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Published February 22, 2011

Carbon County News

Manhunt under way after suspect evades cops


Multiple Carbon County law enforcement agencies on Monday continued to look for a single suspect following a high speed chase which began on SR 123 at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning. The suspect, described as a male of medium height and build wearing...

Powerful gust topples tree in Price


A fallen tree blocks the southbound lane of 700 East near Main Street in Price Wednesday as a backhoe gets in position to lift and haul it away. The tree, which had stood beside Ricardo's Restaurant, was blown over by strong winds. Its branches damag...

Wellington raises city sewer rates


After explaining to citizens that "this is not something any of us want to do, it's something we have to do," Wellington Mayor Ben Blackburn called for a motion, a second, and a vote on the city's proposed increase in sewer rates....

Nine Mile upgrade plan advances


The current relationship between environmentalists, multiple use proponents, the business community and government officials was on display last Tuesday as the public was invited to review and give comment concerning a proposed road improvement and c...

Lady Dinos advance in state tourney


Tia Pappas goes airborne to shoot over a Lady Wildcat defender in Saturday's game against Richfield. The Lady Dinos won 50-39 and now move into the quarterfinals against Cedar City on Thursday. Story and photos are on page 8A....

Museum opens new 'Living Fossils' exhibit


Jenna Stephens gets a little help from USU/CEU Prehistoric Museum Education Director Lloyd Logan at Friday's ribbon cutting for the 'Living Fossils' exhibit. Jenna got the honor of wielding the Chamber of Commerce's scissors - which are about as tall...

OtherSide Players to present Arthur Miller's 'The Price' at Rio Theatre


The OtherSide Players will present Arthur Miller's drama "The Price" at Helper's Rio Theatre beginning March 3.

Sunnyside to hold public hearing on Range Creek study, new fire truck


The Sunnyside City Council will be holding a public hearing tonight starting at 6 p.m. to discuss a feasibility study of Range Creek and creating a grant application for a new fire truck....

Stopped by a stop sign in blizzard


A Jeep Wrangler driven by Rick Madrid of East Carbon comes to rest after wedging a stop sign underneath during Saturday's blizzard. Madrid saw the sign but the car refused to stop on the slick road near the junction of US 6 and SR 123. Right, heavy e...

Wellington will keep 'reverse nepotism' policy at FD


After a two-week review of its volunteer fire department acceptance policy, Wellington City has decided to keep the policy in place for safety reasons.

DWR releases wild turkeys in San Juan


During the past month, the Division of Wildlife Resources released 96 wild turkeys on Elk Ridge in San Juan County.

Health Department launches anti-smoking campaign


In an effort to educate the community on the dangers of smokeless tobacco products, as well as encourage residents to quit tobacco, the Southeastern Utah District Health Department is launching a campaign that focuses on local resident and former tob...

'Going green' with household cleaners can trim expenses


If you are looking for new ideas to stretch the home budget, consider making home cleaning products. Homemade cleaning products are less toxic, safe, effective and cost less than cleaning products from the store....

Young Bald Eagle on the mend in Price


An immature male Bald Eagle is a current patient at Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation in Price. He came to Second Chance from San Juan County after being struck by a car, going through the windshield on Christmas Eve....

Price Metal gets county OK for vehicle crusher


On the recommendation of county planners, the Carbon County Commission has approved a conditional use permit to allow Price Metal to operate a vehicle crushing operation at the county industrial park....

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