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County passes on landfill district

Commission opts instead to form fact-finding committee

A solid waste district is not on the cards as a means to solve the county’s issues with trash, but the commissioners are still willing to explore the available options. A committee is to be formed over the next month to more fully investigate what possibilities exist to preserve the last remaining landfill in the county.

“We all agree that we need to dump, we just don’t all agree that we need to tax everybody for it,” stated Commissioner Jeanne Whalen.

Whalen was referring to the initial proposal from Dick Claar, Mayor of Moorcroft, to form a solid waste district. The board for that district w...

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