05:45am MDT, 08/22/14
Local News
The Price City Culture Connection will bring the community together again this evening to enjoy music by Brianna Scoville and Shala Osborne. 
The Spring Glen Community Board will team up with the newly-formed “Mudhens” Car Club to host a parade, car show and picnic on Saturday, September 6th. 
Proceeds from the Carbon County Employee's Annual Mike Ballard Charity Golf Tournament were presented to the Hope Squad during a meeting of the Carbon County Commission Wednesday. 
An evening of poetry with local cowboy poets, music by the Val Jensen Band, along with Dutch oven cobbler and ice cream is planned for Thursday, August 28th. 
Paving resumes today on the main road through Nine Mile Canyon- if the weather cooperates. Nielson Construction has been paving the approaches to the road, from Soldier Creek to Harmon Canyon, and will now get back to paving the first layer on the Nine Mile Road.
Utah blood stocks tend to diminish over the summer months because of fewer donations, and the Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross is urging Utahns to roll up their sleeves and give blood.
The Price Office of the BLM has 29 parcels covering almost 34-thousand acres up for bid at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale scheduled for November 18th in Salt Lake City.
The King Crawlers are a collective group of friends and family based in Price with a common interest in the outdoors, especially 4-wheel drive vehicles.
Carbon County Commissioners will consider and possibly approve an ordinance prohibiting smoking at county-owned outdoor areas open to the public at a regularly-scheduled meeting tomorrow afternoon.
The City of Helper cleaned up from the floods just in time to stage the Annual Arts and Music Festival.  Thousands took in the attractions for the 20th Anniversary of the event.               
A fifteen year old boy was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a coal truck on Ridge Road Saturday night.
Matthew Alan Thatcher
PRICE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE On 8-17-14 Price City Police officers booked Matthew Alan Thatcher, DOB 8/1/81, of Price into the Carbon County Jail, on an Attempted Murder (76-5-203) charge, a first degree felony. Additional charges are likel
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Regional Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler talks about archery hunt safety, elk permits, upland game hunts and a DWR Labor Day fishing event at the Utah State Fair. 
Rex Sacco
The Carbon County Commission has approved another resolution as a position statement aimed at the President of the United States. Resolution 2014-06 admonishes the Executive Branch of the Government of the United States to refrain from any action setting
School starts today... at Pinnacle Canyon Academy, while the first day of school in the Carbon and Emery School Districts is tomorrow. 
08/15/2014 The Car Cruise and Parade took place in Helper Thursday evening, featuring the Carbon High School Band, Drum Line, Drill Team, Dino Football team, Cheerleaders, and other students, teachers and administrators.  
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have joined with state and local officials, and representatives of the Small Business Administration to assess damage from the August 4th flooding.
The adrenaline was pumping and the calories burning during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at Fierce Adrenaline Cheer Utah in downtown Price. Owner Crystal Misner snipped the ribbon before a huge supporting crowd.
The 20th Annual Helper Arts and Music Festival is underway and continues through Sunday. The festival features music, food, art market, community theater, and belly dancers. Classic cars are also a big part of the festival,
Motorists are seeing what Triple-A terms “modest dips” at the pumps in Utah. According to their reports, gasoline prices are trending downward this month, giving drivers some relief from spikes in prices that are typical during summer months.
Federal damage assessments are underway in Carbon County.
Nielson Construction has completed the first “lift” of paving from the Soldier Creek mine to the end of pavement in Gate Canyon, and has been cleaning up flood debris from storms last week. 
USU Eastern faculty member Danielle Pendergrass is featured in an article in this month's AARP Magazine. Pendergrass was awarded the 2013 Utah Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence in Leadership.
The Carbon County Road Department has received another shipment of 5,000 sand-bags and is making them available to area residents who may want to shore up their property with the threat of more monsoonal flooding on the horizon.
With the start of Utah's first major hunt just days away, the Division of Wildlife Resources says the number of buck deer will be similar to, or better that it was last fall. The Archery buck deer hunt starts this Saturday.
Environmental groups are disappointed after a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that two wildflowers that grow in Utah and Colorado won't receive protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Clean-up continued Monday in North Price where intense rain caused flooding Sunday evening. 
With more monsoonal rain expected this week, the Carbon County Road Department has gone to extra efforts to provide sand-bags to residents who may need them. Road department crews filled about 1,000 sand bags over the weekend and have them stacked on pa
The 20th Annual Helper Arts & Music Festival gets into full swing this week with a reception and Art Sale at the Western Mining and Railroad Museum. 
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month as proclaimed by the Board of Commissioners of Carbon County, among others. At its regular public meeting on Wednesday, August 6th, County Commissioners approved a proclamation which recognizes the scope of
The 2014 Carbon County Fair drew thousands of Castle Country residents with exhibits, kids activities, roping, vendors, entertainment, and MUD DRAGS!                 
A Monsoonal Rain storm dumped copious amounts of water on the Price area late Sunday, filling ditches and canals and causing street flooding.
Dozens of quilts graced the Event Center while Donald and Daisy worked the crowd at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Friday.
Regional Conservation Manager, Brent Stettler has information on Federal Duck Stamps which are now available at DWR Offices.   He reminds hunters to make sure their license(s) are up to date, and encourages them to include survival essen
A public auction will be held today from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Carbon School District Bus Garage, located at 690 East 400 North in Price. Surplus classroom desks, sewing cabinets, overhead projectors, TVs, TV carts, chairs, drafting tables and oth
The Carbon County Fair is on a roll with a full schedule of events, morning 'til night. Fairgrounds and Event Center Director, Rhonda Peterson says the 4-H and Home Arts Exhibits, Quilt Show Exhibits, Animal Expo Judging and the Conoco Phillips Blood
In addition to declaring a local state of emergency, the Carbon County Board of Commissioners also passed a resolution at the regular public meeting on Wednesday, August 6th. Similar to a resolution passed in June to establish the proper balance and dis
The Carbon County Sheriff's Office has issued an update on the recent flooding and clean up efforts. The news release, dated Thursday, August 7th states that clean up from the flooding is continuing and the residents of Carbon County appreciate all th
The River King- Ancient Chinese Tales, opens this evening at the Rio Theatre in Helper, with performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. 
The New Lasslo Brothers Band entertains at the Price City Culture Connection summer concert series this evening.
The 2014 Carbon County Fair continues today at the Fairgrounds and Event Center. 4-H and Home Arts Exhibits will be on display most all day- 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. 
Americans for Responsible Recreational Access has launched a campaign to counter efforts by out-of-state U.S. Senators to designate a massive National Monument in Utah. 
The Carbon County Commission unanimously approved a local state of emergency a emergency declaration following the recent flooding, which caused damage to roads, bridges, culverts, railroad infrastructure, homes, businesses, utilities and other public and
The clean up continues in Helper and Spring Glen from the flooding earlier in the week. County and municipal crews and equipment and dozens of homeowners and volunteers continue to muck out, while church groups and the American Red Cross offer help for
The Utah Department of Transportation has issued an update on the Skyview to Tucker reconstruction and widening project. The construction is underway from mileposts 201 to 203 near the Tie Fork Rest Area, and involves widening and paving, along with heavy
Clean up continues in areas of Carbon County that were deluged by an intense thunderstorm and the subsequent flooding late Monday night and Early Tuesday. 
The Emery County Sheriff's Office reports SR-31 through Huntington Canyon is open again.
08/05/2014 Volunteers are needed to help fill sandbags at the Carbon County Road Department, 2660 East Airport Road.  Sandbags are being made available to residents who have been impacted by the flooding last night, and anyone who has concerns about
 Carbon County has experienced wide spread flooding from the severe thunderstorm last night.
A regular public meeting of the Carbon County Board of Commissioners will be held at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon.
  A concealed carry class will be held tomorrow evening in Wellington. David Palacios will be conducting the class beginning at 6:30 in the classroom next to the Wellington Fire Station.  
  The 23rd Annual Canyon Days Reunion is planned for Saturday at the Helper City Park.  This get-together is for all who worked or lived in the coal camps of Carbon County in a bygone era.
  Home Arts and 4-H exhibits are being accepted through 5 pm today for the 2014 Carbon County Fair.  The Home Arts exhibits are in an open class while the 4-H exhibits are limited to club members. 
Another debris flow in Huntington Canyon has closed SR-31 until further notice.  A thunderstorm over the Seeley Burn Scar resulted in very intense rainfall, causing the flooding.    
An art exhibit opening and street fiesta drew a large crowd to Helper Friday evening. 
This week has been designated as “National Farmers Market Week,” to celebrate the nation's thousands of farmers markets, growers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
National recording artist, Eric Dodge will be the headliner for this year's Carbon County Fair entertainment.  Eric has released eight albums and has performed across the United States and Canada.
  Bus service from the Wasatch Front to Southeastern Utah could be up and running in the next couple of weeks.  That's according to Elevated Transit CEO Steve Fuller, who says, “We have buses on the ground and are eager to start.&rdquo
A black bear break in in the Book Cliffs has prompted the closure of a camping area. Boyde Blackwell, DWR regional supervisor says a black bear broke into two camp trailers in the PR Springs, Willow Canyon area.
The Price City Community Progress Committee has announced the 2014 second round winners in the “All Spruced Up” Yards of the Month contest. 
The Intermountain Miniature Horse Club will present a Summer Jubilee Miniature Horse Show at the Carbon County Event Center, beginning at 9:00 am tomorrow. Admission is FREE.
James Pendleton
On 7-29-14 just before 1100 a man identifying himself as James Pendleton phoned Price Public Safety Dispatch and advised he needed Price Fire and Price Police at 423 S 400 W. 
If you need a 50-point reduction on your Utah driving record, you can make that happen by taking a defensive driving course on Saturday, August 16th at Castleview Hospital. 
Today has been designated as National Heat Stroke Prevention Day. According to statistics from the group Safe Kids Worldwide, 44 kids died in hot cars last year, and so far 18 children have died in 2014 from being left in a hot car.
The Nine Mile Road paving project is proceeding and crews are now working about a mile west of Gate canyon.
The “Beehive Drive” passed through Castle Country yesterday en route to Moab. The exclusive group stopped to have lunch at the Main Street Park in Helper.
Brian William Swink
The Price Police Department has released the name of the man found dead in a suspicious fire yesterday. 
An Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony took place at the new Castleview Hospital Surgery Center today.  
Emergency personnel were called to a house fire at 423 South 200 West in Price just before 11:00 am Tuesday.  
Some animal welfare groups are against a proposal that would legalize crow hunting in Utah. Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt of the Humane Society of Utah says there's no reason to hunt crows.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is strongly advising horse owners throughout the state to protect their animals by vaccinating them for the West Nile Virus if they haven't already done so.
Work continues on the reconstruction and widening project near the Tie Fork Rest Area, between mile posts 201 and 203 on SR-6.

An Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will be held tomorrow for the new Castleview Hospital Surgery Center. The Open House will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, with the ribbon-cutting by the Chamber of Commerce set for noon.
Utah's unemployment rate for June was 3.5-percent, down from 3.6-percent in May, 3.8-percent in April and down more than a full percentage point from 4.6-percent in June of 2013. 
International Days 2014 is in the books. Thousands of Castle Country residents tolerated hot and humid conditions to take in the festivities. 
The Kids Parade Friday led to Pioneer Park where a myriad of attractions awaited at the Castleview Hospital Kids Day.

A crowd estimated at more than 2,000 enjoyed opening ceremonies and an outdoor concert by the Beach Boys Tribute Band, The Kahuna Beach Party Thursday evening at the Price Peace Gardens.   
Stock Car Racing begins at 6:00 pm tonight and tomorrow night the Desert Thunder Raceway on Airport Road. 
The Utah Department of Public Safety statistics verify that the Pioneer Day holiday weekend has the second highest traffic fatality rate in Utah, second only to the July 4th Independence Day Holiday.
The Sunnyside Fire is 100-percent contained at 450 acres. According to the Utah Fire Info web page, fire is under control and the mop up continues.
The opportunity to get a close look at bats is being made available to the public at a special “Meet the Bats Night.”
The Nine Mile Canyon road paving project continues, with Nielson Construction crews working this week between mile markers 31 and 37, near Harmon Canyon road.
The International Days Celebration continues today with the Kid's Parade and Kids Day in the morning and other attractions throughout the day. There will be food, games, vendors and entertainment in the park, free swimming at the Desert Wave Pool, and
Division of Wildlife biologists are recommending changes in the Bobcat and Cougar Hunts and will take public comment on the proposed changes at a series of Regional Advisory Council meetings around the state. The meeting for the Southeastern Region will
It's International Days eve, with the big annual celebration set to get underway tomorrow- Pioneer Day in Utah. This year's theme is “One City Created from Many Countries.”
The U.S. Forest Service has announced restrictions on the use of explosives and exploding targets on National Forests throughout the Intermountain Region. The closure order will be in effect for one year, from July 23rd, 2014 until July 22nd, 2015.
There are now three wildfires in the eastern part of Carbon County. The latest, dubbed the Sunnyside Fire is the smallest- 4 acres, and is burning in grass and brush about two miles northwest of East Carbon City. 
Two separate wildfires are burning in timber and brush north and east of Sunnyside today. The fires are burning in steep terrain on BLM-managed land. Clark Maughan, Manager of the Moab Interagency Fire Center says the largest fire, the Cottonwood Ridge
Blood donations typically decline during the summer months and to help prevent a summer blood shortage, donors are urged to make an appointment to donate with the American Red Cross. A Blood Drive will be hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon Coun
The Road to Success reading program was developed six years ago in collaboration with the Governor's Commission on Literacy. It is one of the programs of the Success in Education Foundation and currently has 241 participating schools, with 165-thous
Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers are reminded that August 1st is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. County committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers
International Days events and activities begin this Thursday with Opening Ceremonies and entertainment at the Price Peace Gardens, and fireworks from Wood Hill. The Kids Parade starts at 9:30 am this Friday will move up 200 east to Pioneer Park.
The Price Volunteer Fire Department responds to some 700 calls a year. That's according to Fire Chief Paul Bedont, who was the featured speaker at the Chamber of Commerce lunch on Thursday of last week. 
PacifiCorp has been pursuing efforts to sell its Utah mining assets, and has issued a request for proposals to begin the process of contracting out the operations of the company's prep plant. 
300 East between 3rd and 4th North in Price was blocked off for more than an hour Friday afternoon after several power lines were dragged down. 
The Helper Junior High (soon to be Helper Middle School) cheerleaders will hold a yard sale tomorrow- Saturday, July 19th beginning at 9 am at the school's football field, located at 150 Uintah Street in Helper. 
The Price City Culture Connection summer concert series drew a big crowd Thursday evening at the Peace Gardens.  The audience enjoyed entertainment by Anna Allen and Jennifer Lopez. 
The Utah State Legislature has determined that the State Prison should be moved from the current location in Draper. The prison houses about 4,200 inmates and the population is growing. 
A newly-renovated exhibit at the Prehistoric Museum has breathed new life into the Fremont pithouse diorama. 
Sheriff James Cordova with attorneys Kelly Ann Booth and Richard Golden
Attorneys for Carbon County Sheriff, James Cordova responded to allegations that the sheriff has vacated his office during a public meeting of the Carbon County Commission Wednesday. 
Officials have confirmed that the smoke and haze that blanketed the Castle Valley Wednesday originated from wildfires in Oregon and/or Idaho.
Carbon County Sheriff's Office Press Release Wednesday, July 16, 2014 On July 14, 2014, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant on a residence located at 1777 S. Hwy 10. Deputy Shawn Addley had obtained enough informati
07/16/2014 The anticipation is building for the International Days Grand Parade which is just a week from Saturday. 
A new and improved Smart Driver Course will be hosted by the Carbon County Senior Center tomorrow from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The class was originally planned for Thursday of last week, but was postponed.
07/16/2014 Surgery patients in the Carbon-Emery area now have more options with expanded accommodations at the new Castleview Hospital Surgery Center. The facility is located at 200 North Fairgrounds Road in Price. Castleview Hospital Marketing Coordina
FLASH FLOOD WATCH     07/15/2014 The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from noon to 10:00 pm for portions of Central and Southern Utah, including. Castle Country, the Wasatch Plateau, Book Cliffs and San Rafael Swell. Sho
07/15/2014 Carbon and Emery County crop and livestock producers are eligible for emergency loans now that both counties have been declared contiguous disaster areas. Under the designation, producers with operations in any primary or contiguous county are
07/15/2014 The Carbon County Commission will consider whether or not the office of the sheriff is vacant during its regular meeting tomorrow afternoon. The action stems from the finding that Sheriff James Cordova has established his principal place of re
07/14/2014 It was another event-filled weekend in Castle Country beginning Friday with the KFC Crusin' & Car Show "Show & Shine," the Greek Festival Days Friday and Saturday, the 64th Annual Sunnyside Rodeo and Community Daze Celebr
07/14/2014 A dinner of smoked pork loin will be served up in the Park this Friday to kick off the Wellington Pioneer Days Celebration. A hot dog plate will be available for the children. Tickets sales start today at City Hall. Breakfast in the Park Satu
07/14/2014 The opportunity to get a close look at bats is being made available to the public at a special “Meet the Bats Night.” The Division of Wildlife will host the free event on Saturday, July 26th at the Ferron Canyon Picnic Area. Region
07/14/2014 Wellington City is implementing voluntary restrictions on water use. The city is asking residents to water only twice a week and limit the watering to two hours each time. Wellington Mayor, Joan Powell said in an email it is important to ma
Regional Conservation Manager, Brent Stettler talks about Sandhill Crane Hunt applications, Field Guidebooks for the fall hunts, fishing news, prevention of Quagga Mussels, and "Meet the Bats Night."  He also has a full fishing report from
07/11/2014 A debris flow in Huntington has resulted in the closure of SR-31. Thunderstorms in the area yesterday triggered the flow between mileposts 28 and 29 near Pole Canyon in the Seeley Fire burn scar area. UDOT Region Four Communications Manager K
07/11/2014 Utah gas prices are heating up after bouncing around last spring. According to AAA, May showed the greatest increase in the country, shooting up $0.28 per gallon. June's prices held relatively steady, but this month, the average price has
Fire Restrictions go into effect just after midnight- 12:01 am July 11th- for all unincorporated private and all state lands in Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan Counties. 
Photo Courtesy of Jason Curry
07/10/2014                                           The Patmos fire is still smoldering and creeping through the underbrush but it is now fifty-perce
A summer thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon produced miinor flooding and cooled down a hot July day.  The temperature was at 90 degrees when a serfies of cloud bursts brought it down into the upper 60s. 
One person initially complained of neck and back pain after what appeared to be a minor accident Wednesday afternoon.  Two vehicles made contact at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and Westwood Boulevard.   

The Sunnyside Community Daze Celebration is on for this weekend, beginning with the 64th Annual Rodeo. The rodeo is sponsored by the Grassy Trail Riding Club and will be held both Friday and Saturday nights.

Saturday starts with breakfast in the park at 7 am. The parade will begin
at 10 am at Miner's Trading Post and continue to the Sunnyside Park where activities and
On 7-8-14, Price City Police Detectives made two arrests related to a recent string of burglaries. 
Crews from multiple agencies arrived in Sunnyside Tuesday as officials geared up to fight the Patmos Wildfire Northeast of town.
On July 1, 2014, around 9:45 pm, deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Consumers Rd. Six juveniles occupied the vehicle. 
 Crews from the Moab Fire Center will be flying over a wildfire East of Sunnyside this morning to evaluate the best plan of attack. The 2-acre fire was started by lightning yesterday on Patmos Ridge.
The 38th Annual Greek Festival will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church in Price. The church is located at 1st South and 2nd East, and the food, fun and entertainment is set for 11:00 am to 11:30 pm.
An 8-hour course in Mental Health First Aid Training will be hosted by the Health Department next week. The instructor for the class, which will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 15th, is Jonathon Fauver.
Price Police have confirmed an investigation into a series of recent burglaries is underway.
Price City has issued a reminder to residents that city ordinance requires owners and occupants of all residential and commercial property to keep their properties free and clear of weeds, rubbish, debris and junk. 
Kenilworth residents are facing a deadline today to have their properties cleaned up to be in compliance with Carbon County Code. 
The Carbon County Commission has approved a resolution authorizing the creation of a seven county infrastructure coalition and also approved the interlocal cooperation agreement to establish the coalition.

Thousands of Castle Country residents flocked to the Carbon County Fairgrounds Friday to take in the 4th of July Energy Days Celebration.   
Ribbon Cutting for Kokopelli
The City of Price held a dedication for the Kokopelli statue and monument just after noon today on the Northwest corner of City Hall Block. 
Huntington's Heritage Days Celebration continues today with Kid's Games and Competition at 5:00 pm, an Ice Cream Social at 6:00, and entertainment by the band Lokalgrown beginning at 7:00 pm.
Summer is road construction season and if you need to travel to the Uintah Basin, traffic delays may be unavoidable.
Summer is a time to plan, move forward and get students involved with the Gear Up program at USU Eastern. So says Kay Fox of Gear Up, a program to help prepare students for college.
The 4th of July Energy Days Celebration, which gets underway tomorrow afternoon at the Carbon County Fairgrounds, is all about Family, Food, Fun and Fireworks.
The Bureau of Land Management is planning a hazardous fuels reduction and vegetation restoration project east of Sunnyside in the Range Creek area. 
A 74-year old man from Kanab was killed Sunday when the 2009 Kawasaki 650 motorcycle he was riding crashed on I-70 in Salina Canyon. 
The Division of Wildlife has launched a campaign to encourage water enthusiasts to practice “safe boating” to prevent the “S-T-D of the Sea” in Utah waters- also known as invasive mussels. S-T-D in this case stands for Skiff-Transmitted Disease.

The paving project on the Nine Mile Canyon Road continues this week, but the construction zone is not as congested as it was last week. 
Emery County Sheriff’s Office has released further details about a shooting in Huntington.

The Price Community Progress Committee has announced the first round results in the “All Spruced Up” Yards of the Month appraisals. The judges, under the direction of committee member Juanita Richard, have chosen four winners for June in the residential category, including:

-Ryan and Mindy Monson, 248 South 500 West
-Mike and Monica Child, 375 Giraud Avenue

The Utah Safety Council has free resources available to the public to reduce the risk of injury this fireworks season. On average, more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries occur every year in the Untied States. About half of those injured are bystanders and 30% are under age fifteen.

The resource materials include general fireworks safety tips, the dos and don'ts of

Governor Gary Herbert has expressed his concerns over new controls that will affect coal-fired power plants. The E-P-A announced the carbon pollution controls earlier this month as part of the Obama Administration's “Clean Power Plan.”

Governor Herbert says the proposed new standards will affect all of Utah, but the biggest impact will likely be felt here in
A young bull found itself briefly corralled in the Jehovah's Witnesses parking lot Saturday morning, but only until he spotted greener grass on the other side of Cedar Hills Drive at the Castle Valley School.  Once there, he grazed peacefully until Animal Control Officers arrived, and determined by the brand and ear tag who the animal belonged to.  The owner was called and responded
This week, Brent talks about upland game hunts, snakes, a wildlife-watching event, an archery clinic in Moab and tips to improve angling success. 
The Castle Gate Posse, members of Utah's Single Action Shooting Society will get together at the North Springs Shooting Range for a shooting event beginning at 9 am tomorrow.
The Relay for Life of Price is here. With the theme, “Finish the Fight,” the all-night event starts with opening ceremonies at 6 pm this evening. 
The statue of Kokopelli has found a permanent home on the corner of 1st East and 1st North in Price and will be dedicated during ceremonies at that location on Thursday, July 3rd at 5 pm.
Family, Fun & Fireworks is the theme of the 4th of July Celebration at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. The fun gets underway at 5 pm with free hot dog dinners to the first 1,000 guests.
Carbon and Emery Counties are among the Utah counties that have been designated as contiguous disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.
An SUV traveling westbound on 100 North in Price veered off the street and crashed into the Bicycle Werks building at 100 West Wednesday morning.  
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at Chug-A-Lug, 425 South Carbon Avenue in Price.
Huntington's Heritage Days festival launches out of the gate this weekend at the rodeo arena, and continues with a week-long schedule of events and activities. 
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has granted approximately $365,000 to museums in 18 counties around the state for fiscal year 2015. 
The proposed expansion of Goblin Valley State Park into the San Rafael Swell may be an idea whose time has come. Southeastern Regional Manager for Utah State Parks, Tim Smith says the popularity of the area has exploded. 
With nothing but orange cones to protect them, UDOT crews are the model of efficiency as they work to repaint lines and stripes at the intersection of W. Price River Drive/N. Carbonville Road and Highway 55 Tuesday morning.    
The annual International Days Celebration is just a month away. The 2014 edition promises to be three days jam-packed with events and attractions, beginning on Thursday, July 24th. 
More than 5-thousand dollars in cash & trophies is up for grabs at the Carbon County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Demolition Derby this Saturday, June 28th at the county fairgrounds.
The U.S. Forest Service is taking public comment on a proposal that would standardize where and when snowmobiles can be used on national forests.
Saturday was Safety Awareness Day at Walmart in Price, where emergency responders displayed some of their life-saving equipment. Proceeds from the sale of concessions at the event will benefit the Relay for Life, which is coming up this Friday
The annual Pleasant Valley Days celebration will be held July 4th and 5th in Scofield. 
Carbon County Commissioner, Casey Hopes was the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Thursday, June 19th at the USU Student Center. 
The Carbon School district Special Education Department is preparing to purge the records of students who had an Individual Education Plan, and graduated from, or left Carbon High School prior to the 2000 school year. 
P-I-L-T Payment dollar amounts for 2014 have been announced by the Department of Interior. The Payments In Lieu of Taxes go to local governments, mostly in rural counties, that contain non-taxable federal lands.,
The Twisted Nock Rockers will host the North Springs Summer 3D Shoot-Out this weekend. Archers will converge on the North Springs Shooting Range from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Hundreds of people brought lawn chairs and blankets to the Price Peace Garden to enjoy the entertainment at the city's first Culture Connection event Thursday evening. 
The Utah Highway Patrol is concerned about an increase in traffic accidents so far this summer driving season, and is reminding motorists that warmer weather means motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are out on the road. 
Wildlife managers say that it's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf this time of the year.
Carbon County Public Lands Director Rex Sacco says he started a movement to establish the proper balance and distribution of jurisdictional power between the county and the government of the United States to avoid confrontations,
The Price and Wellington Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire on 5200 South near Highway 10 at 5:00 pm Tuesday . 
Utah's summer driving season is off to a deadly start and the Utah Highway Patrol is urging motorists to follow some simple tips to make sure that you and your family and everyone else can arrive alive.
On June 21, the Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor its annual Kids' Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond in Helper.
Wood permits are now on sale at the Sanpete, Ferron and Price District Offices of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. 
Construction on the new Carbon County Court Complex and Administration Building continues on the corner of 100 North and 7th East. 
Two Missing hikers were found in good condition after becoming lost in the San Rafael Desert.
The Utah Highway Patrol has launched a campaign to remind drivers that the summer driving season is statistically a dangerous period. The U-H-P is offering safety tips, and today's installment is for traveling on two wheels. 
Display of Water Conservation, is a category that has been added to the criteria for the “All Spruced Up” Yard of the Month Contest this summer. Judging for the month of June is underway this week. 
The Natural History Museum of Utah and Zions Bank will present a Free Family Field Camp Adventure from 6:00 to 8:30 this evening at Zions Bank on Carbon Avenue in Price.
PRICE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE On 6-15-14 (Father’s Day) at about 1530, Price City Police Detective Chris Pugliese, attempted to stop a vehicle in the South Alley near Carbon Ave., for an equipment violation. The driver and only occupan
The Butch Cassidy Gang Car Club hosted the Helper Outlaw Car Show in the park Saturday, June 14th, 2014:                          
 Utah's summer driving season is off to a bad start and the Utah Highway Patrol is launching a public safety education campaign to make sure that you, your family and everyone else can “arrive alive.” 
 A heli-tanker or air crane refuels at the Carbon County Airport Sunday afternoon.  The huge chopper has been working the Cow Hollow wildfire in Duchesne County. 
 A Price woman was charged with D-U-I after an incident about 3:45 Saturday afternoon.
 A Union Pacific freight train left a trail of grass and brush fires in its wake from Wellington to Carbonville Friday afternoon. 
A 20-year old Price man sustained what appeared to be minor injuries when he was hit by an S-U-V as he was riding a bicycle past the Smith's Fuel Station on East Main Friday afternoon.
The Helper Outlaw Car Show and Cruise this weekend promises good vibrations and excitations, and great family fun. The event is presented by the Butch Cassidy Gang Car Club.
A planned power outage early Sunday morning will affect an area of Price south of Main Street and west of Carbon Avenue. Those residents and business that will be affected should have received individual notices of the outage.
The Cold Springs prescribed burn that was originally planned to begin yesterday has been delayed for one day. 
Utah's pump prices for gasoline have held steady this past month after posting the largest increase in the country- 28-cents a gallon- on May 13th.
 Because of the generosity of the Castle Country community, the Annual Kickin' Country Pie Auction generated more than 12-thousand dollars to help local residents in their struggle against cancer. 
On Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 2313, a 22 year old man from Orangeville, was cited for DUI and Improper Lane Travel, after losing control of his 2008 Ford F350 pickup truck.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies were conducted by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday for four seperate business that make up the Southeastern Integrative Healing Arts Center, 790 North Cedar Hills Drive in Price. 
The Carbon County Sheriff's Office has announced its participation in the Utah Yellow Dot Program. The program is designed to provide first responders with vital medical and other information when responding to a motor vehicle crash. 
Saturday is Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of the Flag of The United States in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. 
The Utah Peace Officers Association Convention gets underway today with several activities and training sessions on the agenda. 
Fire managers and local public safety officials want to make the public aware of a prescribed fire today in the Tavaputs area of Carbon County, so 9-1-1 call centers are not flooded with calls as the operation proceeds.
2014 Kickn' Country Pie Auction List
Pinnacle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hosted a meet and greet, and candidates forum on Tuesday, June 10th. 
Friday, June 20th is the last day to apply for an antlerless big game permit, and be included in the draw for permits. Applications must be submitted online by 11:00 pm on that date. 
The Desert Wings Radio Control Flying Club will hold a Spring Fun Fly and competition this Saturday, June 14th at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Model Air Field. 
A send-off soiree for Miss Carbon County, Brielle Bogdin will be held this evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the park by the Carbon County Event Center.
06/09/2014 Crows are now fair game in Utah. The Utah Wildlife Board has approved a crow hunt in the state beginning this fall. The 2014 crow hunt will run from September 1st through 30th, and again from December 1st through February 28th. Blair Stringha
06/09/2014 The annual Kickin' Country Pie Auction to benefit cancer patients will be open for bidding on Wednesday morning at 9 am. Castle Country Radio Office Manager, Ann Anderson explains how it works: “We get 50 pies donated from local bus
Images from some of the events and activities that took place this past weekend in Castle Country.                   
06/08/2014 A traffic accident involving three vehicles sent four people to the hospital and snarled traffic near Walmart Saturday afternoon. Sergeant Kelly Maynes said the crash happened at about 5:00 pm when an eastbound Chevy Lumina driven by 33-year
06/06/2014 Several events are on tap this weekend in Castle Country including:   The Statewide Archaeological Society Convention which is underway now and continues through Sunday. (Info: 637-0482) The Carbon County Democratic Party “Meat&
A “Flock Together” benefit for Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation will take place in Moab tomorrow. The wildlife rehabilitation facility has been giving injured birds and other animals a second chance for nearly 20-years.
Rex Sacco Speaks at Commission Meeting
The Carbon County Commission has approved a resolution pertaining to the balance and distribution of jurisdictional power between the county and the government of the United States. 
The Disabled American Veterans Castle Valley Chapter 16 will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 19th beginning at 1:00 pm at the Carbon County Senior Center. 
Organizers and volunteers aim to “Finish the Fight” against cancer with the help of the community at the 2014 Relay for Life. 
Rocky Mountain Power is warning the public of several recent phone and email scams targeting utility customers where crooks posing as company employees try to get money and steal personal information. 
Ongoing neighbor dispute over parking problem results in citation to Price man for a motorhome parking violation, and two separate counts of criminal mischief for throwing urine on his neighbor’s property.
The 2014 International Days Celebration gets underway next month and for the first time, the festivities kick off on Pioneer Day-- Thursday, July 24th. 
A tragic off highway vehicle accident has prompted the B.L.M. Price Field Office to change plans for a volunteer project this Saturday, June 7th. 
Everyone is invited to the Carbon County Democratic Party's “Meat” and Greet barbeque this Saturday, June 7th at the Helper Parkway Pavilion. 
It's a cultural resource that needs everyone's protection. The rock art in the Castle Country area that was left behind by the Barrier Canyon people and other cultures thousands of years ago will be on the world stage this week.
The E-P-A has announced new carbon pollution controls that will affect existing coal-fired power plants, despite warnings that the costs of meeting the new standards would be passed on to consumers. 
Photo Courtesy of Brent Stettler/DWR
Monster Cutthroat Netted at Miller Flat Reservoir
License changes that go into effect in Utah on July 1st will benefit families and young people. The changes, approved by the Utah Wildlife Board, are the first license fee changes since 2008. 
A huge water balloon fight will be staged this Sunday, June 1st as part of the “Play Unplugged” Program, which will benefit the family of cancer victim, Brylee Olsen.
As Foster Care Month comes to an end, it's important to remember that there are children, youth, and families in our communities who require our collective support throughout the year to achieve safety, permanence and the tools needed to thrive in adulthood.
The U.S. Forest Service is planning a prescribed burn in the Pines area northwest of Emery, in an effort to reduce the probability of wildfires. 
Following a break for Memorial Day, work continues into week two on the Price bypass repaving project. Crews from Nielson Construction and the U-D-O-T are working overnight to minimize the impact on traffic.
A controlled burn got out of hand at about 10:30 Wednesday morning north and east of Stake Farm Road in the Upper MIller Creek area. The fire spread to some fences and outbuildings and briefly threatened a diesel truck before firefighters got
Saturday, June 7th is Free Fishing Day in Utah, meaning you don't need a fishing license to fish anywhere in the state that day. The Division of Wildlife Resources plans to stock extra fish in waters across Utah prior to Free Fishing Day.
Color Guard at Price Cemetery
Thousands visited area cemeteries over the long holiday weekend to pay respects to loved ones and the men and women who have served our country in the military all around the world.



The Emery County Sheriff's Office has released further details about an ATV accident Sunday in the San Rafael Desert.
USU Extension is offering a service this summer that could prevent residential overuse or waste of water. Carbon County Extension Agent, Ron Patterson says it just makes good sense for everyone to conserve water here in the desert.
Debbie Pappas, Founder and Director of Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation in Carbonville, and the Preston Nutter Ranch have each been named recipients of Division of Wildlife Resources Stewardship Awards.
The Emery County Sheriff's Office is investigating an A-T-V accident that resulted in fatal injuries to two people. 
Work is underway in Nine Mile Canyon in preparation for the paving the canyon road. 
The driver of a van that rolled over on I-70 leaving four people dead has been charged with aggravated human smuggling. 
With summer vacation just beginning the Carbon School District is already looking ahead to the next school year. Superintendent Steve Carlson says the Chromebook project will include all secondary students.
05/23/2014 The Price City Cemetery will be closing gates to motorized traffic beginning today. The west entrance gates along Veteran's Lane will be completely closed, and the north and south gates will be closed tomorrow. 
Triple A says this Memorial Day holiday will bring out the highest increase in Mountain West travelers since the recession of 2008. 
Friday morning around 9:45 am a southbound train started a small fire.  The Price City Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and were able to contain the fore before it spread to an adjacent field.  No structures or personal property were
The USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum has joined more than 2-thousand museums across the country to launch and participate in the Blue Star Museums program. 
Work is underway on a project to refinish the City tennis courts near Washington Park in Price. Work started Monday and is expected to be completed by August 1st. 
The “No Grave Unadorned” project launched four years ago by the Sun Advocate is underway with volunteers scrambling to finish decorating every grave in the two-county area by this Saturday. 
Memorial Day is the kickoff of the summer season and in the past, also marked the traditional opening of Utah's fishing season. Now the season is year 'round, but the Memorial Day weekend is still the first outing for many anglers.
On line registration is underway for The Utah Peace Officers 92nd Annual Summer Convention, which will be held in Price June 11th through the 14th. 
22-year old Brandon Taylor of Orem was air-lifted to the University of Utah Medical Center in critical condition following a single vehicle accident on SR-96 near Scofield Reservoir Sunday afternoon.
05/20/2014 After a delay of one week, the orange barrels are out and work is underway on a project to replace the pavement on US Highway 6 from West Price to East Price. The project will run between and adjacent to all three interchanges. UDOT Communica
The Bureau of Land Management announced plans last week to remove 200 head of wild horses from Utah rangelands this year. The announcement was scoffed at by some county officials who say it is far too little, and way too late. 
Price City Police, assisted by Carbon County Deputies, were dispatched to the Greenwell Inn at 655 E Main in Price, Utah on suspicious circumstances. 
A one vehicle rollover on I-70 left four people dead and closed the eastbound lanes for several hours, 
Professional Title Services was spotlighted as the business of the month at the Chamber of Commerce lunch Thursday at the Carbon Country Club. 
This Saturday is Armed Forces Day in the United States and The American Legion Auxiliary Price Unit 3 will dedicate a “No Veterans Forgotten” Memorial at the Carbonville Cemetery to honor veterans who are buried there.
The Helper Jr. High Concert and Jazz Bands outperformed the competition at a recent “Music in the Park Festival,” which was held concurrently at Northridge High School and Lagoon.
05/13/2014 Traffic is being detoured through East Carbon this afternoon after a multi-car pileup at mile post 257 on SR-6.  The Utah Highway Patrol says no one was seriously injured in the accident but traffic was backed up in both directions.  
The 2014 Bike Blessing and Ride is set for this Saturday, May 17th. Registration starts at 9:30 am at the Sutherlands parking lot, with departure at noon.
Price City is planning for the annual influx of Memorial Day visitors at the cemetery. 
Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and Senator David Hinkins will be among several distinguished speakers at the annual regional meeting of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute to be held this Thursday and Friday at the Carbon Country Club. 
June 1st is the deadline to RSVP for the Carbon High and Notre Dame Class of 1959 Reunion, which will be held June 20th through 22nd. 
A City Sanitation Truck didn't quite make it to the landfill before flipping on its side just before noon Friday.  
Jenaree Cammans was presented with the Foster Care Mother of the Year Award at a ceremony held on Friday, May 9th at the Price Peace Garden. 
The Friends of the Children's Justice Center will present the wildly-popular “American Dueling Pianos” Program this Friday, May 9th at the Carbon County Event Center. 
The investigation into abuse of power allegations against Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova continues.
A concealed weapons class will be held this Saturday, May 10th beginning at 10 am in the classroom of the North Springs Shooting Range. 
Beginning Monday, May 12th, weather permitting, work will begin on a project to rehabilitate the pavement on US Highway 6 from West Price to East Price to prolong the life of the road.
May is National Foster Care Month, a time set aside to honor Utah's foster care families who play a vital role in helping children heal and reconnect. 
All swine livestock shows in Utah are under new restrictions.
On Wednesday, the Southeast Regional Wildlife Advisory Council will convene to discuss several proposals regarding wild turkeys, mourning doves, Canada geese, crows and a few other items on Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm at the John Wesley Powell Museum.
As the school year is winding down, many students are looking forward to summer vacation, but for high school seniors now is the time to gear up for post high school education.  Friday, May 9th is the deadline to register for the final A-C-T test of
The USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum will launch Archaeology Week with Family Activity Day this Saturday, May 3.
The Millsite Golf Course will be the site of a fundraising tournament this Saturday, May 3.  The 4-person scramble begins with check in or registration at 9 am, followed by a shotgun start at 9:30.  Entry fee for the tournament, which is sponso
The US Department of Agriculture announced additional support and resources for small and midsize farmers and ranchers on Tuesday.  The announcement includes 7-million dollars in university research awards, and nearly 9-million dollars in technical
Utah has been one of the fastest growing states in the nation for the past six years.  Several Utah counties were among the top ten fastest growing counties in the nation between 2012 and 2013. 
Hundreds of youngsters will get lots of outdoor time during a Price City Cleanup this Friday, May 2.  Some 300 Pinnacle Peak Academy students will join forces with staff from the Division of Workforce Services  for a massive clean up effort
Price City officials are looking ahead to warmer weather activities with its newly-launched "Play Unplugged" program.  Play Unplugged is designed to provide incentives for get kids to break free from indoor passtimes like TV and video game
The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four-hour defensive driving course for individuals in the Price area. The course will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Castleview Hospital Classroom
Twenty-two outstanding students will be honored by their departments at the annual USU Eastern Academic Award Ceremony on Friday, April 25, in the Jennifer Leavitt Multipurpose Room at 7 p.m.
One of Price City's longest running traditions is right around the corner as International Days makes a return on July 24, 25 and 26. Each year the celebration brings loads of food, a carnival, car show, a thrilling burnout competition and the continu
Utah State University Eastern continues to grow academically with degrees offered and will soon grow to accomodate the growth of student population.
Conoco Phillips, Carbon County and American Red Cross are teaming up to give members of our community the chance to help others with a blood drive.
Mont Harmon has been placed under a lock down.  Very few details are available at this moment, but stay tuned to Castle Country Radio for updates from local law enforcement.
Utah's general statewide turkey hunt will begin on Friday, April 25 for kids 15 years of age or younger. Three days later on Monday, April 28, the hunt will open for all ages.
The Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County will be holding a unique fundraiser on May 3, as they host a Dodge-ball tournament at Carbon High School. Registration is currently open for teams consisting of six players. Each individual participant must be at
Saturday April 26 will be the annual Sportsman for Fish and Wildlife Banquet at the Carbon County Event Center. “We open the doors at 4:30, thatch kind of the social hour.
Sue Johnson, the president and CEO of Futura Industries, a world-class, medium-scale aluminum extrusion company in Clearfield, Utah, will address the 76th graduating class of USU Eastern on Saturday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the BDAC.

As president of Futura Industries, Sue Johnson says that her company provides the best-of-class returns in its industry, with a net income per total assets of
This year’s International Days will feature the usual popular mix of entertainment, loads of food, a carnival, car show, thrilling burnout competition and the continuation of last year’s fireworks.
When the 2013-2014 school year reaches it's endpoint, Castle Heights Elementary will transition into a new era as they say goodbye to Principal Jan Cox.
Living in Carbon County, we are no stranger to the dangers of being a coal miner. For over 120 years, men and women have fallen in our mines and making sure these miners are remembered the Carbon County Miners Memorial Community has been formed.
If you have ever visited the Helper City Park or the park on Locust Street you'll be pleased to hear both parks are in the process of receiving some major upgrades.
After making its debut last weekend, the play will come to close this Saturday. “Mousetrap” will play on 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Geary Theatre.
The USU-Eastern Prehistoric Museum play host to a Utah Statewide Archaeological Society Castle Valley Chapter presentation on Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Prehistoric Museum's upstairs classroom.
The Price Municipal Corporation 2014 Annual Clean Up is officially underway. All Price residents within the city limits are allowed to sit yard trash on parkways, curbs and road sides within the City’s right of way as of now until April 20.
Saturday, April 19 there will be another Easter Egg Hunt to take the family to at the Helper City Park.
On Saturday, April 19, the Division of Wildlife Resources will host a public view of Rocky Mountain goats at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. This weekend's showing is a free wildlife-viewing event that runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the park-
With that warm weather right around the corner the Price Municipal Corporation is giving a reminder to “Use Water Wisely” in 2014. ‘Wise Water Use’ is key to water conservation and assurance that we will have enough water this year
Easter weekend is rapidly approaching, which gives people the first opportunity to get up on the mountain and start their recreational activities. In fact, as of April 15 several gates and roads are now open.
At approximately 1:00 pm on Friday, April 11, students and staff at Castle Heights Elementary had a slight scare when the school was put on lockdown.
Utah Speaker of the House, Becky Lockhart, headlined the 35th annual Utah State University Eastern Women’s Conference Friday at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center.
It's that time of the year when deer are frequently lurking along the highways. An insurance trade magazine reported that more than 1.25 million collisions with deer occurred in the United States from 2011-2012.
The Green River Shooting Sports Park will play host to a special 3-Gun Shoot Competition on Saturday, April 12.  Saturday's special event will test not only a shooter's accuracy, but speed as well.
The 2014 Archaelogy Week is coming soon to the Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum. The seven day event is scheduled to kick off on May 3 and run through May 10.
With the Easter Holiday right around the corner, there are many chances for residents to take the family out to search for eggs. Many local Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled in our area.
The hiring of a new academic advisor in elementary education reflects Utah State University Eastern's strong commitment to its new bachelor's degree offerings in this growing field.
April is Child Abuse Awareness month and members of BACA, Bikers Against Child Abuse, are spreading awareness in more ways than one.
A single person motorcycle crash occurred on Old Wellington Road just just before 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 8.  
At approximately 0830 hrs Monday morning, Emery County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from Grand County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance in searching for two men who were overdue from a helicopter flight.  The men went flyin
The Veterans of Foreign Wars or the VFW, has a new location and are looking to raise funds to get moving once again for the area's veterans. Now located at 189 North, Carbonville Road.
The play "Mousetrap" will open this Thursday and run through Saturday for the next two weeks.
James Pendleton, Ashley Platt, Michael Dees
On Friday, April 4 at approximately 5:00 pm, officers from the Price City Police Department, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, Wellington Police Department, and Adult Probation and Parole, served a search warrant that resulted in the arrest of three P
Two new recreation sites are now available to visitors on the Manti-La Sal National Forest: the Miller Flat Reservoir Campground and two rental cabins at Orange Olsen Administrative Site in Joes Valley.
With less than two months left in the current school year, the GEAR up program is giving junior high and high school students in the local Castle Country Area the opportunity to explore universities and junior colleges throughout the state.
 Utah Speaker of the House, Becky Lockhart, headlines the 35th annual Utah State University Eastern Women’s Conference April 11 in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center from 9 am. to 3 pm.
One of the area's oldest and most popular fund-raising events is coming up this weekend. 
A two-car crash at the junction of US 89 and SR-6 in Spanish Fork Canyon has taken the lives of two young people. 
A 3-vehicle accident at about 3:20 near the Rocky Mountain Power Office Thursday afternoon backed up traffic in both directions on State Highway 10, but at last word, there were no serious injuries. 
The 184th Annual General Conference of the LDS church will be held this weekend at Temple Square in Salt Lake. 
Photo Courtesy of Johnny Dunn
One of the largest events of the year for Moab gets underway next week. The Easter Jeep Safari is scheduled for April 12th to the 20th, with trail rides departing daily from Moab throughout the event. 
The USU Eastern Eagle newspaper staff earned fifteen awards at the annual Utah Press Association's Better Newspaper Competition- the highest number of awards ever earned by an Eagle staff. 
Former Carbon County Sheriff Samuel M. Bliss is among Utah's fallen peace officers to be honored this weekend by the Utah Peace Officer Association. 
Data collected by Wildlife Resources biologists will be presented at a series of Regional Advisory Council meeting beginning next week. Their recommendations will also be made available at the meetings and online at wildlife.utah.gov.
The Miners' Memorial Fundraiser Dinner has been scheduled for Thursday, May 15th.
Water service will be off for several hours on Wednesday, April 2nd in a wide area between Price and Wellington. The Price River Water Improvement District will be conducting a mainline repair of the water system.
An effort is underway to encourage kids to Play. Play Unplugged is being promoted by Price City.
Photo Courtesy of Brent Stettler/DWR
Utah's deer population is the highest it has been in 14-years. That assessment is based on surveys by the Division of Wildlife Resources following last fall's hunts.
Fellowship and Fundraising was the order of the day for the Friends of the NRA Banquet held Saturday at the Carbon County Event Center. 
The What a Woman Wants Expo drew huge crowds to the Tuscan Friday and Saturday with the promise of having everything a woman wants all in one stop.  More than 40 vendors featured a wide variety of goods and services at the event.  
Sherald's Burger Bar is now Sherald's Frosty Freeze.  New owners, Jana Olsen and Ike Lee have refurbished the property and plan to continue the legacy of good food, good service and good times. 
Photos Courtesy of Brent Stettler/DWR
This week's report includes information on ice fishing, the Day-Old Chick Program, data on Utah's deer herds, upcoming Regional Advisory Council meetings, Loon and Sage-grouse watches, and a 3-gun shoot in Green River.
Distracted driving will be one of the topics discussed during a Smart Driver Course at the Carbon County Senior Center.
Actual Marketing for Small Businesses will be the focus of a training event which will be presented by the Small Business Development Center at USU Eastern on Thursday, April 10th. 
Open the door- take the tour is the theme of National Boys and Girls Club week, March 23rd through 29th. The Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County has been observing and celebrating this week with various activities.
UDOT has issued a road weather alert for high elevation passes. Travelers are advised to use caution as snow showers and road slush could impact highways through this evening. 
The Carbon County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit & run incident at Castle Country Radio that occurred sometime between Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning, resulting in damage to the buiilding. 
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce welcomed another new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon today. 
Photo Courtesy of DWR
The Division of Wildlife Resources needs help with some chicks-- 3-thousand pheasant chicks. The DWR is encouraging people to participate in its Day-Old Pheasant Chick program. 
A new exhibition is open in the Prehistoric Museum's art gallery. “Timeless: Art by Charles J. Johnston” will run through April 18th. 
 Fun, Fellowship, and Fundraising is what the Friends of the N-R-A Banquet this Saturday is all about. The event gets underway at 5 pm at the Carbon County Event Center with a full evening of games, prizes, live and silent auctions.
Donkey Basketball will be presented by the Carbon FFA on Friday, April 4th beginning at 6:15 at the High School gymnasium. 
A hands-on OHV training class by state-certified instructor, Fred Christensen is being offered this Saturday.
The threat of continued flooding during the monsoon season poses a public safety risk to some Huntington Canyon recreation sites- That's the assessment from Forest Supervisor Allen Rowley.
Nielson Construction crews are working to add more drainage to the Carbonville Road in front of the Castle Country Radio Studios. 
There is a new exercise/dance studio in Price.  The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce conducted the ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon today for the "Dance For You" studio at 86 East 100 South.  
03/24/2014 The sights and sounds of the male Sage-grouse strutting their stuff may evoke mixed feelings these days, but the opportunity is coming up on Saturday, April 5th. The free wildlife-viewing event is sponsored by the Division of Wildlife Resource
Thursday, March 20th was the deadline for candidates to file their intention to run for office in this year's elections.
Work is underway to rebuild the City Hall substation in Price. That's the one on 200 East, across from City Hall. 
03/21/2014 Tonight's the night the Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance company performs in Price!
The Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County was spotlighted during a Chamber of Commerce Lunch Thursday at the Tuscan in Price. 
Local Livestock producers can start applying for disaster assistance on April 15th. The 2014 Farm Bill makes the Livestock Forage Program and the Livestock Indemnity Program permanent.
It's going on two months now since the Carbon School District launched a pilot project to equip students at Helper Jr. High School with lap top computers. So how's it going so far?
A petition drive is underway to raise awareness about the safety issues for law enforcement officers.
5 pm today is the deadline to file for office in Carbon County and elsewhere around the state. 
Why bees worldwide are facing extinction is the subject of a free film screening to be presented this evening at the Price City Auditorium. 
National Poison Prevention Week is March 16th through 24th. The purpose of the designation is to remind everyone of the dangers of unintentional poisonings and how best to prevent poisonings in the first place.
The Emery County Attorney's Office says the case of the Goblin Topplers has been resolved. 42-year old David Hall and 45-year old Glenn Taylor pleaded guilty in 7th District Court in Castle Dale to reduced charges.
Estimating the cost of production for agricultural operations, and determining profitability will be the main focus of a free risk management workshop Wednesday evening. 
LENGTHY POWER OUTAGE NOW RESTORED EMERY COUNTY, UTAH MARCH 18, 2014   Emery County residents experienced lengthy power outages March 17-18, 2014 due to multiple transmission structures being damaged by high winds in the area.
Emery Jail Bookings 03-10-14 to 03-16-14 
The regional bomb squad was called to Helper Monday night after a resident found some blasting caps in his home.
Strong, sustained and gusty winds caused problems around the Castle Country area throughout the day Monday. 
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held two ribbon-cutting ceremonies this afternoon.  
Today is St. Patrick's Day, or the Feast of St. Patrick, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on March 17th, the death date of the most-commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland: St. Patrick. 
The Relay for Life Kickoff will be held this evening from 6:30 to 8 pm at USU Eastern's alumni Room.
Law enforcement personnel from all over the state converged in Price Saturday for what has to be one of the largest local police escorts in recent memory. 
A high wind warning and road weather alert is in effect for the Castle Country area through 9 pm this evening. According the the National Weather Service, west/northwest winds are predicted to be 30 to 40 miles per hour, with gusts to 65 mph.
County caucus meetings are scheduled this week by both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
Police have taken a panhandler off the street after he assaulted an officer.
It's a busy weekend leading up to St. Patrick's Day, which is Monday. Activities start with the Carbon County Humane Society's all-you-can-eat Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast from 9 to 11 am tomorrow morning at the Price Fire Station.
U-S-U Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson is thrilled with the news that an appropriation was secured for a new building on campus. He says it has been a long time coming, and many people have been working hard to see it through.
Senator David Hinkins says the 2014 session of the Utah Legislature has been very productive. Speaking on Castle Country Radio's Legislative Update, he said revenue is up because of the strong economy in Utah.
A Price native has been named as the 13th President of Brigham Young University. Kevin J. Worhten will replace current president Cecil Samuelson on May 1st.
It's Spring Roundup time in the Carbon School District-- kindergarten roundup, that is. 
Representative Kay McIff says power producers in Utah should be able to access a power line now being constructed from Wyoming to Las Vegas. 
Sherald's Burger Bar is now Sherald's Frosty Freeze. The business has been a landmark on main street in Price since the sixties.
East Carbon Mayor Doug Parsons says the consolidation process is moving forward. 
A head on collision in Spanish Fork Canyon Tuesday Morning left a Springville man dead and four others injured. The crash also required closing of SR-6 while emergency personnel were on the scene about five miles west of Soldier Summit.
Senator David Hinkins says 20-million dollars has been appropriated for a new building at U-S-U Eastern. 
While the latest water supply outlook for the Price and San Rafael River Basin is promising, the U-S Drought Monitor is still showing the Western portions of Carbon and Emery Counties in a moderate drought.
Dr. Tim Riley, Curator of Archaeology at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Castle Valley Chapter of the Utah Statewide Archaeological Society.
A below average snowpack coupled with recent warm tempertures have resulted in melting conditions across the Manti-Lasal National Forest, and that has prompted the closure of several roads and trails. 
The water supply outlook for the Price and San Rafael River Basin is looking better. As of March 1st, precipitation in the basin is 93-percent of normal, according to the latest Natural Resources Conservation Service water outlook report. 
County Commissioners approved a tippage fee rate increase for City Sanitation at the regular meeting last week. 
Senator David Hinkins says it wouldn't be right to take money out of the transportation budget to pay for House Speaker Becky Lockhart's proposed education technology initiative. 
Chief Deputy Tom Stephanoff of the Carbon County Sheriff's Office has some advice following a recent report of personal checks being stolen out of a rural mailbox.
Taxi service is now available in Price. “Taxi Crab” is a new business owned and operated by Shawna Popejoy. 
The Desert Ducks chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual fundraiser and membership drive this Saturday, March 8th at the Tuscan in Price. 
The Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County has found a new Executive Director. Huntington native, Josie Luke has been on the job for about a week.
A Uintah Basin truck driver was life-flighted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center after the water truck he was driving rolled on SR-96 at about 9:30 Wednesday morning.
Representative Kay McIff says he is working on legislation to address water rights, as more and more water is being diverted from agricultural use to residential and industrial use.
Canine Castle Dog Grooming is officially open following a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.  
More than a half-dozen dance groups and cheer squads will join in The United Way of Eastern Utah's Soles 2 Soles dance benefit on Saturday, March 22nd.
Senator David Hinkins says he's O.K. with the compromise made regarding the Count My Vote initiative.