For Immediate Release
January 7th, 2019
Yuma, AZ - On Wednesday, January 9th , the Colorado River State Historic Park will be hosting a special meeting of the Assistance League of Yuma, which will be honoring two of their founding guild members.
The Colorado River State Historic Park (CRSHP) and the Assistance League of Yuma (ALY) have a long relationship that stretches back to the organization’s beginnings. In 1966, 56 women came together to form the Yuma Guild of the National Assistance League, becoming only the third guild in Arizona.
Colorado River State Historic Park
December 9th, 2018 - 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area hosted the 1st Annual Christmas on the Colorado this December to help local families make memories. The YCNHA partnered with different businesses within the community to provide different stations or the families. Artsy Fartsy provided an ornament craft, Desert Bee Photography took photos of families and children meeting Santa, Yuma’s Childrens Museum participated in the letters to Santa, Anime Face Painting decorated the children’s faces with holiday pictures, AEA sponsored the movie “The Polar Express” and Back in Time Pie and Tea Shoppe provided goodies for all. The event was very successful and we are looking forward to next year.
November 9th, 2018 - 2:00 pm
At the forefront of efforts to restore and develop the riverfront was Charles Flynn, who served almost two decades as executive director of the heritage area.
Flynn retired this past summer, and he and wife Ann Walker moved to Philadelphia, Pa., to be closer to their first grandchild.
Leaders and citizens recognized Flynn’s accomplishments and service to the community and the heritage area with the dedication of the "Charles Flynn Riverfront Trail." The dedication ceremony and monument unveiling were held Nov. 9 at Gateway Park. The trail runs from the West Wetlands area throughout the East Wetlands.
The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, City of Yuma and over 500 Gowan employees from 11 different countries including the U.S., planted 740 trees alongside the Colorado River at the new Gowan Grove next to Playa Linda Beach in the West Wetlands today. Thank you for everyone's collaboration and partnerships on making this event happen.