Tribe’s season actually has been kind of normal Perhaps the craziest thing of this strangest of all football seasons is that it has been fairly normal for the Yuma High School Indians. They had a late start to the season, getting their COVID-related quarantines, remote learning out of the wayContinue Reading

Letters: A study in contrast We saw in last week’s Yuma Pioneer a note-worthy pair of letters-to-the-editor. The first of these was submitted by Gabe Harper: “I was raised in Yuma, but for the last few years lived in both Denver and Chicago. Making new friends I found myself debunkingContinue Reading

Why I voted the way I did By now, many of you have already voted, as have I. It felt good to place my ballot in the drop-box and realize that I no longer must listen to anything political. I can eschew “educating” myself on the myriad issues that clutteredContinue Reading

First goal? Get to four games Every high school football team’s mantra right now should simply be, “Play four games.” In this weird and wacky world of 2020, Colorado’s late decision to play football in the fall meant just a six-game season. A team has to play at least fourContinue Reading

Typocrisy By Tom Westfall As a sophomore in high school, I was fairly sheltered and quite naïve. As the son of a minister, our family prayed, attended church and focused a lot of our energies on trying to be good people and making our corner of the world a betterContinue Reading

Remotely Remote By Tony Rayl So here we are, sitting around with a kid on quarantine, maybe two, just not sure. We made it a little more than two weeks into the school year, then boom. Really thought it would be a little longer, but it doesn’t take much forContinue Reading

I was going to write about all this fall football craziness. Then the Nuggets happened. Wow. Unbelievable. Historical. The start of a new dynasty? I think so. Finally. I am always so thankful Nikola Jokic ended up on the Nuggets. He is destined to be one of the best playersContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading