Yuma High School did its “drive through” graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, Sunday afternoon, and now Otis High School is going to do a semi-virtual graduation on Friday. Thirty-seven of YHS’s 42-member Class of 2020 participated in the most-unusual commencement at the football field. Each graduate remained inContinue Reading

The work has begun. It is early in Yuma School District-1’s $32 million expansion/renovation project, but on-site work has started at Yuma Middle School, where about $2 million worth of work is to be done this summer. Asbestos abatement at the Yuma Middle School kitchen was done last week. AContinue Reading

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Office The Washington County Justice Center has reported to the Northeast Colorado Health Department that they have four inmates that have tested positive for COVID-19. The inmates have been isolated since the testing, and have been housed at the facility for months. The inmates thatContinue Reading

The Bank of Colorado announced its Teacher of the Year earlier this week — Heather Klein from Yuma Middle School. The bank has been honoring a Yuma teacher for several years, based on nominations from school principals. The honored teacher receives a plaque and a cash reward. Following is Klein’sContinue Reading

Yuma County’s own plan for “Safer-at-Home” orders still was awaiting approval from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment as of Tuesday, May 5. Representatives of the Yuma County government, as well as Yuma, Wray, Eckley and the county’s two hospitals had finalized a plan specific for the countyContinue Reading

Free drive-thru testing has been available for Yuma County residents, and others who have been patients at the Yuma or Wray hospitals. The drive-thru tests are available in the Wray Community District Hospital parking lot, Monday through Friday, from 8 to 9 a.m. A physician’s order is not required, butContinue Reading

The 2019-20 school year is coming to an end for Yuma students, though in a very peculiar manner. Yuma students went on spring break in the middle of March just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit Colorado. It quickly became clear that in-school learning likely would not resume. SpringContinue Reading

Moisture finally arrived in the region over the weekend. Yuma and the surrounding region had not received any significant precipitation for months. The county had been under a Red Flag Warning several times recently as temperatures rose. However, much of the area finally got some relief, thanks to a seriesContinue Reading