Event to Raise Funds for Needed Search and Rescue Equipment

When disaster strikes, selfless volunteers throughout the community turn out to assist emergency response crews in many situations. That could be hard to do, however, if the Uintah County Search and Rescue crew continue to use their current pagers. A number 11 slide roping event on November 5th is set to raise funds for new pagers because the old pagers are outdated and past the point of no return. “These pagers are critical for search and rescue,” shares Deputy Ryan Watkins. “We need to get to the scene as fast as possible and pagers are the fastest way.” All members of the search and rescue team are volunteers with full-time jobs that take on the expense to be on the search and rescue crew. The new pagers will cost nearly $13,000 and those involved are hoping the November 5th roping event can go a long ways in meeting that need. They are also hoping to find a sponsor to provide hamburgers and hotdogs to sell at the concessions stand during the event and any items that can be donated to the raffle. If interested in helping or you have questions, call 435-621-1571.


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.