Sexual assault at City Park

    A young girl was assaulted at Yuma City Park just north of the swimming pool, Monday, March 30, at approximately 2 p.m.
    The victim was walking through the park when she was grabbed by an unknown assailant. The assailant placed a knife to her throat and warned her not to yell or he would cut her.     Read More...

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Health Fair Saturday 7 to 10 a.m.

    The Yuma District Hospital’s 2015 Health Fair is Saturday, March 28, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Yuma. 
    For those who have already had their blood drawn, they will be able to pick those results up at the Health Fair.     Read More...

Legislation targets American Indian mascots

The original logo when Yuma Union High School switched from Cornhuskers to Indians in the mid-1930s. It was created by student Murl Colby.    School like Yuma and Arickaree could be faced with getting permission to continue using “Indians” as a mascot, if a bill in the state legislature ends up becoming law.
    The House Education Committee held its first hearing on the mascot bill this past Monday. It would require public schools with American Indian mascots or logos to get permission from a panel of nine Native Americans.     Read More...

Mice help raise funds

Pioneer Photo/Tony RaylPictured are representatives of the businesses and individuals who participated in purchasing mice for the mice races during the CHS/M & M Co-op’s annual Harvest for Hunger event, last Saturday at the Irrigation Research Foundation site. The 15 racers were auctioned off for more than $15,000,     Read More...

No charges in Yik Yak case

    There will not be any charges filed against the two Wray High School students who posted threatening messages on the social media app Yik Yak, last month.
    The postings threatened violence at a school, but never did specify which one. It was immediately known the threats were posted within the vicinity of Wray since only those within a 10-mile radius can view other Yik Yak posts.     Read More...

GIS charts county's progress

Yuma County GIS coordinator Richard Birnie is pictured above with a map outlining the evolution of counties in Colorado. (Bill Boas)    Since 2001, the county's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) office has provided specialized mapping services to county officials and those interested in doing business in Yuma County.
    Managed by Richard Birnie, 62, a registered landscape architect, the GIS office is in the lower level of the courthouse in Wray and is now better set up to provide its capabilities to individual residents as well.     Read More...

Pictures at state hoops

Pioneer Photo/Tony Rayl    The Yuma High School band belts out a song prior to the start of the Yuma-Peyton girls 2A semifinal, March 13, 2015, in Massari Arena on the CSU-Pueblo campus. See more photos from state     Read More...

YCCA auction and oyster fry

    The public is invited to join Yuma Cattlemen's Association at their annual Steer Auction and Rocky Mountain Oyster Supper, March 28, at Wray Elks Lodge.
    Eighty-nine steers were entered into the 2014-15 YCCA Original Feedlot Performance and Carcass Contest last November. Everyone has     Read More...

Hutton abandonment case sent back to water court

    The Jim Hutton Educational Foundation and the State of Colorado will be heading back to Colorado Water Court, Division 1, following a ruling issued Monday by the Colorado Supreme Court.
    The Supreme Court ruled that the Water Court failed to require evidence from the Hutton Foundation to rebut the presumption of abandonment of the Tip Jack Ditch water right.     Read More...


Siren testing about to begin
Severe weather season is approaching us again and with that, the W-Y Combined Communications Center will begin conducting weekly siren tests in Yuma County beginning Friday April 3. The tests will be conducted every Friday through the end of September at approximately 8:30 a.m. and will last about 30 seconds. The tests will involve the sirens in Joes, Kirk, Idalia, Vernon, Laird, and the cities of Yuma and Wray and the Town of Eckley. Anyone wishing additional information regarding severe weather or severe weather planning may contact Yuma County Emergency Manager Roger Brown at 970-848-3799 or 970-630-3799.

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