According to the Utah Statewide Pedestrian Safety Program, school age youth are at most risk for being struck by an automobile as a pedestrian. Ages 19 and under account for one half of the pedestrians struck by an automobile and over one third of pedestrian deaths in Utah.
Carbon County residents should be watching out for an increase of small children crossing the streets. All of our local elementary and junior high schools will be out for summer break on May 24. This will mean more young children out playing and using the crosswalks.
Volunteers from the local Independent Order of Foresters; Court Wasatch, will be serving free refreshments, around- the-clock to motorists at the Tucker Rest Stop on U.S. Highway 6, between Springville and Price, approximately six miles north of Soldier Summit May 25-28.
They have been providing holiday weekend rest stops since the early 1970's. And their goal is to refresh weary travelers to help prevent auto accidents. Last year they served refreshments to approximately 4000 appreciative travelers at this location.
On May 23, Gov. Jon Huntsman announced the following appointments emphasizing the placement of six school district superintendents on higher education boards. Concerning the College of Eastern Utah Huntsman reappointed Dennis Dooley and Jerry Carlson and replaced Dominic Welch with Carbon School District Superintendent Patsy Bueno. The governor also replaced Lynn Stevens with Thomas Sawyer.
"It is vitally important for us to focus on the progression of education from kindergarten through college rather than treat public and higher education as unconnected silos," concluded Huntsman.