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Published June 25, 2013

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ECC blaze destroys 2 homes


Flames and explosions filled the night sky in East Carbon early Monday, as two residences were incinerated amid igniting oxygen-acetylene tanks and detonating firearm ammunition. Residents and neighbors were evacuated but no injuries were reported....

Federal spending 'out of control,' Chaffetz tells Chamber gathering


At a round table discussion group Friday in Price, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who represents Utah's Third Congressional District, said if there was a big problem in this country it is federal spending....

Hundreds take part in Relay for Life


The track and field at the USU Eastern campus were filled with booths, tents and hikers over the weekend as hundreds of people showed up for the annual Relay for Life.

State, federal agencies impose fire restrictions


Current and forecasted weather conditions along with extremely dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation throughout Southeast Utah have created hazardous fire conditions. As a result, beginning 12:00 a.m. June 27, all State, Bureau of Land M...

More than 150 attend Special Needs Fishing Day


The 5th Annual Manti-La Sal National Forest Special Needs Fishing Day drew more than 150 participants to Helper's Gigliotti Pond last Wednesday.

2013 Demolition Derby


Thousands of fans filled the stands at the County Fairgrounds Saturday night for an evening of collisions, smoke, dust and twisted sheet metal. It was the annual Demolition Derby, held for the benefit of the Carbon County Sheriff's Search and Resc...

State's lawsuit to force federal turnover of public lands is justified, land use advocate tells Chamber


Mike Swensen, the executive director for USA ALL, a land use advocate group involving off road enthusiasts, told the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce members at their monthly luncheon on Thursday that many of the things that are being said about Ho...

CHS graduate wins Salt Lake Tribune scholarship


In any demanding profession, a person must navigate their way around many challenges and requirements on a daily basis that come with the job. For Nisheal Watson, that very thought made her experience in the journalism world a worthwhile experience....

Fireworks yes, smokers no go in Sunnyside


Another Carbon County city has chosen to ban smoking on municipal property in the name of healthy living and citizen's rights. The Sunnyside City Council voted unanimously last Tuesday to disallow the smoking of tobacco on all city property accept i...

Arizona man looking to bring road cleanup work to Carbon County


A little hard work never hurts when it can benefit the community.

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