Month: March 2018

Altamont High School FCCLA Represents Well at State

Twelve students from Altamont High School competed at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference last Tuesday. Rozalon Rowley and Layla Jenson received a bronze medal. The team of Hailey Braman and Shylee Miles, the team of Kinly Panas and Kayda Anderson, and the team of Wyatt Jessen and Riley Braman each received silver medals for their projects.

Sterling Scholar Region Winner Highlight: Lindsay Seitz

Uintah High School represented very well at competition this month with three Uintah seniors being named Sterling Scholars for the Northeast Region. Lindsay Seitz was named Region Sterling Scholar in Visual Arts. Lindsay is the daughter of Gordon and Jill Seitz.

Daggett County Commission on Mitigating Jail Loss

Measures are being taken to mitigate the financial loss to Daggett County after having the Daggett County Jail closed in 2017. Pending Governor Herbert’s signature, the Utah Legislature allocated $100,000 dollars to mitigate the losses due to losing the State Corrections Contract to house inmates. The Legislature also allocated $25,000 dollars towards Daggett County’s Centennial Project to improve their rodeo grounds for the upcoming Centennial Celebration.

Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Dinosaur; Utah Law Enforcement Comments

Dinosaur now has its own marijuana dispensary open for business on Brontosaurus Blvd. While Moffat County has a ban on this type of establishment, a ballot measure passed in Dinosaur over a year ago allows for the business within Dinosaur city limits. Marijuana became legal in Colorado in 2012 with the voter approved Amendment 64.

Competency Evaluation Underway for Basin Man Charged With Enticing Boy

A competency evaluation is underway in a case of a Uintah County man arrested February 28th in Salt Lake City and charged with 3rd Degree Felony Enticing of a Minor by Internet or Text Message. Court documents outline a disturbing correspondence by text message between 30-year-old Donald Flayne Massey and a 10-year-old North Carolina boy.

Uintah High School Starts Girl’s Lunch Group

Uintah High School has a wide variety of clubs and extracurriculars, hopefully enough to help any student find a place to make friends and belong. A new group at the high school is aimed at helping girls during what is often a challenging stage of life.

Vernal Chamber Outstanding Public Service Award: Troy Ostler

The Vernal Chamber Outstanding Public Service Award for the 3rd Quarter is Troy Ostler. Troy and his wife Nancy have three children and six grandchildren who all live in the Vernal area. Troy has a degree in Civil Engineering from BYU, has worked locally in the Civil Engineering business since 1977, and started Civco Engineering with Nancy in the year 2000.

Uintah Basin Easter Events to Choose From

There is plenty of Easter events to choose from this weekend. The Vernal Elks Lodge is hosting an egg coloring event for kids of all ages on Friday from 4 to 6pm at the Elks Lodge, 35 North 300 West. Bring something to take eggs home in. The 9th annual Neola teen flashlight Easter egg hunt will be held Friday night from 8 to 10pm at the Neola rodeo grounds for ages 12 to 17.

Public Input Sought on Dinosaur Travel Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on the development of the Dinosaur Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. According to the BLM, the goal of the plan is to establish a network of roads for travel and transportation including areas for both motorized and non-motorized uses.