Month: June 2019

DWR: Wild Animals Many Do Not Know Live In Utah

The Division of Wildlife Resources is great at sharing interesting information and dispelling myths. This week they are doing both by sharing a list of five wildlife species most do not realize live in Utah and one of which is largely found in northeastern Utah. Here’s where the dispelling of myths comes in.

Prepare for Wildfire Season by Creating Defensible Space Around Home

Fire officials presented at the Vernal Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, encouraging attendees to create defensible space around property to reduce fire danger if and when it may strike. Uintah County Fire Marshal Jeremy Raymond and Fire Warden Cory Auger explained that not only is defensible space important to save lives and reduce loss of property, but it is also to be in compliance with the 2006 Utah Wildland-Urban Interface Code.

Uintah School District Hosts GenCyber Camp for Local Middle School Girls

Thanks to a grant from the National Security Agency and National Science Foundation, local middle school girls were able to enjoy a unique camp that was the only one offered in the state of Utah. “We chose to do an all girls camp to help inspire girls to go into STEM fields, particularly in cybersecurity, where the field is 97 percent male,” shares Uintah High School teacher Cynthia White, adviser for the Girls Who Code Club.

‘North 40 Fire’ Human Caused/Still Under Investigation

The BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire-Uintah & Ouray Agency provided an update on the ‘North 40 Fire’ that started at 5:45pm on Wednesday north of Highway 40 near Fort Duchesne/Bottle Hollow. “In all, 8.5 acres were consumed on Ute Indian Tribe and Private Lands,” shares their update.

New Events and Firsts at Uintah County Fair at Western Park

Uintah County Fair is underway at Vernal’s Western Park with days of fun in store for all ages and interests. Western Park General Manager Derk Hatch says this year has the mother of all carnivals and is the biggest this fair has had in his 31 years of involvement.

First Year With New Carrier a Success at Vernal Regional Airport

It’s been one year since the Vernal Regional Airport switched to service with SkyWest under the United brand and it’s been onward and upward in that short time. The Airport announced on Wednesday that in those 12 months, over 23,500 passengers have flown in and out of Vernal, reaching new levels for air travel for the Uinta Basin.

2019 Northern Ute 4th of July Pow Wow Celebration Kicks Off Today

An exciting event each year, the Northern Ute 4th of July Pow Wow Celebration kicks off today in Fort Duchesne. Tonight is warm up night for the Pow Wow with competition each day that follows and major cash prizes in the drum and dance contests. The Pow Wow Celebration Parade will be held Saturday at 10am. There will be the Northern Ute Yellow Elk Memorial Handgame Tournaments in honor of the Sireech family.

Duchesne County Man Arrested For Allegedly Entering Home and Assaulting Resident

A Duchesne County man was arrested and taken to the Duchesne County Jail on Tuesday after allegedly entering a home in the Upalco area of Duchesne County and assaulting the woman within. According to court documents, 40-year-old Wesley David Rigby allegedly entered a home uninvited and started yelling at the victim followed by grabbing, shoving, and holding her down.