This summer and fall, Steinaker Reservoir north of Vernal will be reduced to a ‘mud puddle’ as important repairs are made to its dam, shares the Division of Wildlife Resources. Any fish not caught and removed will likely be lost and in an effort to save as many bluegill as possible, the DWR is asking for the help of any and all anglers.
Month: May 2018
The Duchesne County Planning Commission is meeting next week as Ordinance 18-365 continues to be explored. The proposed ordinance would establish standards and procedures for wind and solar energy generation facilities in the county.
Among the services provided by TriCounty Health Department is the testing of water samples by their Environmental Lab. Representative Eric Larson explains the different forms of testing performed. Every public water system has to take a certain number of routine samples each month to check for bacteria in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties.
Roosevelt Police were able to locate a burglary suspect on Tuesday with the help of the public. According to Roosevelt City Police Chief Rick Harrison, police were called to a burglary at Smoker Mania at 50 South 200 East in Roosevelt at about 5:50am on May 29th.
Greg Lamb visited the KVEL studio last week for an interview on the Meet the Candidate Forum. Lamb is running for Uintah County Attorney. His campaign information is available on the Facebook page: ‘Greg Lamb for Uintah County Attorney.’
Rick Harrison visited the KVEL studio this week for an interview on the Meet the Candidate Forum. Harrison is running for Duchesne County Sheriff. He is currently the Police Chief for the Roosevelt City Police Department and has served in several supervisor positions.
A local effort is raising money for an important piece of equipment to protect Basin law enforcement officers. The effort known as ‘Gloves For Good Guys’ wants to give every officer in the Uintah Basin special gloves designed to prevent punctures and contamination from dangerous substances.
TriCounty Health Department has teamed up with Mountainlands Family Health Center to implement a program through the Million Hearts Coalition. Over the past five years, shares TriCounty Health, Million Hearts Coalition has awarded money to implement efforts for healthy hearts and healthy living and the TriCounty Health Promotion team is working alongside Mountainlands to utilize the funds which amounts to $4,000 dollars to benefit the community.
Little Jack Batty earned a claim to fame right away in his young life last week in Vernal. Final preparations were complete at the new Women’s Center of Ashley Regional Medical Center on May 21st and deliveries began the next day, just in time for Jack’s arrival! Baby boy Jack, son of Ashley and Steven Batty of Vernal, was the first baby born in the new facility on May 22nd at 8:15pm, measuring 21 inches long and weighing in at just over 8 pounds.
The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to an important member of their K-9 team last week. K-9 Aries was put down after recently being diagnosed with cancer that lead to stomach complications. Aries’ handler Deputy Kyle Fuller says it was a privilege to train and deploy with K-9 Aries.