Ouray National Wildlife Refuge Closed Until Further Notice

Thursday’s rain took a toll on roads and areas throughout the Basin. Among the areas affected, the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge has announced it is closed until further notice. “A large sinkhole has formed in the main entrance road,” shares the Refuge announcement. There is not an estimated date at this time of when the Refuge will re-open. For more information, call 435-545-2522. Damage to properties and infrastructure around the Basin due to the rain is still being assessed. Roosevelt State Street took a major hit but Roosevelt City Manager Ryan Snow says that a huge volunteer effort bagged between 4,000 and 5,000 sandbags which amounts to about 350 to 400 tons of sand. Snow called it “a tremendous effort by the community.”

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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.