Regional History Center Releases Book, Gilsonite Country

The hard working ladies of the Uintah County Regional History Center were on hand at the Uintah County Library on Tuesday night for their latest book signing event. Gilsonite Country was written by the Uintah County Regional History Center staff and features events, stories and experiences that the rare mineral gilsonite has had to the area. Since it is not mined commercially anywhere else in the world, the mining of the mineral has had a huge impact on the Basin and the lives of those involved. Read the stories of those who have been involved with the gilsonite mining communities. Gilsonite Country can be purchased at the Uintah County Heritage Museum or at the Uintah County Regional History Center. 


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.