Community Outreach Programing

Tammy Taylor - Counseling and Physiological Services USU

Tammy Taylor has worked with domestic violence survivors, hospice, school settings, and taught courses at BYU-Idaho, and now CAPS at USU. Together we'll lean what grief is and how it plays a role in our lives, the stages of grief and mourning.

Oct 10, 2019

Opioids in the Basin

Addiction to prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl is a serious national, state and local problem. Sandra Richins and Kathryn Heroto from Northeastern Counseling discuss the health risks and social consequences addiction to opioids have in our rural communities.

Oct 8, 2019

Addicts II Athletes

With the stated mission to erase addiction and replaced it with things of greater value such as health, recreation, service, relationships, and team unity, Coach James Johnson is well under way to building a dynamic team in the Uintah Basin. Coach Johnson is joined by team member, Hailey Goddard, each sharing experiences they've had in their journey toward sobriety. To learn more about Addicts II Athletes visit http//

Oct 8, 2019

UHS Student Council Veteran Project

Malorie Luck and McKinnle Mull with UHS Student Council. Uintah High School will honor local veterans this Veteran's Day by building a wall of Uintah Alumni Veterans. They don't want to leave anyone out. if you or someone you know who attended UHS please provide the school with an 8x10 picture that they can keep and reuse and a brief write-up about the honored veteran including name, year they attended UHS, branch of military they served in and highest rank achieved during their service. You can deliver the information to the front desk at Uintah High School or mail them to Uintah High School 1880 W. 500 N. Vernal, Utah 84078. Questions call Uintah High school at (435) 781-3110

Oct 8, 2019

USU and You. Dr. James Taylor - Leadership

USU Uintah Basin Director Dr. James Taylor received his doctorate on leadership and organizational behavior. During this episode of USU and You we discuss the aptitudes of a great leader and ways you can incorporate these skills to become more proficient at work and in your home.

Oct 4, 2019

Proposition 4 - Counter Perspective with Mark Caldwell

In November, Uintah County voters will be presented with an option to pass a voted levy increasing the Uintah School District's General Fund by 7 million dollars and at the same time, vote to reduce the capital levy by 8 million thus saving the tax payers 1 million annually. Monies from the Capital Levy can only be used in the Capital Fund with is used to fund brick and mortar expenses and cannot, by law, be moved to the General Fund which funds among other things, teachers salaries. On August 26th Newstalk KVEL aired a program on the advantages and benefits of Proposition 4 with Uintah School District Business Administrator, Scott Ruppe. In an attempt to provide both sides of this issue, we have invited former USD board member, Mark Caldwell to provide us with a counter perspective. We would encourage all Uintah County voters to carefully research both issues from first hand sources before making a final decision at the ballot box. You will find our interview with Mr. Ruppe below on this page.

Oct 1, 2019

7 County Infrastructure Coalition - Tammy Champo - Whitmore Park Route - Revised Recommended Route

The board of the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition met on Sept. 19th and voted to add a new preliminary route to the environmental study taking place for the proposed Uinta Railway. SCIC Public Director Tammy Champo answers questions about the rail project and the change.

Sep 24, 2019

Vaping and E-Cigarette use among Teens - Jacob Isaacson Tri-County Health

Electronic cigarettes and vape devices have rapidly become most common tobacco products used by youth today. Most major e-cigarette brands are owned by big tobacco companies that use similar marketing advertising strategies to attract and addict youth users as they did with traditional tobacco products. Many youth are lured into addiction through the marketing of flavors such bubble gum, cotton candy, and a favorite kids cereal, Captain Crunch. There are major health risks associated with the chemicals used in these products. This growing problem is affecting our youth. According to Tri-County Health, 13.5% or 1,500 youth under 18 in Uintah County alone are using vaping or e-cigarette devices. Listen and learn more about this disturbing trend. Special thanks to Jacob Isaacson and Tri-County Health for the information provided in this program.

Sep 17, 2019

Uinta Basin Railway - Rio Grande Pacific - Mark Hemphill

Mark Hemphill - Rio Grande Pacific Corporations Choice to Lead Development of the New Uinta Basin Railway. KVEL 9-9-19

Sep 9, 2019

Katie Witt Candidate US House District 1 Seat being vacated by Rep. Rob Bishop, speaks with KVEL about priorities should she be elected. Radio Interview on 8-30-19

Aug 30, 2019

Uintah County Economic Development Director Sylvia Wilkins speaks on Uintah County Energy Summit 2019. Interview KVEL 8/28/19

Aug 28, 2019

Uintah School District Business Administrator, Scott Ruppe discusses the Local Voted Levy with Newstalk KVEL's Steve Evans. Program aired 6:00 p.m. Monday Aug. 26th

Aug 27, 2019