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Towns clean for spring


May 9, 2019

Marge Reed

Tad Swaney, Audri Blakeman, Taylor Reynolds, Payton Porter and Malerie Stanley assist with the clean-up

Moorcroft and Pine Haven were busy over the weekend spring cleaning their communities.


Volunteers from the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, the MHS and the community walked and drove throughout town Friday morning gathering debris that had been brought to the curb for pick up. They loaded small garbage into orange plastic bags and larger items into trailers to be hauled to the landfill. Forty eight residents hauled over 16 tons during the two free dump days provided by the town council and almost 18 tons were taken by the volunteers. Chamber member Elaine Buckmiller commended everyone who participated, “Although we were short of help, the help we had more than made up the difference in enthusiasm and willingness to get their hands dirty. The individuals who took advantage of the free dump days, pat yourselves on the back, every load hauled makes our town that much more attractive.”

She noted that 12 tires were dumped in the iron bin; however, the chamber cannot take tires, “Whoever is responsible, please see Ted at Quality Hardware to pay the disposal fee.”

With 30 young people and teachers, eight drivers and their trucks, one town crewman with a dump truck and seven trailers, the entire effort was completed in a timely manner before heading over to Pinnacle Bank for a tasty lunch in appreciation of their efforts.

Pine Haven

Iola Kaldor

Mayor Bill Cunningham and Richard Wilkerson set up for lunch.

Members of the Pine Haven Beautification Alliance and others made up 16 volunteers who came out to clean the barrow ditches of Pine Haven Road Saturday morning from County Road 113 north to Paradise Foods Market. Sixteen bags were filled by the volunteers.

Crews from the Honor Farm, who typically clean the roadways from the Pine Ridge exit north to the Keyhole Marina, were anticipated for the same time but, due to weather, had to reschedule for later in the spring. The honor farm is located northeast of Newcastle and works for the Wyoming Forestry Service.

The group shared in the annual community lunch hosted by Councilman John Henle. He, Mayor Bill Cunningham and Richard Wilkinson cooked for around 80 guests, who enjoyed the great food and visiting neighbors in the warm sunshine.


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