Philip Riggleman, who identifies himself as a devoted Yuma County resident, and is the current Executive Director of the Yuma County Economic Development Corporation (YCEDC), seeks election for the Board of County Commissioners in District 3. He is running as unaffiliated. Riggleman joins incumbent Robin Wiley and challenger Ray Prentice,Continue Reading

Registered electors will be asked to vote on a lodging tax ballot question during the mail-in April 7 municipal election. The Yuma City Council voted 5-0 to put the lodging tax question on the ballot during its regular meeting last week. Mayor Ron Swehla, and council members Ryan Saffer, LukeContinue Reading

Yuma High School will be sending a group of four to the Girls State Wrestling Tournament, Friday and Saturday at Thornton High School. “The whole girls group is fun to be around, and they aver very competitive and prepare themselves very well,” coach Rory Lynch said. “We’re pretty happy toContinue Reading

Scott Weaver of Wray is announcing his candidacy for Yuma County Commissioner District No. 2 in the upcoming 2020 elections. He is running for the Republican nomination. He is the third to throw his hat into the ring for the District No. 2 seat, the others being Democrat incumbent DeanContinue Reading

During the early morning hours of Saturday, February 1, officers with the Yuma Police Department were called to the 200 block of East Petain for a possible assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival a male victim was located and an initial investigation was completed. The male victim was transportedContinue Reading

The City of Yuma will conduct its first round of trapping, spaying and neutering feral cats at the end of February. It will be done with assistance from Denver Metro Cat and Animal Assistance Foundation. Local veterinarians Tom Parks and Callie Kuntz will provide the medical services, along with aContinue Reading

The Yuma City Council received an update and a request for more possible funding for the Yuma Museum renovation project, last week during its regular meeting. Monica King of the Yuma Museum Board of Directors made the presentation. She reported that she had spoken with the historical fund representatives inContinue Reading

There might be enough candidates for a Yuma City Council race in the April 7 municipal election, but it will not be determined until Monday, February 3. This past Monday, January 27, was the deadline to turn in nomination petitions. Incumbent Ron Swehla was the only candidate to successfully turnContinue Reading