Funnels flew in YC last weekend

Photo by Matt VincentPhoto by Deann KnappThere was quite a bit of tornadic activity north and south of Yuma, last Friday and Saturday, as a weak cold front that brought the region much-needed moisture also produced at least a few thin tornadoes dropping out of the sky.     Read More...

Mystery Theater Dinner Saturday

The orphans perform during the soup supper preshow at the Yuma Drama Club production of "Annie," last weekend at Yuma High School. (Pioneer Photo)     The Yuma Drama Club will be hosting a Dinner Theater Murder Mystery, Saturday at the Yuma Community Center.
     It begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers and the main course, along with a dessert auction. The mystery theater production will begin at 7.
     Please contact any drama club member for tickets, or call Lindsey Galles at 597-0699.     Read More...

Hantavirus death in Phillips County

      Health officials from the Northeast Colorado Health Department have just learned that a former resident of Phillips County, who passed away in January, died from hantavirus.
      The death, which was originally attributed to influenza, was confirmed as hantavirus late last Friday, April 17, through testing performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.     Read More...

Spring clean up next week

     The City of Yuma’s Spring Cleanup is next week.
      The city will begin making the rounds on Monday, April 27. As in the past, the city will make one pass throughout the residential areas to pick up unwanted and discarded items. There are a few guidelines regarding the materials that we will remove. Only household and yard waste will be removed, and the yard waste must be boxed, bagged, or bundled for easy handling. More details are available on the City’s website ( or in the flyer in this edition of the Pioneer.     Read More...

More rain means more into the pipeline

    Last summer's rainy weather in northeast Colorado has resulted in Colorado having to nearly double the amount of water pumped out of the Republican River Compact Pipeline this year.
    No, that is not a typo.    

Yuma-1 Board tabs Chrisman as next superintendent

Dianna Chrisman visits with locals during the community meet-and-greet held for the three superintendent finalists, last Friday night at Yuma High School. (Pioneer Photo)     The Yuma School District-1 Board of Directors has offered the superintendent job to Dianna Chrisman, currently the Sterling High School principal.
    The board passed a motion by majority vote to offer Chrisman the job during its regular monthly board meeting, Monday night. (The Pioneer mistakenly reported in this week's edition that it was a unanimous vote.)     Read More...


PROJECT NO. 3-08-0056-011-2014
Sealed bids for improvements to the Yuma Municipal Airport, A.I.P. Project No. 3-08-0056-011-2014, will be received by the City of Yuma at the City Council meeting room in City Hall, 910 South Main Street, P.O. Box 265, Yuma, Colorado  80759 until May 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. MDT and then opened and read aloud.
The work involved includes the following:


Huck Finn Day on May 3
Huck Finn Day will be held Sunday, May 3, at the Yuma Pioneer Park fishing hole located at the northeast corner of Yuma near the Jeff Armstrong Ball Park facility. Registration will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served from 12:30 to 1, judging of Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher costumes at 1 p.m., educational classes from 1:15 to 1:45, and fishing for youth from 1:45 to 4. Open fishing for licensed fishermen and women will start at 4 p.m.
YBO Texas Hold 'Em is Saturday
A dinner and Texas Hold’em Tournament to benefit the Yuma Baseball Organization will be Saturday, April 25, at the Yuma Fire Hall. Registration, buy-in and dinner will be at 6 p.m., followed by an auction at 6:30 and then the Texas Hold’em Tournament. A $50 donation includes dinner and cards. Call 630-0611 or 630-1221 with any questions.

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