Kim Johnson


Kim Johnson says coming to work for KAWC is like coming home. Kim has been doing Yuma news on radio since 1981. Kim and his wife Joan moved to Yuma two months after getting married in 1981. Yuma has been good to the Johnsons as they are blessed with three great kids -- Kory, Nicole, and Jacqueline (but she likes to be called Jackie!).

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Former State Representative and Senator Don Shooter is seeking another term in the Arizona Legislature from LD 13.  But This campaign is different.  Shooter was expelled early this year from the House after accusations of sexual harassment.

Sine Kerr is seeking a full term as Legislative District 13 State Senator.  Kerr was appointed in 2018, replacing Steve Montenegro, who made an unsuccessful run for Congress. 

Saying Legislative District 13 is a conservative district, it needs a conservative State Senate candidate.  Brent Backus believes he is the right person for the job. 

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.....

The Government's new fiscal year begins next week.  Yuma County's budget for the new year is up from this fiscal year.  But it holds the line on property taxes.  KAWC's Kim Johnson reports.....