Press Releases


Aug
27
2019

Yuma, Ariz. —It's just a few, short, seven months until Visit Yuma's annual Rio de Cerveza craft beer festival. Wait, what? ...Seven months until the next Rio de Cerveza? For six years, Yumans have looked forward to the event being held in October. It's been a much-loved part of the line-up in a crowded field of fall events. More than a thousand attendees throng to the event each year for the chance to sample craft beers and play giant lawn games. The date for the next Rio de Cerveza is March 28, 2020.


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Aug
20
2019


Yuma, Ariz. —USA Today is holding its 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards, with 20 options to vote on for Best Haunted Destinations. The Yuma Territorial Prison jumped up from a lower rank to the first position within the last few days. "With six days left to vote, we're asking for Arizonans to make it number one," said Linda Morgan, Executive Director of Visit Yuma. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 26th.

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Aug
19
2019

Yuma, Ariz. —With Dove Hunt season quickly approaching, Visit Yuma is organizing its annual Dove Hunt Clean Up. Volunteers are needed for the early morning clean up on Saturday, September 21. "It's our way of giving back to the farmers who leave their fields open for the hunting season," said Linda Morgan, Executive Director of Visit Yuma. 

Each year, dozens of volunteers comb the fields and farm roads to pick up shotgun shells and any trash they find. Volunteers meet at Sprague's, 345 W. 32nd St., in Yuma, at 6 a.m. Breakfast burritos are provided for the first 100 volunteers who preregister, and maps, gloves, water and trash bags are provided, too. Volunteers provide their own transportation. 

This year, raffle tickets will be given out to volunteers who sign up in advance, show up and return with collected trash during the clean up.

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Aug
19
2019

Yuma, Ariz. —USA Today is holding its 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards, with 20 options to vote on for Best Haunted Destinations. The Yuma Territorial Prison jumped up from a lower rank to the first position within the last few days. "With six days left to vote, we're asking for Arizonans to make it number one," said Linda Morgan, Executive Director of Visit Yuma. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 26th.

The Yuma Territorial Prison is the only location in Arizona on the list. Others on the list come from all sorts of other spooky locations like a former sanatorium, a lunatic asylum, a lighthouse, a penitentiary, and even The Queen Mary, a historic ocean liner docked in Long Beach, Calif. 


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Aug
19
2019

Yuma, Arizona - Visit Yuma has announced the selection of Annette Van Stratten as its new Assistant Manager at the Visitor Information Center (VIC). 

“We are very fortunate to have her expertise, not only in leading a team of staff and seasonal volunteers, but also because she's going to do great things with our gift shop, the Yuman Interest shop, within the Visitor Information Center," says Linda Morgan, the Executive Director of Visit Yuma. Located at the Colorado River State Historic Park, the VIC is the official visitor center for Yuma, and was awarded a 2019 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.


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The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Visit Yuma team can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

You can download background and "anytime" materials below; dated press releases appear "most recent first" at left. Call or email us for photos and B-roll video.

YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.

For more information, contact Linda Morgan at 928-376-0100 (office), email communications@visityuma.com. Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

'Anytime' releases:


Around & about - a quick Yuma overview


Brilliant! Yuma wears 'sunniest' label with pride


Last link in river restoration under way


 

Background info:


Fast Facts About YVB


 Fast Facts About Yuma 


Yuma history - narrative


Yuma historic timeline

 

Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary



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