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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.

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Amid the challenging times that we’re facing, there have been people rising up to help those who are in need. Windy Barton is one of these people as she started a donation stand on her own time over the weekend of March 20-23, outside of the old K-Mart building, and became a beacon of hope t…

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Schools in both Duchesne School District and Uintah School District are expected to remain closed for another two weeks. This announcement comes from a prediction as to how the state government will react to the advances of COVID-19.

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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…