Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area funds to expire at end of year

Published: Monday, October 11, 2021 - 4:57pm
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Sen. Mark Kelly testified last week on the importance of extending federal funding for the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.

Yuma was once the site of a military supply depot and Arizona's first territorial prison.

Both became state parks, but budget cuts threatened their future a little over a decade ago.

Yuma took over their management through a heritage site, but federal funding for the program will expire this year.

Kelly has introduced legislation to extend it through 2036.

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