Airport Project Delayed

The Vernal Regional Airport runway project is facing what is expected to be a temporary delay. According to Uintah Transportation Special Service District Chairman Duane Shepherd, the FAA is performing a review to ensure that wetlands affected by the project are handled properly. Last spring, the engineering agreement with GDA on the airport runway project was amended requiring that wetlands be expanded upon in the Jensen area to cover about 7 acres to make up for wetlands acreage affected by the project. “We have a finding of no significance here but the FAA still wants to review it,” explains Shepherd. “This is not a huge deal. It’s just making sure every ‘t’ is crossed and ‘i’ is dotted.” Shepherd says they expect crews to be back to work soon.


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.