From the Yuma County Fair Board Yuma County Fair plans were finalized at the regular scheduled meeting of the Yuma County Fair Board on Monday, July 20. Final schedule and details can be found on the Yuma County website by going to With the recent mandates put out byContinue Reading

There will be a Senior Good-Bye BBQ at the football field Sunday for the Yuma High School Class of 2020 and their parents. It will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Yuma School District-1 held a “drive-by” graduation on the original commencement date of May 17, Nearly all ofContinue Reading

The Yuma City Council was scheduled to have a virtual workshop this past Tuesday evening to discuss dash cameras being installed in the Yuma Police Department’s patrol cars. YPD officers have been wearing body cameras for the past several years. Mayor Ron Swehla broached the subject at the end ofContinue Reading

An area 17-year-old male and a 49-year-old woman from Benkelman, Nebraska, were both killed in a head-on crash that occurred on Highway 34 about one mile east of Otis, Tuesday, July 14, at about 8:20 p.m. Both vehicles were occupied by the drivers only. The teen, who has not beenContinue Reading

Republican Scott Weaver will get his chance to knock off long-time Democrat incumbent Dean Wingfield for the Yuma County Commissioner District 2 in November. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Yuma will be challenged by former Denver mayor and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper. Those were the results laid out inContinue Reading

Thefts are on the rise again in Yuma County, and the Sheriff’s Office is encouraging everyone to take extra precautions in securing their belongings. Sheriff Todd Combs reported a wide variety of items are being taken, such as ATVs, bumper pull trailers, fuel, license plates, jewelry, tools, and garden equipmentContinue Reading

The Yuma County Fair Queen Committee, along with Yuma County Commissioners and Yuma County Cattleman’s Association, announced this week that the Yuma County Fair & Rodeo Lady-in-Waiting Contest to tryout for the 2022 Queen, previously scheduled for July 30, 2020, has been canceled due to the impact of COVID-19. ThisContinue Reading

Yuma County advanced this week into Tier 3 of the Yuma County Variance. The Yuma County COVID-19 Task Force voted last Thursday to move to Tier 3 beginning this past Monday. The main thing with the new phase is allows for gatherings up to 175 people. That applies for outdoorContinue Reading