Month: March 2020

Uintah County Offices Conducting Business By Appointment Only

Starting today at noon, Uintah County Offices will be conducting business by appointment only. According to Monday’s press release, the Uintah County Commission signed the order closing all buildings that are owned or managed by the county to public access until further notice.

Locals Awarded by Rural Water Association

The service and hard work of two Uintah Basin locals was recognized recently by the Rural Water Association of Utah. At their annual conference held in late February, the Association named Bert Clark the ‘Elected Official of the Year’ and David Hatch received an award for ‘Outstanding Service by a Water Operator’.

‘The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch’ Premieres Tuesday on A+E Network

With a cleared social calendar and the Governor’s permission to stay home and watch television, it’s the perfect time to learn more about the local mystery of Skinwalker Ranch. The A+E Networks nonfiction series ‘The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch’ premieres Tuesday, March 31st. In their press release for the series, A+E and the History Channel share that the series will share “never-before-seen footage of the ranch and what it contains.

DWR Implements Occupancy Limit at Old Fort Ponds

The Division of Wildlife Resources has implemented occupancy limits at Old Fort Ponds in Uintah County. DWR Conservation Outreach Manager Tonya Kieffer-Selby explains that there have been recent days with up to 50 people at the ponds but the pond occupancy is now a maximum of 25 people, while keeping distances between individuals to a minimum of 6 feet.

Virtual Graduation Plans for UBTech

UBTech isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from celebrating and recognizing their 2020 graduates. “I’m excited to announce, UBTech’s graduation will be virtual in 2020,” shares UBTech President Aaron Weight. “Unprecedented times provide opportunities to celebrate the success of UBTech’s graduates in advanced ways.

Work-Share Program to Help Uintah County Residents Out of Work

Local agencies are working together to help workers affected by layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release from Uintah County, the Work-Share Program is set up to help Uintah County residents who have been furloughed or laid off from businesses throughout the county due to the public health order that has affected businesses like restaurants, hotels, bars, and theaters.

Uintah Theatre Receives State Nominations for ‘Shrek the Musical’

The run of Uintah Theatre’s ‘Shrek the Musical’ provided an exciting night out for locals in just the nick of time ahead of the state recommendation for social distancing to battle the spread of COVID-19. Thankfully, judges with the Utah High School Musical Theatre Association were able to watch a digital version of the show despite being kept from attending the show live and as a result five cast members have made the list of nominations for this year’s state awards.