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Roosevelt Library Construction Update

Construction has started again on the new Roosevelt Library. Duchesne County Library Director Daniel Mauchley shares that the work picked back up after the arrival of the roof trusses.

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Bureau Of Reclamation Outlines Further Drought Response Actions

The Bureau of Reclamation issued a press release on Tuesday outlining further details of the actions being taken in response to the drought and dangerous water levels at Lake Powell. As most have heard, the plan relies on water releases from from Flaming Gorge Reservoir upstream.

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TriCounty Health Department Presents Public Health Assessment

In an effort to understand what our community needs, TriCounty Health recently asked the public to complete a survey that gathered information on various health issues locals have observed.

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Utah Wildlife Board Reduces Amount Of Deer Hunting Permits

The Utah Wildlife Board has approved changes to the 2022 hunting permits, including a decrease in deer hunting permits. The objective is to have just over 400,000 deer across Utah with the current estimated at 305,700 deer.

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Ashley National Forest Roads Update

Ashley National Forest shares that more gates on the Vernal Ranger District have been opened while some closures remain. “Many places on the Red Cloud Loop and White Cloud Loop roads are still not accessible due to snow,” shares the announcement.

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10th Circuit Court Of Appeals Upholds Previous Ruling In Ute Tribe Water Dispute

A water dispute between the Ute Indian Tribe and a Tridell landowner has received further guidance from federal courts.

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Duchesne County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Back Duchesne County Dude

The Duchsene County Dude is making a comeback and the Duchesne County Chamber of Commerce is using the Dude as a creative way to get everyone to talk about local legends, modern myths and the tall tales of the community.

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Uintah Water Conservancy District Update

William Merkley, General Manager of the Uintah Water Conservancy District, provided a district update recently to the Vernal Chamber of Commerce.

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Registration Ends This Week For Flaming Gorge Fish Derby

Registration closes this week for the Flaming Gorge Fish Derby taking place May 14th and 15th.

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USU Uintah Basin Celebrates Class Of 2022

Saturday was an exciting day as USU Uintah Basin celebrated the Class of 2022 at the Uintah Conference Center. The graduates included 127 students earning 75 associate, 53 bachelor’s, and 9 master’s degrees as well as 1 graduate certificate.

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Uintah High School FFA Chapter Have Great Showing At State

This last week the Uintah FFA Chapter members competed at the 2022 Utah FFA Association State Career Development Events. Over 1,900 FFA members from 90 plus chapters attended. The Nursery/Landscape Team of Audie Christensen, Hadley Horrocks, Jesse Aguilar and Taysia Richens took 1st at State.

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Driver In Serious Condition Following Head On Crash On North Vernal Avenue

A driver is in serious condition following a head on crash on North Vernal Avenue Tuesday afternoon. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 12:30pm at milepost 355 on Highway 191.

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Fugitive Wanted Out Of Colorado Arrested In Vernal

A fugitive wanted out of Colorado was arrested in Vernal on Friday. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Stanley Lucero had a half a million dollar warrant out for his arrest in connection to a homicide that took place in Grand Junction.

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Uintah Fire District Receives Funding For Tridell Fire Station/Community Center

Plans for a fire station/Community Center in Tridell are coming together. The Uintah Fire District announced on Friday that CIB funding has been awarded for the project in the amount of a $2,973,000 dollar grant and a 0.5 percent 30-year loan of $500,000 dollars.

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Great Turn Out For Duchesne County Special Olympic Torch Run; Uintah’s Today

It was one of the biggest years of participation for the Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run in Duchesne County on Thursday. “This is one event Duchesne County Sheriff Deputies and staff look forward to every year,” shares the Sheriff’s Office.

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MAPLand Act Signed Into Law

Congressman Blake Moore’s Modernizing Access to our Public Land (MAPLand) Act has officially been signed into law. The MAPLand Act will direct federal land management agencies to digitize and standardize mapping records.

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Avian Influenza Outbreak Has Been Found In Utah

The Division of Wildlife Resources reports that the current avian influenza outbreak in the U.S. has also infected birds in Utah after a backyard flock of poultry tested positive for the virus.

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Department of Workforce Service Program Specialist On Apprenticeship

Alexia Murphy, the Department of Workforce Service Program Specialist, shared information about the Apprenticeship program during a recent Vernal Chamber luncheon.

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Nine Mile Canyon To Receive Interpretive Infrastructure Improvements

The Bureau of Land Management has authorized improvements to the visitor experience at Nine Mile Canyon in Duchesne and Carbon Counties.

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Uintah School District Receives Donation from Blowishes for Emily

The Uintah School District has offered a heartfelt thanks for a generous donation. Blowishes for Emily donated $2,500 to the school district’s Foods Department.

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