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3/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Golden Valley is not the dump

To all who live in or travel through Golden Valley, when did our city become your dumping ground? If you do not want your tires, household items, computers, TVs, mattresses, trash, bottles, cans, please do not toss them out into the desert.

First, much of this is toxic to humans and animals alike. Second, it is ugly. Third, have you not heard of recycling?

What makes you think if you do not want this stuff in your backyard, that I would want it dumped in mine? Please stop.

Paula Hunsicker

Golden Valley

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Article comment by: Let's All Be Observant

Paula, GV is not along or singled out for such abuse. I live near Hualapai School and am surprised how often I'll see an old mattress or refrigerator dumped in an empty lot. There is a county program to go after these scumbags. If you're lucky enough to spot someone doing this, snap a picture with your phone or jot down the license plate. Perhaps if we all try to police this problem, it will stop.

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: love the locals

@ Everywhere man... it can't be the locals because they just throw that stuff out in their own yards, oh wait... they do that in Kingman too. It must be those________ ( fill in your opposing political party)

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: New to town

I came to kingman 2 years ago and am still amazed by all the trash I see. I pick up trash in my neighborhood when I walk, and the next day it is back. Some people are pigs and just don't care.
Recently 2 guys in a maroon pickup dumped behind a kingman well site then stole the camera put there to catch dumpers. If you have any info contact the sheriff.
I turn in everyone I see dumping, and many have been caught and made to clean up their mess. Any dumping violation should result in at least 10 hours community (cleanup) service. If they had to clean up someome elses mess it might sink in.
Lastly if everyone would clean up trash they can see from their property this area would be much cleaner.

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: I BEEN EVERYWHERE MAN

Ever stop to think thats its the people of Golden Valley doing it? just a little food for thought. I highly doubt that people are driving from far away places to pollute your beloved Valley. I do believe in fact the problem litterally lyes within your own backyard...

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Article comment by: V Stokes

Why people (at least in the city limits) just don't take advantage of the bulk pickup that they offer is beyond me. I think 2 times a year they offer it for only $3?

Can't remember how many times I've gotten rid of things like an old dishwasher, lawnmower, or pavers by just putting them near the curb with a "free" sign on them.

And yes....it's not just out in the more remote areas. Check out some of the failed developments or vacant lots in town.

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Article comment by: Jack A.Lope

here is the number to call for ERACE. they are good, determined and aggressive at catching these jerks

to report an act of illegal dumping, call Sibble at (928) 715-0480.

I think Erin of the miner did a story on them awhile back.

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Article comment by: np ...

somebody could probably make a modest side income hauling a bunch of peoples' small loads to the dump in their stake bed truck, maybe with a trailer in tow.

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Article comment by: Ho Lee Chit

You forgot to mention yard clippings. People think these piles of organic matter will quickly de-compose, but it actually takes years and years. We end up having to look at the eyesore for decades. I'd like to tell people who do this kind of thing: "You may think the desert is ugly, but I don't."

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

It isn't just Golden Valley, things are dumped in desert areas surrounding the city of Kingman.

People are too lazy or cheap to drive out to the dump and spend 10 dollars to properly dispose of their old furniture and other household items.

There is no thought of the people who live in the rural areas, or those who enjoy hiking and exploring in the desert. Not to mention the land owner who will end up having to take the time and spend $10 of their own to dispose of other people's junk at the dump.

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