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Plans on the Uintah County Trails Master Plan continues forward and a public meeting is scheduled in the coming weeks to gather further input from the public. Last spring, the trails committee held several public hearings that contributed to the work that has been done in the many months since.
Vernal Chamber luncheon didn’t disappoint on Tuesday thanks to a presentation by Simplot blasting supervisor Cassidy McAllister. Simplot Phosphates, LLC not only channels around $38 million dollars into the Vernal and Rock Springs economies through employee salaries, it is also a major supporter of community events like Holly Days and Trees for Charity.
January is National Radon Action Month and TriCounty Health Department is encouraging residents to test their home for radon levels. Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring toxic gas that is emitted from minerals in the ground.
Certified destruction of data on computers and devices is not easy to come by but a window of opportunity is now open. A free electronics recycling event hosted by the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce and TriCounty Health Department will run through the month of January.
Could you read 100 books in 6 weeks? Probably depends on which books. How about 100 chapters of books? Every year the Uintah County Library celebrates the birthday of the unforgettable Dr. Seuss and have issued a challenge this year along with the Uintah County Literacy Commission in advance of his birthday on March 2nd.
Sometimes instincts to help have the opposite effect, even in rescuing animals. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory on Tuesday concerning well-intended people taking sheep dogs from their post while on duty.
One local restaurant with deep roots is celebrating their heritage along with favorite local dishes. 85 years ago, Warren and Daisy Belcher opened a hot dog stand they called the “Grub Box” which was renamed the 7-11 Ranch Restaurant in 1949.
The Uintah High School wrestling team takes competition seriously and it paid off over the weekend at the Tournament of Champions in Vernal. Out of 28 teams, the Utes took 1st place with a team combined total of 223 points. Juab came in 2nd and Delta 3rd. Other teams from the region competed as well.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and if you think this only applies to far away places, think again. According to Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell, our area is not immune to the issues of human trafficking.
Vernal Regional Airport manager Doug Brown gave a report to the board of the Uintah Transportation Special Service District on Thursday evening. Brown explained to the board the need to analyze the rates at the airport. Brown specifically wanted to discuss the lease rates for the hangers at the airport.
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