Old Threshers Days is returning in 2021! It will be the 40th show, though technically not the “annual” 40th show as Old Threshers Days was not held in 2020 thanks to COVID-19. It is back this year, though, with three days of Old Threshers activities, September 10-12, at the OldContinue Reading

An extended summer vacation for the Yuma schools finally is coming to an end. The 2021-22 school year begins Tuesday, September 7, following a longer-than-normal summer break due to Yuma-1’s $32 million expansion/renovation project. Yuma-1 is opening the school in “Green” meaning there are no requirements for mask wearing, beingContinue Reading

Eckley’s Old Settlers Picnic, the oldest community celebration in Yuma County, is returning this Labor Day weekend after a 2020 hiatus. It had been held for the 131 consecutive years prior to be canceled last year thanks to COVID-19 protocols. Still, the 132nd edition will be held Saturday and SundayContinue Reading

Yuma District Hospital and Clinics, and The Harmony Home, are among the facilities now required to have all their employees vaccinated, per a new state order. The State Board of Health this past Monday, August 30, approved emergency rules requiring vaccination for staff in licensed healthcare settings. The Board metContinue Reading

The City of Yuma is moving forward with two ballot questions regarding tax increases on the November 2 ballot. Yuma City Council approved two measures during last week’s regular meeting, while turning down a third proposed tax ballot question. Mayor Ron Swehla and council members Marylu Smith-Dischner, Marc Shay, TimContinue Reading

Yuma District Hospital & Clinics is requiring everyone to wear masks inside its facility as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the region. The requirement also includes the Akron Clinic. The hospital district made the announcement last week on its Facebook page. It was a joint statement from the YumaContinue Reading

The final portion of the $500,000 Lake Yuma Project was completed last Friday. A crew from Solitude Lake Management installed an aeration system in the lake. It consists of five different diffusers, and a small set of air compressors capable of adding dissolved oxygen to the entire pond, top toContinue Reading

Found below is an extensive list of judging results in Open Class from the 2021 Yuma County Fair & Rodeos. 2021 Open Class Results 2021 Open Class Clothing Vest/Poncho – Youth Hannah Deering 1st Home Décor Items Leann Spellman 1st Debbie Zwirn 2nd Debbie Zwirn 3rd Decorate Your Duds DebbieContinue Reading