Poles painted downtown

Pioneer PhotoPioneer PhotoFour poles are being painted in downtown Yuma as part of the sprucing up downtown test. First is the one being painted forest green at Main St. Insurance. Three poles on the 200 Block of S. Main will be painted red, black and bronze. David Keen Painting is doing the job.     Read More...

Fair time in Yuma County

Garry Moore Amusements already had four attractions at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, late last week. The carnival will be up and running Sunday through Tuesday at the Yuma County Fair. (Pioneer Photo)    The Yuma County Fair & Rodeo will have a different look to it, with the return of the familiar after an absence, and plenty of exciting new attractions, as the fair takes place in Yuma, Saturday through Wednesday.
    Actually, activities will begin on a limited scale Thursday and Friday (see full page poster for a daily lineup inside this week's Pioneer), and the Fashion Revue was held in Wray earlier this week.     Read More...

Downtown gets some lipstick

Dave Frank paints parking stripes in downtown Yuma, last Saturday, July 26, 2014. (Pioneer Photo)    A group of downtown business owners, city councilmen and engaged citizens spent the weekend sprucing up the business district simply by applying some paint.
    The effort was led by the Design Committee, which was formed earlier this month during a meeting with citizens and Downtown Colorado Inc. An Economic Development Committee and a Promotions and Events Committee also were formed, with each having a representative on an overseeing Steering Committee.     Read More...

Wheat harvest one of the better ones

    One of the better-yielding wheat crops in recent history is coming to a close, but a dropping market price has tempered the positive vibes just a bit.     Read More...

Fair is getting close

Pioneer Photo     Some carnival rides already are in place for the Yuma County Fair, which will be August 2-6 in Yuma. This picture was taken Thursday, July 24, at the fairgrounds. It is a good sign for fairgoers as the Yuma County Fair did not have a carnival last year, but the Fair Board has taken steps to enter into an agreement with Garry Moore Amusements.     Read More...

New principal on the job

Matt Pounds is pictured above in front of Yuma High School, where he is the new principal. (Pioneer Photo)    Matt Pounds is in town, on the job and getting busy in his new role as principal at Yuma High School.
    Pounds and his wife of 31 years, Sharon, got into town late last week, and he hit the ground running Monday morning at YHS. He graciously took some time out Tuesday to sit down with the Pioneer.     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 August 29, 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 Yuma County Major Land Use Permit:


Sing along at Yuma Life Care
    Yuma Life Care Center is holding monthly activities the rest of this year leading up to the 50th anniversary of the facility opening in January 1965. Everyone in the community is invited to join the Life Care residents on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. for a “50 Minute Sing Along.” Approximately 20 to 30 residents participate in the Sing Along activity every other Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., singing hymns and classic popular songs. One does not need to have a great voice to join, or even have to sing out loud; just come by and join the staff and residents in one of their favorite activities.
YC Landfill now recycling plastic
Yuma County has added No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles and jugs to its recycling efforts, along with the current newspaper and cardboard recycling. Recycling trailers for the plastic bottles and jugs can be found in Yuma at the Yuma Recycling Center north of Lake Yuma, and in Wray at the Wray Recycling Center across from the City Shop by the ball fields. One also can deliver them in plastic bags to the Yuma County Landfill, 15738 County Road 34, south of Eckley. Contact the Yuma County Landfill at 359-2467 for more information.

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