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Plans for solid waste district rekindled

Moorcroft pushes to save the last county landfill

Several years ago, an attempt was made to bring the county together under the umbrella of a solid waste district. It failed, but a rekindled version could see a district formed to encompass only those parts of the county that feel they would benefit from the existence of a local landfill.

Mayor Dick Claar of Moorcroft stood before the county commissioners last week with letters of support in hand from the towns of Sundance, Pine Haven and Moorcroft. All three are in favor of establishing a solid waste district, he said, but “Hulett is not in favor of it.”

Claar explained that the last r...