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Published November 22, 2011

Carbon County News

Six Tavaputs gas leases net $49 million


Six of the natural gas leases on the Tavaputs Plateau that had been stalled for more than two years netted the federal government nearly $49 million at an auction last Tuesday....

The bridges of Eastern Utah


That's 26 kilograms of weight suspended by Carbon High School's George Deeter -about 57.2 pounds. Considering that the bridge itself is only 100 grams of balsa wood and glue, it means the span is supporting not only itself but 260 times its own weigh...

'Non-runner' finishes Irish marathon, running for leukemia research funds


Kristina Kontgas Thomas had a goal in mind: Finish a 26.2 mile marathon.

1984: Highway 6 reopens, closes, reopens, closes...


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...

Local opinions diverge on new addiction treatment


A recent Harvard University study conducted more than 2,000 miles away could hold life-changing breakthroughs for those struggling with addiction here in Castle Country. Carbon County's own struggle with pain pill and heroin addiction is well docume...

Latest Historical Journal features stories and photos of Castle Gate


Former residents of Castle Gate will be interest to know that the 2011 issue of the Carbon County Historical Society's Journal deals exclusively with articles concerning the now-defunct coal camp....

Helper mayor arrested for DUI


Helper Mayor Dean Armstrong was arrested in Price Wednesday afternoon and booked at Carbon County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Utah, national gas prices drop


Average retail gasoline prices in Utah have fallen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.36/g, according to gasoline price...

State will join in drive for more natural gas vehicles


Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced Utah plans to sign a  memorandum of understanding with other states to encourage the production of natural gas vehicles by automobile manufacturers in the United States....

Origins of Thanksgiving food


Much of the food traditionally consumed on Thanksgiving actually originated in the Americas. Consider this information on the history of Thanksgiving menu items.

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