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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 …

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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.

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“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.

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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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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. 

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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.  

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A special graveside service honored the memory of Det. Kevin Orr of the Uintah County Sheriff's Office who lost his life in the line of duty 13 years ago.

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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).