Month: October 2018

Uintah Basin ‘Community Matters’ Conference Next Week

An event called ‘Community Matters’ is being hosted on November 7th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Union High School. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness and prevention on topics such as mental health, suicide, bullying, the negative effects of social media, how technology affects our brain, underage drinking, E-Cigarettes, vaping, juuling, and similar issues.

Watch Out for Little Ghosts and Goblins Trick-Or-Treating this Halloween

Little ghosts, goblins, superheroes, and princesses will be swarming neighborhoods throughout the Basin today and all should make safety their top priority. Drivers should remain cautious and aware that some children may be difficult to see. Parents should teach their children safety rules for traveling on sidewalks and crossing streets.

Uintah County Search & Rescue 3rd Annual Benefit Roping Event

Come and support Uintah County Search and Rescue by roping some steer. The 3rd Annual Benefit Roping event will be held November 3rd at the Western Park Indoor Arena. The event has been very beneficial to Uintah County Search and Rescue in that it has helped them purchase new equipment as well as update others, shares event coordinator and Rescue Commander Shad Shelley.

Tourism an Important Contributor to the Economy, Even Into the Fall Months

Tourism is an ever growing contributor to the local economy and that extends beyond the peak tourism months. Tourism season runs into the fall and wraps up with Utah’s Fall Break every October. “Fall brought a great number of visitors to the area and held steady numbers compared to 2017,” shares Uintah County Travel and Tourism Director Lesha Coltharp.

DWR New Big Game Hunts for 2019 Include New Hunts in the Book Cliffs

The Division of Wildlife Resources is making proposals for new big game hunts in 2019 including new hunts in the Book Cliffs of eastern Utah.  The DWR reports that big game animals are doing well in Utah and in certain areas of the state, they are doing extremely well. Among the proposals to help manage the populations is to give hunters more chances to hunt with some new hunts in 2019.

Regional Forester Award Presented to Uintah Youth Conservation Corps

The Uintah Youth Conservation Corps was recently recognized by the Intermountain Region USDA Forest Service at the 2018 Regional Forester Award Ceremony to highlight the success of the program. “The Uintah Youth Conservation Corps program is designed to provide environmental education through hands-on learning experiences on the Ashley National Forest while working on projects that benefit the Forest and its ecosystems,” shares Ashley National Forest Affairs Officer Louis Haynes.

‘Just My Type’ Weekly Writing Workshop at Uintah County Library

The Uintah County Library will be having a weekly writer’s workshop called Just My Type on Thursday evenings at 7pm. The group will be utilizing some aspects of National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) as they meet to share ideas, discuss writing habits and learn. Local author Bethany Wiggins will be participating to share her experience and knowledge.

Election Update From Uintah County Clerk-Auditor

The November election is fast approaching and Uintah Basin voters should have their ballots by now. Uintah County Clerk-Auditor Mike Wilkins reports that as of Friday morning, approximately 30 percent of Uintah County ballots have been received at the County Clerk’s Office.