Yuma news and features

Record June Rainfall Causes Harvest Concerns

Jun 10, 2015

The rainfall Tuesday from tropical storm Blanca made it the second wettest day in June on record for Yuma. The daily total was 0.31 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix.

While any rain is good news overall for the drought-prone Southwest, as KAWC’s science correspondent Amanda Solliday reports, the timing of the precipitation also brings some worries to area farmers.

June is typically the driest month for the region. But an unexpected rain Tuesday has growers near Yuma waiting to see what damage the moisture may cause for their crops.

Water Main Break Closes Giss Parkway

Dec 17, 2013
Michelle Faust / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

A water main break on Yuma’s Giss Parkway between 3rd and 4th Avenues has the area closed Tuesday afternoon (12/17/13).  City of Yuma Utilities Crews are have drained the road and will be making repairs most of the day, possibly into the evening.

City of Yuma spokesperson, Dave Nash reports the road is closed in both directions and advises drivers to avoid the area.

UPDATE @ 1:40PM: West-bound lanes are now open, but east-bound traffic remains closed.

Yuma County Sheriff Ralph Ogden retires at the end of the year.  In our first Arizona Edition report, we take a look at Ogden's career and legacy through the eyes of some of his co-workers... (originally aired 10/8/12)