Forest Service warns of landslides on the Manti
Landslides, slumping, and rock falls are common on the Manti-La Sal National Forest, and this year's heavy snowfall and summer rains have resulted in more slides than usual. Several roads and trails have been closed in recent weeks due to slides. "People traveling on the forest need to be prepared for the eventuality that a slide may block their way," said Sanpete District Ranger Jeff Gardner. "A recent slide trapped cars uphill for a couple of hours until it could be cleared and the road opened."
The following conditions warn of slide activity. If you notice any of them in your vicinity, "don't delay, move away."
A sudden increase or decrease in water flow, or a change from clear to muddy flow along a stream or channel.
Cooking and Nutrition class
Learn how to work healthy foods into your budget, learn to read labels for dangerous additives, where to find safe brands locally, and how to prepare these foods correctly. We will even let you taste them.
Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Old Huntington Town Hall; 40 N. Main by the city park. This class is free but donations are welcome. For more information call Anne Cox 801-687-2345.
Carbon Avenue Rail Crossing Closure
The Utah Department of Transportation advises local motorists it will close Carbon Avenue (state Route 10) to through-traffic from 100 South to 400 South for three days to accommodate the replacement of a railroad crossing. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, and extend to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Motorists wishing to travel across the railroad tracks may use either 100 East or 100 West as alternate routes. Local access to businesses and residences will remain open.
Ceramics For Fun
New stuff arriving all the time. Hours: Tue - Thurs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri -Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tackle Football Registration
Visit www.emerycounty.com/rec to sign up for tackle football (grades fifth-seventh) by Aug. 26 or pay $5 extra to sign up by Sept. 3. Pick up equipment Aug. 24 and 25 at the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale.