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TriCounty Health Officer on Enforcement of Governor’s Order

There are plenty of questions concerning the Governor’s new COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration and accompany orders. When it comes to businesses, the state’s Frequently Asked Questions page states that “businesses are expected to enforce mask requirements with their employees and to promote mask wearing to their patrons, and visibly post signage to that effect.

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Uintah School Board Sends Letter to Governor Outlining Opposition

The Uintah School Board is unanimously making their voices heard with a letter addressed to Governor Gary Herbert explaining their opposition to suspend any extracurricular sport or activity beyond November 23rd, citing the health and safety of students.

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Vernal Main Street Drainage Improvement Project On Hold Until Spring

At this point most people are used to the construction along Vernal’s Highway 40 downtown but regardless, it’s time for a break from it. “Paving and temporary striping operations are complete, crews have removed traffic control and have suspended construction for the winter season,” shares Vernal City.

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Duchesne County Seeking Members For County Trails Committee

As of October 19, 2020, the Duchesne County Commissioners have adopted a Trails Master Plan. This plan contains over 150 potential trail projects throughout the county. On November 2nd, the County Commissioners passed a resolution establishing a County Trails Committee.

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Parent Night With Dr. Kane a Zoom Meeting

Uintah School District is hosting a parent night called A Night with Dr. Kane. Doctor Christy Kane will guide participants through a fun and informative evening this Thursday. She will talk about the neurological impacts of trauma. Knowing this lays a foundation as to why rates of anxiety, stress, depression, suicide, and conflict are increasing in all areas of life.

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Vernal’s Elks Lodge Having Raffle for a New Roof

The Vernal’s Elk Lodge has held many events and been a big part of activities in the community. Now the lodge is in need of a little help from the community. The Elks Lodge roof urgently needs to be replaced and so the lodge is having a raffle. They are raffling a Ruger American Go Wild 6.5 Creedmoor.

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Fatal Crash Near Strawberry Reservoir Leaves One Dead

A fatal accident took place on Saturday near Strawberry Reservoir. “On November 14th, at approximately 8:15pm Troopers responded to reports of a head on crash near milepost 46 on SR-40 in Wasatch County,” shares the Utah Department of Public Safety.

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Changes to 2020 Holly Days

The 2020 Holly Days festival in Vernal has been altered to be compliant to COVID-19 regulations. The theme this year is very fitting: “Home for the Holly Days”. This year there is a Holly Days Activity Card that has 20 fun things to do in Vernal

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Oh, Fudge I Missed Oh, Fudge! No Worries

The Oh, Fudge! tradition took place over the weekend but it’s not too late to join the fun. This Uintah County Library classic event is a favorite with the demonstrations, recipes, activities, prizes, and free treats to get ready for the holidays.

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Women in the Economy Commission Holding Speak Up Event

Women of all trades, titles, professions, and endeavors, Utah wants to hear your voice. The governor’s Women In The Economy Commission members are inviting the women of Utah to a special video conference to share how their lives have been impacted while in the midst of the global pandemic.

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Terra Academy Students of the Week

Student of the Week for secondary grades at Terra Academy is 9th grader Prezli Jenkins nominated by her teacher Mrs. Bru. For the elementary grades, the Student of the Week is 4th grader Britlynn Bunker, nominated by Mrs. Ward.

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Uintah High Winter Sports Update

The governor's shutdown has resulted in adjustment to athletics and Uintah School District is keeping the public informed. “The UHSAA Executive Committee has finalized plans for a tentative winter sports schedule,” shares Uintah School District.

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Randlett Man Charged For Fatality in Accident

A Randlett man has been formally charged after crashing his vehicle while under the influence.

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TriCounty Transmission Levels And Updated Percent Positivity By County

Once again the counties in the TriCounty Health District will remain at the same COVID-19 Transmission Index Levels.

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Uintah Basin Healthcare Urges Community to Follow COVID-19 Restrictions

There are many strong and varied emotions about the State of Emergency mandate and restrictions put in place by the Governor, even in the Uintah Basin.

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Uintah’s National Honors Society Hosting A Backpack Buddy Drive

Members of National Honors Society at Uintah High School are collecting items for a very local cause. They are hosting a Backpack Buddy Drive in which they hope to help elementary students in the community who may not get enough to eat during the weekends or holidays.

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Uptick In Efforts to Prevent Invasive Mussels From Spreading

Battling the spread of quagga mussels in Utah continues. Like many things, COVID-19 had an influence on boating season this year by getting people outdoors. As a result, boat inspections increased by 45%. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah State Parks personnel completed 445,392 boat inspections and decontaminated 10,959 boats.

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2020 Enchanted Forest in Roosevelt

This could easily be one of the most important holiday seasons of this generation. Most people agree that 2020 was not a great one, it can also be agreed that the need for hope, happiness, and brotherly kindness is at an all time high. Duchesne County Chamber of Commerce has a beautiful experience to help get the Christmas spirit rolling.

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Vernal PD Confirms that Credit Card Skimmer Found at Local Gas Pump

Scammers are busy trying to steal money and law enforcement does its best to keep locals informed on what to watch for. “On November 11th, the Vernal City Police Department was made aware that a suspected credit card skimmer had been found on a gas pump located at 350 North Vernal Ave,” shared Vernal PD on Wednesday.

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6th Annual Sub for Seniors Invites Donations

Who is ready to do some holiday good? If there is one thing that EVERYONE can agree on is that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the very real feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety. Sadly this can be the experience that our senior community goes through on a regular basis.

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