Yuma, Arizona  On Sunday May 20, 2018 just after 11:00 am, a brush fire was reported near Riverside Park, east of the Territorial Prison. Arriving Yuma Fire Department (YFD) personnel found smoke showing approximately ½ mile east of Riverside Park on the south side of the Colorado River.

Yuma, Arizona - The City of Yuma Police Department is conducting an impaired driving detail on Friday, May 25th, Saturday, May 26th, Sunday, May 27th, and Monday May 28th, 2018. Additional officers will be used to rove city streets looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. These DUI patrols are, in addition to regularly scheduled patrol officers, all looking for the signs of an impaired driver behind the wheel.

Yuma, Arizona - Beginning Tuesday, June 5th, the Main Library, in collaboration with Yuma Community Theater, will offer the 5th Annual Summer Theatre Camp for youth ages 12-18. Students will have an opportunity to learn theatre basics, including writing, directing, producing, and acting. On Friday, July 6th and Saturday, July 7th, students will perform a skit they’ve written for family and friends to demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Yuma, Arizona - Ever wondered what life in the rainforest is really like? On Tuesday, June 5th, Yuma biologist and author Dr. Joanne Mowczko will present “The People of the Palm” about her stay with the Achuar, an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest, at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library. Dr. Mowczko will give an illustrated overview of the Achuar tribe and highlight some of their daily activities in a short video. Many Achuar handicrafts will be on display, and Dr. Mowczko’s book, The Achuar of the Pastaza River, A Glimpse into their Rainforest World, will be on-hand for viewing.

Yuma, Arizona - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle four Mexican nationals.