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The bodies recovered inside a pickup truck from the Green River on Wednesday are believed to be the three Vernal men who went missing on May 22nd. The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office issued a release stating that the search for Robert Spoon, Jason Tilt and Jacob Tilt had continued on Wednesday with the search of a targeted area of the Green River in Jensen and that a vehicle matching that of the missing persons was located and pulled from the river at about 11:30am.
A man who drowned on Wednesday in Kenney Reservoir near Rangely, Colorado has been identified. 32-year-old Francis Manu had slid into the water off the cliffs and had not resurfaced.
Record heat has hit the west with areas of Nevada hitting 118 degrees and the Basin is feeling the heat as well. The unseasonable high temperatures are due to a strong high pressure over the region, shares National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Pringle.
The upcoming school year may seem like a lifetime away but TriCounty Health is urging parents to stay ahead of the crowd and get child immunizations up to date sooner rather than later. The closer school gets there is a rush to get things done, shares TriCounty Health Nursing Director Nicole Smith.
The Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce 4th Quarter Outstanding Public Service Award recipient is Sidney Smith. Smith is the general manager of the Holiday Inn Express who has been in Vernal for 5 years now. Smith is known in the community as a para-triathlete and has been featured this year in media as an inspiration.
Hiking, biking, camping and hunting are all favorite pastimes for Basin residents and are all activities that increase the odds of encountering a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes are found throughout Utah and two of the eight rattlesnake subspecies are common to the Basin area.
The Uintah County Commission approved a tax rate on Wednesday that will keep taxes the same as citizens paid in 2016. The topic flared up last week when a tax rate was presented to the Commissioners that would increase the cost to property owners by $6 dollars on a $100,000 dollar home or $11 dollars on a $100,000 dollar business.
Crews responded to a fire in Uintah County on Tuesday. According to Fire Marshal Jeremy Raymond, the fire occurred around 5:30am and crews from Vernal City and Uintah County Fire Departments responded. The structure fire was located at approximately 1000 South 3700 West.
Vernal City Manager Ken Bassett will soon pass off the torch to a new City Manager. Bassett began his employment with Vernal City in 1978 as the Assistant City Manager. He took over the Manager position in 1981.
Mother nature joined the Outlaw Trail Theater stage crew for Tuesday’s performance of Singin’ in the Rain, providing scenic lightning in the background for the show’s signature number. Crowds have loved this year’s production of the iconic musical that includes all the dancing and music from the famous movie.
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The Uintah County Fair provided an "Under the Sea" experience at the Uintah Conference Center. Arts, crafts, photography, and even baked goods were on display among the tropical decorations.
High winds caused damage around the Basin this week. Trees fell on homes, trampolines were disassembled and flown to new locations and garbage cans rolled down streets.
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.
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