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  • Naegleria fowleri suspected in death of a 24 year old San Diego County Resident

    Naegleria fowleri suspected in death of a 24 year old San Diego County Resident

    The Yuma County Public Health Services District is pending confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a presumptive case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a very rare form of meningitis caused by an amoeba associated with warm freshwater. Yuma County Health Officials were notified that a 24-year-old San Diego County resident died earlier this week from a suspected case of PAM. The 24-year-old had gone swimming on the Colorado River in the regions of Martinez Lake and Fisher’s Landing the week preceding her infection.

  • County Administrator Announces Resignation

    County Administrator Announces Resignation

    Yuma County Administrator, Robert Pickels, has announced his resignation to pursue a new position as the next City Attorney for the City of Sedona, Arizona. Pickels submitted a formal letter of resignation to the Yuma County Board of Supervisors earlier this week which identified a final date of July 17, 2015.

  • County challenges community during  “Yuma County Government Month”

    County challenges community during “Yuma County Government Month”

    The Yuma County Board of Supervisors is poised to declare "Yuma County Government Month" during their Regular Session, Monday, April 6, 2015. Similarly, counties across the nation will do the same for their own communities providing focus to this year's theme, "Counties Moving America Forward: The Keys are Transportation and Infrastructure." Do you want to make your community a better place to live? Do YOU have what it takes to run a county?

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