Yuma High School did its “drive through” graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, Sunday afternoon, and now Otis High School is going to do a semi-virtual graduation on Friday. Thirty-seven of YHS’s 42-member Class of 2020 participated in the most-unusual commencement at the football field. Each graduate remained inContinue Reading

The work has begun. It is early in Yuma School District-1’s $32 million expansion/renovation project, but on-site work has started at Yuma Middle School, where about $2 million worth of work is to be done this summer. Asbestos abatement at the Yuma Middle School kitchen was done last week. AContinue Reading

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Office The Washington County Justice Center has reported to the Northeast Colorado Health Department that they have four inmates that have tested positive for COVID-19. The inmates have been isolated since the testing, and have been housed at the facility for months. The inmates thatContinue Reading

The Bank of Colorado announced its Teacher of the Year earlier this week — Heather Klein from Yuma Middle School. The bank has been honoring a Yuma teacher for several years, based on nominations from school principals. The honored teacher receives a plaque and a cash reward. Following is Klein’sContinue Reading

The glory days for Yuma High School boys track and field definitely were from the mid-1990s through the early 2000s. Led by legendary coach Bill Kalb, the Indians consistently posted high finishes in the team points at the Class 3A Track and Field Championships. Finishing in the top 10 wasContinue Reading

Sue Schroetlin was born September 17, 1948 and passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020. A Graveside Service will take place on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Yuma, Colorado and be streamed on Facebook. Memorials to Angels for Life on the Plains andContinue Reading

It was seven years ago that Yuma High School baseball won its first-ever district championship. The 2013 team set the standard in winning the program’s first district title, as well as wins in the regular season, going 15-3 heading into district. The Indians entered the Class 2A District 7 TournamentContinue Reading

The 2020 Men’s Golf Leagues at Indian Hills Golf Course is beginning this week, though it will be under temporary guidelines until the COVID-19 issue subsides and orders are lifted. Some of the guidelines are as follows: Thursday’s will not be a designated play day, matches will be allowed toContinue Reading

Eldon Eugene Rogers was born October 12, 1941 in Yuma, Colorado. His parents were L G and Esther Rogers. His family made several moves before settling in the Kirk community. Eldon attended school there and graduated from Liberty High School in 1961. He participated in sports, and had many interests.Continue Reading