Uintah County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New K9 Team Member

While the community is grateful for new recruits to local law enforcement, that gratitude may not compare to the excitement garnered when the new recruit is a furry, four-legged friend. The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office introduced the community via Facebook to their newest team member Simba, a two-year-old bloodhound that is trained in scent detection. Simba and his handler, Deputy Maryann Wangsgard, are excited to serve the Uintah Basin community!


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.