Month: April 2016

Airport Agreement Amended

Vernal City Council approved an amendment to the engineering agreement with GDA on the airport runway project. Vernal Regional Airport Manager Kelly Harvey addressed the council duringWednesday’s meeting, explaining that the amendment has to do with a 404 permit required by the Environmental Protection Agency dealing with wetlands and environmental issues. 

Van Tassel On Downturn

Senator Kevin Van Tassell was among the speakers at the Utah Petroleum Association’s Community Outreach Forum and Dinner held on Tuesday in Roosevelt. The evening focused on the state of the community as downturn in the oil and gas industry are felt Basin wide and efforts are being made towards recovery.

Uintah DECA Students Headed to Nashville

A group of students from the Uintah High School DECA chapter will be attending the International Career and Development Conference in Nashville next week. 15 students from Uintah competed in the Utah DECA Competition last February in Layton. 

Duchesne County Promotes Tourism

Hidden Treasures! Vacation Pleasures! Duchesne County’s new motto is backed up with resources on the county’s new promotional website The website launched just this week and includes a bounty of information on where to stay, play, eat and relax in Duchesne County. 

Uintah FBLA Heading to Nationals

Uintah High School’s Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA) Chapter enjoyed success at the state competition this month and qualified for nationals this summer. 23 Uintah students competed among 1,300 at the state competition and 3 students made the cut to move on. 

Regional Firefighter Training

Things will be heating up Friday and Saturday at the Western Park complex as firefighters from across the Basin receive hands on training from the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy.

DWR Cutthroat Slam

Local participation in collecting Slams from the Division of Wildlife Resources has been good and a new Slam medallion is expected to be just as popular. Slams are collectible coins and items that hunters can earn for success on their hunts.