Back to School

It’s time again for backpacks, homework and school lunch. Local schools are ready to jump back into things with Uintah School District’s first dayThursday, August 18th, and Duchesne County School District set to start on Wednesday, August 24th. According to Duchesne County School District Superintendent Dave Brotherson, about 5,000 students are expected in his district for the new school year. “Whether you are a student, parent, business owner, community leader, or resident, you play an important role in the success of our district,” shares Brotherson. “...I am confident that this will be a fantastic school year and we will all work together to make it so!” Brotherson says the Duchesne County School District has new personnel joining the staff who “will bring a wealth of knowledge and excitement” to the coming school year. For Duchesne County School District information, visit For Uintah School District information, visit


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.