School Board Main Focus of Local Election Races in Uintah County

Three seats on the Uintah School District’s Board of Education are up for election in November and will appear on the ballots within applicable precincts. In District #1, voters in the Davis, Jensen, and Naples precincts will choose between Harlan “Scoot” Wilkins and Lori Gillman. In District #2, voters in the Ashley and several Vernal precincts will choose between Dave W. Chivers and incumbent candidate Kevin Dickson. In District #3, voters in the Glines, Maeser, and a Vernal precinct will choose between Robin McClellan and incumbent Mark Caldwell.  Newstalk KVEL has invited each candidate to participate in a Meet the Candidate forum that will take place October 15th, 16th, and 17th from 5 to 7pm. Each candidate will be interviewed individually in 30 minute segments. A special interview will also take place on October 12th during which Uintah School District Business Administrator Derek Anderson has been invited to the Newstalk KVEL studio to discuss the district budget.


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.