Artists’ help sought for balloon festival

Caballeros de Yuma Inc. is once again looking for an artist who can capture the beauty of the Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival. That lucky artist’s creation will be used to promote the festival by gracing everything from T-shirts to posters and merchandise. That artist will receive $400 – and lots of exposure. Read more: http://www.yumasun.com/articles/artist-88959-caballeros-artists.html#ixzz2bhAekTXt…

City arts panel searching for muses

The City of Yuma Arts and Culture Commission is requesting nominations for the 2013 Tribute of the Muses Awards. Nomination forms are being accepted at the Yuma Art Center until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. The award ceremony will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Yuma Art Center, 254 S. Main…

Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act

from Yes! Magazine Scary stories of kidnappings and explosions lead our news feeds, but it’s the good news that helps break down the myth of our own powerlessness. “If it bleeds, it leads.” Ever hear that maxim of journalism? If you want readers, go with the scary, gruesome story—that’s what gets hearts pumping and grabs…

YUHSD students back in classroom (YumaSun.com)

Many area high schools opened their doors for the first day back to school on Wednesday – a start that campuses reported to be successful. “It was an awesome start today. It was the smoothest start that I can remember,” said Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Toni Badone. She attributed the productive start to…