Ballard Adopts Unified Animal Control Ordinance

To help keep the public in the know, there has been a change to animal control for Ballard City that started on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Ballard previously contracted with Roosevelt City for all their animal control and shelter services. With the new changes, the city has adopted the Unified Animal Control Ordinance that Uintah County, Vernal City, and Naples City have been using. What that means for the city of Ballard is that district animal control officers will now patrol the area, take enforcement actions, and all other duties within the city, as well as in the unincorporated county lands surrounding. Also any stray animals picked up will be brought to the animal shelter in Vernal for holding and impound. For information on services, missing animals or livestock, adoption, or owner release of animal, call 435-781-7297. For animal control complaints, do NOT contact the shelter. Call Central Dispatch at 435-789-4222.     


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.