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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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Naples City Exploring Options for Improving 2000 East Utilizing Federal Grant

A federal grant is making it possible for Naples City to improve a busy street but are still weighing the options.

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Year of Exciting Changes and Growth for Uintah Online

Uintah School District has plenty to brag about throughout the District but this week focused on the amazing changes and growth of Uintah Online.

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Roosevelt City Public Hearing Fee Schedule

Roosevelt City Council will be conducting a public hearing regarding the city’s fee schedule. The agenda includes time to receive specific comments on Resolution 2021-307, the consolidated fee schedule that sets all fees for Roosevelt City departments and services.

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Roosevelt City Police Provide Statement on Hit and Run

It's every parent’s worst nightmare...Knowing that your child could be hit by a vehicle while walking to or from school, riding their bike, or maybe out on their skateboard and then getting the phone call that your fear has come true.

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UDOT Update on Starvation Bridge Construction

UDOT has provided an update on the Starvation Bridge construction project. This week crews will be pouring concrete over the exposed rebar to form the new parapet wall on the eastbound side of the bridge. A precast concrete barrier and guardrail will be installed to ensure safety when crossing the bridge.

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‘Eye Care 4 Kids’ Coming to Vernal Thanks to Donation From Vernal Natives

A global nonprofit organization whose only goal is to help visually impaired children is making a stop in Vernal. The EyeCare4Kids organization is celebrating its 20th year of service and has helped nearly 400,000 children around the world with professional eye exams and new prescription glasses at little to no cost.

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Digital ‘Ladies Night Out Vernal’ a Major Success

The 2021 Ladies Night Out Vernal was a huge success. Like so many things, 2020 disrupted the annual event that helps girls rescued from sex trafficking that are in safe houses through the Rapha House organization in Cambodia, Thailand, and Haiti.

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Duchesne County Fair Recognizing ‘Hometown Heroes’

The 2021 theme for the Duchesne County Fair is “Hometown Heroes” and Steve Dunsmore has been announced as the Hometown Hero 2021. “Born and raised in the Uintah Basin, Steve is a stellar example of tireless service to our community.

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Manila Elementary School Sets Example of Service and Caring for the Planet

The students of Manila Elementary School continue to set an excellent example of caring for the community. In the May edition of the Flaming Gorge Gazette it shares that students spent the better part of Earth Day on April 22nd cleaning up the grounds of the Manila School campus.

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Police Presence Outside Vernal Middle School NOT Related to School Activities

Parents often feel concerned when there is police activity at or near a school and in a case there were concerns on Thursday, Uintah School District is offering some reassurances. Just before noon, Uintah School District shared with the public that there was police activity taking place outside Vernal Middle School but that all students and staff were safe and there was no threat to the school.

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Finally Home, Dr. Kwak Has a Message For the Community

Many community members have been deeply concerned about a local Doctor who suffered extreme health problems after becoming ill with COVID-19 early this year but some great news has come through this week.

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Duchesne County School District Announces Teacher of the Year

With it being Teacher Appreciation Week it is appropriate that Duchesne County School District announced a very important annual award within the District as well as other awards. The district shared that on Tuesday, May 4th, Duchesne County School District was pleased to celebrate its Teachers and Classified Employees of the year from each school in the district.

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Uintah County Moves Down, Duchesne County Bumps Up on COVID-19 Transmission Index (5/6 - 5/12)

Uintah County has now swapped places with Duchesne County on the COVID-19 Transmission Index. As of May 6th, Uintah County shifted down to the low level while Duchesne County bumped back up to the moderate transmission level, all while Daggett County remains at the low level.

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Daggett County Commission Monthly Update

The Daggett County Commission issued their monthly update this week. The Flaming Gorge Fire and EMS District Board was sworn in on April 28th and the Commission thanked the new board for their work on getting organized and going.

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‘Mary Poppins’ Opening at Union High; ‘Beau Jest’ Opens at Uintah High

Local talented youth have worked very hard and are now prepared to entertain the community with some good old fashioned community theater. The drama departments of both Uintah and Union have worked hard to keep their programs going while adjusting to sometimes rapidly changing information and requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More Uintah Basin Voices Sought for Utah Energy United Initiative

The Utah Petroleum Association is turning to residents in the Uintah Basin asking for support of their Utah Energy United initiative as a way to stand against the open-ended moratorium on federal oil and natural gas leasing. UPA is specifically asking those in Uintah Basin communities to join their coalition by visiting their website, filling out a contact information form, and choosing how to participate.

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Ute Indian Tribe Work to Expand Economic Development Opportunities

The Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee announced this week that it has engaged Aquila Cubed Consulting, LLC, to assist the Ute Indian Tribe with further development of its 2.5 GHz spectrum license, which was issued by the FCC under the FCC’s Tribal Priority Window last October.

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‘Ladies Night Out Vernal’ Fundraiser to Battle Child Trafficking; Buy Raffle Tickets Now!

‘Ladies Night Out Vernal’ is back and going on right now! Everyone was disappointed when the 2020 event had to be cancelled and while the 2021 event is different from years past, all involved are just excited to be back raising money in the battle against child trafficking worldwide. So what’s different and how does it work?

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Taylor Mountain Road Closed After 2nd Magnesium Chloride Treatment Needed

Executing road projects takes careful planning but there’s not much you can do when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate. Last week, Taylor Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 044) was treated with Magnesium Chloride in preparation for the summer season. Magnesium Chloride bonds the road surface and reduces dust and loose gravel on the roadway.

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