Enjoy a story at Lake Yuma

This sign is the beginning of enjoying a story while walking around Lake Yuma, courtesy of the Yuma Public Library. (Pioneer Photo)    Did anybody notice the new attraction around the walking path at Lake Yuma, near the Yuma Community Center? It was to be unveiled and introduced at 2016 WinterFest but with so many other activities, we felt it best to hold off until it could have its own spotlight.     Read More...

Lake lights

Pioneer PhotoThe lights are lit up all around Lake Yuma each evening, beginning last month with the WinterFest. The city crew did a great job again decorating the lake area, including the new addition of the floating Christmas tree as seen to the right in the picture.     Read More...

Hemp seed certified in Colorado

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that three industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.”     Read More...

Ethanol standard returned to mandate

    The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) and corn producers across the country applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “move in the right direction” last week as the agency released its final rule for 2017 conventional renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.     Read More...

Main Street work continues

The crew from Better Electric were painting the first coat of black on the big poles at the Second Ave. intersection on S. Main St., last week prior to the Thanksgiving weekend. The poles still need two more coats before the stop lights can go back up. (Pioneer Photo)    Work continues on the Main Street Project.
    While the street has been reopened for one month, there is still plenty left to be done before McAtee Construction and its subcontractors can walk away for good.

One killed, one injured in apartment fire

One can see a burned out window frame on the second floor, south side, at the apartment building at 609 S. Cedar, where one person lost ther life, overnight, in the fire. (Pioneer Photo)    On November 22, 2016, at 2232 hours, the Yuma Fire Department and Police Department were dispatched to 609 South Cedar in the City of Yuma for a structure fire. This address is an apartment complex with four units.
    When the Yuma Volunteer Fire Department was extinguishing the fire, a body was found in one the apartments.     Read More...

CDL training site going in at fairgrounds

    The ability to test and train a workforce skilled and licensed in driving commercial vehicles in Yuma County will become a reality in the near future. 
    Yuma County Economic Development Corporation (YCEDC), in partnership with the Yuma County Commissioners, has successfully raised the funding to build a CDL testing site.      Read More...


Yuma County 2017 Budget Hearings
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Yuma County, Colorado will hold the following hearings for public comment. The hearings will be held at the Commissioner’s Office in the Yuma County Courthouse, 310 Ash, Suite A, Wray, Colorado.
December 13, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. the Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the 2017 budgets for Yuma County, Yuma County Landfill, Yuma County Water Authority, and the Yuma County Water Authority Public Improvement District. 
Yuma County Commissioners
Robin Wiley, Chairman
Date of Publication: December 1, 2016
Name of Publication: The Yuma Pioneer, Inc.


Main St. event coming up
    Downtown business owners are getting together to host a special “Miracle on Main Street: A Grand Re-Opening of Yuma’s Main Street” on Saturday, December 17. It will run from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will include shopping, a free movie, a play, food and family fun. There is a Facebook page one can go to for information, and hopefully there will be more about it in the Pioneer in coming weeks.
Part D sign-up closing soon
    The sign-up period for Medicare Part D coverage closes on Wednesday, December 7. Call the Yuma Public Library at 848-2368 to set up an appointment  to receive assistance in signing up, and make sure you are saving as much as possible through the program.

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