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TriCounty Health Now Offering Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to Youth 12 and Up

TriCounty Health Department announced Thursday that it is partnering with other local health departments in Utah to have a supply of Pfizer vaccine for the next steps in vaccinating the tri-county area. TriCounty Health began offering vaccine to youth ages 12 and up with available Pfizer vaccine beginning May 12th.

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Public Invited to Unveiling of New ADA-Accessible Fishing Dock at Starvation

The public is invited to the unveiling of a new ADA-accessible fishing dock at Starvation Reservoir this weekend. “This project was a collaborative effort between all the resource agencies involved with managing Starvation,” shares DWR Aquatics Manager Trina Hedrick.

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Duchesne County Fair Legendary Cowboy 2021

The 2021 Duchesne County Fair Legendary Cowboy is Gary Goodrich. Goodrich was born in 1938 and has called Bluebell home his entire life. He married Nonalee Holgate in 1957 and the pair have been married for over 62 years, having raised 6 kids.

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Ashley National Forest on Trailers and Waste

Ashley National Forest has a message for this season’s visitors: think of others and pick up after yourself. “Remember leaving trailers unattended and more than the 16 day stay limit in one location not only removes the opportunity from others but will degrade the health and diversity of the location over time,” shares the Forest.

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Roosevelt Native Singer Advances on NBC’s The Voice

A Roosevelt native blues singer has advanced to the Top 8 on the NBC hit show The Voice. Jordan Matthew Young had already enjoyed a solid career as a performing musician, reportedly performing 200 shows a year before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Update on Uintah High Graduation

Uintah High School has updated its plan for the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021. The graduation will be held May 28th at 5:30pm at Coach Belcher Stadium. No tickets will be required to attend graduation. There is no limit on attendance.

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Biden’s Pandemic Rescue Package in the Basin

The details for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic rescue plan has been released and it looks like Utah will be allocated $1.3 billion dollars. Locally that breaks down as Daggett County getting $184,526 dollars, Duchesne County getting $3,872,723 dollars, and Uintah County getting $6,940,911 dollars.

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UDOT Outlines Safety Protocols on Starvation Bridge Project

UDOT is addressing the safety concerns expressed over the Starvation Bridge project. According to their project update for this week, Utah’s Department of Transportation makes it their top priority to keep the workers, the environment, and the public safe and extensive measures have been put into place to ensure that safety.

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Extreme Bull Riding Event A Huge Success

At the recent Vernal Chamber of Commerce meeting, Charlene Chapman gave a report on the “tremendously successful” Extreme Bull Riding event. It was a very unique opportunity for Vernal as there are a limited number of cities the Extreme Bull Riding event goes to.

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Farmers Feeding Utah Coming to Duchesne County

Farmer’s Feeding Utah is coming to the Uintah Basin and an effort is underway to gather donations for the cause. So far $18,000 dollars have been raised for the Duchesne County Food Project with a goal of reaching $25,000 dollars.

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.22 Josie Shoot Tradition Alive and Well With Upcoming 32nd Annual Event

The DWR has announced some very exciting news. They are hosting the 32nd annual .22 Josie Shoot event next month and registration is now open for ladies to sign-up. “This event is designed to give women a supportive, encouraging and comfortable atmosphere where they can learn and improve their shooting skills while competing for prizes,” shares the DWR announcement.

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Ashley Regional Medical Center Earns 5-Star CMS Rating for Hospital Quality

Ashley Regional Medical Center has announced that it has been awarded five stars in the latest round of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the press release, Ashley Regional’s Overall Hospital Quality 5-Star Rating puts it among the top 14 percent of all eligible hospitals in the U.S. with respect to patient safety and the overall patient experience.

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TriCounty Health: COVID-19 Cases Continue to Drop

Public health officials have great news. Cases of COVID-19 continue to drop in the TriCounty Health District and throughout Utah. With 99 active COVID-19 cases, the tri-county area is now under 100 active COVID-19 cases for the first time in months.

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Representative Blake Moore Among Group to Introduce MAPLand Act

Representative Blake Moore is among a group of Representatives covering both political parties and from multiple states that joined together to introduce the ‘Modernizing Access to our Public Land Act’ also called the MAPLand Act.

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DWR: Places for Great Bird Watching in Northeastern Utah

Spring means wildlife migration and the Division of Wildlife Resources is encouraging all nature lovers to make time for some bird watching. “Early mornings from 6 to 9am are great times to locate birds since they tend to be very vocal and active during those hours,” shares the DWR.

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