School starts with Olympics

Pioneer Photo    Yuma Middle School eighth-graders compete in the marshmallow catapult during the YMS Olympics, held Tuesday morning on the first day of school. The YMS students began the new school with the fun event in the gym. Members of each grade, 5 through 8, as well as staff members were selected to participate in a series of competitions, with a new group selected for each event. All the Olympic “teams” also had their own flag to wave around.     Read More...

School project tentatively moving forward

    The Yuma School District-1 Board of Education will have a special meeting Monday night for the next step in the potential upgrade and expansion project on the Yuma High School campus.
    The board will be meeting to consider adopting a resolution outlining an intergovernmental agreement with the Yuma County Clerk & Recorder’s Office to participate in November’s coordinated election.     Read More...

Exciting progress on Main

Curb-and-gutter and sidewalks have been going in along the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of S. Main St. this week. (Pioneer Photo)    Some real encouraging progress now is being made on the Main St. Project in Yuma.
    While crews have been steadily making progress since the project began on June 6, it is now to the point, at least in the downtown area, that there are visible signs of heading toward completion.     Read More...

Shooting in Yuma

    A Yuma man is facing attempted murder and other charges following a shooting at a Yuma residence, Saturday, August 13.
    The victim, William Patrick Ford, 49, who goes by “Buck” is in a metro Denver-area hospital. He was in critical condition, according to the Yuma Police Department.     Read More...

Jail garden teaches life lessons

An inmate of the Yuma County Jail in Wray works in the garden outside the facility. (Mallory Gruben)    An orange-clad inmate from the Yuma County Jail leans down to inspect a leafy watermelon plant.
    “Do you see that back there?” he asks, pointing to a watermelon that is just about the size of a quarter. “Here’s another one. There’s a lot of them growing; right here is another set.”      Read More...

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LA CABANA DEL AMIGO INC
REQUESTS A LIQUOR LICENSE AT 805 EAST 8TH AVENUE TO DISPENSE MALT, VINOUS, AND SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR.  THE LOCAL LICENSING AUTHORITY SHALL CONSIDER WHETHER TO GRANT THIS LIQUOR LICENSE REQUEST ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 AT 7:30 P.M. AT YUMA CITY HALL, 910 SOUTH MAIN STREET, YUMA, COLORADO. ANY INDIVIDUAL WISHING TO ISSUE PROTEST TO THIS PROPOSED LIQUOR LICENSE SHALL FILE SAID PROTEST WITH THE CITY CLERK NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 AT 5:00 P.M.
DATE OF APPLICATION:  AUGUST 4, 2016
ENEDINA CARDENAS, PRESIDENT
ALEJANDRO CARDENAS, MANAGER
Date of Publication: August 25, 2016
Name of Publication: The Yuma Pioneer, Inc.     Read More...

Newsflash

Quilting event Friday night
The West Yuma County Quilt Guild is hosting a free presentation by Pat Knoechel called “Quilts from El’s Attic.” The quilting event will take place Friday, August 26, at the Lutheran Educational Round Building, 405 S. Albany St. in Yuma. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the program following from 7-9 p.m.
 
Chamber meeting and elec
There is an opening on the West Yuma County Chamber Board of Directors. Please contact the Chamber if you are interested by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 848-2704. Current Chamber members will vote by ballot at the next Chamber Membership Luncheon to be held at On The Green on Friday, August 26. Currently serving on the Board of Directors are: Butch Berry, Shop All; Delaina Klein, Yuma Life Care; Alicia Adolf,  Equitable Savings & Loan; Andrea Anderson, Smithfield; Tim McClung, McClung Insurance; Aaron Prior, PFS Insurance; Matt Noggle, Bank of Colorado; and Dave Hoch, Hoch Enterprises. The August 26 membership meeting will include an update from the Yuma Workforce Center regarding employer services.
 

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