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Published April 10, 2012

Carbon County News

Wild chase ends with self-inflicted gunshot


The pursuit of a stolen vehicle by the Utah Highway Patrol and other police agencies on a wild, back-and-forth chase through Price on Saturday afternoon ended with the fleeing suspect allegedly shooting himself in the head on Highway 6 near Int...

Helper goes partly 'dry' for the first time, and doesn't like it


Even during Prohibition, there were ways to get booze in Helper. Stills and wine-presses and bootleggers stayed busy providing illicit alcohol to the thirsty miners and railroaders....

County wants BLM to open more land for development of oil shale, tar sand


For millions of years after the last dinosaur died, a gigantic tropical fresh-water lake covered eastern Utah and the western parts of Wyoming and Colorado. Algae in the lake did what algae do best: grow by absorbing carbon dioxide, and taking ...

Tats are forever


While "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" was a hit film, and personal expression by permanent body art has never been more prevalent, officials working with the WIA Youth Program are asking local youth to take a moment and consider the consequen...

Demise of the Wild Brunch- Does Joe Walker share his grave with Butch Cassidy?


(Editors note: This is the last in a series of three articles about the near demise of the Robbers Roost gang during the spring of 1898. Sources for the story are from the Eastern Utah Advocate and the Sun Advocate archives)....

County ranks low again on state, national health


The 2012 County Health Ranking Report of all the counties in the US was released recently. Carbon and Emery counties were compared to every other county in Utah, then given a ranking. Overall, Emery county ranks 23rd out of 26 counties ranked...

Air quality grants given out


Natural Gas usage is expanding in Utah thanks to a combination of grants and loans the Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality (DAQ) awarded to several entities, including Salt Lake City and the University of Utah....

Unemployment rate changes benefits


The U.S. Department of Labor notified the State of Utah recently that based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the three-month average total unemployment rate for Utah fell below the 6 percent threshold to remain "on" Tier III ...

EU Wind Symphony to perform Saturday


The Eastern Utah Wind Symphony, a college-community concert band at Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, will present a spring concert on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Price Civic Auditorium. Special guest soloist will be Mat...

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