Vernal Chamber Awarded at State Convention

The Vernal Chamber was recognized at the State Chamber Convention held in Logan last week. According to Director Joel Brown, the Vernal Area Chamber won the most innovative event in the state for the Education Summit. The event, held last April at the Uintah Conference Center, was a huge success with over 240 teachers, administrators and community members in attendance. The event provided training on topics from suicide prevention to teacher planning and featured keynote speakers author Richard Paul Evans and Utah Governor Gary Herbert. “It was a very tough competition...with over 30 Chambers represented throughout the state,” shares Brown. “We were fortunate to win the most innovative for the second year in a row.” Keep up with the Chamber at


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.