Old Threshers pictures

Pioneer Photo     Five-time grand champion fiddler Tony Ludiker plays for the crowd Saturday evening during the Old Threshers Show at the Old Threshers Grounds. See more photos from the three-day event, September 5-7, in Yuma.     Read More...

Yuma-1 debates athletic manual

    Yuma School District-1's Board of Education and administrators held a lengthy discussion regarding the Yuma High School Activity Policy, Monday night during the board's regular monthly meeting at the district office.
    The discussion centered on the athletic manual, the method of reporting violations, changing the scope of punishments, and the use of social media in catching violators.     Read More...

Hamar Little Britches rodeo Sept. 20-21

    The Wayde Hamar Memorial National Little Britches Rodeo will be held September 20 and 21.     The rodeo will begin Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Sunday will start off with a pancake breakfast under the grandstands at 6:30 a.m., followed by church services led by Ronnie Moyer. The rodeo will get under way at 9:00 a.m.     Read More...

JP True roping

Courtesy PhotoThe J.P. True Memorial Roping was held on Labor Day at the Eckley Arena with 174 teams competing in the annual event. Results are as follows.     Read More...

NFR tickets up for bid

     Because of its affiliation with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Yuma County Fair has the opportunity to purchase tickets to the sold out National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas December 4 through December 13.     Read More...

Mountain Quest

Jim Powell is on top of the world after summiting North Maroon Peak, July 28, 2014. (Courtesy Photo)    For someone who has been a lifelong resident of the high plains, Jim Powell sure has spent a lot of time in the hills.
    And we are not talking about sandhills, but rather the real big hills of Colorado's mountain ranges.
    Powell and his oldest son Tyler, both Yuma High School graduates, recently completed a decades-long quest to climb each of Colorado's 55 14,000-foot peaks (14'ers), summiting North Maroon Peak the morning of July 28.     Read More...

Shad Emerson's incredible one-year journey

Shad Emerson is pictured above with family and friends, including brother Trey and mother Jannell right behind him, while visiting in Yuma earlier this week. (Pioneer Photo)    Shad Emerson has been through the darkness and has come out the other end.
    Monday, August 4, marked the one-year anniversary of the accident in which the 2010 Yuma High School graduate broke his neck and nearly lost his life.
    “I have finally made peace with the accident,” he said as he sat outside his mother Janelle's home on N. Main St. “I'm not going to let it define me or drag me down.”     Read More...

How many years left for The Pit?

The Pit was packed for the Yuma-Akron girls and boys basketball games on February 8, 2014. The picture above was taken late in the fourth quarter of the boys game, won by Akron on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, one of countless classic games played in The Pit over the past six decades. (Pioneer Photo/Tony Rayl)    A new or refurbished “Pit.” New ag education and transportation buildings. More secure entrances at all Yuma-1 schools.
    All of that, and more, is on the table for discussion as Yuma School District-1 attempts to engage the community in helping set a direction for facility needs requiring attention in the near future.     Read More...


Notice of Hearing
At 1:00 p.m. on September 30, 2014 in the commissioners meeting room of the Yuma County Courthouse, 310 Ash Street, Suite A, Wray, CO., the Commissioners of Yuma County will hold a hearing to accept public comment on the following Application for Exemption from Subdivision Regulations:
James A. Lapp, to divide 0.83 plus or minus acres from 5 plus or minus acres in the SW1/4 of Section 16, T4N, R43W, for the purpose of combining with the property of an adjacent property owner.
The application is on file at the Yuma County GIS office (970-332-0930) and open to the public for review. All interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing and to express their views, either orally or in writing.
Date of Publication: September 11, 2014
Name of Publication: The Yuma Pioneer, Inc.


Salsa contest at Farmers' Market
Next Tuesday, September 16, the Yuma Farmers’ Market will be holding a salsa contest.  To enter, contestants must bring their salsa to the contestant booth by 6 p.m. to register.  Winning salsa will receive a prize.  In addition to the contest there will also be some great local food. The market will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Fall cleanup coming soon
The City of Yuma will be doing its annual fall cleanup September 29 to October 3. Items must be ready for pickup by 8 a.m. Monday, September 29. Items may be placed in alleys up to three weeks prior to cleanup, which is the only time it is allowed. However, please keep far enough away from the trash containers so as not to interfere with regular trash pick-up. Find more information in the ad on page 3 of this week's Pioneer.

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