Community Outreach Programming

Interviews focusing on community issues and events

Uinta Railway STB Final Approval Part 1

Rio Grande Pacific Senor Vice President, Mark Hemphill, Seven County Infrustructure Coalition Executive Director, Mike McKee and Rio Grande Pacific Government Affairs Director, Pamela Juliano address questions from the public regarding the status of the Uintah Railway Project post STB final approval. Program aired live on KVEL 12-20-21

Dec 20, 2021 Episode Permalink

Uinta Railway Post STB Approval Part 2

Rio Grande Pacific Senor Vice President, Mark Hemphill, Seven County Infrustructure Coalition Executive Director, Mike McKee and Rio Grande Pacific Government Affairs Director, Pamela Juliano address questions from the public regarding the status of the Uintah Railway Project post STB final approval.

Dec 20, 2021 Episode Permalink

Senator Mike Lee Comments on Uinta Railway Project

The Uinta Basin Railway reached a major milestone with the final approval from the US Surface Transportation Board. Senator Mike Lee comments on this project. Interview aired on KVEL 12-16-21.

Dec 16, 2021 Episode Permalink

Audit Uintah County Part 1 of 2

Financial Audit of Uintah County by the Office of the State Audtor. Uintah County Response. Program aired October 21, 2021 on KVEL.

Oct 22, 2021 Episode Permalink

Audit Uintah County Part 2 of 2

Financial Audit of Uintah County by the Office of the State Audtor. Uintah County Response. Program aired October 21, 2021 on KVEL.

Oct 22, 2021 Episode Permalink

Uintah Rail Update Pam Juliano 8-26-21

Rio Grande Pacific Railroad Diretor of Government Affairs Pam Juliano and Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce Director, Joel Brown discuss the status of the Uintah Railway, timeline, and what it would mean to Uintah Basin families.

Aug 26, 2021 Episode Permalink

Senator Mike Lee

Senator Mike Lee visited the Uintah Basin Thursday, Aug 26th to meet with local leader and constituents during a town hall meeting. KVEL had the opportunity to visit with the Senator to discuss topics like the crisis in Afghanisan, government spending and federal Uintah Basin projects which he supports.

Aug 26, 2021 Episode Permalink

Senator Mitt Romney 8-25-21 KVEL Interview

Utah Senator Mitt Romney has been traveling aournd the state this week discussing the recently Senate-passed infrastructure bill and Jobs Act. We ask what this means for the Uintah Basin and other rural Utah Communities. Senator Romney shares his thoughts on the mounting Afghanistan crisis brought about by our military withdrawl from the country.

Aug 25, 2021 Episode Permalink

Senator Mike Lee's Comments on the 1.3 Trillion Dollar Infrustructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Utah Senator Mike Lee interview on Newstalk KVEL in Vernal UT on reasons for his opposition of the Infrustructure Investment and Jobs Act. Interview aired 8-5-21

Aug 12, 2021 Episode Permalink

Direct Link Wtih Utah Governor Spencer Cox Radio Program 8-10-21

Direct Link with Utah Governor Spencer Cox is a statewide call in radio program with an emphasis on Rural Utah issues. This program aired on KVEL Aug. 10, 2021

Aug 12, 2021 Episode Permalink

Representative Blake Moore Aug 13th Town Hall

Representative Blake Moore joined KVEL's Steve Evans for a candid conversation about Pres. Biden's directive for OPEC to increase drilling thereby increasing our dependance on foreign oil. Also discussion on the 1.2 trillion-dollar infrustructure bill and the 3.5 trillion dollar buget increase making room for the proposed Human Infrastructure Bill. What does this mean for Uintah Basin families? Listen for his perspective

Aug 12, 2021 Episode Permalink

Representative Blake Moore July 8 2021 Basin Visit

Representative Blake Moore discusses a host of subjects including drought conditions in Utah, infrastructure needs and efforts in play to allow better recreational access to public lands.

Jul 8, 2021 Episode Permalink

Sen. Mike Lee KVEL Interview 4-30-21

UT. Sen. Mike Lee responds to President Biden's Joint Address to Congress Wednesday. Discussed the nearly 6 trillion new debt incurred through the nearly 6 trillion in spending associated with legislation on COVID Relief, transportation and the American Families Plan. Lee, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee addressed matters concerning energy development on public lands

Apr 30, 2021 Episode Permalink

Education UHS Semester vs Trimester

UHS is one of only 17 schools in Utah which operates on a trimester schedule. Advocates for a change to a UHS semester block schedule, parents Liz Nielson, Katie Abrams and Jen Curtis discuss the many advantages. Interview aired on Newstalk 104.5 FM KVEL on Feb. 22nd.

Feb 23, 2021 Episode Permalink

Preserving Sports for Female Students Utah H.B. 302

The Utah State Legislature is debating a bill that would protect women from competing against transgender males identifying as a woman. House Bill 302 titled Preserving Sports for Female Students, would require public schools to designate athletic activities by sex. Furthermore, It would prohibit a student of the male sex from participating in athletic activities designated for female students. Bill Sponsor, House District 53 Representative Kera Birkeland which includes Daggett, Morgan and the northwestern portion of Duchesne County. Interview aired on Newstalk 104.5 FM KVEL on 2-16-21

Feb 17, 2021 Episode Permalink