A below average snowpack coupled with recent warm temperatures have resulted in melting conditions all across the Manti-La Sal National Forest. "Elevations below 8000 feet have lost much of their snow already," commented Darren Olsen, Ferron/Price District Ranger. "Each year we close gates during the snowmelt period to protect the investment we have in roads and trails and to prevent unnecessary resource damage. Several gates have now been closed in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM)."
Forest roads now closed for the snowmelt period include: Miller Flat # 50014: Gate closed at junction with Lowry Water Road Ferron Canyon #50022: Gate closed on dugway below Ferron Canyon Overlook Cottonwood Canyon #50040: Gate closed at junction with Mill Canyon
Seasonal closures for roads on Horn Mountain, OHV trails such as the Hole, Black Dragon, Lord's and Rock Canyon trails, and motorcycle trails such as Dry Wash, Middle, and Rim trails will also remain in place until April 15 to protect wildlife on winter range. These closures are identified on the MVUM and are in effect each year between Dec. 1 and April 15.
For further information or to receive updates on these closures please contact the Ferron/Price Ranger District in Ferron at (435)-384-2372 or the Forest Supervisor's office in Price at (435)-637-2817.
Emery/Carbon World Down Syndrome Celebration If your loved one has Down Syndrome and you would like to come and share in celebrating. Bring the family and join us at the Emery County Recreation Center. It will be a night of fun, March 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner is a potluck to share. Hamburgers and hotdogs provide. Free T-shirt for those with Down Syndrome. T-shirts available for family and friends for $10. There will be a talent show for anyone wanting to share a talent. There will be a photo booth and a balloon release at sunset.
Reservations and T-shirt orders due by March 10. For reservations and orders contact Jessica, (801) 616-2449, Gentry (435) 749-1822 or Tiffany (435) 749-0793.
Utah Stake Conference This is an invitation to Castle Dale and Orangeville residents to attend the Castle Dale, Utah Stake Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 22-23.
Meeting times are 7 p.m. on March 22 and 10 a.m. on March 23. The conference will be held at the Castle Dale Stake Center on the corner of Main Street and Center Street in Castle Dale. Visiting authorities will be Elders Bruce Carlson and Terry Wade. This will be a great opportunity to thank the outgoing stake presidency and welcome the new one.
Emery County Caucuses
Emery County Republican precinct Caucus meeting locations: Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. Precinct one, Emery at the Emery Senior Center. Precinct two, Ferron South at Ferron City Hall. Precinct three, Ferron North at Ferron Elementary. Precinct four, Clawson at Clawson Town Hall. Precinct five, Orangeville at Cottonwood Elementary. Precinct six, Castle Dale West at the Senior Citizens Center. Precinct seven, Castle Dale East at the Emery High Little Theater. Precinct eight, Huntington East at Huntington Elementary. Precinct nine, Huntington West at Huntington Elementary. Precinct 10, Cleveland at Cleveland Elementary. Precinct 11, Elmo at Elmo City Hall. Precinct 12, Green River at the John Wesley Powell Museum.
Emery County Business Chamber Awards Banquet March 19 starting at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the San Rafael. Prime rib or turkey dinner will be served. The cost of the dinner is $20 per plate. RSVP to the Emery County Progress, (435) 381-2431 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Julie for more info, (435) 749-0674.
No Grave Unadorned The Emery County Progress has supplies for the project. Visit our office at 410 East Main, Suite B in Castle Dale or call 381-2431 for information.
Seniors Citizens of the Week The Emery County Progress is looking for seniors of the week. Seniors, family members and friends can submit a senior who is living in Emery County. Please include a photo, brief biography, accomplishments, military or community service, employment, family, etc. Submissions can be mailed to the Emery County Progress, PO Box 598, Castle Dale, UT 84513, e-mailed to email@example.com, dropped off at the office 410 East Main, Suite B in Castle Dale. For more info call 381-2431.
Carbon High/Notre Dame Class of 1959 Reunion Carbon High/Notre Dame Class of 1959 will be having it's 55 year Reunion, June 20-22 in Price. For more information please email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Reunion in the subject line.
Miss Emery Scholarship Pageant The Miss Emery Pageant will be on June 7. The Little Miss Pageant is on June 6. The Miss Emery Pageant is open to all girls ages 17-24. To help prepare you, workshops will begin in February. Call Jessica, 801-616-2449 or Heather 801-367-3565. Pageant winners will earn scholarship money.
Readers wanted: Interested in reading books and discussing books Join Castle Dale Libraries Book Club! We meet the second Thursday every other month. Everyone welcome. The library is a great place to get started on some new goals for 2014.
Ignite Grand opening. Enroll now. Let NCSF certified personal trainer, Cassie Taylor and Kristy Guymon, with ten years track and cross-country coaching experience, help you achieve your New Year's resolution of becoming a healthier you. Castle Dale Rec. Center: Burn it up: Tue., 12:30 p.m/8 p.m. and Thur., 8 p.m. Enlighten: Mon/Thur, 7 p.m.. Hi-lite: Mon/Thur, 8 p.m. Ferron Fairgrounds: Enlighten: Mon/Thur, 5:10 a.m.. Hi-lite: Tue/Fri, 5:10 a.m. $45 a months; includes all classes, tracking and nutrition help. $35/12 class punch-card (class participation only). Call 749-7142 or 749-2653.
Emery County Recreation office is open The office will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 381-2108.
AWANA Club AWANA Club at Desert Edge Christian Chapel is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. AWANA Club is for kids preschool to 6th grade.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meet the second Friday of the month at 1 p.m., 189 N. Carbonville Rd., 637-7424.
Castle Dale Library Preschool Story Time is held Tuesday's at 1:00 p.m. at the Castle Dale Library.
New Life Ministries Has moved into their new church at 5194 N. Hwy. 6. Sunday service 10 a.m. Worship/prayer service, Wed. at 6 p.m. AWANA Bible Club for children 5 year old-6th grade, Thur. at 6 p.m. Youth ministry for 7-12 grade, Tue. at 7 p.m. Visit www.newlifeutah.com.
Story time Story time is not for sitting quietly. It's not just reading, it's for bringing stories to life in a whole new way. It's a playground for your mind. The Emery County Public Libraries offer pre-school story time. To find out what day and time check the libraries web page at lib.emerycounty.com
THE WORKOUT PLACE At the Old Huntington City Hall. Mon. & Wed. - Zumba - 6:00 a.m., R.I.P.P.E.D. - 6:30 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. - Turbokick - 6:00 a.m., Pump (weights) 6:00 p.m. and Zumba - 7:15 p.m. Saturday - R.I.P.P.E.D. - 8:30 A.M. For information call - Cheryl - 749-0439.
Ceramics For Fun in Emery New stuff arriving all the time!! Hours: Tue - Thurs 10-5. Fri -Sat 10-8.
Southeastern Utah District Health Department Immunization Clinic Hours are: Monday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The office is located at 25 West Main Street in Castle Dale. Call 435-381-2252 for more information
Emery High School "Military Honor Wall" Emery High School has created an "Honor Wall" to recognize Emery High students who have served in the Armed Forces from 2000 to the present. We would like a 5x7 photo in military dress, if possible. Please include name, branch of service, rank, active duty address, and deployments. Mail photographs and information to Linda Wilberg, Emery High School, Box 499 Castle Dale, UT 84513 or e-mail them to email@example.com. We would also appreciate any active duty pictures for the display case. If you have questions or if you have information about our EHS military personnel call 435-381-2606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stitches From The Heart Stitches From The Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns available. Donated yarn appreciated for our seniors. Toll free 877-985-9212 or e-mail us at stitchesFromHeart@aol.com or write us at 4572 Telephone Road, #909, Ventura CA 93003. Our web site www.stitchesFromTheHeart.org.
Lodge meetings Orient Lodge #15 Free And Accepted Masons Of Utah - Regular meetings for Orient Lodge #15 F&AM In Green River, Utah are on the first Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. The Lodge is located at 30 West 3rd Ave. Green River, UT 84525. Call Sean Bailey - Senior Warden for more information 435-650-8033. 687-9746 with questions.
Bread of Life 112 West 400 North Huntington. Sunday service 2 p.m. For more information call Pastor Bob Wells at 650-0556.
Castle Dale Independent Baptist Church Sunday school, 10 a.m. Worships service, 11 a.m. Youth Group 6 p.m. Bible study is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 381-2975 for more info.
Desert Edge Christian Chapel Worship service 10 a.m. Sunday school follows worship service. Youth group, 10:15 a.m. Bible study, Monday at 6 p.m. AWANA Club, Wednesday at 6 p.m. Call 687-2933 or visit our website www.desertedge.info.
Bible Study Bible studies are being conducted by the Seventh-day Adventists of Emery County on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the home of Robert and Elsie Law, 1065 East 300 North (Bench Road), Ferron. Everyone is welcome to come. For more information, call 384-2424 or 384-2447.
Come and Join! Any and all youth ages 12-18 are encouraged to join the Youth City Council. For questions contact Laneea Cowley at 749-0403
Youth Council meetings are held at the Huntington City Hall at 4:30 p.m. the last Thurs. of each month.