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

Ray Prentice has decided to run for the seat of Yuma County Commissioner in District 3 in 2020. He is running as a Republican. He is joined in the race for the District 3 seat by incumbent Robin Wiley, also a Republican, as well as Philip Riggelman, who is runningContinue Reading

Registered electors will be asked to vote on a lodging tax ballot question during the mail-in April 7 municipal election. The Yuma City Council voted 5-0 to put the lodging tax question on the ballot during its regular meeting last week. Mayor Ron Swehla, and council members Ryan Saffer, LukeContinue Reading

Yuma High School will be sending a group of four to the Girls State Wrestling Tournament, Friday and Saturday at Thornton High School. “The whole girls group is fun to be around, and they aver very competitive and prepare themselves very well,” coach Rory Lynch said. “We’re pretty happy toContinue Reading

Scott Weaver of Wray is announcing his candidacy for Yuma County Commissioner District No. 2 in the upcoming 2020 elections. He is running for the Republican nomination. He is the third to throw his hat into the ring for the District No. 2 seat, the others being Democrat incumbent DeanContinue Reading

During the early morning hours of Saturday, February 1, officers with the Yuma Police Department were called to the 200 block of East Petain for a possible assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival a male victim was located and an initial investigation was completed. The male victim was transportedContinue Reading

The City of Yuma will conduct its first round of trapping, spaying and neutering feral cats at the end of February. It will be done with assistance from Denver Metro Cat and Animal Assistance Foundation. Local veterinarians Tom Parks and Callie Kuntz will provide the medical services, along with aContinue Reading