Month: May 2018

Anglers to the Rescue at Steinaker Reservoir

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.

Give Em’ Health: TriCounty Health’s Environmental Lab

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.

TriCounty Health Awards Mountainlands $4K

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.

First Baby Born in New Ashley Regional Women’s Center

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.

Uintah County Sheriff’s Office Says Goodbye to K-9 ‘Aries’

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.