Rabid skunk found in Wray

The Northeast Colorado Health Department received word last week that a skunk in Wray has tested positive for rabies.  The skunk bit a domestic dog and was observed by homeowners to be acting aggressively. The dog that was attacked was fully vaccinated against rabies and has been placed on 45-day home observation, there was no human contact reported. This is the first confirmed rabid animal in northeast Colorado this year.     Read More...

Memorial Day services, pool to open

    Memorial Day weekend is coming, meaning it is time to remember our fallen veterans, and time for a three-day weekend that traditionally marks the start of summer.
    It also is time for the Memorial Day services put on the Yuma VFW and American Legion.     Read More...

Feds putting funds toward Ogallala Aquifer conservation

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water and improve water quality. Funding will be targeted to seven priority areas to support their primary water source and strengthen rural economies.     Read More...

Haruf wrote one last novel

Celebrated author Kent Haruf passed away last November, but not before he wrote one last novel in 2014, about two elderly people finding love late in life. Read the piece in the Wall Street Journal     Read More...

Kiddie Barnyard

Pioneer Photo/Tonya Graton     Youth from the Yuma Children's Academy enjoy visiting the Kiddie Barnyard put on by the Yuma FFA Chapter, earlier this week at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. The event was attended by several different classes in the Yuma schools, besides the YCA kids.     Read More...

Yuma-1 adds ELL coordinator, looking for K-8 principal

    Yuma School District-1 now has a ELL coordinator, and is in the market for a new principal for the west campus.
    The Yuma-1 Board of Education approved the hiring of Kris VanDeraa as the K-12 ELL coordinator and assistant principal, Monday night during its regular meeting. VanDeraa has been the Spanish teacher at Yuma High School for 19 years since 1992, including continuously since 2000, meaning the district now is in the market for a new foreign language teacher.     Read More...

Message board up at Indian Hills

Courtesy Photo     The new message board at Indian Hills Golf Course has been installed, painted and initial contents loaded. One can find all sorts of golfing-related announcements posted on the message board throughout the golf season at IHGC.     Read More...


Estate of LARRY DEAN POUNDS, also known as LARRY D. POUNDS, Deceased, Case Number: 2015 PR30012
All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Yuma County, Colorado on or before September 7, 2015, or the claims may be forever barred.
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First Date of Publication: May 7, 2015
Last Date of Publication: May 21, 2015
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