Kim Ashbaugh has been regularly cleaning Tubbs Hill for the past 15 years. In the summer she starts early between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. The project is a combination of love, pride and therapy for the Coeur d'Alene resident.
By 7:45 a.m. Kim Ashbaugh has already picked up two bagfuls of broken glass, bottles and wrappers. Now, standing on one secluded beach on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene she’s found a used diaper tucked at the base of a shrub.