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Audit Of Uintah County Recommends Establishing Financial Control Environment

With so many moving parts, it is not uncommon for a county government to have findings on an audit. Standard procedure is then that the findings are followed by recommendations to correct the findings.

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Rifle PD Warns Of Spike In Vehicle Thefts

It’s not new news but the reminder is still needed. Rifle Police Department is the latest agency to issue the reminder to lock your vehicles and homes and to report any suspicious activity immediately. “In the past couple of weeks, we have received multiple reports of vehicle trespasses and vehicle thefts,” reports Rifle PD.

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Uintah High Gives Heads Up on Test-To-Play

Uintah High School is giving students and their families a heads up that test-to-play protocol may be implemented. Test-to-play protocol would include all students participating in athletics and extracurricular activities and would include all students regardless of vaccination or previous COVID-19 infection status.

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Angel Dash Taking Place Tomorrow

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month and Ashley Regional Medical Center’s Angel Dash is taking place tomorrow. The Angel Dash is a fundraiser for the hospital’s bereavement services provided by a special organization called Rachel's Gift.

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COVID-19 Transmission Index and Update (10/14-10/20)

As of Thursday, October 14th, TriCounty Health Department reported 7,909 total COVID-19 cases in the tri-county area to date, an increase of 47 new cases from the day before and reaching a total of 63 deaths to date. According to Thursday’s data, there are currently 857 active cases which continues the downward trend.

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Ashley National Forest Beaver Unit Prescribed Burn

The Beaver Unit is one of the areas planned for a Prescribed Fire and pile burning on the Duchesne/Roosevelt Ranger District this fall. The Beaver Unit is 1,802 acres. The plan is to burn 300 acres. This unit is at the North end of the West Reservation Ridge Prescribed Burn Project in the Beaver Creek drainage West of Strawberry Peak.

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DWR Reminds Public About Sportsman Permits

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reminds the public that prized 2022 sportsman permits will be accepting submissions starting Wednesday, October 20th. Individuals can apply for permits on the DWR website or over the phone by calling the DWR Vernal Office.

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Uintah County Library Offering Two New Services

Two new services were announced for Uintah County Library patrons. Uintah County Library is now offering two premier genealogy databases free of charge. First is Newspapers.com, a site that offers full-text access to newspaper archives from around the world.

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Ms. United States Winner From Craig, Colorado

It is not often that one can say “I knew them when…” and have it mean that much but for those in Craig, Colorado that day has come. Brandi Babin happened to grow up in Craig and is now the newest Ms. United States. Though she lives in Loveland now, her parents are still in Craig and she counted several Craig companies as her sponsors in helping to receive the Ms. United States crown.

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Joel Brown Resigns as President of the Vernal Chamber of Commerce

An individual who has made a significant impact on the Vernal community is transitioning to a new profession where his influence will surely continue, just in a new way. Joel Brown has been serving as the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director since 2015.

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State Auditor Releases Financial Audit of Uintah County

Utah’s Office of the State Auditor has released the findings of a 2020 financial audit of Uintah County after the Auditor’s Office received what they called a whistleblower tip about potential misuse of funds.

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Governor Cox Positive Outlook On Uinta Basin Railway Project

Final approval of the Uinta Basin Railway from the Federal Surface Transportation Board is highly anticipated and could be getting very close. When asked about the project on the Direct Link statewide radio program this week, Governor Spencer Cox emphasized his support of the project and what it could mean.

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