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,
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.
By Greg Hill Early last week, the editor of this paper shared on the Pioneer’s Facebook page an invitation from Pastor Jamie Fiorino to join her in a gathering to express solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. In an impressive demonstration of the efficacy of years of indoctrination via
Although the majority of young people in my parenting classes find it unfathomable that an old guy like me would watch the television show, “South Park,” I will confess that it is one of my guilty pleasures. I believe that I’ve watched every episode and quite frequently, my son and
By Jose Rivera-Acosta Economics and financial literacy are used in the world every single day, whether it is making a small purchase, choosing how to spend time, or deciding where to live. For the students I teach at Yuma High School, knowledge of economic literacy is indispensable. Education is the
By U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) Washington seems to be constantly convulsing in partisan accusations, investigations, and endless acrimony. That division reached its high-water mark as the United States Senate carried out the third presidential impeachment trial in our nation’s history. The process included 17 witnesses, 100-plus hours of
By Tom Westfall An elderly couple was taking a country drive one autumn afternoon. The gray-haired woman looked at her husband and with a twinkle in her eyes said, “Do you remember 60 years ago when we were first courting? I used to sit right beside you there on the
By Kelly Rayl There are 7.8 billion people in the world and in 2016, 3.4 billion of those people were using the Internet (World Wide Web). On June 30, 2019 the number for internet users jumped to 4,536,248,808. When the Internet first made an appearance on computer screens, I was
By Greg Hill After several weeks of unexplained and inexplicable drone sightings in and around Yuma County, Michael Spicer, founder of “ArchAngel RECON” presented the Yuma Pioneer with a press-release that claimed to be an explanation for the drone sightings that have been worrying folks in this region for the
For 10 years subsequent to my children graduating from high school, I was a basketball official in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. I enjoyed the experience and would probably still be doing it were it not for an unfortunate accident that witnessed me pulling a fishing lure into my eye.