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Carbon County News

Fire devastates East Carbon home

East Carbon and Sunnyside emergency personnel sprang into action last night as a fire burned one East Carbon home to the ground and threatened two others nearby.

Parched forests erupt in flames, hundreds evacuate Scofield area

The Carbon County Commission declared a state of local emergency Wednesday and is asking for state and federal disaster aid to battle wildfires that are roaring through the drought-stricken woodlands on the county's west and north sides....

Energy Days, Yes; Fireworks, No

In addition to declaring a state of emergency Wednesday, the county commission also banned fireworks on county property due to the fire danger. That means the fireworks display scheduled for the Southeastern Utah Energy Producers Association Energy D...

Pleasant Valley Days moved to next week

Because of the wildfires, it was decided that this weekend is not the best of weekends to hold Scofield's Pleasant Valley Days celebration. So backers have decided to wait until next Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7....

Johnson tops Smith in Demo primary

Mikel L. Johnson edged out opponent David Smith in the Democratic Party primary race for county commission Tuesday. The tally showed Johnson leading Smith by 35 votes, 560 to 525....

Drought, then fire - Guess who's looking for dinner

The hot, dry weather Utah is experiencing could increase the chance that a black bear wanders into your camp site or cabin area this summer.


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