OUR 5K Success

Locals came out in force Friday running under a brilliant pink sunset to support the Operation Underground Railroad 5K on Aggie Blvd and Main Street in Vernal. Registrations exceeded original goals for the event with 255 total registered for the race and 200 of those crossing the finish line in the event where every penny was pledged to Operation Underground Railroad in the fight against human trafficking around the world.  After a successful first year for the 5K, plans are already underway to make the event even bigger and better next year. The first board meeting for the Vernal OUR 5K has been scheduled for September 1st where a volunteer list will be made and next year’s team for planning the event will be formed. Those interested in getting involved in the cause of modern day abolitionists are welcome to come September 1st at the Uintah County Library at7:00pm.


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."