East Morgan County Hospital among tops in rural hospitals
East Morgan County Hospital has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Chartis’ annual Top 100 award program recognizes outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®.
The total snowfall Washington County got in January
Stacker compiled data on the snowfall that Washington County, Colorado received in January 2024 using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information
Washington County, CO High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 21
High school basketball competition in Washington County, Colorado is on the schedule today, and information on these games is available below, if you're looking for how to stream them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!
Commissioners approve purchase of portable small-animal scale
The Washington County Board of Commissioners held their regular weekly meeting on Tuesday, February 13. The meeting opened with a prayer by Bill Dorrenbacher, which was followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Chairman Kent Vance called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m. The consent agenda was approved...
Date set for Fall Festival
Plans are already well underway for the fourth annual Washington County Fall Festival. The planning committee met last Tuesday, February 13, and has set this year’s event for Saturday, October 5. Tyson Tel will again head up the 5K run/walk to kick off the day. Viaero has stated they...
Lone Star upset highlights District 5 quarterfinals
The Class 1A District 5 Tournament moves to Brush for its last two rounds on Friday and Saturday after playing quarterfinals earlier this week at the top two seeds. The quarterfinal round included a shocking upset on the boys side, Wednesday night. The girls’ quarterfinals were played Tuesday at top-seed...
Akron scholarship trust expected to offer $30,000 in scholarships this year
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Akron School District R-1 began Wednesday, February 14 with a work session at 6:04 p.m. Board members present were Andy Molt, president; Fred Raish, vice president; Barney Filla, treasurer; Megan Bower, secretary; and Pat O’Neil, director. Brie Sampson, 5th...
Chamber held awards night
The Yuma Chamber of Commerce held its Business of the Year Mixer last Thursday at Cobblestone Inn & Suites. Several award winners were announced during the event. The Large Business of the Year Award went to Smithfield Hog Production (top left). Pictured with Chamber Director Arturo Moran are Smithfield’s Alondra Castillo, Julie McCaleb, Jeff Ovalle, and Juan Ovalle. The Business Person of the Year Award went to Maribel Ayon owner of Mexsu, pictured top right with Moran. The Community Person/Family of the Year Award went to the Kip and Tonya Serl family, pictured above lower left with Moran. The Small Business of the Year Award went to Carniceria Los Pinos. Owners Erasmo and Josefa Vega are pictured above lower right with Moran. Congratulations to all of them!
Yuma boys ready for tough district
Talk about a stacked district. The awkwardly-named Confluence-Metro-Longs Peak District features five of the top 18 teams in the Class 3A CHSAA Selection & Seeding Index. Forge Christian is No. 1, and Yuma is right behind at No. 2. Both enter the postseason with 16-3 records. Manual is No. 11 at 13-6, Stargate No. 16 at 12-7, and Prospect Ridge Academy No. 18 at 9-10. The only outlier is William Smith at No. 54 with a 1-10 record.
Brush Sack Lunch to feature Fort Morgan presenter
The Brush Area Museum and Cultural Center will hold its Sack Lunch Program at noon on March 1 and will feature presenter Bill Ruhl from Fort Mogan to discuss his book “Lady Eve: My Children Live!”. Ruhl writes under the pen name R Lynn Williams, and in his biography,...
Two SWAT teams activated in response to theft incident
STERLING, Colo. -- At about 5 a.m. Friday, February 16, Logan County, Colorado deputies were advised of an active theft in northern Washington County. Logan County deputies were able to locate the vehicle involved in the theft, with the stolen trailer, and car on the trailer, on Logan County Road 71. After observing a pursuit was initiated by Logan County deputies. The suspects fled to the 11000 block of County Road 71 where they drove through a ditch. The deputies were unable to drive through the ditch and circle back to the vehicle.
Federal Grant Secured for Safety and Efficiency Improvements on I-76 Benefiting Local Residents
The Upper Front Range Transportation Planning Region (TPR) has secured a federal grant for a joint project with Morgan County and the Colorado Department of Transportation. The grant, worth $29,190,000, will fund the I-76 Phase IV Regional Improvements for Safety and Efficiency project. The funds will cover construction costs and improvements on Interstate 76.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.89 and $3.04 in Yuma as of 2024-02-21. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.274, a week ago the price is $3.256 , according to AAA.
Sanchez places to lead Outlaw wrestlers at state
It was a challenging time for the Yuma High School wrestlers at the CHSAA State Wrestling Championships held last week at Ball Arena in Denver. Two of the five wrestlers made it to Saturday, Trey Stegman and Gese Sanchez, and Sanchez ended up being the only one to place. The...
Kersey, February 23 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Brush High School basketball team will have a game with Platte Valley High School on February 23, 2024, 19:00:00 CST.
Merino, February 20 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Haxtun High School basketball team will have a game with Merino Jr Sr High School on February 20, 2024, 20:00:00 CST.
East Morgan County Library: Check out these books
Although there are many, many things libraries do beyond lending books, talking about books with other readers is still one of our favorite things! Get ready for some book recommendations!. If you like mysteries, contemporary fiction, and representation of people with different abilities, you need to read “Happiness Falls” by...
Highschool Basketball | 20 February Akron Girls Game Notice
The Akron Girls Basketball team will have a Conference tournament game with Wray(Wray, CO) on 20 February, 2024, 12 PM. As of now, Rams has won 1 games and lost 19 games, and the winning rate is 0.05.
Yuma Hospital District operating in the red
Yuma District Hospital has been authorized by the board of directors to access up to $2 million of the district’s investments to help cover operations cost. The move came during the YDH Board’s regular monthly meeting on January 24. Interim CEO Ted Beckman made the request to board...
Livestock Exchange, LLC Update
(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) – Each week, Auctioneer Tyler Knode with Livestock Exchange, LLC. in Brush, CO will be inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network providing a RECAP of the previous week’s auctions and also a PREVIEW of upcoming cattle & hay auctions…