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The Vernal City Police Department is working with the Utah Highway Safety Office to keep Vernal a safe place for pedestrians and motorists. “The Vernal City Police Department will be conducting enforcement activities at several crosswalks within Vernal City, to include mid-block crosswalks, crosswalks at uncontrolled intersections, and crosswalks controlled by pedestrian activated crossing signals,” shares Vernal PD.
The unveiling of the Eric Dowdle painting on Wednesday morning at Vernal City Hall attracted a diverse crowd excited to get a closer look at the folk art’s local aspects. After a short welcome and introduction by Zions Bank officials, a video featuring Eric Dowdle was played, in which the artist further explained his inspiration on the project.
The transition at the Vernal Regional Airport to Skywest under United Airlines has gone well and numbers are up. Airport Manager Doug Brown gave a report during the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday explaining that the numbers for July are 150 percent higher than the highest previous numbers.
Officials are offering a firm reminder to the public on staying out of restricted areas near the Dollar Ridge Fire. Utah Fire Info shares that safety officers assigned to the fire noted an increase on Thursday of people attempting to enter areas near the fire.
The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office provided more information on a case this week in which a 19-year-old was sentenced to a minimum of 8 years in prison for a charge related to sexting with a 16-year-old. Based on the limited information released by the Sheriff’s Office and reported throughout the region in the media, questions came pouring into the Sheriff’s Office from people concerned that the punishment given to 19-year-old Colton Levi Minard did not fit the crime.
The community and many local businesses are joining together in a big way to help our neighbors in need. The Dollar Ridge Fire-Aid Fair has a goal of raising $50,000 dollars for those that lost homes in the Dollar Ridge Fire. The community is invited to be involved by participating in the Live Radio Auction on Eagle County 105.5 KLCY on Friday, August 24th.
The woman found guilty of shooting her husband in Craig last fall has been sentenced in Moffat County District Court. 40-year-old Rachel Niemeyer was found Guilty of Murder by a jury last May for the death of Michael Freese. Niemeyer had been charged last October with domestic violence and assault following the shooting death of Freese, her husband.
It’s that time of year again! Back to school can be full of mixed feelings including anxiety for those without Back To School gear. Thanks to Anadarko and their partners, many local kids won’t have to worry about that. In what has become an annual tradition, Anadarko along with the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce, Duchesne County Chamber of Commerce, and Walmart put together backpacks full of supplies on Wednesday that were then donated to the Uintah and Duchesne School Districts.
The Roosevelt Branch of the Duchesne County Library System has every reason to feel proud. The library’s summer reading program wrapped up last night and the numbers are in, setting records across the board. There were 1,199 participants of all ages that signed up at the beginning of the summer.
The Basin may be considered a rural area but there is no shortage of educational opportunities. UBTech announced this week the addition of four new programs for adults and secondary students which include: Surgical Technologist, IT Support Technician, Network Technician, and Security Technician.
A 19-year-old Green River, Wyoming man was sentenced to prison this month after having pleaded guilty to Sexual Exploitation of Children. Colton Levi Minard was sentenced on August 9th and was taken into custody of the Wyoming Department of Correction to “be therein imprisoned and confined for the period of not less than 8 years and not more than 10 years in the Wyoming Department of Corrections.”
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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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