Duchesne County 2017 Budget Approved

The Duchesne County Commission approved the 2017 budget during their last Commission meeting. According to Duchesne County Clerk/Auditor JoAnn Evans, the budget is lower than last year by about $1.4 million dollars. “Line items that weren’t being utilized to their full potential were cut,” explains Evans. “There was a lot of discussion on how to handle things and they’ve done their best to save taxpayers money.” It’s been 4 years since County employees received a raise and the County is not expecting or planning for any capital projects. The total budget is under $26.5 million dollars and the Duchesne County Commission gave their final approval on December 19th.


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.