Skinwalker Ranch Road Vacated

The Uintah County Commission approved the vacation of a road that intersects Skinwalker Ranch during a November Commission meeting. The Hicken Ranch Road intersects the property that is known throughout the region and beyond for stories of paranormal activity with warnings to stay away heeded by many locals. The road had been gated shut to prevent trespassers but had to be reopened because it was a public class-D road. With it now vacated, the gates are legal. During the November 14th meeting, Commissioner Mark Raymond explained that while the county map showed the road as an access road, he tried to drive it all the way through and it was “difficult at best.” Commissioner Mike McKee stated that when the Commission receives a petition to close a road, they take a hard look at it and ask, does it serve the public? Is it in their best interest? McKee emphasized that the roads in that area only lead to the property itself. The Commission agreed after close review to vacate the Hicken Ranch Road.


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.