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Student Division Added To Rise And Thrive Business Pitch Competition

The Rise and Thrive Business Pitch Competition will make more dreams a reality this spring, including the ambitions of young dreamers. Innovation Hub Manager Lori Haslem shared this week that a student division has been added to the competition for any enrolled student in the Basin to pitch an idea for the chance to win a $5,000 dollar cash prize and scholarship opportunities.

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Help Get These Uintah Diplomas To The Right People

You know the phenomenon while moving of discovering treasures you didn’t even realize you had? Well that applies to more than just moving from one home to another.

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7th Annual ‘Cards 4 Kids At Heart’ Invites All To Get Crafting Homemade Cards

Nothing says “I care” quite like a homemade card and an important part of the population especially needs to get that message. It’s the 7th year for ‘Cards 4 Kids At Heart’ and it’s time to get crafting those homemade Valentines that will be delivered to senior citizens throughout the region in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Workforce Services Continue Mission Connecting Workforce With Employment

There have been plenty of ups and downs in the Uintah Basin economy over the years and one resource that remains committed to serving the community at all times is the Department of Workforce Services.

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New Agricultural Sciences Building Coming To Uintah High Campus

Uintah School District announced on Monday that construction on a new Agricultural Sciences classroom building at Uintah High School is moving forward.

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Uintah County Commission Approves Mineral Lease Allocations

The Uintah County Commission unanimously approved the mineral lease allocations during a January Commission meeting.

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Volunteers Needed At Ashley Valley Food Pantry

The local food pantries are a crucial resource in the Uintah Basin and one that relies on the generosity of local individuals and businesses. Obviously making donations of food is a valuable way to contribute but it’s not the only way. Volunteers to help during operating hours also make a huge difference.

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Ashley National Forest Explains Process Of Creating New Forest Plan

Ashley National Forest administrators presented before the Vernal Chamber of Commerce last week, sharing the extensive process of creating a new Forest Plan. The last Forest Management Plan was created in 1989 and has been amended 24 times over the years since.

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National Vaccine Mandate Discussed During Uintah County Commission Meeting

After taking care of county business on Monday, the Uintah County Commission meeting turned to a discussion on the national vaccine mandate. Commissioner Bill Stringer expressed his concerns about the growing shortage of medical personnel and what would happen if the vaccine mandate caused an even greater shortage.

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TriCounty Health Hosting Radon Awareness Online Event

TriCounty Health wants the public to be aware of a silent killer. It is estimated that one in three homes in Utah have elevated levels of radon and, sadly, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

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Missing Ballard Child Located In Good Condition

It is always devastating to hear that a child has gone missing but thankfully an incident that occurred Sunday evening in Uintah County had a positive conclusion.

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Uintah Girls And Boys Wrestling Teams Sweep Tournament Of Champions

Congratulations to both the Uintah girls and boys wrestling teams on winning this weekend’s Tournament of Champions. There were 14 girls teams with Uintah followed by Central-Grand Junction in 2nd, North Sanpete in 3rd, Juab in 4th, and Union in 5th.

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‘Lane Frost Challenge’ Announces Name Change Ahead Of This Weekend’s Event

The Lane Frost Challenge has been bringing outstanding bull riding entertainment to Vernal for over 20 years and while this weekend’s event will be bigger and better than ever, there will be one big change.

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Vernal Theatre: LIVE Celebrating 200 Performances

Vernal Theatre: LIVE’s fun new show, ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’, opens this Friday with the added bonus of a pre-show! In celebration of hitting and exceeding 200 season performances, those that get there early to the January 14th opening night will be treated to song numbers from past seasons.

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USU Finalizes Land Acknowledgement Statements Including One For Ute Tribe

Utah State University has announced that the land acknowledgement statements recognizing the lands of Indigenous peoples have been finalized and the Ute Indian Tribe is among the tribes acknowledged.

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Uintah Basin Water Summit This Week

Water is a topic that can’t be ignored and it will be thoroughly explored during an annual event this week.

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10-Year-Old Child Missing From Ballard Sunday Night

**UPDATE: CHILD LOCATED IN GOOD CONDITION** 10 year old, Delilah Reed, walked away from her home in Ballard at approximately 7:45 p.m. Sunday night. Anyone with information is asked to call Central Dispatch at 435-789-4222.

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Tenth Circuit Court Rules Ex-Employee Suit Against Ute Tribe Will Not Be Heard

A ruling issued on Thursday determined that Utah courts cannot hear a suit brought by an ex-employee against the Ute Indian Tribe.

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Was A Wolf Found In Duchesne County?

If you’ve heard the buzz about a potential wolf found dead in Duchesne County, wildlife officials are reporting that they do not believe that is the case.

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Roosevelt City Has Exciting Plans For Current Library Building Once Available

The Roosevelt Branch of the Duchesne County Library System has been an important part of the community and it will continue to be even when the library moves to its new location in the fall.

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