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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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