Antonio Rios, Computer Technician II (Yuma County Main Library), has been chosen as the Yuma County Library District’s Employee of the Month for April 2019. This award is to recognize an employee that inspires us with their effort and attitude. Antonio received a mounted certificate, a nameplate in the book of his choice, an Employee of the Month pin, and his photo will be hung at the Yuma County Main Library during the month of April.
On March 19, 1979 the Yuma County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution in recognition of the contributions and outstanding citizen and pioneer Clara Osborne Botzum (1894-1986). The resolution states that Ms. Botzum was responsible for the building of the bridge, dedicated September 25, 1939, across the Colorado River linking Arizona and California at Parker, Arizona. As result the bridge was directly responsible for economic development of Northern Yuma County. Ms. Botzum devoted twelve years to Yuma County as its representative in the Arizona State Legislature in the House of Representatives, and as a member served as the Chairperson of the Mines and Mining Committee. *One of Ms. Botzum’s earliest memories was accompanying her father, E. S. Osborne, one of Parker’s mining pioneers, down the Colorado River in a boat manned by Mohave Indians, from Topock to the Billy Mack Landing, a point just off the Colorado River Indian Reservation. On January 4, 1979 the Parker Bridge was officially renamed the Clara Osborne Botzum Bridge. Ms. Botzum was driven across the bridge in a 1925 Model T, driven by Marion Beaver, a Yuma County Supervisor at the time. (*Source: https://www.parkerpioneer.net/news/article_85d4edc0-2762-526d-b1d1-a6c933043c89.html Board members were: Glen H. Strohm, Chairman; Marion Beaver, and Robert W. Kennerly.