Superintendent Dockins Addresses Concerns Over Capital Projects

Superintendent Dockins Addresses Concerns Over Capital Projects

Superintendent Mark Dockins addressed concerns over capital projects currently underway at Uintah High School during Tuesday’s Uintah School Board meeting. "Five years ago, when we remodeled the high school, the plans called for a full renovation of the auditorium and an overhaul of the baseball, softball and soccer fields," Dockins said.

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Latest Data Released on Unemployment By County

The Department of Workforce Services released updated county unemployment numbers this week and very little has changed in northeastern Utah. Daggett County reported 4.5 percent unemployment for the second month in a row. Duchesne County stayed at 4.3 percent while Uintah County ticked slightly down from 4.6 to 4.5 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the State of Utah dropped a tenth of a percent from April to May landing at 3 percent, meaning about 48,100 Utahns were counted as unemployed and actively seeking work. Nationally, unemployment also dropped a tenth of a percent to 3.8 percent.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.

Roosevelt Fire Department Urges Extreme Caution With Fireworks


The Roosevelt Fire Department is urging extreme caution with fireworks this year. They have provided a map posted on the Roosevelt City Facebook page that shows the high risk areas within Roosevelt City and is asking that no fireworks be used in any of the Red section of the map. Yellow areas are also considered high risk and green areas may also be dangerous. The state of Utah allows fireworks to go on sale on June 24th and citizens are allowed to light them on July 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 11am to 11pm. The exception is on the 4th of July, fireworks can be set off until midnight. In celebration of Pioneer Day, fireworks are allowed on July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th with the exception of July 24th until midnight. “To reduce the risk of fire,” shares Roosevelt Fire Department, “make sure that you only light fireworks near wet grass or pavement. Do not light fireworks near any dry, open field...While it is legal to light fireworks this summer, it is considered a very high risk.” All that choose to use fireworks are urged to use caution.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.

DWR Launches ‘Fishing With The Fox’ Tagged Fish Contest For 8th Year

DWR Launches ‘Fishing With The Fox’ Tagged Fish Contest For 8th Year

The Division of Wildlife Resources has once again teamed up with 98.5 The Fox for the annual ‘Fishing with the Fox’ tagged fishing contest. From now until August 15th, anglers can fish at three designated bodies of water with a chance of catching a tagged fish. “Fishing with the Fox is in its 8th year and is a great way to encourage the public to get out to local Basin-waters and go fishing,” shares DWR Conservation Outreach Manager Tonya Kieffer-Selby.

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Duchesne County Welcoming WTC Utah For Round Table Discussion

Duchesne County Welcoming WTC Utah For Round Table Discussion


Duchesne County Economic Development is inviting anyone interested to attend a round table discussion coming up in Roosevelt with World Trade Center Utah. “Duchesne County Economic Development is so excited to partner with the World Trade Center Utah to bring their expertise to our community for a round table discussion,” shares Duchesne County Economic Development Director Irene Hansen.

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