Yuma Homecoming is next week

Yuma High School 2015 Homecoming candidates have fun with the camera, earlier this week. The Queen candidates in front are Peighton Roth, Tara Traphagan, Mariya Mekelburg and Kristen Newbury. The King candidates in back are Trevor Haruf, Ryan Nolin, Chris Harding and Ty Thurston. (Pioneer Photo)    A series of fun days are planned as Yuma High School holds Homecoming Week, Monday through Saturday.
    The theme for YHS Homecoming 2015 is “Go Big or Go Home!”
    Also, the whole community is encouraged to “Paint the Town Red” by displaying as much “Tribe Pride” as possible all week.     Read More...

Turn Lane project resumes

Pioneer Photo     The Colorado Department of Transportation's portion of the turn lane project off of Highway 34 at Yuma County Roads H and J began Monday, October 5. The work, being done by a private contractor, should be done in about 10 days. Expect delays at the work site during that time.     Read More...

Fun, educational time at Colorado Proud event

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown of Yuma visits with Yuma students during lunch at the Colorado Proud Meal and Farm Expo, September 30. (Courtesy Photo)    Morris Elementary and the agricultural community came together for a great, and educational, time last Wednesday as part of the Colorado Proud School Meal Day.
    However, it was much more than a meal at MES. Many agriculture community members helped to provide a great meal for lunch and a Farm Expo in the afternoon.     Read More...

Ring part of fast Internet for parts of unincorporated YC

    Residents in Yuma County communities of Joes, Kirk, Idalia and Eckley, as well as the surrounding countryside enjoy a gigabit-caliber Internet connectivity.
    Yuma and Wray are tantalizingly-close to the fiber optic ring, but not close enough without paying thousands of dollars to hook into it.     Read More...

School threat deemed not credible

       The Yuma Police Department was made aware of a possible threat at Yuma High School, over the weekend, following up more Monday morning, October 5.     Read More...

RRWCD regular meeting Oct. 8 in Wray

    Approving the 2016 budget, and electing officers for the Executive Committee are among the agenda items for the Republican River Water Conservation District Board of Directors' regular quarterly meeting, Thursday, October 8, in Wray.     Read More...


Weld County Courthouse
901 9th Avenue
P.O. Box 2038
Greeley, Colorado 80631
(970) 351-7300
Plaintiff:  The Jim Hutton Educational Foundation, a Colorado non-profit corporation,
Defendants: Dick Wolfe, in his capacity as the Colorado State Engineer,; David Nettles, in his capacity as Division Engineer in and for water Division No, 1, State of Colorado; Colorado Division of Water Resources; and Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF COLORADO


Bridge work on Highway 61
Starting Monday, October 5, through October 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will be performing deck replacement on the bridge 3.5 miles north of Otis on Highway 61. The bridge was built in 1952 across Surveyor Creek, 91 feet long and 25 feet wide. Wood decking will be replaced with steel decking to extend life and improve the bridge. There will be a 3-mile detour using Washington County roads 44, 43 and SS. Scheduled work is planned for two weeks for completion. CDOT would like to remind motorists to “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

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