The City of Yuma is going conservative, budget-wise, in 2021. Nearing the conclusion of a difficult 2020 for everyone, the Yuma City Council approved the first readings of budget-related ordinances during its regular meeting, held last week virtually on Zoom. All seven council members participated — MaryLu Smith-Dischner, Daniel Ebersole,Continue Reading

Not bad. Not bad at all. Or, to put it in a more-positive way, great job; great job indeed. In a most unusual of seasons, the Yuma High School football team closed out the shortened 2020 campaign with a 58-6 shellacking of visiting Prospect Ridge Academy, Friday night, even withContinue Reading

Stratton/Liberty’s conditioning should be a little better by the time the Knighted Eagles host Cheyenne Wells on Saturday in the 6-man semifinals. The second-seed Knighted Eagles were playing their first game in four weeks when they hosted Briggsdale last Saturday in a quarterfinal game at Liberty. They ran out toContinue Reading

Yuma County is being moved to the more-restrictive Level Orange by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as COVID-19 cases are on a rise again, including the county recording its second death. Yuma County will go to Level Orange Monday, November 30. Initially, the CDPHE informed the countyContinue Reading

There were positive financial reports all around at the Yuma School District-1 Board of Education monthly meeting, Monday night at the district office. Scott Szabo of Lauer, Szabo & Associates, PC, provided the annual audit report for the 2019-20 fiscal year. He said it was a good audit, with aContinue Reading

Some Yuma High School students are in quarantine after cases of COVID-19 arose in the school over the past week. Yuma School District-1 announced the first case last Thursday, November 12, announced two more cases Monday, and a fourth on Tuesday. It announced three more confirmed cases on Thursday, NovemberContinue Reading

Transportation issues continue to be a topic of discussion at Yuma School District-1 Board of Education meetings, and board members are increasingly leaning toward higher salaries. The district is short of full-time drivers, and has gone to utilizing staff members to drive routes in mini-buses. The district also eliminated threeContinue Reading