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Uintah High Graduate, Weston Ivans, has been named to receive the Vernal Youth Baseball Scholarship as selected by the Vernal Youth Baseball Board. The intent of the $500 scholarship is intended for recipients to further their post-high school experience.

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Local organizers have announced that due to the ongoing concern and circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic and following the pattern set forth from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in regards to the Days of 47 Parade, the July 24 Parade in Vernal is cancelled.

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On Friday May 15th, residents of the Roosevelt area gathered together for a Community night at the local drive in. Sponsors bought out a night at the Echo Drive In and then gave out free tickets at local businesses in town. The well attended event was intended to increase the strength of the…

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In a travel advisory issued March 15, 2020, TriCounty Health advised against traveling outside of the Uintah Basin to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This advisory has now been amended effective May 16, 2020. The amendment no longer advises against travel within the state but does advise the…

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A contract for the Uintah School District to purchase the BHI building located in Naples, was signed on Friday, May 15, 2020. The building will be used by the District for their main office, for the Transportation Department and other department offices.

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Roosevelt City is working with the state government in order to provide local businesses with up to $1,000 in funding to help relieve the effects of COVID-19. The application for the grant can be found at www.rooseveltcity.com/COVIDgrant for businesses that have a current Roosevelt City busi…

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Data collected and reviewed for Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett Counties regarding COVID-19 has prompted TriCounty Health to send a low-risk designation request to the Governor. If the variance is confirmed, the TriCounty Health District would move from the orange (moderate-risk) phase to the y…

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On Monday, May 11th, Naples City Police Officer Lacy was dispatched to a disturbance call. While Officer Lacy was speaking with the male subject on the front lawn of a home, the subject produced a rifle and fired it in Officer Lacy’s direction.

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Reports were received of shots fired in the area of 2000 East and 1500 South in Naples late Monday morning. A male suspect is reported to have a small caliber rifle in his possession and was pursued by police behind a residence and possibly into a field or area with brush or cover. A helicop…

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TriCounty Health Department and local Emergency Managers have just announced that PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) is available to qualified small businesses in Utah. In order to qualify for this equipment, businesses must have less than 50 employees.

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UBTech announced Leigh Lloyd, an assistant medical instructor, as their educator of the year on Wednesday, April 29, for her outstanding work and her dedication to the students that she teaches.

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The Vernal area has seen the effects of the quarantine on the morale of its residents, so to raise spirits up, they have hosted a free virtual game of Bingo for the past three weeks which has been broadcast live on Channel V6 platforms.

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The Utah Department of Transportation will be continuing construction on roadways this summer. Region Communication Manager Geoff Dupaix said that there are 2 projects in particular that will impact travel in the basin. Both projects will take place on Highway 40; one in Gusher and the other…

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A shooting occurred in Myton on Thursday, April 30 at approximately 2:05 p.m. near 300 East Main Street. The shooting left one man injured who was flown by helicopter to an undisclosed hospital. His condition has not been released to the public. Another man who was involved with the shooting…

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The Cruisin’ During COVID-19 event on Friday evening saw thousands of participants dragging main street. Bands played in parking lots, candidates decorated vehicles, and several local organizations and businesses participated by giving away food. The event provided an opportunity to get out …

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Leonard Corby ‘Corb’ Fisher’s presumed body was recovered on Monday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m.just miles from his last known location in the Brown's Park area. Search crews, with the support of the Daggett County sheriff’s office and rescue personnel from Uintah County, were searching for Mr. …

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In a continuing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the affect on the economy, TriCounty Health has revised its public health order with changes effective on Monday, April 20 across Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah counties.

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TriCounty Health Department and testutah.com are partnering up with local hospitals to expand capacity for testing cases of COVID-19 in the Uintah Basin by setting up a drive-through testing facility in Vernal.

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The tenth COVID-19 case, a male age 65-84 from Duchesne County, was recently hospitalized on April 15, due to worsening conditions but is currently in stable condition. Uintah Basin Healthcare (UBH) and the TriCounty Health department are currently investigating the person’s most recent cont…

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Governor Herbert announced on Tuesday, April 14, that students will not be returning to schools for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19. This includes any extracurricular activities, sports and clubs.

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 Amidst the crisis that our world finds itself in is a local church group that threw a parade to spread some hope to those that are currently practicing social distancing. The parade went through several neighborhoods on April, 8, around 5 p.m., distributing candy out to local children.

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“During her early adolescent years, being knowledgeable in the auto industry was fun for her to spar with the boys,” laughs McKinlee’s father, Mark Thacker. “She would usually win. She hurt her back in sports but it opened up another door to UBTech. She flourished! She became who and what sh…

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 All around the country, events have been postponed due to the current circumstances the world faces. Likewise, STRATA Networks has announced that several of their community events will be postponed or canceled. In a virtual meeting held by the STRATA Board of Directors on March 26, 2020, it…

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As COVID-19 continues it’s spread, many states and counties, including Utah’s Summit County, have ordered their residents to stay at home. As similar order has been issued to the Uintah, Daggett, and Duchesne counties as of April 2 at 12 a.m. ordered by the areas primary health authority, Tr…

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As the Governor has issued statements about the current situation of how the state is dealing with COVID-19, schools and universities across the Uintah Basin have issued possible alternative dates for their student’s graduation.

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Utah braces for the impact COVID-19 as surrounding states declare shelter-in-place or stay at home orders to prevent the spread of the disease. Meanwhile, several counties of the state of Utah declare a state of emergency to help relieve the stress on local businesses.