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Carbon County News Briefs

Community blood drive to be conducted on May 8 at Longwall West

ARUP Blood Services will be having a community blood drive to be conducted at Longwall West on Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ARUP is the sole blood provider for the University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Primary Children's and Shriners Hospital for Children. The blood drive is in honor of local resident Anastacia McGinnis who's life has been saved by blood donations received at blood drives such as this one. Longwall West is located at 401 North Carbonville Road in Price. For more information call 1-800-242-2787, walk-ins welcome.

Congressman Matheson's office warns consumers about e-mail scam

An e-mail scam that leads taxpayers into thinking they are being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service could lead to identity theft if computer users are not careful, reported Congressman Jim Matheson's office this past week. The e-mail, purporting to be from IRS Criminal Investigation falsely states that the recipient is under a criminal probe for submitting a false tax return to the California Franchise Board. An e-mail such as this that comes to residents should be forwarded to for investigation, but should not be opened. The e-mail has been sent to individuals as well as business taxpayers.

Helper councilman approaches special service district for continuation of project

During the June 4 Carbon County Recreation and Transportation Special Service District meeting Helper councilmember Dean Armstrong approached the board concerning costs associated with finishing the Helper pool project.

Armstrong informed the council that finishing the project will include a $53,000 cost that is presently unfunded.

That cost will include a state-of-the-art accounting system along with finishing the inside of the building. The service district released $60,000 to get the pool up and running, with recommendation to reapproach the CIB concerning landscaping costs.

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