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BLM Performs Wild Horse Roundup in Moffat County

The exceptional drought and lack of forage is the main reason cited by the BLM for the emergency gathering of wild horses in Moffat County this month. According to the BLM announcement, the emergency wild horse gather from the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area began on September 1st about 45 miles west of Craig.

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Local DiaBESTIES Support Group Invites Families With T1 Diabetic Kids To Join

Learning that your child has Type 1 Diabetes is of course overwhelming but one local mother is looking to receive and to give support as she embarks on their family’s journey.

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Uintah County Library Celebrating UTE Spirit Week

In honor of Uintah High School’s Homecoming this weekend the Uintah County Library is having a Spirit Week too. Things kicked off on Monday with 40’s smarties look with today being the Fab 50’s.

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500 Attend Vernal PhenomeCon From All Over United States and Beyond

The verdict is in: The Vernal PhenomeCon was an absolute success and there is more to come. “We had about 500 people attend,” shares Uintah County Travel and Tourism Director Lesha Coltharp. “Everyone was amazed by the speakers, the community and Conference Center.”

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Local Hospitals at Capacity in Emergency Rooms and Intensive Care Units

Uintah County issued a press release to the public on Friday urging all to consider their activities while medical care is limited. In the press release they shared the following: “Uintah Basin Medical Center and Ashley Regional Medical Hospital have reported that each are at capacity in the emergency rooms and intensive care units.

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Uintah Basin Community Shows Up For 9/11 National Day of Service

All over the Uintah Basin on Saturday, community members found ways to serve as part of the 9/11 National Day of Service. Just Serve Uintah Basin shared some of the projects accomplished. In Ballard, 150 people showed up from the Roosevelt area to clean 180 acres of land that had been used as a dumping site for years but has now been made into the Carnage Bike Trail.

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‘Gather Hear Tour’ Piano Concert This Week At Uintah County Library

The Uintah County Library is excited to host pianist Miki Sawada on the Utah leg of her ‘Gather Hear Tour’. The Uintah County Library announcement shares that Sawada is taking her piano across the country to heal divisions between people through music.

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Dinosaur National Monument Moves to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Dinosaur National Monument announced Friday that, due to current and forecasted weather, the Monument has moved from Stage 2 to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.

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Local Tech Company Warns Of Facebook Scam

It’s not a new scam but it continues to get new victims. Local tech company, Techris Design, is offering some free advice in the form of a scam warning. “Be careful who you accept a friend request from on Facebook,” shares the warning. “Your information might be used against you.”

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Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Checkpoints

Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office shared this week that deputies issued several citations and warnings during the busy holiday weekend after stopping hundreds of drivers at an administrative checkpoint in western Duchesne County. Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Monty Nay reports that 360 vehicles were stopped at a checkpoint on Highway 35 just west of Hanna on September 6th.

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Jury Finds Former Craig Councilman Guilty of Charges from Predator Sting

A jury found a former Craig Councilman Guilty of charges associated with an internet predator sting near Denver nearly two years ago. According to the Arrest Affidavit, Brian Paul Mackenzie was arrested on October 11th, 2019 for the crimes of Internet Luring of a Child, Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, and Criminal Attempt Sexual Assault on a Child.

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Uintah High School Holds 9/11 Day of Remembrance

On Thursday morning, Uintah High School students gathered for an annual tradition. Every year on or near September 11th, the student body of Uintah High School gathers outside at the flag pole for a special ceremony. The school’s old flag is retired and a new flag is raised in its place.

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COVID-19 Transmission Index and Update (9/9-9/15)

As of Thursday, September 9th, TriCounty Health Department reported 6,243 total COVID-19 cases in the tri-county area to date, an increase of 97 new cases from the day before. According to Thursday’s data, there are currently 849 active cases.

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Uintah County Library Invites Community to Nostalgic Movie Night on Fridays

Uintah County Library has your Friday date night or family night covered with movie nights featuring nostalgic movie favorites from the 80s and 90s. Librarian Marriah Jackson said, "Our first movie was on the Friday before Labor Day, and despite being a busy weekend for families, we were happy to have had a great night.

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Poker Night Tonight Supporting Upcoming ‘Out of the Darkness’ Walk

Tonight is Poker Night at the Elk’s Lodge in Vernal and all the fun will be supporting a very important cause. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and the proceeds from tonight will go to local suicide prevention efforts in coordination with the annual ‘Out of the Darkness’ Walk coming up September 25th at the Colton Pavilion.

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Duchesne County School District COVID-19 Numbers By School

Duchesne County School District has a reminder for community members. “[The district’s COVID-19] protocols include a plan that, if positive test case numbers reach a certain threshold, would result in online instruction for a time,” shares the announcement.

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‘Always Enough; Live The Story’ Suicide Awareness Walk and Banquet to Help Local Family

It is National Suicide Prevention Week and an upcoming event in Vernal aims to spread awareness and help a local family trying to get back on their feet.

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Rifle Municipal Court Announces Bench Warrant Amnesty Day

Want to avoid being arrested on a Rifle Municipal Court warrant? Rifle Police Department has shared that the court is offering anyone with an outstanding warrant the opportunity to come handle the case and get rid of the warrant without fear of being arrested.

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How to Protect Against West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is in the news after a northern Utah resident died from the virus. While there has not been a report of West Nile Virus activity in the Uintah Basin yet, health department officials say it is only a matter of time and all should take precautions now.

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*Cancelled* Kokanee Salmon Viewing at Sheep Creek Event

*Event Cancelled*

A magical annual event in Daggett County is around the corner. “We’re hoping to see really good numbers of kokanee in their bright red, spawning colors,”said DWR Northeastern Region Outreach Manager Tonya Kieffer-Selby.

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