Carbon County news briefs
Price city receives funding from CIB for several infrastructure renovations
On June 16, the Utah Permanent Community Impact Board voted to fund Price city projects to the tune of $1 million for a slew of infrastructural improvements.
The money, a $700,000 and a $340,000 loan will be spent upgrading streets, water, sewage and other public works. The funds will also finance feasibility studies on a proposed expansion of the fire station, recreation improvements and the purchase of an emergency generator.
"These improvements are critical to the health, safety and welfare of our citizens," said CIB boardmember and Price City Mayor Joe Piccolo.
According to Price Engineer Gary Sontag the projects will begin this fall and next spring.
College of Eastern Utah selects interim vice president to oversee academic affairs
Interim college president Mike King announced that Dr. Michelle Fleck accepted the appointment of interim vice president for academic affairs at the College of Eastern Utah begin July 1.
Fleck will serve in this position at the Price college for the 2008/09 academic year.
"I look forward to working with Michelle in the capacity and am excited and thankful she would accept these responsibilities. We are extremely lucky to have someone with institutional knowledge and experience as Michelle to step into this important position at this time with such short notice," said president King.
Hatch sponsors legislation to help citizens prepare for upcoming transition to DTV
Sen. Orrin Hatch has co-sponsored legislation that designates August 2008 as "Digital Television Transition Awareness Month," S. Res 576, to help educate consumers well in advance about the transition from analog to digital television that will occur in February, 2009. Advanced awareness and preparation will ensure a smooth transition.
In February 2009, full power TV stations will begin broadcasting only digital signals. People with analog televisions that get reception through an antenna, instead of through cable, won't have the same reception after February 2009. Call 1-888-DTV-2009 to hear about a government coupon program or visit DTV transition.org to learn about options.