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Published October 11, 2011

Carbon County News

Local salons enlist in drive to help cancer victims become survivors


Anyone who watched any football this weekend knows that pink is the color of October as October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From the Carbon High team's pink ankle wraps to pro players with pink mouth guards, even the biggest and burli...

1976: Helper Journal ends publication, arson suspected in fires


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. The article is being written from front page stories that appeared during each year in commemoration of the 120th anni...

Castle Country gets its first taste of winter


It's only a dusting of white stuff, but it's still the first snow of the season to hit Helper and the Book Cliffs Thursday. Last week's chilly and cloudy are expected to give way to warmer and sunny weather. Look for high temperatures in the mid-60s ...

Advertising design from a pro


Sixth graders at Pinnacle Canyon Academy get a lesson on what makes an effective newspaper ad from Sun Advocate production manager Kelly Wilkinson. Four schools in the county are participating in this year's Design an Ad contest. Wilkinson guided the...

A 'super' reader


Carbon Schools Superintendent Steve Carlson holds the attention of his audience as he reads the popular "Llama, Llama, Red Pajama" book by Anna Dewdney to youngsters at Bruin Point Elementary last week. He visited a number of elementary schools last ...

Deeper snow at high elevations


While last week's snow storm left only a little dusting in some places in the valley, in the higher elevations it put quite a bit on the road. This was the way it looked at the summit of Indian Canyon on the way to Duchesne Saturday as traffic slowed...

Arch Coal's Dugout Canyon Mine achieves safety milestone


Arch Coal's Canyon Fuel Company subsidiary today announced that its Dugout Canyon mine in Carbon County has achieved 1 million man-hours and two full years without a Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reportable lost-time incident....

Price River as a tourist draw? Helper looking at possibilities


The Price River has class. Class Five between Emma Park and Castle Gate, and Class Three through Helper, to be exact.

Cost of Willow Creek cleanup at $1 million


The environmental aftermath of a tragic truck accident in Willow Creek Canyon last month seems likely to cost more than $1 million, according to Jason Llewelyn, the county's emergency services and homeland security director....

Helper policy restricts smoking where kids play


Helper City has adopted a policy that disallows smoking on public property within 25 feet of any facility where children may be playing.

Car kits can save lives, reduce hassles of driving


America is on the move. We travel short or long distances nearly every day.  Many travelers are not prepared for roadside or community emergencies. In addition, with so much attention being placed on the ability to evacuate a community quickly, ha...

Helper commits to buy new seats for Rio Theatre


The Helper City Council has agreed to purchase 270 brand-new seats for the Rio Theatre, along with five designated seating spaces for wheel chair access.

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