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Superintendent Mark Dockins addressed concerns over capital projects currently underway at Uintah High School during Tuesday’s Uintah School Board meeting. "Five years ago, when we remodeled the high school, the plans called for a full renovation of the auditorium and an overhaul of the baseball, softball and soccer fields," Dockins said.
The Division of Wildlife Resources has once again teamed up with 98.5 The Fox for the annual ‘Fishing with the Fox’ tagged fishing contest. From now until August 15th, anglers can fish at three designated bodies of water with a chance of catching a tagged fish. “Fishing with the Fox is in its 8th year and is a great way to encourage the public to get out to local Basin-waters and go fishing,” shares DWR Conservation Outreach Manager Tonya Kieffer-Selby.
Duchesne County Economic Development is inviting anyone interested to attend a round table discussion coming up in Roosevelt with World Trade Center Utah. “Duchesne County Economic Development is so excited to partner with the World Trade Center Utah to bring their expertise to our community for a round table discussion,” shares Duchesne County Economic Development Director Irene Hansen.
Miraculously no lives were lost in a serious accident on Highway 40 near the Colorado border on Wednesday evening. According to Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce, an accident occurred about 10 miles west of the state line at approximately 5:37pm when a pickup truck crossed the center line and hit an oncoming semi head on.
Yes, many motions were made and failed. Yes, frustrations ran high and many struggled to understand how they can pay a higher property tax rate with the county walking away with less money. In the end, Wednesday’s special Uintah County Commission meeting accomplished, after three grueling hours, what it set out to accomplish: the approval of a tax rate before the State Tax Commission takes over the matter following the June 22nd deadline.
The Uintah School Board met Tuesday night and approved the 2018-2019 Fiscal Budget. The $82.1 million dollar budget was approved in a 4 to 1 vote. According to a release from the Uintah School District, $58.6 million dollars of that is for the operations and maintenance fund which includes employee salaries.
With a feeling of Déjà vu, Uintah County Commissioners grappled again with the adoption of the State recommended Certified Tax Rate. If adopted, the 2018 Certified Tax Rate would increase property taxes by approximately $11 dollars per $100,000 dollars in home value with the county receiving an additional $749,000 dollars in order to provide the county with the same revenue totals as 2017.
The Uintah County Commission reviewed bids for remodeling work to better suit the
needs of the Community Development Department during Monday’s Commission
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