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Published June 16, 2011

Carbon County News

Mine rescue teams compete


A special group of coal miners from around the West gathered at Mont Harmon Junior High School in Price this week as the Rocky Mountain Coal Mine Rescue Assocation conducted its annual competition. These are all miners who volunteer to go into a ...

Cops, mental health pros join forces


If necessity is the mother of strange bedfellows, Utah police agencies and their mental health counterparts may have found a match made in heaven. For the first time in the state of Utah, law enforcement officers and mental health officials are w...

Don Burge will be Grand Marshal in International Days Parade


Don Burge, founding director of the USU-CEU Prehistoric Museum and long-time instructor of sciences at the college, has been selected to be the Grand Marshal in this year's International Days Parade in Price....

Lending a helping hand (or arm)


A CAT track hoe needed a little help from a Nielson Construction crane after apparently falling into a coal pit at the Horizon Mine in Consumers Canyon last week. One person at the scene said the track hoe fell into the pit requiring a crane to g...

Pie auction a sweet success


Southeastern Utah District Health Department Health Officer David Cunningham goes over the days bid sheets with KRPX's Mallery Dunn during the annual Castle Country Radio Pie Auction. This year, the local radio company decided to put their auctio...

Admiring his catch


Aidan Riley and his father, Matt, check out the rainbow trout pulled from Gigliotti Pond during Kids' Day Saturday. The event attracted about 175 young people and parents for a day of free fishing. Everyone under 12 years old won a prize of some...

Helper says no to increase in dispatch funding


Having held the line on its own budget by raising property tax and water rates and forgoing cost-of-living pay raises, Helper City is not going to finance an increase in the Public Safety Dispatch budget....

East Carbon comes down to the wire on budget decision


With the time ticking away for the city to submit its budget to the state auditor's office, the East Carbon City Council will be working up to the final minutes.

NAMI to hold swap meet this Saturday


It's around that time of the year when people start to clean out the closets, garages and storage units of unwanted items.

Helper Junior High, teacher awarded state arts grants


The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has awarded a $500 arts education grant to Cathy Wilson, a teacher at Helper Elementary. She was one of 15 teachers statewide who won the honor. The money is to be used to gain skills and knowledge in an artist...

Want to avoid natural disaster? Move to Carbon, research claims


CLRSearch Real Estate Search Engine identified which attributes its consumers considered most important to create the list of the best places to avoid a natural disaster. The released list shows the Top 10 Counties to Avoid Natural Disasters....

Zions Bank reports slight jump in Utah prices


The Zions Bank Wasatch Front Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.4 percent in the month of May. Inflationary pressure eased last month as crude oil dropped below $100 a barrel. In May, the cost of transportation went up 0.5 percent, the lowest...

Snow cover forces bears into areas they haven't been before


From northern Utah to points down south, people are seeing bears across Utah right now. And in places they've never seen them before.

USU research shows 'wordless books' better for developmentally disabled


Compared to books with text, wordless books have been shown to increase literacy and vocabulary skills in toddlers with developmental disabilities, according to research from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah S...

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