Latest Yuma County Stories

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...

2008-06-18 00:00:20

Lux Air Jet Centers signed a new lease with the Yuma County Airport Authority which will result in a multi-million dollar investment for Yuma's flying community. "This is the first step in our effort to provide an entirely new level of customer service and support to Yuma's general aviation community," stated Rightpath Limited Development Group partner Robert Banovac. "During the next few months we will start the construction of a brand new fixed base operation which will house a...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'