It's been a tough two months for house fires in the Uintah Basin with half a dozen or more families displaced after their homes were a total loss. Uintah County Fire Marshal Jeremy Raymonds shares that the cause of the most recent fire remains unknown but some others last month were related to electrical issues.
Month: January 2021
The public comment period has been extended once again for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Uinta Basin Railway. The Draft EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition rail proposal.
The TriCounty Health District COVID-19 Transmission Index Levels reports Uintah County and Duchesne County at the High Transmission Level and Daggett County at the Low Transmission Level. According to Thursday’s press release, Uintah County’s 7-day average percent positivity was 16 percent and there were 157 cases in the past 14 days.
2020 showed a significant decrease in fatal vehicle crashes in northwest Colorado which showed roads were far safer than most other areas across the state. According to Colorado State Patrol, the District 4 region (which includes Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties) was over 25 percent safer than in 2019.
Social media plays a prominent role in the dealings of everyday life and has strangely replaced many former ways of making official announcements. While that may be the case, Roosevelt City would like to remind the public that Facebook is NOT the place to conduct official business with Roosevelt City.
The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office with the help of state troopers were able to successfully stop a car that had been reported stolen and was then involved in a hundred mile chase on Monday. The car was stolen in Colorado’s Summit County with the chase starting in Eagle County after Vail police tried to stop the car.
Name recommendations to fill the Uintah County Attorney position have been delivered to the Uintah County Commission. Uintah County Republican Party Central Committee Chairman Brian Gorum reports that the names delivered to the Commission are Loren Anderson, Arek Butler, and Jaymon Thomas.
The Biden administration’s Executive Order banning new leasing and permitting on public lands has many understandably concerned about the future of the U.S. energy industry but one expert says he is very optimistic moving forward despite the negativity of the new administration.
The Division of Wildlife Resources has the scoop on the places to go to see bald eagles in northeastern Utah next month. February is considered the best time of year to see America’s most iconic bird and typically, the DWR holds annual bald eagle viewing events.
The TriCounty Health Department is working to improve processes for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to the public. On Wednesday, TriCounty Health announced that a system has been set up to now schedule vaccine appointments online.