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Semi Rolls Into Maeser Home Causing Extensive Damage

It was a case of either very bad luck or very good luck in a Maeser neighborhood on Wednesday when a runaway vehicle came to a stop after running into a home. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, a semi tractor trailer had been backed into the driveway of a residence in Maeser on 3500 West.

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Vehicle Fire Results In Estimated $200,000 In Damages

A vehicle fire was estimated to have caused about $200,000 dollars in damages on Thursday afternoon in Uintah County. According to Uintah County Fire Marshal Jeremy Raymond, Vernal Fire was paged to 1288 West 500 North on a vehicle fire in a car port. When crews arrived both the vehicle and the carport were on fire.

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Vernal Velociraptors Hosting East Region Mountain Bike Races This Weekend

Hotels and campgrounds will be full and restaurants busy this weekend as over 1400 mountain bikers and their families flock to Vernal for the much anticipated East Region race at Buckskin Hills. The Vernal Velociraptors pull team members from all over the Uintah Basin and includes a high school and junior high team that are all eager for this weekend.

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COVID-19 Transmission Index and Update (9/16-9/22)

As of Thursday, September 16th, TriCounty Health Department reported 6,633 total COVID-19 cases in the tri-county area to date, an increase of 89 new cases from the day before. According to Thursday’s data, there are currently 1,084 active cases.

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Women’s Self Defense Super Seminar; Huge Discount Price

A Women’s Self Defense Super Seminar is coming to Vernal and Sheriff Steve Labrum is hoping every woman and teen available on October 1st and 2nd will be there to learn how to protect themselves. Made famous as the pioneers of UFC and MMA fighting, the Gracie family is known as masters of the art of jiu jitsu and will be the teachers at this event.

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Rotary Winter Coat Drive Needing New or Gently Used Winter Apparel Donations

It’s predicted that this will be an extra cold winter and the Rotary Club of Vernal is working hard to gather new or gently used winter apparel donations to make sure every family in the area stays warm when the cold arrives. Donations will be accepted for several more weeks leading up to the event on October 9th when families can come to the Vernal Christian Church and pick out winter coats and gear for the whole family.

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Ute Tribe Issues Vaccination Requirement For Employees; COVID-19 Update

Ute Tribe Business Committee Chairman Shaun Chapoose provided a COVID-19 update on Facebook Live on Wednesday afternoon which included several important announcements for tribal members. The Ute Tribe has issued a vaccination requirement for all tribal employees.

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Congressman Moore Opposes Provision Infringing On Financial Privacy of Utahns

Congressman Blake Moore is opposing a provision being considered in the Democrat reconciliation bill that is being called an infringement on the financial privacy of Americans.

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Ashley National Forest Hunting Season Message

Ashley National Forest has reminders for everyone preparing for or already into the hunt season. There currently are no campfire restrictions on the Ashley National Forest. Please, never leave a fire unattended and make sure it is dead-out before heading out or ending your day.

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New First-Generation Student Scholarship Opportunity at UBTech

UBTech has announced a new first-generation student scholarship opportunity thanks to a partnership with Labrum Pump Repair. It was while attending the UBTech Junior/Senior parent night that Ted Labrum and his daughter Jess Kissling decided they would like to support students and got connected with UBTech President Aaron Weight.

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National Weather Service Climate Report

National Weather Service reports that September 1st marked the beginning of Meteorological Fall and the conclusion of Meteorological Summer, which was observed from June 1st to August 31st.

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Fall Prescribed Burning Plans For Flaming Gorge Ranger District

Prescribed burns are scheduled on the Flaming Gorge Ranger District between October and December 2021, however there are currently numerous fires across the Western United States and resources are stretched thin. Officials want the public to know that Ashley National Forest will NOT implement any burns until the following conditions are met.

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