Yuma County has a colorful history, which lives on today in a fast-growing, vibrant community. Saddle up for a quick ride through one of the most interesting places in the United States.In 1540, just 48 years after Columbus discovered the New World, 18 years after the conquest of Mexico by Cortez, and 67 years before the settlement of Jamestown, Hernando de Alarcon visited the site of what is now the current City of Yuma. He was the first European to visit the area and to recognize the best natural crossing of the Colorado River. Much of Yuma County's later development occurred because of this strategic location.From the 1850's through the 1870's, steamboats on the Colorado River transported passengers and goods to various mines, military outposts in the area, and served the ports of Yuma, Laguna, Castle Dome, Norton's Landing, Ehrenberg, Aubry, Ft. Mohave and Hardyville. During this time stagecoaches also carried the mail and passengers on bone-jarring rides through the area.For many years, Yuma served as the gateway to the new western territory of California, which brought thousands from around the world in search of gold, or those who had it. In 1870, the Southern Pacific Railroad bridged the river. Yuma became a hub for the railroad and was selected as the county seat in 1864.Yuma County is one of four original counties designated by the first Territorial Legislature. It maintained its original boundaries until 1983 when voters decided to split Yuma County into LaPaz County in the north and a new "Yuma County" in the south.
Welcome to YUMA County Benefit Options at a Glance 10 paid holidays per year 12 sick days per year 12 vacation days per year In-Service Leave Industrial Insurance Health Insurance (YCEBT) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Mutual Life Insurance State Retirement Programs Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) HealthCare and Dependent Day Care (optional) Dental Insurance (optional) Vision Insurance (optional) Deferred Compensation Program (optional)
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