Railroad crew lends a hand

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

In San Manuel there is a “new” railroad, called San Manuel Arizona RR Company (SMARCO) which was purchased by Capstone from BHP Copper railroad in 2013. This Vancouver-based company owns mines in Canada & Mexico, and services area mines from San Manuel to Hayden, and the Pinto Valley Mining Operation in Globe-Miami on a 29.4 mile rail.

The crew chief for Capstone, Ron Lewallen, recently offered some free help to Kids’ Closet, and brought with him his crew Eric Wright, Matt Lewallen, Caesar Zazueta and Jared Ortiz. They arrived with shovels and wheel barrows, and removed the rock pile in the front parking lot , taking it to another eroded area behind the Kids’ Closet building. The Sycamore Canyon Academy students had moved much rock prior to Capstone’s arrival, but the additional equipment and manpower provided a much improved parking lot for the closet. The area is used not only by volunteers but by the school busses which provide transportation for students coming to the closet.

The SaddleBrooke Community Outreach program called Kids’ Closet is very grateful for the volunteer services of Capstone, and for their spirit of community service! For all of us, “It’s All About the Kids”.

Staff (3391 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Oracle, other local agencies train for vehicle accident emergencies

    September 21st, 2016
    by

      To the casual observer, it might have seemed like a demolition derby or wrecking crew had descended upon the […]


    Winkelman to celebrate bridge’s 100th birthday

    September 21st, 2016
    by

      In 1916, Pinal County decided to build a 419 foot long bridge over the Gila River at Winkelman. Since […]


    Local mines endure despite low copper prices

    September 21st, 2016
    by

      The price of copper has been in a steady decline since 2011, due primarily to a decreased demand from […]


    Get the FAQ’s on Florence Copper’s “PTF”

    September 21st, 2016
    by

    By Stacy Gramazio Manager of Communications & Public Affairs Florence Copper   Nearly 2,000 people have toured the Florence Copper […]


  • Additional Stories

    Working with Copper Splash Art is a Family Affair

    September 21st, 2016
    by

       Roy Trobaugh creates the copper splash artwork; his wife Alice is in the studio by his side, a welding […]


    True Love By ‘Billy’ Eduard Meier

    September 15th, 2016
    by

    Translated by Skylar Khan   To you, dear Earth Being, I wish that you will always recognize and show respect […]


    Miner swimmers win many races at home opener

    September 15th, 2016
    by

      The Miner Swimmers hosted Arizona College Preparatory School on Thursday September 8.  The Girls team scores were:  Arizona College […]


    Kids’ Closet Receives Donation of Knitted Hats

    September 15th, 2016
    by

      SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) recently received over 400 knitted hats, destined for the SBCO Kids’ Closet clothing program.  Children […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger

  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather