New Courthouse in Carbon County….or Should the Money be Spent on a Rec Center?

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Local high school student, Nick Kiahtipes, is spearheading an effort to get Carbon County Commissioners to divert funds that have been established for a new county courthouse, to construct a recreation facility for the youth in the community.

“When I found out about the new courthouse, it just didn’t sit well with me. В Especially knowing that our county could do so much more with it’s money.”

Kiahtipes is the junior class president at Carbon High, and as such, he has involved Carbon High School’s Student Government in his plight. “I knew this would be something the student government would love to get behind,” said Kiahtipes.

Kiahtipes and the student government have placed petitions in numerous Carbon County locations for residents to sign. В You can sign a petition to support their effort at Market Express, DollarTree, Southeast Paint, American West Bank, Price City Library, Wix Plaza, Dinosaur Tire, Price Auto Group, Sutherlands, Tony Basso GM and Emery Telcom’s Price Business Office.

“My goal is to have 500 people sign the petition. As of right now, we have about 250 signatures,” Kiahtipes reported.

Kiahtipes and his supporters will present the petition to the Carbon County Commissioners at a meeting on August 15 at 4:30 p.m. В He urges all who agree with the proposed recreation center to attend the meeting.

“Our goal for this meeting,” said Kiahtipes, “is to have the commissioners stop the progress of the new courthouse, take a step back, look at all their options, and have a plan to answer the questions that the public has.”

“The most important thing the public can do is show up at the meeting on Wednesday,” he said.

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