Indians host district first round Tuesday

Tara Traphagan gets the ball past a block attempt by Taylor Godsey of Wray, last Thursday in the Yuma win in The Pit. The win concluded a perfect league season for the Indians, resulting in winning the LPAA regular season title and being the top seed for district this week. (Dave Gustafson)    Yuma High School's volleyball team will be hosting Sedgwick County and Wiggins on Tuesday in the first round of the Class 2A District 2 Tournament.
    The Indians are the top seed after going 8-0 and winning the LPAA regular-season title. They enter the postseason 18-1 overall. Akron beat Caliche in five sets last Friday to claim the second seed, while the Buffaloes are the third seed. Those two also will host on Tuesday.     Read More...

RRWCD-Hutton Foundation stay at odds

     The dispute between the Jim Hutton Education Foundation and the Republican River Water Conservation District continues, the latest about a scheduled mediation session that was supposed to take place last month.     Read More...

Yuma PD helps with significant drug arrest

     A traffic stop on I-76 early Saturday morning resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine worth nearly $4 million dollars. MCSO Sgt. Shauna Ponce stopped a commercial vehicle for a traffic violation. After receiving consent to search, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine was found.     Read More...

Cattle truck wreck closes down Highway 34

An overturned cattle truck at the curve northwest of the overpass on Highway 34, five miles west of Yuma, had the highway closed Thursday morning, October 16. (Pioneer Photo)     An overturned cattle truck about five miles west of Yuma closed down Highway 34 this morning, October 16.
     An eyewitness said it appeared the driver was okay, but the Pioneer has not gotten confirmation yet. The eyewitness said none of the cattle got out of the trailer. The conditions of the cattle was not known. Traffic was being detoured around the scene on county roads.     Read More...

Murder trial set for early next year

Tyler Withrow    A jury trial expected to last at least three weeks for double-homicide suspect Tyler Withrow has been scheduled for early next year in Yuma County District Court.
    A status conference was held Tuesday afternoon, at the courthouse in Wray. A trial date was set, January 20 to February 13. It was stated it almost is certain to last at least three weeks as the defense will have 40-50 witnesses.     Read More...

Homecoming Royalty

Pioneer Photo     Emilio Arvizo and Brittnee Blach were crowned the 2014 Yuma High School Homecoming King and Queen, last Friday night during halftime of the Yuma-Holyoke football team. The dance was held on Saturday night, capping a fun week of Homecoming activities at YHS.     Read More...

New administrator at Yuma Life Care

Tom Trump, the new administrator at Yuma Life Care Center, is pictured above with resident Paul Gardner. (Pioneer Photo)    Stability has come to Yuma Life Care Center.
    The Sava Senior Care-owned facility has gone through a series of interim directors over the past several years, though it has been blessed with several long-term employees that have helped maintain Life Care's viability.     Read More...

Ballots in the mail this week

      Registered electors will begin receiving their ballots this week in the mail for the 2014 general election.
      There is not much in regards to local elected offices, but there are several key races taking place statewide. Plus, there are some critical ballot issues locally.     Read More...

Medicare Part D sign up is soon

      Medicare Part D season is upon us! Enrollment opens October 15 and runs through December 7. The N.E. Colorado Area Agency on Aging would like to encourage all Medicare beneficiaries to check their plans for current medications and plan changes for 2015. Everyone needs to check their coverage to be sure there are no changes for 2015.     Read More...

Public postings consolidated

    The Yuma Design Committee is spearheading the effort to consolidate locations in town where postings for events, happenings and opportunities around the Yuma community.
    Businesses and other locations often are inundated with requests for putting fliers up in their windows. Plus, those requesting the fliers be put up must spend time and money printing so many fliers. The Yuma Design Committee has come up with the idea to help alleviate the congestion, and save organizers of events the time and money involved with printing fliers and distributing them all over town.     Read More...


YC Landfill now recycling plastic
Yuma County has added No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles and jugs to its recycling efforts, along with the current newspaper and cardboard recycling. Recycling trailers for the plastic bottles and jugs can be found in Yuma at the Yuma Recycling Center north of Lake Yuma, and in Wray at the Wray Recycling Center across from the City Shop by the ball fields. One also can deliver them in plastic bags to the Yuma County Landfill, 15738 County Road 34, south of Eckley. Contact the Yuma County Landfill at 359-2467 for more information.

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