News


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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Nov
15
2021

Arizona Highways: Discovering the City of Yuma

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area is excited to share an amazing episode of Arizona Highways Television that features Yuma, Arizona and everything within the YCNHA footprint! We are very thankful to the Arizona Highways team for creating this segment and showing everyone how unique Yuma is and how historic downtown is a great place to visit!

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Nov
3
2021

Autentico Sapore Italiano

When Mario Ghedin moved to Yuma, the Italian native noticed that he couldn’t find authentic Italian food. For a moment he considered opening a full-fledged restaurant, but “I want to sleep at night,” he quipped.

Instead, he decided to try a smaller venture that didn’t require a full kitchen staff. Ghedin and business partner Kathy Cronwell are opening Autentico Sapore Italiano, which translates to “authentic flavor of Italian food.”

The new deli and coffee shop will open in October at the Colorado River State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Ave., in the former home of the Back in Time Pie Shoppe.

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May
27
2021

Colorado River state park boasts new sculpture fabricated by Aztec High School welding students

An interactive sculpture fabricated by Aztec High School’s next generation of welders joins the scenery of Colorado River State Historic Park, providing new photo ops to those who visit the locale at 201 N. Fourth Avenue.

Unveiled Wednesday, the “Youma” selfie station is the fruition of a three-year-old vision shared by the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA), Greater Yuma Economic Development Council and Weld Like A Girl’s chief wellness welder Shanen Aranmor, who helped charter Aztec’s welding program last fall.

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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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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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