Month: February 2021

Rifle Police Department Bid Sad Farewell to K9 TULO

Rifle Police Department said a hard goodbye this week. “It is with great sadness that we have to say good-bye to our incredible K9 TULO,” they shared. “Tulo passed early [Tuesday] morning laying beside his fur-ever best friend, dad, handler, Garrett Duncan.”

Uintah Middle School Looking to Lead, Read, and Succeed

A press release from Uintah Middle School Principal Christy Nerdin has highlighted the school’s focus to lead, read, and succeed. The school has been using the Lexia PowerUp Literacy program to help improve student proficiency in grammar, word study, and reading comprehension.

Roosevelt City Recognizes Individuals for Going the Extra Mile

The Roosevelt City Council took time on Tuesday to recognize multiple individuals for going the extra mile in service to others. Fred Butterfield was recognized for his acts of kindness in taking care of his neighbors. LaRee Hurley was recognized for her efforts to make sure the 2020 Main Street Halloween Parade still happened in Roosevelt City.

TriCounty Health Seeking More Volunteers In Vaccination Effort

TriCounty Health Department is seeking more volunteers in the COVID-19 vaccination effort. According to TriCounty Health Officer Kirk Benge, the weekly shipments of doses are expected to double from 700 to 1500 and they are moving to larger locations to accommodate more people.

Legislative Committee Supporting Bill to Increase Access to Healthcare Providers

The Utah Nurse Practitioner Association is behind a bill that they say will remove barriers to practice and increase patient access in Utah and the Vernal Chamber Legislative Committee is in support of the bill. HB 287, Nurse Practice Act Amendments, would remove a barrier that restricts the practice of Nurse Practitioners and prevents some from owning their own practice.

Con Amore Students Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation Day

The D.A.R.E. program continues to educate and empower local youth and the most recent class to graduate from the program is the awesome kids at Con Amore school in Duchesne County. The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office offered their congratulations to the students from Mrs. Aliza and Mrs. Shelly’s classes who actually participated in the 2020 D.A.R.E. program and finally got to hold their graduation on Monday.