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Sep
13
2022

Be the Y in YUMA @ Arizona Western College

Bobby Alvarado, Professor of Welding at Arizona Western College, makes the “Y” in the new “UMA” sign unveiled Monday morning on the AWC main campus.

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Jul
19
2022

Perry retires as Heritage Area executive director

Lowell Perry retired as executive director of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, effective July 14, to be closer to family.

Perry joined Yuma Crossing in 2018. He was responsible for the management and promotion of the Heritage Area, leading the shoring up of the organization’s internal structure, built a strong team in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and brought about a resurgence of the Colorado River State Historic Park with the addition of the Yuma Crossing Discovery Center and an Italian bistro.

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Jun
29
2022

For Immediate Release: YCNHA Selected as a 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grantee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT:
Alex Juarez,
ajuarez@aarp.org, 602-262-5169

 

Cathy Douglas, Cathy.Douglas@yumaaz.gov, 928-373-5199

 

AARP Arizona Selects Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area For a 2022 Community Challenge Grant

The grant will be used to install ADA compliant picnic tables, benches and bike racks

 

YUMA, ArizonaToday, AARP Arizona announced that Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area has been selected to receive a 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant, one of 6 grantees chosen statewide.

 

The grant will be used to install ADA compliant picnic tables, benches, and bike racks to create an inviting resting and gathering area at a new nature park frequented by older adults seeking to improve their health and wellness in a natural setting at Yuma East Wetlands.

 

“We are incredibly proud that AARP selected Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area for this investment in our community,” stated Cathy Douglas, grant manager for the Yuma Crossing. “AARP is a nationwide leader in making communities more livable for all residents. We are honored that AARP see’s the tangible value this project will bring to our area.”

 

This project is part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.4 million awarded among 260 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public places; transportation; housing; diversity, equity and inclusion; digital access; and civic engagement, with an emphasis on the needs of adults age 50 and over.

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Jun
21
2022

Press Release: Arizona State Preservation Conference 2022

Press Release

 

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2022

 

2022 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference

 

Yuma, AZ – Yuma, Arizona is the host city for the statewide Arizona Historic Preservation Conference on October 19-21, 2022.  The conference boasts two full days of programming geared toward professionals in the fields of historic preservation, archaeology, cultural resources management, architecture, and planning, and offers the potential to earn continuing education credits. The two days of general programming are supplemented by a half-day of pre-conference workshops and five tours of the Historic Downtown Yuma area.

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Jun
16
2022

YCNHA Assists Cocopah on Riverfront Project

Jun 15, 2022
The Cocopah Environmental Protection Office completed the second phase of the seven acre park and walking trail on the Cocopah North Reservation. EPO Director Jen Alspach, Cocopah Councilman Neil White and others talk about what this project means for the tribe and the environment.
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area was honored to assist with the installation of the irrigation system and building their capacity and learn how to do these steps themselves for these types of restoration projects.
We appreciate the Cocopah for reaching out to us and allowing us to work with them on this project and we look forward to future partnerships.
 
 

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May
6
2022

We're Hiring

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is hiring for the following position: RETAIL OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
 
-All applicants MUST apply through Indeed.
-NO applications will be taken from any social media messages
 
Click on link below to be directed to application site:
https://www.indeed.com/job/retail-operations-coordinator-13f0bfa89536cd3c

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May
6
2022

Senate Committee approves legislation key to Yuma Crossing future

Senate Committee approves legislation key to Yuma Crossing future

 

A U.S. Senate Committee approved legislation that is key to the future of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. It would provide long-term funding, and the executive director of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area applauds the action.

The Yuma Crossing NHA encompasses seven square miles along the Colorado River in Yuma and Winterhaven, California. It includes the Yuma Crossing National Historic Landmark, Yuma Territorial Prison and Colorado River state historic parks, Fort Yuma and more than three miles of contiguous riverfront parks, trails and 400 acres of restored wetlands.

The YCNHA mission is “conserve, enhance and interpret the natural and cultural resources of the community through collaboration and partnerships.”

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May
5
2022

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Legislation Key to the Future of National Heritage Areas

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Legislation Key to the Future of National Heritage Areas
The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advances legislation that benefits the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 05, 2022

Yuma, Arizona – The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced an amended version of the National Heritage Area Act, or S. 1942, that will provide long-term authorization for America’s National Heritage Areas (NHAs) and a steady stream of federal funding for these critical designations, including the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) located in Yuma, Arizona. The Committee approved the legislation on Tuesday, May 3, without opposition through a bipartisan voice vote.

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Apr
4
2022

Historic Yuma History Tour Kicks Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEVqxTmbQGQ

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Apr
4
2022

History tour kicks off Wednesday

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is taking history on the road with a tour that kicks off Wednesday. It’s free and open to the public.

City historian Tina Clark and Lowell Perry, YCNHA executive director, will share the history of local landmarks such as the Yuma Territorial Prison, Colorado River State Historic Park, Yuma East Wetlands Park and Trails, Pivot Point Plaza and Historic City Hall as well as information on the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.

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