A former Yuma mayor briefly picketed in front of City Hall, early last week. Gene Seward was seen the Monday morning before last, April 27, carrying a sign while walking back and forth in front of City Hall. Someone took a picture and sent it to the Pioneer, but theContinue Reading

It was out with the old and in with the new when the Yuma City Council finally met last week for its first meeting since the April 7 municipal election. It also was the first meeting since March 17, the day before the City of Yuma closed all of itsContinue Reading

The Wray hospital has been designated as a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19, beginning this week. There are 50 free tests per week. Once those tests are gone, there will be another 50 tests available the following week. Once tests run out, it will be posted on the Wray hospital’sContinue Reading

Yuma County’s hospitals and clinics have seen a severe drop in business since restrictions took hold in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in early March. Voluntary and elective surgical procedures were recommended not to be done, and people also became less likely to visit the doctor like normal. Governor JaredContinue Reading

Governor Jared Polis’ Safer-at-Home executive order outlines options to local governments. Reportedly, Yuma County’s governmental entities are taking advantage of that to come up with a Yuma County plan. Yuma County Administrator Andrea Calhoon told the Pioneer the county, the cities of Yuma and Wray, the town of Eckley, andContinue Reading

The City of Yuma will continue to keep its buildings and programs closed for the time being, despite Colorado transitioning from Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home. “We will evaluate conditions over the next two weeks as more data becomes available,” City Manager Scott Moore told the Pioneer in an email. “At thatContinue Reading

The design above the main entrance to the expanded/renovated Yuma High School was decided Monday night during the Yuma School District-1 Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting. It will be a “barrel” roof with a tip of the hat to The Pit, rather than a pitched roof tower that wasContinue Reading

Yuma School District-1 officially announced late Tuesday afternoon that school buildings will remain closed through the end of the school year. Remote learning will continue through May 19. It also was announced earlier this week at the state level that all spring sports and activities officially are canceled for thisContinue Reading

Local banking institutions said they expect more funding to be released later this week for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. The Pioneer reported last week on the program, particularly that Yuma banks were receiving a large volume of applications from local businesses and were having good success gettingContinue Reading

DENVER (April 23, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released a new public health order ordering workers in critical businesses and critical government functions to wear non-medical masks and gloves while at work to protect the health and welfare of the public. Public Health Order 20Continue Reading