The Yuma City Council held its last meeting of 2021, last week in the Council Chambers at Yuma City Hall. All seven members were in attendance — Mayor Ron Swehla, Mayor Pro-tem Marc Shay, and council members Marylu Smith-Dischner, Tim McClung, Dan Baucke, Daniel Ebersole, and Terri Frame. The councilContinue Reading

Yuma County’s 2022 budget will be nearly $4 million more than in 2021, but it is not the case of spending more of the local taxpayers’ hard-earned money. The county’s 2022 budget received final approval recently the Yuma County Commissioners. The total budget is set at $26.36 million, compared toContinue Reading

(Editor’s Note: Presented below is from the minutes of last week’s meeting of the Yuma County Board of Commissioners. The Pioneer has added some of its own wording.) The Yuma County Commissioners and local law enforcement met with 13th Judicial District Attorney Travis Sides to discuss the 2022 budget requestContinue Reading

Yuma School District-1’s effort to change its Indians mascot is becoming an exercise in frustration for district leaders. District leaders had hoped to receive some feedback from the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs during a special meeting it held last Thursday, December 9. Superintendent Dianna Chrisman and board members DuaneContinue Reading

The City of Yuma and Yuma Volunteer Fire Department ended up having to battle a grass clippings fire this past Monday and Tuesday. The city provides dumpsters for grass clippings throughout the mowing season, then takes the mowed grass to a pile located at the east end of the wasteContinue Reading

There will not be any pay raises for City of Yuma employees as the Yuma City Council finalized the 2022 budget during its regular meeting, last week. Mayor Ron Swehla, Mayor Pro-tem Marc Shay and fellow council members Marylu Smith-Dischner, Dan Baucke, Dan Ebersole, Tim McClung and Terri Frame allContinue Reading

Yuma School District-1 is going to delay making a decision on a new mascot, which originally was set to take place Monday, November 15, at the board of education’s regular monthly meeting. Yuma School District-1 leaders were scheduled to participate in the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs’ special session, viaContinue Reading