09:08pm MDT, 05/24/15
Local News
DWR Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler reports the latest wildlife news and information. 
Former Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova entered into a plea in abeyance agreement Friday in 7th District Court on a charge of misusing public money. 
The 3-day Memorial Day holiday weekend typically marks the start of the summer season. It is a federal holiday to remember the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.
The North Springs Archery Club will hold a 3-D Shoot at the North Springs Archery Range tomorrow and Sunday.
Another motocross event is set for this weekend at the newly-refurbished Carbon County Fairgrounds motocross track.
Parents and grandparents are being reminded to make sure their medications are secure after an incident at Helper Middle School on Wednesday. 
A 51-year old Price woman was killed after the motorcycle she was riding crashed Thursday afternoon. 
State Representative Brad King will be the keynote speaker at Carbon High School's Commencement Ceremonies beginning at 1 pm tomorrow afternoon. 
The countdown is on for this year's Relay For Life, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 26th and 27th.
Utah ranks right at the national average when it comes to placing children who are not with their biological families into a family environment rather than a group home or institution.
The NRCS will invest another $21 million to help farmers and ranchers to mitigate the short and long term effects of drought. 
A discussion regarding the possibility of creating four new special service districts is on the agenda for the regular public meeting of the Carbon County Board of Commissioners this afternoon.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce welcomed another new business to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Desert Castle Gymnastics.
Gas prices in Utah have surged 40-cents per gallon in the past month to an average price of $2.93 for a gallon of regular gasoline.
If you're headed to the Wasatch Front, you may want to plan for extra travel time.
The American Legion Post #3 of Price, and Post #21 of Helper, in conjunction with the Price VFW and Marine Corp League will be conducting Memorial Services in Price, Helper and Wellington on Monday, Memorial Day.
The “No Grave Unadorned” campaign to decorate every grave in Carbon and Emery Counties on Memorial Day is now in its 5th year and has become a community-wide effort.
Following two days of wet weather, it was still cloudy but dry for the Castle Country Trails System Grand Opening Saturday at the Carbon County Fairgrounds.
Extra fish will be stocked for Free Fishing Day.
Utah's Annual Free Fishing Day is coming up on Saturday, June 6. On that day you don't need a license to fish in the state.
It was a full house Thursday evening for the 2nd Annual Miners Memorial Dinner at the Carbon County Event Center.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Friday for EZ Rent-A-Toy at 1152 South Carbon Avenue in Price. 
The Grand Opening of the Castle Country Trail System is set for tomorrow at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. 
The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining plans to close an abandoned mine in Emery County using picks and shovels. 
The Friendship Riders Castle Country and Canyonlands Chapters Annual Blessing & Ride that had been scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed due to inclement weather.
The American Legion Auxiliary Price Unit 3 is urging everyone to wear a Poppy in honor of Veterans and is conducting a Poppy Days to distribute crepe paper Poppies.
Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day, a day to pay tribute to the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces.
State Senator David Hinkins, former State Senator Mike Dmitrich and Carl Pollastro, Vice President of Underground Mining at Norwest Corporation, will be the keynote speakers for the 2nd Annual Miners Memorial Fundraiser Dinner.
Smith's and Coca Cola are teaming up to present the 1st Annual Sunset Car Show on Saturday, June 6th. 
The location for this year's Relay for Life has been changed, but everything else remains the same.
On April 28, 2015 two people were arrested for their involvement in a drug related aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping case. 
National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually on May 15th, during Natioal Police Week.
Overdose education will be the topic at a Lunch & Learn event in the classroom at Castleview Hospital.
The Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration have announced the final environmental review for a 730-mile transmission line project.


                                                  
A large lot on the corner of Airport Road and Main Street in Price is being prepared for the construction of a new farm, home and garden-oriented retail outlet.

 
Spring is a time for renewal- not just for people, but for wildlife as well, and that means it's a busy time for Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation.
The Emery County Historical Society is extending an open invitation to join a Trek to visit Historic Green River on Saturday, May 16th.
The Division of Wildlife reports the populations of ducks and geese are booming and that could mean a long hunting season and a liberal bag limit in Utah this fall.
The Division of Wildlife has enacted some new fishing regulations aimed at protecting endangered fish in the Green River.
Price Mayor Joe Piccolo has joined other governmental entities across the nation in proclaiming the week of May 17-23 as Public Works Week.
“If You Keep Moving, You'll Keep Improving” is the theme of this year's National Senior Health & Fitness Day coming up on Wednesday, May 27th. 
The driver was shaken up but otherwise apparently O.K. after the semi he was driving rolled off of U.S. Highway 191. 
The Museum of the San Rafael and Pioneer Museum's 2nd Annual Free Family Day Event is set for Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.
The President of the Price River Water Users Association says the NRCS is mistaken about the current level of Scofield Reservoir.
A team from Emery High School placed 7th in the Utah Ford/AAA Auto Skills Contest in Salt Lake City.
The Utah Highway Patrol has identified the two people who were killed in a head on crash early this morning just east of Wellington. 
The Relay for Life to “Finish the Fight” against cancer is coming up next month at the USU Eastern B-DAC Track.
Two people are dead after a head on crash early this morning at milepost 251 east of Wellington.
The Forest Service is bracing for the wildland fire season and expects to spend as much as $1.6 billion in fire suppression costs.
A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the Price Peace Gardens for the Miners Memorial. 
The Friendship Riders Annual Blessing & Ride starts at Sutherlands parking lot in Price on Saturday, May 30th.
This is Small Business Week, as proclaimed by the President to recognize the contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Another ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Beauty & Scents Candles, 375 South Carbon Avenue, Suite 151. 
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Halos & Horns, at 585 East Main in Price.
A large campfire which was started by two juveniles on Reservoir Hill prompted a response from the Helper Fire Department Saturday night. 
The Motocross Track at the Fairgrounds is undergoing a significant upgrade this week.
The National Association of Letter Carriers 23rd annual food drive will be conducted this Saturday, May 9th. It is the nation's largest single-day food drive.
Carbon County Sheriff's Office- Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident- Single Vehicle Rollover on Pinnacle Canyon Road. At approximately 10:15 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 Carbon County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Pin
Dozens of vendors and live music filled Helper's Main Street Park for another Saturday In The Park event. 
Envision Utah is appealing to Carbon County residents to take part in a survey that may influence state leaders in developing a long-term game plan to prepare for future issues.
The United Way of Eastern Utah is accepting nominations for three Board Member positions.
One person was killed and three others injured in a one vehicle accident Saturday night in Pinnacle Canyon.
The Deer Creek Mine has joined the Carbon Power Plant in the pages of history. 
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce welcomed another new business to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Giraud Glamour Shop, 211 South 700 East in Price.
The Carbon School District has been implementing new federal dietary guidelines for nutrition standards in schools.
Highway construction season is here. A $5.1 million project is underway on SR-6 in Emery County.
The Grand Opening of the Castle Country Trail System is set for Saturday, May 16th at the Carbon County Fairgrounds.
Carbon School Superintendent Steve Carlsen has announced the selection of new principals at two schools in the District.
The USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum Family Activity Day will be held this Saturday in conjunction with Utah Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. 
The Museum of the San Rafael has announced the 1st Annual Rock Art Tour this weekend.
The Helper Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Avalon House in Helper this morning. 
The Wellington Fire Department, along with the State Fire Marshall's Office, are investigating the cause of a fire this morning at a vacant home.
Managing Stress in the Workplace is the focus of a training session this Thursday at the Small Business Development Center.
 
32 Employees laid off by UtahAmerican Energy 
A traffic stop Saturday night resulted in several arrests and the seizure methamphetamine, heroin and prescription medications.
Today is the 6th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 
Recreation use in Huntington Canyon will be limited again this season because of flood hazards during summer rains.
Nobody was injured when a Toyota Rav4 slid off a rain-slicked SR-6 and rolled Saturday afternoon in Helper. 
A three-vehicle accident on SR-6 in East Wellington Saturday morning resulted in critical injuries to one person, and closed the highway for about 3 hours.
There were no injuries but a collision just before 8 am this morning caused moderate damage to one vehicle and interrupted traffic. 
The Carbon County Family Support and Children's Justice Center will hold a 5K or 1 mile Fun Run tomorrow.
Everyone is invited to join the Emery County Historical Society tomorrow for a tour of the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, and a historical cattle trail known as “The Jump.” 
The massive public works replacement project in Helper continues with the current construction activity concentrated on North Main Street. 
Spring is a time for spring cleaning, but without proper precautions, that cleaning can also stir up some potential trouble: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
Miss Carbon County Celeste Smith
“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is the theme of a Remembrance Walk to be held tomorrow.
The Epicenter in Green River is among a select few organizations around the state to receive a 2015 Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards.
Kristen Cox, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget will be the Commencement Speaker for the 77th Annual Commencement Ceremony Saturday at USU Eastern.
Patrick James Fredricksen
Emery County Sheriff's Office dispatch received a call from a worker at the ball complex in Huntington, stating that one of their workers was acting strange and had left the job site on foot with a set of master keys.
The USU Eastern Music Department, USU students, and community members present “Sound, Song & Strings,” a Spring Music Concert.
A 700 CC Side By Side is among the many prizes to be given away during the Carbon-Emery Chapter of Sportmen for Fish & Wildlife Banquet this Saturday at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Event Center. Thousands of dollars in other prizes will also be give
In observance of Earth Day, AAA Utah is launching its battery recycling program.
A Carbon County woman has been sentenced to prison on manslaughter and drug related charges.
Utah Workforce Services is teaming up with the Utah Office of Rehabilitation, Department of Veterans & Military Affairs, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and Carbon County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a Veterans and Community Job Fair.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and BACA, Bikers Against Child Abuse, is working to create a safer environment for abused children. 
Over the last 2 years, The United Way of Eastern Utah has provided new shoes for needy children in Carbon and Emery Counties who can't afford new shoes for school. 
Seth Allred has been selected as the new principal of Mont Harmon Middle School.
The week of April 18th - 25th is National Infant Immunization Week, an annual observance to emphasize the need to fully immunize children ages two years and younger preventable diseases.

 
Senator David Hinkins and Representative Brad King reported on the 2015 General Session of the State Legislature during a well-attended Carbon County Chamber of Commerce Lunch at the Country Club on Thursday.
A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Main and 300 East in Price sent one person to the hospital and closed the area to traffic on a busy Friday afternoon.
DWR Southeast Regional Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler talks turkey: the Limited Entry Turkey Hunt underway, turkey hunting instructional videos, and turkey populations in Utah. 
Price City has adopted a Water Strategy to make it through the summer without depleting the water supply.
Active Re-Entry Independent Living Programs will host a Senior Conference on Friday, April 24th. 
Jeremiah K. Johnson, formerly with the Emery County Sheriff's Office, will be among the officers to be honored during the 3rd Annual Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride this Saturday near Moab.
While the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline continues to trend lower, Utah motorists are paying more. 
A weather-related accident three miles North of Helper about 6:30 this morning sent one person to a Wasatch Front hospital. 
Jason Francis Ori
On April 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm Price City Police officers were dispatched to a retail theft complaint at 610 West Price River Drive.
The official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Pick & Rail Market in Helper was conducted by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.
No injuries in this accident near Soldier Summit
A blustery, cold spring storm has produced winter-like weather and resulted in hazardous driving conditions over higher elevations.
Today is National Bookmobile Day. The Carbon County Bookmobile is going strong with regular stops from Scofield to Sunnyside.
Business fundamentals for a strong, competitive advantage is the focus of a free Business Boot Camp this Friday.
Today is Tax Day- the deadline to file your tax returns.
The Price City and Community Clean-up in underway.
The U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that snowpack in the west is melting earlier than usual on the heals of record low snowfall.
The 49th Annual Kiwanis Radio Auction raised more than $25,000 to benefit kids in the Castle Country area. 
A trackhoe was riding a little too high on a low-boy trailer as it passed beneath the West Price Interchange structure Monday morning. 
The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining's Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program is inviting public comment on several projects to be conducted in Carbon County this summer.
Wellington Mayor, Joan Powell was named Outstanding Woman of the Year during the 36th annual USU Eastern Women's Conference on Friday.
The Miss Utah organization has asked our community to gather shoes to send to people in need, and Miss Carbon County, Celeste Smith is taking the lead in the campaign.
Carbon High School Rodeo Club hosted contestants from St. George to Logan Friday.
Carbon County Event Center
The Friends of the Children's Justice Center will host Casino Night tomorrow night at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Event Center.
The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment to potentially designate a trail system in the Wood Hill Area North of Price. 
State Representative Sophia DiCaro
The Outstanding Woman of Southeastern Utah will be named during The 36th annual USU Eastern Women's Conference tomorrow.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” event will be hosted by Peterson Chemical and Janitorial this evening. 
A 27-year old Price woman sustained minor scrapes and bruises after being hit by a car while cycling on 100 North.
The 2015 Annual Juried Student Art Show is on exhibit through April 30th at Gallery East on the USU Eastern campus.
A two-vehicle accident this morning resulted in minor injuries to a 7 year old girl, who was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Federal, state and local dignitaries, along with representatives of private business, gathered Monday morning to mark the completion of the Huntington Creek Emergency Watershed Protection Projects.
USU Eastern Welders (L-R) Dustin Foote, Kelly Koffard, Kellen Verdi and Shawn Abrams show off their medals after winning the statewide SkillsUSA competition.
The USU Eastern Welding program is now the state champion for 13 years running. The team recently won gold medals in team and individual events in a competition that pits all the colleges in Utah together.
It's High School Rodeo time, starting with the Queen Contest this Thursday. 
Today is County day of Recognition for National Service, as proclaimed by the Carbon County Commission.
The Matt Warner Chapter of E Clampus Vitus, also known as “Clampers,” will be celebrating their namesake's birthday on Saturday, April 11th. 
Wildlife biologists are reporting that the number of mule deer in Utah is growing and they are recommending more than 87,000 general deer hunting permits for this fall's hunts.
A request for a drought Disaster Declaration for Carbon County by the Price River Watershed Conservation District brought swift action at last week's regular County Commission meeting.
The 49th Annual Kiwanis Radio Auction will be broadcast on Sunday, April 12th. 

 
Deputy Tom Stefanoff was named Employee of the Month at the regular County Commission meeting on Wednesday, April 1st. 
Price City Police Detective Chris Pugliese encountered an adult male Thursday morning on 100 N in the 300 East block, who was behaving erratically and placing himself in danger by entering into traffic.
The next AARP Driver Safety Class hosted by the Carbon County Senior Center will be held from 1-5 pm on Thursday, April 9th. 
Helper City's Easter Egg Hunt in the Park rolls out at 9:30 this Saturday morning.
As the end of the School year approaches, students and teachers in the Carbon School District are getting ready for SAGE testing.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Family Support and Children's Justice Center serves the community by helping children and their families during times of crisis.
A Spring Fling Dance will be held at the Carbon County Senior Center on Saturday, April 18th.
April is National Volunteer Month and the Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.
Price City Recorder, Sherrie Gordon was surprised at last week's price City Council meeting with a plaque honoring her contribution to the community through her work with the Carbon County Metro Drug Task Force.
During his strutting ritual, a male sage grouse inflates his air sacs.
The Division of Wildlife will hold a free wildlife-viewing event on Saturday, April 11th at Emma Park.
Emery County Sheriff Greg Funk says the population of Emery County historically triples on Easter Weekend, and his office is gearing up to ensure the safety and well being of visitors to the San Rafael Swell area. 
The driver of an oilfield tanker truck was lucky to escape with minor injuries after the truck rolled off the Cottonwood Canyon Dugway Sunday afternoon.
A large coalition of conservations groups filed a lawsuit last week in federal court in Denver challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife decision to deny endangered species status to two wildflowers that live only on oil shale formations. 
The first joint meeting of the Price City Council and Utah State University Eastern College Cabinet is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 1st.
Today has been set aside by the United States Congress as a day to recognize the service of Veterans of the war in Southeast Asia. 
Some 450 people signed up for the Southeastern Utah District Health Department's “Don't Be a Butthead/Tobacco Kills” 5K and 10K Walk and Run, which was held Saturday morning.
The City of Price is launching an outreach educational initiative to raise awareness of the need to conserve water.
The BLM Volunteer Project this weekend will be in the history-rich Buckmaster area, near the San Rafael Swell.
The Second Annual What a Woman Wants Expo will proffer hundreds of dollars in giveaways, including a shopping spree courtesy of Lil' Touch of Bling. 
Jason Olsen, a Utah State University Eastern assistant professor in English was named Poet of the Month by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, March 26, 2015, Price City Police Officer Chris Cordova took a complaint of a stolen 1992 Honda Accord from a resident of northeast Price.
The next Carbon County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be hosted by Peterson Chemical and Janitorial on Thursday, April 9th.
The Emery County Historical Society invites everyone to join them in learning about the forgotten past of the Wilberg Resort this evening beginning at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the San Rafael.
Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. 
The latest County Health Rankings report finds Carbon County at the bottom of the list once again. 
The Ferron/Price Ranger district of the Forest Service will conduct a prescribed burn today and tomorrow if weather conditions are favorable. 
Today is National Medal of Honor Day. The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor, awarded only to US military personnel by the President of the United States.
Today is the deadline to submit photos of Carbon County for possible display at the new county administration building.
A head-on accident involving a coal truck and a Honda Element on SR-6 near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon resulted in one fatality Tuesday afternoon.
The BLM has announced new rules and standards to address hydraulic fracturing on public and tribal lands, including a requirement that companies disclose what chemicals are used in “frac” jobs. 
All children in grade 6 and younger in Carbon and Emery Counties are invited to the Trails End Realty 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Today is the last day to register for the Adaptive Easter Egg Hunt for kids of all ages with disabilities and their siblings. 
Bring a water-proof basket for the Desert Wave Pool Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday from noon to 8 pm. 
A blood drive is scheduled from 3 to 7 pm today at the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County.
Price Police seized a large quantity of drugs and arrested two people late Friday night. 
Active Re-Entry will be holding benefit counseling for Veterans, their spouses, dependent children and dependent parents this Thursday and Friday.
Helper's Western Mining and Railroad Museum was the Business Spotlight of the Month at the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce lunch last week. 
This is open burn season in Carbon County, when the burning of overgrown ditchbanks, tree trimmings and other debris is allowed- if permission is granted ahead of time by Public Safety Dispatch.
The Bureau of Land Management is gearing up to address the threat of rangeland fire to Western sagebrush landscapes before the start of the 2015 wildfire season
The Emery County Historical Society invites everyone to join them in learning about the forgotten past of the Wilberg Resort. 
The Utah Film Circuit will present two more free film screenings in Price- one today and one tomorrow. 
A public hearing during Wednesday's Carbon County Commission meeting drew more than two dozen comments regarding the County's proposed public lands designations.
The USU Eagle staff brought home eight awards from the Utah Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition recently.
The 2015 Carbon County Relay for Life Kickoff will be held at 6 pm this evening at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on the USU Eastern campus. 
The Emery County Community Theater production of The Wizard of Oz opens tonight at the Emery High School Auditorium. 
The 36th annual USU Eastern Women's Conference will be held on Friday, April 10th from 9 am to 3 pm.
This week is National Poison Prevention Week. 
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce welcomed another business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon today. 
Rocky Mountain Power is askng the Utah Public Service Commission for a rate reduction. 
This year's water outlook is looking bleak with precipitation in every river basin in Utah below average.
The Future of Coal in Utah is the subject of a presentation to be made during the Emery County Business Chamber annual banquet this evening.
A public hearing to consider and possibly approve plans for designation of Carbon County lands to be included in Congressman Rob Bishop's Public Lands Initiative will be held during the regular meeting of the County Commission this afternoon. 
Today is the deadline for nominations to fill positions on the Utah Wildlife Board and the Regional Advisory Council.
Law enforcement officers from several local agencies helped in the search for a juvenile who wrecked a stolen vehicle and then fled on foot Friday night.
Price Police seize methamphetamine and heroin in two seperate drug busts.
Hundreds of Castle Country residents were lined up all along Main Street in Price for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.
Representative Brad King says Governor Herbert will call the Utah Legislature back into session this summer. 
The Division of Wildlife Resources will conduct a free seminar this week on hunting wild turkeys.
Searchers from Emery Sheriff’s Office and Utah Highway Patrol located the body of a missing Santaquin man yesterday afternoon. 
It will be a busy weekend with several events and activities scheduled.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday during the Grand Opening of the brand new Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Price.
Price City Police Officer Brandon Ratcliffe stopped a white Ford pickup truck Thursday for a stop sign violation and ended up arresting all three occupants on a variety of charges.
The Utah Legislature made national news with a proposal to modify the state's criminal code to allow the firing squad as a means of execution.
The price of gasoline in the City of Price ranged from $2.20 to $2.50 per gallon in a spot check of retail outlets Wednesday afternoon.
A large group was on hand as the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for the Ramada, a Wyndham Hotel. 
Carbon County Public Lands Director, Rex Sacco says tonight's open house on public lands designations is part of a process that will result in a decision of historic proportions for the county.
Representative Brad King says an increase in education funding may result in a pay raise for Utah teachers, but that depends on a lot of other funding needs.


                                              
The Carbon County Humane Society annual Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast will take place Saturday morning at the Price City Fire Station.
The annual St. Patricks Day Parade will be held in Price this Saturday. The parade will move from East to West on Main Street beginning at noon.
One person was transported to the hospital for observation after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on SR-10 just south of Price.
A move is underway in the Utah Legislature to persuade the U.S. Congress to rein in the President's power to create National Monuments.
The San Rafael Back Country Horsemen will conduct a free horse-packing workshop this Saturday.
A new gallery exhibition opens this Saturday, featuring works by contemporary wildlife artist Pen Brady.
Utah food banks are working with the Boy Scouts for the 29th annual Scouting for Food event on Saturday, March 21st.
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners and Public Lands Department will hold an open house to explain a proposed resolution adopting changes to the county's public lands designations.
The Southeastern Utah District Health Department says whooping cough cases are on the rise locally, with multiple confirmed cases in the past three weeks in Carbon and San Juan Counties. 
Three Price residents have been arrested for illegal narcotics-related offenses.
Some new names were added to the Carbon County Royalty family Saturday night during the annual pageant held at the Carbon County Event Center.
Some local officials around the state are concerned about possible unintended consequences with proposed criminal justice reform.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held ribbon-cutting ceremonies Friday for two new businesses in Price.
The Division of Wildlife will hold a free “Listen to the Owls Night” on Saturday, March 21st.
the Manti-La Sal National Forest is prohibiting camping within 150 feet from the edge of State Route 29 in Straight canyon from the forest boundary to Joe's Valley Dam.
Nearly 400 young historians will compete in the Utah East Regional History Day competition this Saturday at Carbon High School.
A 61-year old woman suffered lacerations to her head and hand and complained of abdominal pain after the ATV she was driving flipped Sunday afternoon. 
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 am this Sunday.
Senator David Hinkins says he likes a bill that would modify sentencing requirements for young people who have committed certain offenses.
Three employees in the Carbon County Information Technology Department were recognized during the County Commission meeting Wednesday.
Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined.
Each year more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life Movement.
Helper Little League tryouts will be held this Saturday at Walt Borla Field. 
Representative Brad King says the proposed state prison relocation is tied directly to a broader issue, and that is criminal justice reform. 
Today is the deadline for hunters to apply for big game hunting permits for 2015. 
This year marks Creekview Elementary's 30th birthday. Part of the celebration includes the annual Patriotic Choir Show that the school puts on as a thank you to members of the military.
Senator David Hinkins says he is working with legislators from several other western states to create a plan that would prevent the listing of the Greater sage-grouse as an endangered species.
March has been designated Red Cross Month every year since 1943. During March, the American Red Cross is encouraging people to uncover their inner hero and donate blood or platelets, volunteer their time or sign up to organize a blood drive.
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular public meeting this afternoon in the Commission Room of the Courthouse Building. 
The Miss Carbon County Organization will crown a new Mini Miss, Little Miss, and for the first time, a Junior Miss title holder this Saturday at the Fairgrounds Event Center.
The North Springs Archery Club League Shoots continue each week well into April.
The Future of Coal in Utah is the subject of a presentation to be made during the Emery County Business Chamber annual banquet on Wednesday evening, March 18th. Mike Hansen and Shannon Ellsworth of the Utah Rural Planning Group will present their findings
Ryan Murray
The Small Business Development Center at USU Eastern offers a wide range of services to local businesses.
The nursing program at Utah State University, which includes USU Eastern's Price and Blanding campuses, was recently ranked in the top 13 percent of western nursing programs.
Representative Brad King says there are two major proposals in the Legislature to generate revenue for funding highway repair projects around the state.
The Division of Wildlife has announced that a plan to manage a prairie dog species found only in Utah is ready for review. 
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.
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. 
Utah Senate Chambers
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. 
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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. 
Photo by Brent Stettler
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. 
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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,
Cornellias Ray Marcus
 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.
Photo Utah DWR
Conservation officers with the Division of Wildlife are continuing massive patrols to protect Utah's mule deer from poachers.
Photo Utah DWR
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.