Halloween Safety

The day of candy and costumes is here! With plenty of fun to be had, Vernal Police Department is reminding adults to make safety the number one priority. Detective Shaun Smith says one way is to make sure your kids can be seen while Trick or Treating. “Carry a flashlight, wear reflective material and make sure [the kids] are with a responsible adult at all times,” shares Smith. “Have children stay in groups and always inspect the candy before children eat it.” It’s also very important for parents to pay attention as they drive along while their children trick or treat. “Often people are watching their children and not paying attention to the road.” The Vernal Police Department will be at the Mayor’s Walk at the Uintah Community Center handing out reflective slap stick bracelets to help kids be safe during tonight’s activities. There will also be more patrols out tonight in marked and unmarked vehicles. Have a happy and SAFE Halloween!


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.