Runner disappointed by garbage in Elkins
I am an avid runner who travels to every state through my employment. I take every opportunity to run my seven to 15 miles in every town or city where my work takes me.
I recently spent a week in Elkins. I ran through many parts of town covering various streets. I was blown away, flabbergasted by the amounts of TVs, appliances, tires and furniture along the streets and alleys.
I have heard all jokes and stereotypes about West Virginia hillbillies, and I always thought people don’t really live that way in this day and age. I have never seen this amount of waste, tires, appliances, etc., in the hundreds of cities that I have visited. This could be a beautiful area if there were not so much clutter.
I was shocked to learn that this clutter was not for any special pick-up, and that most of those items have been there for several months. I cannot believe that someone in local government is not doing something about this.
Do the people that reside in Elkins fail to notice, or do they just not care?