The deep freeze that enveloped the area for more than a week was so cold, that it actually felt kind of warm this past Tuesday when the high was just 21 degrees. Many area ranchers are calving, with the newborns in peril if not sheltered from frozen weather in shortContinue Reading

The money situation is good, so some “add alternatives” are being included with Yuma School District-1’s $32 million expansion/renovation project. The Yuma-1 Board of Education approved the four additional upgrades during its regular monthly meeting Monday night, though the approval for the YHS Commons upgrade was only a preliminary thumbs-upContinue Reading

Jason Licht is getting to stay at home throughout Super Bowl Week even though his team is in the big game. That’s because the Yuma High School graduate’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first team ever that will play the Super Bowl in its home stadium — thanks to beatingContinue Reading

The steel frame for the new wing at Yuma High School continues to go up this week. The canopy top over the new front entrance was put up on Monday, providing an exciting development. The top is a tip of the hat to The Pit’s half-dome roof, which is locatedContinue Reading

A Yuma teenager has been missing since last Saturday, January 30. Jorge Rodriguez, Jr. was last known to leave work at Pro Health in Wray at 5:42 p.m. last Saturday. He was driving a 2003 Nissan Altima, tan in color. The back bumper is missing. The license plate number isContinue Reading

COVID-19 vaccines currently are in shorter supply at Yuma District Hospital, following hassles with allocations between the state and the federal government. Heath Horton, FNP, who heads up the vaccination effort at YDH, said the state had reported that all second doses were being reserved by the federal government. However,Continue Reading

Yuma County is holding fairly steady in regards to COVID-19 cases, keeping it safely in the Orange Level. The COVID-19 dashboard on the Northeast Colorado Health Department website,, has experienced technical difficulties for a week. However, it was back in operation on Wednesday, January 20. The January 20 updateContinue Reading