Carbon County news briefs
DWR gives mixed review concerning the opening of archery season in Utah
The statewide elk and deer archery hunt opened on Aug.16 with a mixed outcome, according to a Aug. 20 Department of Wildlife Resources press release.
"Although a few bucks and bulls are being harvested, most conservation officers report a slow start," said Brent Stettler in the release. "Hunters are seeing a few large bucks, a lot of yearling bucks and a fair number of bulls."
Hunting pressure has been very heavy on the Manti-LaSal National Forest in Carbon and Emery counties but has been down from previous years in Grand and San Juan Counties. Populations of game animals appear to be about the same as in previous years, concluded Stettler.
New medical transport, health care company comes to Carbon County area
RedCliffs SelectCare, Inc. announced the formation of a new medical transport and health care company in Carbon County earlier this month.
Currently, non-emergency ambulance and transport services are being provided within the local area as well as to and from appointments with Wasatch Front medical facilities.
Home care and other related support services are also available.
RedCliffs is a local operation, based in Price. Key corporate officers are Chet Blackhawm, Ronald Decker, Janet Longmire and Bill Gigliotti. They are hoping to provide a much needed transportation service to the community.
U.S. Dept. of Transportation approves Utah's Interstate 15 building project
Utah's plan to build the I-15 corridor in Utah County can now move forward due to an announcement by transportation secretary Mary Peters on Aug. 26.
The Federal Highway Administration has now signed a record of decision the gives final clearance to the project.
"This marks a major milestone for the region's thousands of drivers anxious for relief from traffic and tie-ups." said Peters.
It also moves the improvements closer to Carbon County. The 840 mile project from SLC to San Diego was chosen as one of the six corridors of the future by the United States Department of Transportation.