Uintah Student/Athlete of the Week

The Uintah High School Student of the Week is Izen Merrell, nominated by Chris Piner. “As a freshman, Izen came into the theatre program interested in learning technical theatre, especially live sound and lighting design,” shares Mr. Piner. “Now as a sophomore he is expanding his knowledge base, programming complex lighting cues, working with intelligent fixtures and creating lighting and sound design concepts for our stage productions. He grasps concepts in both the logical technical side of our operations as well as the creative artistic.” Congratulations Izen Merrell, Uintah Student of the Week. The Ute Athlete of the Week is wrestling captain Tucker Tomlinson, nominated by Coach Gregg Stensgard. “Tucker is a returning state champion….[and] in the last few weeks has gotten back into last year’s championship mode, winning his second Tournament of Champions championship,” shares Coach Stensgard. Congratulations Tucker Tomlinson, Ute Athlete of the Week.  


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.