Carbon County News Briefs
Telecommunications company explains factor leading to outages on Wednesday
Carbon-Emery Telcom experienced a network outage on Wednesday. Discovered at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 5, the outage affected services in Carbon and Emery counties.
The company immediately dispatched crews to the origination point for extensive troubleshooting. Network technicians found that routine maintenance on central office equipment inadvertently caused a flood of network traffic, resulting in hardware failures.
The situation affected all Carbon County dial tones, long distance and DSL services. It also affected all Emery County DSL services.
Crews restored service at approximately 11:30 a.m.
U.S. Forest Service release scenic rivers EIS for review by residents in Castle Valley area
The United States Forest Service, in conjunction with Utah and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, has released a draft environmental impact statement for 86 waterway segments totaling 840 miles in the state for recommendation and inclusion in the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Portions of the national forests extend into Colorado and Wyoming and the areas are included in the study.
The DEIS may be accessed on the web at http:/www.fs.fed.us/r4/rivers/.
Comments from Castle Valley residents on the draft environmental impact statement will be accepted by the federal agency until Feb. 15, 2008.
Engineering Siege Day activity scheduled Dec. 7 at track near BDAC on CEU's campus
For the second year in a row, students from the College of Eastern Utah's physics and engineering departments will host a Siege Day activity.
The event will consist of the students, who have built trebuchets, using the devices to throw pumpkins across a field.
Trebuchets are mechanical launchers or catapults. The pumpkins used in the activity will weigh eight to 10 pounds.
Last year's record was 333 feet.
The competition will start at 11 a.m. on Friday on the track behind the BDAC. The machines will have 15 minute rest periods between launches.
The exercise is expected to conclude by 12:30 p.m.