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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Groundbreaking took place this week for the more than thirteen million dollar Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex.  The project includes six lighted softball fields, batting cages, concessions and restrooms, picnic and play areas, landscaping and walking paths.  DPE Construction of Yuma is building the complex.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls says he believes when its finished, the Complex will become an economic driver for the city.  He says it will bring large regional and even national tournaments to Yuma....................

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and today is Black Friday, the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season.  Most people think of the season as a happy time, albeit sometimes exhausting, while going from store to store searching for perfect gifts for families and friends.  The Yuma Police Department warns that the season can change to heartbreak if you, or a family member, become the victim of a holiday season crime.

It took nearly two weeks to count all the ballots in Yuma County from the November 8th General Election.  But all in all, the vote went smoothly here.  That's the assessment of Yuma County Communications Director Kevin Tunell.

Tunell admits there were a few "hiccups" during the vote.  The biggest "hiccup" was the failure of a poll book at one of the voting centers,

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a pair of Brownfield Grants to the Yucca Fire District in Mohave County.  ADEQ Public Information Officer Caroline Oppleman in Phoenix says the grants total more than 14 thousand dollars to be used to facilitate renovation of the district's main fire station.  Oppleman says grant money will be used for a phase one site assessment of the station.  The assessment will look for asbestos and lead paint problems.  And Oppleman says there are other issues at the station...............

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain is urging cooperation and healing of divisions in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as President.  In a recent speech on the U.S. Senate floor, McCain, who had been called a "Loser" and "Not a War Hero" by the President-elect during the campaign, urged the end of protests around the country since the vote.  The 2008 GOP Presidential nominee was critical of the chants of "Not my President" during the protests...............