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Carbon County news briefs

Carbon County's mayors making public commitment to fight Utah's meth epidemic

The county's six mayors will gather at Price's Peace Garden Wednesday at noon to take the pledge to "End Meth Now," a statewide campaign to fight the destruction of methamphetamine on Utahns' lives.

Price Mayor Joe Piccolo, Helper Mayor Mike Dalpiaz, Wellington Mayor Karl Houskeeper, Sunnyside Mayor Bruce Andrews, East Carbon Mayor Orlando LaFontaine and Scofield Mayor Mike Erkkila will sign the pledge banner that will then travel the state to similar events. Anyone interested in participating is invited to attend and sign the banner. For more information visit

Carbon, Emery women's outdoor event offers workshops on a multitude of skills

The Carbon Emery Flockers have planned a jam packed weekend of activities July 11 through 13 for women ages 14 and up. The 3rd Annual Women in the Outdoors is being sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The weekend will offer workshops on a variety of skills including: beginning and advanced archery, gardening, outdoor survival, kayaking and canoeing, basic auto care and trailer backing, dutch oven cooking, trap shooting, fly fishing and tying and concealed weapons permits.

For more information on the event call CEU Upward Bound Director Dondra J. Nance at 613-5243.

DWR checkpoints targeting anglers and hunters throughout the rest of the season

The Division of Wildlife Resources will set administrative checkpoints on highways and roads throughout Utah. DWR said that anglers and hunters should expect to run into one of these stops when they head out.

The checkpoints are designed to allow DWR to monitor compliance with hunting and fishing regulations, according to a department press release. Biologists can collect data from the sportsmen and harvested wildlife. In addition, the conservation officers can issue citations, seize illegally taken game and make arrests. For more information call Carl Gramlich or Stacey Jones at DWR 613-3710 or 3711.

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