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Carbon County News

Helper approves 65 percent tax hike


The Helper City Council compromised on its property tax increase Thursday night, agreeing to a 65 percent hike instead of the proposed 86 percent. For a $95,000 house, it means an extra $61.50 a year. It would have been $81.41 a year at the highe...

Boys & Girls Club to debut Aug. 30


With the school year about to start, Carbon County teens will be getting back into the school mode of doing homework, reading textbooks and giving presentations. Activities including sports and clubs at the schools will be taking up the extra tim...

New principal takes over at Creekview


Compared to where new principal John Thomas began teaching more than 20 years ago, Creekview Elementary is a huge school in a major metropolitan area. His first job was at the Ibapah School in Tooele County, close to the Nevada border, halfway be...

Crowds converge on Helper for annual Arts Festival


Early arrivals at the Helper Arts Festival study one of the bronze statues at the Sculpture Walk that displayed the works of Gary Prazen and Danny Blanton. Other exhibits featured oil and watercolor paintings, youth art competition and a car show...

Citizen questions fairness of garbage law


"We produce way too much trash. It's gotten to where we can't even take a drink of water without producing trash."

Bill Barrett hosts community barbeque


A young couple enjoys more than the free food at the Bill Barrett Corp. "thank you" barbeque at the Price Peace Gardens Thursday evening. The company wanted to thank the community for its years of support for the West Tavaputs Natural Gas Project...

Carbon School Board worked closely with state agencies, but made its own decisions


The selection of Patsy Bueno to be the acting superintendent of Carbon School District last week was a big step in moving the district ahead concerning the present situation that was created when superintendent George Park was arrested on Aug. 6....




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