The Yuma County Attorney’s Office was recently honored in at the Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Awards by receiving the Award of Outstanding Prosecution Team for 2016.
08/11/2016 3:00 PM
On Thursday (Feb. 4, 2016), the 11th Annual Recognition Reception for Yuma County Community Justice Boards will be held at the Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, AZ. The Reception will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and will begin with recognition awards for our volunteers and community partners and conclude with an Annual Report for 2015.
02/02/2016 10:15 AM
On February 12, 2015, a reception marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Yuma County Community Justice Boards will be held at Yuma County Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma, Arizona. The Reception will take place from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and will begin with recognition awards for our volunteers and community partners and conclude with an Annual Report for 2014.
02/09/2015 4:39 PM
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
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
Yuma County Administrator Robert Pickels announced today the appointment of Paul Melcher as the new Chief Deputy County Administrator for Yuma County. Today, Melcher was formally introduced to the Board of Supervisors during their regular session.
10/07/2013 9:15 AM
The Yuma County Office of Management and Budget will conduct the 2013 Yuma County Citizen Survey, a bi-annual customer service survey, to residents throughout Yuma County. The County is sending out the survey this week to randomly selected residents and will bear the Yuma County logo.
08/21/2013 2:15 PM
To streamline service to the unincorporated areas of Yuma County the Animal Control Division is partnering with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) by changing the DISPATCH PHONE NUMBER for service to 928-783-4427. This number will connect callers directly to the YCSO dispatch office. This change will be in effect MONDAY, July 1st, 2013. While the old phone number will be active for a period of time to make the transition easier, residents of the unincorporated areas of Yuma County are being asked to make a note of the change.
06/27/2013 12:00 PM
After recently becoming one of the first government agencies in the Nation to stream their Government channel (YUMA 77) to mobile devices, the Yuma County Communications Office has put the County ahead of the rush to h.264 technology by streaming Video on Demand (VOD) services the same way. The new streamlined media viewer enables users to have the same experience whether using a mobile or desktop platform. By pointing their PC or mobile device to: www.yumacountyaz.gov/vod anyone can check out archived meetings/videos.
07/18/2012 3:15 PM
The Yuma County Communications Office has announced the introduction of Friendly Uniform Resource Leaders (URLs), or web addresses, to the County's website. A friendly URL is a Web address that is easy to read and includes words that describe the content of the webpage. This type of URL can be "friendly" in two ways; by helping visitors remember the Web address and they can help describe the page to search engines.
07/05/2012 3:00 PM
The Yuma County Communications Department, in partnership with EarthChannel, introduces a new Internet video streaming format, MPEG4/h.264, optimized for viewing on mobile devices, as well as PCs and computers. The h.264 standard, already widely used in the cable and television industries, is also the video standard found on BluRay DVDs. Viewers with Apple iPhones/iPads and some other mobile devices will able to watch YUMA 77 LIVE, in real-time.
06/15/2012 9:45 AM
Yuma County Administrator, Robert Pickels has announced the County’s launch into the virtual world of social networking over the Internet. The application will be used to keep the community informed of current information effecting their everyday lives and will also compliment the County’s Emergency Management communication efforts.
06/17/2010 3:00 PM
Yuma County Administrator Robert Pickels announced today the successful launch of a new mobile website that allows you to access your County government from your mobile phone. The new site reformats the extensive information found at www.yumacountyaz.gov to make them accessible and easily navigable on just about any phone that offers web access. The site also makes it easier to access most all information on the regular website and critical information during an emergency; all on a smartphone or mobile device.
06/11/2010 11:15 AM
On June 1, 2010, the Court of Appeals for the State of Arizona, Division One, affirmed the 2007 convictions and sentences of Phillip Gregory Speers. Speers was originally convicted in 2003 on four counts of child molestation and one count of sexual conduct with a minor, but this court reversed those convictions on appeal because of evidentiary error and remanded for a new trial. On retrial in 2007, a jury convicted Speers on two counts of the child molestation involving second grade students. Both counts were characterized as dangerous crimes against children pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) § 13-604.01. The superior court sentenced Speers to two (2) consecutive 17-year prison terms with credit for 2,553 days of presentence incarceration.
06/03/2010 11:30 AM
On the week of April 18 – 24, communities throughout the nation will rally to honor and support victims of crime. With the theme, Crime Victims’ Rights: Fairness. Dignity. Respect., 2010 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will recall the ideals that inspired the decades-long struggle of the victims’ rights movement and challenge all Americans to honor victims’ rights.
04/08/2010 5:00 PM
High school students will meet at the Yuma County Justice Center, 250 W. 2nd Street, for the Region One Mock Trial competition, 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 6, 2010. Teams from Yuma Catholic High School and Lake Havasu High School will compete in rounds presided over by the Honorable Phillip Hall, the Honorable John Nelson, and the Honorable Elena Maria Cruz.
03/05/2010 12:15 PM