Cool cloud; heavy rain to the south

Photo by Amy SmithIt must be that time of year for interesting clouds over Eckley. This photo was taken Monday night, September 22, 2014, after a storm passed through the area, one week after the Pioneer ran a photo from Susan Couch of a severe thunderstorm cloud over Eckley. These cotton-ball clouds came after heavy rain rolled through.     Read More...

Council resolution on healthy communities

     The Yuma City Council passed a resolution last week stating its interest in participating in Livewell Colorado's HEAL (Health Eating Active Living) campaign. (See this week's Pioneer for more on the council.) Found below is the full text from the resolution.     Read More...

Yuma Art Show starts Saturday

    It is time for the Yuma Art Show, Saturday through Thursday at the Yuma Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, put on by the Yuma Arts Association.
    Artists can enter their work on Friday, September 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the art show location.     Read More...

Yuma man wins first MMA fight

Brooks Alvarez gets the upper hand in his 155-pound MMA fight against Kyle Colvin, September 20, 2014, at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell, Nebraska. (Photo by Tricia Dewey Lane/    Brooks Alvarez said he had a blast in his mixed martial arts debut, last weekend in Nebraska.
    Of course, it does not hurt that he won his first-ever MMA fight with a technical knockout after fracturing his opponent's cheeckbone. Not only did he win, he also won the Best Knockout Award.     Read More...

Kamala-County Road 39 project update

Pioneer Photo     Here is the latest from Yuma County Road & Bridge concerning the Kamala St-County Road 39 project:     Read More...

Public postings consolidated

    The Yuma Design Committee is spearheading the effort to consolidate locations in town where postings for events, happenings and opportunities around the Yuma community.
    Businesses and other locations often are inundated with requests for putting fliers up in their windows. Plus, those requesting the fliers be put up must spend time and money printing so many fliers. The Yuma Design Committee has come up with the idea to help alleviate the congestion, and save organizers of events the time and money involved with printing fliers and distributing them all over town.     Read More...

Motorists found with meth in Yuma

Tina Smith     On Tuesday, September 16 at about 2 p.m., while on patrol and passing throughJohn Leahy III the City of Yuma, Yuma County Sheriff Deputy Thomson was flagged down by a concerned motorist reporting a vehicle that had been weaving on the highway.
       Deputy Thomson located the vehicle at the 7-11 and made contact with the occupants.     Read More...

Be aware of late-summer West Nile threat

    Northeast Colorado has seen eight human cases of West Nile virus this year, four of which have appeared since the beginning of the month, prompting local health officials to remind residents to continue taking personal preventive measures until freezing temperatures are reached and sustained.
    One of the eight cases is in Yuma County, with the other seven in Morgan County (four), and Logan County (three).     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...

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...


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.
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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