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2010-05-19 07:30:00

YUMA, Ariz., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Garages are empty. Sixteen vehicles sit in the Arizona desert. And more than 100 college engineering students wait to show a panel of judges that their vehicle should win top honors. As the end of Year Two approaches in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, today inspections, testing and judging got underway at the General Motors (GM) Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona. For the next six days, the 16 EcoCAR teams from universities across North...

2008-07-31 21:00:26

By The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 31--Yuma Art Center's Youth Summer Theater Camp production of "Seussical Jr." opens at 7 tonight (Friday) at the Historic Yuma Theatre, 254 S. Main St. More than 30 youths ages 8 to 14 have been learning about theater -- from the basics to stage performances -- for five weeks. The show also will be presented at a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. For both shows, admission at the door is $5 per adult, $3 per child ages 11 and younger. Tim O'Brien, a major in music...

2008-07-22 21:00:28

By Joyce Lobeck, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 22--Yuma's original airport beacon no longer guides aviators home, but its light will continue to shine. The beacon, retired in 2002 after 51 years in service, is now on permanent display in the lobby of the Yuma International Airport terminal. "It was a landmark here for the aviation world," said Col. Mark A. Werth, the new commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. For 51 years the beacon shone as a navigational aid to guide...

2008-07-21 21:00:00

By Joyce Lobeck, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 21--Yuma International Airport has taken a major step forward in its efforts to be a good neighbor to the military side of operations. During a ceremony Monday morning, airport and banking officials signed a stack of paperwork that sets the stage for construction of two new aircraft maintenance hangars at the airport, hangars the Yuma County Airport Authority is developing to support the region's defense industry. "We are particularly proud of...

2008-07-15 21:00:26

By William Roller, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 15--A fun summer school program that demonstrates the importance of science and how it applies to the real world has dozens of Yuma children eager to learn, according to one of its facilitators. Fast Track Science Day Camp conducts classes at Yuma Proving Ground's Heritage Center under the auspices of the National Science Center of Augusta, Ga., and in partnership with Yuma Elementary School District 1. The program is open to all Yuma...

2008-07-15 21:00:21

By Pam M. Smith, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 15--Troublemakers is the name of the band. Rock 'n' roll from the '60s to the present and lots of originals are in their music. Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the Troublemakers will be live at the LZ Bar and Grill, 2175 S. Harley Drive. Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight, the band will help The Pub celebrate its first anniversary at 179 E. 1st St. with giveaways from Miller Lite. For both these gigs, the audience must be at least 21...

2008-07-14 09:00:35

By Joyce Lobeck, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 14--Shape-shifters in the form of huge, lumbering earth movers have been busily at work on the dunes west of Yuma a year into a massive project on the All American Canal. The project includes construction of a 23-mile concrete-lined segment of the All American Canal to run parallel to the existing earthen canal stretching from a mile west of Pilot Knob to Drop 3. A reservoir also is being constructed near Gordon's Well to hold about 8,000...

2008-07-07 09:00:52

By The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 7--Mementos, a Yuma scrapbooking and card-making store, recently donated more than $1,400 worth of scrapbooking supplies to Arizona Western College's Upward Bound Summer Program. Area students involved in the Upward Bound program will design their own yearbooks as one of the numerous projects in the program, which helps the students make the transition to college, AWC officials said. "Mementos is very excited to have the opportunity to partner with AWC and...

2008-06-23 00:00:09

By Stephanie Sanchez, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jun. 23--You really want to know what goes on inside the mind of Yuma County Supervisor Russell McCloud? McCloud said he built a Web site for county residents and specifically residents in District 2 so they can read his blogs about county issues, communicate directly with him by e-mail and receive feedback. "I was looking for a modern way to communicate with constituents," he said. "I realized that it's difficult, unless there's something...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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