Month: October 2020

Ute Football Team Friday Nights Light Event Tonight With Special Cause

The Uintah Ute football team is ending the season with an event that will also bring attention to an important cause. Tonight, members of the Uintah Utes will enter Coach Belcher Stadium for a special Friday Night Lights event, wearing special masks to bring attention to the ‘Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’ campaign.

Local Halloween Activities

There are several Halloween activities happening the next few days. On Friday there is a Harvest Party being held at the Uintah Basin Christian Academy parking lot starting at 6:30pm and going until 8pm. There will be trunk-or-treating, bounce houses, and hotdogs

COVID-19 Safety Tips for Celebrating Halloween

TriCounty Health has suggestions to stay safe while celebrating Halloween. If you choose to be out, stay at least 6 feet away from others. Wait to go to a door if there is already another group there. Don’t stay at any one house for more than a few minutes.

Roosevelt PD Officers on Leave During Investigation; New Acting Chief Announced

Roosevelt City issued a press release on Wednesday announcing that Lt. Allan Tucker has been appointed as the Acting Police Chief. On October 24th, Chief Rick Harrison announced his resignation. Harrison had served as the Chief of Roosevelt City Police Department since 2005 and the City expressed their appreciation for his service in their announcement.

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Ashley National Forest

As of Wednesday, October 28th, fire restrictions have been lifted within Ashley National Forest. “With the arrival of cold weather, the Ashley National Forest is lifting fire restrictions across the Forest,” shares their announcement. “The fuels across the Forest are still very dry and the Forest is asking everyone to please be careful with campfires and ensure they are completely extinguished prior to leaving them unattended.

Moffat County Child Protection Worker Investigated for Fraudulent Reports

Rural child welfare divisions often struggle to maintain and retain staff and an article in the Colorado Sun demonstrates an unfortunate pattern of this in western Colorado. According to the article, Moffat County had 10 people quit between March and November 2019, which was 40% of staff, not including the loss of the previous director and child welfare supervisor.

3rd Annual 4-H ‘Trunk or Treat So Kids Can Eat’ Food Drive

Halloween might be a little different this year but a local tradition that remains is the annual 4H ‘Trunk or Treat So Kids Can Eat’ food drive in the Uintah Conference Center parking lot. Admission is a donation of non-perishable food and then kids can participate in the fun of a candy filled Trunk or Treat.

Ice and Light Snow Helping East Fork/Center Creek Trail Fire

The change in weather has been a help with the East Fork and Center Creek Trail Fires in Duchesne County. According to the latest update on Tuesday, temperatures on the fire have been in the minus column and ice and light snow covered the fire area on Tuesday but there remains smoking areas in the Moon Lake and Hells Canyon areas.