Hello Yuma! With the New Year starting comes a ton of new events and exciting things for you to participate in! Make sure to stay up to date with the Yuma Chamber of Commerce blog where we share everything that you can take advantage of in our Week at a Glance posts. Check out all of the fun things happening this week in Yuma!


Jay Flaming Jewelry Store Sale – January 12th

For the 45th year in a row, Jay Flaming Jewelers will be hosting their annual 50% off sale! Stop by and get the perfect Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversary or birthday gift for the one you love the most! This is a sale that you’re not going to want to miss! 


Spanish Classes 

Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages. Whether your New Year’s resolution was to learn a new language or you’d like to learn some basic Spanish to better communicate with employees, coworkers, or family, you’re in luck! Morgan Community College is offering a Conversational Spanish and Spanish for Business class in the upcoming months. This is a fantastic way to gain some confidence and learn the very basics needed to communicate. Both classes are global, making it even easier to take your Spanish speaking to the next level. Enroll online at www.MorganCC.edu


Intro to Enology & Viticulture (Wine Making & Grape Growing)

Do you love wine? Have you ever wondered how to make it? Well, Morgan Community College is offering a FREE workshop for you to do just that. On January 18th, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you can enjoy a hands on class taught by instructor Randy Miller. Learn more about what it takes to start a winery, the proper way to taste wine, and so much more! RSVP to andrea.lheureux@morgancc.edu or by phone at 970-452-3166.


Teacher Education Classes 

Have you always wanted to become a teacher? Morgan Community College is offering Teacher Education classes this spring! Get the first two years of your teacher education program started this year. Enroll online at MorganCC.edu!


Tax Credit Benefits

Donations are a fantastic way to help the organizations throughout Yuma County. One of the areas that we all see the need to support are the organizations that manage our child care and early childhood education. Something that many don’t know, however, is that when you donate to organizations like these, you receive a generous credit on your taxes!

When you donate to the Early Childhood Council for Yuma, Washington, and Kit Carson Counties, you can receive a 50% credit on Colorado tax. Individuals or business donations will help give kids access to quality child care by enabling these counties to recruit and retain quality child care providers and professionals. For any questions on making a donation or the tax credit, visit the Early Childhood Council website at www.eccywk.org or by phone at 970-360-9099.


Walk the Plains for Early Childhood

If you are starting this new year off with the intentions of an active and healthier lifestyle, you are going to want to sign up for the Walk the Plains fundraiser. Through this fundraiser, you use your phone, Fitbit, Apple watch or the like to track your steps/pedals/runs. This fundraiser costs $35.00 to sign up and challenges each individual to walk 200+ miles through January. Sign up with your friends, family, or coworkers to start this year off right and help early childhood development in Yuma County. 

Sign up here. 


Census 2020

The Census is going to be taking place from March through August of 2020. The information collected during this time contributes to the amount of funding that our county receives. The postcards will be sent to individual households to inform people where they can fill out their information. All information collected is completely confidential and can be answered in over 13 different languages. If you have any questions about the census, feel free to ask!


Book the Orphanage for Events

If you haven’t been to The Orphanage yet, you’re missing out on an incredibly beautiful place with so much to look at. With the holidays coming up and parties being organized, make sure to book The Orphanage for your large groups. They’d love to have you.


Knives Out at the Yuma Theater

If you love a good mystery, you’re absolutely going to want to stop by the Yuma Theater this week to check out Knives Out. This drama/thriller is rated PG-13 and runs for a little over two hours. Sit back and relax as you hear about the story about when renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey dies just after his 85th birthday. The inquisitive Detective Benoit Blanc stops by his estate and meets with Thrombey’s quirky and strange family to work through solving the mystery!

The show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5.00 for children (0-11), $7.00 for adults (12-64), and $6.00 for seniors (65+). 


Tumbleweed Brewery

There are always so many fun things happening at Tumbleweed Brewery. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give the beer-enthusiast in your life, you can’t go wrong with a growler from our local brewery. Get your order in to make sure that it’s here in time for the holidays.

Here is there window into the week. 

Wednesday (1/8) —  Corn Hole League! Sign up by 6:30 p.m., starts at 7:00 p.m. NEW MENU 

Thursday (1/9) — Uncork & Unwind with live music by the Tumbleweed 2

Friday (1/10) — Enjoy the new menu!

Saturday (1/11) —  Corn Hole TOurnament 7:00 – Everyone is welcome!


Yuma Middle School Activities

Girls Basketball

  • Thursday, January 9th vs. Wray @ Yuma Courts 4:00 p.m.
    • West Court – D, C
    • East Court – B, A


Yuma High School Activities

Boys Basketball

  • Monday, January 6th vs. Sterling @ Sterling HS at Wally Post
    • 4:00 —  C Teams
    • 5:00 —  JV Team
  • Friday, January 10th vs. Akron @ Akron HS
    • 4:00 – JV 
    • 6:30 – Varsity

Boys Wrestling

  • Thursday, January 9th vs. Akron @ Akron HS
    • 6:00 p.m. weigh in
    • 7:00 p.m dual begins
  • Saturday, January 11th vs. Lamar @ Lamar HS at 
    • 8:00 a.m. weigh-in
    • 10:00 a.m. start

Girls Basketball

  • Monday, January 6th vs. Sterling @ Sterling HS at Tiger’s Den
    • 4:00 —  C Teams
    • 5:00 —  JV Team
  • Friday, January 10th vs. Akron @ Akron HS
    • 4:00 – JV 
    • 5:00 – Varsity

Girls Wrestling

  • December 7th (Saturday) at Arapahoe
    • 10:07 Weigh-In, 11:17 First Round
  • Saturday, January 11th vs. Northridge @ Northridge 
    • 7:00 a.m. weigh-in
    • 9:00 a.m. start


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