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Published October 2, 2007

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Drivers ejected, succumb to injuries incurred in accidents


Carbon County resident James Bailey buckles up before heading to work. While Utah fatalities are down statewide, Carbon County has experienced two vehicle related deaths since Sept. 25. Sgt. Kelly of the UHP reported that neither individual was wea...

County secures funding for airport improvements


The Carbon County Airport was the site for staging up to five helicopters during the Mathis Fire in July of this year. The new money the county has received for the airport upgrade includes funds to build facilities for helicopters that could be us...

Emergency preparedness fair a big hit for Carbon residents


Two girls at the preparedness fair that was held on Friday night look at something they have picked up at the Emergency Preparedness Fair. There were a lot of things to see and do at the fair ranging from looking at rescue equipment and techniques t...

Carbon County economy manages to sustain expanding employment


Carbon County managed to register a slight 0.6 employment expansion rate in August, despite the major economic impacts associated with the Crandall Canyon disaster and the layoffs at a local UtahEnergy coal mine....

Local hunters, outdoor enthusiasts prepare for fall camping excursions


Carbon County residents LaRay Chidester and Johnny Christiansen shuck corn on the cob during a fall family outing. Many Carbon residents find fall camping a welcome getaway from the large crowds of the summer. ...

Baca Escorts Cheerleaders Onto Field


Helper cheerleaders perform during a football game last week on field after Bikers Against Child Abuse escort them onto the playing field to bring attention to the problems of domestic violence. ...

Local miners in truck commercial


Arch Coal announced last Wednesday that its Canyon Fuel Company's Skyline mine and several local employees are being featured in a new set of television advertisements for the Dodge brand and its Dodge Ram 2500....

Helper council accepts company proposal,resolves ongoing garbage hauling dispute


After an executive session at a special council meeting Sept. 27, Helper officials accepted an agreement resolving a dispute regarding the city's garbage collection contract. Under the terms of the negotiated agreement, Helper's garbage collection fe...

Carbon County Commission approves issuance of bonds for $3 million dollars


The Carbon County Commission recently approved the issuance of taxable lease revenue bonds for the amount of $3 million for improvements to the Consumer Wash Road that leads to the Horizon Mine in the southwestern part of the county. ...

United States Senate approves water resources bill, aiding rural Utah communities


By a vote of 81 to 12 United States Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act.

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