I’m a little late getting this week’s Week at a Glance out, but there are still so many amazing things that are going to be happening this week and the weeks to come! If there’s anything that you’d like to have advertised in the Yuma Chamber of Commerce Week at a Glance blog, let me know and I’ll make sure to get it included!

Valentine’s Day Supper – February 14th at Red Willow

Enjoy a tasty dinner with Red Willow on Main and Tumbleweed Brewing on Valentine's Day. RSVP is required and can be done online or by phone. Tickets range from $20.00 to $30.00.

Head on over to www.redwillowonmain.com/make-your-reservation.html to make your reservation.

Order Your Valentine's Day flowers from The Broken Vase!

If you're looking for a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to give to your special someone, The Broken Vase is the place to go! Already know that you're going to place an order? Call The Broken Vase and place an order by February 1st to enjoy 10% off your purchase! FREE DELIVERY on February 10th, 11th, and 12th!

If your sweetie doesn't want flowers, don't forget that The Broken Vase also offers chocolate covered strawberries and cookies available for purchase. Call today 970-848-2898.

A Journey Through My Lens – Art Exhibit

The Orphanage will be having their first art exhibit of 2020 on February 1st. This particular exhibit will showcase photographs by artist Zach Chapman!  The opening reception will be Saturday, February 1st from 3 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will run from February 1st through March 1st. Make sure to stop in and check it out!

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.

File Your Taxes for FREE

Tax season is coming up and texhelp Colorado is a fantastic way to file your taxes for free! If your household income was $56,000 or less in 2019, you are eligible for FREE trustworthy tax filing services from an IRS-certified preparer!

Take advantage of in-person help at Morgan Community College in Wray or file your own taxes for free online if you make $66,000 or less at MyFreeTaxes.com.

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!

Sara House Yuma Office Open House

We are so incredibly excited to welcome Sara House to the city of Yuma! Though they've had an office here for a while, their team has grown and so has their efforts in being a helping hand in the community. On February 21st, they will be hosting an open house so that the community can get a tour of the office, meet the staff, and enjoy refreshments. Stop by from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 910 South Main St. on the second floor.

Flyer is also included at the end of the newsletter.

Spanish Classes at MCC through Global Classroom

Morgan Community College is going to be offering two separate Spanish classes from February 3rd through May 8th. You can learn conversational Spanish or, if you're a business owner, learn the basics on communicating with your customers. These classes are done through the global classroom. Register online at MorganCC.edu.

Career & Tech Showcase at MCC

Get a glimpse at the various tech programs and career opportunities through hands-on activities, a campus tour, networking with students and instructors, and so much more! This showcase will take place February 7th and go from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It's open to all ages and happening at the MCC Founders Room on the Fort Morgan campus.

Red Willow Bridal Expo – March 28th, 2020

Saturday, March 28th, 2020 will be Red Willow's 5th expo. The bridal expo will go from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and have a variety of vendors for couples to browse through. Vendors are currently being accepted now.

Learn more at www.redwillowonmain.com/bridal-expo.html .

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Yuma Theater

If you’re a fan of the Star Wars story, then you are absolutely going to want to make some time to head to the Yuma Theater this week! This brand new Star Wars film tells the story of the evil Emperor Palpatine and the discovery that he did not die at the hands of Darth Vader. With this new information, the rebels must race against the clock to determine where he is! Finn and Poe must lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans. All in all, you wind up with a jam packed movie and a thrilling story!

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 their window into the week. 

Wednesday (1/22) —  Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. / Corn Hole League at 6:30

Thursday (1/23) — Uncork & Unwind Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00

Friday (1/24)  — New Featured Wines

Saturday (1/25) —  Karaoke at 7:00 p.m.

Yuma Middle School Activities

Boys Basketball

  • Monday, January 20th vs. Akron @ Yuma Courts 4:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 – C Team
    • 5:00 – B Team
    • 6:00 – A Team

Girls Basketball

  • Saturday, January 25th @ Sterling
    • 9:00 – D, B
    • 10:00 – C, A

Wrestling 

  • Saturday, January 25th @ Brush @ 9:30 a.m.
    • Weigh-In at 7:00 a.m.

Yuma High School Activities

Boys Basketball

  • Monday, January 20th @ Sedgwick County (Ovid)
    • 6:00 p.m. – D Team
  • Tuesday, January 21st vs. Lone Star @ Yuma MS
    • 4:00 p.m. – D Team
  • Friday, January 24th vs. Wiggins @ Yuma HS
    • 4:00 p.m. – JV Team
    • 5:30 p.m. – C Team
    • 7:00 p.m. – Varsity Team
  • Saturday, January 25th @ Sidney
    • 1:00 p.m. – JV Team
    • 2:30 p.m. – C Team
    • 4:00 p.m.  – Varsity Team

Boys Wrestling

  • Thursday, January 23rd Triangular 
    • Weigh In: 4:00 p.m.
    • Start at 5:00 p.m.
    • Yuma vs. Lamar
    • County Line vs. Lamar
    • Yuma vs. County Line
  • Saturday, January 25th at Northglenn
    • 7:00 a.m. Weigh In
    • 8:15 Start Time

Girls Basketball

  • Monday, January 20th @ Sedgwick County (Ovid)
    • 5:00 p.m. – C Team
  • Friday, January 24th vs. Wiggins at Yuma HS
    • 4:00 p.m. – JV Team
    • 5:30 p.m. – Varsity Team
    • 7:00 – C Team
  • Saturday, January 25th @ Sidney
    • 1:00 p.m. – JV Team
    • 2:30 p.m. – Varsity Team
    • 4:00 p.m. – C Team

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