FAA Gives Okay on Airport Project

The temporary delay of the Vernal Regional Airport runway project has come to an end. According to Uintah Transportation Special Service District Board Chairman Duane Shepherd, the Transportation District received the letter from the FAA on Friday giving the ‘okay’ to proceed with the project. “Crews can get right back to work and should be back on the project on Monday,” shares Shepherd. Construction on the runway project was halted while the FAA performed a review of environmental requirements to ensure that wetlands affected by the project were being handled properly. The project requires that wetlands be expanded upon in the Jensen area to cover about 7 acres to make up for wetlands acreage affected by the runway project.


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.