It will be a full field of candidates for Yuma County Commissioner in the November mail-in election. All three unaffiliated candidates successfully gathered enough signatures and turned the petitions into the Yuma County Clerk & Recorder’s Office by the July 27 deadline. That means Phil Riggleman, Mindy Whomble and BetsyContinue Reading

The City of Yuma’s water line replacement project on N. Main St. has run into some hassles, resulting in it falling behind by about one week as of now. Phase One of the project began on August 10 with Concrete Specialties and the City of Yuma crews working alongside eachContinue Reading

Area schools will be opening the 2020-21 school year soon. Liberty School District J-4 will begin the 2020-21 school year on Monday, August 17. There will be particular attention paid to social distancing. Increased sanitizing and disinfecting throughout the day and after school hours will be the norm for thisContinue Reading

The outlook definitely is not promising for most of dryland fields in the region. Persistently hot and dry weather have left dryland crops struggling to make it to harvest, as well as ravaging pasture land. There have been a handful of big rain events that has helped in some areas.Continue Reading

It was back to basics for the 2020 Yuma County Fair and Rodeos, held earlier this week at the Yuma County Fairgrounds in Yuma. No carnival. No nightshow. No parade in downtown Yuma. No vendors. One food booth. All thanks to COVID-19 restrictions. However, fair organizers were able to keepContinue Reading

Yuma High School will have registration for returning students on Friday, August 7. It will be a drive-thru registration from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Staff will meet students in front of YHS with all the necessary paperwork. The paperwork may be returned any day but Tuesday the following weekContinue Reading