Northeast Price residents may have heard a loud blast on Monday afternoon. This was due to construction blasting that occurred for the Carbon High School baseball field construction project.
According to the Price City Police Department, the blast occurred around 2 p.m. on Monday. This was needed to break up shale for a necessary trench.
The police department reported that the blasting was anti-climatic, but involved some attendant noise and ground movement.
The Price City Council approved the CIB Grant Contract with the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) for the project in July. In partnership with Carbon School District, the council approved the signage for the grant, amounting to $1,562,000, all of which will be granted to Price City for the community baseball complex project.
This project has been in the works for Carbon School District for several years. Due to insufficient funds, however, the renovations at the complex were impossible for the district to complete on their own.
The partnership between Price City and Carbon School District will allow great success for both sides. The high school teams will be able to return to their home field for games, while the new fields will open more opportunities for larger ball tournaments for the city.
Photos by Jeff Barrett