Month: December 2017

Keeping Pets Healthy in Winter Conditions

The Uintah Animal Control and Shelter Special Service District is helping spread the word to remember pets need some extra consideration during the winter months. While many people believe that dogs and cats are resistant to the cold weather, that’s not quite true. 

BLM Headquarters May Move Out West

Could it be Denver, Salt Lake City, somewhere in between, or somewhere else altogether? The latest talk from the Department of the Interior is that there is serious consideration to move the headquarters for the BLM out west with Salt Lake City and Denver listed as viable contenders. 

Senator Van Tassell Announces He Will Not Seek Re-election

Senator Kevin Van Tassell announced this week that he will not seek re-election at the end of his term. In a letter to fellow senators he stated, “It has been my honor to serve as the Senator for District 26.  I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to associate with so many wonderful people, work on different projects and see the Government work on a State Level.  

Holiday Safety Tips From Vernal Police Department

The two weeks of holiday celebrations during this time of year often means extra hours put in by local law enforcement. Thankfully, local agencies report that the days surrounding the Christmas holiday were mild and without tragedy. 

Cause of Death Determined For Rangely Man

Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has closed the missing person case for Rangely resident Peter Ruffner after announcing his cause of death on Tuesday. According to the Sheriff’s Office, forensic results showed that the cause of death was drowning with contributors to death being methamphetamine and alcohol intoxication. 

Basin Snowpack Low; Too Early For Spring Predictions

Just ask Utah skiers if it’s been a dry year so far and their frustration will likely show through. While Utah’s snowpack is at its lowest in decades for the time of year, it is central and southern Utah counties that are most concerned. Thursday’s SNOTEL report shows that for the northeastern Uintahs, snow levels are at about 83 percent of normal for the time of year while the Duchesne River Basin is at about 61 percent of normal

Record Year for Holiday Travel; Celebrate New Years Responsibly

The holiday travel season stretches from December 23rd through January 1st and AAA reports this as the highest year-end-travel volume on record. 107.3 million Americans traveled away from home during the holiday season making for the ninth consecutive year of rising year-end holiday travel.