Noreen Moore: Have faith in work


The recent article about the major tire transfer prompts me to highlight the amount of work that has been accomplished by Saw Wisecup and the Cole family.

I purchased the property in August and the contract between us is that the property be cleared and conform to county standards. Part of that obligation was to get the tires cleared and disposed of in an environmentally safe way.

Saw has worked diligently in some of the most extreme weather to unearth and cut more than 3,000 tires. This work has resulted in more than 18 tons of material that has been transported to the “Milner Mall.”

As the weather worsened, Saw decided to transport the tires to his spot in the canyon so that he could work a bit more out of the weather. For any of you who may not know, the wind up here can be continuous and bitter. 

Saw’s contract with me is that the tires are transported to the ‘Mall’ in whatever fashion works best for him. He has been true to his word, and I fully trust that they will find their final home in Milner as soon as his shoulder heals.

The Cole family with Saw has worked magic on the land up here. The front part of the lot is about 90 percent clear, and the remainder parcel will be cleared next summer. 

The work has been herculean, and family members from both of these families have lived up to their word. 

The reason I am writing this is to assure the kind folk in this part of the Valley to have faith. I do.


Noreen Moore


maynard short 3 years, 5 months ago

Noreen, stacking tires in a floodplain next to Oak Creek for any length of time is not considered as "disposing of in an environmentally safe way". There is an entire literature in State Laws as to the proper method of handling junk tires. This is not it. Go to the Colorado State Environmental Site for Hazardous Materials and you will find the appropriate and legal methods.


Scott Wedel 3 years, 5 months ago


The tires are not being "disposed of" in the canyon. That is a temporary site where the sidewalls are being removed so they can be disposed of at a landfill.

I've heard you complain about government regulations and yet you are now trying to use regulations to complicate and add hurdles to people's efforts to do the right thing.

If there are still tires there in February then you would have something valid to complain and worry about. Right now you are just wasting people's time that are cleaning up a blighted property and properly processing the tires for proper disposal.


maynard short 3 years, 5 months ago

Balderdash! If you would research the existing State and Federal laws on the books, you will see how silly your argument is. When you are through with your due diligence, I stand ready to accept your apology.


Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.