While everyone has had their challenges during the COVID-stricken 2020-21 school year, Michael Dischner definitely faced and overcame plenty of obstacles. Yuma School District-1’s activities director constantly had to navigate an ever-changing landscape. It actually all began in mid-March 2020 when everyone was sent home and the school year concludedContinue Reading

The people spoke, and the City of Yuma leaders have listened. The city’s budgets from 2016 through 2021, as well as the audit reports from 2016 to 2019, the most recent one available, are now posted on its website, cityofyuma.colorado.gov. The employee organizational and pay chart also are now onContinue Reading

DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s efforts to get more Coloradans vaccinated. Governor Polis was joined by Joe Garcia, Chancellor, Colorado Community College System; Tara Trujillo, COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Manager; and Brittany Morris Saunders, Amazon. “The vast majority of ColoradansContinue Reading

Kind Roots of Wray is in the process of attempting to locate a cannabis oil manufacturing facility in Yuma. The facility would be located in the Yuma Industrial Park, operating year-round. It potentially could generate considerable revenue in excise tax for the City of Yuma, as well as create moreContinue Reading

The Yuma City Council learned during its regular meeting last week that the Yuma Chamber of Commerce is attempting to make the director position full-time. Chamber Board member Marylu Smith-Dischner, also a member of the council, informed the council that current director Sammy Trostel recently announced her resignation. She saidContinue Reading

The growing season and the following harvest certainly have been a roller-coaster ride for the local winter wheat crop. Planted last fall in dry conditions, followed by a mostly dry fall, winter and early spring, prospects did not look promising for the 2021 harvest. However, then came a wet snowContinue Reading

A decent-sized crowd grilled the Yuma City Council and administration about budget transparency and communication, during a town hall meeting Monday night at the Yuma Community and Enrichment Center. The city organized the meeting to answer questions regarding the general fund and enterprise funds. A total of 35 were inContinue Reading

Senate Bill 21-116, aka “the mascot bill,” was signed by Governor Jared Polis, Monday afternoon. It was the final legislative step dictating that schools such as Yuma will need to eliminate Native American mascots, and any reference on anything school related, by June 2022, less than one year away. IfContinue Reading