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UBIC Proving We Are All ‘Still Connected’

After taking a forced break in 2020, UBIC is back and ready to put on an amazing celebration. Uintah Basin In Celebration is a cherished tradition and one that is already underway as activities have been going on since the end of July. So far there has been the crowning of new royalty in multiple pageants, sports camps and tournaments, and the always adorable baby show.

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11 Foot Fossil Log Moved to Utah Field House of Natural History

Nine years ago a visitor with the last name of Manwell was in the Dinosaur National Monument and discovered a fossilized log a mile or so off the road. It sat in the layer of rock that is called the Morrison formation, which means the log is about 150 million years old.

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Rio Blanco County Lifts Fire Restrictions

Wyoming’s Rio Blanco County has lifted fire restrictions.

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Public Hearing Scheduled For Proposed Vernal City Tax Increase

Tonight is the public hearing for a proposed Vernal City tax increase. Vernal City issued a press release stating that the sole purpose of the proposed tax increase is to pay for the Homeless Tax levied by the State Legislature. The State forces cities and counties throughout Utah to pay for services provided to the homeless shelters in Salt Lake County, Ogden and St. George.

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Ashley National Forest Remains in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

While recent rains have provided some much needed moisture during the drought conditions, Ashley National Forest is still in Stage 1 fire restrictions. “We continue to monitor fuel moisture and wildfire indexes daily to provide safe experiences for visitors to the forest,” shares Ashley National Forest.

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Rock Springs City Council Declares State of Emergency Following Flooding

Rock Springs City Council officially declared a State of Emergency during their Council meeting Tuesday evening in response to flooding that occurred within the City last week. The worst of the flooding came during storms on and around July 28th that flooded many homes, some even filling entire basements.

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Flooding and Mud Trap Motorists Sunday in Duchesne County

Duchesne County Emergency Management issued a press release announcing that road crews worked through the night Sunday to free trapped motorists after roads were rendered impassable due to flash floods...

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Uintah School District ‘Safe Return to School’ Plan

Uintah School District shared their ‘Safe Return to School’ plan on Monday. Here’s some of the answers to the big questions: Uintah School District will NOT mandate or require masks. The decision to wear a mask during the upcoming school year will be an individual choice.

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TriCounty Health Department Shares Local COVID-19 Update

TriCounty Health Department shared on Monday the latest local numbers associated with COVID-19 in Uintah, Duchesne, and Daggett Counties combined.

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UTAH DWR Reminds First Time Hunters To Take Class For Fall/Winter Hunt

For anyone wanting to try hunting for the first time in the fall or winter the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources released a reminder that individuals need to either take a hunter education class or participate in the Trail Hunting Program.

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Mark Your Calendar for Day of Service on September 11th

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Day of Service being organized by JustServe.org. September 11th is a day of emotion and reflection for many people and it is the day chosen for the Day of Service.

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Dollar Ridge Burn Scar Flooding in Duchesne County

Thanks to a flash flood warning from National Weather Service, there was time to evacuate camping areas and prepare in other areas affected by flooding in the Dollar Ridge burn scar in Duchesne County on Saturday. While the area, including the Promised Land Resort, was hit hard, it was thankfully not as significant as the flooding from 2019.

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Moon Lake Campground Closed Due to Flooding and Mudslides

The water flowing from the East Fork burn scar looked like a massive muddy river on Sunday after the heavy rain. The East Fork Fire started nearly a year ago on August 21st about 13 miles north of Hanna near the Upper Stillwater Reservoir in Duchesne County.

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Uintah County Emergency Management Encouraging Preparation for Flooding

Uintah County Emergency Management encouraged preparation and provided an opportunity to assemble sandbags as storms delivered heavy rains through the end of the week and weekend in Uintah County. The neighborhood at the foot of Yellow Hill in Maeser was hit with flooding as a result of the storms.

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Get Tags Turned In For Fishing With The Fox Prize Drawing

While it is now too late to register your Fishing With The Fox tags on Eventbrite, it’s not too late to get the physical tags turned in ahead of the giant prize drawing. As of Friday, there were 236 tags registered in Eventbrite and 179 of those also turned in the tags to the Division of Wildlife Resources office in Vernal to be entered into the drawing.

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Fisheries Biologist Provides Update on Several Lakes in Northeastern Utah

Fisheries Biologist Natalie Boren has provided an update on several lakes in Northeastern Utah. Pelican Lake is currently 1 foot away from the conservation pool. There are still reports of good fishing, particularly for bass. Red Fleet’s water levels continue to drop and it is projected it will end the water year around 5000 to 6000 acre feet, down from a total volume of 26000 acre feet.

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Vernal Downtown Plan Advancing

Vernal City Manager Quinn Bennion has good news: The downtown Vernal revitalization plan is advancing. “The planning process has brought excitement into the downtown, events and support for our businesses,” shares Bennion. “The concept designs were based on the principles heard from the community.”

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Vernal Downtown Revitalization Concepts Presented

Imagine downtown Vernal with more opportunities to linger longer away from the noise of Highway 40 after enjoying dinner and a show. Those working on the downtown revitalization project presented many concepts during the Vernal Chamber luncheon this week that could transform downtown Vernal.

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Vernal Downtown Revitalization Concepts Presented

Imagine downtown Vernal with more opportunities to linger longer away from the noise of Highway 40 after enjoying dinner and a show. Those working on the downtown revitalization project presented many concepts during the Vernal Chamber luncheon this week that could transform downtown Vernal.

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Reservoir Reopened in Rio Blanco County After Unexplained Event

Kenney Reservoir located near Rangely, Colorado in Rio Blanco County has been reopened after an investigation concluded it was safe to do so.

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