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Published March 12, 2013

Carbon County News

Cosmetology may be clipped from college courses


While it isn't a done deal by any means, there is a possibility that within two years the cosmetology program at USU Eastern may be discontinued.

Helper rebuild draws near as first bids opened, UDOT may cede Main Street soon


Condie Construction of Springville is the apparent low bidder for the first phase of Helper's infrastructure rebuild. The firm submitted a bid of $4.7 million to handle reconstruction of water, sewer and storm drainage in Area One, which is basicall...

To Alix, with love from friends


Six-year-old Alix Draves is fighting a high-stakes personal war. It is called Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a form of cancer that orginates in the white blood cells.

Special Forces cancels exercise here, budget cutback cited as reason


Carbon County residents won't have to worry about seeing U.S. Army Special Forces parachuting into areas of the county for a training exercise. It was canceled late last week....

Bookmobile is Helper's gain, Wellington's loss, citizens say


Last Thursday, the full Helper City Council made official what the less-than-quorum group of last month said would probably happen: the city will become the county's home base for the State Library System's Bookmobile. ...

Weather a little warmer, but high roads are still slick


This tanker jackknifed after the tractor got a little off the road and then lost traction on Sunday morning at the summit of Indian Canyon. As the photo shows, the road was ice covered, as many summits are after storms in the early spring. The fa...

Colorectal screening can prevent cancer deaths


March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and, according to the American Cancer Society, the disease is both the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. The...

Average Utah gasoline prices decline


Average retail gasoline prices in Utah have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,171 gas outlets in Utah. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 ce...

Be a quitter campaign launched


Seven Utah tobacco users will share the ups and down of kicking the habit as part of the Utah Department of Health's (UDOH) new reality campaign, "Be a Quitter."

Forest Service to allow some use in Huntington Canyon


Limited recreation use in Huntington Canyon will be available this summer. The Forest Service announced this week that it is opening some campgrounds and some trails on a restricted basis, unless changing conditions require full closures for public...

2 Castle Valley Center teachers win awards


Two teachers at the Castle Valley Center in Price have received the Dr. Ken Reavis Distinguished Service Award at a recent UATT, Utah Assistive Technology Teams, conference held in Provo. ...

Horse Packing Workshop to be held March 23


The San Rafael Backcountry Horsemen will be hosting a free Horse Packing Workshop on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carbon County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena.

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