The Yuma School District-1 Board of Education learned quite a bit about getting the 2020-21 school year started at the end of next month. However, there is still a vast amount of details to be nailed down in coming weeks, the board also learned during its regular monthly meeting, MondayContinue Reading

The walls are going up. Community members can now see outdoor, above-ground evidence of Yuma School District-1’s $32 million expansion/renovation project. The pre-cast panels for the auxiliary gym wall at Yuma High School were being put up by a huge crane starting Wednesday. The Yuma-1 Board of Education was informedContinue Reading

The Yuma City Council has two seats to fill following the resignations of Luke Goeglein and Bryson Chrismer. Both submitted their resignations shortly before the July 7 council meeting, so it was not brought up during that meeting. The council held a discussion during this past Tuesday’s meeting about movingContinue Reading

From the Yuma County Fair Board Yuma County Fair plans were finalized at the regular scheduled meeting of the Yuma County Fair Board on Monday, July 20. Final schedule and details can be found on the Yuma County website by going to With the recent mandates put out byContinue Reading

There will be a Senior Good-Bye BBQ at the football field Sunday for the Yuma High School Class of 2020 and their parents. It will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Yuma School District-1 held a “drive-by” graduation on the original commencement date of May 17, Nearly all ofContinue Reading

The Yuma City Council was scheduled to have a virtual workshop this past Tuesday evening to discuss dash cameras being installed in the Yuma Police Department’s patrol cars. YPD officers have been wearing body cameras for the past several years. Mayor Ron Swehla broached the subject at the end ofContinue Reading

An area 17-year-old male and a 49-year-old woman from Benkelman, Nebraska, were both killed in a head-on crash that occurred on Highway 34 about one mile east of Otis, Tuesday, July 14, at about 8:20 p.m. Both vehicles were occupied by the drivers only. The teen, who has not beenContinue Reading

Republican Scott Weaver will get his chance to knock off long-time Democrat incumbent Dean Wingfield for the Yuma County Commissioner District 2 in November. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Yuma will be challenged by former Denver mayor and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper. Those were the results laid out inContinue Reading