HERITAGE AREA NEWS

In The News


Mar
24
2022

History Lesson

Fourth grade students from Salida Del Sol Elementary School check out the cells at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park during a field trip Tuesday made possible by a grant awarded to The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. The grant makes it possible for the Yuma Crossing NHA to offer a program to local schools for field trips at the historic prison and the Yuma East Wetlands. Tuesday’s tour saw students check out the prison and experience a walk through the East Wetlands Park.

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Feb
23
2022

Park Debuts Quechan Exhibit

The Colorado River State Historic Park celebrated the grand opening of the new Legacy of the Indian Wars exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 19. 

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Jan
5
2022

What Are People Thinking?

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 1, 2022

·         Jan 1, 2022

 

What are people thinking?

Trusting that all have been enjoying a wonderful holiday hiatus with family and friends. What a blessing it is to celebrate with our loved ones, especially the kids. Some folks had other more nefarious things on their minds though.

Christmas morning I got a text from my Yuma East Wetlands (YEW) manager, stating that some miscreants had broken into to the parking lot of the Colorado River State Historic Park (CRSHP). These individuals destroyed fencing, and then commenced to vandalizing and stripping the trucks that our crew uses to maintain the YEW, and drove off with the gator vehicle as well. Fortunately, we recovered the gator in Gateway Park, albeit not fully functional. The truck sports smashed windows, and is without batteries, just for starters.

 

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Dec
16
2021

YTP OPENING 7 DAYS A WEEK

OPENING 7 Days a week on December 20th with the exception of the Christmas holiday.  

CLOSED December 24th and 25th.

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Nov
30
2021

Giving Tuesday Kick Off

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is excited to kick off our Annual Giving Tuesday Campaign where you can “Be Yuma’s Future by Investing in Its Past”.  Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 to help enhance the visitor experience at the Colorado River State Historic Park, Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park and the Yuma East Wetlands.

 

 

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Nov
29
2021

KYMA - National Heritage Area Reauthorization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z2dKmzqAnM

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Nov
22
2021

National Heritage Area Act Video

We are excited to share the National Heritage Area Act video with you.  This video shares the importance on Heritage Area’s across the nation and highlights what they do for local and national economies. 

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Nov
15
2021

Arizona Highways Discovering the City of Yuma

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is excited to share an amazing episode of Arizona Highways Television that features Yuma, Arizona and everything within the YCNHA footprint! We are very thankful to the Arizona Highways team for creating this segment and showing everyone how unique Yuma is and how historic downtown is a great place to visit!

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Aug
16
2021

Yuma Wetlands Are A Regional Gem Being Impacted By Climate and Drought Concerns

INCREASE THE FLOW OF WATER TO THE YUMA WETLANDS:  REGIONAL GEM BEING IMPACTED BY DROUGHT

 

By

Lowell Perry, Jr., Executive Director, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area & Fred Phillips, Fred Phillips Consulting

The effects of sustained drought are real.  One need only look to the proliferation of wildfires, dying vegetation, and record temperatures across the country to realize that scientific fact.  It is of special concern to those of us living in the desert southwest, where water is a premium commodity, especially in Yuma, Arizona.  The Yuma area, including the nearby Imperial Valley in California, both along the lower Colorado River, produces nearly 90% of the leafy fresh vegetables grown in the United States from November through March. 

 

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