Yuma volleyball hosting regional, Saturday

The Yuma High School volleyball team repeated as Class 2A District 2 champions, beating Caliche and Akron last Friday in The Pit. The Indians next will host Region F on Saturday, with Caliche returning to town along with Dayspring Christian from Greeley. The winner will earn an automatic berth to the 2A state tournament that will be in Denver, November 7-8. Community members and businesses are being asked to help “Paint the Town Red” leading up to regional. Pictured above in the front are seniors Madison Powell, Katrina Terrell, Kodi Koenig and Chandi Weber. Standing are assistant coach Jamie Nighswonger, Kyli Blach, Tara Traphagan, Mariya Mekelburg, Mallory Noble, Luisa Hernandez, Peighton Roth, Kenedy Roth, Avery Whitehead, MiKenna Spencer, Kyle Rayl, Taryn Baucke, Jesu Varela, assistant coach Windy Muirheid and head coach Jenny Noble. (Dave Gustafson)     The Yuma High School volleyball team will be hosting the Class 2A Region F Tournament, Saturday afternoon in The Pit.
     The Indians will play Caliche at 1 p.m., followed by Caliche playing Dayspring Christian, and then Yuma taking on Dayspring. The regional winner earns an automatic berth to next week's state tournament.     Read More...

Governor made stop in Yuma

Governor John Hickenlooper greets Don and Judy Rutledge, Monday at the Yuma Community Center. (Tony Rayl)    Governor John Hickenlooper and his entourage, including many members of his cabinet, made a campaign stop in Yuma, Monday afternoon.
    The Democrat is seeking a second term, facing off against Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in the 2014 election. The campaign arrived by charter bus. The stop was part of a tour of all 64 counties in Colorado. Yuma County was the last stop.     Read More...

Election season nearing end

      Voters have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to get their ballots returned to their respective county clerk and recorder's office in order to get it counted in this year's election.
      In Yuma County, that means getting it to the Yuma County Courthouse in Wray, by the deadline. It is recommended to turn in the ballot at the Voting Service and Polling Centers in Wray or Yuma if you have not mailed it by Friday, October 31.     Read More...

Eclipse as seen from Yuma

Photo by Jason Hawley     Yuma resident Jason Hawley took this picture of the partial solar eclipse yesterday afternoon. If anyone else has one to share, please send it to us at yumapioneer@centurytel.net.     Read More...

Halloween plans in Yuma

      The West Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses invites the area’s youth and their parents to Trick-or-Treat Street on Friday, October 31.     Read More...

Cure Land appealing judge's ruling on "Target Zone"

    Cure Land is appealing the federal district court decision upholding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ruling to not include a “target zone” in the amended Republican River CREP.     Read More...

Murder trial set for early next year

Tyler Withrow    A jury trial expected to last at least three weeks for double-homicide suspect Tyler Withrow has been scheduled for early next year in Yuma County District Court.
    A status conference was held Tuesday afternoon, at the courthouse in Wray. A trial date was set, January 20 to February 13. It was stated it almost is certain to last at least three weeks as the defense will have 40-50 witnesses.     Read More...

Medicare Part D sign up is soon

      Medicare Part D season is upon us! Enrollment opens October 15 and runs through December 7. The N.E. Colorado Area Agency on Aging would like to encourage all Medicare beneficiaries to check their plans for current medications and plan changes for 2015. Everyone needs to check their coverage to be sure there are no changes for 2015.     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...

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...


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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