08:15pm MDT, 10/22/14
Local News
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.

The Price Community Progress Committee has announced the first round results in the “All Spruced Up” Yards of the Month appraisals. The judges, under the direction of committee member Juanita Richard, have chosen four winners for June in the residential category, including:

-Ryan and Mindy Monson, 248 South 500 West
-Mike and Monica Child, 375 Giraud Avenue

The Utah Safety Council has free resources available to the public to reduce the risk of injury this fireworks season. On average, more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries occur every year in the Untied States. About half of those injured are bystanders and 30% are under age fifteen.

The resource materials include general fireworks safety tips, the dos and don'ts of

Governor Gary Herbert has expressed his concerns over new controls that will affect coal-fired power plants. The E-P-A announced the carbon pollution controls earlier this month as part of the Obama Administration's “Clean Power Plan.”

Governor Herbert says the proposed new standards will affect all of Utah, but the biggest impact will likely be felt here in
A young bull found itself briefly corralled in the Jehovah's Witnesses parking lot Saturday morning, but only until he spotted greener grass on the other side of Cedar Hills Drive at the Castle Valley School.  Once there, he grazed peacefully until Animal Control Officers arrived, and determined by the brand and ear tag who the animal belonged to.  The owner was called and responded
This week, Brent talks about upland game hunts, snakes, a wildlife-watching event, an archery clinic in Moab and tips to improve angling success. 
The Castle Gate Posse, members of Utah's Single Action Shooting Society will get together at the North Springs Shooting Range for a shooting event beginning at 9 am tomorrow.
The Relay for Life of Price is here. With the theme, “Finish the Fight,” the all-night event starts with opening ceremonies at 6 pm this evening. 
The statue of Kokopelli has found a permanent home on the corner of 1st East and 1st North in Price and will be dedicated during ceremonies at that location on Thursday, July 3rd at 5 pm.
Family, Fun & Fireworks is the theme of the 4th of July Celebration at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. The fun gets underway at 5 pm with free hot dog dinners to the first 1,000 guests.
Carbon and Emery Counties are among the Utah counties that have been designated as contiguous disaster areas due to the ongoing drought.
An SUV traveling westbound on 100 North in Price veered off the street and crashed into the Bicycle Werks building at 100 West Wednesday morning.  
The Carbon County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at Chug-A-Lug, 425 South Carbon Avenue in Price.
Huntington's Heritage Days festival launches out of the gate this weekend at the rodeo arena, and continues with a week-long schedule of events and activities. 
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has granted approximately $365,000 to museums in 18 counties around the state for fiscal year 2015. 
The proposed expansion of Goblin Valley State Park into the San Rafael Swell may be an idea whose time has come. Southeastern Regional Manager for Utah State Parks, Tim Smith says the popularity of the area has exploded. 
With nothing but orange cones to protect them, UDOT crews are the model of efficiency as they work to repaint lines and stripes at the intersection of W. Price River Drive/N. Carbonville Road and Highway 55 Tuesday morning.    
The annual International Days Celebration is just a month away. The 2014 edition promises to be three days jam-packed with events and attractions, beginning on Thursday, July 24th. 
More than 5-thousand dollars in cash & trophies is up for grabs at the Carbon County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Demolition Derby this Saturday, June 28th at the county fairgrounds.
The U.S. Forest Service is taking public comment on a proposal that would standardize where and when snowmobiles can be used on national forests.
Saturday was Safety Awareness Day at Walmart in Price, where emergency responders displayed some of their life-saving equipment. Proceeds from the sale of concessions at the event will benefit the Relay for Life, which is coming up this Friday
The annual Pleasant Valley Days celebration will be held July 4th and 5th in Scofield. 
Carbon County Commissioner, Casey Hopes was the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Thursday, June 19th at the USU Student Center. 
The Carbon School district Special Education Department is preparing to purge the records of students who had an Individual Education Plan, and graduated from, or left Carbon High School prior to the 2000 school year. 
P-I-L-T Payment dollar amounts for 2014 have been announced by the Department of Interior. The Payments In Lieu of Taxes go to local governments, mostly in rural counties, that contain non-taxable federal lands.,
The Twisted Nock Rockers will host the North Springs Summer 3D Shoot-Out this weekend. Archers will converge on the North Springs Shooting Range from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Hundreds of people brought lawn chairs and blankets to the Price Peace Garden to enjoy the entertainment at the city's first Culture Connection event Thursday evening. 
The Utah Highway Patrol is concerned about an increase in traffic accidents so far this summer driving season, and is reminding motorists that warmer weather means motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are out on the road. 
Wildlife managers say that it's not unusual to find a deer fawn or an elk calf this time of the year.
Carbon County Public Lands Director Rex Sacco says he started a movement to establish the proper balance and distribution of jurisdictional power between the county and the government of the United States to avoid confrontations,
The Price and Wellington Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire on 5200 South near Highway 10 at 5:00 pm Tuesday . 
Utah's summer driving season is off to a deadly start and the Utah Highway Patrol is urging motorists to follow some simple tips to make sure that you and your family and everyone else can arrive alive.
On June 21, the Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor its annual Kids' Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond in Helper.
Wood permits are now on sale at the Sanpete, Ferron and Price District Offices of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. 
Construction on the new Carbon County Court Complex and Administration Building continues on the corner of 100 North and 7th East. 
Two Missing hikers were found in good condition after becoming lost in the San Rafael Desert.
The Utah Highway Patrol has launched a campaign to remind drivers that the summer driving season is statistically a dangerous period. The U-H-P is offering safety tips, and today's installment is for traveling on two wheels. 
Display of Water Conservation, is a category that has been added to the criteria for the “All Spruced Up” Yard of the Month Contest this summer. Judging for the month of June is underway this week. 
The Natural History Museum of Utah and Zions Bank will present a Free Family Field Camp Adventure from 6:00 to 8:30 this evening at Zions Bank on Carbon Avenue in Price.
PRICE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE On 6-15-14 (Father’s Day) at about 1530, Price City Police Detective Chris Pugliese, attempted to stop a vehicle in the South Alley near Carbon Ave., for an equipment violation. The driver and only occupan
The Butch Cassidy Gang Car Club hosted the Helper Outlaw Car Show in the park Saturday, June 14th, 2014:                          
 Utah's summer driving season is off to a bad start and the Utah Highway Patrol is launching a public safety education campaign to make sure that you, your family and everyone else can “arrive alive.” 
 A heli-tanker or air crane refuels at the Carbon County Airport Sunday afternoon.  The huge chopper has been working the Cow Hollow wildfire in Duchesne County. 
 A Price woman was charged with D-U-I after an incident about 3:45 Saturday afternoon.
 A Union Pacific freight train left a trail of grass and brush fires in its wake from Wellington to Carbonville Friday afternoon. 
A 20-year old Price man sustained what appeared to be minor injuries when he was hit by an S-U-V as he was riding a bicycle past the Smith's Fuel Station on East Main Friday afternoon.
The Helper Outlaw Car Show and Cruise this weekend promises good vibrations and excitations, and great family fun. The event is presented by the Butch Cassidy Gang Car Club.
A planned power outage early Sunday morning will affect an area of Price south of Main Street and west of Carbon Avenue. Those residents and business that will be affected should have received individual notices of the outage.
The Cold Springs prescribed burn that was originally planned to begin yesterday has been delayed for one day. 
Utah's pump prices for gasoline have held steady this past month after posting the largest increase in the country- 28-cents a gallon- on May 13th.
 Because of the generosity of the Castle Country community, the Annual Kickin' Country Pie Auction generated more than 12-thousand dollars to help local residents in their struggle against cancer. 
On Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 2313, a 22 year old man from Orangeville, was cited for DUI and Improper Lane Travel, after losing control of his 2008 Ford F350 pickup truck.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies were conducted by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday for four seperate business that make up the Southeastern Integrative Healing Arts Center, 790 North Cedar Hills Drive in Price. 
The Carbon County Sheriff's Office has announced its participation in the Utah Yellow Dot Program. The program is designed to provide first responders with vital medical and other information when responding to a motor vehicle crash. 
Saturday is Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of the Flag of The United States in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. 
The Utah Peace Officers Association Convention gets underway today with several activities and training sessions on the agenda. 
Fire managers and local public safety officials want to make the public aware of a prescribed fire today in the Tavaputs area of Carbon County, so 9-1-1 call centers are not flooded with calls as the operation proceeds.
2014 Kickn' Country Pie Auction List
Pinnacle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hosted a meet and greet, and candidates forum on Tuesday, June 10th. 
Friday, June 20th is the last day to apply for an antlerless big game permit, and be included in the draw for permits. Applications must be submitted online by 11:00 pm on that date. 
The Desert Wings Radio Control Flying Club will hold a Spring Fun Fly and competition this Saturday, June 14th at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Model Air Field. 
A send-off soiree for Miss Carbon County, Brielle Bogdin will be held this evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the park by the Carbon County Event Center.
06/09/2014 Crows are now fair game in Utah. The Utah Wildlife Board has approved a crow hunt in the state beginning this fall. The 2014 crow hunt will run from September 1st through 30th, and again from December 1st through February 28th. Blair Stringha
06/09/2014 The annual Kickin' Country Pie Auction to benefit cancer patients will be open for bidding on Wednesday morning at 9 am. Castle Country Radio Office Manager, Ann Anderson explains how it works: “We get 50 pies donated from local bus
Images from some of the events and activities that took place this past weekend in Castle Country.                   
06/08/2014 A traffic accident involving three vehicles sent four people to the hospital and snarled traffic near Walmart Saturday afternoon. Sergeant Kelly Maynes said the crash happened at about 5:00 pm when an eastbound Chevy Lumina driven by 33-year
06/06/2014 Several events are on tap this weekend in Castle Country including:   The Statewide Archaeological Society Convention which is underway now and continues through Sunday. (Info: 637-0482) The Carbon County Democratic Party “Meat&
A “Flock Together” benefit for Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation will take place in Moab tomorrow. The wildlife rehabilitation facility has been giving injured birds and other animals a second chance for nearly 20-years.
Rex Sacco Speaks at Commission Meeting
The Carbon County Commission has approved a resolution pertaining to the balance and distribution of jurisdictional power between the county and the government of the United States. 
The Disabled American Veterans Castle Valley Chapter 16 will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 19th beginning at 1:00 pm at the Carbon County Senior Center. 
Organizers and volunteers aim to “Finish the Fight” against cancer with the help of the community at the 2014 Relay for Life. 
Rocky Mountain Power is warning the public of several recent phone and email scams targeting utility customers where crooks posing as company employees try to get money and steal personal information. 
Ongoing neighbor dispute over parking problem results in citation to Price man for a motorhome parking violation, and two separate counts of criminal mischief for throwing urine on his neighbor’s property.
The 2014 International Days Celebration gets underway next month and for the first time, the festivities kick off on Pioneer Day-- Thursday, July 24th. 
A tragic off highway vehicle accident has prompted the B.L.M. Price Field Office to change plans for a volunteer project this Saturday, June 7th. 
Everyone is invited to the Carbon County Democratic Party's “Meat” and Greet barbeque this Saturday, June 7th at the Helper Parkway Pavilion. 
It's a cultural resource that needs everyone's protection. The rock art in the Castle Country area that was left behind by the Barrier Canyon people and other cultures thousands of years ago will be on the world stage this week.
The E-P-A has announced new carbon pollution controls that will affect existing coal-fired power plants, despite warnings that the costs of meeting the new standards would be passed on to consumers. 
Photo Courtesy of Brent Stettler/DWR
Monster Cutthroat Netted at Miller Flat Reservoir
License changes that go into effect in Utah on July 1st will benefit families and young people. The changes, approved by the Utah Wildlife Board, are the first license fee changes since 2008. 
A huge water balloon fight will be staged this Sunday, June 1st as part of the “Play Unplugged” Program, which will benefit the family of cancer victim, Brylee Olsen.
As Foster Care Month comes to an end, it's important to remember that there are children, youth, and families in our communities who require our collective support throughout the year to achieve safety, permanence and the tools needed to thrive in adulthood.
The U.S. Forest Service is planning a prescribed burn in the Pines area northwest of Emery, in an effort to reduce the probability of wildfires. 
Following a break for Memorial Day, work continues into week two on the Price bypass repaving project. Crews from Nielson Construction and the U-D-O-T are working overnight to minimize the impact on traffic.
A controlled burn got out of hand at about 10:30 Wednesday morning north and east of Stake Farm Road in the Upper MIller Creek area. The fire spread to some fences and outbuildings and briefly threatened a diesel truck before firefighters got
Saturday, June 7th is Free Fishing Day in Utah, meaning you don't need a fishing license to fish anywhere in the state that day. The Division of Wildlife Resources plans to stock extra fish in waters across Utah prior to Free Fishing Day.
Color Guard at Price Cemetery
Thousands visited area cemeteries over the long holiday weekend to pay respects to loved ones and the men and women who have served our country in the military all around the world.



The Emery County Sheriff's Office has released further details about an ATV accident Sunday in the San Rafael Desert.
USU Extension is offering a service this summer that could prevent residential overuse or waste of water. Carbon County Extension Agent, Ron Patterson says it just makes good sense for everyone to conserve water here in the desert.
Debbie Pappas, Founder and Director of Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation in Carbonville, and the Preston Nutter Ranch have each been named recipients of Division of Wildlife Resources Stewardship Awards.
The Emery County Sheriff's Office is investigating an A-T-V accident that resulted in fatal injuries to two people.