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A famous Utah artist will soon be focusing his creative energy on capturing the magic of the Uintah Basin. Eric Dowdle is known for his folk art often sold in the form of puzzles but more recently receiving attention for the TV show Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle, now in its second season of production.
A group of graduating seniors took a walk down memory lane to Davis Elementary on Monday ready to dig up memories. The group of about 25 seniors attended Davis Elementary School during their 5th grade year and had buried a time capsule full of memorabilia.
Every year cemeteries throughout the Basin are visited on and around Memorial Day and local officials are requesting help in preparing the cemeteries for visitors. Last month, local officials began discussions on cemetery preparations for Memorial weekend.
A free community event is celebrating a local hobby and all are invited. A celebration of biking and family fun, NUMBFest 2017 is being held at McCoy Flats this Saturday, May 27th from 9am to 3pm. NUMB, standing for the Northeastern Utah Mountain Bikers, hosts the event as their annual fundraiser to support infrastructure and needs of local trails.
Updated unemployment rates by county have been announced with a slight downward shift for Basin counties. Daggett County ticked down from 4.1 to 4 percent unemployment. Duchesne County fell slightly from 6.2 to 6 percent unemployment while Uintah County lowered incrementally from 6.7 to 6.6 percent unemployment.
Attending the annual Jones Hole Hatchery Fishing Day is a tradition for many Basin families but the fun is being shifted to another location for this year’s free fishing celebration on June 10th. According to the Division of Wildlife Resources, the event has been moved to Matt Warner Reservoir due to increasing threats from invasive New Zealand mud snails at the Jones Hole Fish Hatchery.
UDOT issued an emergency alert on Saturday that US-191 was closed in Uintah County due to road damage. As of Sunday night the roadway was open but reduced to one open lane of alternating traffic at Mile Post 364, about 8 miles north of Vernal.
The Utah Republican Party has new leadership in its ranks including a well-known Uintah Basin-ite. On Saturday, delegates at the Utah Republican Party convention elected Rob Anderson as the new Utah GOP chairman and the Basin’s own Joni Crane as the new vice-chair over the two-term chairman James Evans and vice-chair Phill Wright.
The centennial of a very special historic building was celebrated on Friday in the dead center of Vernal. Locals at least know the story of the brick-by-mail building that now houses Zions Bank on the corner of Main Street and Vernal Avenue.
7 months of gathering shoes sure adds up! Miss Uintah Basin 2016 Marinn Pearson rented the biggest Uhaul moving truck available in Vernal over the weekend and filled it completely full of shoe donations.
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The Duchesne County Sheriff's Office has enjoyed a busy spring of D.A.R.E graduations throughout the county. This group of 5th graders at Duchesne Elementary were excited to accept their certificates and memorabilia for completing the D.A.R.E. program.
Uintah FFA Greenhouse is having bedding plant sales. They are open Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 3:-5:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
They are located directly behind Uintah High School. They have a great selection for Mother’s Day with many bedding plants, flower containers and hanging baskets.
Oh the things you can think and the show you can see! The young cast has entertained the young and old. Seussical The Musical is the closing show of the first season of Vernal Theatre: LIVE.
Visitors of the Utah Field House are enjoying spring weather to explore the gardens. Renovations to the outdoor gardens were complete in 2016.
Dr. Bankhead made a stop at Ollivanders wand shop in advance of the UBOC spring concert last week. The choir and orchestra's performance of Double Trouble from Harry Potter carried with extra magic as Dr. Bankhead conducted with a real wizard's wand.
6 month old "Gilby" needs a family. Uintah County Shelter S.S.D. staff say's he acts more like a dog than cat. Call the shelter at 781-7297 if you'd like to adopt Gilby.
Santa worked hard to be a good boy this year and took the opportunity to tell Sheriff Norton what he hoped to find under his tree. Clearly, the Sheriff's Office Kid Christmas Party was an absolute success.
The Uintah High Band marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade earlier this month, experiencing a trip to Hawaii that the students will never forget. There were many somber moments when the students thanked veterans, visited memorials and learned about the day in history 75 years ago that changed the world.
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