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Published April 28, 2011

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ECC water rates may flow uphill


East Carbon residents have been enjoying low rates for water for a long time with relatively few changes made over the past 10 years. But those days may be numbered as the city council will begin looking into the issue of raising water rates beginnin...

Gail Miller to address USU Eastern ceremony


The Regional Advisory Board for USU Eastern has chosen Gail Miller to be the commencement speaker at the college's 75th Commencement ceremony May 7.

East Carbon will go all out for Cinco de Mayo


It's Viva la Mexico once again in East Carbon as local citizens gear up to host their sixth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The festival has been growing steadily since 2005 as more and more of the Castle Valley attends. It is scheduled to take pla...

1948: Murder, strikes and the sale of a company town


Editor's Note: This is one of a series of articles about the history of the Sun Advocate and the county it covers as a newspaper. These articles are being prepared in commemoration of the 120th anniversary of the newspaper's birth in 1891....

Water supply outlook: plenty


A billion drops here, a billion drops there, and pretty soon you're talking about some real runoff.

Commencement preview, with honorary degree in pizzology


USU Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson rehearses an early version of his commencement remarks to an audience of students at a Chancellor's Call session in the student center. While these informal meetings generally deal with questions and answers about ...

Raising money, the Price Ladies Fire Auxiliary way


Karen Bedont, vice president of the Price Ladies Fire Auxiliary, is randomly placing a sign on an unsuspecting resident's lawn in the community. In conjunction with the Utah State Fire Association, residents are being asked for a $15 donation to have...

Armory's renovation complete, secure against earthquake and groundwater


The Price National Guard Armory near the USU Eastern campus has been retrofitted and renovated to withstand geologic hazards and has added some new amenities along the way.

Apples for Teachers winner for March 2011


Sarah Rasmussen, a kindergarten teacher at Wellington Elementary, was nominated for an outstanding teacher award in the 2011 Apples For Teachers. Michelle Barker, whose daughter is in her class, wrote the winning nomination. Barker wrote, "She goes ...

Henry Zwick honored for math teaching


Among all college math professors in Utah, Henry Zwick was singled out to receive the award for distinguished college or university teaching of mathematics in recognition of successful teaching....

BLM schedules fee-free days


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands onthe following days:...

Can I get it here?


It's easy to go over the mountain to buy stuff. Almost everyone in the area does it.

Guide to understanding importance of crop rotation


Though it's easy for suburbanites or city dwellers to go months, if not years, without seeing a farm, the most recent agriculture census for which information is available notes that in 2007 there were 2.1 million farms in the United States. Those fa...

Farm workers face many dangers


Many occupations are hazardous, few more so than agricultural labor. Farmers recognize that they must be diligent in their efforts to prevent nonfatal and fatal injuries.

NRCS announces opportunity for organic producers to implement conservation practices


USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White today announced another funding opportunity for certified organic producers and those transitioning to organic production to implement resource conservation practices on their agri...

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