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Carbon County News Briefs


Law enforcement officers arrest, book doctor into jail on drug-related charge

On March 14, the Carbon Metro Drug Task Force arrested Dr. Randy M. Relyea and booked the 39-year-old subject into the county jail on one first degree felony distributing/arranging the distribution of a schedule two narcotic charge.

Along with local law enforcement agencies, Carbon County Chief Deputy Guy Adams indicated that representatives from the Utah Division of Professional Licensing are participating in an ongoing investigation into the matter.

Relyea operates a medical practice in Price, but apparently resides in Springville, pointed out Adams.

East Carbon council reduces ATV speed limit on paved roads in city to 10 mph

During a regularly scheduled meeting on March 13, the East Carbon council passed a resolution reducing the speed limit for all-terrain vehicles to 10 miles per hour on city paved roads.

According to Mayor Orlando LaFontaine, research shows a 10 mph speed reduces noise pollution and controls dust.

The officials stated that enforcement of the resolution will begin immediately within the city.

"Someone is going to get killed if we don't do something about the speeding," said Councilmember Darlene Kuhns.

Cellular companies pursue plan to expand coverage across Carbon County

Alltel Wireless announced Tuesday that it planned to improve cell phone coverage for customers in Wellington in 2007 by expanding its network. The town is recognized by many cell phone owners as an area which is poorly covered.

In the past six months, both Cingular and Verizon pursued plans to colocate or build new towers on Ford Ridge, which overlooks much of U.S. Highway 6 between Emma Park Road and Soldier Summit. Company officials for Verizon said the expansion on Ford Ridge will increase coverage along Highway 6 by as much as 60 percent.






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