The Yuma City Council was represented by a full seven members for the first time since earlier this summer, when it held its regular meeting last week. The virtual meeting was the first for new council members Marylu Smith-Dischner and Steve Hoch. Both were appointed by the council members atContinue Reading

The Yuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has put out word it will be strictly enforcing the “electioneering” law during the upcoming voting season. The office has stated it is making everyone aware of electioneering due to the high awareness of the election. Electioneering occurs when the voter has anyContinue Reading

Yuma students returned to the classroom for first time in more than five months, when the 2020-21 school year began Monday with in-person learning. “(It) was great having our students back in the building,” Yuma High School Principal Brady Nighswonger told the Pioneer. “You could tell there was some excitementContinue Reading

The final Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for Yuma School District-1’s $32 million expansion/renovation project was set Monday night. The Yuma-1 Board of Education unanimously approved the $17.1 million GMP during a special meeting. All five board members, President Dan Ross, Duane Brown, Thomas Holtorf, Kim Langley and Lindsey Galles, wereContinue Reading

The Yuma area finally received a good drenching again, Saturday afternoon, receiving about seven-tenths of an inch. Some reports in the countryside showed even higher amounts of precipitation. However, overall it still remains extremely dry as the region remains in a severe drought. The August 30 rain pumped up August’sContinue Reading

The 132nd edition of Eckley’s Old Settlers Picnic definitely will not be like it has been in the past. Yuma County’s oldest community celebration will be toned down considerably in 2020, thanks to COVID-19. No parade, street races, turtle races, horseshoe pitch and other traditional events. However, there will stillContinue Reading

Everything is falling into place for Yuma School District-1 to begin the 2020-21 school year as planned on August 31. The Yuma-1 Board of Education went over the district’s Return to School plan again Monday night during its regular meeting. All the district schools now have specific plans in placeContinue Reading