yuma news and features

Hospice of Yuma

Dr. Clevis Parker joined the nonprofit Hospice of Yuma two months ago. Parker moved to Yuma from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was the medical director overseeing hospice and palliative care for multiple hospitals.

KAWC’s Amanda Solliday talked to Dr. Parker about his experiences in hospice care during his 15-year medical career and his goals for the new role in Yuma.

Solliday: What excites you about being the new medical director of Hospice of Yuma?

Amanda Solliday - KAWC

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt, where people hide an object and invite others to find it using the global positioning system, or GPS.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced Feb. 8 that the game will now be allowed on state trust lands.

If you’ve never been geocaching, then you’re a muggle.

Bird Rarely Seen in U.S. Visits Yuma

Jan 27, 2016
Amanda Solliday - KAWC

A flame-colored songbird is drawing bird watchers to Yuma. The streak-backed oriole typically resides in Mexico and Central America and seldom is seen north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

This particular oriole is hanging out in Riverside Park near downtown. Bird watchers first reported sightings around Christmas.

Amanda Solliday - KAWC

Many artists are inspired by the beauty of the desert Southwest, but Emily and Matthias Düwel also see something happening to that landscape. Their paintings reflect themes of environmental change and a call for sustainability.

When the Düwels moved from New York City to a small community near Tucson in 2004, this also marked a shift in their art.

Both were accustomed to painting man-made structures, settings busy with movement and night scenes full of artificial light.

Emily Düwel said the couple began searching for new sources of inspiration in rural Arizona.

Amanda Solliday - KAWC

During the Yuma Agriculture Water Conference held Jan. 13, officials from the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation discussed water rights and supply for Yuma agriculture.

One of the key messages of the presentation: Yuma’s agricultural water rights are not threatened.

“Because of the priority of the water here, they are very secure in the water resources coming to Yuma, even in a shortage,” said Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.