Happy Monday Yuma! This year is already off and running, can you believe we’re already halfway through January? Well, take a minute, slow down, and get a glimpse of everything that’s going on this week in Yuma. As always, reach out to the Yuma Chamber of Commerce if there’s something that you’d like to have included in our Week at a Glance!

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 MorganCC.edu. 

Intro to Enology & Viticulture (Winemaking & 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.

Volunteer with SARA House

Giving back to the community is an incredible thing to do, and SARA House looks at some of the most challenging subjects that children and adults alike struggle with and helps in those areas. Currently, SARA House is looking for volunteers to help with their crisis line, advocacy, outreach, prevention education, fundraising, and administrative assistance. If you’re interested in helping out, call or email Sara Hergenreter at 970-867-2121 ext. 7 or sara@sarahouseco.org.

Learn more at www.sarahouseco.org.

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 their window into the week. 


Wednesday (1/15) —  Trivia Night & Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 

Thursday (1/16) — Uncork & Unwind with a Featured Cranberry Wine

Friday (1/17) — Enjoy the new menu!

Saturday (1/18) —  Prime Rib Night


Yuma Middle School Activities

Girls Basketball

  • Thursday, January 16th vs. Brush @ Yuma Courts 4:00 p.m.
    • West Court – D, C
    • East Court – B, A


  • Tuesday, January 14th – Wray Bash @ Wray 2:00 p.m.
    • West Court – D, C
    • East Court – B, A

Yuma High School Activities

Boys Basketball

  • Monday, January 13th vs. Idalia @ Yuma MS Gymnasium 7:00 p.m.
    • D-Team
  • Friday, January 17th vs. Wray @ Wray HS
    • 4:00 p.m. – JV Team
    • 5:30 p.m. – C- Team
    • 7:00 p.m. – Varsity 
  • Saturday, January 18th vs. Burlington at Yuma HS
    • 1:00 p.m. – JV Team
    • 2:30 p.m. – D-Team
    • 4:00 p.m. – Varsity 
  • Saturday, January 18th Tournament @ Weld Central – 9:30 a.m.
    • C- Team

Boys Wrestling

  • Saturday, January 18th @ Wiggins HS 
    • 7:00 a.m. weigh in
    • 9:00 a.m dual begins

Girls Basketball

  • Monday, January 13th vs. Idalia @ Yuma MS Gymnasium @ 5:45 p.m.
    • C-Team
  • Friday, January 17th vs. Wray @ Wray HS
    • 4:00 p.m. – JV Team
    • 5:30 p.m. – Varsity
    • 7:00 p.m. – C Team
  • Saturday, January 18th vs Burlington @ Yuma HS
    • 1:00 p.m. – JV Team
    • 2:30 p.m. – Varsity
  • Saturday, January 18th Tournament @ Weld Central 9:30 a.m.
    • C Team

Girls Wrestling

  • Saturday, January 18th @ Loveland HS
    • 7:00 a.m. Weigh In
    • 9:00 a.m. Tournament Begins

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