05:16am MDT, 04/18/14
Local News
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.