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Uintah County Commission Approves Resolution To Pay Off $26 Million GO Bonds

The Uintah County Commission approved a Resolution on Monday to authorize using cash reserves to pay off the General Obligation Bonds for the Public Safety Complex. The Resolution was considered during the August 1st Commission meeting but Commissioner Horrocks requested more time to review the numbers and the motion to approve failed without a 2nd.

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Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office Requests Help Identifying Persons Of Interest

The public’s help is requested as law enforcement seek to identify persons of interest. The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office issued the request on Monday, sharing two images on social media of individuals they need help identifying.

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Hotel Vernal Haunt Announces Local Charity Recipients

Organizers have announced which local charities will be the recipients of this year’s Hotel Vernal Haunt. The 2022 recipients will be Dreams in Motion, Civil Air Patrol, and Be the Light. Last year, the Hotel Vernal Haunt donated $68,000 dollars to local charities and proved that the Haunt is a fall favorite activity among locals and beyond.

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Vernal Downtown Revitalization Update

Vernal City Manager Quinn Bennion provided an update on the revitalization effort in downtown Vernal in a presentation last week to the Vernal Chamber. Bennion reported that they received 20 applications for the facade grant for businesses to improve their exterior store front.

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Come ‘Bee Together’ At The 2022 Uintah County Fair

The Uintah County Fair is back and inviting all to come ‘Bee Together’ for the endless list of activities in store. The Fair had to be canceled last year due to scheduling conflicts. Western Park administration shared at the time that when COVID restrictions started to lift, entertainers and activities were booked up incredibly fast. The City of Fun Carnival kicks things off starting tomorrow at 6pm.

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UHS Has Five Vacancies in School Community Council

Uintah High School has 5 vacant parent member positions to fill for the 2022-2023 school year. Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council. Schools receive an annual dividend from the school trust lands fund and the council decides how these funds will be used.

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Boulder Ridge Fire Burning West Of Neola

A wildfire burning in Duchesne County was helped on Sunday by rains in the area. According to UtahFireInfo, the lightning-caused Boulder Ridge Fire was discovered on Saturday, August 13th, at 2:19pm burning on tribal land about 6 miles west of Neola near Monarch Ridge and Brown’s Draw Reservoir.

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Arrest After Vehicle Crashes Into Rock Springs Home

An arrest has been made after an accident that occurred Saturday in Sweetwater County. According to the Rock Springs Police Department, officers responded to a call that a vehicle had crashed into a home in Rock Springs after 5pm on August 13th.

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Zions Bank Celebrates Reopening After Remodel Preserving Brick By Mail Bank

The grand re-opening of the Vernal Zions Bank was held on Friday. Officials including former Senator Kevin Van Tassell, Representative Scott Chew, and Vernal City Manger Quinn Bennion spoke to the crowd in addition to Zions Bank President and CEO A. Scott Anderson.

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Hells Canyon Bridge Replacement Next Week

Work is underway on the replacement of the bridge in Ashley National Forest along the South Fork of Rock Creek which will be followed by the replacement of the bridge in Hell’s Canyon. The Hell’s Canyon Bridge will be replaced next week and will require crews to operate in a narrow corridor.

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Craig Receives Grant For Whitewater Park

The City of Craig has been awarded federal funding for the construction of a whitewater rafting park. Craig Press reports that $3.3 million dollars has come through the Economic Development Administration Assistance to Coal Communities Grant for the Yampa River Corridor Project.

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DWR Suggestions For Dealing With Bats Roosting in The Attic

The Division of Wildlife Resources is driving home the information needed when it comes to the common occurrence of bats in the attic. Bats have pups May through August so fall is the best time to seal openings when bats are vacating their roosts. After August, when the young can fly, you can place bird netting over exterior openings.

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Craig Firefighter Fatally Injured During Assignment At Big Swamp Fire In Oregon

A wildland firefighter from a crew out of Moffat County was tragically killed this week while out of state on assignment. According to the National Interagency Fire Center report, the member of the Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew sustained fatal injuries on August 10th while on assignment to the Big Swamp Fire on the Willamette National Forest in southwest Oregon.

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‘North Blue Fire’ And ‘Moonshine Fire’ Both Lightning Caused East Of Vernal

Two lightning-caused fires started up east of Vernal on Thursday. At about 4:30pm on Thursday, Utah Fire Info reported the North Blue Fire burning on Blue Mountain about 20 miles east of Vernal.

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Duchesne County Fair Wrapping Up With Event Packed Weekend

Crowds, rides, blue ribbons, and entertainment! Duchesne County has been hopping this week with the Duchesne County Fair and Commissioner Irene Hansen says the week has progressed perfectly. “The concert on Wednesday night brought crowds from hundreds of miles who have memories from the 90s of this great band and their music that touched multiple generations,” shares Hansen.

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The Gathering of Wild Horses at the Piceance Basin Has Concluded

In a special report to the Herald Times released by the Bureau of Land Management, the gathering of wild horses by the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area concluded this month. In total, 867 horses were gathered.

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Harmful Algal Bloom Reported In Flaming Gorge By Wyoming DEQ

A Harmful Cyanobacterial Bloom, sometimes referred to as a Harmful Algal Bloom, has been reported on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued a Bloom Advisory on August 4th based on a sample date of July 26th.

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Motorcyclist Killed In Duchesne County Crash

UHP has reported a fatal accident that took place on Thursday morning at approximately 7:55am.

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Lightning Caused North Blue Fire Burning East Of Vernal

At about 4:30pm, Utah Fire Info reported a new wildfire burning east of Vernal.

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Uintah FFA Invites All To ‘Hypno Hick’ Fundraiser For Aysia Massey Tonight

Uintah FFA is inviting the community to join them for some fun tonight as they strive to support one of their own. The current Uintah FFA President, Aysia Massey, recently learned she has a rare form of cancer, especially for a 17-year-old.

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Ashley National Forest Issues Reminders: If You Pack It In, Pack It Out!

Ashley National Forest has a clear reminder for hunters and others recreating in the Forest. “Please plan on packing out all your trash, please don’t burn it in your fire ring, think of the people that will want to use the site after you have departed,” shares the announcement.

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