Setting out across the prairie on your way from Denver, Nebraska, or Kansas? You may want to take the scenic route. Exit 92 from I-76 will take you over to Highway 34. Heading east on 34, you go over rolling hills of the prairie to catch a glimpse of a coyote or small herd of buffalo that someone is raising to keep the spirit of the prairie alive. The community is made up of hard-working folks who make their living in agriculture, as business owners, car dealers, and city/county government employees and officials.
Yuma has a great history of growth while maintaining its small town atmosphere. Throughout the year events are held, crops are planted, cattle and swine are raised. Hunters explore the beauty of the prairie while taking in their fill of deer, pheasant, doves, ducks and quail. The sunrises are grand and the sunsets are breathtaking. The folks are friendly. Come visit and check us out, bet you’re going to stay a while.
Emphasizing quality teaching, individualized attention, classroom technology and involvement in extra-curricular activities, Yuma County's K-12 studies are committed to preparing graduates for life long learning, community involvement, and workforce entry. Yuma County is also uniquely located in a region served extensively by Morgan Community College and Northeastern Junior College, which both offer adult basic and continuing education locally. In addition to quality schools, Yuma County has 21 licensed home daycare facilities, and one state licensed childcare center assisting area workers in balancing family and work commitments.
- 5 Pre-schools
- 4 Elementary Schools
- 4 Middle/Junior High Schools
- 4 High schools
- 21 Home Daycare facilities
- 1 State licensed Childcare Center
Yuma County offers residents an abundance of recreational and cultural activities throughout the year. From modern day cultural events in the arts and theater, to nationally recognized historical museums and world famous pheasant hunting, Yuma County offers the recreation and cultural enthusiasts a long list of diversions. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy some of the best hunting fishing and golfing in the region. Or if staying in town suits your fancy, enjoy Yuma County's wide range of parks, recreational facilities, coffee shops and theaters. With in close driving distance of major cities on either border, getting away to explore the city lights is always a convenient option.