Yuma airport is back in business

Dan Tietmeyer of Yuma Ag Service takes off in his spray plane using the crosswind runway, Tuesday morning at the Yuma Municipal Airport. One can see the newly-paved main runway below the plane. (Pioneer Photo)    Yuma Municipal Airport is back in business — cross ways at least.
    The crosswind runway officially was reopened to local air traffic at 12 noon last Saturday, July 16.
    The main runway should be open no later than early next week.     Read More...

Green Week continues

    Yuma's first annual Green Week, sponsored by the Yuma Conservation District, continues through Saturday.
    Thursday: Recycle – This is the day to prepare your electronics, paper, cardboard & plastics for the recycling drive Saturday. 
    FREE screening of the documentary "Symphony of the Soil" at 7 pm
    Friday: Community Pride Day - Residents are encouraged to pick up litter in their neighborhoods & around town.
    Saturday: Reuse Day - Participate in the Town Wide Yard Sale beginning at 8 in the morning.  There will be a presentation about how electronic recycling works by Encore at 10 am at the Duck Pond followed by a recycling drive. This is also the day we encourage participants to wear green and share with others what you did during green week. 
    We welcome you to use the hashtag #YumaGreenWeek2016 on any of your social media.  Follow us on Facebook for more details.      Read More...

Regional broadband meeting Tuesday

    Mid-States Consultants, under the direction of the Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments (NECALG,) is in the final stages of completing the Regional Broadband plan for the northeast Colorado region, including Yuma, Washington, Logan, Morgan, Phillips and Sedgwick counties.     Read More...

Y-1 moving forward with facility project

    Yuma School District-1 is moving forward with trying to formulate a reasonable facility addition and renovation project with a bond issue to go on the November ballot.
    The Yuma-1 Board of Education unanimously approved notifying the Yuma County Clerk that the district will participate in November's coordinated election. It also unanimously approved hiring Specialized Engineering Consultants to provide master planning and pre-bond services.     Read More...

Fair singers

Pioneer PhotoA Yuma County youth belts out the National Anthem during the tryouts for the Yuma County Fair, while another contestant and her mother watches, Monday night at the fairgrounds in Yuma. Talli Heid will sing at the County Events on Wednesday of the fair, August 10. Crystal Whetzel will sing before the Tuesday rodeo, Jazmine Danner before the Wednesday night rodeo, Sierra Conde before the fair parade on Tuesday, Kaylee Etl at the Ranch Rodeo on Saturday evening, and Lola Mathias before the Horse Show on Saturday morning.     Read More...

Cool storm pictures

Photo by Jason HawleyLocal photographers took advantage of picturesque nature of a thunderstorm that rolled by north of Yuma, last Friday, July 8, 2016.Photo by Matt VincentPhoto by Zach Chapman     Read More...

Alternate parade route set

    The 2016 Yuma County Fair Parade will take a decidedly different route due to the current Main St. Project taking place in Yuma.
    The Parade Committee and other county and community leaders have been considering different suggested routes over the past several weeks, finally settling on one that will focus around the Yuma Middle School/Morris Elementary/Little Indians Preschool campus.     Read More...

Old Dominion tickets on sale

    Tickets for the Tuesday Night Concert and the two PRCA Rodeos, at the Yuma County Fair, are now on sale to the general public.
    Headlining the August 9 concert will be Old Dominion, an up-and-coming band that has had songs at the top of the Country Charts this past year. The Tuesday afternoon and the Wednesday night rodeos promise to bring some of the top cowboys on the PRCA circuit to town.     Read More...


The City of Yuma Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The public hearing will cover a proposed conditional use for a residential home at Indian Hills Subdivision Lot 57.
If approved by the City of Yuma Planning Commission the City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the conditional use on August 2, 2016 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Date of Publication: July 21, 2016
Name of Publication: The Yuma Pioneer, Inc.    


Fair vendors need to make a call
   Old and new vendors that want to have a booth at the fairgrounds during the Yuma County Fair need to call Fair Manager Kim Latoski at 630-1615. The fair is quickly approaching so please get everything in order as soon as possible so everyone can have a great fair!

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