Charles Flynn

June 29th was the last day on the job for Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Executive Director Charles Flynn.  Flynn was honored this week during the annual meeting of Visit Yuma for his impact on the community.  KAWC's Kim Johnson was there and has details.....

In his 19 years on the job Flynn is credited with being the catalyst for Yuma's reconnection with the Colorado River.  He says when he arrived in Yuma it was a river city with no river access, but he says he knew people here wanted that to change.....

International Waterfront Conference Comes to Yuma

Jan 25, 2018
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Starting today, Yuma will host an international waterfront conference. Yuma will be one of the smallest cities to host the conference, and it’s a big deal for the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.   For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett explains…

courtesy of Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area

A conservation fund that has provided money since 1965 for national parks and forests, as well as state and local outdoor recreation sites, faces an uncertain fate.

Colorado River Library Opens in Yuma

Jun 15, 2015
Tammy Snook opens one of the books in the Colorado River Research Library.
Amanda Solliday-KAWC

The Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park in Yuma is home to a new library dedicated to protecting the history of the Colorado River.

It took decades, and a series of dams, lakes, irrigation systems and political maneuvering to harness the water of the mighty Colorado River and direct it all over the Western states.   

Now, you can see the river’s history by stepping inside the new Colorado River Research Library, only a few steps away from the banks of the river itself.