Don't wait for spring cleaning

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Ah, spring, when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of -- trash?

The winter snows have melted, revealing an unsightly collection of litter along fencelines, gutters and sidewalks throughout Craig. It was probably there before the first big snowfall, but conveniently buried for the long winter.

With spring around the corner, many people are thinking about sprucing up their yards, preparing a garden and treating their vehicles to a long overdue car wash. How about strolling around the neighborhood with a garbage bag and helping beautify the town?

Craig is full of responsible, civic-minded people who continually demonstrate a commitment to making our town a better place to live. But visitors make judgments based on the only available evidence -- what our town looks like.

Grime and desert dust are a fact of life in this corner of the world. But that doesn't mean we have to live with fast-food wrappers and other trash sullying the landscape. Part of the problem will be rectified when the city's street department begins sweeping the sandy grime and small debris that has accumulated on the streets. And residents will soon have the opportunity to participate in Craig's annual Clean-Up Week.

In the meantime, we can all do our part to reflect the true quality of life here by picking up litter when we see it.

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