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The week has come for everyone to wear their junk on their curb.
Not only does cleanup week have people tossing out their embarrassingly worn-out furniture and ancient appliances, it also brings out ... Posted on 4/30/10 at 11:56 AM
The City’s annual Clean-Up Week has been scheduled for May 16-21.
An informational flyer is being printed and will be available shortly, according to a press release from the city public works department.
The 2011 edition of Cleanup Week in Jamestown is set for May 16 through 20.
The schedule was announced during the Jamestown Public Works Committee meeting on Thursday. The annual event allows residents to place items that would not normally be picked up out on the street for removal and disposal by the city.
For days now, Dr. Damon Dietrich and other physicians have seen patients come through their emergency room at West Jefferson Medical Center with similar symptoms: respiratory problems, headaches and nausea.
In the past week, 11 workers who have been out on the water cleaning up oil from BP’s blown-out well have been treated for what Dietrich calls “a pattern of symptoms” that could have been caused by the burning of crude oil, noxious fumes from the oil or the dispersants dumped in the Gulf to break it up. All workers were treated and released.
By Noaki Schwartz and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
, June 04, 2010
Last week, The Jamestown Sun asked readers of its Web site the question “Cleanup week is planned May 17 through 22 in Jamestown. Do you plan to take advantage of it? Here are the results of the unscientific survey
The April 27 Rotary meeting was presided over by President Tom Boerger. Doug Frohlich gave the invocation, Selmer Spitzer led the music, and Gail Martin collected numerous “Happy Dollars” for Rotary projects.
Turns out the land known for some of the most fertile crop soil in the world isn’t too bad for holding back floodwaters.
It won’t stay out of the ground long.
Officials in the Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., areas ordered construction of several miles of clay levees to help protect about 200,000 residents from the rising Red River, which threatened to flood roads, parks and neighborhoods for the second straight year. Workers didn’t have to travel far — vertically or horizontally — to find the good earth.
By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
, March 29, 2010
Regardless of what happens with the present storm system, City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf said Sunday night that crews will go on a 24-hour cycle for snow removal starting at 6 a.m. today.
At 6 a.m. Sunday, the State Hospital, which measures snow for the National Weather Service, measured 2 inches of new snow. However, more snow fell through Sunday morning. Schwartzkopf guessed the city had about 3 inches.
City crews were out Sunday clearing snow from emergency routes and arterials.
Snow removal in Jamestown may have its strengths and weaknesses depending on who you ask, but one aspect is clear: as snow accumulations rise, so do complaints to City Hall.
Jamestown City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf offered an off-the-cuff challenge to residents: if you think you can manage the city’s snow removal better, give it a try. The job of “snow boss” is a difficult one, he said, but if someone thinks they can do better, they can have it.
Enbridge pipeline crews expect to finish cleaning up a 3,000-barrel crude oil spill near Neche, N.D., sometime today.
The leak, reported to be about 126,000 gallons of light crude oil, was detected late Friday night by an Enbridge Energy Partners control center.
Crews were repairing the pipeline and cleaning the site Monday.
By Kevin Bonham, Forum Communications Co.
, January 12, 2010
City crews were scheduled to remove snow from the downtown area beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday and continue throughout the night, according to a press release from the City of Jamestown’s Engineer’s Office.
Downtown merchants were asked to shovel sidewalks by 9 p.m. before the blades begin removing snow downtown.
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