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Orem Man Charged After Attempt To Disarm Officer At Duchesne County Fair

While the monsoon surge is weakening, the damage from heavy rains is already done in some areas. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office announced a road closure on Wednesday that will affect a popular recreation route.

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Flaming Gorge Road Closed Due To Heavy Rains

While the monsoon surge is weakening, the damage from heavy rains is already done in some areas. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office announced a road closure on Wednesday that will affect a popular recreation route.

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Congressman John Curtis Holding Social In Daggett, Uintah, And Duchesne County

Opportunities to enjoy good food while interacting with Congressman John Curtis and Republican candidates are happening next week. A breakfast social is happening on August 24th at 8am at the Flaming Gorge Resort in Dutch John.

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Daggett County Featured In Top 10 Place For Retirees

According to an article from MoneyTalksNews.com there is a real reason to brag about Daggett County.

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DWR: What To Know For The 2022 Utah Deer And Elk Hunts

Drought conditions continue to impact deer populations across Utah. “Drought impacts deer by decreasing their body fat because there are fewer plants and available food sources on the landscape,” shares the DWR announcement.

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Region 5 Counties Come Together For Regional Response Coordination Plan

Counties in northeastern Utah are ensuring their efforts are coordinated when emergencies arise. Commissioners in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah County have approved the Region 5 Regional Coordination Plan.

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Duchesne County Submits Comments To U.S. Fish And Wildlife

Duchesne County has made their voice known in submitting a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as public comments are being accepted regarding proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act.

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Roosevelt Police Request Public’s Help In Identifying Individual In Theft Case

Another local law agency has requested the public’s help. Roosevelt Police Department shared on social media on Tuesday an image of an individual related to a theft case. The photo appears to be a female pushing a cart in a store aisle.

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Uintah County Allocates Mineral Lease Funds

The Uintah County Commission allocated Mineral Lease Funds during Monday’s Commission meeting. Commissioner Stringer shared that Clerk/Auditor Mike Wilkins had informed the Commission that $284,123 dollars in state mineral lease money had been received.

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TriCounty Health Offering Virtual Course On Groundwater And Septic Systems

TriCounty Health has been offering monthly virtual training on important topics and this month’s course is happening tomorrow. The topic is ‘Onsite Wastewater Groundwater Evaluations’ or in simpler terms it is a class on what you need to know about groundwater in relation to your septic system.

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Vernal Theatre: Live Marquee Update And Season 6 Opening

As the summer winds down, things at Vernal Theatre: Live are getting busy. After successfully raising the funds to refurbish the marquee, the theater has already taken the first step by having a new paint job done. The next step will be to work on the electrical elements. Starting next week, on August 22nd and 23rd, there will be auditions for ‘Clue: The Musical’.

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UBTech and BHI Have Partnered Up For Scholarships and Job Paths

BHI and UBTech have a history of teaming up in providing training and jobs in the Uintah Basin and it’s a tradition that continues. At a recent banquet held to celebrate BHI’s partnership with UBTech, BHI CEO Erik Haslem observed that “there’s a deficit in future workers fulfilling careers in the trade industry.”

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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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