Kim Johnson

Reporter

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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Saying public education is his key focus in 2017, Governor Doug Ducey reiterated his State of the State address Friday in Yuma.  Ducey said his budget includes new public funds, funding beyond what is coming from passage of Proposition 123 last spring.

The City of Yuma is looking to get into the Big Leagues when it comes to softball.  Ground was recently broken for the Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex in North Yuma.  KAWC's Kim Johnson was there and has this report.......

The future of the Yuma Territorial Prison and Quartermaster Depot State Historic Parks was set for the next 15 years with the stroke of a pen.  KAWC's Kim Johnson has details.......

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.

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