Ballard City Celebrates 40 Years

One local community has plenty to celebrate with their upcoming 40th anniversary celebration approaching. Sandwiched between the Ute Tribe and Roosevelt City, Ballard is a unique mix of residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial uses with new development in recent years including hotels and their own Shopko. The City reports a stable population over the last 28 years. The 2000 census population registered at 566 people which was slightly down from the 1990 census. The July 2007 estimated population reached 677 community members and is within the same range today. Ballard is celebrating 40 years as a wonderful community on July 30th with events being held all day, headquartered at Serenity Park. All are welcome!


Steve Evans

Steve’s Broadcast Career began in 1985. He has experience working in markets such as Salt Lake City, Springfield Mo, Albuquerque N.M., Wichita Ks, and Saint George, Utah. Since 1994 Steve has raised a family and lived in Vernal and is proud to call North Eastern Utah home. A Regan Republican since 1980, Steve is a champion of conservative values both social and political. Holding firm to these values in business has been a philosophy that has served KVEL, and the communities it serves, well. He writes human interest stories about local community members  on "Round the Town."