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.
Month: October 2018
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
There are many reasons that families travel from miles around to attend the Halloween Mayor’s Walk at the Uintah Community Center every year and a local man’s annual costume reveal is among the favorite of them. It all started five Halloweens ago when Ironman arrived at the event.
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.
The search continues in the Pine Mountain area for a missing Rock Springs hunter. 74-year-old Terry Meador was believed to have gone hunting alone and was reported missing to the Rock Springs Police Department on October 25th. His unoccupied blue Chevy pickup was found badly stuck north of Pine Mountain.