Attendance High for Duchesne County Events

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.


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.