Celebrating the old ways of doing things returns this weekend with the 42nd Old Threshers Show, Friday through Sunday at the Old Threshers Grounds in Yuma. Demonstrations such as the horse-power unit, the sawmill, and wheat threshing have been set up and are just waiting for the draft horse orContinue Reading

Duane Brown has been honored with the prestigious McGuffey Award from the Colorado Association of School Boards. He was presented the award recently at the CASB regional meeting. Brown, a Yuma native, has served on the Yuma School District-1 Board of Education for the past six years, including the pastContinue Reading

It did not take long for the madness to break out in Yuma School District-1’s Mascot Madness bracket. The district had decided to use the bracket method, utilized by Arickaree last year to come up with Bison, to finally select a new mascot. The initial plan was to accept nominationsContinue Reading

The Yuma City Council received an update on replacing alley pans and street repairs during its regular meeting, last week in Council Chambers at City Hall. All seven members were in attendance — Mayor Ron Swehla, Mayor Pro-tem Marc Shay, Tim McClung, Marylu Smith-Dischner, Jerome Benish, Dan Baucke and TerriContinue Reading

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding someone hammering spikes into the roadway. Seven stakes were found by Sara Wood hammered all in a row along a tar line on Lone Star Road (County Road 54) and Road E, Monday morning. She pulled them out with pliers, andContinue Reading

On July 31, 2023 at 8 a.m., the Yuma County Board of Commissioners met in regular session. Chairman Scott Weaver, Commissioner Mike Leerar, Commissioner Adam Gates, and Administrator Brandi Ritchey were present throughout the day. The Commissioners reviewed and signed accounts payable and discussed various meetings attended throughout the priorContinue Reading

The Yuma School District-1 Board of Education met for the first time in nearly two months, Monday night at the District Office on the Yuma High School campus. The board did not have a July meeting due to there not being much business to consider. All five members were inContinue Reading

The 2023-24 school year began this past Tuesday in Yuma. Students returned to classes early in the morning for a school year that will continue until mid-May 2024. Yuma High School students returned to school with two new teachers in the building, Brandon Newton as the YHS Vocational Instructor, andContinue Reading