Republican Scott Weaver will get his chance to knock off long-time Democrat incumbent Dean Wingfield for the Yuma County Commissioner District 2 in November. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Yuma will be challenged by former Denver mayor and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper. Those were the results laid out inContinue Reading

Thefts are on the rise again in Yuma County, and the Sheriff’s Office is encouraging everyone to take extra precautions in securing their belongings. Sheriff Todd Combs reported a wide variety of items are being taken, such as ATVs, bumper pull trailers, fuel, license plates, jewelry, tools, and garden equipmentContinue Reading

The Yuma County Fair Queen Committee, along with Yuma County Commissioners and Yuma County Cattleman’s Association, announced this week that the Yuma County Fair & Rodeo Lady-in-Waiting Contest to tryout for the 2022 Queen, previously scheduled for July 30, 2020, has been canceled due to the impact of COVID-19. ThisContinue Reading

Yuma County advanced this week into Tier 3 of the Yuma County Variance. The Yuma County COVID-19 Task Force voted last Thursday to move to Tier 3 beginning this past Monday. The main thing with the new phase is allows for gatherings up to 175 people. That applies for outdoorContinue Reading

Yuma Life Care Center (YLCC) has recently welcomed a new administrator, Lance Pool. Pool came to Yuma from Corvallis, Oregon, where he most recently worked as a nurse consultant in the long-term care sector. He grew up in Tennessee, but has spent a significant amount of time living and workingContinue Reading

Parenting doggie style For over 40 years now, I’ve been a parent educator. Years ago, I thought that in the interests of “truth in advertising,” I should call my parenting series, “After Birth.” Somehow though, this didn’t go over very well with the women. Next, I considered calling these classes,Continue Reading

By Tony Rayl, Yuma Pioneer As professional sports leagues, college athletics, and states, try to open up again, and invariably end up with spikes in COVID-19 cases, I become less-and-less confident we can have high school and middle school athletics in the coming school year. I hate to be Mr.Continue Reading

The 2020 Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State Games have been canceled. The annual prep event features outgoing senior athletes in a variety of sports, including football, basketball and softball. Traditionally, it has been held in June, but in light of the coronavirus outbreak this year’s games were moved inContinue Reading

Devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather, faithful Christian, steadfast friend and dedicated educator, James Robert McCabe passed on to his heavenly home surrounded by his family, June 20, 2020 at his home in Littleton. Jim was born on April 14, 1945 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the third child of Thomas andContinue Reading