The Yuma schools will begin full-time four-day weeks for the first time when the 2022-23 school year begins Tuesday, August 16. Yuma School District-1 committed to the four-day week earlier this year, in large part to attract teachers. Monday will be the off day, with classes being held Tuesday throughContinue Reading

It might just be best to get the 2022 winter wheat harvest wrapped up and put it in the past. Yields have been low, though the quality has been surprisingly strong, following a very dry growing season. Plus, the market price has fallen during the harvest season. And now harvestContinue Reading

There will be a contested race for Yuma County Commissioner District 1 in the November election. Adam Gates had already made the ballot by beating Jamie Unger in the Republican Primary Election, late last month. Now came word late last week that Dwain Weinrich has successfully petitioned his way ontoContinue Reading

The Yuma County Fair & Rodeos’ new schedule definitely will take some getting used to for fair-goers. Reportedly, many people have remained unaware the schedule has been significantly altered, though the Yuma County Fair Board approved the new schedule last fall, and it was widely reported at that time. AnyoneContinue Reading

There was healthy participation in the primary election, which came to an end this past Tuesday, and decided a couple of local races on the Republican side. Adam Gates earned the party’s nod for Yuma County Commissioner, District 1, receiving 72 percent of the 2,292 ballots cast, according to theContinue Reading

By Kelly Rayl The Yuma Pioneer Dream job comes true. Peighton Roth, 2016 YHS graduate and the daughter of Mark and Jen Roth, is the new Scouting Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Peighton has always been a sports fan, and she began competing at an early age. Peighton wasContinue Reading

Yuma will be having its traditional Third of July celebration, Sunday at the Jeff Armstrong Ball Park Complex. The fun begins at 6 p.m. with the presentation of colors by the Yuma VFW Color Guard, and Addilyne Pagel singing the National Anthem. The crew from Smithfield will be serving freeContinue Reading

The City of Yuma has received a clean audit for the 2021 fiscal year. Matthew Miller of McMahan and Associates, LLC, presented the 2021 audit via Zoom during the Yuma City Council’s rescheduled regular meeting, Monday night in the Council Chambers. He explained how the audit compares years, confirms financialsContinue Reading

Todd Combs is seeking a second term as Yuma County Sheriff. The longtime member of the Colorado State Patrol, he first won the Republican primary over incumbent Chad Day in 2018, then ran unopposed in the November election. He now faces a primary challenge from Curtis Witte, a former memberContinue Reading