Community Holly Days Festival

The countdown has begun for a favorite local event. The annual Community Holly Days Festival is declaring that “It’s a Wonderful Life!” here in the Uintah Basin. Thousands will enjoy free family events around Vernal on Friday during the 13th year of the celebration. Despite economic downturn, the celebration will maintain the family favorite activities and all are encouraged to come and make memories together. For a schedule of events, 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.