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Published February 14, 2012

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Region 12 Champs


Carbon High senior Miranda Averett (23) weaves her way through the Delta defense as the Carbon girls wrapped up another region championship with a 54-36 victory on Thursday night. The Carbon High boys team also qualified for the state playoffs wi...

Gas prices down, caution goes up for 9 Mile Road paving decision


With the price of natural gas taking a plunge of more than 50 percent over the past few years, the pace of new production has slowed and royalties from existing producers is bound to decline....

'Soles for Souls'


Ninth graders Alyssa Armstrong and Mercedez Allred are surrounded by more than 800 pairs of shoes they have collected so far in their FCCLA project at Helper Junior High School. The girls had heard that millions of people die each year from disea...

Drought: Gauging our 'water footprint'


(Editors note: Based on the weather this winter, if things don't change, the area will be experiencing a drought. This is the first in a series of articles examining droughts, water use, water storage/sources, personal water footprints and what t...

United Way gets down to basics for region's needy


Most in the local area know just how vital the Eastern Utah United Way is to the annual Angel Tree program, which the group coordinates and organizes here in the Castle Valley. ...

Performing with 'The Best of the Best'


Carbon High School's Vocal Jazz Choir belts out a song during Castleview Hospital's Tenth Annual Variety Show Thursday night in the Price Civic Auditorium. Performers included vocalists, dancers, musicians and a martial arts demonstration. The ev...

BLM extends sage grouse comment period


In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management will issue a corrected Notice of Intent to address sage-grouse in 10 additional National Forest System Lands and Resource Management Plans and formally extended the commen...

Helper plans to purchase memberships in Carbon Boys and Girls


The Helper City Council has already made one decision on its budget for the next fiscal year. It will find $600 to buy 30 memberships in the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County....

Groups protest state engineer's decision on water rights for nuclear plant


A Jan. 20 decision by the Utah State Engineer has removed a major state barrier to a proposal to build Utah's first nuclear power plant. But watchdog and environmental groups in Moab and Salt Lake City say they will formally petition State Engine...

Nielson Construction gets ready for its biggest project yet


Nielson Construction is preparing to tackle the largest road construction project in its history beginning in April.

DWR schedules open house to discuss deer hunt changes


The Division of Wildlife Resources will sponsor an open house in Price on Thursday, Feb. 16 to help deer hunters with any questions they may have about applying for the 2012 big game hunts. ...

Rural clarification bill passes house


A bill to clarify what counties are rural and which are not, passed the House in the state legislature on Monday and has now been introduced in the Senate for consideration....

Wilderness could mean regional haze programs


Next time haze settles over the Castle Valley, think what might happen if designated wilderness comes to the area.

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