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Drug arrests made at Emery High


On Oct. 8 a drug bust involving juveniles at Emery High resulted in four arrests; one citation and the arrest of one adult at the school. Another adult supplier and user were also involved. Four of the juveniles were taken to the detention center...

High flying fun


Utah Back Country Pilots Fall Fly In was held at the Huntington Airport on Oct. 1-3. The weather was clear, and dry with calm winds and flying weather could not have been better for this event. Commissioner Gary Kofford welcomed everyone and expl...

Emery County to draft ordinance to ban spice


The Emery County commissioners began a process to outlaw spice within Emery County. Commissioner Gary Kofford said two of the commissioners met with the Council of Governments which includes the mayors from all of the cities in the county. Repres...

Consol looks to idle mine in Emery


CONSOL Energy Inc. has announced that it will idle its Emery Mine and furlough 171 employees there beginning Dec. 1. The layoffs will impact about 135 hourly and 36 salaried workers. They were briefed on Oct. 1. CONSOL explained that the mine wil...

High speed chase near Green River


On Oct. 14 at approximately 1 p.m. near Green River a silver passenger car was stopped by the Utah Highway Patrol for speeding. While in contact with the subject he could not provide a current driver license and gave implausible travel plans. The...

One- vehicle rollover near Catholic church


A one vehicle roll over occured on Monday at approximately 10 a.m. The weather conditions were wet and rainy at the time of the crash. It isn't known exactly why the vehicle left the road. The vehicle left the road at highway speeds and rolled do...

New flashing speed signs in communities


Four Emery County towns will have a new speed deterrent as flashing speed signs will be placed in Huntington, Ferron, Castle Dale and Emery.

Remembering the historic mining town of Mohrland


The Emery County Historical Society made a trek to Mohrland Sept. 25, led by Lori Ann Larsen, the Emery County Historical Society secretary and Vernell Rowley. The group started out from the San Rafael Museum in Castle Dale. They continued to Hun...

Harvey Howard receives award for "Zero Fatalities"


Desert Thunder Raceway has been a promoter of Utah's Zero Fatalities campaign for three years. Harvey Howard, owner of Desert Thunder Raceway along with the Utah Department of Highway Safety and the Southeastern Utah Health Department have been w...




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