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Yuma- The Gateway City

Yuma, Arizona has been the major gateway between Arizona and California for centuries. Yuma was the easiest location to cross the Colorado River for the Spanish, Mexican and American explorers.

Travelers through Yuma today often just stop to refuel the car and stomach. It is considered a mid-way point between the metropolises of Los Angeles and Phoenix.

But, there is so much more for the 90,000 plus residents in Yuma. By 2013, population estimates for Yuma County may exceed 233,138 residents, including surrounding San Luis, Somerton and Wellton, according to the Yuma Data Bank.

Upcoming Yuma Events

Yuma's Christmas Village debuts its holiday fantasyland; Skating rink open through Dec. 30 for affordable family fun at historic park

After months of planning and construction, a magical Christmas Village taking shape at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park will open its doors to the public at 6 p.m. Friday (Dec. 10) and remain open daily through December 30, 2010, except December 24 & 25.  Open until 10 p.m. on its debut night, Village hours are from noon to 8 p.m. all other days. Continue reading about Yuma Christmas Village.

“Spirit of Yuma” festival celebrates military January 21-23, 2011. The Yuma Visitor’s Bureau will hold an inaugural event called “The Spirit of Yuma Military Festival” for 2011.  This weekend-long event celebrates local service members and veterans, the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma is scheduled for January 21-23, 2011. Continue reading about the 2010 Spirit of Yuma celebration event.

The Yuma Crossing Heritage Area brings projects and programs to life for the Yuma community. See all Yuma Crossing events happening in January 2011.

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Yuma Web Links

City of Yuma: http://www.ci.yuma.az.us/
Official City of Yuma web site with local city news and upcoming events, public meeting adgendas, Yuma city departments and facilities.

Visit My Yuma: http://www.visityuma.com/
Yuma Visitors Information Center. Events calendar of entertainment, dining, business directory and shopping information.

Yuma Crossing Heritage Area: http://www.yumaheritage.com/
Conserve Yuma's cultural, historical, and geologic resources, recognizing that resource conservation is part of community revitalization.

GSA Breaks Ground on New John M. Roll Courthouse in Yuma

New Energy Efficient Courthouse Honors Judge Roll's Service & Legacy

On Thursday, June 30, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) broke ground on the new John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse at an outdoor ceremony in Yuma, Ariz.  Over 250 attendees joined GSA, Rep. Raul Grijalva, the U.S. District Court - District of Arizona, Mayor Alan Krieger, representatives from Sen. John McCain and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' offices and the Roll family in celebrating this milestone event.
The Yuma courthouse, named in honor of the late U.S. District Chief Judge John M. Roll, received funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was designed as a sustainable and energy-efficient federal building with target Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification from the U.S. Green Buildings Council.

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GSA acting Regional Administrator Jeff Neely spoke about how the project honors the late Judge Roll, while also reducing the federal government's consumption of electricity, water, and increased use of renewable sources of energy.

"Today we honor a pillar of our nation's community and re-affirm the importance of his life's work: equal justice under the law.  We do so by gathering to grace this building with his name.  As we commemorate today's groundbreaking we remember the tremendous contributions of Judge Roll to this community, this state, and this great country," said Neely. 
The event was marked by presentations and tributes to the late Judge Roll by congressional representatives, District Court judges, state and city officials and Judge Roll's son, Robert Roll.  Grijalva and Ron Barber, Gifford's District Director presented a "Redline" to Mrs. Roll in honor of the groundbreaking.  The redline, which is a print copy of the legislation declaring the Yuma courthouse as the John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse, included personal messages from all Arizona congressional delegates, with the exception of Giffords who was out of state recovering from her injury.  
Gov. Brewer issued a proclamation which honored of the event and highlighted Judge Roll's contributions to the state of Arizona, calling him "a hero and a man of law and love."
Judge Roll served as a board member on GSA's source selection panel and played an integral role in awarding the contract for this project.  During the selection process he commented on the building's architectural style.

"The Southwest flavor of this concept retains the dignity of a federal courthouse.  It is a great fit for the immediate area, particularly as positioned [and] the front entrance is prominent and inviting," Judge Roll said.
The 56,800 square foot federal courthouse will reinterpret and update the classical American courthouse while adapting to the Southern Arizona climate utilizing 21st century durable materials and energy efficient technologies.   The complex will house two magistrate courtrooms, judges' chambers, jury facilities, U.S. Probation and Pretrial services, District and Bankruptcy Court Services, and the U.S. Marshals Service.  
The centerpiece of the courthouse - a large, solar panel canopy - brings the latest in innovative technology to the forefront.  The panels will use the bright Arizona sun to generate one quarter of the building's electrical demand and the shade they provide will shelter employees and visitors and create an open and accessible ambience.
The design also features living walls, two dozen highly efficient, independently-controlled air fans, and locally-sourced Arizona sandstone.   As the sandstone reflects the constancy and permanence of our legal system, the two-story glass lobby demonstrates its transparency and equality. 
Ehrlich Architects, teamed with Phoenix-based Sundt Construction, was awarded the courthouse project in November 2010 after winning a design-build competition sponsored by the GSA Design Excellence Program. The courthouse is expected to be complete in spring 2013.
For more information, contact Ms. Traci Madison, Regional Public Affairs Officer at (415) 264-9401 or [email protected]

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