Sheriff Norton on Hunter Safety

The most popular hunt of the season has finally arrived and hunters in their safety orange will be headed to the mountain this weekend looking for their trophy kill. During all the excitement, Uintah County Sheriff Vance Norton is reminding the community to keep safety in mind while on the mountain. First, always make sure to wear your hunter orange with at least 400 square inches of orange on your back, head and chest. Make sure you can be seen by other hunters. This includes the advisement for all visitors to the mountain to wear orange, whether you are hunting or not. Sheriff Norton also urges gun safety as a top priority and offers 4 safety rules to follow. 1 - Treat all guns as if they are loaded. 2 - Keep your finger off the trigger until your sight is on the target and you are ready to shoot. 3 - Do not cover the muzzle of the gun with anything you don’t want destroyed. And 4 - Be sure of your target and the backstop beyond because you are responsible for every round that leaves your barrell. Finally, Sheriff Norton urges anyone traveling into the mountains to have a cell phone with extra batteries and chargers and be sure to always lock up campers and property left on the mountain.


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.