Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The Salina Public Library is beginning their ‘Food for Fines’ program.  Starting November 1 and going until December 31, 2016 the library will accept one can of nonperishable food for every dollar that patrons owe on fines from library books.  The food will go to the local food bank.

“Even if you don’t have any fines, you can donate food,” said Librarian Rhonda Huntsman. “Please help us feed Utah families this holiday season.”

The library cannot accept out dated food or food from the Bishop’s Storehouse, and food cannot be exchanged for lost library materials.

 

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Central Utah Food Sharing Annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive

Central Utah Food Sharing asks public to use any bag to bring non-perishables to its location

 

Central Utah Food Sharing will be having their annual Holiday Food & Fund Drive Saturday, November 12 2016.

“This important campaign helps stock the shelves all year long,” said Roene Shaw, Central Utah Food Sharing Director.

The Utah Food Bank hopes to encourage people to Fight Hunger Statewide in a more eco-friendly way, and this year, Central Utah Food Sharing is working to reduce waste by not distributing donation bags. Instead, they are asking residents to please have donation bags visible from the street on the morning of Saturday, November 12. Youth groups will be there to pick them up; however, if you’re missed, Central Utah Food Sharing is asking donors to bring non-perishables in their own bag directly to Central Utah Food Sharing (2050 South Industrial Park Road, Richfield).  In addition, their truck will be at the Salina LDS Stake Center.

“Hunger is such a critical need for our community to address,” said Shaw. “One of every five kids in Utah risk missing a meal today due to lack of resources. This time of year is one of hope and joy for so many people, but it can also be a tremendous strain for those who don’t have enough to eat. The donations we receive through the Holiday Food & Fund Drive will help residents in Sevier County and across the state well into 2017.”

 

 

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

2016 Voter Information Now Available

Voter Information Pamphlet details critical information on ballot propositions

 

Election day is November 8, 2016, and in Sevier County, ballots will be mailed next Tuesday, October 18, according to Barbara Crowther, Sevier County Election’s office.  Residents can vote by mail, or in person between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the following locations:

County Fairgrounds, 410 E 200 S, Richfield

Salina EMS Building, 488 N 250 W, Salina

Monroe Community Center, 220 S 300 W, Monroe

In addition, the Utah Elections Office will send 950,000 election postcards to Utah households this week inviting voters to visit vote.utah.gov to view the 2016 Voter Information Pamphlet. The pamphlet includes information about candidates, proposed constitutional amendments, judicial retention information and how to vote in the upcoming election. It is estimated that more than 132,000 paper copies of the pamphlet will be distributed statewide to voters, libraries, colleges and state facilities over the next month.

“Voting in Utah has never been more convenient or citizen-driven,” said Mark Thomas, Utah Director of Elections. “Vote.utah.gov was created to make information about how to participate in the elections process easily accessible to voters, with the ultimate aim of helping voters discover the mode of participation that works best for them.”

This year, 21 of Utah’s 29 counties will automatically mail a ballot to every registered voter, including Sevier.

Utahns can visit vote.utah.gov to register to vote, view the voter information pamphlet, and find information about polling locations, ballot tracking and more.

In addition, local residents can receive more information or have questions answered by calling 435-893-0401 or emailing elections@sevier.utah.gov

 

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

20160829_123233As part of the first annual Coal Days celebration coming up Saturday September 24th, Redmond Minerals will be hosting a public dynamite shoot at their private gun range that morning. Participants will be shooting full sticks of dynamite using Redmond’s light recoil .223 rifles at 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards for score. They will also be shooting 20 sporting clay pigeons using Redmond’s over-under 12ga shotguns for a score.

Both scores will be combined for an over-all total score and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. To keep the playing field equal, participants will not be allowed to use personal guns. There will be a $25 entry fee to help offset costs in dynamite, rifle bullets, shot shells, clay pigeons and prizes. The number of contestants is capped at 40 shooters. Men and Women will compete together in the same class.

Contestants have to be a minimum of 18 yrs. old to participate. If interested please contact Redmond Mineral’s Blake Butler to get on the list. Blake can be reached at 435-531-1663.

 

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Members of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce are continuously planning for the area’s first ever ‘Coal Days’ which is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 in conjunction with Robinson’s Antique Truck Show.  The truck show, held in Robinsons’ lot, will be open from 10-5 for public viewing, and Coal Day activities are planned form 11-4 at the Salina City Park.

“We’ve got bounce houses and all kinds of games and activities for everyone of all ages,” said Carol Lowman, Chamber President. “We hope everyone is planning to come out and support the festival this year, and we hope it becomes an area tradition.”

SUFCO mine is planning to bring a mock tunnel to the park where visitors can simulate going ‘down into the mine’, and they’ll also have actual mining equipment and gear on display for photo opportunities.

Barney Trucking will have a display at the park, complete with a shiny new truck to be used as a photo backdrop, and Western Protectors has agreed to sponsor a chili cook-off Saturday morning- in addition to other food vendors, including cotton candy and the local track team’s bake sale.  Redmond Minerals will shoot off a candy cannon and are sponsoring a 40 man dino trap shoot, and entertainment has been scheduled throughout the event.  Other scheduled items include face painting by the NSHS cheerleaders, a salt dig for coins, corn hole/coal hole tournament, a coal relay, chalk throw, and countless other games and activities.

The parade, featuring trucks and other heavy equipment important to this area, will begin at 5- culminating with a float honoring… King Coal…!

“This festival is a celebration in honor of our area’s trucking and mining heritage and we’re really excited about the things that have been planned so far,” said Lowman. “We’d love to get everyone involved and encourage the community to plan on coming out to support our first annual ‘Coal Days’.”

For more information or to schedule an activity, contact Carol Lowman, Chamber President at (435) 201-4997 or Sherri Sampson, Chamber Secretary, at Utah Independent Bank (435) 529-7459.

 

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

The Salina Utah Stake is holding its Stake Conference this weekend; there will be four sessions.

Wednesday Aug. 10, 6:00 p.m.-Stake Temple Session at the Manti LDS Temple

Saturday Aug. 13, 7:00 p.m.-General Adult Session

Sunday Aug. 14, 7:00 a.m.-Priesthood Leadership Session

Sunday Aug. 14, 10:00 a.m. General Session

The Stake leaders have chosen “Finding Peace in a Troubled World” as the topic for the conference.  All members and nonmembers in the boundaries of the stake are invited and encouraged to attend. Unless otherwise stated, meetings will be held at the Salina LDS Stake Center located at 98 West 400 North.

 

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Planning is underway for Salina’s first annual Coal Days- a celebration honoring the area’s trucking and mining heritage.  The festival is scheduled to be held Saturday, September 24 in Salina, in conjunction this year with the Rocky Mountain Trucking Association’s Antique Truck Show held at Robinson’s antique truck yard.

Members of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting the event, but are asking assistance from all local businesses, groups, clubs, and citizens to help make the weekend successful.

“I can’t do it alone, and we’d really like to make this into something wonderful for our community,” said Chamber President Carol Lowman at a meeting held Thursday, August 4. “The Chamber’s Board of Directors came up with several ideas, but we’d like more input, and certainly assistance in implementing any plans.  We want it to have a festival atmosphere while honoring our local mining and trucking heritage.”

Bounce houses, relays, games, and informational booths will be set up at the Salina City Park from 11-4.  Barney Trucking will have a coal truck on location with photo opportunities, and Nelson Sunbeam Coal has donated 2 tons of lump coal as a contest prize. Western Protectors will sponsor a chili cook-off, Redmond Minerals will likely offer mine tours as well as other games and activities, and SUFCO, Robinson Transport, and other local businesses have also pledged support.

In addition, a parade of trucks, both antique and modern, will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the route tentatively planned from the CCC Buildings at the top of Main Street to the Robinson truck parking.  Nothing will be thrown from the parade entrants, including candy.  A blacksmith, panning for gold, a bike rally, and a poker run were other activities tentatively planned on.

The events hosted by the Chamber will be free of charge, and event organizers are still looking for vendor booths and even some concessions- sno cones, cotton candy- maybe a hamburger/hot dog lunch, popcorn, etc., that could be sold for a minimal fee, and perhaps even entertainment by local talent  groups.

“We’d love to have everybody get involved,” said Lowman. “We’ve only got a few weeks left to get things solidified, so we will need to know what everyone is doing by Friday, August 19 so we can start advertising.”

For more information or to schedule an activity, contact Carol Lowman, Chamber President at (435) 201-4997 or Sherri Sampson, Chamber Secretary, at Utah Independent Bank (435) 529-7459.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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