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The future of BTA has been a hot topic in Uintah County this year and tonight the board for the Uintah Transportation Special Service District will address the transit system funding for 2019. The board approved the 2019 funding for the BTA in December but decided to pay BTA on a month to month basis.
Three separate incidents of stranded snowmobilers in recent days required the help of Search and Rescue. According to Wasatch County Search and Rescue, 9-1-1 was called by a female who was sledding in the Strawberry area on Tuesday evening around 6:42pm but who had become stranded. “She was sledding alone and became stuck in the snow,” shares Search and Rescue.
The future of BTA has been a hot topic in Uintah County this year and tonight the board for the Uintah Transportation Special Service District will address the transit system funding for 2019. The board approved the 2019 funding for the BTA in December but decided to pay BTA on a month to month basis. On February 25th, community members showed up in force to the Uintah County joint city-county meeting where the future of BTA was discussed, public input was received, and questions were answered about the UTSSD budget.
Thanks to the hard work of volunteers acquiring a special grant, tonight’s performance of the VernalUTAH Storytelling Festival is free to the public. The Grand Night of Tales being held tonight at the Vernal Middle School Auditorium will be the first night of performances by world class storytellers. “When I was in junior high, I couldn’t wait to go see the festival performances at the high school,” shares committee member Katie Ufford.
The time has arrived! The ribbon cutting for the new UBTech Welding Technology Building is being held today. Although the project came together fairly quickly for a project of its size it was still quite an endeavor. As the acclaim of UBTech welding program continued to grow and the students brought back numerous awards, it was apparent to UBTech President Aaron Weight that a new building was necessary.
Thousands of Basin citizens with severe bouts of cabin fever are expected to flock to the Western Park this weekend to kick off spring with a favorite annual event. The 26th annual Home & Garden Show & Outdoor Expo, presented by Evans Family Media, is the largest retail trade event in Northeastern Utah and it is taking place this Friday and Saturday.
UBTech is the recipient of yet another generous donation, this time to upgrade their Health Simulation Education Center. UBTech announced in a recent press release that mid-stream gas company Andeavor Logistics has made a $40,000 dollar gift to the school that will be used to purchase simulation equipment to give students hands-on practice in both emergency and non-emergency medically-related situations.
As the Uintah Basin fluxes with a boom or bust economy innovation is needed to stabilize the economy in those bust states. Recently the Vernal Chamber of Commerce held their weekly luncheon at the facility of a local company looking to create such innovation. The company is Dragon Shale, LLC. Currently in the oil production process, kerogen oil, which is rich in certain chemicals valued in petrochemical and related industries, is destroyed in the process of making fuels.
The City of Roosevelt is wanting the feedback of its residents to help plan for the future. To prepare a course of growth and expansion as well as maintain its infrastructure, the city is going through the process of updating their master plans that will guide the direction of the city for the next 15 to 20 years.
With Spring Break coming up, many families are making plans to take trips while others plan to stay home and just get outside. Unfortunately, some local options will be limited as Dinosaur National Monument announces that they are still under a considerable amount of snow. Even without drifting, snow depths on the roads are impassable.
Duchesne County Community Development Director Mike Hyde has some information to help those interested in purchasing land in Duchesne County. Among his list of ‘Things to Know Before Purchasing Land in Duchesne County’ is the following. First and foremost, building permits are required for any building that is designed or intended for human occupancy, regardless of size.
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Vernal City Councilman and business owner Ted Munford stunned the crowd at the annual Halloween Mayor’s Walk again this year with this jaw dropping creation. This is just one of the many similar Halloween costumes he has built over the years. Thank you Ted for this incredible demonstration of love for your community and our children over the years.
There was fellowship, food, and fun at St. James Greater Catholic Church in Vernal on Saturday for the 2018 Feast of St. James Carnival. All were invited and many were able to come enjoy delicious Mexican, Filipino, and Vietnamese food, as well as catfish fried by the Knights of Columbus. Vibrant traditional dances from Mexico were also performed.
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