Transportation issues continue to be a topic of discussion at Yuma School District-1 Board of Education meetings, and board members are increasingly leaning toward higher salaries. The district is short of full-time drivers, and has gone to utilizing staff members to drive routes in mini-buses. The district also eliminated threeContinue Reading

Were you among the 530 Yuma County participants who saved a total of $351, 00.00 in prescription drug costs and insurance premiums during the 2019 Medicare Part D “drug” open enrollment season? The SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) trained counselors worked hard to save you every dollar they couldContinue Reading

Birds might be harder to find but there likely will be plenty of hunters in the area this weekend for the opener of the 2020-21 Pheasant Season. Division of Parks and Wildlife Officer Josh Melby said he expects a large turnout, judging from participation in other recent hunting seasons. “We’reContinue Reading

Vanessa Vaile had quite a surprise when she looked outside last Thursday morning. There was a coyote lying on her porch at the High Plains Manor. Vaile took some pictures and called animal control. It was then decided to call in the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Officer Josh Melby arrivedContinue Reading

Utility bills will be a topic of discussion at the Yuma City Council meeting, November 17. Mayor Ron Swehla made the announcement during last week’s regular virtual meeting, saying the council, city staff and city attorney will have the discussion. There has been questions about shutting off utilities during theContinue Reading

Yuma County will have one new commissioner. The City of Yuma will move to November municipal elections in 2025. The Town of Eckley approved a tax increase, but defeated allowing marijuana operations. Yuma’s Cory Gardner will no longer be a United States Senator. The presidential election still was undecided WednesdayContinue Reading

Homecoming is being celebrated this week at Yuma High School. Students and staff have had a “dress up” theme each day. The theme today, Thursday, November 5, is “Meme Day” with all memes needing to be school appropriate. Friday will be Red & White Day. There have been some night-timeContinue Reading

Yields are down but prices are up as the local corn harvest approaches its end. The 2020 harvest started early, then reportedly slowed a bit as producers ran into high moisture. However, most of it has dried down again and the harvest likely will finish up this week while temperaturesContinue Reading

A second round of $5,000 grants through the Yuma County Small Business Relief Program is underway, but businesses need to move quickly as the deadline is November 9. There is a second round because funds are still available after the first go-around, despite it being well received with 65 grantsContinue Reading

Downtown Yuma will not become an expanded zone for liquor consumption. The Yuma City Council at last week’s regular meeting decided against pursuing an ordinance proposed during the previous council meeting. Trent Bushner of Tumbleweed Brewing and Wine Co. made the proposal at the October 6 meeting. He explained thatContinue Reading