Crowds were above expectation at Duchesne County events over the last month. According to Duchesne County Economic Development Director Irene Hansen, both the fair and UBIC were extremely well attended by both residents within the Basin and visitors from out of town. “Between the two weeks there were easily several thousand people who came to the Basin for these events from out of town. With downturn the most important thing we can do is keep our traditions going,” shares Hansen. “We have families whose kids have moved away but they gather back for these events so their kids can experience these traditions.” Naturally, the influx of people infuses money into the community with restaurants and shops busy with visitors and that, says Hansen, provides a priceless boost for local commerce.