Equipment and Manpower Requested as Fire Clean Up Begins; Ways to Help

Do you have the means and desire to help with the cleanup from the Dollar Ridge Fire? Duchesne County’s Community Development Department is assembling a list of providers who have equipment and manpower to assist with the clean up of the properties damaged by the Dollar Ridge Fire. If this is you, please provide your contact information to Mike Hyde by emailing or by calling 435-738-1152. The contacts on the list will be available to the property owners who reach out to Duchesne County in need of help with cleanup. There are also options for those who cannot help in this way but would like to donate to the victims of the Dollar Ridge Fire. The account ‘Charitable Friends of Ashley Valley 501c3 Dollar Ridge Fire’ goes specifically to help those affected with housing, utility, and living expenses. Those donations can be made at Mountain America Credit Union. Money can also be donated to the Dollar Ridge Victim Relief Fund on and also at Mountain America Credit Union.

photo credit: Ashley National Forest 

photo credit: Ashley National Forest 


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.