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Trek turns to tragic accident: Founder of the Castle Valley pageant Montell Seely dies


Monday, Aug. 11, a wonderful morning for Montell Seely. The Castle Valley Pageant was over for another successful year and Montell was setting out on a re-enactment of the trip made by his grandfather Justus Wellington Seely II (nicknamed Wink S...

Forest damage due to ATVs offroading


"While I want to acknowledge that there are many responsible ATV users who stay on the trails and ride legally, and then volunteer many hours repairing trails, another part of the reality is the illegal motorized use in the forest," said Mesia Ny...

DOGM gives update on MK tunnels reclamation project


Luci Malin of the Utah State Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining Abandoned Mine and Reclamation department gave the Emery County Public Lands Council an update concerning the MK Tunnels reclamation project. She said due to the funding coming from th...

It's back to school for area students


Emery School District Superintendant Kirk Sitterud announced at school board meeting that the district is fully staffed and ready to begin school on Aug. 19. The opening institute was on Aug. 18 and will feature a motivational speaker, Steve Gill...

DOGM reports on how the oil and gas leasing permits work


John Baza, the director of the Utah State Division of Oil, Gas and Mining told the Emery County Public Lands Council of how the division handles leasing properties for oil and gas exploration. "This process I am explaining is for private landowne...

Rocky Mountain Power donates to Community Center


Rocky Mountain Power contributes funding for summer camp program at the Community Center/Boys and Girls Club in Green River.

Outward bound delivers service in Green River


On July 20, 15 Outward Bound youth and their leaders arrived in Green River. They pulled weeds and cleaned up Main Street, Wayne Goff's building, Lemieux's and the Thrift Store....

Saying goodbye to Montell Seely


Emery County lost one of its greatest pioneers on Aug. 12. Montell Seely died in an accident involving a hand cart and a truck where he was hit and killed with 13 year old Hannah Wagstaff of Tropic....

Farm purchase and operating loans target disadvantaged


Farm Loan Manager Lori Brady for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Emery/Carbon counties reminded producers today that FSA offers specially-targeted farm loans known as Socially Disadvantaged Applicant (SDA) loans. These loan programs are designed t...




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