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Published May 6, 2003

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"Stiltmen" attract attention


The "stiltmen" are one of the favorite attractions during the Helper Arts Festival each year. A decision on a resolution before the Carbon County Commission this week could affect the funding for the festival and many other events in the community as...

Guest teachers week honors substitutes


Daniel Butler works with Kacylia Ivory on a computer during Butler's stay as a "guest teacher" at Castle Heights Elementary during a class last Tuesday. This week (May 5-9) is National Substitute Teacher Week, a time during which school districts hon...

The grass is always greener on the other side


These goats in Miller Creek were working hard in the sun on Saturday afternoon to get to the green stuff just outside their corral. A few minutes later it clouded up and a few showers fell in the area. The rain in Castle Country has been light while ...

Commissioners consider resolution concerning restaurant tax money


In 1997 the Carbon County Commission passed an ordinance (No. 257) imposing a tourism, recreation, cultural and convention facilities tax on restaurants and lodging facilities in the county. The purpose of that tax was to use the money generated for ...

Dead birds could be sign of WNV


With the anticipated arrival of West Nile Virus in Utah this summer, residents and property owners need to take action now to reduce their risk of infection. Officials at Southeastern Utah District Health Department are encouraging stepped up survei...

Tax burden; little changed in 17 years


Excluding user-based fees, Utah's state and local tax burden as a percent of personal income has varied little since 1985.

Kids day at chiropractic offices


Kids were invited to Dr. Kenneth Thayn's office to meet R.J. the Clown and learn about how a chiropractic operation runs. The front office was filled with youngsters wanting body art and balloons tied into imaginative forms. The entire office was fil...

Two place at state in Reflections


The Reflections program is a cultural art's event sponsored on all levels of PTA, which includes local, council or county; region or district, state and national. The program provides opportunities for students preschool age to 12th grade to submit ...

Methodist women donate Lenten money to Helper mission


Members of the United Methodist women sponsored the Lenten lunches assisted by the Ministerial Alliance. Last week, the group donated all the offerings to the Golden Rule Mission in Helper....

Dare Graduation Takes Place in Wellington


Wellington City Police Chief Lee Barry hands Rick Houskeeper a DARE diploma. Each year, sixth grade students at Wellington Elementary participate in the program which is taught by a local police officer who teaches children how to say no to drugs and...

Another Year Finished for CEU Students


College of Eastern Utah student Amy Griffiths looks in her vehicle to make sure everything is packed after cleaning out her dorm room. While graduates prepared to walk through the BDAC last week, many underclassmen prepared to go home for the summer....

Fiddlers Jammin'


Jamming away Saturday morning is Steve Lasslo, playing the bass guitar at the monthly meeting of the Old Time Fiddlers. Members of the local chapter of the fiddlers gathered last Saturday for a couple hours to jam with area residents who sang along. ...

Drought and how it affects trees


These trees in a desolate area of Carbon County, despite their tough nature, are suffering from the drought. Many trees in the area where water once flowed freely are beginning to suffer after four years of little moisture....

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