Ashley Valley Flood Control Meeting Tonight

A public meeting scheduled for tonight will explore the planning of future Ashley Valley Flood Control projects. According to Sunrise Engineering, the planning process currently happening “seeks to obtain input from residents of Uintah County who live inside Ashley Valley but outside Vernal City and Naples City.” Tonight’s meeting will include a review of the 2008 Ashley Valley Storm Water Master Plan and what that means for current planning efforts. Sunrise Engineer has also “collected data of where it floods, how much and when,” explains Commissioner Bill Stringer. The County has been exploring ways to mitigate flood risks in the Ashley Valley in recent years and was awarded $8.7 million dollars in grant funding along with a $2.1 million dollar zero percent interest loan for the project through the Community Impact Board earlier this year. The public flood control meeting will be held on tonight, November 29th, at the Western Park from 6-8pm.


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.