Cocopah Museum staffers display the two trophies they won on the second day of the 75thAnnual Yuma Jaycees Rodeo. Rodeo Chairman Damian Moore presented the Best Overall float and the Chairman’s Choice trophies moments before the parade began.
With the rodeo marking a mile stone, 75 years, Cocopah Museum director Joe Rodriquez came up with the idea of creating a mining theme for the float with the slogan “Dirt to Diamonds.”
Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (second from left) presents a check for $1,000 to the staff of the Yuma Art Center in support of the annual Art in the Park celebration that was held Jan. 11 and 12 at Gateway Park in Yuma.
Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J Long (center) presents a $4,000 contribution to the Somerton High School Committee during the annual Corn Fest that was held in Somerton on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Cocopah councilmembers Rosa J. Long (left) and Edmund Domingues (second from left) present a check to Dr. Kella Price, Executive Director, Arizona for the United States of America Pageants and Cocopah Tribal Member Sylvia Thomas. The Tribal Council sponsored Thomas’ participation in a workshop in preparation of the pageant. Thomas is among five young women in Yuma County who are competing for the title Miss Arizona. The pageant will be held in Mesa, Ariz. on November 24.
WIth November being National Hospice Month, the Cocopah Indian Tribe donated $5,000 to Hospice of Yuma in support of the non-profit group's mission to provide compassionate care for those in need and their families.
Pictured from left to right: 2020 Silver Spur Rodeo Chairman Damian Moore, Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J. Long, Rodeo Teen Queen Mya Preston, Rodeo Queen Kaitlynn Salter and Cocopah Vice-Chairman J. Deal Begay, Jr.
Each year the tribe sponsors the rodeo's mutton busting event.
Cocopah Vice-Chairman J. Deal Begay, Jr. (right) and Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (left) present a sponsorship for the upcoming Battle of the Bands event that is being hosted by the Yuma Art Center.
Mr. Begay and Ms. Long spoke with Lindsay Benacka, Yuma Art Center arts and culture program manager (second from left) and Ana Lazo-Padilla, Yuma Art Center marketing specialist, about the Sept. 21st show that will be held at the Yuma Historic Theatre.
Cocopah Tribal Council on Friday morning hosted a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Tribe's new convenience store. Located on Highway 95 across from the Cocopah Casino, the new store is expected to be opened spring of 2020.
Cocopah Tribal Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (left) and City of Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls (right) present a check for $4,000 to Catholic Community Services. As part of the Arizona Gaming Compact, Native American tribes in the state are required to share a percentage of their casino profits to local governments which distribute that money to local nonprofit organizations.