Community Outreach Programming

Interviews focusing on community issues and events

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

Representative Blake Moore Feb 9th Basin Visit

Representative Blake Moore made his first visit to the Uintah Basin since taking office as Congressman for Utah's 1st Congressional District on February 9th. During his visit, he met with local leaders and industry representatives about the potential impacts the Biden Administrations actions will have on the fossil fuel industry and subsequent economy in the Uintah Basin. Interview aired on Newstalk 104.5 FM and AM 920 KVEL on Feb. 9, 2021

Feb 10, 2021 Episode Permalink

Uintah Basin Energy Forecast

According to Summit Energy's Director of Marketing Operations, Reed Page, the future of energy production in the Uintah Basin is positive in spite of recent actions by the Biden Administration.

Jan 27, 2021 Episode Permalink

Future of Energy Production in Uintah Basin is Bright

According to energy economist Reed Page, the future of energy production in the Uintah Basin is bright. During this 20 minute discussion on local energy forecast, Summit Energy's Reed Page shares his opinions on subjects like the suspension of oil and gas leases on public lands, cancelation of the Keystone Pipeline, the future of faking, consequences for energy producers due to the U.S. entering into the Paris Agreement and what that could mean to energy producers in the Uintah Basin.

Jan 27, 2021 Episode Permalink

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution - Tri-County Health

Tri-County Health Educator, Jake Isaacson shares timely information about the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution in the Tri-County Region

Jan 19, 2021 Episode Permalink

Interim Uintah County Attorney Jon Stearmer

Saturday, January 16th Uintah County Attorney Greg Lamb was sworn in as 8th District Court Judge. Uintah County Deputy Attorney Jon Stearmer who represents Uintah Counties civil interests has been appointed to serve as interim county attorney until the selection process for transpires. Mr. Stearmer visit's with Newstalk 104.5 KVEL about this transition and his ambitions to serve the citizens of Uintah County.

Jan 18, 2021 Episode Permalink

US Representative Blake Moore

Congressman Blake Moore addresses Wednesday's tragedy at the U.S. Capital and his congressional vote to certify the state elections. He also provides his perspective of government affairs over the next two years with Democratic controlled Senate, House and Presidency.

Jan 8, 2021 Episode Permalink

Uintah Basin Rail Update Nov 4 2020

Mike McKee, Seven County Infrastructure Coalition Executive Director, provides an update on the Uinta Rail project. Project scope, timelines, public comment dates and an announcement from private finance company Drexel Hamilton about proposed changes to public private partnership agreement once the project is commercialized. Great news for Utah's energy producing counties. McKee was a guest on the Uintah Basin Today Show on Newstalk KVEL. Program aired on Nov. 4 2020

Nov 9, 2020 Episode Permalink

Madeline Kazantzis (R) Write-in Candidate for Utah Governor

Conservative voters have a choice beyond Spencer Cox for Utah Governor this election. Madeline Kazantzis and her family attended the Mainstreet Vernal Trump parade Friday and stopped by the KVEL studios to discuss her candidacy, her motivations, qualifications and vision for Utah.

Oct 10, 2020 Episode Permalink

Westyn's Vision - Children With Disabilities Playground Project

Children with disabilities struggle to experience the joys other children take for granted like playing with friends on playground equipment in our local parks. Shaylee and Johnny Hacking are local parents of Westyn, a child with disabilities. Motivated by her strong desire for Westyn to experience activities like others, Shaylee began fundraising efforts to build a playground for children with disabilities in the Naples Community Park. Interview on KVEL 9-28-20

Sep 29, 2020 Episode Permalink

Uinta Railway

Rio Grande Pacific Sr. Vice President, Mark Hemphill and 7 County Infrastructure Coalition Executive Director, Mike McKee provide an update on progress made with the Uinta Rail Project.

Sep 14, 2020 Episode Permalink

Utah State Senator Ron Winterton

Should the Utah State Legislature have had more influence on the State's response to the Coronavirus pandemic? Senator Winterton addresses that question along with discussion on legislation passed passed during the most recent special session that will affect Utah Elections, the State's extraction industries, economic stimulus programs administered through the State and more. Program Aired on Newstalk KVEL Aug. 31, 2020

Sep 2, 2020 Episode Permalink

Tri-County Health Director Jordan Mathis

Tri-County Health Director Jordan Mathis addresses community concerns over the school mask mandate with Mike Stangel and Mark Winterton on the Uintah Basin Today Show on Newstalk KVEL. Program aired live August 26, 2020.

Sep 2, 2020 Episode Permalink

SBA Administer, Jovita Carranza

Mrs. Carranza is head of the U.S. Small business Administration provides an update on CARES Act programs administered through the SBA including the P.P.P. and EIDL programs. Learn of recent changes to these programs which could benefit your business.

Aug 24, 2020 Episode Permalink

Sen. Mitt Romney - Ashley Springs Land Transfer

Sen. Mitt Romney discusses the transfer of 790 acres in Ashley Springs to Uintah County. This historic transfer of public lands to Uintah County.

Aug 14, 2020 Episode Permalink

Blake Moore Utah First Congressional Dist. (R) Nominee

Blake Moore Republican Nominee for Utah's First Congressional District was in the Uintah Basin recently meeting with civic leaders and the public. Should he be elected this November, Moore shares his vision of how he can use his experience and position to help diversify and grow the economy of Northeastern Utah. Interview aired on KVEL July 28, 2020.

Jul 31, 2020 Episode Permalink