Sheriff Day Announces County Sheriff’s of Colorado Scholarship Program

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Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day, who was recently elected to the County Sheriffs of Colorado board of directors, announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Yuma County student this coming spring.  Continue Reading »

Deputy Fell is Colorado Cattlemen’s Officer of the Year

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Deputy Fell, presented with an award by Colorado Cattleman’s Association Brand & Theft Committee Board Member Colby Mick

Sheriff Day is happy to announce that Deputy CJ Fell was awarded the Law Officer of the Year award for 2015 from the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Tuesday night (19th).  This award is presented to the officer in the state who has “displayed exemplary performance in assisting Colorado ranchers with protecting their livestock.” Continue Reading »

WANTED: Israel Negrete-Moreno


Israel Negrete-Moreno failed to appear in court for sentencing on 1/4/16 in connection to his involvement with a drive-by shooting that occurred in Yuma on 6/13/15. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Negrete-Morneo has an extensive criminal history in Colorado, Kansas and Idaho.  He should be considered armed and dangerous. Please call 911 immediately if you witness him.

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Yuma County Winter Warm-Up: Coat & Winter Apparel Drive

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The Staff at Yuma County are “Spreading the Warmth,” this new year and running a coat drive to continue to share the warmth of the holiday season. Yuma County is collecting new or gently used, clean winter coats of all sizes, hats, gloves, scarves, and other wooly, winter apparel for folks in need of assistance staying warm this winter season. Large collection boxes will be located at the Yuma County Courthouse and Yuma City Hall. Coats and winter apparel will be collected from January 4th to January 14th. Anyone in need of a winter coat and apparel can pick one up at the Election Center in Wray or the Concessions Building at the YC Fairgrounds in Yuma, on Sunday January 17th  between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. For more information, please call the Yuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 332-5897.

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