Community Outreach Programming

Interviews focusing on community issues and events

COVID-19 EMS Preparedness

Our local health officials have done a remarkable job educating the public about the COVID-19 Pandemic. What about our first responders and EMS personnel? If we were to see a sharp increase in the number of cases which required hospitalization, are we prepared? Scott Adams, Manager of Gold Cross Ambulance service in Vernal answers those questions.

Apr 7, 2020 Episode Permalink

Cornoavirus Update - Ut. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox

Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, Chair of the State Coronavirus Task Force. Program aired on Newstalk KVEL 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020. Lieutenant Governor Cox is also a Gubernatorial Candidate for Utah Governor. He also addresses his vision for rural Utah in advance of the April 25th Utah State Republican Convention.

Apr 3, 2020 Episode Permalink

Utah Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Hughes

It's an election year and Utah candidates are trying to conduct their campaigns amid the social distancing requirements. Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Hughes reached out to Uintah Basin Citizens by phone to share his thoughts about the Coronavirus health crisis, economic recovery, and rural Utah's future. This interview aired on Newstalk 104.5 FM and AM 920 KVEL Thursday evening, April 2nd 2020.

Apr 2, 2020 Episode Permalink

SBA Disaster Relief

Utah Small Business Administration District Director Marla Trollan and SBA District Counsel, John Gygi discuss questions such as what resources are available? who is eligible? and how does a small business owner apply for help? Questions from the public are also presented from Uintah County Economic Development Director, Sylvia Wilkins, Vernal City Manager, Quinn Benion, and Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Joel Brown. For assistance and questions on your SBA application please call 801-524-3209 or through e-mail at utahgeneral@sba.gov

Mar 31, 2020 Episode Permalink

Healthcare Services Preparedness

Greg Gardiner, Chief Nursing Officer with Ashley Regional Medical Center speaks to healthcare services preparedness at one of our local hospitals.

Mar 25, 2020 Episode Permalink

Uintah County Elections Post Coronavirus - Brian Gorum County Republican Chair

The Coronavirus has changed the upcoming election process in Uintah County. Uintah Republican Party Chair Brian Gorum addresses these changes for our county and the State of Utah.

Mar 23, 2020 Episode Permalink

Community Health Update Mon Mar. 23rd - Tri-County Health Director Jordan Mathis

Tri-County Health Director, Jordan Mathis provides an up to date report on Coronavirus as it relates to the Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett Counties. Program aired on Newstalk KVEL 6:00 pm Monday March 23rd.

Mar 23, 2020 Episode Permalink

Tri-County Health Environmental Health Director, Darren Brown

Tri-County Health Director, Darren Brown discusses the state-wide restaurant closure order. He emphasizes that take out, home delivery and drive-up services are still available. Get the facts about this order here.

Mar 18, 2020 Episode Permalink

Ryan Goodrich District Manager Ashley Valley Water and Sewer

Is our drinking water safe? Can our water system be infected with Coronavirus? What precautions are in place to ensure water safety? Ashley Valley Water and Sewer manager Ryan Goodrich states that yes our local water systems are safe and shares disinfection and safety measures in place to protect the public. What happens to all the toilet paper people are buying? Ryan explains the problems created when newspaper, cloth, baby wipes, cooking oils and more are introduced to our sewer system.

Mar 17, 2020 Episode Permalink

Cornoavirus Update - Tri-County Health

Dr. Carl Brightenbock, Tri-County Health Medical Advisor and Jordan Mathis Health Officer of Tri-County Health provide the public with accurate and up to date information about the Coronavirus pandemic. This program aired live on Newstalk KVEL on March 11th.

Mar 12, 2020 Episode Permalink

Howard Wallack (R) Candidate Utah's 1st Congressional District

Howard Wallack proudly proclaims he has never held a political office. He is a former school teacher and has owned and operated a successful trucking company. He feels that due to his experience in business and the classroom he is in a better represent the hard working citizens of the Uintah Basin in Congress.

Feb 11, 2020 Episode Permalink

Uintah County Sheriff and Commissioners Discuss Proposed 2nd Amendment Ordinance

Uintah County Sheriff Steve Labrum, Uintah County Civil Attorney, Jon Stermer and Uintah County Commissioners Bart Haslem and Brad Horrocks discuss the proposed County 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance.

Jan 28, 2020 Episode Permalink

Kerry Gibson Candidate Utah's 1st Congressional District

Kerry Gibson (R) Utah's 1st Congressional District visited the citizens of the Uintah Basin this week. Kerry Gibson and his wife Katrina have raised 6 children on their family farm in West Weber County. Kerry has serviced the citizens of the State of Utah as Utah Agriculture and Food Commissioner and Deputy Director at the Department of Natural Resources. He has served as Weber County Commissioner and as a Utah State Representative. Here he discusses his values and his stance on issues facing citizens of the Uintah Basin.

Jan 24, 2020 Episode Permalink

Tina Cannon (R) Candidate Utah Congressional District 1

Tina Cannon (R) candidate for Utah's Congressional District 1 currently held by Representative Rob Bishop. Tina is a 4th generation Utahn who has spent her life in the 1st Congressional District. She and her husband David have raised their 4 children in Davis, Weber and Morgan Counties. Tina has run an accounting firm for the past decade and her husband David is an aerospace engineer.

Jan 16, 2020 Episode Permalink

Uintah County Commissioners B. Horrocks and B. Haslem Discuss 2020 Budget

Uintah County Commission held a public hearing Monday 12-30-19 regarding the 2020 County Budget. Many changes were adopted including the retirement of County debt. Uintah County Commissioners Brad Horrocks and Bart Haslem discuss changes to the 2020 budget and County finances. During this program we also discuss with them the economic future of the region. The Monday Radio Forum on Newstalk KVEL is a public affairs program aired live each Monday evening at 6:00 on 104.5 FM and Am 920 KVEL. Special thanks to Murray Masonry and Construction and the Vernal Regional Airport for their support of this program.

Dec 31, 2019 Episode Permalink

Legislative Update - Sen. Ron Winterton

Senator Ron Winterton, just finishing his freshman year as our legislative representative for Senate District 26 shares background on the committees he now serves on, and legislation he is working on that will affect citizens within his district. He also shares his thoughts on the Uintah Rail service, Rural Utah's shrinking legislative influence, and State Tax Reform.

Nov 19, 2019 Episode Permalink

Richard Paul Evans

We kick off the Holiday Season in the Basin with with Utah Author, Richard Paul Evans as he introduces his new Christmas book Noel Street. Richard Paul Evans, Author of the Christmas classic The Christmas Box, Noel Street is sure to become another Christmas classic.

Nov 11, 2019 Episode Permalink

Climate Change Movement - Local Perspective

Mr. Bill Stringer worked with the BLM for 30 plus years. He was educated as a mining engineer which required extensive training in earth science and all physical sciences. He is now serving his second term as Uintah County Commissioner. Mr. Stringer will provide us with a different perspective to protecting our environment, including, better science, conservation and allowing industries and economics drive solutions

Nov 5, 2019 Episode Permalink

Climate Change

The promotion of the climate crisis has been used as a political scare tactic for some time now. These arguments began in the 70’s with Global Cooling and an imminent ice age. Acid Rain was promoted in the early 80’s. We were then warned of a life-threatening hole in the ozone in the late 80’s, Global Warming in the 90’s and the term global warming was changed to Climate Change after the turn of the century. This is a complicated subject, both confusing the public and terrifying our youth. Bob Inglis, Executive Director of Republic EN dot org. which is a grass roots community of Americans with the stated mission of educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change. Mr. Inglis was elected to congress on the Republican ticket in 1993 and represent the citizens of rural South Carolina. In 2010 he lost his re-election bid in the South Carolina Republican Primary after aligning himself with the climate change argument.

We will follow-up this conversation with a discussion on the issue with Bill Stringer. Mr. Stringer worked with the BLM for 30 plus years. He was educated as a mining engineer which required extensive training in earth science and all physical sciences. He is now serving his second term as Uintah County Commissioner. Mr. Stringer will provide us with a different perspective to protecting our environment, including, better science, conservation and allowing industries and economics drive solutions.

Nov 4, 2019 Episode Permalink

SBA Disaster Relief Loans

Utah Small Business Administration District Director Marla Trollan and SBA District Counsel, John Gygi discuss questions such as what resources are available? who is eligible? and how does a small business owner apply for help? Questions from the public are also presented from Uintah County Economic Development Director, Sylvia Wilkins, Vernal City Manager, Quinn Benion, and Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Joel Brown. For assistance and questions on your SBA application please call 801-524-3209 or through e-mail at utahgeneral@sba.gov

Mar 31, 2020 Episode Permalink