Month: August 2017

Energy Summit Kicks Off Wednesday

The 2017 Uintah Basin Energy Summit had a quick kick off on Wednesday night with a speech by Lt. Governor Spencer Cox followed by a panel of experts on developing natural gas markets. The expert panel discussed the opportunity for eastern Utah and western Colorado, who face similar issues in the oil and gas industries, to collaborate.

Fire on Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation

A fire reported on Sunday within the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation is still burning. According to the BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire – Uintah & Ouray Agency, the fire was reported in the Avintaquin Canyon area on the upper ⅓ of a very steep slope

Rifle Police Department Warns of Latest Scams

The Rifle Police Department issued a timely warning this week and it may pay for the entire region to listen up. Rifle Police are warning of a group that has been going door to door soliciting donations for the military

Roosevelt City State Street Closure and Maintenance Project

Road construction has begun on Roosevelt’s State Street and residents in the area are asked for cooperation and patience with the process. According to Burdick Materials, State Street will be closed from 1080 South to approximately 1700 South through September 9th.

Uintah Basin Narcotic Strike Force Awarded

The Uintah Basin Narcotic Strike Force was recognized last week at the annual Utah Narcotics Officers award ceremony held in Mesquite, Nevada. The Strike Force was awarded the State of Utah Special Agency Award which is issued to agencies that show significant motivation and dedication to the eradication of illegal narcotics

NARCAN Saving Lives Through Local Law Enforcement

Local law enforcement officers are saving lives thanks to a TriCounty Health Department grant that is equipping them with NARCAN kits. Utah ranks 7th in the nation for drug overdoses and every week 6 Utahns die from an opioid overdose, shares TriCounty Health representative Jeramie Tubbs