Cortez residents hit the streets to clean up town

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Cortez residents hit the streets to clean up town

Volunteers collect trash – even a gun – as Cleanup Week begins
Claudia Conner cleans up Main Street as part of the city’s Cleanup Day. She and her husband recently moved to town and figured the event would be a good way to “get out and get to know other people,” she said.
Cortez City Engineer Chad Hall scours Empire Street with trash bag in hand. The weeklong event is being sponsored by the city as a way to “beautify the town.”
Patty Hill joined her husband, Chad, in cleaning up Empire Street. The two of them found lots of Fireball bottles, cigarette butts and even a handgun, she said.
Cortez City Manager John Dougherty joins in the cleanup efforts, taking on some of the downtown streets.
Carol Lynn Rising represents her city while she tackles Main Street cleanup duties.
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