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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.