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No Drugs Allowed

by Ryan Falk

September 13, 2006

 

 

The Carbon Metro Drug Task Force, Helper City Police and the Utah Highway Patrol arrested 49-year-old Robert Versluis of Helper over the weekend. A search of the suspects vehicle over the weekend yielded 2 pounds of marijuana, a quarter-pount of suspected methamphetamine, and 1-ounce of suspected cocaine.

Carbon Metro Drug Task Force Agent Richard Boyden says, "this was a result of good police work, and an example of inter-agency cooperation. Large quantities of drugs were intercepted before being distributed to the streets of our community."

The Drug Task Force received informaiton that a shipment of drugs was being transported for the Salt Lake are to a known destination in Helper City.

UHP Trooper Jason Marshall located the suspected vehicle, and conducted a traffic stop near the Scofield junction on Highway - 6

K-9 Officer Lynn Archuleta and his drug dog Brooke, of trhe Helper City Police Department were requested to search Versluis' vehicle. Rober L. Versluis was booked into the Utah County Jail on multiple counts of drug trafficking, drving under the influence of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


 

Expect Delays

by Ryan Falk

September 13, 2006

 

 

The Utah Department of Transportation will soon begin construction eight miles north of Moab on SR-128.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in alternating directions from September 18th to the end of November. Crews are extending a culvert box made of concrete under the existing road. UDOT advises motorist that they should expect at least a 15-minute delay through the construction area.

Motorists are advised to call 511, Utah's free Travel Information line to find the current travel and road condition updates.


 

Kid's Free Fishing Day

by Ryan Falk

September 13, 2006

 

The Division of Wildlife Resources is sponsoring a Kids' Fishing Day at the Gigliotti Pond in Helper this Saturday the 16th. The event is free and fishing licenses are not required for anglers under 14-years of age.
DWR information officer Brent Stettler says there will be a lot going on for the kids that day.

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The fish limit at the pond is four fish, which can consist of rainbow trout, largemouth bass and bluegill.


 

Coming Together

by Ryan Falk

September 13, 2006

 

 

It is now Day 3 in the construction of the Dino Mine Adventure Park and things are progressing nicely.

Officials say they have seen a great response in the number of volunteers for the first two days and are hoping that that trend continues.

They are worried however about Friday night with the number of volunteers that will show up. The Carbon and Emery High Football game will be held in Emery and officials say that could put a kink in the construction schedule. They are asking people to sign up for Friday night and Saturday so they will be able to unveil the completed park Saturday afternoon.
Park officials are still asking for variable speed drills and tall ladders.

They are also looking for powerful chainsaws with operators who are proficient in operating the machine. They will need the chainsaws to cut off the excess wood scheduled for later in the construction.

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Dino Mine Instructions

by Ryan Falk

September 12, 2006

 

 

Day 2 resumed today in the construction of the Dino Mine Adventure Park. There were not as many volunteers this morning as yesterday and officials are still asking for more volunteers for the morning and the afternoon shift.

Officials had to reassign volunteers who signed up for this evenings shift to different days because of the overwhelming number of volunteers scheduled for tonight.

Also, officials are asking those who take their kids to the Day Care at the Castle Valley Center to send them with a lunch or dinner and a snack. Food will not be provided for the kids.

If anyone has variable speed drills, or 6 and 10-foot ladders and are willing to lend them for the build, please take them down to the Terrace Hills park by the skate park.


 

Shooting Range

by Ryan Falk

September 12, 2006

 

 

The Carbon County Recreation/Transportation Special Service District held their monthly meeting last night.

The board reviewed the funding of multiple projects currently under construction.
One project in particular is the North Springs Shooting Range. The board approved another 7-hundred-thousand-dollars to pave the road to the range and 80 stalls on the facility. However they denied anymore funding for the range until the shooting and gun clubs, who are in charge of marketing and planning, develop a marketing strategy for use of the facility.

The range is scheduled to be open for certain events between the middle and end of October.


 

Golf Troubles

by Ryan Falk

September 12, 2006

 

 

The Carbon County Golf Course spoke to the Recreation/ Transportation Special Service District last night as well.

Club and course professional Tom King said that the month of August was a difficult month as far as course users go. King reported a 20-percent drop in use from last year and King says that is in part due to the weather last month.


 

DWS Changes

by Ryan Falk

September 11, 2006

 

The Department of Workforce Services made a few policy changes last month for those who receive food stamps. Under the new changes, all able-bodied adults must be employed or looking for employment to be eligible for food stamps.

Workforce Service Manager Susan Etzel says Carbon and Emery Counties are exempt of these changes but that could soon change.

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If any changes to the exemptions happen, DWS will notify those who will be effected and set them up with an employment plan.


 

Dino Construction

by Ryan Falk

September 11, 2006

 

Day one in the week-long construction for the Dino Mine Adventure Park is underway and officials are happy with the turnout so far.

Secretary to the General Coordinators for the park, Amy Jespersen says they are still in need of more volunteers.

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There are three shifts thourghout the day for volunteers. Shift one begins at 8:00 am and ends at noon. Shift two starts at 12:30 p.m. and goes to 5:00 pm. And shift three starts at 5:30 and last until dusk.

Volunteers are especially in need for shift one and two in all capacities.

Construction is slated for the rest of this week and if all goes as planned, will culminate this Saturday for ribbon cutting ceremony.


 

Carbon Avenue Crash

by Ryan Falk

September 08, 2006

 

Two people were taken to the hospital yesterday after a car crash on 4th South and Carbon Avenue.


Witnesses say a mini van tried to enter Carbon Avenue and pulled out in front of a black jeep. The jeep couldn't stop in time and t-boned the van.


Three people were riding in the jeep and two were take to the hospital with minor injuries.
A couple was in the mini van and are apparently ok after the accident.


 

"The Eagle"
by Ryan Falk

September 08, 2006

 

The College of Eastern Utah's student produced newspaper, "The Eagle," has been awarded a first place finish from the American Scholastic Press Association.
CEU entered an edition of last year's newspaper to the ASPA and received the good news just recently.

The Eagle was judged on content and layout and competed against thousands of schools from across the country.

Advisor to the Eagle Dr. Susan Polster says the students learn many aspects of journalism.

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The Eagle has won countless awards since it started competing in national competitions from story content to best sports photo.


 

Golden Tragedy

by Ryan Falk

September 07, 2006

 

A golden eagle was hit by a vehicle this afternoon in Price Canyon and left to die.


A Savage truck driver reported seeing a large bird hit by a red truck with New Mexico plates passing illigally. They red pickup didn't brake, slow down, or even stop leaving the bird to die on the roadside. The Savage driver reported stopping and running down to the site of the bird and seeing her in distress but alive. He then Notified the police and Second Chance Wildlife.


Owner of Second Chance Wildlife, Debbie Pappas went to rescue the Eagle, but the bird had died before she got there.

Pappas says even though it might have been an accident, it's a crime not to report it.

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Pappas is always searching and asking for donations since nearly all of the money to care for the injured animals comes from her own pocket.


All the expenses of rescued animals and birds are paid for out of the pocket of Debbie Pappas. The surgeries, medications, food and other expenses. Pappas is also asking for meat from hunters this season. If you have any extra meat from deer, elk or any small game animals, she is always looking for donations.


Sunnyside Fire

by Ryan Falk

September 07, 2006

 

There is a small fire burning in the Range Creek area above the town of Sunnyside.
Reports this morning by the Bureau of Land Management approximated the fire to be only 10 acres in size, but the fire is close to some Freemont Indian artifacts.

As of right now, the fire hasn't destroyed anything and officials say the fire is almost completely contained.


URANIUM MINES

by Ryan Falk

September 07, 2006

 

22 abandoned Uranium mines in Emery and Grand Counties are going to be sealed off for good later this month.


The Labyrinth Canyon Project will seal 22 uranium mine portals along the Green River northwest of Dead Horse Point State Park. The work is part of the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining's Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program.


Spokesman of Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Jim Springer says the potential danger with these mines was quite significant.


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Eliminating public hazards posed by the open mines is the prime objective of the Labyrinth Canyon Project, but there will be historical and cultural resources preserved during the reclamation work.


The mines in Labyrinth Canyon and surrounding areas were created during the uranium boom of the Cold War in the late 1950s and into the 70's.


New Boating Laws

by Ryan Falk

September 06, 2006

Boaters throughout the state of Utah will have to abide by a couple of new laws on Utah waters starting immediately.

Manager of Huntington State Park Dan Richards tells us what the two new laws are.

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The state is implementing the new laws in hopes of cutting down the increased numbers of carbon monoxide related deaths around the state.

Richards understands that with new laws like this there will be an education curve for the public that can last up to a year. They plan to talk to the boaters on Huntington Lake to inform them of the new changes.

For more information on the new changes, you can visit www.stateparks.gov or call the states toll free number 1-800-322-3770


Labor Day Force

by Ryan Falk

September 05, 2006

 

Travelers from around the state hit the road for this past Labor Day Weekend.
Utah Highway Patrol Lieutenant Dave Bennion is happy to report that there were no fatalities in the region. He says people for the most part used common sense.

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Utah Department of Transportation's DUI blitz was also in full force last weekend and Lieutenant Bennion reports that there were an average number of arrests in the region. He reported at least 5 arrest with other officers yet to file their paper work.

Price City Police were also involved in the blitz and report 1 DUI arrest over the weekend.


Explosive Discovery

by Ryan Falk

September 05, 2006

 

An interesting and possibly dangerous discovery was made yesterday morning on Highway 6 between Wellington and Price.

Emergency Response Coordinator for the Carbon County Sheriff's Office Jason Llewelyn tells us what they found.

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The blasting caps were found and reported by a passerby on the highway that was following the Dyno Nobel truck.

Typically these particular blasting caps and cords are an extremely safe explosive but since some of the cords were damaged after spilling in the road, The Utah County Bomb Squad were called in to handle the removal.

Northbound traffic was limited to one lane in and around the area of the explosives.


Coal Truck Rollover

by Ryan Falk

September 01, 2006

 

A Savage truck carrying coal from Sunnyside overturned yesterday as it tried to enter Highway 6.

The driver was apparently going to fast to make the turn and flipped her truck and trailer which ended up blocking both lanes of the Highway.

Traffic was shut down for about five hours while crews tried to clean up the wreck. HazMat was called in because the truck's diesel tank ruptured spilling fuel everywhere.

The driver of the truck sustained tauma to the head in the accident and was lifelighted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Orem in serious condition. However her condition is not known at this time.


Wildfires in Emery County

by Ryan Falk

August 31, 2006

 

There are two new wildfires burning near and around Emery County. The first is just outside of Castle Dale. It has only burned a couple of acres. The larger of the two is outside of Manti. Some 700 acres have burned and crews are still battling the fire. The fire is expected to be contained in the next day or two.


Immunize For Kindergarten

by Ryan Falk

August 31, 2006

 

School is back in session and that means immunizations for many. Children entering kindergarten and the 7th grade must meet Immunization requirements to be able to attend school.

Emergency Response Coordinator for Southeastern Utah Health Department Terrie Wright says 7th graders have new requirements.

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The guidelines remain the same for children entering kindergarten.
Now kids may be allowed to attend school on a conditional basis if at least one dose of each required immunization has been completed and the child is currently on schedule to finish the rest.

Contact your child's health care provider for more information.


Highway Construction

by Ryan Falk

August 31, 2006

 

Construction on the interchange between west and east Price on Highway 6 is nearly complete, which will make it a bit easier for travel.


Roadway Operations Manager for Price UDOT Dave Babcock says there's they should be done fairly soon.

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The 3-mile section of road was over due for work since it last received improvements in 1991.
Babcock says the road is getting a new surface and that the five bridges in the area need general maintenance.

Construction began on the road about a month ago and Babcock says it has taken this long because of the restrictions they put on the contractors to keep 2 lanes open.
The total cost of the construction is estimated just under 2-million-dollars and should have an expected life of another 10 years.


Trains

by Ryan Falk

August 30, 2006

 

Union Pacific also warns everyone to be extra careful this Labor Day weekend around trains and especially around train crossings.
Spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad Mark Davis says both drivers and pedestrians need to be careful.

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Davis says a locomotive weighs roughly 3-hundred-and-35-thousand-pounds and says your vehicle doesn't stand a chance in a collision.

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Union Pacific also wants to warn hunters this hunting season that walking on the train track can be extremely dangerous and to use caution.


Accidents Resulting in Death

by Ryan Falk

August 30, 2006

 

There have been many serious accidents resulting in deaths this past month and with the Labor Day holiday weekend ahead, officials warn people to be extra careful when traveling.
Utah Highway Patrol Lieutenant David Bennion says just pay attention to the road.

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There have been three rollover accidents where the passengers were also ejected from the vehicles.

A week-and-a-half ago, a family of four were on their way to Texas from Logan. They apparently got lost and tried to exit the highway too quickly and flipped the SUV. Three people were not wearing seat belts and were ejected. All three sustained serious injuries and one died as a result of those injuries.

Two other rollover accidents have been reported this month both outside of Green River on I-70.

Five people died in one of the accidents when 11 illegal immigrants were packed into a suburban and heading north. The driver apparently fell asleep and rolled the vehicle. The six survivors were taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado with different injuries.
And just over the weekend, a juvenile apparently stole a vehicle in Ephriam and was heading eastbound on I-70 when he lost control of the car. He also was ejected and taken to Grand Junction as well.

Lieutenant Bennion also warns of drowsy driving. Bennion says a quick nap can make the world of difference.

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West Nile Claims Local Man's Life

by Ryan Falk

August 30, 2006

 

West Nile Virus has shown it's ugly face, this time in Carbon County. A man over the age of 65 has died after being infected with the virus making this the third death in the state this year.
The Utah Department of Health has announced that so far this year 65 human cases have been reported which is five times higher than the 12 cases reported at the same time last year.
Health Officer for Southeastern Utah District Health Department Dave Cunningham said "mosquito activity has increased in our county the last two weeks due to the recent storms. We expect it to get worse before it gets better."

Public Health officials are concerned by the high number of cases. Roughly half of the reported human cases have been neuroinvasive, the most serious form of the disease.

The risk of West Nile virus continues to exist throughout the state and
mosquitoes with the virus will continue to wreak havoc throughout September and even into October in warmer areas of the state.

State Epidemiologist for Utah Department of Health Dr. Robert Rolfs said "the end of summer does not mark the end of West Nile virus. Utahn's still need to protect themselves by wearing DEET and long sleeves and pants when outdoors from dusk until dawn."
Rolfs also warns that there is no treatment for the virus only supportive care. So your best protection is prevention.


Food Drive

by Ryan Falk

August 29, 2006

 

Price City's Wellness Committee's month long food drive is almost over but they want to make a big push to help out the local Food Bank in Price.
Price City Collection's Clerk Wilma Barnett says now is the Food Bank's worst months for donation.

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Price City Library is holding a Food For Fines donation in correlation with the Wellness Committee's food drive. Anyone with fines can donate canned food instead of money. The library will continue their Food For Fines through September.

Anyone wanting to donate can deliver food to the Utility Office in the Price City building or call Mrs. Barnett and she will pick up the items. The food drive officially ends August 31st.


AVID Chip

by Ryan Falk

August 29, 2006

 

The Carbon County Animal Shelter is offering the AVID chip along with a lifetime registration for your pet and a Carbon County Pet License for 15-dollars.

Officer of the Animal Shelter Nicole Adams says the process is easier for the animal than the human.

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The AVID chip stand for American Veterinary Identification Device and holds a nine-digit identification number specifically for each animal.

Any time an animal is recovered or brought to a shelter, the animal will be scanned to see if they have the chip in them. If the animal has, the recovery process is very easy.

For more information, contact the Carbon County Animal Shelter.


New Cancer Resource Center

by Ryan Falk

August 28, 2006

 

The American Cancer Society and Castleview Hosptial are unveiling a new Cancer Resource Center located at the hospital here in Price August 31 from 1-2 p.m.
It is the first Center of this type to open in Utah.

Quality of Life Manager for the American Cancer Society Sharon Hinckley says this new resource center offers much needed help for cancer patients and their families.

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The grand opening festivities will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Castleview Hospital Classroom and last 20 minutes. People are then invited to tour the Center. Price City Mayor Joe Piccolo will speak along with his wife who is a cancer survivor.


New Business

by Ryan Falk

August 28, 2006

 

Price city welcomed two new businesses to the area with ribbon cutting ceremonies this afternoon.

Curves held their grand RE-opening under new management. New owner of Curves Dorothy Wilson tells us what Curves offers for women.

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Curves also features new hours. They will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And then from 6:00 a.m. to noon and again from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Eastern Utah School of Dental Assisting is also now open for classes and will provide education and hands on instruction for everyone wanting to start a career in dental assisting.
Instructor and co-founder of Eastern Utah School of Dental Assisting Dr. Vance Fonsbeck says this program is the only one of its kind in the area.

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Eastern Utah School of Dental Assisting is still accepting people for their next session. Classes begin September 16 and will go through November 18th. Another session is scheduled to begin in January.

They will be holding an open house Thursday the 31st for people who want more information and catalogs about the school.


Car and RV Show

by Ryan Falk

August 25, 2006

 

The 3rd annual main street Car and RV sale is going on through the rest of today and tomorrow with Downtown Alive scheduled for tomorrow with a bunch of events planned.

Main Street coordinator for Price City Nancy Cammans says this year they are running into a few problems with all the participation.

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Downtown alive will kick off Saturday with merchants on Main Street holding a sidewalk sale. Cammas says there are other events planned throughout the day as well.

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Shonie will be broadcasting live from Main Street tomorrow on KRPX-95.3 The Peak from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Night Classes

by Ryan Falk

August 25, 2006

 

Southeast Applied Technology College will be offering night classes for the business community in computer literacy with Custom Fit Funding available for all business that qualify.
Custom Fit Representative Bill Vande Sluis (Vanda Sloos) says knowing how to use acomputer is essential these days.

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Custom Fit is a state funded program that helps offset the cost of training for businesses.
Classes begin September 11th and those who qualify for funding will receive up to 60-percent off of tuition and books.

For more information call Bill at 613-1438.


Morgage Rates

by Ryan Falk

August 24, 2006

 

Good news to anyone wanting to buy or re-mortgage their home. Mortgage rates dropped again to a 6-month low making it cheaper for home buyers.
Mortgage Loan Officer for Eastern Utah Community Credit Union Petrea Oman says now is a great time to buy.

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This current drop in mortgage rates is particularly intriguing because the Prime Rate continues to rise. Oman says usually when one drops, the other does as well.

Fixed mortgage rates have fallen nearly one-half a percent since the Federal Reserve last hiked rates at the end of June


Back to Germs

by Ryan Falk

August 24, 2006

 

Back-to-School is joy for some. Back-to-School is Back-to-Germs for others.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC estimates that 22 million school days are lost annually due to the common cold. The CDC also reports that students not practicing proper hand hygiene missed an average of 3 school days a year.

But there is good news. There are several steps students can take to help protect themselves and others from the spread of disease.

The most important thing is to wash you hands with soap and warm water for 20-seconds. That's about the time it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizers are another option use can use. They can kill 99.99-percent of many common germs that can make you sick.

A couple other things that will help are to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth when your hands are not clean. Also, be sure to get plenty of sleep, physical activity, water and healthy food to keep your immune system strong.

For more information and details about proper hygiene, visit www.germx.com


Yard Sale

by Ryan Falk

August 24, 2006

 

Eastern Utah Community Credit Union will be holding a yard sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in their parking lot.

Vice President of Operations Terri Lott says the proceeds of the sale will go to a good cause.

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There will also be a coke truck selling hotdogs, drinks, chips and scones with proceeds from that going to charity as well.

There are no exclusions in items that are for sale. If you want to donate, contact Terri or anyone at the Credit Union for more information.


Defensive Driving Course

by Ryan Falk

August 23, 2006

 

The Utah Safety Council is now offering a four-hour defensive driving course for the residents of Carbon and Emery Counties. The course will be held Saturday, September 16th at the Castleview Hospital Classroom from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Drivers who complete the course receive a 50-point reduction from their Utah driving record, once every three years. Also, people 55 years and older may qualify for insurance discounts after completing the course.


Registration is $40 a person, and a discount of $10 for those 55 and older seeking a reduction in their insurance rates.


For additional information or to register, contact the Utah Safety Council at 1-800-933-5943.


GDL Law for Teens

by Ryan Falk

August 23, 2006

 

Media members statewide are being encouraged by AAA Utah to report violations of the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law when reporting teen crashes. AAA believes the inclusion of information on seat belt use in news reports about car crashes has played a major role in increasing seat belt use in Utah.


The current provisions in the GDL law for teens under the age of 17 include a nighttime driving restriction, which restricts driving between the time of midnight to 5 a.m.

There is also a restriction that says teens within their first six months of receiving their license cannot carry a passenger who is not an immediate family member.

The last session of the legislature passed a law that eliminated many of the exemptions in the GDL law so it is now more understandable and easier to enforce.


Labor Day Travel Safety

by Ryan Falk

August 23, 2006

 

Labor Day is fast approaching and the Utah Safety Council estimates four Utahns will die in motor vehicle accidents this coming holiday weekend.


More individuals die in motor vehicle crashes and recreational activity injuries during the period between Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend than any other time of the year. Last year during the same period, there were 155 traffic fatalities in Utah, representing 50-percent for the entire year.


The Utah Safety Council offers safe driving and traveling tips:

  • Wear your seat belt at all times and be sure your children are buckled up as well.

  • Be sure to plan ahead before traveling by getting plenty of rest to avoid fatigue.

  • Slow down and drive the speed limit.

  • Slow down during bad weather and especially DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!

  • For more information, call (801) 478-7878.


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