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Published August 24, 2006

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Hazmat Team Called Out on Old Storage Tank Discovery

Carbon County HAZMAT team members look over the site of an old fuel storage tank discovered by crews excavating Carbonville Road for reconstruction. The tank was in front of what used to be a store near 700 North and was reportedly installed in the ...

Workers inspect, replace signals

A UDOT worker replaces a pedestrian signal on Carbon Ave. and 100 North in Price on Wednesday afternoon. Most traffic signals in the county have been converted to energy-efficient LED systems which have longer lifespans and save taxpayers' dollars....

UHP Cracks Down on Drunk Drivers

The Utah Highway Patrol will be joining the "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest." campaign during August and the Labor Day holiday. Troopers will be working extra hours in Carbon and Emery counties. As part of the effort, law enforcement wil...

Concerns about equally funding programs confront school board

A funding request for the gifted and talented program at Sally Mauro resulted in a debate among Carbon County Board of Education members about what schools should get extra money on Aug. 9....

East Carbon City reviews sewer lagoon project

Residents of East Carbon and Sunnyside may soon be rid of the smell of sewage drifting across Utah Highway 123.

Carbon's economy generates employment expansion

Carbon County posted an 8.1 percent employment expansion rate in July.

Sinkhole at learning center troubles east county residents

An ankle-deep sinkhole spans almost a complete parking stall in front of the ABC Learning Center in East Carbon. Orlando LaFontaine, mayor of East Carbon and a board member at the center, recently approached the owner of the property, Carbon County, ...

Carbon County candidates garner scholarships from statewide sheriffs organization

Nathan Garner and Anna Madrigal-Austin accept checks for $1000 from Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova as part of a program from the Utah Sheriff's Association. Each year the association gives away numerous scholarships to deserving students from ma...

Helper Arts Festival: Plein Aire

The Plein Aire Competition has now become a fixture at the Helper Art Festival. Each year artists come to the area and create art all in a timed atmosphere of about 24 hours. This year the overall winner was Jess Mauger with Scott Yelonek taking seco...

Helper Arts Festival: Sculpture Slap

This was the year for the second annual sculpture slap. The winner was Karen Templeton with second place going to Lisa Chamberlain and third to Nathan Johansen.

Helper Arts Festival: Literary Fest

The third annual Literary Fest brought in winners as well. In the essay category the first place winner was Susan Jones from Ferron. In the short story category Andrew Miller, of Ogden took first, and second place went to Melissa Bone of Spring Gle...

Helper Arts Festival: the Helper Idol

This was the first year of the Helper Idol competition. The finalists were Klinton Olson, who came in second, Crystal Burnside who came in third and 13 year old Evan Sharp who won the grand prize....

Baca Donates Funds to Justice Center

Nick Pantalakis hands Shelly Wright a check for $400 from the Bikers Against Child Abuse. Wright is the director of the Childrens Justice Center in Price and the money will be used to help with the program there. The money came from a motorcycle poke...

CIB Approves $3 Million for Utah's Southeastern Region

The Utah Permanent Community Impact Board recently approved $3,127,580 in grants and low interest loans to assist rural communities in the southeast region of the state.

Sitla Minerals Auction Yields More Than $2 Million

The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration hosted a competitive sealed bid auction for oil and gas and associated hydrocarbon leases. The auction generated $2,614,500 in oil and gas leases located in Carbon and Uintah Count...

Utah farmers address draft of new farm bill

Utah farmers and ranchers gathered Tuesday to discuss the drafting of a new farm bill, and expressed strong opinions on the issues facing rural America.

Bureau of Land Management names new state director

Bureau of Land Management Director Kathleen Clarke on Aug 12 named Selma Sierra, a New Mexico native with a long history of dealing with Western land issues, to head the BLM Utah state office. ...

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