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, nchd.org.Continue 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

Sterling, Colo – September 23, 2020: It is with heavy hearts that the Northeast Colorado Health Department (NCHD) announces that we have been notified of a death in Yuma County caused by COVID-19. We are working with medical providers and other Yuma County leaders as well as the Colorado DepartmentContinue Reading

Yuma High School announced Friday that it would resume in-person learning on Monday, September 21. However, the school then announced two more positive cases with phone calls to parents Saturday night, and that all of YHS would remain on remote learning through September 30. The school went to remote learningContinue Reading