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Carbon County news briefs

Sheriff urges local residents to become honorary members of state association

James Cordova encourages Carbon residents to consider becoming honorary members of the Utah Sheriffs Association. Membership funding provides technical resources, training and legislative support on key criminal justice issues.

"As the need for building stronger public-private law enforcement partnerships in this country continues to escalate, programs such as this continue to grow in importance," pointed out Sheriff Cordova. "It is a valuable investment in the future."

For additional information, residents may contact the sheriff's office at 636-3251.

SUWA, coalition file petition asking BLM to protect Arch Canyon from OHVs

A coalition of organizations, Navajo tribal leaders and local businesses have filed a petition asking the United States Bureau of Land Management to protect Arch Canyon.

To date, the BLM has rejected less formal requests to protect the area from off-road vehicle traffic, contends the Southern Utah Wilderness Association.

The petition is supported by field work and reports completed by a professional archaeologist and a biologist, indicated the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.

SUWA claims that petition echoes concerns raised in last summer's National Trust for Historic Preservation report.

Sunnyside council approves appointees to occupy city offices, agency positions

Sunnyside officials approved the appointees to city positions during the regularly scheduled public council meeting on Jan. 2.

The council endorsed Polly Sanderson's appointment to the position of city recorder.

Gail Raby will serve as the city treasurer.

Kara Mains assumes the position of deputy treasurer.

Robert Madrid will act as the chief of the Sunnyside fire department.

Jason Madrid will occupy the position of the city's assistant fire chief.

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