By Marianne Goodland State Capitol Correspondent Indian mascot bill in House Education on Thursday The bill to ban the use of Indian mascots in Colorado public schools and public colleges and universities took a major step forward on May 20. That’s when the House Education Committee approved Senate Bill 116Continue Reading

A regular Memorial Day weekend returns in 2021. The Yuma VFW and American Legion will be hosting Memorial Day services after taking off last year due to the COVID-19 concerns (besides a brief ceremony), and the Yuma Museum is bringing back its Cemetery Tour at the Yuma Cemetery following theContinue Reading

The Yuma Municipal Swimming Pool will open for the summer season on Wednesday, June 2. Open Swim will be Monday through Saturday each week from 1 to 4:40 p.m. Adult Swim is Monday through Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and Monday through Friday from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.Continue Reading

Street closures are becoming all the rage in Yuma. Which is cool, because that means there are fun events coming up. The Yuma City Council dealt with four street closure requests during its regular meeting, last week. And judging from a special event permit sign located on the 100 blockContinue Reading

The Finisher Festival at the 5:10 to Yuma will not disappoint this year. Artist and performer Jonathan Moody will be the entertainment and will be singing and playing center stage on Main Street, Saturday, June 19. Jonathan has played all across the country in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio,Continue Reading

The Yuma County Commissioners gave contingent approval for a beer garden at the 2021 Yuma County Fair & Rodeos. The 2-1 vote came after a public hearing held during the board’s regular meeting, last Friday in the Yuma County Courthouse in Wray. It is contingent upon the Knights of Columbus’Continue Reading

Yuma High School held its first outdoor commencement in decades, and it turned out to be a great event. The 68-student strong Class of 2021 received their diplomas in front of an overflow crowd at the football/track complex, on a lovely mostly overcast afternoon, last Sunday. Ema Richardson gave theContinue Reading

Last month, the board of education approved renovating the Commons area as an “add-on” job. It was approved with a price tag not to exceed $400,000. Rayl told the board that work will come in around $330,000 to $340,000. (The funds come from the district’s and Neenan Archistruction’s contingency funds.)Continue Reading

The Yuma Drama Club is having its first performance since November 2019 as it is presenting “101 Dalmatians” Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Yuma Theater. Showtime each day will be at 7:30 p.m. Two performances remain, so get on out to the theater and enjoy a live production again.Continue Reading