Leonard Isaacson

Leonard Isaacson

Uintah County Sheriff Candidate (R)

The fire within Dinosaur National Monument that started Sunday evening is contained. According to a release from the National Park Service, a motorist reported a wildfire north of Highway 40 near Dinosaur National Monument headquarters at approximately 6:10pm on June 3rd. The Dinosaur Headquarters Fire was last GPS assessed as 17 acres. An interagency crew of fire departments from Artesia, Jensen, Rangely, the BLM and NPS quickly responded to the call. Nearby residents were alerted to the fire but no evacuation was ordered and no structures were lost or threatened. According to Dinosaur National Monument representative Dan Johnson, the fire is contained but as of Tuesday afternoon was not considered controlled. He also reports that the fire was human caused. The Canyon Visitor Center and Harper’s Corner Road are open but the Cold Desert Trail is closed until further notice. The Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall remain open to the public on their normal schedule.


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.