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  • Your Vote Count

    9 Convenient Vote Centers takes the debate out of where to VOTE!!

    Registered voters in Yuma County don’t have to debate over where to vote! During previous Presidential Elections there was confusion over which Polling Place voters were supposed to check-in. Due to the expected HIGH VOLUME turnout, Election Officials are asking voters headed to the polls to visit during non-peak times. Polls tend to be busy prior to going to work, during lunch hour and just after 5:00 pm.

    11/07/2016 11:36 AM

  • Award

    Risk Management efforts save $$$, lead to awards

    Yuma County was recently honored during the 2016 Public Risk Management Association’s (PRIMA) Annual Convention in Atlanta. Yuma County won PRIMA’s Outstanding Achievement for a Public Risk Management Program Award for utilizing the international standard on risk management (ISO 31000) to develop an enterprise risk management program. An Honorable Mention was also awarded for the County’s pain free manual therapy program.

    06/23/2016 5:00 PM

  • Award

    County to receive GOLD from the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program

    Yuma County Human Resources and Public Health District has been invited to the Healthy Arizona Worksites Annual Event where they will receive the organization’s highest honor - the “Gold Award Level.” Last year, Yuma County was the first government agency to receive any of the 3 awards when they were given the Silver Award Level. The event will take place Thursday, June 23, in Phoenix.

    06/16/2016 5:00 PM

  • Your Vote Count

    County Recorder now offers EARLY BALLOT request ONLINE

    The Yuma County Recorder announced today it is now easier than ever to cast your ballot in Yuma County. Any registered voter can request an Early Ballot by visiting the county's website by navigating to the EARLY BALLOT REQUEST webpage. This new service is easier than mailing in a request and can be done from any PC or Mobile Device with internet access.

    06/15/2016 5:15 PM

  • County Seal

    Hearing: Notice of Tax Increase

    In compliance with section 48-254, Arizona Revised Statute, Yuma County Library District is notifying its property taxpayers of Yuma County Library District’s intention to raise its secondary property taxes over last year’s level. Yuma County Library District is proposing an increase in secondary property taxes of $89,394 or 1.33%.

    06/03/2016 9:27 AM

  • Counties Game

    Focus on Health and Learning about County operations during National County Government Month

    Yuma County will celebrate National County Government Month during the month of April to showcase how the County is promoting a healthy and safe community.

    03/31/2016 4:54 PM

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    ‘Fantastic Voyage’ type event is fun way to teach Nutrition

    The Yuma County Public Health District’s Arizona Nutrition Network is bringing an interactive, educational event for area 3rd graders to help them make healthy choices for the rest of their lives. Body Walk is set up at the Yuma Civic and Convention Center February 24th– March 1st, 2016 for pre-reserved schools to attend at 9:00 AM every day. There is also a second session beginning at 12:00 noon every day except Tuesday.

    02/10/2016 10:13 AM

  • Chairman

    County Supervisors appoint Chair and Vice Chair

    The Yuma County Board of Supervisors appointed District 3 Supervisor Russ Clark as Chairman and as Vice Chairman District 4 Supervisor Tony Reyes.

    12/21/2015 4:03 PM

  • Your Vote Count

    Voters in Yuma County are turning in their Early Ballots now, voting at the Recorders’ Office

    Did you know you don’t have to wait until Election Day to cast your ballot? Join a majority of voters in Yuma County who have already requested to vote by mail in the following special elections: • Yuma Union High School District #70 Bond Election • Gadsden Elementary School #32 Bond Election Or, if you prefer the more traditional in-person voting, you can stop in and cast your ballot at the Yuma County Recorder’s Office, 410 S. Maiden Lane, where you can cast your ballot Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    10/26/2015 4:00 PM

  • Your Vote Count

    A sweet way to celebrate Voting

    On September 22, 2015, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. The Yuma County Recorder will be hosting an Open House to encourage those not registered the opportunity to ask questions and update their voter status. Registered voters are also encouraged to come and update their information. During the Open House to be held on Tuesday, the Recorder’s Office will also hold a Yuma County “Cookie Election” for voters to vote on their favorite cookie! This allows Yuma County to demonstrate election equipment and processes. And there will be a kick off of a kid’s drawing contest for next year’s voter information pamphlet focusing on the Recorder’s theme “Check it, It’s Your Vote.”

    09/17/2015 4:00 PM

  • County Works icon

    County challenges community during “Yuma County Government Month”

    The Yuma County Board of Supervisors is poised to declare "Yuma County Government Month" during their Regular Session, Monday, April 6, 2015. Similarly, counties across the nation will do the same for their own communities providing focus to this year's theme, "Counties Moving America Forward: The Keys are Transportation and Infrastructure." Do you want to make your community a better place to live? Do YOU have what it takes to run a county?

    03/31/2015 2:00 PM

  • County Seal

    New Year – new level of service County announces Yuma County Service Request

    Today, Yuma County administrator Robert Pickels, announced the completion of Yuma County Service Request, a citizen-centric online system designed for residents to submit non-emergency service requests. This new online system is the first of its kind in Yuma County allowing citizens a new level of service.

    01/18/2015 12:00 PM

  • Board Meeting

    County Supervisors appoint Chair and Vice Chair

    Yuma County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed District 2 Supervisor Russell McCloud as Chairman and as Vice Chairman District 3 Supervisor Russ Clark.

    12/15/2014 2:20 PM

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    The wait to see the NUGGETS is OVER! Helpful Tips to FIND A NUGGET - STARTING FRIDAY, it could be YOU!

    Yuma County, in collaboration with the Yuma Sun & Paul Bensel Jewelers, is pleased to bring the Great Yuma County Gold Rush to life on Friday, October 31st. This social media - interactive experience has been designed as a way to celebrate Yuma County's Sesquicentennial. We hope ALL planning on participating in the Great Yuma County Gold Rush, PLEASE read, understand and follow these helpful tips...

    10/24/2014 3:20 PM

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    Remember the Diamond Hunt? GET READY for the Great Yuma County GOLD RUSH!

    Residents can expect to hear more about a gold rush in the coming weeks as County Officials partner with the Yuma Sun and Paul Bensel Jewelers to give away seven gold nuggets to promote the upcoming Yuma County Sesquicentennial Celebration. While not actually made of gold, the nuggets are being crafted out of fine materials by Paul Bensel Jewelers and will have the look and feel of a solid gold nugget bearing the official Yuma County Sesquicentennial logo.

    10/24/2014 1:07 PM

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    Sesquicentennial Celebration in November, County encourages everyone to plan on attending

    On Friday, November 7, 2014, Yuma County is hosting a Sesquicentennial Celebration that will take place beginning 4:00 p.m., at the Centennial Heritage Area at the Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr. Everyone is welcome to participate in an evening featuring music, dancing and food.

    10/24/2014 1:04 PM

  • Board Meeting

    Yuma County joins County Supervisors Association Setting 2015 Priorities at 10th Annual Summit in Historic Prescott

    Yuma County Supervisors, Lenore Loroña Stuart, Russell McCloud, Russ Clark, Tony Reyes, and Greg Ferguson, joined county officials from across the state at the Tenth Annual Legislative Summit of the County Supervisors Association (CSA) this week in Prescott, Arizona. At the event, local leaders established a county policy agenda for the 2015 state legislative session.

    10/10/2014 2:07 PM

  • County Seal

    Pickels selected to attend Harvard Kennedy School

    The President of the Arizona City/County Manager’s Association, Kari Kent, announced today that Yuma County Administrator Robert Pickels has been awarded one-of-two 2014 scholarships to attend the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program. Pickels will join John Kross, Town Manager, Town of Queen Creek, for three weeks in July for this intensive, interactive program designed to help participants learn innovative ways of managing the real-world challenges and crises of government.

    03/24/2014 4:45 PM

  • County Seal

    Yuma County partners with ASU Alumni to bring Pat’s Run

    The local community is looking forward to hosting the first-ever Pat’s Run, Yuma Shadow Run event to be held on Saturday, April 26, nine years after the first event was hosted in 2005 in Tempe, Arizona. The date at the end of April was selected to commemorate the day former Sun Devil and Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman lost his life in Afghanistan serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

    03/14/2014 4:00 PM

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    “Primitive Road” signage will soon go up in some County subdivisions

    Some residents in Yuma County will begin noticing new signs being placed at the entrance and exits to their subdivision. The signs are authorized by Arizona Revised Statute to advise citizens they are traveling on a “Primitive Road.” “The signs don’t mean the County is abandoning these roads, but do mean the public needs to be aware they’re traveling on them at their own risk,” explains Robert Pickels, County Administrator. “We will continue to evaluate them on a case-by-case basis and perform maintenance as deemed necessary.”

    12/12/2013 2:15 PM

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