The Bank of Colorado has announced that Julie Tate has been selected the recipient of the 2023-24 Teacher of the Year Award. Following is the nomination letter from Morris Elementary School Principal Keri Chapman. “Thank you for the opportunity to nominate a Morris Elementary School teacher for this year’s BankContinue Reading

The Yuma City Council approved the conditional use permit for S.A.R.A. House during its rescheduled meeting last week. The May 21 meeting was moved to May 28 due to the May 20 hail storm. The council already has met again this past Tuesday on its regular schedule. (See report onContinue Reading

Anne Kreutzer gave a quick overview of her vision for the Yuma District Hospital & Clinics, during the board’s regular monthly meeting on May 22. It was Kreutzer’s first board meeting after assuming the role of CEO on May 1. Board members Monica King, Delaina Klein, Mitchell Korf and RobertContinue Reading

The May 20, 2024 hail storm obviously devastated all fields in its path. One does not have to travel far from Yuma to witness winter wheat fields knocked down to the barest of cover, with no evidence it even was a wheat field except for the rows. One can goContinue Reading

Wildlife caught in the path of the May 20 devastating hail storm definitely took a beating. An obvious one in Yuma were the turkey vultures and other birds. The vultures were caught on camera the morning after the storm seeking refuge on the front porch of a Yuma home. ColoradoContinue Reading

Many trees in Yuma lost 50 percent of their foliage, and numerous were close to or at 100 percent. The trees in many neighborhoods look like it is winter, and the trees at Indian Hills Golf Course also lost nearly everything. Horticulturist Linda Langelo, provided the following information. What toContinue Reading

Yuma School District-1 now is seeking public feedback on eight Outlaws graphic submissions. The school district revealed Outlaws as the new mascot last September, after it emerged as the winner in the “Mascot Madness” contest. The district already was working with a company on potential graphics. The hope at thatContinue Reading

Long-time Yuma residents are saying the May 20, 2024 destructive hail storm is the worst they ever remember. It likely is one of the worst in Yuma’s 138-year history — most likely No. 1 in terms monetary damage. The hurtling hail played no favorites, impacting nearly every building and homeContinue Reading

The Yuma community will celebrate the Yuma High School Class of 2024 at its commencement ceremony Sunday. Graduation will be held in The Pit at 1 p.m. The doors will open at 12 noon. The 2024 Class has chosen Yuma Middle School teacher Josh Rahe as the guest speaker. AlsoContinue Reading