“Boots, Buckles & Bling” Winners

Photographers gathered Thursday at the Uintah Heritage Museum for the announcing of the winners of the 2016 annual photo shootout as part of the 20th Annual Outlaw Trail Festival of the Arts. Twenty-six photographers of all skill levels entered seventy-six photos and their work is now on display at the Heritage Museum. Best of Show was awarded to Louis Kamler for his photo, “Another Tequila Sunrise.” Amateur first place winners among several categories in the show include Aubry Janowicz, Stewart Redmond, Eliza Stocks and Layne Wardell. Advanced Amateur first place winners include Louis Kamler in three categories and Jay Stocks. Professional first place winners include Natalie Heller, Kimberly Christensen,  and Rod Martinez in two categories. The annual photo shootout is the only juried photography show in the area. The show will be on display at the Uintah Heritage Museum through Friday, November 4th.


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.