The Arizona Western College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is excited to announce the free Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training Workshop, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in entrepreneurship. The workshop will cover business planning, marketing, finance, and operations. It will also allow participants to network with other young entrepreneurs and receive one-on-one mentoring from experienced SBDC Business Counselors. Whether you have a business idea or want to explore your entrepreneurial potential, this workshop is tailored to empower you.
Congratulations to Quechan Indian Tribe Economic Development Administration's VME client, Tudor Montague (Founder & Head Roaster) of Spirit Mountain Roasting Company, for being awarded the prestigious 2023 San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network Rural Small Business of the Year!
The Conner Byestewa Jr. Award honors his legacy by recognizing those whose contributions to tribal environmental protection build on the work that Conner started.
USEPA R9 decided to issue the Award to the Quechan Pesticide Program for its improvement and commitment to serving and protecting our community.
In-person BLS, CPR and First Aid classes are available for community members.
Location: YRMC Education Center located at 2463 S. Ave A, Yuma, AZ.
To register please call and leave a message at (929) 336-1277.
Registration hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Payments are to be made at Yuma Regional Education Center, only exact cash or check will be accepted.
Attention Ice Cream and Candy sales vendors with current EDA Business Permit:
Operating hours must be limited to between 10:00 am and 9:00 pm if operated by a truck or vehicle.
If EDA receives any complaint of a violation by a permittee, EDA will recommend revo-cation of the Business Permit.
For further information contact the Quechan Economic Administration at (760) 572-5270.
In addition to basic health and hygiene practices, like handwashing, CDC recommends some prevention actions at all COVID-19 Community Levels, which include:
- Staying Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines
- Improving Ventilation
- Getting Tested for COVID-19 If Needed
- Following Recommendations for What to Do If You Have Been Exposed
- Staying Home If You Have Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
- Seeking Treatment If You Have COVID-19 and Are at High Risk of Getting Very Sick
- Avoiding Contact with People Who Have Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
Put together your COVID-19 plan so you have all the information you need on hand if you get sick with COVID-19.
Rapid COVID-19 test results could help guide public health responses, but these results are typically not reported. Now, NIH has launched a website to anonymously report the results of these at-home tests in a secure manner. Check it out here: https://makemytestcount.org?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=nibib&utm_campaign=site-launch
In a minor fender-bender? Here are some tips on clearing it out of the road quickly:
- Move your vehicle to the side of the road and inspect it there - not in dangerous travel lanes.
- Often, a primary crash leads to a traffic backup and increases the risk of secondary crash, which can be more sever than the original collision.
- Vehicles involved in a non-injury crash that remain operable, according to Arizona law, must be removed from the roadway.
- Emergency responders - police, fire, tow truck operators, etc. - need a safe place to work, too. On average, a tow truck operator is struck and killed every six days in the US.
In the midst of the holiday season, U.S. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have increased in recent weeks. More than 44% of U.S. counties are experiencing medium to high COVID-19 Community Levels. At the same time, this cold and flu season has been a severe one. The trio of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is continuing to stress the healthcare system, resulting in decreased hospital capacity and staffing shortages.
Vaccination remains the best way to stay protected against severe infection from COVID-19 and flu, protect loved ones, and keep our communities safe. But uptake of the COVID-19 updated (bivalent) booster has been low—150 million people ages 5 years and older are eligible for the updated booster but have not yet gotten it. Among adults ages 65 years and older, who are at highest risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19, 28 million people are eligible but have not yet gotten an updated booster.
CDC recommends that people ages 5 years and older receive one updated (bivalent) booster if it has been at least 2 months since their last COVID-19 vaccine dose, whether that was:
- Their final primary series dose, or
- An original (monovalent) booster
People who have gotten more than one original (monovalent) booster are also recommended to get an updated (bivalent) booster.
Call Fort Yuma IHS (760) 572-4711 to make your appointment now.
Help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19, flu and RSV this holiday season. Get vaccinated and boosted, stay home & test if sick, wear a mask, wash your hands, and cover your cough/sneeze. Learn more: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/winter-virus-tips-fact-sheet.pdf.
By now you may be aware of the national, state, and local reports of surges in hospitals due to a severe respiratory season, driven by RSV, influenza and COVID-19. It is important to treat mild symptoms at home, moderate symptoms at your primary care provider (family doctor) or urgent care, and to only seek care in the emergency room when symptoms become severe. This will help to prevent a surge in the emergency room, and keep space available for the most critical patients.
Fort Yuma IHS (760)572-4711.