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6400 Fire in Fruitland Burns Home and Outbuildings; Damages Others

The ‘6400 Fire’ started around noon on the south side of Highway 40 and unfortunately a house burned down, one was damaged, and several sheds and outbuildings were lost. Thankfully, no loss of life or injury has been reported.

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Body of 7-Year-Old Recovered from Flaming Gorge on Tuesday

The body of the 7-year-old ATV crash victim was recovered from Flaming Gorge Reservoir on Tuesday. The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office shared the following: After nearly twelve hours of side-sonar scanning by experts with Sublette County's Tip Top Search and Rescue team and ...

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Uintah County Comments On Ashley Creek Area Land Transfer

Monday’s transfer of 790.02 acres of the Ashley Gorge area to Uintah County was a moment years in the making. According to a press release from Uintah County issued on Tuesday, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019 was started by Congressman Rob Bishop over seven years ago with the creation of the Public Lands Initiative aimed at helping Utah counties have more say in managing public lands.

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Fire Restrictions for Ashley National Forest Starts

Ashley National Forest has placed fire restrictions to help reduce the potential for wildfires and provide for public safety. These restrictions include no igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire outside of fire structure provided by the Forest Service;

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TriCounty Health District COVID-19 Update

The Tuesday COVID-19 Situational Update on www.tricountyhealth.com shows that the total of confirmed cases to date for the entire TriCounty Health District is 186. Uintah County is reporting 22 Active Cases, 59 Recovered and 6 Hospitalizations overall to date.

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Uintah School District Announces Athletics Guidelines

Athletics will be starting up with the school year and there will be some guidelines that parents and fans need to follow. First, if anyone has symptoms or been around someone with COVID-19 stay at home.

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Father’s Body Recovered; Search Continues For Missing Son Near Firehole Canyon

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office provided an update Monday on the search for the missing 34-year-old Rock Springs man and his seven-year-old son. The pair were last seen leaving their campsite near Flaming Gorge Reservoir in an all-terrain vehicle at around 11:30pm on August 6th.

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BLM Approves Conveyance of Ashley Springs to Uintah County

Uintah County is officially in control of the Ashley Springs watershed. The Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office announced Monday that the conveyance to Uintah County of the 790 acres of property has been approved.

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‘6400 Fire’ in Fruitland at 75 Percent Containment

Progress has continued on the ‘6400 Fire’ that started in Fruitland on Friday. According to fire PIO Mike Eriksson, the fire was 75 percent contained as of Monday evening. “This was a human caused fire that is under investigation,” shares Eriksson.

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Ashley National Forest Welcomes New Forest Supervisor

Ashley National Forest has welcomed new Forest Supervisor Susan Eickhoff. She has served with the Forest Service for 30 years in such roles as District Wildlife Biologist, Ecosystem Biologist, NEPA Contract Coordinator, District Ranger and, recently, Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests and Acting Forest Supervisor on the Shoshone National Forest.

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Uintah High Theatre Announces Postponement of 2020-2021 Season

While most high school sports and extracurriculars have moved forward in advance of the school year, some programs have had to make the tough decision to postpone their usual plans.

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Father and Son Missing After Side-by-Side Ride at Flaming Gorge

SweetwaterNOW.com has reported that a middle-aged man and his 7-year-old son were missing after the pair took off on a side by side ride at Flaming Gorge. “The Sheriff’s Office received a call Saturday morning between 6 and 7 am about the missing father and son,” shared SweetwaterNOW.

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