Community Partners Sought for Assessment Opportunity

Local leaders are seeking partners to bring a program through the Utah Office of Tourism to Uintah County. Vernal City, Naples City, Uintah County Economic Development and Travel and Tourism, and the Vernal Chamber are combining funds to bring in Roger Brooks International that provides in depth community assessments. The total cost of the assessment is $25,000 dollars, half of which is covered by the Utah Office of Tourism. The remaining $12,500 dollars will be a pool of funding from local sources. Uintah County is providing $6,250 dollars while Vernal, Naples, and the Vernal Chamber will each pay $1,500 dollars which leaves a balance of $1,500 dollars that local businesses and partners are being asked to contribute to. Roger Brooks International provides in depth analysis of communities from the objective viewpoint of a first-time visitor. The assessment is considered a valuable tool for communities seeking new methods to expand or improve tourism and provide a boost to the economy. Those interested in contributing can contact the Vernal Chamber or Uintah County Travel and Tourism.


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.