Western Park/Conference Center Crew Recognized by Team Uintah

Derk Hatch and his hardworking crew are getting credit where it is due as the group recognized this week by Team Uintah. Many of the people in the Uintah Basin are familiar with Derk Hatch. “Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of colorful stories about Derk as well,” shares Uintah School District Superintendent Mark Dockins. “I’m pretty sure 100 percent of the stories are true.” Derk is well known for his sense of humor and practical jokes. He is also known for his giving heart and willingness to do whatever he can to help those in need within the community, shares Team Uintah. It’s that spirit of service that makes Derk and his staff at the Uintah Conference Center, Western Park, and the Ice Arena a key part of Team Uintah. The staff helps with numerous District events throughout the year including Tournament of Champions and the high school rodeos. Congratulations and thank you to Derk Hatch and the staff of the Western Park and Uintah Conference Center, for serving local school kids so well.


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.