November 8, 2012

News to Use November 8, 2012

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The City of Yuma will host its Veterans Day parade on Monday, Nov. 12 and will begin at approximately 9 a.m.  The parade will travel on 4th Avenue south from 16th Street, then east on 25th Street, then south on Virginia Drive to the American Legion Post 19 at 2575 S. Virginia Drive. Motorists are advised not to attempt to access or cross that stretch of 4th Avenue from approximately 8 a.m. until the end of the parade. An Armistice Day ceremony will be held at the American Legion post on the 11th hour of the day.  For more information, call (928)919-0994.


The City of Wellton, in coordination with  VFW Post 6790, will host its 10th annual Veteran’s Day Parade on Sun, Nov. 11 in downtown Wellton beginning at 12:30 p.m.  For more information about the event, please call (928) 785-4225.


On Sun, Nov. 11, Faith Baptist Church will hold a special service honoring military members of past and present followed by a flag raising with a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps.” At the conclusion of the service, a free lunch will be served for all in attendance.

Date: Nov. 11, 2012 – Veteran’s Day

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. service followed by above events

Location: Faith Baptist Church, 1798 S. Arizona Avenue, Yuma, Ariz. 85364


Please note that the Sonoran Pueblo will be closed the following days:

Nov. 2, 8, and 10:  Closed due to scheduled Marine Corps Balls

Nov. 12:  Closed for Veterans Day Holiday

Nov. 23-24:  Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

For any questions about the Sonoran Pueblo, please call (928) 269-2711.


To celebrate Veterans Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District will be waiving entrance fees to local recreation sites.  The fee-free designation applies to Veterans Day holiday weekend, November 10 – 12, 2012.

“These fee-free days will provide a great opportunity to visit a new area and explore the wonder of your public lands,” stated District Manager Roxie Trost.  “This is also a great way to help some folks, who might otherwise not have the opportunity, to experience their public lands and develop a passion for them as others have.”

Recreation areas in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado River District that will be free include the following sites:

Yuma Field Office – Squaw Lake Campground and Boat Launch, Senator Wash Boat Ramp and Day-Use Area, Senator Wash North Shore Campground, Senator Wash South Shore Campground, Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area, and Ehrenberg Sandbowl Off-Highway Vehicle Area

Kingman Field Office – Burro Creek, Wild Cow Springs, and Windy Point Recreation Sites

Lake Havasu Field Office – Crossroads and Empire Landing Campgrounds, Bullfrog Day-Use Area, and the 87 Lake Havasu Campsites

Site standard amenity and individual day-use fees at BLM recreation sites and areas will be waived.  Other fees, such as overnight camping, concession fees, and group day-use will remain in effect.

**Just a reminder that Betty’s Kitchen Watchable Wildlife Area just north of Yuma, Arizona, continues to be closed due to the Laguna Fire that burned through the area in May 2011.


On Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hiring our Heroes is scheduled to host a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at American Legion Post 56 in Yuma, AZ. This event will be a FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.

For registration questions, please visit


On Thurs, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will hold a hiring event at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, 4025 Tripoli Ave, Bldg 14, San Diego.  This event is open to veteran’s interested in working in the Federal Protective Service (FPS).  For more information contact Mina Threat at (619)524-1283.

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