Fantastic Year for Uintah Conference Center and Western Park

The Uintah Conference Center and Western Park are experiencing a fantastic year. Facilities Manager Derk Hatch reported to the Uintah County Commission on Monday with statistics for 2016. In the first 11 months of this year, the Uintah Conference Center held 50 conferences that ranged from 40 to over 500 guests. To have that many conferences is absolutely amazing even by the standard on the Wasatch Front, says Hatch. Guests have totalled over 9000 people which Hatch emphasizes equals a lot of hotel rooms filled up and dollars spent on Main Street. In addition to the conferences, the Conference Center has hosted over 80 events such as dinners, meetings, concerts and reunions. The Western Park has also had a phenomenal year booked solid. In the first 11 months of 2016, there have been 93 weddings/receptions, 4 conventions, 48 banquets, 89 events such as the fair, and over 200 equestrian events.


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.