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Carbon County News Briefs


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Downtown Alive plans St. Patrick's Day Parade on Main Street in Price

Price Downtown Alive will host the annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17. The event will take place on Main Street starting at noon.

Prior to the parade the Humanitarian Center is scheduled to serve breakfast at the Price fire department from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

At noon the community library will serve Irish stew and soda bread for the Irish in everyone.

Games and activities will be provided for youngsters in Carbon County on Main Street from noon until 2 p.m.

Daylight Savings Time set to start three weeks sooner than years past

Due to legislation passed by Congress in 2005, Daylight Savings Time will begin three weeks earlier than it did in previous years, when it started on the first weekend in April.

This year, the change will occur on the morning of March 11. Prior to retiring to bed on March 10, residents of the Castle Valley are encouraged to set their clocks ahead one hour.

Computer owners should be mindful to make sure their machines are fully updated. Most newer personal computers which have been fully updated are expected to handle the time change without any problem.

Farmers encouraged to apply for funds to increase vegetable production acres

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food encourages farmers and stakeholders across the state to apply for grants to help grow more vegetables.

The Utah's Own Acreage Enhancement pilot program will award $10,000 to five Utah farmers to help expand the number of acres under vegetable production.

Applications must be received by March 31. Information can be obtained at http://utahsown.utah.gov/documents/UtahsOwngrant.pdf or by contacting Richard Sparks at rsparks@utah.gov or (801) 538-4913.



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