Commissioners Consider Additional Lighting in High Crime Neighborhood

A high crime neighborhood has caught the attention of the Uintah County Commission after a concerned resident came to them during last week’s Commission meeting with a specific request for more street lights. The neighborhood located on 4000 South and Vernal Avenue has, in the words of a concerned citizen, “a lot of drug traffic” over the last ten years. The citizen suggested that putting street lights up will help deter the illegal activities. Sheriff Norton confirmed to the Commissioners that the neighborhood has had a substantial amount of burglaries and three drug houses in the neighborhood, two of which have been successfully shut down. Sheriff Norton also agreed that lights will help, though all understood there is more to the problem than just adding street lights. The Commission expressed support in continuing to explore the cost and options of having street lights installed.


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.