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

It appears the renovation work at Yuma Middle School, as well as the outside work on the campus it shares with Morris Elementary and Little Indians Preschool, will be done on time for the start of school on August 31. That was what the Yuma School District-1 Board of EducationContinue Reading

It will be a full field of candidates for Yuma County Commissioner in the November mail-in election. All three unaffiliated candidates successfully gathered enough signatures and turned the petitions into the Yuma County Clerk & Recorder’s Office by the July 27 deadline. That means Phil Riggleman, Mindy Whomble and BetsyContinue Reading

The City of Yuma’s water line replacement project on N. Main St. has run into some hassles, resulting in it falling behind by about one week as of now. Phase One of the project began on August 10 with Concrete Specialties and the City of Yuma crews working alongside eachContinue Reading

Area schools will be opening the 2020-21 school year soon. Liberty School District J-4 will begin the 2020-21 school year on Monday, August 17. There will be particular attention paid to social distancing. Increased sanitizing and disinfecting throughout the day and after school hours will be the norm for thisContinue Reading