Supporters of Rail in the Uintah Basin Ask Locals to Sign Petition

An online petition in support of rail in the Uintah Basin has gathered steam the last few weeks and supporters are asking for more signers today before the petition is presented to the Community Impact Board. Within the petition is states, “We are showing our support for responsible spending of funds to extend a railroad to connect our neighboring states railway infrastructure.” It also states the belief that a railway will “bring stability to the community by sustaining employment through oilfield boom and bust” as well as “have a stabilizing effect on small business and growth to these businesses”, among other statements of support. The petition can be found on under the name ‘Uintah Basin Railway.’ More information and links to interviews about the proposed rail project can be found on the Uintah Basin Railway Facebook Page.


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.