Chris Wood is running as a Republican for Yuma County Commissioner, District 2. The seat currently is held by Democrat Dean Wingfield, who announced in December his bid for re-election. Wood, a Wray-area resident, is a family man with a history of more than 100 years of family farming inContinue Reading

It is obvious what is up with Yuma School District-1 in 2020. Anybody heard of a little $32 million expansion/renovation project that will kick into high gear this year? However, there is still the matter of education and meeting other needs for the school district. Superintendent Dianna Chrisman said thatContinue Reading

The Yuma County government has begun the new year with a new budget. Yuma County’s General Fund expenditures have been set at $6.25 million in 2020, an increase of about $80,000 from last year. The General Fund includes all of the elected officials offices, as well as several other departmentsContinue Reading

The Yuma High School wrestlers already got things going last weekend, now the rest of the winter sports teams will resume their seasons this week. YHS’s top-ranked boys basketball team gets back to action Friday at Akron in the Lower Platte Activities Association opener for both squads. The Indians wentContinue Reading

Several Yuma High School graduates have continued their education while also competing in athletics at the collegiate level. It’s about time the Pioneer takes a look at how it is going for all of them. Tara Traphagan, a 2016 YHS graduate, has concluded a very successful career with the UniversityContinue Reading

Tina Elaine Workman was born at Wray Hospital in Wray, Colorado on October 4, 1964 to Linda Elaine Workman and Rodney Glen Workman. Tina attended K-12 schooling in Yuma, Colorado. It is here she made several close bonds with several people. Her mother, Linda, passed away when Tina was veryContinue Reading

Bette Weickum passed away December 24, 2019, in Hospice Care at Harmony Home in Yuma, Colorado. Bette was born June 26, 1927 to Loyd “Bud” and Velma Gurss in a sod house south of Laird, Colorado. Bette attended rural schools in the area most often riding a trusty horse toContinue Reading

Niles was born March 15, 1942 and died on December 23, 2019 at the age of 77 after a short illness. Hw was the youngest of four children born to Maurice Clifford Stansfield and Ethel Beryl (Muirheid) Stansfield. He was raised on the family farm, located ten miles northwest ofContinue Reading

Harry Blecha was born to Joseph Frank and Mary (Dezort) Blecha on March 6, 1922 near Burchard, Nebraska. He was one of nine children, having three brothers and five sisters. He rode the train with his family to Platner, Colorado at age 3. The family moved to a ranch northContinue Reading