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Carbon County News Briefs

Natural resources division prepares to break ground for new regional building

The Utah Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a Jan. 20 groundbreaking ceremony for the state's new Price regional office building.

The ceremony will be presented at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the construction project site, located at 345 North Carbonville Road in Price.

The 12,000 square foot building will house Utah's divisions of wildlife resources, fire and state lands and oil, gas and mining. The agency expects to complete the building by October, with construction costs estimated at $2.5 million.

Dixie National Forest slates meetings in motorized travel planning process

Dixie National Forest is developing a motorized travel plan limiting vehicle use to designated roads, trails and areas.

After releasing the federal agency's proposed action, the United States Forest Service announced a 48-day comment period and set a Jan. 31 public input deadline.

The last public meeting in the process is slated for Jan. 24 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Wonderland Inn in Torrey.

Residents may direct comments to Noelle Meier, Dixie National Forest motorized travel plan leader, 1789 N. Wedgewood Lane, Cedar City, UT 84720.

Price officials lease mineral rights on approximately 319 acres of city property

During a Jan. 10 public meeting, members of the Price city council voted unanimously to lease the mineral rights on 318.92 acres of city land.

The property is located south and southeast of the Ridge-Lower Millercreek Road intersection. The property was leased to Associated Resources Inc., with the stipulation that a royalty of 18.75 percent will be paid to the city on the net proceeds of any minerals produced at the site.

The lease was approved for a period of five years, with an extension clause for five additional years.

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