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Carbon County News Briefs

Washington motorist killed when pickup truck, school bus collide Friday night near Soldier Summit on U.S. Highway 6

The driver of a pickup truck was killed last Friday night when the vehicle reportedly collided with a San Juan County school bus. A spokesperson for Utah Highway Patrol said the victim was traveling eastbound when the pickup truck apparently hit a slick section of road on Jan. 5 and crossed into oncoming traffic after the motorist lost control of the vehicle.

The UHP spokesperson said there was no indication that speed, drugs or alcohol played a roll in the fatal crash.

The pickup driver, a 63-year-old woman from Washington state, was reportedly killed instantly. The male bus driver was transported to Castleview Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. No injuries were reported among the 12 debate students who were traveling to a Saturday tournament in Utah County.

Carbon youth commission presents architectural plans, seeks funding to build miniature golf course at county fairgrounds

The Carbon youth commission presented architectural plans for a miniature golf course to the county's elected officials last Wednesday. The course is proposed to be built at the county fairgrounds near the softball fields.

The course would occupy an estimated one-third acre and has received favorable support from teenagers at Carbon High School surveyed by the youth commission. The miniature golf course would comply with guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Though there is no final price tag for the course, youth commissioners said they are committed to pursuing funding from the Carbon County Recreation and Transportation Special Service District for the venue. They added that in addition to targeting youth in the county, the course would likely be supported by families who attend motocross and rodeo events at the fairgrounds.

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