Excavator Tom Runions has been extremely busy cleaning out what was apparently a long time dumping ground on the west side of Highway 101, right across from Sea Towne in Newport. Although it doesn’t show it from the street, Runions has been cleaning out a huge canyon that was sort of an unofficial landfill for decades. Property owner Ralph Goodwin of John Day says Runions is preparing the site for future development by removing all the junk and debris mixed in with it. Then he’ll fill it back up.
Goodwin said he’s had some “tire kickers” looking at the site but so far no serious offers. It’s got a Prudential real estate sign in front of it.