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… Read more
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.
According to a press release from the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were called to a house near 1250 West 850 North at about 12:15 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019 where a Halloween party had taken place. When they arrived they found two men dead. The names of the men are not being released at…
As record-breaking cold temperatures swept across Utah late Tuesday, first responders from multiple agencies braved the elements to participate in a unique training exercise.
Earlier this month, the State of Utah implement new regulations on retailers who sell vaping products. This week the Tricounty Health Department did inspections to see if the distributors were in compliance. Out of the 65 license retailers in the Tricounty area, 63 passed the inspection.
VERNAL—Uintah High School went into lockdown today after a staff member reported seeing an individual at the school who they believed did not belong on campus.
VERNAL— A former Uintah High School teacher has been arrested on allegations of unlawful sexual activity with a 16 year old, 3 years after the allegations originally arose.
VERNAL--There’s been a lot said and written about Proposition 4 in Uintah County over the past several months and the argument comes to end on November 5th, when the ballots will be counted and the financial fate of Uintah County School District determined.
VERNAL--With major hunts kicking off this weekend, the Division of Wildlife Resources reminds the public to practice safe hunting procedures throughout the season to ensure public safety within the Basin.
ROOSEVELT--Roosevelt City Police and the Duchesne County School District are still in the process of unraveling yesterdays threat of gun violence at two Duchesne County schools. The two entities hope to have some answers before school is back in session on Tuesday morning.
ROOSEVELT— Extra safety precautions are being taken at Union High School after a student allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school, said Duchesne County School District.
DUCHESNE--Officials with Ashley National Forest have been hosting open houses throughout the Basin to receive public input on a revision of the 1986 Forest Land Management plan.
The Hotel Haunt has returned to downtown Vernal. Dozens of volunteers have been roaming the hall ways of the historic hotel for months, making preparations for 10 spooky nights in October.
VERNAL--UBTech has been gifted $75,000 by the Stella H. Oaks Foundation to distribute to single mothers who are pursing an education while serving as full time care takers of their young children.
VERNAL--Over 100 citizens crowded the walkways at Colton Pavilion on the morning of Saturday, September 21st to raise awareness and funds for new research, educational programs, public policy advocacy, and to support survivors of suicide loss.
ROOSEVELT--With many law enforcement positions remaining empty in the basin, officers with the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office and UBTech encourage residents to enroll in the POST Satellite Academy.
On March 12, 2019 President Donald Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. The act addresses public lands issues in several states, including Utah. On September 10-12, 2019 the Bureau of Land Management, Green River District, conducted ope…
VERNAL--Golfers gathered at the Dinaland Golf Course on Friday, September 6 to raise money for local veterans and to honor Freedom Day, which commemorates the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Leaders in the energy industry gathered from throughout the United States in Vernal on August 28th and 29th to discuss the proposed railway and various oil and gas policies relevant to the area.
VERNAL--16 year old internet sensation, Owen Mac, and his family traveled to Vernal from their home in Ireland to perform a medley of country, gospel and Irish music for locals.
VERNAL--A popular recreational site, Matt Warner Reservoir, has been closed by the TriCounty Health Department and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality following testing that revealed dangerous levels of bacteria in the water.