JENNIFER BLACKWELL, NEWS DIRECTOR
The Veteran's Day Parade will be held 11/11/15 at 9am. The parade route will travel along 4th Avenue heading South, starting near 17th Street. The route will travel South to 24th Street, then turn left onto 24th, then right onto Virginia Drive, ending at the American Legion Post #19. Get there early to grab a good seat curb-side!
The Salvation Army of Yuma will be passing out Thanksgiving boxes out to 125 families here in Yuma County for a very Happy Thanksgiving! This means they are asking for Turkey donations! If you are able to donate a turkey or two, preferably frozen, and de-feathered (haha), please bring them directly to the administration office located within The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store. And, maybe spread the word to your family and friends that they are looking for turkeys!!
What: Frozen Turkeys (12-20 pounds preferred)
Why: Thanksgiving Meal Boxes
How many: 125 turkey's needed
When: Please bring to The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store
600 W. Catalina Drive – Yuma, AZ.
Contact: Major Tracie Hartt @ 928-920-4649
The City of Yuma was pleased to learn recently it was awarded a grant from the Arizona Department of Homeland Security that will be used to perform critical upgrades on the radio communications system used by public safety agencies in the Yuma region. Funds from the $193,500 grant will be used to upgrade six specialized radio consoles used by member agencies of the Yuma Regional Communications System (YRCS), which provides operable and interoperable radio communication to various public safety agencies from the local level up to county, state and federal levels. YRCS radios allow public safety and law enforcement individuals to communicate to other agencies while still maintaining secure connections to their respective agencies. YRCS uses the City of Yuma’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department to maintain this mission-critical infrastructure.The six radio consoles are currently running on an operating system that is no longer supported and utilize voice processing circuitry that has been discontinued. As all YRCS communication centers use the radio consoles to communicate with public safety personnel for officer safety and to support their public safety missions, a failure of the radio system could lead to a failure of a mission. “Replacing the manufacturer discontinued voice processing circuitry with this upgrade will allow all communication centers to continue to support officer safety, and provide the gateway functions needed by public safety for interoperability and information sharing crucial to public safety,” said Eddie Carrera, Assistant Director of ITS-YRCS. Under this grant agreement, the City would be reimbursed up to $193,500 for materials, labor and travel expenses spent in support of this YRCS upgrade. The communication equipment purchased with grant funds is expected to have a life cycle exceeding five years. The grant will be up for adoption by the Yuma City Council at its upcoming Nov. 4 meeting. More information is available atwww.YumaAz.gov.
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