COVID-19 cases have continued to rise in Yuma County over the past week, including hitting the Yuma schools, and a Yuma County department to a lesser extent. Yuma County had 33 active cases as of Thursday’s update on the Northeast Colorado Health Department’s new COVID-19 dashboard on its website, Reading

As of last report, there were eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Yuma schools, and approximately 280 students and staff under 14-day quarantine. And probably at least 100 more have joined them in remote learning, as all of YHS, which had 172 in quarantine as of Tuesday, is closedContinue Reading

Grants of up to $5,000 are being made available to small businesses in Yuma County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yuma County government and the municipalities of Yuma, Wray and Eckley have established the Small Business Relief Program. It is part of CARES Act funding theContinue Reading

The State of Colorado recently released guidelines to allow for indoor visitations at residential care facilities. However, neither Yuma Life Care Center nor The Harmony Home are moving toward indoor visitations at this time. In fact, both have stopped outdoor and window visitations as well. Yuma Life Care Center AdministratorContinue Reading

A Yuma man is in Yuma County Jail facing multiple charges, including felony menacing, following a long standoff Sunday night into early Monday morning that led to a SWAT team being called to the scene. Jaime Varela Sr. was taken in to custody around 3 a.m. Monday, September 21. BesidesContinue Reading

Whomever is lucky enough not to be in quarantine will kickoff the Yuma High School football season with the first day of practice today, September 24. All of YHS is on remote learning through the end of September, thanks to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases over the past week. AsContinue Reading

Things seem to keep falling into place for the Yuma High School cross country teams. Both the boys and girls teams continue to have very strong seasons, following another quality effort at the Platte Valley Invitational last Friday. And now even YHS having to go to remote learning until theContinue Reading

COVID-19 definitely wreaked its havoc on the end of the Yuma High School boys golf team’s season. Boys golf was one of first sports approved to be played in the “fall” season, and things went well as several golfers got in many varsity and JV tournaments, with all improving theirContinue Reading