A 16-year old Helper girl escaped serious injury Friday night when the pickup truck she was driving rolled one-and-a-quarter times.
A three-vehicle accident on Carbon Avenue resulted in a chain reaction when the driver of a northbound Ford Taurus failed to stop behind other vehicles that were waiting at the Railroad Crossing.
The Carbon County Chamer of Commerce held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Thursday for JKF Handyman Service, a home-based business serving Carbon and Emery Counties.
Legislation has been proposed by a State Representative with roots in Carbon County to help cover the costs of search and rescue operations.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Miners Post #2379 is conducting a membership drive and also reminding the community that the Post is open to the public.
A Forest Service decision could make millions of tons of coal reserves available for lease.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony during the Open House Wednesday for Matsuda Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine.
Representative Brad King says the Governor's “Healthy Utah” plan to expand Medicaid has gained momentum but...
The story behind the Elk Mountain Mission will be presented at this evening's meeting of the Emery County Historical Society.
Combining gambling and Shakespeare results in the classic comedy, Merchant of Vegas, which continues its run tonight, and again Friday and Saturday at the Geary Theatre.
Price is among the few areas of the country where gasoline is less that $2 per gallon.
This Sunday is the deadline to provide input regarding the Joe's Valley Recreation and Bouldering Environmental Assessment.
Sen David Hinkins says he plans to attend the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission meeting this Friday to get more information about the commission's discussion and action.
The 2nd Annual Bowling for the Blind event rolls this Saturday at Gateway Lanes in Helper.
The Public Archery Shoot planned for this Friday has been postponed.
Time is running out for hunters to apply for big game hunting permits for 2015.
The BLM and Forest Service have announced that the Federal Grazing Fee for 2015 will be $1.69 per animal unit month.
How to make your grocery budget go further is the subject of a free coupon class tomorrow at the Old Reeves School, 375 South Carbon Avenue.
Administrators at USU Eastern are extending an invitation to the community to help the college look ahead and plan for the Price Campus 50 years from now.
State Representative Brad King says there are several bills moving through the legislature to address the use of force by police officers.
Carbon County Director of Emergency Services, Jason Llewelyn was the featured speaker at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Thursday at the USU Eastern Student Center.
Division of Wildlife officers say the ice fishing season was short lived this year due to warmer than normal temperatures.
Photo DWR/ Brent Stettler
DWR Conservation Outreach Manager Brent Stettler reminds hunters the application period for Big Game permits ends soon.
The Carbon Masonic Temple Association will hold a benefit dinner and a live and silent auction for the Carbon County flood victims on February 28.
Sheriff Jeff Wood introduced his new Chief Deputy at the regular meeting of the Carbon County Board of Commissioners Wednesday.
A Los Angeles-based actor and filmmaker is bringing his latest production to Price this weekend.
A fence fire drew quick response from the Price City Fire Department Thursday afternoon.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony Wednesday for My Sewing Shop.
Representative Brad King says an increase in the tax on gasoline could come to pass during the current legislative session.
USU Eastern will discontinue its preschool program at the end of the current semester.
The driver of a Barney Trucking coal truck sustained fatal injuries in an accident Wednesday morning that left parts of the truck scattered over hundreds of yards off of Highway 6 two miles north of Price Exit 240.
A homemade high tunnel can extend the gardening season, enabling the planting of tomatoes in April and harvesting in June.
There were no injuries resulting from an accident Tuesday afternoon on Main and 100 East in Price.
Senator David Hinkins says a proposed tax increase on gasoline would benefit rural areas of the state through maintenance of roads and highways.
Word leaked out last week that Carbon County Sheriff Jeff Wood had chosen as his Chief Deputy, Cletis Steele, formerly with Adult Probation and Parole.
It's breakfast for dinner tonight during the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Ascension St. Matthew's Church.
USU Eastern is offering a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Science in Price.
No one was injured when the driver of a tractor-trailer rig missed the turn into the Walker's Truck Stop in Wellington early this morning, knocking down a 50-foot flagpole and causing other damage.
Chase Fausett of Emery High School will be among twenty-six high school student artists who will be given awards on the floor of the Senate at the Capitol today.
Active Re-Entry will be holding benefit counseling for Veterans, their spouses, dependent children and dependent parents on Thursday and Friday, February 26 and 27.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. One in three young people will experience some form of abuse in their dating relationships.
Friday was Local Elected Officials Day at the Capitol.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding qualified farmers and ranchers to apply for a variety of safety net programs and loans.
A blood drive is being held today at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 61 South 200 East in Price.
Governor Herbert's “Healthy Utah” plan seems to be gaining support on Capitol Hill. The plan moved through a Senate Committee Wednesday and will go to the full Senate for debate and vote.
For many decades the intersection at 100 E Main in Price has been controlled by a four way traffic signal.
The Price Police Department is closing out some cases of vehicle burglary that occurred last month, and is asking anyone who may have been a victim to contact the police department.
A Carbon County woman known as an entertainer and a business woman, is now gaining notoriety as an author.
A bill has been introduced in the Legislature to provide for internet filtering on school devices, such as laptops and chrome books.
After dropping for a record 123 consecutive days, the national average price for gasoline has been on the rise since the end of January.
Ranchers and farmers can learn more about designing and implementing grazing strategies at a Range Management School, scheduled for Feb. 26.
Week three of the 2015 General Session of the Utah Legislature finds lawmakers in the process of sorting out the budget and appropriating funding.
The Forest Service recently issued a Final Over-Snow Vehicle Rule that provides for public access to national forests on snowmobiles.
Carbon County Officials held a special meeting Tuesday to open proposals to supply furniture, fixtures and equipment for the new County Administration Building.
With this year's unusually mild weather, access to Range Creek Canyon may be granted earlier than in most years.
The Carbon County Commission has agreed to help fund construction of a restroom for the Price River Trail.
An unusually warm, dry January slowed snowpack accumulation in much of the West, according to data from the second 2015 forecast by the National Water and Climate Center. California, Arizona and New Mexico, as well as parts of Colorado, Utah, Oregon and N
Representative Brad King said there was talk on Capitol Hill last week of creating a state park in the San Rafael Swell.
The State Tax Commission says there has been a number of attempts to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 2014 filing season.
Senator David Hinkins is sponsoring a joint resolution in support of Utah's portion of the Navajo Water Rights Settlement.
Price Mayor Joe Piccolo heaped praise on city employees and elected officials during his State of the City Address on Friday at the Civic Auditorium.
The Board of Commissioners of Carbon County approved a pledge of $25,000 for the Miners Memorial at Wednesday's regular public meeting.
A Concealed Weapons Class will be held tomorrow at the USU Eastern Campus.
The BLM Price Field Office Volunteer Project will be held at the Wedge Overlook Saturday.
Price has been ranked the 4th best city in the state for retirement. The website, smartasset gathered data on three separate factors that affect the quality of life for retirees.
Mayor Joe Piccolo will present the Price City Annual Report and comments on the state of the city tomorrow at the Civic Auditorium.
Representative Brad King says even though it's early in the current legislative session, the proposed bills are beginning to pile up.
A regular Public Meeting of the Carbon County Board of Commissioners will be held this afternoon at the County Courthouse.
Consideration of a Storm Water rate increase will be on the agenda during a regular meeting of the Price City Council set for Wednesday, February 11.
Senator David Hinkins is sponsoring a bill to provide loan restitution assistance for doctors in rural areas of Utah.
Bouldering has become increasingly popular in Emery County, especially in an area commonly known as the Joe's Valley Bouldering Area.
A formal adults-only Masquerade Ball will be held this Saturday to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County.
USU is developing a new Master Plan for the 38 acre USU Eastern Campus in Price, and will host an open house from 4 to 7 pm this Thursday, to present work it has been doing on the plan.
State Representative Brad King says convincing state leaders to locate a new prison in the Carbon-Emery area could be challenging.
The Division of Wildlife is reminding hunters that now is the time to apply for big-game hunting permits. If you want to hunt deer this year in Utah, you must complete an application.
\"Stand of Trees\" by Connie Borup
USU Eastern presents Out of Print, part of Utah Arts & Museums' Traveling Exhibition Program, opening today and continuing through February 26 at Gallery East.
DWR Regional Outreach Conservation Officer, Brent Stettler reports on Big Game Drawing guidelines, Hunter Education requirements, new Bear Hunting opportunities, Shed Antler hunting, and current events.
A controlled burn in Carbonville got the attention of emergency responders after it was reported at about 8 am Friday morning.
Super Bowl Sunday is arguably the biggest one-day sports event in the nation and it goes hand-in-hand with celebrations that may include alcohol. For those who may have consumed too much alcohol, AAA is again offering its “Tipsy Tow.”
Senator David Hinkins says he is against expanding Medicaid in Utah and would prefer to back Governor Herbert's “Healthy Utah” plan instead.
Judge Steve Stream rejected a plea in abeyance agreement in the Disorderly Conduct case involving Price Mayor Joe Piccolo during a sentencing hearing Thursday afternoon.
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Public Meeting in the courthouse in Price this afternoon.
A meeting will be held next week in Price to solicit ideas for this season's Community Garden.
Local Forest Service managers now have the authority and responsibility to specifically designate roads, trails and other areas where “over-snow” vehicle use can occur.
State Representative Brad King, who was elected again to the Utah House of Representatives last November is reorienting himself to the governing body.
Carbon and Emery Counties are among the most-insured areas in the state.
Several positions will soon be open on Utah's five wildlife Regional Advisory Councils.
Senator David Hinkins says a bill targeted at improving air quality along the Wasatch Front could have an adverse effect locally.
Livestock producers and agriculture-oriented vendors from throughout the region are planning to attend the 4th Annual Castle Valley Crop School which begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 4 at the Carbon County Event Center.
Mayor Joe Piccolo will present the Price City Annual Report and comments on the state of the city on beginning at noon on Friday, February 6th at the Civic Auditorium.
PRICE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE On Friday, 1-23-15 a little after 1000, Price City Police Officer Jon Bowen conducted an investigation into alleged drug dealing activities at 545 S 600 E in Price, a residence leased by McKenzie Pitchford. Bowe
The 2015 General Session of the Utah Legislature convenes today at the Capitol in Salt Lake.
The Miners Memorial Committee asked the Carbon County Board of Commissioners for a substantial donation at the Commission's regular public meeting last Wednesday.
The Utah Film Center is offering free monthly film screenings in Price through the month of April.
Area business and civic leaders were updated on a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Duchesne County to Carbon County during the B.E.A.R. meeting Thursday at the USU Eastern student center.
CARBON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE On 1-23-15 the FBI sent information to Carbon County law enforcement partners advising that a fugitive was believed to be residing in the Wellington City area.
The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office will conduct an informational open house today in Castle Dale to discuss the San Rafael Desert travel management and transportation plan.
A ground-breaking ceremony for an expansion project at Castleview Hospital was well attended Wednesday afternoon.
The Emery Historical Society is inviting everyone to join them at the Museum of the San Rafael for a presentation Thursday evening of “The Story of the Mammoth Discovery.”
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular public meeting this afternoon at the Courthouse Building in Price.
A Special Public Meeting was held Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners to discuss plans for a new museum.
A variety of gardening topics will be presented when USU Extension hosts the 2015 Master Gardener classes for Carbon and Emery Counties beginning Thursday, January 29th.
The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office will conduct an informational open house this evening in Green River to discuss the San Rafael Desert travel management and transportation plan.
Castleview Hospital will hold a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow for a project which is already underway.
The Twisted Nock Rockers Archery Club, in association with the North Springs Shooting Range, held its first shooting event of the year Friday evening at the Carbon County Event Center.
The Division of Wildlife is cautioning anglers about deteriorating ice conditions on area lakes and reservoirs, especially at low and mid-elevations.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is reporting that 99 percent of coal dust samples collected during the first phase of a new rule are in compliance.
This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. It was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.
If you have ever been frustrated waiting for the traffic light to change at Main and 100 East in Price when there is no other traffic around, this should be welcome news.
Topics include archery shoots, Burbot Bash, big game permits, hunter education, deer transplants, bear management and new bear hunting opportunities, ice conditions and ice fishing safety, and bait recommendations.
Three people charged in connection with a fatal house fire last summer have been bound over for trial. During a hearing Friday 7th district Court,
Price City Detective Sergeant Brandon Sicilia made an arrest in the recent string of auto-burglaries from the Price area.
The first 2015 forecast of the USDA's National Water and Climate Center shows a normal water supply forecast for much of the west.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Miners Post #2379 will have free pool tomorrow and every Saturday at 189 North Carbonville Road.
A fundraiser for Hailey Evans will get underway at 4 pm this afternoon at the USU Eastern Student Center in Price.
The Castle Country Off Highway Vehicle Association Membership Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 24.
The BLM has announced the public scoping period for the San Rafael Desert Travel Management and Transportation Plan Environmental Assessment.
The AmeriCorps MLK Day 2015 Service Project is underway and continues through Monday, January 26.
AAA says even though prices at the pump continue to drop, when compared with the rest of the country Utah's prices are higher than is usual for winter months.
DWR Southeastern Regional Conservation Outreach Officer, Brent Stettler talks about Hunter Education opportunities, big game permits, ice fishing safety and an upcoming ice fishing clinic.
Conservation officers with the Division of Wildlife are continuing massive patrols to protect Utah's mule deer from poachers.
A free ice fishing clinic and outing will be held by the Division of Wildlife this weekend.
Construction on the new Central Instructional Building on the USU Eastern campus continues on schedule.
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners, as well as members of the public got a look at proposals for a new county logo during their regular meeting last week.
The Bureau of Land Management says it has provided drilling permits and leasing opportunities in excess of industry demand over the past year.
A groundswell of opposition has prompted Grand County to opt out of the Six County Coalition.
Former Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova was booked at the Emery County Jail today on charges filed December 4th by the State Attorney General's office.
The Utah Department of Transportation is asking for help from the public in maintaining the roadways across the state.
Price City will hold a public hearing to consider projects for which funding may be applied for under the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities Program for 2015.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration says Coal mining deaths are at a historic low.
An average of 50 bears have to be killed each year in Utah after coming into conflict with people or livestock. In 2014, that number jumped to 91. That has prompted the Utah Wildlife Board to approve some new hunting opportunities for black bears.
Some state employees who have been working in a basement office in Price for years will finally be moving above ground.
The Carbon Metro Drug Task Force has arrested two Price residents and seized a significant quantity of drugs and cash.
Masked in mystery and draped in decadence, this adult-only fundraiser is something you don't want to miss!
It will be the first regular meeting for newly-elected County Commissioner, Jake Mellor when the Board of County Commissioners meets this afternoon at 4:30.
With gasoline prices continuing to fall, state lawmakers could begin looking at raising the gasoline tax.
Start the new year out by enrolling in the Smart Driver Course which will be conducted tomorrow at the Carbon County Senior Center.
A break in a 4-inch gas line near Rocky Mountain ATV south of Helper caused a bottle-necked in traffic on SR-6 this morning for about an hour.
The BLM Price Field Office will hold a 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, January 14 to celebrate last year's accomplishments.
It was an overflow crowd at the commission chambers during the swearing-in ceremony for Carbon County elected officials Monday at the courthouse.
The price of gasoline continues to plummet, on a slide of more than 100 days, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
With the new year here, a new law in Utah could give some people headaches. It requires police to impound cars of uninsured drivers on the spot.
(West Jordan, UT) -- Police in West Jordan say they've found the body of a missing officer.
The American Red Cross is hoping people made a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.
A 15-passenger van sustained major damage after a fire of unknown origin broke out while the vehicle was parked at Castleview Hospital at midday Friday.
Another Smart Driver Course will be hosted by the Carbon County Senior Center from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 8.
Utah will spend only about $7 million of the $151 million it will get from the big tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes this fiscal year on efforts to prevent youth from smoking, and helping others to quit.
A retrospective of work by renowned Utah artist and educator, Harrison Groutage will be exhibited at USU Eastern's Gallery East from Jan. 12 through Jan. 29, 2015.
A Grand Opening Open House and New Year's Eve celebration will be held at Miller's Landing in Huntington.
The skating rink at the Carbon County Fairgrounds is open for public use free of charge.
AAA says ringing in the New Year should not include a visit to the hospital or behind bars for drunk driving. If you have been drinking during end of year celebrations, AAA Utah will take you and your car home for free. The Tipsy Tow program is open to ev
Two people were taken to the hospital after a head-on collision on 100 North near the West Price interchange Monday night.
Photos Courtesy Brent Stettler
Fishing was slow for trout and good for chubs during the annual Scofield Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday.
Experts say Utah's population is growing at about twice the national average.
As 2014 draws to a close, the Acting Administrator for FEMA's Region VIII says it's an opportunity to take stock of our lives and examine what we can do to make them better, and improve the community around us.
The Division of Wildlife is reporting that a coyote hunter accidentally shot and killed a radio-collared northern gray wolf near Beaver Sunday.
The Officers and Board of Governors of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce have announced the date for the Chamber's Installation and Awards Banquet.
The Southeastern Utah District Health Department has been fielding calls from local residents who are concerned about mold after a very wet summer.
The unemployment rate in Carbon County remained steady in November as compared to October and September.
The Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office is soliciting public input on a proposal from Gray Canyon Energy for a 10-inch natural gas pipeline.
The Carbon County Tourism and Tax Advisory Board met on December 4, and set tourism tax funding recommendations for 2015. The recommendations were forwarded to the County Commission for consideration at it's regular meeting on December 17.
It looks like it will be a white Christmas all around the state. The National Weather Service says snow is likely tomorrow, with the probability set at 60%.
Several organizations and dozens of volunteers are working to provide a Christmas Community Caring Dinner tomorrow at the USU student center.
Before filling stockings or placing gifts under the tree, you may want to have a look at the latest edition of an annual report that lists potentially dangerous toys to watch out for.
An 80-year old woman escaped with minor injuries after being hit by a car in the K-mart parking lot Tuesday.
AAA says the Mountain West region is expecting to see the highest number of travelers ever seen for the end-of-the-year holiday season.
Jeff Wood says he has always wanted to be sheriff and have an opportunity to make a difference in the community.
Christmas will be a little brighter for dozens of disadvantaged kids who got to “Shop With A Cop” in Price Saturday morning.
Carbon County is trying to decide what to do with money left over from the Nine Mile Canyon road paving project.
Winter weather over Soldier Summit Sunday kept UDOT crews struggling to keep ahead of weather conditions over higher elevations,while UHP Troopers scrambled to sort out multiple slide-offs and crashes.
The 27 people who died in the Wilberg Mine disaster will never be forgotten. That was the message delivered at the memorial service held Friday in observance of the 30th anniversary of the tragedy.
The Green Team of Carbon County is dreaming of a greener white Christmas, and is working to increase the awareness of the need to recycle here in the Carbon County area.
The owners of Pilling's Trailer Court are facing the prospect of raising parts of their property above the flood plain before new rentals can be placed there.
The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive tomorrow from 10 am to 3 pm at the Carbon County Event Center.
It's a dollar-a-holler during the Grand Opening celebration Monday for the Oasis Cafe at the Desert Wave Pool in Price.
A Carbon County man is behind bars facing felony charges after he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of illegal drugs.
The Price River Water Improvement District has received a $600,000 grant from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board.
Union workers at PacifiCorp's Deer Creek Mine were given an “employee communication” question and answer sheet at a meeting Monday when the company announced the closure of the mine. The first question is why is the mine closing?
Several organizations have teamed up to provide a Christmas Community Caring Dinner on Christmas Day at the USU student center.
A Harvard Constitutional Law Professor has called for withdrawal of the U.S. Environmental Agency's proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants.
Everyone is invited to ring in the new year at the Senior Citizen Center, 450 South Fairgrounds Way in Price.
The winners have been selected for the 12th annual Griswold Holiday Lighting contest.
Utahans are being encouraged to be cautious when donating to nonprofits this holiday season.
PacifiCorp has announced that it will close the Deer Creek coal mine after an unsuccessful 18-month attempt to sell the mine.
About 200 people attended the 2nd annual Hope Festival Friday night at the Greek Orthodox Church in Price.
Reservoir Storage in the Price and San Rafael River Basin ranges from 95% at Huntington North Reservoir to just 17% of capacity at Scofield Reservoir, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Governor Herbert has plans for a large amount of money anticipated in the state's base budget. The 14.3-billion dollar budget has an extra 638 million dollars from higher income tax collections.
This Friday marks the 30th anniversary of the Wilberg Mine disaster.
The USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum will present a Cretaceous Christmas tomorrow with free admission all day.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce welcomed another new business Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Utah's Treasures, a souvenir rock shop in Helper.
No one was injured but a fire last night on the Upper Miller Creek Road resulted in the total loss of a single-wide mobile home. The structure was reported to be fully engulfed when the call came about 7:38. About 20 firefighters from the Well
A single-vehicle accident on Highway 123 early Thursday morning resulted in one fatality.
With just two weeks until Christmas, The United Way of Eastern Utah's Angel Tree program continues around the Carbon and Emery County area.
It's been more than two years since the groundbreaking, but the pace of construction has picked up considerably in recent weeks at the Eastgate Apartment project on East Main Street in Price.
Gasoline prices continue to fall across the nation and here in Utah where the average price is the lowest it has been in almost four years.
Conservation officers with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are going all-out to protect Utah's mule deer from poachers and to get the word out: This winter is not a good time to try to kill a mule deer illegally in Utah.
The Hope Festival is set for this Friday, Dec. 12. The free event will be held from 6-9 pm at the Greek Orthodox Church in Price.
Castle Country Radio's annual “Poinsettias of Love” campaign is underway this week as 250 poinsettias are delivered to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities around the area.
Local law enforcement agencies will be participating in the annual “Shop with a Cop” program on Saturday, December 20th.
A tool shed and shop fire in Carbonville Sunday afternoon resulted in an estimated $20,000 in damage to the structure and contents.
Price River Terminal near Wellington
The Six or Seven County Coalition is rethinking a plan to build a rail line from the Uintah Basin to Carbon County.
New hunts for mule deer, and longer hunting seasons for elk and mountain goats await hunters in Utah next fall because of changes approved by the Utah Wildlife Board.
Judging will take place this week for the 12th annual Griswold Holiday Lighting Contest in Price.
In the wake of the flooding events of this past summer, Carbon County Emergency Management Director, Jason Llewelyn expressed his gratitude and recognized “a lot of hard-working people” during the County Commission meeting last Wednesday.
Thousands of Castle Country residents flocked to Helper Friday night for the Electric Light Parade and again for the encore and fireworks display Saturday night.
The Division of Wildlife will host a free Sheep watch this Saturday along the Green River. Participants will meet at 8 am at the parking lot of the John Wesley Powell Museum and then caravan to the site.
The USU Eastern Chamber Choir will join with the community orchestra and chorus to present a concert this Sunday at the Price Civic Auditorium.
Carbon County, UT Dec. 4, 2014 — Assistant Attorney General Matthew E. Lloyd and Attorney General Sean D. Reyes filed charges today against Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova in the Seventh District Court.
The Helper Electric Light Parade began in 1990, and the following year Utah Governor Norm Bangerter designated Helper City as “Utah's Christmas Town,” acknowledging the parade as one of the premiere tourism events in Utah.
The new director of the USU Eastern Department of Nursing and Health Professions says accreditation is in good standing and the success rate has increased.
The Division of Wildlife says the number of black bears in Utah has increased over the past several years and that means more encounters between bears and people.
Santa Paws is coming to town Thursday, December 4th. Santa Paws is an opportunity to get your pet photographed with Santa, and at the same time, help Active Re-Entry's PAWS program.
Helper's Christmas Town Celebration continues with the Luminary Memorial Ceremony this evening at the City Cemetery.
State Representative-elect Brad King says he is looking forward getting his committee assignments, and to the next general legislative session.
A chain-reaction accident involving 4 vehicles near Carbon High School during the noon hour on Monday was triggered when the first vehicle stopped for a pedestrian.
Santa was kept busy for hours on a relatively warm Monday evening during the first annual Old Fashioned Christmas event at the Price Peace Gardens.
Saturday, December 6th will be a Musical Magical night at Carbon High School.
Police have released the identity of a man who was injured after the gas-carrying tanker truck he was driving crashed and exploded last week.
Trail enthusiasts now have nearly 250 miles of routes to enjoy with the Castle Country Trail System.
Price City's 1st Annual Old Fashioned Christmas will take place from 5 to 7 pm this evening at the Price City Peace Gardens.
Utah's turkey hunt is back on after a 30-year hiatus. Growing turkey populations are prompting the Division of Wildlife biologists to recommend more limited-entry turkey hunting permits for the 2015 hunt.
Nobody was injured but a two vehicle collision at Main and Carbon Avenue caused extensive damage to one car.
Helper's Christmas Town Festival lights-on ceremony will take place tonight at 6 pm.
A horrific accident on SR-36 near the golf course bottle-necked heavy holiday raffic for more than two hours early last night.
The driver of a pickup truck that crashed and burned on Thanksgiving Day near the Carbon-Emery County line was lucky to hve escaped injury in the accident, but ended up being arrested for DUI.
Nonprofit groups in Utah are hoping for congressional action before year's end on legislation that would reinstate several charitable deductions, some of which would benefit hungry people.
It is the season for giving and the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to give something that means something- give blood or platelets.
State Troopers will be out in force this weekend reminding drivers and passengers to buckle up.
The Price City Community Progress Committee has selected the 2014 recipient of the 1st annual “Old Fashioned Christmas” window decorating award.
The management of the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites invited Carbon County Chamber of Commerce members to a VIP tour of the new hotel last week.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has developed a certification program that rewards and recognizes farmers and ranchers who use best management practices to protect the environment.
The Emery County Volunteer Center's First Annual Festival of Trees will be held from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, December 13th.
With the arrival of winter weather and in anticipation of the busiest travel season of the year, AAA is offering winter driving tips to help drivers navigate through hazardous traveling conditions.
The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center closes at 4 pm today.
It's the last Monday in November and that means the final Bread & Soup Night at USU Eastern.
The 6th Annual Turkey Trot is set for Thursday morning- Thanksgiving Day, starting at the Carbon County Fairgrounds.
Applications are still being accepted by the local Board of Realtors from victims of the Aug. 4 and Sept. 27 flooding in Carbon County.
The next event in Helper's Christmas Town Celebration is coming up this Friday at 6 pm.
Nearly three-and-a-half million Mountain West residents will be on the road this extended, four-day holiday weekend, according to AAA.
11/21/2014 Regional Conservation Outreach Officer, Brent Stettler talks about identifying two species of wildlife that are protected under the Endangered Species Act, the new Sportsman App, a Big Horn Sheep Watch opportunity near Green River, the extende
PRICE ― An innovative healthcare practitioner and Utah State University Eastern nursing instructor was awarded the “Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing” by the “Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action.”
Ethan Migilori and Mike McCandless were the featured speakers at the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce Lunch Thursday at the St. Matthews Ascension Church in Price.
Firefighters from the Helper and Price Fire Departments responded to the call of a structure fire in Kenilworth just before noon Today.
The Helper City Library will hold a Scholastic Book Fair tomorrow from 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday from 10 to 5.
Soroptimist International of Price will hold the club's 42nd annual Charity Benefit tomorrow evening at the Carbon Country Club.
Tonight is a big night for current GEAR UP students and parents. It's College Night at the USU Eastern Jennifer Leavitt Student Activity Center.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce welcomed another business Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Nicki Spaghetti on Main Street in downtown Price.
The musical classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opens tonight on the CHS stage. Presented by the Carbon High School Theater Department, the show runs five nights through the 24th.
A new hunting and fishing app announced this week by Utah.Gov will give outdoor enthusiasts a mobile resource for wildlife events, licenses, permits, and communicating with the Division of Wildlife.
The Small Business Administration opened an office in Price yesterday to make low-interest federal disaster loans available to residents and business owners affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred in Carbon County on September 27th.
For the first time ever, Carbon County will have an all-Republican County Commission, and for the first time in almost 70 years, the Sheriff's Office will be occupied by a Republican.
For the first time ever, Carbon County will have an all-Republican County Commission.
The three-vote difference in the county commission race between John Jones and Jake Mellor will be the focus during the Canvass of the General Election.
Nine Mile Coalition board member, Dennis Willis will talk about activities in Nine Mile Canyon, from the distant past to the present, at the next meeting of the Castle Valley Archaeological Society.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Price.
A two vehicle accident Monday afternoon sent one person to the hospital with undetermined injuries.
It's another Bread & Soup Night tonight at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on the USU Eastern campus.
Community Angel Tree Applications are due today.
A ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening was held Friday for the new Eastern Utah Community Credit Union in Castle Dale.
Kevin Axelgard Accepts Award
The Axelgard Family of Price was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th annual SEUEPA Banquet Thursday evening at the Carbon County Event Center.
With the winter season approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and others are encouraging people to be prepared for winter storms and extreme cold.
The Price office of the BLM has 29 parcels covering almost 34,000 acres up for bid at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale tomorrow in Salt Lake City.
Family Dollar Stores are partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs for a program called “Open the Door for America's Kids.”
“I'll Be Home For Christmas” is the theme of a craft fair and fundraiser this weekend to benefit the Wellington flood families.
Phil Roundy and Jordan Buscarini
The Annual Spencer's Wishes Radiothon was held yesterday on Kickin' Country, KARB.
The Emery County Historical Society will hold a Veterans Day Program this evening at the Museum of the San Rafael.
AAA says prices for gasoline are falling across the nation. The national average price is $2.93, which is a drop of 26-cents from a year ago.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the Gunnison sage-grouse, a ground-dwelling bird found only in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah, requires the protection of the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species.
Brielle Bogdin, Miss Carbon County 2014
The Miss Carbon County Pageant will be held Friday at 7 pm in the Price Civic Auditorium.
A Patriotic holiday concert honoring veterans will be held at the USU Eastern Student Center this evening, beginning at 7 pm.
A gas leak Tuesday morning forced the evacuation and closure of the Fresh Market Store and adjacent Dollar Tree Store in the Creekview Shopping Center in Price.
Hundreds of area school students joined with members of the community in honoring local Veterans during a Veterans Day program Tuesday at the Price Peace Gardens.
Miners at the Deer Creek Mine in Huntington Canyon have ratified a new contract after working for two years without one.
The Carbon High School Theater Department will present the musical classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on the CHS stage.
The 11th annual SEUEPA banquet will be held this Thursday.
Today is Veterans Day, an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
DWR Southeast Regional Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler covers Sportsman Permits, a Regional Advisory Council meeting, Cougar Permits, the Pheasant Hunt, Big Game and Upland Game, and fishing.
Today is the deadline for submissions for the Other Side of Utah Art and Photography exhibition at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum.
Christmas tree permits will be on sale at the Forest Service Offices in Price and Ferron beginning Nov. 24th.
The Spencer's Wishes Radiothon is set for this Wednesday on Kickin' Country.
Hundreds enjoyed a turkey dinner at the Helper Civic Center as the St. Anthony Catholic Carnival kicked off Thursday evening.
photos courtesy Carbon County Sheriff's Office
Savage Energy Terminal Hosts Emergency Response Training Exercises for National Guard Units and Carbon County Agencies.
The Southeastern Utah District Health Department, along with more than a dozen sponsors will hold a “Shooting for Senior Safety” Turkey Shoot tomorrow at the Helper Gun Club.
Rocky Mountain Power has informed customers in Green River of a planned 4-hour power interruption this weekend.
Everyone is invited to the opening of a new exhibit at the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale.
A panhandler picked the wrong mark when he approached Emery County Sheriff Greg Funk dark and early this morning.
The first Eastgate building has new residents as of September 30th. Eastgate will offer 1-2-3 & 4 bedrooms floor plans. The rental rates are from $283 - $694. Income restrictions apply.
All Veterans and the general public are encouraged to attend the Veteran's Day program next Tuesday, Nov. 11th at the Peace Gardens in Price.
Another election is underway and continues through the month of November. Farmers and ranchers are being urged to participate in the Farm Service Agency County Committee elections.
The annual St. Anthony Catholic Carnival will be held tonight, Friday, and Saturday at the Helper Civic Auditorium.
The extremely close race between John Jones and Jake Mellor for County Commissioner/Auditor remains undecided.
The Carbon School District is inviting all community members to the Parent Seminar on Youth Protection this evening at the School District offices, 251 West 400 North in Price.
12 contestants will compete for the title at the Miss USU Eastern beauty pageant which begins at 7 pm tonight at the Geary Theater.
Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday's General Election: Republican Jeff Wood has been elected as the new Carbon County Sheriff, and it appears that incumbent Commissioner John Jones may have won re-election by the slimmest of margins.
Tomorrow is the day to return applications to participate in the United Way of Eastern Utah Community Angel Tree in Huntington.
Today is Election Day 2014. The vote centers are open from 7 am to 8 pm.
The Mont Harmon Middle School Cake Decorating Contest and Auction was held on Friday, October 31st at the school gym.
There is a new Forest Supervisor for the Manti-LaSal National Forest.
A local historian will discuss writing about Southeastern Utah at the second annual Local Authors Night at the USU Eastern Library Thursday evening at 7 pm.
A Green River woman has died as a result of injuries she sustained in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday on SR-191.
A Price woman was flown to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in critical condition Saturday after a two-vehicle accident on SR-6 near Soldier Summit.
The write-in campaign of Rick Davis for Carbon County Commissioner/surveyor came to an end Friday when 7th District Court Judge George Harmon ruled that Davis had failed to submit campaign finance disclosure information in a timely manner.
It is Halloween, one of the most anticipated nights of the year for kids. But safety measures sometimes get lost in the excitement, and the statistics are scary.
Photo Courtesy Brent Stettler DWR
The Division of Wildlife will host a free Mule Deer Watch tomorrow at the Nash Wash Wildlife Management Area.
The Price City Community Progress Committee has announced the winners of the annual “Hocus-Pocus” Halloween decorating contest.
A 40-year old Salt Lake woman was taken into custody after leaving the scene of a traffic stop and fleeing from police Wednesday afternoon.
Most of West Helper was without power for several hours Wednesday after a dump truck dragged down a major power line about 9:30 am.
Victims of the Aug. 4 and Sept. 27 flooding in Carbon County may get some relief from the National, Utah, and Carbon/Emery Associations of Realtors.
167 kids have been busy decorating 92 cakes for the Mont Harmon Middle School annual Cake Decorating Contest which will be held tomorrow at the school gym.
The Southeastern Utah District Health Department is working to keep the Senior Injury Program going after federal funding was cut.
USU Eastern's 16th annual Bread & Soup Night begins Monday and continues four Mondays until November 24th.
The Castle Valley Community Theater will present War of the Worlds one night only- Thursday, October 30th at the Price Civic Auditorium beginning at 7 pm.
Work continues this week in Nine Mile Canyon as crews finish up the road paving project.
A crew has been working in downtown Price to eliminate trip hazards in the sidewalks.
Subjects Identified in Vehicle Pursuit/Fatal Traffic Accident.
After months of campaigning, the 2014 General Election is one just one week away. Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm next Tuesday, November 4th for those who have not already voted early, or cast their ballot by mail.
If you draw the 2015 sportsman permit for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, you'll have plenty of days and plenty of places to find your trophy. You can apply for a sportsman permit starting Oct. 28.
The application period begins today for 2015 sportsman permits- said to be Utah's most prized big game hunting permits. Only Utah residents can apply for sportsman permits.
A Price man is lucky to have escaped with minor injuries after being struck by a train Monday morning.
Today is the last day to register to vote in person for the upcoming November 4th General Election. Tomorrow is the last day to register online.
Despite concerns voiced by the mining industry that it would have trouble meeting the requirements of the new rule to reduce coal mine dust, approximately 99 percent of the samples collected so far have met the compliance levels.
More than 11,000 pheasants will be released in 56 hunting areas around the state before each weekend of the upcoming pheasant hunt.
A teenager who went missing from a wilderness therapy camp on Cedar Mountain over the weekend was found safe Sunday morning.
This week, DWR Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler reports on hunter success so far in the Rifle Deer Hunt, and more wildlife news.
Thousands flocked to the Coal and other Fossil Fuel Rally at the Carbon County Fairgrounds last night to show support for continued energy production.
Carbon County Sheriff News Release
The well-known musical, Les Miserables continues tonight and tomorrow night at the Geary Theatre.
A 42-year old Wellington man was jailed after he fled from police on an ATV Wednesday night.
Investigators are reconstructing the scene of an accident in Helper where according to preliminary information, a car left Highway 6, crashed and burned, killing two occupants.
The Grand County Council has voted to join the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition. The 6-1 vote came following a heated Council meeting Tuesday.
Thousands of people from all over the region are expected for the Coal and Other Fossil Fuel Rally this evening at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Event Center.
Early voting for the 2014 General Election is underway and continues through Halloween.
The Utah Division of Wildlife says the opening weekend of the Rifle Buck Deer Hunt was above average in term of the number of deer taken throughout the state.
USU Eastern will celebrate the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to improve the environment and lessen dependence on foreign oil, during an event today.
The Carbon County Humane Society's annual nut sale is underway. The Humane Society is a non-profit organization which offers low-cost spay and neuter clinics through fundraisers like this and donations.
The unemployment rates in Carbon and Emery counties remained unchanged in September as compared to August, and in each county, the rate is down a tenth of a percent from July.
Construction has been underway on the new Carbon County Courthouse and Administration Building for a little more than a year.
10/21/2014 A car show was held Saturday at C and T Auto Body on South Highway 55 in Price to raise money for the Robert Slama Cancer Fund.
All ages are welcome to enjoy a Halloween Monster Mash Dance this Saturday, October 25th at the Carbon County Senior Center.
Every year in the Untied States, more than 400,000 people die from tobacco-caused disease, making it the leading cause of preventable death. Many thousands more die from exposure to secondhand smoke.
The annual St. Anthony Catholic Carnival will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 6th through 8th at the Helper Civic Auditorium.
Price Police have made another arrest in connection with a heroin overdose death late last year.
DWR Regional Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler has tips for deer hunting safety, reports on the status of scaled quail in southeastern Utah, and has details on an upcoming wildlife watch event.
Fire burned one duplex in Castle Dale at the apartment complex owned by Emery County Housing on Saturday night.
The much-anticipated Coal & Other Fossil Fuel Rally will be held this Thursday at the Carbon County Event Center. The Southeastern Utah Energy Producers Association organized the event, and Carbon County is a major sponsor.
The Director of the Small Business Development Center at USU Eastern, Ryan Murray was the featured speaker at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon last Thursday at the Ramada Inn in Price.
The High Desert Growers Farmers Market is still going strong and will take place tomorrow from 9 am to noon at the Price Peace Gardens.
A car show to benefit the Robert Slama Cancer Fund will be held tomorrow at C and T Drive Train and Auto Body, 528 South Highway 55 in Price.
The Mont Harmon Middle School annual Cake Decorating Contest will be held on Friday, October 31st at the school gym.
The discussion got a little heated at the regular meeting of the Carbon County Commission meeting Wednesday afternoon when Mark Montoya, Director of Utah's Christmas Town Festival in Helper requested funds for this year's 25th annual event.
On Wednesday, 10-15-14, just after 9:00 a.m., observant citizens reported 4 suspicious persons, 3 males and one female, and their vehicle at a parking lot near the Toy Atwood Ball Complex in north Price.
The Price City Community Progress Committee will judge the Annual Halloween “Hocus Pocus” decorating event the week of October 20th through the 24th.
Utah's most popular hunt- the Rifle Buck Deer Hunt starts this Saturday, and the Utah Division of Wildlife says the deer population is the highest it has been in 14 years.
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are back in the area to assess damage caused by the flooding of September 27th.
A cast in excess of 50 individuals that includes men, women, teens and children from both Carbon and Emery counties will portray one of the great musicals of our time, “Les Miserables” at the Geary Theatre over the next two weeks.
The Nine Mile Canyon Road Paving Project was completed by Nielson Construction last week, but crews are still in the canyon shouldering the edges of the new pavement, and placing delineator posts and signs along the road.
The Utah Alliance for Economic Development will hold its fall quarterly meeting in Price on Thursday, October 23rd at the Carbon County Senior Center.
Most of Helper will be without power from late Thursday night through Friday morning.
The Utah Public Art Program has published a call for letters of interest and qualifications from artists or artist teams interested in creating public art for the new Central Instruction Building, under construction now on the USU Eastern campus.
The Carbon School District is inviting all community members to the Parent Seminar on Youth Protection on November 5th at the School District offices.
Submissions will be accepted November 1st through 10th for an art and photography exhibition at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum.
A public hearing on the 2015 Carbon County tentative budget will be held during the regular meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners Wednesday, October 15th.
More than a dozen people experienced a pleasant fall outing during a tour of Range Creek Saturday, October 11th.
Carbon County Commissioners John Jones and Jae Potter will be the featured guests at the next meeting of the Castle Valley Archaeological Society, when the focus will be Nine Mile Canyon.
The Emery County Historical Society will spotlight the “Other” Archaeology of Castle Valley on Thursday, October 23rd at the Museum of the San Rafael in Castle Dale, beginning at 6:30 pm.
In addition to a dozen federal, state, and local races, and eleven judicial retention elections, there are three constitutional amendments on the ballot for the general election next month.
Suicide is occurring at an alarming rate in our area. Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training will take place Tuesday at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on the USU Eastern campus.
The American Red Cross is gearing up for the holidays- a time when blood donations often decline. The Red Cross says donors are needed year-round, particularly those with types O negative, A negative and B negative blood.
The next few days might be the best time this fall to take a young person pheasant or quail hunting in Utah. The state will host its annual youth pheasant and quail hunt tomorrow through Monday.
The Price Police Department solved a burglary the same day the crime was discovered, making two arrests in connection with the case.
Fall Fare 2014 takes place this weekend at Ascension St. Matthew's Church in Price.
Fall is the season for the Harvest Ball, presented by the Family Support and Children's Justice Center of Carbon and Emery Counties.
The final Castle Country Radio Candidates Forum Tuesday evening featured Emery County Commission candidates, Keith Brady and J.R. Nelson.
The Small Business Administration Utah District Office has issued a reminder that residents and business owners are facing an October 27th deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and unfortunately, the problem is more prevalent in Utah than the rest of the country, and even more so in rural areas of the state.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held its annual “Meet the Candidate” forum at the Tuscan Event Center Monday evening.
The next Smart Driver Course hosted by the Carbon County Senior Center will be held this Thursday, October 9th from 1 to 5 pm.
The Helper Arts Festival Car Show Committee and KFC/A&W are teaming up with the Miners Memorial Committee to host a Car Cruise and Poker Run for Charity this Saturday at 6 pm.
Carbon County Clerk Seth Oveson says he will issue same-sex marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to deny appeals by Utah and four other states on their gay marriage bans.
The Carbon County Building Department is advising property owners who were affected by the flooding of September 27th that on site inspection of homes is available.
Regional Conservation Outreach Manager Brent Stettler talks about the bull elk hunt, limited entry cow control permits, the duck & goose hunting season, duck stamps, the limited entry cougar hunt and the youth-only pheasant hunt.
Six community leaders will be recognized as USU Eastern celebrates its 76th anniversary this Friday in the Jennifer Leavitt Student center ballroom, beginning at 6 pm.
Governor Herbert had a busy day in Eastern Utah Friday, speaking to Roosevelt Jr. High School and Emery High School students in the morning, and then spending several hours in Carbon County in the afternoon.
The general rifle bull elk hunt starts tomorrow. If you'd like to participate in the rifle hunt, or the general muzzleloader hunt that starts on October 29th, you can still get a permit. But they are going fast.
The winners of KARB's Country Showdown in July, Luke & Nicole are preparing for the regional competition after also winning the State Showdown last month at the Utah State Fair.
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners took up several matters arising from recent flooding around the county, at a regular public meeting Wednesday.
Weather-related delays have hampered the road paving project in Nine Mile Canyon all summer long, but crews are back on the job this week, working between mile posts 38 and 39, near Gate Canyon.
There is a new Principal in the Carbon School District this school year. Deanna Martineau takes the helm at Castle Heights Elementary after 17-years of experience in education with the Box Elder School District in Tremonton.
The American Red Cross Utah Region is looking for nominations for its prestigious annual Utah Red Cross Heroes Awards.
Next month, voters will be asked whether or not the Utah Constitution should be amended to modify the term of office of a person appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of the Lieutenant Governor.
The race for Carbon County Sheriff may be generating the most interest in this year's election. Tuesday's Candidates Forum on KOAL featured the three candidates for Sheriff: Jeff Wood, Tom Stefanoff, and Tracy Allred.
“Help Baby Lillian,” is the rallying cry for a benefit for baby Lillian Marie Thatcher, who has been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, and has a prognosis of 2-4 weeks.
Shelter Manager, Joe Thornton
Most of the families who were displaced by last Saturday's flooding have left the shelter at the Carbon County Event Center, and are staying with relatives or friends.
In addition to federal, state, and local races on the ballot for this year's general election, voters will be asked to weigh in on judicial retention, and three constitution amendments.
Castle Country Radio's Meet the Candidates Forum this evening will feature the three candidates who are running for Carbon County Sheriff, Tracy Allred, Tom Stefanoff and Jeff Wood.