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Published August 25, 2009

Carbon County News

Political parties preparing for fight during spring caucuses


The Democratic Party might be the dominate political organization on both local and national fronts, but a truth about being on top is that it must be defended, and Republicans are gearing up for the offensive. ...

Clarity hard to find: Upcoming negotiations, newly appointed leader hopes to clear the air


William Sederburg, commissioner of higher education, has enlisted the expertise of Cory L. Duckworth, vice president of student affairs at Utah Valley University (UVU), to oversee the transition of the College of Eastern Utah (CEU) in becoming a ...

Barrett suspends some gas gathering


The Bill Barrett Corporation reported in second quarter results, that due to gas gathering constraints in the Blacktail Ridge and Lake Canyon fields, western Uintah Basin, the Company has reached an agreement with the Ute Tribe to suspend certain...

Electronic gas meters being installed


Kevin Lasson, from Utilimatic, replaces a first generation responder on a Questar gas meter. The upgrade is a plan to replace some that are up to nine years old.

Commission lowers contract bid levels


New actions taken by the Carbon County Commission on Aug. 19 will lower the minimum dollar amount it takes for the county to put its jobs out to bid. Up until this week, $12,000 was the minimum amount a job needed to cost in order for it to go to...

Helper approves new property line policies for residents


New possibilities for Helper home owner

Salazar rules out pulling Roan leases 180 miles West of Denver


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is ruling out withdrawing energy leases issued for the Roan Plateau even though the plan to drill on public land on the western Colorado landmark is being challenged in court. ...

Endangered species - US says 29 species may need federal protection


Twenty-nine species in more than 20 American states, from a rare beach-dwelling plant in Yellowstone National Park to a caddisfly in Nebraska, may need federal protections to avoid extinction, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ...

Lightning strikes Westwood area of Carbon County


A lightning strike Monday afternoon destroyed a tree in front of a Westwood area home near Ranch Road, sending large pieces of wooden debris more than 100 feet away from the blast. Surprisingly the incident, which apparently spooked a number of n...

Forest service orders addtional closures


The United States Forest Service has closed Blind Canyon Trail and the Birdseye Quarry Road for the safety of the public and firefighters traveling in the northern area of the Lake Fork Fire. Earlier closures of Ives Canyon Trail, Ives Canyon Ro...

Jamboree will attempt world record


The annual Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree in Sevier and Paiute Counties will be going for a world record on Sept. 16 if organizers have anything to say about it.

Trailer turns over near Emma Park Road


A trailer on a semi-trailer turned over a little north of Emma Park Road on Thursday morning. No one was reported hurt in the incident, but the trailer blocked one lane of traffic for some time before crews could get it cleared up....

Air crash victims remembered a year later


A year after the crash of a small plane killed all 10 people aboard in eastern Utah, investigators still are searching for the cause.

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