Snow is here! Local city street crews are prepared and ready for whatever may come but are hoping for the cooperation of residents when it comes to snow removal. Residents and businesses need to remove snow on adjacent sidewalks and away from fire hydrants as well as remove vehicles, trailers, and trash containers from the roadways so snow crews can scrape the snow thoroughly and effectively, shares Vernal City Manager Quinn Bennion.
Month: November 2018
The Division of Wildlife Resources is imploring fishermen to head to Flaming Gorge Dam for an event 10 years in the making. The Western Area Power Administration and Bureau of Reclamation are planning on two days of rest on Saturday, December 1st and Saturday, December 15th. What this means for fishermen is that flows coming out of Flaming Gorge dam will remain stable and make for improved fishing success.
A Duchesne City couple is doing their part to spread Christmas cheer this year. Robin and Dewayne Calkins have always loved Christmas, with Robin admitting to be a straight up Hallmark Channel junkie. This year they’ve channeled their holly jolly enthusiasm into planning the 1st annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Festival to be held tomorrow at Wallace Park on Duchesne’s Main Street.
To some, the Christmas season is underway on the first day of December. To others, it officially begins when they attend the annual Christmas concert for the Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus. This year, that happens to be the same day!
The holiday season has most hearts full of love and service but that doesn’t mean there aren’t grinches lurking about. “Law enforcement has been responding to an increased number of thefts,” shares Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell. “People should always lock their homes and vehicles and not leave valuables visible.”
If you’d like a little more giddy-up in your Christmas celebration then make your way to the Duchesne Cowboy Christmas and Rodeo 2018 event. This unique event combines a shopping experience of local vendors with unique gifts, a Parade of Lights and an IMPRA Pro Rodeo.
Permits are available to cut your own Christmas tree in Ashley National Forest and one lucky group can get theirs for free. Thanks to a special program, all fourth-grade students are eligible to receive vouchers for a free tree and a park pass.
Individuals 34 years old or younger wishing to receive furbearer permits must complete a Furharvester education course and luckily a Uintah Basin field day is coming up. “Bobcat permits are only on sale in the month of October, so it’s too late to help out this year, but will ensure opportunity for next year,” Tonya Kieffer-Selby of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shares.
There were many inspiring moments at the Trees For Charity auction gala on Monday night, among them was the very presence of a volunteer in the middle of all the action. In August of 2017, Duchesne County man Braxten Nielsen sustained a serious injury while competing for the College of Southern Idaho during a PRCA rodeo. Braxten’s horse reared up and smashed him against the shoot, compressing and twisting his spinal cord.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the mother of an inmate that committed suicide in the Duchesne County Jail two years ago. According to a KSL report, Melany Zoumadakis filed the suit on Friday claiming that her daughter, 25-year-old Tanna Jo Fillmore, was denied prescription medication for a 9-day period leading up to her death, even though the jail had prior knowledge of Fillmore’s mental illness.