Joan Elaine Blach, age 95, passed away peacefully after a short illness on November 17, 2023, in Springfield, Missouri, surrounded by family. She was born September 30, 1928, to Betty and Clayton James McCormick in Sterling, Colorado. Joan moved to Loveland, Colorado, with her family when she was in theContinue Reading

Whether the weather cooperates or not, the Yuma High School baseball team is about to open the 2023 season. The team has been practicing for a couple of weeks, but finally was able to get outside this past Monday, followed by outdoor practices Tuesday and Wednesday. An expected winter stormContinue Reading

Yuma High School’s girls basketball team seems to be on to something in the 2022-23 season. Yuma entered this week on an eight-game winning streak, sitting at 8-2 overall, and 4-0 in the Lower Platte heading into this past Tuesday’s rescheduled home game against Limon. They then put on aContinue Reading

It could be a rough pheasant hunting season this year. The season opens Saturday, November 12, and runs through January. However, there might not be much to hunt. “It’s going to be a little rough this year,” Josh Melby, the local wildlife officer for the Colorado Division of Parks andContinue Reading

Yuma High School’s cross country teams gave it a good run, but came up short in their bids to qualify for the state meet. “A shout out to the seniors, Kevin, Jaime, Nuvia and the team captain, Javi,” head coach Robert Zahller said. The boys and girls teams competed inContinue Reading

Distribution of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccination in Yuma County started out fairly well at the end of 2020. Progress continued to be made in the following weeks medical personnel, frontline responders, those 70 and older and others received the first and second doses in a timely manner. However, it hasContinue Reading

The Lone Star girls basketball team is in the Class 1A playoffs for the second straight season. The Longhorns reached the Sweet 16 last year, and were one half away from a Great 8 berth when Fleming rallied in the second half. They have another opportunity today, March 11, asContinue Reading