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Red Fleet State Park To Remain Open Into June Ahead Of Expansion Project

While the major expansion and remodel project is still on track for Red Fleet State Park, there is still time to enjoy the reservoir before construction begins. Park Manager Amanda White shares that the park is open with reservations available for camping up to June 15th.

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‘Discover Exoplanets’ Coming To Uintah County Library And Heritage Museum

Made possible through NASA, a national exhibit is coming to the Uintah County Library and Heritage Museum and it is sure to appeal to the child in all of us.

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Wyoming Man Who Rescued Family Recognized For Courageous Actions

A Wyoming man has been recognized for his courageous actions after rescuing a family from a burning home back in February. Ryan Pasborg courageously and without hesitation, rushed into a burning Sweetwater County home he was passing by and rescued the complete strangers who were trapped inside, including a mother and her young child.

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Fruitland Community Emergency Preparedness Meeting

Duchesne County Fire and Emergency Management would like to remind the community of an upcoming Fruitland Community Emergency Preparedness Meeting.

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Ashley National Forest Updates On Access To Taylor Mountain Road

Those wanting to get away to Ashley National Forest during Memorial Day weekend should take note of work happening on Taylor Mountain Road.

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USU President Given A Special Medallion

Utah State University President Noelle Cockett was recently seen wearing a medallion with a major Uintah Basin connection. According to the USU Uintah Basin announcement, the beautiful hand beaded necklace was a gift from USU Uintah Basin faculty members, Marilyn and Cameron Cuch.

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Single Semi Accident Closes Highway 40 West Of Vernal

Highway 40 was closed for nearly 5 hours on Monday after an accident west of Vernal. The accident took place near milepost 138 on Highway 40 on May 16th at approximately 6:55 pm.

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7 County Infrastructure Coalition Announces New Director

Following the retirement of Mike McKee as their Executive Director, the 7 County Infrastructure Coalition got to work searching for the right replacement and now have announced who will lead the Coalition next.

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Uintah High School Baseball Coach Retires After 34 Years

On May 10th, the Uintah High Baseball team and supporters held a “Last Pitch” ceremony at the final regular season game.

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Vernal PD Issues Scam Warning After Locals Lose Substantial Sums Of Money

Vernal City Police Department has been made aware of a recent increase in fraud and scam related phone calls and emails circulating in the area.

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DWR Recommends Some Family Friendly Fish Spots

Memorial Day weekend is known as a great day for families to get outside and enjoy the outdoors and the Division of Wildlife Resources has some recommendations for some family fishing opportunities. One recommendation is to target water bodies with good rainbow trout populations.

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Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce 73rd Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

The Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce 73rd Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will be taking place this Thursday, May 19th at the Uintah Conference.

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Engineering And Construction Teams Announced For Uinta Basin Railway

Rio Grande Pacific Corporation announced on Friday that it has selected the engineering and construction firms for the final engineering and construction of the Uinta Basin Railway. AECOM, the number 1 engineering firm worldwide, will do the final engineering design and Skanska-WW Clyde Joint Venture will do the construction of the railway, excluding the tunnels.

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Baseball Complex Named In Memory Of Roosevelt Parks And Rec Director

A special dedication ceremony was held last week at the Constitution Park baseball complex in memory of a man known for his commitment to the Roosevelt community. Linden “Mutt” Dye recently passed away following a short battle with cancer.

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Duchesne Girls Softball State Win First Girls Sport Title In School History

The Duchesne girls softball team has made history. Not only did they win the 2A state championship over the weekend in Spanish Fork, it is also the first state title in school history for girls athletics.

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UDOT: Expect Travel Delays On Highway 191 North Of Steinaker Reservoir

The Utah Department of Transportation is advising drivers to plan for lane restrictions and travel delays along Highway 191 north of Vernal City.

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Ashley National Forest Roads Update

Ashley National Forest shares that road access to the lower and mid-elevation portions of the Forest is open but roads are still quite muddy and soft in some places.

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Safety Encouraged As Cougar Population Trends Up

Trends of population data indicate that cougar numbers in Utah have been growing steadily and DWR wildlife officials continue to encourage safety.

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