Paul David Haywood, Jr. was born April 4, 1942 in Yuma, Colorado to Paul David Haywood Sr. and Helen Cecilia (Nickolaus) Haywood. He passed away on January 6, 2020 at the age of 77 after a long, five-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Paul spent his early years north of YumaContinue Reading

Luetta Clarice Dressel was born on June 3, 1923 in Washington County, Colorado and departed from this life on January 9, 2020 at Harmony Home in Yuma, Colorado. She lived with her parents, Jacob C and Bertha Marie (Goeglein) Klein on a farm in the Lone Star community. She metContinue Reading

Heather Elizabeth Berghuis left her family and friends broken hearted on January 4, 2020 when she went to her heavenly home at 38 years old. Heather went to Crayon College Preschool and attended all Yuma Schools, graduating with the class of 2000. Heather also attended Northeastern Junior College in SterlingContinue Reading

“An extraordinary life is made of thousands of amazing moments.” Charles Elden Pfalmer, long time educator, devoted Yuma Indian fan and our “Bubba,” as he was called by his grandchildren, passed away on January 4, 2020 with his family by his side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. CharlesContinue Reading

Frank Buchanan Smith was born September 6, 1934 in Garnett, Kansas to Jasper Martin and Laura Belle (Miller) Smith. He passed away peacefully at his home in Wray, Colorado on January 4, 2020 after battling a long illness. Frank attended schools in Independence, Kansas and at West Brown school whichContinue Reading

Judith “Judy” Anne Reed was born February 25, 1941 to Floyd and Alberta (Coryell) Rowe in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rowe family moved to Flagler, CO when Judy was a young girl. She attended Flagler Schools, graduating from Flagler High School in 1959. Judy was baptized into the Christian faith onContinue Reading

Byrl Ivan Green left this life at age 94 on January 10, 2020. He and his twin brother were born on October 19, 1925 to Harry Orville and Marguerite May (Manning) Green at home in DeNova, CO. They were the youngest of five children. Byrl went to grade school atContinue Reading

Chris Wood is running as a Republican for Yuma County Commissioner, District 2. The seat currently is held by Democrat Dean Wingfield, who announced in December his bid for re-election. Wood, a Wray-area resident, is a family man with a history of more than 100 years of family farming inContinue Reading

It is obvious what is up with Yuma School District-1 in 2020. Anybody heard of a little $32 million expansion/renovation project that will kick into high gear this year? However, there is still the matter of education and meeting other needs for the school district. Superintendent Dianna Chrisman said thatContinue Reading

The Yuma County government has begun the new year with a new budget. Yuma County’s General Fund expenditures have been set at $6.25 million in 2020, an increase of about $80,000 from last year. The General Fund includes all of the elected officials offices, as well as several other departmentsContinue Reading