Vernal City Council Approves Christmas Bonus

Vernal City Council approved a Christmas bonus for City employees during Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The Council discussed the budget and efforts made this year to cut back expenses and the group agreed to continue in the tradition of giving a Christmas bonus. The Council approved a bonus in the amount of $200 dollars, which is the lowest bonus approved since 2003. In 2015 and 2014 the bonus was $325 dollars while in 2013 and 2012 the bonus was $300 dollars. The Council’s decision for this year’s $200 dollar bonus was unanimous. “We are doing the best we can to thoughtfully balance our obligations of responsibly handling public tax dollars as well as taking care of the City’s employees and their families,” shares Council Member Ted Munford. “This bonus was not as much as some past years have been, but we did what we could.”


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.