Yuma, Arizona - Arizona Western College Agriculture Science Manager Leigh Loughead was recognized with the Outstanding Post-Secondary Educator Award by the Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association (AATA) during their awards banquet Tuesday.

Yuma, Arizona -  We are starting to receive reports of a new scam going around the Yuma area affecting our local business community.  Several of our local businesses are receiving calls telling them they owe money for items ordered.  The scammer will name items that could be legitimately ordered for that business.  The employee is told to get cash, exchange it for pesos, take it to a bank in San Luis, Mexico and deposit it.  The scammer will either know the manager’s name or trick the employee into saying the manager’s name and say they knew about the order.  Another story the suspect is telling is that they are from corporate and money needs to be deposited.  Some of the businesses affected by this scam have lost several thousand dollars.

Yuma, Arizona - Anytime you search for a location on mapping applications like Google Maps, you’re using geospatial technology.

Yuma, Arizona - If it wasn’t for the educational services that Arizona Western College offers at Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma, Sgt. Alana Karp probably wouldn’t have pursued higher education.

Yuma, Arizona - It has come to our attention that numerous “gas pump skimmers” are being found in the Phoenix area.  Although we have not had any recent reports of “gas pump skimmers” being found in our area yet, we want to remind our community to be alert when using gas pumps and ATM machines.  Skimmers are now Bluetooth capable and can be downloaded remotely.