The future of coal production has been of great concern to all lately. At the Carbon County commission meeting on Wednesday evening, a video presentation from the Utah Office of Energy Development brought forth some hope.
This video stated that it is no secret Utah has one of the top performing economies in the Country and is fueled by clean energy. Much of that comes from coal, which happens to be Utah’s state rock. Coal supplies 75% of the electricity provided in the state of Utah, which is important when looking at the overall economic growth.
About 2,000 high paying jobs in Utah come from coal. More statistics and information can be found on the video presentation, which was praised by Commissioner Jae Potter. The Commissioners enjoyed the presentation so much, they informed the attendees that it can be viewed on their Facebook page.
Also presented before the commissioners during the meeting was the November Employee of the Month. However, this month the award was not given to an individual, but a whole department: The North Springs Shooting Range.
A representative of the range stated that the award is a celebration of showing gratitude to a staff that takes care of a great facility. According to him, the staff have never treated the range and the people associated any less than how they would treat their own families.
Frank Ori with Carbon County Recreation also spoke a few words. He stated that he has had the pleasure of being their supervisor for the last couple of years. He also informed attendees and the commissioners that they are looking to expand the range. Ori then encouraged people to come to the range, which is open Thursdays through Sundays from dawn to dusk.
Commissioner Casey Hopes praised the department as a whole.
“People go away saying that it is a top notch venue and that’s because of you guys,” Hopes stated.