Month: May 2017

Summer Day Trips Underway

Today is the first day for summer day trips through Uintah County Travel and Tourism. Every Wednesday through July 26th a new adventure is available starting today with the trip to Fantasy Canyon. Next Wednesday is to the Jones Hole Fish Hatchery.

Vernal Excitement Kicks Off Thursday

Another year of Vernal Excitement kicks off Thursday with an evening of free entertainment and activities at the park in front of the Uintah County Library. The season of Thursday night activities will launch with a talent show for ages 21 and under.

Fishing with the Fox Adding Adventure to Family Fun Time

Fish are being caught, tags are being turned in, and prizes are being doled out. Fishing with the Fox and the Division of Wildlife Resources are incentivizing family fishing this summer. Over 400 fish have been tagged in Pelican Lake alone while over a hundred more are tagged in Moose Pond and the lower Stillwater Pier Pond.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on SR-35

Excessive speed is being investigated as a contributing factor in a fatal motorcycle crash on SR-35 between Kamas and Tabiona on Sunday. According to Utah Highway Patrol, a husband and wife were traveling westbound on separate motorcycles at approximately 4:00pm. 

Fire Burns Over 900 Acres East of Jensen

A brush fire has burned over 900 acres between Jensen and the Utah-Colorado border as of Tuesday night. The closest structures to the fire are located in Jensen but none were considered in danger. 

Free Fishing Day Events

June 10th is Free Fishing Day in Utah and the Division of Wildlife Resources is holding three events in northeastern Utah. “If you have a spouse, teenager, or a friend who you want to introduce to fishing,” shares DWR biologist Randy Oplinger, “Free Fishing Day is a great day and way to do it. 

Sheriff’s Office Urges Seatbelt Usage

The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office is urging all travelers to wear seatbelts. Memorial Day weekend is among the busiest travel weekends of the year and kicks off the annual vacation season. “We are participating in the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign and want to stress the importance of wearing our seatbelts always. 

Lady Utes Softball Take Second in State

The Lady Utes Softball team finished off their season with a 2nd place finish at state. The 4A state championship took place last week at the Salt Lake Valley Softball Complex in Taylorsville. The Lady Utes fought hard and found themselves in the championship match with the Spanish Fork lady Dons.