Carbon County News Briefs
Carbon Recreation creates opportunities with winter recreation rental equipment
Carbon County Recreation has many winter recreation equipment items for rent at low prices. Anyone planning a winter activity can forget the expense of buying expensive equipment and gear by checking out what CCR has to offer.
CCR has just added cross country skis to its inventory of items, that already include ice skates, snowshoes, backpacks and even sleeping bags. Prices range from a small amount for a pair skates for the whole weekend to an entire weekend snow package.
Carbon County Recreation also offers many recreation programs for winter time activities. Call 637-5092 for information.
United States Senate passes bill for aide to those with traumatic brain injuries
On Dec. 12 the United States Senate approved the Traumatic Brain Injury Act.
This legislation will assist those injured with vocational training, finding a place to live and accessing needed supports and services. The legislation will now go before the house of representatives for their approval before moving to the president to be signed into law.
Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year, with 8,400 of those occurring in the state of Utah. Those types of injuries are some of the most catastrophic a person can suffer.
Utah's Premium Partnership works to help everyone obtain valuable health insurance
Utah's Premium Partnership is a state program aimed at helping working individuals and families pay their monthly health insurance premiums. If an employee's company offers health insurance, qualified individuals and families will receive monthly reimbursements for the cost of their employer-sponsored health insurance coverage.
If qualified, UPP will pay up to $150 per adult and up to $100 per child each month for coverage. To qualify individuals must not have current life insurance, be able to enroll in an employers health plan, be a citizen and meet income guidelines. For more information contact www.health.utah.gov/upp or call 1.888.222.2342.