The first Uintah County COVID-19 case was diagnosed to a man that was recently released from the Uintah County Jail. The man has been speculated about to have contracted the disease in the jail, but there is evidence that says otherwise. Read more
The Uintah Basin has recently banded together through a Facebook social media group called “Vernal Strong” created on March 14. The group was formed with the idea that the people would post items as charity for other, less fortunate, residents to have access to essentials that they wouldn’t …
Early on March 18, the Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert, carried out an order that has closed all restaurant lobbies in the state. These restaurants will be closed until April 1, 2020, unless the duration is extended, which Governor Herbert will give a second announcement.
As many residents of the Uintah Basin now understand, many of the schools around our community have closed. However, this doesn’t mean that the classes have been canceled.
“In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the state, we are asking residents to strongly reconsider any recreational, leisure, or non-essential work-related travel that will take them outside of our communities,” said Jordan Mathis, a health officer for Tricounty Health.
Utah has put forth more safety precautions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, this time banning most events with more than 100 people. Most major high school sports have seen suspensions in their season and many college sports throughout the state have been postponed
The following announcement was issued Thursday, March 12 by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, the Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force, the Utah Department of Health, and the Utah Association of Local Health Departments.
The Uintah School District is currently working with TriCounty Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus. Although there are no cases in the tri-county area, the School District is now advising parents of students to keep their children home in the cas…
As the world is dealing with the current outbreak known as COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, Utah, and the Uintah Basin, have taken the necessary precautions in dealing with the quickly spreading disease.
The Elks Lodge in Vernal held a charity Pinewood Derby to give back to a part of the community that truly needs it. The event was held on March 7 and was used to raise money for the upcoming Special Olympics.
Hilarity was brought to the Vernal Theatre on Saturday March 7 as the comedy duo Andrew Hobbs and Jordan Makin from Utah County came to crack jokes about their lives experiences. Their show consisted of internet trolling to the highest degree, embarrassing childhood memories, and FitBits.
Ned Ledoux rocked the Vernal Middle School auditorium on March 5, giving audiences of all ages a glimpse at the life of a musician that’s familiar to our town. The concert had over 250 people in attendance.
Uintah Middle School caught ablaze Tuesday afternoon, causing the entire school’s teaching schedule to be halted so that everyone was able to be evacuated safely. The Vernal City/Uintah County Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 2:12pm with report of smoke in the building. The fi…
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy visited Big Run Ranches to announce a $23.6 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure. This investment will build an all-fiber network that will serve more than 3,000 farms, b…
Vernal’s own Ashley Regional Medical Center was ranked in a top 100 list of best rural hospitals in the nation. The hospital was put into the list in a non-descript order, but still managed to claim a spot of recognition as one of the top five hospitals in rural Utah.
The tournament, which was held on Feb. 7-8, was a resounding success, showing the organizer, Tyler Prawitt, that Vernal has a desire for more major professional tournaments.
Election season has begun and the primary ballots are just getting ready to send out, but the Clerk Auditor of Uintah County has some concerns about the voting. Everyone registered with the two primary parties will be sent out their ballot, but those who aren’t with the conventional parties …
VERNAL - City Hall opened its doors recently to host a meet and greet with Congress hopeful Tina Cannon, who is campaigning to replace Rob Bishop in Congress next year.
VERNAL--Nearly 30 years after his graduation from Uintah High School, Justin DeCol will once again be putting on Uintah Ute red. This time, as Head Coach of the school’s football team.
VERNAL--Uintah County Sergeant Adam Gonzalez has been recognized as a Certified Jail Manager by the American Jail Association and has been selected to attend the National Jail Leadership Command Academy in Houston later this year.
VERNAL--Uintah School District has received its annual report card from the Utah School Board of Education, wherein it was ranked mostly as ‘typical.’ The rankings were determined by student performance on tests in 3 different areas.
VERNAL--Dozens of Uintah County residents have added their signatures to a petition that would overturn tax reforms passed by the Utah State Legislature. If enough signatures are collected state wide, the tax reform proposals will be added to the ballot in November of 2020.
VERNAL--As the snow begins to settle on the holiday season, the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce and Vernal City are providing residences a place to drop off their live Christmas trees, for recycling.
Despite strong opposition from community members and other elected officials, Uintah County Commissioners increased the County’s 2019 budget and adopted the 2020 budget on Monday.
VERNAL--Vernal City and Uintah County leaders gathered at City Hall early on Friday morning to discuss the transfer of management of the Vernal Regional Airport from the hands of the Transportation Special Service District to Vernal City.
VERNAL--Matt Tate has been dressing up as Santa, making visits, and providing Christmas to families going through financial hardship for 14 years.
VERNAL--More than 50 volunteers gathered at the Golden Age Center to assemble over 260 Sub for Seniors bags for seniors in the community who are in need this Christmas season.
VERNAL--Vernal Theater Live, and a cast made up of community members, are presenting a holiday show, Plaid Tidings, December 17-21st.
DUCHESNE--Cowboy Christmas in Duchesne celebrated its 4th year over the weekend, with over 55 vendors selling seasonal decor, sweets, soaps and other holiday treats.
ROOSEVELT--Union High School drama students have been working for months to present Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella” to the public this week. They have 3 remaining performances, Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
VERNAL—An 18 year old Uintah School District student assaulted a school aide, who worked with the student in the District’s Community Employment and Placement Program (CEPP).
VERNAL--The Uintah County Commissioners held a public hearing today to listen to the concerns of citizens and county employees on the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2020, which begins January 1st.
James Johnson is very open and honest about his past. He’ll tell you about the day he missed his daughter’s birth because he had been strung out on methamphetamine. He’ll tell you about the night he committed a home invasion to steal drugs and money from drug dealers, which lead to his arres…
ROOSEVELT--Roosevelt City received a $9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Trump Administration, which they are using to refurbish and expand the Roosevelt Municipal Airport.
VERNAL--The Uintah School District Board held a Business Meeting on November 13th at which they passed a motion authorizing District Business Administrator, Scott Ruppe, to revise the FY 20 M&O budget to include raises for teachers throughout the district.
VERNAL-- 36 year old Sidney Smith returned to Vernal an Ironman, having completely a seemingly impossible human feat of endurance… as a double amputee.
5K Ruck Run participants carried a combined 2950 pounds and ran a combined 483 miles early Saturday morning during the annual event which takes place each year around Veterans Day.
ROOSEVELT—Election results from the Roosevelt City Council election are still unofficial but a preliminary count determined the front runners.
VERNAL—Proposition 4 has been a topic of conversation throughout the community for months. Tonight, November 5th, preliminary election results are showing that the Voted Local Levy has failed.