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Rollover Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured; Alcohol and Speed Believed Factors

A rollover crash left one man dead and sent a woman to the hospital early Sunday morning south of Fort Duchesne. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, Uintah County sheriff’s deputies and Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers were notified about the crash on 7000 South, several miles south of the Four Corners intersection, about 4:30 am on Sunday.

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Five-Hour Rescue Operation Saves Utah Man Stranded on Cliff near Jones Hole

A five-hour rescue operation saved a Utah man who had become stranded on a cliff near Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery in Uintah County on Saturday. A news release from Uintah County Sheriff’s Office states that the rescue operation began when a group, which included a member of the Wasatch County Sheriff’s search and rescue team, camping near the hatchery heard someone calling for help.

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Caution Urged as Flaming Gorge Dam Increasing Flows on Green River

The Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they will be increasing flows from Flaming Gorge Dam on the Green River starting today, Tuesday, May 26th. As of May 20th, the Reservoir pool elevation was at 6,027 feet which is 87 percent of live storage.

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Meet Stego Steve! The Vernal Chamber’s New Stegosaurus

The Vernal Chamber Foundation excitedly announced Friday that the name of their new stegosaurus in front of the Chamber Office is Stego Steve! The Vernal Chamber held a Dino Naming Contest. First place was awarded to Boston Foley for “Stego Steve”, second place to Jaxton Foley for “Plate-o the Stego”, and third place to Mia Harrison for “Herb, the Stegosaurus.”

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‘Fishing With The Fox’ Contest Underway

Fishing is a great social distancing activity and with the start of Fishing With The Fox it's also one that can win you some extra cash and prizes! This is the 10th year of Fishing with the Fox hosted by the Division of Wildlife Resources and 98.5 The Fox.

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Shop Local & WIN! Rotary Club's Final Two Weeks of Contest to Support Local Businesses

It's the final two weeks of the ‘Shop Local and Win’ contest created by the Rotary Club of Vernal aimed at supporting local businesses. For the last 7 weeks, the Rotary Club has given out $1000 in prizes each week to those that have shopped local.

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Rollover Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured; Alcohol and Speed Believed Factors

A rollover crash left one man dead and sent a woman to the hospital early Sunday morning south of Fort Duchesne. Investigators believe alcohol use and speed were factors in the crash.

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Five-Hour Rescue Operation Saves Utah Man Stranded on Cliff near Jones Hole

A five-hour rescue operation saved a Utah man who had become stranded on a cliff near Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery in Uintah County on Saturday. A news release from Uintah County Sheriff’s Office states that the rescue operation began when a group, which included a member of the Wasatch County Sheriff’s search and rescue team, camping near the hatchery heard someone calling for help.

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Meet Stego Steve! The Vernal Chamber’s New Stegosaurus

The Vernal Chamber Foundation excitedly announced Friday that the name of their new stegosaurus in front of the Chamber Office is Stego Steve!

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UHP: Make Safety The Top Travel Priority This Memorial Weekend

The Memorial holiday weekend will see an increase in traffic as families take to the road, some for the first time in months. Utah Highway Patrol is urging all to make safety the top travel priority following a jump last weekend in travel fatalities in Utah.

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Vernal Regional Airport Manager Doug Brown Moving On For New Opportunity

Vernal Regional Airport Manager Doug Brown has announced his resignation after accepting a new career opportunity. “It has been an honor to work here at the Vernal Regional Airport over the last six and half years,” shares Brown.

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Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office Establish Safe Exchange Zone

The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office is providing a new way to increase safety in the community. The Sheriff’s Office shared on Thursday that they have established a new Safe Exchange Zone in the front parking lot of the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office.

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Uintah Basin Residents Encouraged to Complete 2020 CENSUS

By now you’ve probably heard that you should complete the 2020 CENSUS but with everything going on maybe it hasn’t happened. Unfortunately, you are not alone as northeastern Utah is among the lowest in the state for CENSUS response rate so far.

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Local American Legion Memorial Day Ceremonies

Memorial Day is observed each year on the last Monday of May as a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military and Memorial Day 2020 will be observed Monday, May 25th.

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Ashley Regional Medical Center Easing Visitor Restrictions

Ashley Regional Medical Center announced this week that their visitation policy is being updated to ease restrictions. According to their press release, the decision was made as current projections of COVID-19 indicate a lower than expected volume in the region.

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Local Middle School Scientists Place in Major Science Fair

Local middle school students are being recognized for their brilliant scientific minds. Uintah School District announced on Tuesday that 31 students representing Uintah Middle School and Vernal Middle School were recognized for their science projects during the annual Ritchey Junior Science & Engineering Fair.

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Congratulations 2020 Graduates

Congratulations to the Uintah Basin high school graduates! The Tabiona Seniors were celebrated during a virtual graduation ceremony on Thursday evening.

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Congressman Bishop on Major Effort to Transfer Ashley Springs to Uintah County

Congressman Rob Bishop, representing Utah’s 1st Congressional District and as a ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, was highly involved in the Act which will convey Ashley Springs from federal ownership to Uintah County’s control.

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Roosevelt City Launches Updated Website, Includes Virtual Cemetery Map

After inviting public input and going through a redesign process, Roosevelt City has announced the launch of their updated website. “With this redesign, we really wanted to lean into the things that make Roosevelt so special,” shares Roosevelt City.

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Roosevelt Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Urged to Apply for Grant

Roosevelt City businesses that haven’t yet heard about the current 2020 BEAR sub-grant opportunity are urged to listen up . Roosevelt City is working with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to offer grants of up to $1,000 dollars for Roosevelt City businesses that have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Amber Alert Cancelled in Duchesne County After Boy Found Safe

An Amber Alert issued out of Duchesne County on Wednesday was cancelled a short time later when the missing child was found safe.

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