Vernal Airport Runway Project Funding Agreements

The Uintah County Commission approved signature for a federal grant agreement during Monday’s Commission meeting. Work on the Vernal Regional Airport runway project has already begun. The federal grants total $27.7 million dollars toward the project. Uintah County is responsible for the remaining 5 percent of the cost at a total of $1,462,665 dollars of which $508,000 dollars have already been spent. Commissioner Mike McKee proposed that Uintah County sign the agreement and accept the grant funding. “This is a project we have worked on for many years,” shared McKee, who emphasized that property taxes are not paying for even the county’s small portion. That portion is being covered by the Uintah Transportation Special Service District. The Commission approved signature of the form unanimously.


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.