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Carbon County News Briefs

State water experts warn Utahns of longer, drier periods of drought

The Utah Division of Water Resources released results of a study on Tuesday detailing the impact and future of drought within the state.

Among other issues, the report addresses the historical impact of drought and the likelihood of more severe, long-term droughts in the future because of long-term climate forecasts.

"The report is definitely an eye-opener," said Todd Stonely, River Basin Planning Chief. "We should all be concerned about being prepared for the next drought."

Mullen scheduled to keynote 28th annual Women's Conference on Friday

Newly appointed editor of Salt Lake Weekly, Holly Mullen has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the College of Eastern Utah's 28th annual Women's Conference.

Mullen has spent 26 years as a professional journalist working as a reporter, editor, columnist and a blogger. Mullen is a Salt Lake City native and graduate of the University of Utah.

The event is to be conducted at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center on April 20. Registration for the conference is scheduled from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday.

County government week increases awareness of function of county officers

The Utah Association of Counties announced April 22 to 28 is County Government Week. Research shows that county governments are the least understood form of government compared to city, national and state levels.

UAC pointed out the function of county governments, such as overseeing elections and land records; protecting citizens by providing law enforcement, emergency medical and search and rescue operations; and promoting the county through travel and tourism bureaus and economic development offices.

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