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Mar
8
2021

CRSHP Arizona Humanities Grant Recipient

Press Release

 

For Immediate Release                                                        

March 8th, 2021                                                                                  

 

Colorado River Park Receives $5,000 Arizona Humanities Grant

 

Yuma, AZ - The Colorado River State Historic Park is pleased to announce the receipt of a $5,000 Arizona Humanities grant.

 

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Mar
3
2021

Yuma Crossing Discovery Center Ribbon Cutting

New Yuma gift shop opened its doors in October, but has officially kicked off their new business today with a ribbon cutting welcoming everyone to visit the new Yuma Crossing Discovery Center located at the Colorado River State Historic Park.

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Jul
20
2020

EXCITING NEW THINGS for YCNHA

EXCITING NEW THINGS IN STORE FOR THE YUMA CROSSING NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
July 20, 2020

Yuma, Arizona – Earlier this year, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) received the official approval of the Master Plan (Plan) for the future development of the Yuma Territorial Prison (YTP) and Colorado River state historic parks by Arizona State Parks & Trails. This exciting plan includes new interactive exhibits utilizing some of the latest in audio and visual technology, in addition to much needed restoration and preservation of the historic buildings gracing these two Yuma gems that will be key pieces of the future development of an historic “Mega Park” concept in the YCNHA footprint.

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Jun
18
2020

Juneteenth

Nationwide, there’s a movement underway to broadly honor, celebrate and recognize Juneteenth. National Heritage Areas are committed to telling the stories of all people, especially those that historically have been left out of conversation. The Alliance of National Heritage Areas, of which the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) is a member, is firmly committed to achieving a national culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Juneteenth is “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.”

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Jun
18
2020

ANHA DE&I Committment Statement

We celebrate our nation’s diverse heritage.
We create experiences that stimulate cultural equity.
We empower inclusive communities to tell their stories.

The Alliance of National Heritage Areas is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our membership organization of Congressionally-designated National Heritage Areas and partner-affiliated organizations works collectively to protect and promote diverse people and places that tell America’s stories equitably and inclusively.

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Jun
15
2020

Yuma State Parks Welcome Back Visitors This Week

Yuma’s state parks welcome back visitors this week
Mara Knaub Sun Staff Writer 8 hrs ago

 

Yuma’s two state parks are welcoming back visitors this week, with the Yuma Territorial Prison reopening today (Monday, June 15) and the Colorado River State Historic Park on Tuesday.
“We would like to take this time to say thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding during these trying times as decisions did not come easy to close the parks in March,” the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, which oversees the parks, stated in an announcement.
YCNHA said that it continues to monitor Yuma’s COVID-19 numbers, which will allow the organization to determine the safest decision for employees and guests.

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Jun
12
2020

Colorado River State Historic Park Reopens

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is happy to announce the opening of Yuma’s two beloved state parks, the Yuma Territorial Prison on June 15th and the Colorado River State Historic Park on June 16th.

We would like to take this time to say thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding during these trying times as decisions did not come easy to close the parks in March. We are continuing to monitor Yuma’s current COVID-19 numbers, which will allow us to determine the safest decision for our employees and guests.

 

 

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Jun
1
2020

YCNHA Parks Delay Opening

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area was gearing up to reopen the Colorado River State Historic Park and Yuma Territorial Prison today, but due to the daily high numbers of COVID-19 positive cases, it has delayed the reopenings.
On Friday, the organization announced that it had “made the difficult decision to postpone the reopenings of the parks for at least another week, or until more data can be reviewed to determine when a more prudent and firm date can be announced.”
“With the numbers rising in Yuma County, we want to continue to keep our employees and guests safe,” spokeswoman Sarah Halligan said.

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Feb
7
2020

New app for Colorado River Historic State Park

The Southwest Technical Educational District of Yuma (STEDY) students are responsible for creating and designing this app and the Kofa High School drama students narrated the tour.

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