Betsy Blecha of Wray announced this week her candidacy for the Yuma County Commissioner District 2 seat. She is running as an unaffiliated candidate. There are now five running for the season, Democrat incumbent Dean Wingfield, Republicans Chris Wood and Scott Weaver, and Mindy Whomble, who also is running unaffiliated.Continue Reading

The Yuma County Commissioners have received a number of requests for information and/or comment regarding recent community conversations concerning retail marijuana establishments in Yuma County. Based on the requests received, we have identified the need to clarify communication channels and reaffirm the official position of the Yuma County Board ofContinue Reading

It is the Great 8 once again for the Yuma High School wrestling team. Qualifying eight wrestlers for the state tournament is pretty dang sweet, particularly if a few, or even half, can somehow find their way to the medal stand by the end of the tourney. YHS wrestling hasContinue Reading

The first significant phase of the Yuma School District-1’s $32 million renovation/expansion project already is completed. Yuma-1 Board of Education unanimously approved the schematic design during its regular monthly meeting, Monday night at district headquarters in downtown Yuma. Board president Dan Ross, and board members Duane Brown, Kim Langley andContinue Reading

By Joyce Lightle The South Fork Republican River Coalition was pleased with the more than 60 people who came to the meeting on February 10 in Burlington to hear of the plans for the restoration of the Republican River in the Bonny Dam area. Early in 2018, an alliance wasContinue Reading

Yuma Museum and City of Yuma representatives met a few times last week ironing out a new lease as the museum moves forward with a grant application for its planned renovation project. Tempers were a bit flared after the initial meeting, last Monday, but it calmed down a bit asContinue Reading

Mindy Whomble has announced she is running as an unaffiliated candidate for Yuma County District Commissioner, District 2. She joins incumbent Dean Wingfield, a Democrat, and Republicans Chris Wood and Scott Weaver, in the race for the District 2 seat. Following is her announcement: “Born and raised in western NebraskaContinue Reading

The Yuma-1 Board of Education covered a lot of topics during its regular monthly meeting, Monday night at district headquarters in downtown Yuma. The district’s $32 million expansion/renovation project covered a main portion of the meeting, but there was plenty else to cover. Board president Dan Ross, and board membersContinue Reading

Broomfield, Colo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week announced the availability of crop insurance protection for producers of hemp under two separate programs. With the availability of insurance through these programs,  hemp producers in Colorado may be able to obtain protection of their hemp crops from naturalContinue Reading

Philip Riggleman, who identifies himself as a devoted Yuma County resident, and is the current Executive Director of the Yuma County Economic Development Corporation (YCEDC), seeks election for the Board of County Commissioners in District 3. He is running as unaffiliated. Riggleman joins incumbent Robin Wiley and challenger Ray Prentice,Continue Reading