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Carbon County News

2 killed in murder-suicide

A murder and suicide by handgun claimed the lives of two Helper men and left five children without fathers early Sunday afternoon.

School Board votes to buy property for new Helper Junior High

When a school district wants to build a new school building, they need a piece of ground to put it on. And the Carbon School Board has voted unanimously to buy property in Helper for a new junior high facility....

Emery sheriff searching for man missing since Dec. 15

The Emery County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing person. Twenty-five year old Matthew Alan Larsen was last seen in the Castle Dale/Orangeville area of Emery County on December 15. He is 6' 2" and 180 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel ey...


The snow everyone has been waiting for arrived during Christmas week and was still falling as of Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service had issued a hazardous weather alert for Castle Country that was effective all day Wednesday. The pro...

State Parks has new app for smart phones

Utah State Parks, in partnership with ParksByNature Network, has launched a smart phone application to provide park information to visitors on the go.

Utah gasoline prices dip, but 2012 average is record high

Average retail gasoline prices in Utah have fallen 14.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,171 gas outlets in Utah. This compares with the national average that has not moved in th...

Shop with a Cop

Law enforcement officers and the community again joined forces to brighten the Christmas season across Carbon County. Photographer C. J. McManus joined the crowd for an evening of shopping....

Student robotics engineers to compete Jan. 5

Middle and junior high school students in Carbon County will be among thousands of students across Utah participating in the Utah FIRST LEGO robotic tournament in January.

NRCS has funds for farm conservation projects

Through Farm Bill legislation, Congress has authorized the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to administer several farm conservation programs that provide financial and technical assistance to farmers who voluntarily address soil, water...

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