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Duchesne County Agencies Offering Up to $10k to Local Businesses

In an effort to help small businesses, Duchesne County, Duchesne City, Roosevelt City, Town of Myton, Town of Tabiona, and Town of Altamont have partnered to pool the funds that they have received through the CARES Act.

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Dinah ‘SOAR’ Days to Brighten Our August Skies

Uintah County Travel and Tourism is inviting all to keep an eye to the sky. The 3rd Annual Dinah SOAR Days Balloon Festival will have a few adjustments but all the fun and excitement of the first two years. “Due to COVID we had to move the date back a few months,” shares Uintah County Travel and Tourism.

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Grizzly Creek Fire Causes Evacuations and Closures

The Grizzly Creek Fire in Western Colorado has resulted in evacuations and closures and is spreading smoke throughout the region. The fire started in Glenwood Canyon on Monday. As of Wednesday’s report, the fire was 0% contained and had reached 3,702 acres.

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UBTech Classes are Open for High School Registration

The Basin has several wonderful resources to help with the education of its residents. One great resource is the Uintah Basin Technical College and the access that the high school students have to it.

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Tips to Help Hunters in the 2020 Utah Deer and Elk Hunt

Utah’s two general-season archery hunts for bull and buck mule deer start Saturday, August 15th and runs until September 11th. The general-season for any legal weapon for elk runs October 3rd to the 15th and for deer is from October 17th to the 25th.

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Body of 7-Year-Old Recovered from Flaming Gorge on Tuesday

The body of the 7-year-old ATV crash victim was recovered from Flaming Gorge Reservoir on Tuesday. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office shared the following: After nearly twelve hours of side-sonar scanning by experts with Sublette County's Tip Top Search and Rescue team and ...

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Uintah County Comments On Ashley Creek Area Land Transfer

Monday’s transfer of 790.02 acres of the Ashley Gorge area to Uintah County was a moment years in the making. According to a press release from Uintah County issued on Tuesday, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019 was started by Congressman Rob Bishop over seven years ago with the creation of the Public Lands Initiative aimed at helping Utah counties have more say in managing public lands.

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Fire Restrictions for Ashley National Forest Starts

Ashley National Forest has placed fire restrictions to help reduce the potential for wildfires and provide for public safety. These restrictions include no igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire outside of fire structure provided by the Forest Service;

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TriCounty Health District COVID-19 Update

The Tuesday COVID-19 Situational Update on www.tricountyhealth.com shows that the total of confirmed cases to date for the entire TriCounty Health District is 186. Uintah County is reporting 22 Active Cases, 59 Recovered and 6 Hospitalizations overall to date.

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Uintah School District Announces Athletics Guidelines

Athletics will be starting up with the school year and there will be some guidelines that parents and fans need to follow. First, if anyone has symptoms or been around someone with COVID-19 stay at home.

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Father’s Body Recovered; Search Continues For Missing Son Near Firehole Canyon

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office provided an update Monday on the search for the missing 34-year-old Rock Springs man and his seven-year-old son. The pair were last seen leaving their campsite near Flaming Gorge Reservoir in an all-terrain vehicle at around 11:30pm on August 6th.

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BLM Approves Conveyance of Ashley Springs to Uintah County

Uintah County is officially in control of the Ashley Springs watershed. The Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office announced Monday that the conveyance to Uintah County of the 790 acres of property has been approved.

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