Joan Elaine Blach, age 95, passed away peacefully after a short illness on November 17, 2023, in Springfield, Missouri, surrounded by family. She was born September 30, 1928, to Betty and Clayton James McCormick in Sterling, Colorado. Joan moved to Loveland, Colorado, with her family when she was in theContinue Reading

The Raymond and Anabel Corral family has seen their lives uprooted just as the holiday season approaches. Their home at 213 N. Birch St. sustained severe fire and smoke damage last Friday morning, November 10. Anabel was home when the fire started, quickly leaving the house when she saw flamesContinue Reading

The Yuma County School Project is moving along with the work of locating and marking the sites of former rural schools. More than 186 school sites, and many of their teachers and students, have been identified. Have you noticed any of the school signs across the county? Traveling north ofContinue Reading

The Yuma City Council heard an update about Yuma County Economic Development during its regular meeting last week. Mayor Ron Swehla, Mayor Pro-tem Marc Shay, and council members Dan Baucke, Jerome Benish, Tim McClung and Terri Frame were in attendance. Marylu Smith-Dischner was absent. YCED Director Shelby Clark provided theContinue Reading

Otis High School’s football team will be at home one last time this season. The No. 2 Bulldogs were at home the first two rounds, including last Saturday’s 61-18 romp past Branson/Kim on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Otis, 10-1, gets to stay home again as the Bulldogs host sixth-seed CheyenneContinue Reading

The attractive makeover of the Yuma School District-1 track complex at Yuma High School has been completed. The crew from Renner Sports Group finished up earlier this month, while battling weather delays. The result is a brand new track surface, along with new runways for the jump, vault and highContinue Reading

Yuma’s youth football teams accomplished an impressive feat this fall. All teams in grades 1-8 went undefeated in their respective leagues, going a combined 26-0. As reported earlier, the Yuma Middle School junior high dominated the Northeast League, going 7-0 and beating Burlington 24-0 in the championship game. The OutlawsContinue Reading

Kathy Jean (Aydelott) Petersen was born on December 5, 1950 to Andrew and Nona (Curtis) Aydelott in Yuma, Colorado. She passed away on October 28, 2023, at the age of 73, at the Hillcrest Care Center in Wray, Colorado. Kathy graduated from Lone Star High School and attended Beauty School.Continue Reading