Plans for Local Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Plans are underway for a local event in conjunction with the upcoming national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day known as L.E.A.D. The 2017 event is being held nationally on January 9th as a way to show law enforcement officers that citizens appreciate their service and sacrifice.  Local event coordinator Elizabeth Matthews presented Wednesday night at the Vernal City Council meeting, during which Vernal City offered their support to the plans. That week will include several events including a dinner banquet on January 9th to be held in Roosevelt for law enforcement officers and their spouses from Duchesne and Uintah County. Matthews explained that local donors and businesses have contributed to pay for the dinner and majority of expenses while the City and County agencies are covering the costs of balloons, ribbons, and advertising among other things. Council member Dave Everett responded enthusiastically to the plans as presented, stating his personal gratitude for all that law enforcement officers do to keep communities safe. Citizens will be invited to hang blue ribbons along Main Streets on January 6th to participate in showing their gratitude for our local officers.


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.