Donation Made for CCC & POW Camp Restoration Project

At Wednesday night’s Salina City Council Meeting the first monetary donation came in for the CCC & POW Camp restoration project. The committee for the restoration project presented a donation from the Bert & Doris Olsen Family (formerly from Axtell) to Mayor Deaton and the city council.

It looks like this project is off to a great start. Thank you for this wonderful contribution!

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CCC & POW Camp in Salina on KSL Tonight

cccRestoration of the CCC & POW Camp is underway near the rodeo grounds in Salina, Utah. This project will help preserve the history of Salina and the WWII massacre that happened on July 8, 1945. Tonight, March 11, 2015, on KSL News at 6:00 pm there will be a story with details about this project.

Tax deductible monetary donations for this project can be sent to:
Salina City
PO Box 69
Salina, Utah 84654

For more information please call Salina City Offices – 435-529-7304


To keep up to date with the progress on this project please follow the Facebook page:
CCC & POW Camp Salina, Utah

Photoshop and InDesign Class Being Held at North Sevier Community Center


North Sevier Community Center will be holding their first computer class starting on March 19, 2015. The class will focus on Photoshop and InDesign. There is limited space so first come, first served. Registrations will start on March 9th. It will be a 6 week class held every Thursday at 6:30 pm in the North Sevier Community Center.

Cost is $30.

To register come into the Community Center starting Monday, March 9, 2015. Times to sign up are 4:45 – 7:45 am, 8:15 – 9:30 am, 12:00 – 3:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. If you cannot make it during any of these times you may contact Jess Deaton at 979-0779.


Get Ready for the 8th Annual Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival in Salina Utah

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Preparations are being made for the 8th Annual Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival to be held June 19-21, 2015 in Salina, Utah. Launches will be held each morning at 6:45 am. Right now there are 25 balloons scheduled to fly the skies of Salina and there is a waiting list for at least 10 more that would like to come if they are able to find sponsorship.

Volunteers, vendors and community members met at the Community Center met tonight with Mayor Deaton to discuss the future of the balloon festival. We would like to keep and grow the balloon festival in Salina and in order to do so we need to have volunteers and fundraisers. The Salina area needs to become a destination for tourists and families.

Here are the Confirmed Activities for Friday night:

  • Salina Fire Department Poker Tournament
  • The Wolf Country Showdown, Main Street 6:00 pm
  • Street Dance, Main Street, sponsored by the Lion’s Club

Confirmed Activities for Saturday

  • Aurora Fire Department Breakfast at launch site, 6-10 am
  • Craft and Food Vendors
  • Motorcycle and Classic Car Cruise
  • Entertainment on Main Street
  • Stage Entertainment starting at 7:00 pm
  • Balloon Glow at Sunset on Main Street
  • Poker Run sponsored by Salina Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Colored Chalk Throw sponsored by Salina Fire Department

There are still a lot of activities that can be done to support this event. Here are some ideas:

  • Inflatables (bounce house, slide, etc)
  • kite flying contest
  • face painting, carnival games, etc
  • 5K walk/run, bike race
  • street ball tournament
  • Chalk the walk contest
  • scavenger hunt
  • lawn mower races, pedal tractor races, etc


This is a great opportunity for fundraisers and to bring tourists and visitors to Salina.

Craft vendor applications will be available next week. Jean Beckstead is the vendor manager. Her number is 435-201-9616.

All food vendors must be approved through Paula Martin.

If there is an activity you would like to do, please confirm with
Paula Martin, Balloon Festival Director
Phone: 435-893-0458

At launch site each morning, greeting and handing out information, help with pairing up sponsors and pilots Friday morning, etc

To keep up with current information about the Eyes to The Sky Balloon Festival go to their website: