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Arizona Edition: Villapando on Somerton Challenges and a Push to Boost Yuma Summer Tourism

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On this episode of Arizona Edition from KAWC, Victor Calderon speaks with an incumbent seeking reelection to the Somerton City Council and we hear about a new program to boost Yuma's summer tourism season.

Vice Mayor Miguel Villalpando talks about his hopes for the city’s future and some current challenges facing the community, including finding a new city manager and a new chief for the fire department.

Also, host Lou Gum speaks with Visit Yuma executive director Marcus Carney about a push to bring tourists toYuma in the summer, and what just a few nights of hotel occupancy could mean for the summer economy.

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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