Republican Scott Weaver will get his chance to knock off long-time Democrat incumbent Dean Wingfield for the Yuma County Commissioner District 2 in November. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Yuma will be challenged by former Denver mayor and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper. Those were the results laid out inContinue Reading

Thefts are on the rise again in Yuma County, and the Sheriff’s Office is encouraging everyone to take extra precautions in securing their belongings. Sheriff Todd Combs reported a wide variety of items are being taken, such as ATVs, bumper pull trailers, fuel, license plates, jewelry, tools, and garden equipmentContinue Reading

The Yuma County Fair Queen Committee, along with Yuma County Commissioners and Yuma County Cattleman’s Association, announced this week that the Yuma County Fair & Rodeo Lady-in-Waiting Contest to tryout for the 2022 Queen, previously scheduled for July 30, 2020, has been canceled due to the impact of COVID-19. ThisContinue Reading

Yuma County advanced this week into Tier 3 of the Yuma County Variance. The Yuma County COVID-19 Task Force voted last Thursday to move to Tier 3 beginning this past Monday. The main thing with the new phase is allows for gatherings up to 175 people. That applies for outdoorContinue Reading

Yuma Life Care Center (YLCC) has recently welcomed a new administrator, Lance Pool. Pool came to Yuma from Corvallis, Oregon, where he most recently worked as a nurse consultant in the long-term care sector. He grew up in Tennessee, but has spent a significant amount of time living and workingContinue Reading

Yuma School District-1 Board of Education meetings definitely are not getting any less complicated during the COVID-19 era. Several delicate subjects were addressed during the Yuma-1 Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting at district headquarters, Monday evening — which included a group of teens rolling by on the sidewalk, knockingContinue Reading

City staffers are spending a considerable amount of time sanitizing so public facilities such as the parks and the swimming pools can be open. The pool opened last Monday, June 15, but was closed Tuesday and Wednesday that a staff member — who did not work that Monday — hadContinue Reading

On June, 21, 2020 at about 3:15 am, members of the Yuma Fire Department, Yuma Ambulance Service, and the Yuma Police Department were called to 419 North Buffalo Street for a report of a structure fire. Upon arriving on scene officers found the car port and the house at 419Continue Reading

After a lengthy meeting of the Yuma County Fairboard, the future of the Yuma County Fair is a little clearer. It was obvious by the attendance and conversations at this meeting that keeping our fair as normal as possible was forefront in everyone’s minds, but as we all know, normalContinue Reading

Yuma School District-1’s $32 million renovation/expansion project continues to move forward incrementally. An update was given during the Yuma-1 Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting, Monday night at district headquarters in downtown Yuma. David Kurz of Neenan Archistruction participated via telephone, while Chad Rayl of owner’s representative Project One wasContinue Reading