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Dec
29
2022

Congressional legislation ensures long-term stability for Yuma Crossing

Congressional legislation ensures long-term stability for Yuma Crossing

Legislation approved by the U.S. Congress ensures the long-term stability of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.

On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942) with a bipartisan vote of 326-95.

This action followed the unusual vote of “unanimous consent” by the Senate requiring no objections from any of the 100 senators.

This legislation will replace a patchwork of individual funding authorizations with a program that creates clear criteria for designation and accountability, fiscal stability through a 15-year renewal of the program and a commitment to protect private property rights.

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Dec
27
2022

CONGRESS ENACTS LANDMARK LEGISLATION TO ENSURE LONG TERM STABILITY FOR YUMA CROSSING NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

For Immediate Release:

December 27th, 2022

 

CONGRESS ENACTS LANDMARK LEGISLATION

TO ENSURE LONG TERM STABILITY FOR YUMA CROSSING NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

 

Contact:

Sarah Halligan

Marketing & Communications

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

Sarah.Halligan@yumaazgov

O – 928-373-5190

 

Press Release

 

On Thursday, December 22, 2022, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly   approved the National Heritage Area Act (S. 1942) on a bi-partisan vote of 326-95. This action followed the unusual vote of “unanimous consent” by the Senate requiring no objections from any of the 100 Senators.

 

This legislation was championed by Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Congressman David McKinley (R-WV) in the House and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) in the Senate.

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Oct
21
2022

Tina Clark Awarded Keystone Award

On Wednesday evening this week, Tina Weller-Clark was awarded by the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office - SHPO and Foundation with the Keystone Award.

 

 

 

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Oct
18
2022

For Immediate Release: YCNHA Announces New Exec. Director

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Names New Executive Director

 

 

Shelley Mellon, Chair of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, and Charles Flynn, Interim Director, have announced that Cathy Douglas has been selected as the new Director.  Shelley Mellon stated, “The Board unanimously agreed to appoint Cathy Douglas as our new Director.

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Oct
6
2022

Arizona State Historic Preservation Foundation Keystone Award

Tina Clark, Longtime Yuma Historic Preservation and Community Advocate, to Receive 2022 Elisabeth Ruffner Keystone Award for Community Leadership

 

YUMA, AZ – The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, Arizona Preservation Foundation, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, and City of Yuma have announced that Tina Clark of Yuma is the recipient of the 2022 Elisabeth Ruffner Keystone Award for Community Leadership. The award will be presented to Ms. Clark during the City Council meeting at Yuma City Hall on October 19, 2022 at 5:30 pm.

 

The Keystone Award honors individuals whose commercial, political, philanthropic, artistic, planning, or advocacy efforts have contributed to their communities' quality of life, sense of place, and heritage appreciation. The award is presented annually at the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference to an individual from the host community, celebrating their achievements alongside the communities they have served.

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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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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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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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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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