09:24am MDT, 07/22/14
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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.   
07/09/2014

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.
06/30/2014

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
-Thelma
06/30/2014

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
06/30/2014

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. 
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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.
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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.