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Carbon County News

MSHA levies record fine against Crandall operator


The United States Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration levied a record $1.85 million in fines July 24, against those they feel contributed to the August 2007 mine collapses at the Crandall Canyon mine. ...

Aquifer plan fails at Gooseberry


In a report released earlier this month, the high hopes of using a natural aquifer to store water for Sanpete County from the Gooseberry drainage were dashed. The report said that such a plan would be so expensive and extensive to implement that it w...

Helper museum focuses on mining accidents


The Western Mining and Railroad Museum of Helper announced the future unavailing of new exhibits Saturday that will focus on mine disasters throughout the occupations history in the area....

Fireworks light up Carbon County


July 24, festivities could be seen and heard all over the area and children and adults alike celebrate Utah's independence day.

Raptors receive local helping hand


The Second Chance Animal Rehabilitation Center is currently tending to five wounded Golden Eagles. All of the birds have fallen prey to vehicles or infectious diseases this summer. ...

Students capture FCCLA gold medal


Helper Junior High students Chad Martino and Taylor O'Hearon show off the gold medals they won at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America national convention in Orlando, Fla. Martino and O'Hearon competed in the chapter showcase category ...

Of bears, graneries, archaeology and a magic river


Editors note: This is the second part of a journal kept by Terry Willis, who is a sports and recreation reporter for the Sun Advocate. Terry worked as a boatman for the BLM on this trip down the Green River in Desolation Canyon in early July....




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