5th Annual Vernal City Recovery Day Event a Success

September is National Recovery Month and Vernal was home to its 5th Annual Recovery Day Event over the weekend. Friday night individuals were able to share their stories during an open speaker meeting of how they got clean and what they are doing to continue on their journey. Saturday started with a walk, followed by an all day Softball Tournament and BBQ, with the purpose of providing a time to support one another and build camaraderie. “Most of our participants are people who are in recovery or individuals who have family members that have struggled with substance abuse,” shares Vernal City Recovery Day Coalition Executive Director Debi Prisbrey. “This event is a time for individuals who are struggling or who have struggled to come together for some fun, share their stories, and take part in a celebration of recovery.” Prisbrey says there are many local resources to help families affected by addiction. A great place to start is at www.MyUSARA.com.


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.