Blue Ribbons Tied from Duchesne to Naples

Citizens throughout the Basin bundled up and endured the frigid cold on Friday in order to hang blue ribbons down the main streets from Duchesne to Naples in advance of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Communities around the country are finding ways to honor and show their gratitude to their local law enforcement officers and here in the Basin is no exception. Today, officer appreciation breakfasts are being held in Roosevelt and Vernal. A balloon release will be held at schools throughout Duchesne County and from the county and city buildings in Uintah County, all at 2:00pm. Tonight a Basin wide officer appreciation banquet is being held in Roosevelt at the Crossroads Senior Center. The banquet will include a time to honor fallen officers and their families, including those lost throughout Utah this year. It is the sacrifice of those officers and their families left behind that inspired Elizabeth Mathews of Duchesne County to not only plan the local LEAD events but kept her tying blue ribbons all weekend long in support of the men and women in blue.

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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.