11:57pm MST, 11/22/14
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photo by Brent Stettler
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.
photo courtesy Utah DWR
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.
photo courtesy DWR
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.
Tyson Brewer

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.
photo courtesy DWR
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. 
Photo Courtesy Utah DWR
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.
An advisory to boil water has been issued by the Southeastern Utah District Health Department for residents of Pilling's Trailer Court.
The Carbon County Building Department has determined that most of the homes in the Pilling's Trailer Court area are unfit for human habitation as specified by the International Residential Code and Federal Emergency Management guidlines. 

An art exhibit titled Hollow Bones will be featured during October at USU Eastern's Gallery East. The exhibit will feature the work of three women artists, all Utah State University graduates from October 6th through November 6th.

After a favorable showing of the Hollow Bones Exhibit at the Logan campus, artists Holly Cobb, Lisie Beck Brundage, and Michelle Montrose are
An intense thunderstorm that hit at about 5:00 pm Saturday flooded numerous basements and sent the Price River over its banks, resulting in flooded fields and residential areas in several locations along the river from Helper to Price. There was also stre
The thunderstorm that resulted in flooding and other damage also toppled one of the two KOAL transmitter towers. The 270-foot tower was severed from its concrete foundation, and left lying on the ground. 
An intense thunderstorm that hit at about 5:00 pm Saturday flooded numerous basements and sent the Price River over its banks, resulting in flooded fields and residential areas in several locations along the river from Helper to Price.
Attention castle valley residents. Due to the recent flooding in the local area the event center on Fairgrounds Road in Price is being opened up as an evacuation center for those families that have been displaced due to the recent flooding. Cots and other
Carbon County Clerk, Seth Oveson with electronic voting machine
With the general election just five weeks away, state and local officials are encouraging citizens to exercise their rights by casting their ballot. 
McTeacher's Night to benefit Sally Mauro Elementary School netted more than 1,000 dollars for the school. 
The latest “Meet the Candidates” Forum on KOAL was broadcast and streamed live Tuesday evening, and featured Carbon County Commission candidates Jae Potter and Daniel Butler. 
The United Way of Eastern Utah will begin taking applications for this year's Carbon and Emery County Community Angel Tree on October 1st.
The Nine Mile Road paving project continues after a down day last Friday to make repairs on the laydown machine.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is once again advising horse owners throughout the state to protect their animals by vaccinating them for the West Nile Virus if they haven't already done so. 
September is Hunger Action Month, a reminder that more than 15-hundred people, including individuals and families, count on the Carbon and Emery Food Bank to supplement their nutritional needs every month.
Castle Country Radio's Meet the Candidates Forum is an effort to encourage informed and active voter participation. The forum this evening will feature Carbon County Commission Candidates Daniel Butler and Jae Potter.
McTeacher's Night is a community fundraiser designed to address the financial needs of local schools. Students and community members are invited to dine at McDonalds during McTeacher's Night, while school staff works behind the counter.
With temperatures hovering in the 90s, people from far and wide cooled off with world-famous Green River Watermelon at the 108th annual Melon Days Celebration Friday and Saturday.      
The Family Support and Children's Justice Center of Carbon and Emery Counties Harvest Ball is set for Saturday, October 11th. At the Carbon County Event and Expo Center.
An estimated 500 kids enjoyed the attractions, along with their parents at the annual Kiwanis Kids Day event Saturday at Washington Park in Price. 
The development of oil sands in the Uintah Basin has become a reality, and will be celebrated with the official ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the MCW Extraction Plant on October 1st.
October is nearly here, and that means family, fun, food & drinks during Oktoberfest at the Notre Dame Parish Hope Center in Price. 
A three-vehicle accident at about 3:00 pm Friday closed the Carbonville Road for about a half-hour while emergency responders administered to the injured, removed the vehicles, and cleaned up debris. 
A mobile shrink wrapping service is now available in the area. The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Friday.
photo by Szmurlo
Huntington's Rodeo Arena will be the site of the Bulls & Broncs Rodeo Saturday afternoon and evening.
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners has voted to get on board in a big way with organizers of a Coal & Other Fossil Fuels Rally planned for next month. 
09/18/2014 The monthly Chamber of Commerce Lunch Thursday featured Price entrepreneur Tony Basso as the keynote speaker.  Basso started in business in business 25-years ago with Mad Man Basso's Car Sales on South Carbon Avenue.  By 1994 the
Utah is in the top ten for the rudest drivers in America. Sergeant Todd Royce with the Utah Highway Patrol says being a rude driver can also mean breaking a few laws of the road.
The candidates for State Representative in District 69 went head-to-head during Castle Country Radio's “Meet the Candidates Forum” Tuesday.
An Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony was held Wednesday for the new Castleview Family Medicine clinic at 945 West Hospital Drive, Suite 8. 
More than a dozen bicycles and other prizes will be given away during the Price Kiwanis Club's Annual Kids Day event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm this Saturday at Washington Park in Price. 
In an effort to encourage responsible disposal and recycling of old computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic devices, Helper City will sponsor a free E-waste disposal event on Saturday, September 27th. 
The Division of Wildlife, along with the State Parks Division held a site interpretation ceremony and tour Tuesday at the site of the historic “City with The Punch Behind it: Dempsey City,” also known as Coal City. 
The Nine mile paving project covered several miles last week, with paving taking place Thursday through Saturday. Currently crews are working between mile posts 18 and 25.
UtahAmerican Energy, Inc. has confirmed that a miner was killed overnight at the West Ridge Mine.
Democratic candidate for Carbon County Commissioner, David Palacios has announced that he will drop out of the race for the 4-year commisson seat and will be moving to Salt Lake City. 
Dr. Tim Riley
Nine Mile Canyon and Range Creek aren't the only areas of Carbon County where archaeological treasures are found.
The 108th Melon Days Celebration is coming up this weekend in Green River. The annual event is set for Friday and Saturday and features all-you-can-eat world-famous Green River Watermelon- Free.
San Juan County Commissioner Bruce Adams
An organizational meeting of the new Six or Seven County Coalition was held Friday at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Event Center. Carbon County joined the the coalition when the County Commission approved an interlocal cooperation agreement on July 2nd.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Regional Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler talks about extended archery hunts, muzzleloader deer hunts, upland game and waterfowl youth-only hunts, and non-hunter events including a Kokanee Salmon run and a
The 3-0 Carbon High School Football team hosts North Sanpete tonight for the 2014 homecoming game.  Kickoff is at 7:00 pm.  Go Dinos!        
If you would like to have some input regarding the management of wild horses on public lands, or know of someone else who would be interested, now is the time to act. 
Price Police have shut down a sophisticated forgery operation, recovering stolen credit cards, stolen and forged checks, stolen mail, stolen social security cards, forged Utah driver licenses, drugs and electronic forgery devices. 
This is Patriot Day, also commonly known as nine-eleven. It is remembered globally as the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on the eleventh of September, 2001. 
The Emery County Historical Society is planning a trek across part of the Old Spanish Trail on Saturday, September 20th. 

The Farm Service Agency in Castle Dale has issued a bulletin to remind Carbon and Emery livestock producers to enroll in the Disaster Assistance Program by October 1st. 
An accident at 1st North and 300 East in Price just after 6:00 pm Wednesday left two people with undetermined injuries.
The single occupant of a Ford Explorer was lucky to walk to a waiting ambulance after rolling the vehicle two-and-a-half time on the Kenilworth Road.  
Castle Country Radio's “Meet the Candidates” series of forums was launched Tuesday with Commission Candidates Rick Davis, John Jones, and Jake Mellor participating.
Nielson Construction Batch Plant
There has been another weather-related delay on the Nine Mile Canyon paving project. Nielson Construction is now planning to resume the project on Thursday. 
photo courtesy DWR
The Utah Division of Wildlife is encouraging anglers to keep more of the fish they catch. According to a DWR news release, anglers might not realize it, but the good intentions many of them have might be working against them. 
A flash flood watch, issued by the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City, remains in effect through 6:00 pm this afternoon for much of central and southern Utah, including the cities of Scofield, Price, Castle Dale, Emery, Green River, Hanksville, Ma
The Division of Wildlife will hold a site interpretation, tour and project partner ceremony next Tuesday at the site of the ghost town known as Coal City, on the Consumers Road.
There is less than two months time until the general election, with a lot of interest in several local races. There are two Carbon County Commission seats to be decided with three candidates vying for each seat. 
A Salt Lake man charged with holding up the Smith's Food Store last November has reached a plea bargain agreement with Federal prosecutors. 
One man complained of neck and back pain and was taken by ambulance to the hospital after a vehicle plunged off of SR-6 near the Carbonville Road about 6:30 Monday evening.  
The Emery County 4-H Working Ranch Horse Gathering and Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for the last weekend of the month, September 26th and 27th, at the Blue Sage Arena in Castle Dale.
Nine Mile Canyon has been recognized as being internationally significant for its concentration of archaeological sites and extensive rock art. The area is managed by the Price and Vernal Field Offices of the BLM. 
September is National Preparedness Month and the Carbon County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management is trying to raise awareness of, and stress the importance of being personally prepared for emergency situations.
The Eastern Utah Friendship Riders, along with the Canyonlands Chapter will take a ride tomorrow starting at Washington Park in Price. Everyone is invited to go along. Registration at the park is from 9:30 to 11:00 am. 
United Way of Eastern Utah's Day of Caring will be held tomorrow. The annual event was launched four years ago and Executive Director, Carole Wright says it started with 100 volunteers, and grew to more than 800 last year. 
The Carbon County Board of Commissioners voted to take a stand on two nation-wide issues during its regular public hearing Wednesday afternoon. 
The Superintendent of the Carbon School District says the beginning of the new school year has been very smooth, considering the many changes. Steve Carlson, speaking on a Castle Country Radio FYI with Jordan Buscarini, says there is one new principal and 22 new teachers in the district this year.
Phelim McAleer is the keynote speaker at the Uintah Basin Energy Summit underway today in Vernal. McAleer is the Shadow Director for the Documentary film, FrackNation, which addresses what some say is misinformation about the process of hydraulic fracturing.
The Carbon County Emergency Services and Homeland Security Department will host the 2nd Annual Eastern Utah Public Safety Conference tomorrow and Saturday at the Fairgrounds Event Center. 
The road paving project in Nine Mile Canyon will be idle this week. The first layer of asphalt was completed last Saturday and work on the second layer will begin next Monday, September 8th.
Suicide is a leading cause of death in Utah, and the need is great for a concerted public health approach focusing on suicide prevention. The Hope Squad was developed to raise awareness and provide suicide prevention activities in the community.
This week Regional Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler talks about upland game hunts, big game archery hunts, DWR Art and Expos at the Utah State Fair, and a Waterfowl Hunting Clinic at Desert Lake Wildlife Management Area.
The Miners Memorial Labor Day Celebration capped of a summer of local events and activities that took place every weekend from May to September.  It was a celebration of the American labor movement and a tribute to the contributions workers have made
Disasters can strike at any time and the American Red Cross encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month in September, and create a disaster plan for their household that can help keep people safe in an emergency.
photo courtesy Ducks Unlimited
The Division of Wildlife is teaming up with Ducks Unlimited to sponsor a free waterfowl hunting clinic at the Desert Lake Waterfowl Management Area this Saturday, September 6th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
USU Eastern presents “America in the 30s: Prints from the Federal Art Project,” part of Utah Arts & Museums' Traveling Exhibition Program, on display from September 2nd through October 2nd at Gallery East.
It's a full day of fun at the Peace Gardens in Price during the Miners Memorial Labor Day Celebration. The Miners Memorial Committee organized this year's celebration and hopes to make it an annual event. 
Nathan Howerton
PRICE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE On August 27, 2014 at 1321 at 535 S 100 E Price City detectives stopped Nathan Howerton, DOB 7-23-82, of Helper, driving a Ford pickup truck. It was known that Howerton’s driver license was not valid, he a
An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Castleview Hospital had a unique twist: the ice water was provided by a fire truck.  The result for participants was the same- they came away soaking wet and cold, but all for a good cause. 
Utah will hold its first crow hunt this fall.
The first crow hunt ever held in Utah starts Monday and wildlife officials have a few tips on preparing for the hunt and scouting out the birds. 
The latest travel forecast from AAA predicts that more than 2.5-million Mountain West residents will travel 50 miles or more from their homes this three-day Labor Day weekend. It's a slight increase compared to last year. 
Carbon County officials are asking that applications to the Board of Adjustment be returned by end of business today.
The Price City Council has repealed a section of an ordinance in the Municipal Code that prohibits carrying concealed weapons within city limits. The action came at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Council on Wednesday, August 27th.
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for Levan Hall's Creations, a home-based business in Price specializing in photography and wood working creations.   
The Price City Culture Connection wraps up the outdoor summer concert season this evening with classic rock, country, and original music by the Jeff Keele Band. 
Organizers say the Miners Memorial Labor Day Celebration will be just like “the good old days” when the UMWA sponsored the annual festivities. The event is set for Monday, September 1st at the Price Peace Gardens. 
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to area residents and business owners affected by the storms and flash flooding that occurred in Carbon County on August 4th and 5th. The SBA has opened a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Helper City Hall. 
The weather has again affected the Nine Mile Canyon paving project. Here's the latest from Public Lands Director and Roads & Safety Administrator, Rex Sacco.
Bus service to and from Salt Lake to southeastern Utah is now up and running. Elevated Transit has begun service to Blanding with stops in Provo, Spanish Fork, Price, Green River, Moab and Monticello. 
Reports of recent vandalism of campaign signs has prompted Carbon County Clerk-Auditor Seth Oveson to issue a news release outlining the ethical and legal concerns involved.
The Price Community Progress Committee has announced the third round winners in the “All Spruced Up” Yards of the Month Contest. In the business category, the winner is Torgerson Professional Plaza at 453 East Main #100.
United Way of Eastern Utah's Day of Caring is set for Saturday, September 6th. The annual event was launched four years ago and Executive Director, Carole Wright says it has grown by leaps and bounds.
On the day Carbon County officials announced there would not be any Federal reimbursement for damage caused by an August 4th storm, a wide area of Castle Country was hit by another torrential downpour. 
Travelers on Highway 6 through Price canyon were surprised by a late summer hail storm that accumulated several inches on the highway, making for hazardous driving conditions at about 2:30 Monday.
DWR Regional Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler talks about Upland Game Hunts: Cottontails, Mourning Doves and Forest Grouse; Big Game Hunts: Deer and Elk Archery. He also has details on an upcoming DWR/Ducks Unlimited event on September 6th:
Just in time for the U.S. Open, a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Washington Park Tennis Courts will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday. 
Fire Restrictions that went into effect last month have been lifted. Restrictions enacted July 11th by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for unincorporated private and state lands in southeastern Utah have been recinded.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced health and safety training grants totaling more than 8.3-million dollars to 47 states and the Navajo Nation.
James Cordova Sheriff 240 W. Main Street Price, Utah 84501 (435) 636-3251 Tom Stefanoff Chief Deputy Press Release Sunday, August 24, 2014 Drowning incident at Scofield Reservoir FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact – Chief Deputy Tom Stefanoff
The High Desert Farmers Market features locally grown produce and limited hand-crafted items tomorrow and every Saturday through October at the Price Peace Gardens.   
The Castle Gate Posse, members of the Utah Single Action Shooting Society will hold a shoot tomorrow morning at the North Springs Shooting Range. 
The Utah State Western Riding Clubs Association will hold a Central Region Meet today from noon to 10:00 pm and again tomorrow most all day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Central Region President Claudette Rich says some 150 to 200 club members are expected
USU Eastern is inviting local businesses to display their goods and services during a Community Fair and Food Show next week.
Utah's nonfarm payroll employment for July grew by an estimated 45,900 jobs as compared to July 2013. July's unemployment rate registered 3.6 percent, a one-tenth percentage point increase from June.
The Price City Culture Connection will bring the community together again this evening to enjoy music by Brianna Scoville and Shala Osborne. 
The Spring Glen Community Board will team up with the newly-formed “Mudhens” Car Club to host a parade, car show and picnic on Saturday, September 6th. 
Proceeds from the Carbon County Employee's Annual Mike Ballard Charity Golf Tournament were presented to the Hope Squad during a meeting of the Carbon County Commission Wednesday. 
An evening of poetry with local cowboy poets, music by the Val Jensen Band, along with Dutch oven cobbler and ice cream is planned for Thursday, August 28th. 
Paving resumes today on the main road through Nine Mile Canyon- if the weather cooperates. Nielson Construction has been paving the approaches to the road, from Soldier Creek to Harmon Canyon, and will now get back to paving the first layer on the Nine Mile Road.
Utah blood stocks tend to diminish over the summer months because of fewer donations, and the Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross is urging Utahns to roll up their sleeves and give blood.
The Price Office of the BLM has 29 parcels covering almost 34-thousand acres up for bid at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale scheduled for November 18th in Salt Lake City.
The King Crawlers are a collective group of friends and family based in Price with a common interest in the outdoors, especially 4-wheel drive vehicles.
Carbon County Commissioners will consider and possibly approve an ordinance prohibiting smoking at county-owned outdoor areas open to the public at a regularly-scheduled meeting tomorrow afternoon.
The City of Helper cleaned up from the floods just in time to stage the Annual Arts and Music Festival.  Thousands took in the attractions for the 20th Anniversary of the event.               
A fifteen year old boy was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a coal truck on Ridge Road Saturday night.
Matthew Alan Thatcher
PRICE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE On 8-17-14 Price City Police officers booked Matthew Alan Thatcher, DOB 8/1/81, of Price into the Carbon County Jail, on an Attempted Murder (76-5-203) charge, a first degree felony. Additional charges are likel
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Regional Conservation Outreach Manager, Brent Stettler talks about archery hunt safety, elk permits, upland game hunts and a DWR Labor Day fishing event at the Utah State Fair. 
Rex Sacco
The Carbon County Commission has approved another resolution as a position statement aimed at the President of the United States. Resolution 2014-06 admonishes the Executive Branch of the Government of the United States to refrain from any action setting
School starts today... at Pinnacle Canyon Academy, while the first day of school in the Carbon and Emery School Districts is tomorrow. 
08/15/2014 The Car Cruise and Parade took place in Helper Thursday evening, featuring the Carbon High School Band, Drum Line, Drill Team, Dino Football team, Cheerleaders, and other students, teachers and administrators.  
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have joined with state and local officials, and representatives of the Small Business Administration to assess damage from the August 4th flooding.
The adrenaline was pumping and the calories burning during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at Fierce Adrenaline Cheer Utah in downtown Price. Owner Crystal Misner snipped the ribbon before a huge supporting crowd.
The 20th Annual Helper Arts and Music Festival is underway and continues through Sunday. The festival features music, food, art market, community theater, and belly dancers. Classic cars are also a big part of the festival,
Motorists are seeing what Triple-A terms “modest dips” at the pumps in Utah. According to their reports, gasoline prices are trending downward this month, giving drivers some relief from spikes in prices that are typical during summer months.
Federal damage assessments are underway in Carbon County.
Nielson Construction has completed the first “lift” of paving from the Soldier Creek mine to the end of pavement in Gate Canyon, and has been cleaning up flood debris from storms last week. 
USU Eastern faculty member Danielle Pendergrass is featured in an article in this month's AARP Magazine. Pendergrass was awarded the 2013 Utah Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence in Leadership.
The Carbon County Road Department has received another shipment of 5,000 sand-bags and is making them available to area residents who may want to shore up their property with the threat of more monsoonal flooding on the horizon.
With the start of Utah's first major hunt just days away, the Division of Wildlife Resources says the number of buck deer will be similar to, or better that it was last fall. The Archery buck deer hunt starts this Saturday.
Environmental groups are disappointed after a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that two wildflowers that grow in Utah and Colorado won't receive protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Clean-up continued Monday in North Price where intense rain caused flooding Sunday evening. 
With more monsoonal rain expected this week, the Carbon County Road Department has gone to extra efforts to provide sand-bags to residents who may need them. Road department crews filled about 1,000 sand bags over the weekend and have them stacked on pa
The 20th Annual Helper Arts & Music Festival gets into full swing this week with a reception and Art Sale at the Western Mining and Railroad Museum. 
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month as proclaimed by the Board of Commissioners of Carbon County, among others. At its regular public meeting on Wednesday, August 6th, County Commissioners approved a proclamation which recognizes the scope of
The 2014 Carbon County Fair drew thousands of Castle Country residents with exhibits, kids activities, roping, vendors, entertainment, and MUD DRAGS!                 
A Monsoonal Rain storm dumped copious amounts of water on the Price area late Sunday, filling ditches and canals and causing street flooding.
Dozens of quilts graced the Event Center while Donald and Daisy worked the crowd at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Friday.
Regional Conservation Manager, Brent Stettler has information on Federal Duck Stamps which are now available at DWR Offices.   He reminds hunters to make sure their license(s) are up to date, and encourages them to include survival essen
A public auction will be held today from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Carbon School District Bus Garage, located at 690 East 400 North in Price. Surplus classroom desks, sewing cabinets, overhead projectors, TVs, TV carts, chairs, drafting tables and oth
The Carbon County Fair is on a roll with a full schedule of events, morning 'til night. Fairgrounds and Event Center Director, Rhonda Peterson says the 4-H and Home Arts Exhibits, Quilt Show Exhibits, Animal Expo Judging and the Conoco Phillips Blood
In addition to declaring a local state of emergency, the Carbon County Board of Commissioners also passed a resolution at the regular public meeting on Wednesday, August 6th. Similar to a resolution passed in June to establish the proper balance and dis
The Carbon County Sheriff's Office has issued an update on the recent flooding and clean up efforts. The news release, dated Thursday, August 7th states that clean up from the flooding is continuing and the residents of Carbon County appreciate all th
The River King- Ancient Chinese Tales, opens this evening at the Rio Theatre in Helper, with performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. 
The New Lasslo Brothers Band entertains at the Price City Culture Connection summer concert series this evening.
The 2014 Carbon County Fair continues today at the Fairgrounds and Event Center. 4-H and Home Arts Exhibits will be on display most all day- 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. 
Americans for Responsible Recreational Access has launched a campaign to counter efforts by out-of-state U.S. Senators to designate a massive National Monument in Utah. 
The Carbon County Commission unanimously approved a local state of emergency a emergency declaration following the recent flooding, which caused damage to roads, bridges, culverts, railroad infrastructure, homes, businesses, utilities and other public and
The clean up continues in Helper and Spring Glen from the flooding earlier in the week. County and municipal crews and equipment and dozens of homeowners and volunteers continue to muck out, while church groups and the American Red Cross offer help for
The Utah Department of Transportation has issued an update on the Skyview to Tucker reconstruction and widening project. The construction is underway from mileposts 201 to 203 near the Tie Fork Rest Area, and involves widening and paving, along with heavy
Clean up continues in areas of Carbon County that were deluged by an intense thunderstorm and the subsequent flooding late Monday night and Early Tuesday. 
The Emery County Sheriff's Office reports SR-31 through Huntington Canyon is open again.
08/05/2014 Volunteers are needed to help fill sandbags at the Carbon County Road Department, 2660 East Airport Road.  Sandbags are being made available to residents who have been impacted by the flooding last night, and anyone who has concerns about
 Carbon County has experienced wide spread flooding from the severe thunderstorm last night.
A regular public meeting of the Carbon County Board of Commissioners will be held at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon.
  A concealed carry class will be held tomorrow evening in Wellington. David Palacios will be conducting the class beginning at 6:30 in the classroom next to the Wellington Fire Station.  
  The 23rd Annual Canyon Days Reunion is planned for Saturday at the Helper City Park.  This get-together is for all who worked or lived in the coal camps of Carbon County in a bygone era.
  Home Arts and 4-H exhibits are being accepted through 5 pm today for the 2014 Carbon County Fair.  The Home Arts exhibits are in an open class while the 4-H exhibits are limited to club members. 
Another debris flow in Huntington Canyon has closed SR-31 until further notice.  A thunderstorm over the Seeley Burn Scar resulted in very intense rainfall, causing the flooding.    
An art exhibit opening and street fiesta drew a large crowd to Helper Friday evening. 
This week has been designated as “National Farmers Market Week,” to celebrate the nation's thousands of farmers markets, growers who make them possible and the communities that host them.
National recording artist, Eric Dodge will be the headliner for this year's Carbon County Fair entertainment.  Eric has released eight albums and has performed across the United States and Canada.
  Bus service from the Wasatch Front to Southeastern Utah could be up and running in the next couple of weeks.  That's according to Elevated Transit CEO Steve Fuller, who says, “We have buses on the ground and are eager to start.&rdquo
A black bear break in in the Book Cliffs has prompted the closure of a camping area. Boyde Blackwell, DWR regional supervisor says a black bear broke into two camp trailers in the PR Springs, Willow Canyon area.
The Price City Community Progress Committee has announced the 2014 second round winners in the “All Spruced Up” Yards of the Month contest. 
The Intermountain Miniature Horse Club will present a Summer Jubilee Miniature Horse Show at the Carbon County Event Center, beginning at 9:00 am tomorrow. Admission is FREE.
James Pendleton
On 7-29-14 just before 1100 a man identifying himself as James Pendleton phoned Price Public Safety Dispatch and advised he needed Price Fire and Price Police at 423 S 400 W. 
If you need a 50-point reduction on your Utah driving record, you can make that happen by taking a defensive driving course on Saturday, August 16th at Castleview Hospital. 
Today has been designated as National Heat Stroke Prevention Day. According to statistics from the group Safe Kids Worldwide, 44 kids died in hot cars last year, and so far 18 children have died in 2014 from being left in a hot car.
The Nine Mile Road paving project is proceeding and crews are now working about a mile west of Gate canyon.
The “Beehive Drive” passed through Castle Country yesterday en route to Moab. The exclusive group stopped to have lunch at the Main Street Park in Helper.
Brian William Swink
The Price Police Department has released the name of the man found dead in a suspicious fire yesterday. 
An Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony took place at the new Castleview Hospital Surgery Center today.  
Emergency personnel were called to a house fire at 423 South 200 West in Price just before 11:00 am Tuesday.  
Some animal welfare groups are against a proposal that would legalize crow hunting in Utah. Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt of the Humane Society of Utah says there's no reason to hunt crows.
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is strongly advising horse owners throughout the state to protect their animals by vaccinating them for the West Nile Virus if they haven't already done so.
Work continues on the reconstruction and widening project near the Tie Fork Rest Area, between mile posts 201 and 203 on SR-6.

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

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

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

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

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

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