Victor Calderón

News Producer/Host

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.

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These are some images from around Yuma County during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Check back as we'll add more as we can.

If you would like to share some photos from your neck of the woods in Yuma or La Paz counties, you may email news@kawc.org or share them on our Facebook page at facebook.com/kawcradio. 

City of San Luis

San Luis, Arizona’s location at the U.S.-Mexico border place it at the center of many issues. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, city leaders are working to educate the public about safety measures, in both English and Spanish.

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Due to the health protection protocols put into place because of COVID-19, there will be no public Holy Week services in Catholic churches throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties.

City of San Luis

The mayor of San Luis, Arizona has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the city.

Mayor Gerardo Sanchez told KAWC that one of the announced cases of COVID-19 in Yuma County is a resident of San Luis. No further information was given but Sanchez said city officials are keeping residents informed to stay at home.

“People need to understand this is a worldwide issue," Sanchez said. "This is a pandemic. Just because we’re in little San Luis doesn’t mean we’re isolated.”

Public announcements in San Luis are being made in English and Spanish.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has issued a stay at home order effective at 5 p.m. March 31.

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