Month: June 2018

Ute Tribe Responds to Attorney General’s Comments on Tribe/U.S. Litigation

 In March of this year, the Ute Indian Tribe filed two federal complaints against the United States for the, quote, “mismanagement of the Tribe’s Uncompahgre Reservation lands.” The cases, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation v. United States of America, seeks “quiet title to the lands” and “significant monetary relief to compensate the Tribe for the United States’ sale and use of its…lands.”

Crews Fighting Fruitland Shed Fire in Duchesne County; Structures Lost

Structures have been lost in a fire two miles east of Fruitland today. The Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center says the fire was called in today at 3:24pm. Duchesne County Fire representative Mike Erickson says the Fruitland Shed Fire is an estimated 8 to 10 acres and two structures are confirmed a total loss.

Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo Welcoming Back Crowd Favorite ‘Bullfighters Only’

Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo is just weeks away and a crowd favorite event that kicked off in 2017 is coming back.  The Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo can be traced back to 1932 when it was known as the Blue Mountain Rodeo. The next year it was called the Uintah Basin Rodeo and hosted 65 events. By the 4th year it had yet another name as the Vernal Rodeo and it’s popularity continued to grow. 

$24,000 for Brody’s Fund Raised During Uintah Basin Healthcare Golf Classic

Uintah Basin Healthcare takes golfing for a cause to a whole other level. Their annual golf classic was held on Friday, June 1st at the Roosevelt Golf Course a total of around 300 people participating. Brody’s Fund, a charity established in 2013 under Uintah Basin Medical Center’s 501C-3, is the recipient of the fundraiser each year.