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Eddie Justesen's surprising comeback


The ordeal for Eddie Justesen and his family began on Mother's Day. It was a apparently a seizure that caused him to fall and hit his head - hard - on a china cabinet at home that morning....

Drought: Natural disaster moving in slow motion


Of all of nature's processes that create problems for man, drought is the slowest moving. It can also be the least recognizable from a local viewpoint.

Helper wins state title


At the beginning of the season in June, the Helper American Legion baseball team set out a goal of winning a state title. After what felt like an entire season played out over the course of a week of tournament play in Logan, exhausted as they may b...

Helper's feral cat law near adoption


There are a few tweaks to be made before the Helper City Council adopts its feral animal ordinance, but for the most part the city is ready to curb the cat population gradually and humanely....

Utah gasoline prices post slight increase


Average retail gasoline prices in Utah have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.72/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,171 gas outlets in Utah. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1 cent per...

Castle Country light show


The buildup of cumulonimbus clouds over Castle Country last Friday provided a double treat for sky watchers. At dusk, the setting sun cast a glowing, red-gold light on the clouds. After sundown, lightning bolts lit the sky for hours. Look for cloud...

Farmland prices up in Utah, NASS says


Average farm real estate values, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, in Utah at $1,900 per acre was up 5.6 percent compared to 2012, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Utah Field Office. ...

Back-to-School


Teaching Children School Bus Safety

Back-to-School


Alleviating first-day-of-school jitters

First Friday in Helper


Helper Main Street became a celebration zone for the First Friday of August. The evening marked the opening of the Frida Kahlo Traveling Exhibit in Civic Auditorium. Outdoor entertainment included a mariachi band and traditional dancers, while Me...




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