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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With just more than 24 hours left until Election Day, Donald Trump Jr. and U.S. Sen. Martha McSally made a late pitch to voters that President Donald Trump and McSally should win on Tuesday.

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The campaign to re-elect President Donald Trump is making a late push in Yuma with a rally scheduled for Sunday with Trump's eldest son.

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With four days until Election Day, Yuma County leaders said it’s not too late to turn in your ballot. Just not by mail.

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The campaign to elect Joe Biden For President made its first official stop in Yuma on Friday. While President Donald Trump's campaign has been active in the city for weeks, including visits by the President and Vice President Mike Pence, the Biden campaign is playing catch up with in-person events. Though Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, did not make the trip, the visit was a relief to local Democrats.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally today announced she will make campaign stops in Yuma on Saturday. 

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The campaign to elect Joe Biden For President will make its first official stop in Yuma Friday.

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In a contentious U.S. Senate race with national political implications, Republican Sen. Martha McSally and Democratic challenger Mark Kelly held their only scheduled debate Tuesday in Phoenix.

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With 30 days until Election Day, a group of Joe Biden supporters held a caravan in south Yuma County on Sunday in what was perhaps the first in-person event supporting him locally since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Arizona Democratic leaders said Tuesday’s contentious presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden shows a clear choice for Arizona voters to support Biden.

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The nephew of Vice President Mike Pence was in Yuma on Monday night at a Latinos For Trump event. 

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Top U.S. Army officials were at the Yuma Proving Ground on Wednesday to celebrate the first phase of a project they say will guide the agency for the next 40 years. 

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Yuma’s winter agriculture season usually ends around April but this year it ended a few weeks early.  

The COVID-19 pandemic led to industry shutdowns that spoiled the market for commercial fresh produce. 

Farmers in Yuma say they had to destroy acres of lettuce, some already packaged for shipping.  The impacts of the pandemic on farmers will continue into the new growing season.

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Ahead of a Latinos For Trump gathering Monday in Phoenix, Arizona Latino leaders met on a Zoom call to say President Donald Trump has failed Latino families in his words and actions.

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A former San Luis High School security guard accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an underage male student entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors today.

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A challenger to Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot in November’s election was in Somerton on Thursday night where he made his case for change to local voters. 

 

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President Donald Trump announced today on Twitter that Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf will be nominated for the position on a permanent basis.

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A group of elected officials in Yuma County have come out in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. 

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Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has joined several current or former Arizona Republicans in endorsing former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden for President over Donald Trump.

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President Donald Trump was in Yuma Tuesday, his second visit here in the past two months to discuss immigration and border security.

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Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Yuma this week, local Republicans gathered today to focus to register more GOP voters. 

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President Donald Trump is in Yuma today.

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The manager of Panchita’s Restaurant and Bakery, a Mexican restaurant in San Luis, Ariz. says the business has survived during the COVID-19 pandemic. With new health and safety measures in place, they’ve reopened. 

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A day after Arizona’s primary election, U.S. Senator Martha McSally is challenging her opponent Mark Kelly to seven debates, including one in Yuma. 

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijlava announced today he has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The border city of San Luis, Ariz. has been a concern for health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the crossings between the city and San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. But San Luis Police Lt. Marco Santana says people are complying with orders to slow the spread and numbers are less than in Yuma and Somerton. 

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Teachers and parents in the Gadsden Elementary School District gathered Wednesday in San Luis to call for a later start to in-person instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Teachers and parents in the Gadsden Elementary School District will gather today in San Luis to call for a later start to in-person instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Arizona elected officials and community leaders met Sunday for a virtual town hall on COVID-19. The Vice Mayor of the border town of San Luis, Ariz. was part of the presentation. 

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U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly says COVID-19 is hurting small businesses.  Minority owned businesses and those in rural parts of the state are particularly vulnerable.  

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