Attorney General Press Conference

Attorney General Press Conference

Local law agencies were recognized on Wednesday for their work in arrests made on human trafficking in Utah. In the special press conference on Wednesday, Attorney General Sean Reyes announced human trafficking arrests and child sex exploitation charges that involved minors inside Utah and crossing state lines. Among the list of agencies specially recognized and praised was the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office and the Vernal Police Department.

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Holmes and Richens Sentenced

Holmes and Richens Sentenced

Two men involved in a home robbery in Vernal have been sentenced to prison. Last August, a trio of men entered a trailer home hoping to rob a safe they believed contained drugs and cash. They fled, leaving the homeowner stabbed and in critical condition, but the three men were later arrested. In March, 23-year-old Kaden Holmes pleaded guilty to reduced charges of attempted aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy while 25-year-old Lynn Richens pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated burglary and attempted criminal conspiracy.

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Office of Outdoor Recreation Grant Program

Office of Outdoor Recreation Grant Program

A grant program that has been utilized locally is once again accepting applications. The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation awards grants to nonprofits, youth programs and local or tribal government agencies for outdoor programs or projects that directly benefit the public. “Each year we see increased participation in outdoor activities within our local communities,” shares Director of the Office of Outdoor Recreation Tom Adams.

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Altamont Cowboy to Compete in NHSFR

Altamont Cowboy to Compete in NHSFR

An Altamont cowboy is climbing the ranks in high school rodeo. BoDell Jessen, a senior at Altamont High School will be competing at the 68th annual National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming later this month. BoDell qualified for the Utah team in bareback riding and calf roping. 

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