UHP On Summer Travel

The 100 days of summer travel between Memorial and Labor Day are considered the busiest days on Utah roads and Highway Patrol continues to urge caution. While the goal is always zero fatalities on Utah roads, that period of time is also unfortunately known as summer’s 100 deadliest days. The Uintah Basin, as well as the rest of the state, have experienced fatalities this travel season with a total so far of over 125 fatalities on state roadways for 2016. Local Highway Patrol Sgt. Kellie Oaks encourages Basin residents to be cautious and alert during these last few weeks of vacation travel time. “We hope to get through the rest of the travel season fatality free,” shares Sgt. Oaks. “Our local Highway Patrol troopers really care about this community and love the residents throughout the Basin. We will continue doing everything we can to keep the Basin safe and would be so grateful if everyone would buckle up, be mindful of their speed, and increase their travel distance.”


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.