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Published October 25, 2011

Carbon County News

Tavaputs road closures called 'extortion'

The public is not happy about the closing of four dirt roads on the West Tavaputs Plateau. At least, that's what speakers told the county commission at Wednesday's public hearing on the matter....

Redistricting makes Carbon 'whole' again in Utah House, Senate

Carbon County has been reunited into a single entity in the Utah House of Representives. As a result of redistricting, the whole county will have a single representative.

'A City in Blow Valley' debuts in Price

The very first settlers of this area - ancient Native Americans - called the place "Blow Valley" because of all the wind and dust storms here.

1978: Probe of county gambling widens

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...

One holiday supports another

Farm laborers Jon, Mike and Brooke Banasky stand beside part of their pumpkin harvest at the James Banasky Insurance Agency lot in Price Saturday. The pumpkins, which they harvested from the family farm near Green River, were on sale for Halloween. A...


The annual Shoppa-Palooza event Friday and Saturday once again brought crowds of business and customers to the Event Center at the Fairgrounds. In addition to booths that filled the exhibit hall and the entry hall, this year's get-together also featu...

Going 'topless' at PRWID wastewater plant

Workers cut away sections of the 65-foot diameter dome over one of the sewage digesters at the PRWID treatment plant near Wellington. Below, board members Steve Rigby and Gary Harwood flank WaterWorks engineer Cory Christiansen for a look inside wh...

Birds of prey set free after rehabilitation

Dave and Shauna O'Brien of Price were invited to release brother and sister hawks after the birds went through healing and training at Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation. The two young Red-Tail hawks made their way to Second Chance in Price from B...

Is modern tech hurting your eyes?

A world full of personal computers, hand-held video games, smartphones and e-readers is increasing the risk of eye-related problems in many Americans.

Looking for a photo from long ago and not far away

Vincent Anella is looking for one good photo.

Trees leaf a lasting impression

A question often asked in the fall is why leaves change from green to beautiful yellows, reds and oranges. Many factors influence this change, including longer night periods and cooler weather. When a tree is exposed to these environmental condition...

Pumpkin carving contest Saturday

The Carbon-Emery 2011 Pumpkin Carving Contest will be Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. in the Price City Peace Gardens. There are two age groups this year, six to 11 years old and 12 to 17. Judging categories are Most Original, Funny and Scary. Winners w...

DAV to host open house for vets in Provo Friday

The Disabled American Veterans in Provo is hosting an open house at the Provo Vet Center, 1907 N. 1120 West Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

Software may help school buses survive cuts

Last week, students all over the United States celebrated National School Bus Safety, taking a few moments to learn about the vital contribution "big yellow school buses" make to their education and safety. In America, a fleet of 480,000 yellow scho...

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