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Award winning welding students at UBATC have not only paved the way for their own future but contributed to the brightening of the future of UBATC as a whole. UBATC President Aaron Weight announced on Thursday a landmark three-way agreement between UBATC and two industry leaders, NORCO Welding Supply and Miller Electric Manufacturing.
The Mile Marker 24 Fire east of Meeker is contained. The blaze started after a Controlled Burn of ditches on private land got out of control on Tuesday. On Wednesdaynight, the fire was 80 percent contained.
Americans, including plenty in the Uintah Basin, are hoping for more affordable healthcare options with a new administration in office. Senator Mike Lee shared his perspective on repealing Obamacare during his visit to the Uintah Basin this week.
The efforts of local law enforcement and TriCounty Health Department are aimed at keeping prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. The next Drug Take Back event will be held in Vernal and Roosevelt this Saturday as an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs, no questions asked.
Sometimes instincts to help have the opposite effect, even in rescuing animals. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory on Wednesday concerning well-intended people taking sheep dogs from their post while on duty.
With the snow melted and weather improving it is cleanup time around the Basin. Both Uintah and Duchesne County’s spring clean up is ongoing and will be assisted by free landfill week coming up April 22nd through the 29th.
The Merrell and Standefer families released a statement today, announcing that, while they are still praying for a miracle in the Grand Canyon, the search for 62-year-old Lou Ann Merrell of Vernal and her grandson 14-year-old Jackson Standefer will continue on a limited basis.
The investigation’s initial report from the Utah Department of Corrections has resulted in the termination of two Daggett County Jail employees and the resignation of another. On February 17th, the Utah Department of Corrections removed 80 state inmates from the Daggett County Jail as part of the investigation of alleged misconduct by staff.
Fire season is already underway as multiple agencies battle the Mile Marker 24 Fire twenty miles east of Meeker. On Tuesday, April 18th, at approximately 2:30pm, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that a private controlled burn had gotten out of control.
Installing a sewer system and connecting it with Roosevelt City is becoming a closer possibility for Stonegate Subdivision after the approval of further funding for the project.
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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.
Duchesne County Sheriff's Office went on a special mission for Santa on Thursday to deliver some presents to students at Con Amore School in Myton. The kids were delighted to see the special visitors and be the recipients of some Christmas cheer.
Despite a shaky economy, new businesses continue to open in the Basin, optimistic about the future. New car detailing shop Executive Importz, located on West Main in Vernal, had their ribbon cutting on Wednesday.
Commissioner Mark Raymond was recognized by the Uintah Basin Association of Governments on Thursday for his many years of service as Commissioner of Uintah County. His second term as Commissioner ends with the new year.
Mornings in the Basin this week have been plenty cold. Rumor has it the chill in the air and a little snow on the ground are signs of bigger things to come over the weekend. Get your boots on and shovels ready!
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