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DWR Update: Possible “Wolf-Hybrid” Actually Pet German Shepherd Hit By Car

The Division of Wildlife Resources has an update on an animal originally believed to be a wolf by the man who found the animal but that wildlife officers believed was more likely a dog or wolf-hybrid. The DWR reported the following on Friday: The animal is actually a pet German shepherd dog that was hit and killed by a vehicle.

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Students Supporting Massive Shoe Drive As Part Of Kindness Challenge

If you have shoes collecting dust that you can part with, Uintah Middle School would welcome a donation to their shoe drive as part of the national ‘15 Days of Kindness’ challenge. Students were motivated by Brian Williams, the founder of the ‘Think Kindness’ non-profit, who put on a high-energy assembly that encouraged the students to do acts of kindness every day.

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Local Hospitals Busy And Encourage Locals To Follow Precautions

You’ve probably heard by now that the latest variant of COVID is highly contagious and making rounds in the Uintah Basin. Uintah Basin Healthcare reported that while they saw some decline in COVID, January is showing a new wave and all are encouraged to take precautions to slow the spread.

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Roosevelt City Winterfest 2022

The main events of this year’s Roosevelt City Winterfest are taking place this week and there’s no better way to beat the January blues than to get involved. Winterfest has transformed over the years but it started thanks to avid skier and local dentist Dr. Doug Ogden who wanted to see a winter activity in Roosevelt that got more people outside.

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USU Land Acknowledgement Statement For Uintah Basin Campus Locations

Land acknowledgement statements that Utah State University announced this month have been well received. USU Uintah Basin is only one of 25 campuses in the state and each campus had their own individualized statement crafted.

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Make Home Fire Safety A Top Priority

Temperatures are chilly and as you heat your home make safety a top priority. Uintah County Fire Marshal Jeremy Raymond urges all to clean your chimneys as there have been multiple chimney fires this year.

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Uintah High School Hits COVID-19 Threshold Same Day Test-To-Stay Suspended

While thankfully less deadly, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is surging and due to the state of Utah reaching testing resource capacity, Governor Cox announced on Thursday that the Test-To-Stay programs in schools are suspended.

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Senator Mike Lee’s Staff Mobile Office in Uintah Basin Next Week

Senator Mike Lee has staff that will be in the Uintah Basin and ready to listen to topics and concerns from community members next week. They will start with a mobile office set up at Roosevelt City Hall on Wednesday, January 19th, from 10:00am to 11:30am.

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Who Has Declared Intent To Run For County Offices?

It may seem early but election season 2022 is underway and individuals planning to run for county offices have begun gathering signatures.

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Uintah And Duchesne County In High Level Of COVID-19 Transmission Index

As of Thursday, January 13th, TriCounty Health Department reported 9,914 total COVID-19 cases in the tri-county area to date. As of that report, there had been zero new COVID-19 related deaths in the previous 7 days and 11 new COVID-19 related hospitalizations.

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Duchesne County Approves Contract To Help Fund Long Term Care Facilities

Duchesne County Commissioners approved a contract with the Upper Payment Limit (UPL) program during their January 3rd Commission meeting. Upper Payment Limit is a federal program that enables long term care facilities access to additional funding to bridge the gap between what the State pays for Medicaid patients and what Medicare allows.

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‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ Opens Tonight At Vernal Theatre: LIVE

Mistaken identity, true love, lost babies, diaries, and lots of muffins. Vernal Theatre: LIVE opens ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ tonight and, if you can’t tell from the introduction line, it has the makings of a fun night of silliness and absurdity.

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Blood Donors Needed Due To Shortage Of Eligible Donors

Give blood, save a life. TriCounty Health Department is urging all eligible locals to find a local blood drive and make an appointment to donate as a national shortage is causing serious consequences.

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Marathon Petroleum Makes $100,000 Donation To UBTech For Native Students

The UBTech Foundation shared exciting news this week as a major donation was received to benefit Native American students. Marathon Petroleum awarded the UBTech Foundation with $100,000 dollars to help cover tuition and fees for Native American students.

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Duchesne County Explores Updating Beer And Liquor Ordinance

Duchesne County is considering changes to the Beer and Liquor Ordinance. The topic was brought up after the county received a complaint from a member of the public after they were unable to buy beer on a morning they were headed out fishing.

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Disabled Outdoorsmen Utah Invites ALL To Ice Fishing Event This Saturday

Obstacles have a way of keeping us from hobbies and activities done just for fun but if the obstacle is a physical impairment or disability there is an organization ready to get you back outdoors enjoying life.

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Bald Eagle Viewing Event In Ouray 1 Of 3 Upcoming In The State

The chance to see a bald eagle in the wild can be exhilarating and the opportunity for such a chance is coming up.

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Radon Could Be In Your Home, It Can Cause Cancer, It Can Be Remediated

These aren’t scare tactics. It is a simple fact that your home could have radon gas making its way inside and yes, it can cause cancer. TriCounty Health is encouraging community members to take advantage of free radon test kits to just find out and if in fact radon is detected, there is good news.

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Cause Of Uintah County Structure Fire Under Investigation

The cause of a structure fire in Uintah County on Monday evening is under investigation. According to Uintah County Fire Marshal Jeremy Raymond, the fire department received a page for a structure fire at approximately 950 South 600 West in Vernal on Monday at around 6:45pm.

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Wolves Kill Dog And Injure Another In Western Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife have confirmed the second wolf kill in northwestern Colorado in the last month. It was confirmed that a border collie dog was killed on Sunday and a second dog was injured both on a ranch in north western Colorado.

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Student Division Added To Rise And Thrive Business Pitch Competition

The Rise and Thrive Business Pitch Competition will make more dreams a reality this spring, including the ambitions of young dreamers. Innovation Hub Manager Lori Haslem shared this week that a student division has been added to the competition for any enrolled student in the Basin to pitch an idea for the chance to win a $5,000 dollar cash prize and scholarship opportunities.

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Help Get These Uintah Diplomas To The Right People

You know the phenomenon while moving of discovering treasures you didn’t even realize you had? Well that applies to more than just moving from one home to another.

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7th Annual ‘Cards 4 Kids At Heart’ Invites All To Get Crafting Homemade Cards

Nothing says “I care” quite like a homemade card and an important part of the population especially needs to get that message. It’s the 7th year for ‘Cards 4 Kids At Heart’ and it’s time to get crafting those homemade Valentines that will be delivered to senior citizens throughout the region in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Workforce Services Continue Mission Connecting Workforce With Employment

There have been plenty of ups and downs in the Uintah Basin economy over the years and one resource that remains committed to serving the community at all times is the Department of Workforce Services.

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