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Beautification project welcomes air travelers to Yuma
Welding students from San Luis High School are thanked for their efforts by Mayor Nicholls, Deputy Mayor Kraft, Councilmember Knight and City Administrator Wilkinson.

Commission-led effort includes student contribution


Visitors to Yuma arriving through the Yuma International Airport will now be greeted by new improvements unveiled at the northeast corner of 32nd Street and Pacific Avenue Thursday morning.

The “mini-beautification project” led by the City of Yuma Clean and Beautiful Commission took landscaping design provided through the City’s Department of Community Development and welding done by the San Luis High School Vocational Welding class. Students Alejandro Araiza, Miguel Juarez and Carlos Angulo fabricated the three large desert plant structures.

The City’s Public Works Department then assembled and installed a new monument sign, telling motorists and passengers leaving the airport, “Welcome to Yuma.”

The project unveiling was part of the City’s celebration of National Public Works Week.