Tuesday was a good day for containment on the double wildfire located about a mile east of Myton. The North River Fire started Sunday, March 28th and the East Myton Fire was called in on the afternoon of March 29th. Heavy winds on Monday pushed both fires away from the city of Myton but still within an area with homes, ranches, and infrastructure.
Month: March 2021
USU Land Acknowledgement Work Group Chaired by Uintah Basin Educator
A local educator is playing an important role in a new effort undertaken by USU. “Utah State University President Noelle E. Cockett has formed a working group that will create a framework for future university land acknowledgement statements that will recognize and respect Native American peoples as the original stewards of USU land,” shares the USU announcement.
Burn Window Opens; All Urged to Make Safety Top Priority
It's the time of year for yard cleaning and that means open burning. Uintah County’s spring burn window is March 30th through May 30th. No burn permit is required but Dispatch MUST be notified of the burn at 435-789-4222. Vernal, Naples, and Ballard City have the same burn window but each DO require a permit to burn and Dispatch must be notified.
Give’m Health: TriCounty Health Director COVID-19 Update
TriCounty Health Director Kirk Benge caught up with Amy in the Eagle Country 105.5 FM studio this week to offer an update on local COVID-19 topics. All individuals 18 and older are invited to come to the COVID Shoot Out vaccination drive through at the Vernal TriCounty Health Department location or at USU in Roosevelt.
Ashley Regional Medical Center Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary
This month Ashley Regional Medical Center celebrates eight decades of serving patients in the Uintah Basin and the surrounding areas, shares a press release issued Monday. Ashley Regional Medical Center has been a part of the Uintah Basin since 1941.
Vernal City Spreading Word on UT Rent Relief Program
Vernal City is promoting the State’s Rent Relief program and wants locals to utilize this help that is available. The State has millions to assist renters to catch up on rent payments, shares Vernal City Manager Quinn Bennion. The Emergency Rental Assistance program can help renters who are unable to pay their rent and utilities due to circumstances related to COVID-19.
East Myton and North River Fires Merge Into One; Believed to Be Human Caused
Winds certainly didn’t help with containment efforts of two fires in the Myton area reported on Monday. Utah Fire Info reported shortly after 4pm that the East Myton Fire was 200 acres in size and 10 percent contained and at that time was threatening structures including 3 Tribal and 1 private residence that were all evacuated.
Identities Released in Double Fatal Crash in Duchesne County on Highway 40
Utah Highway Patrol has released the identities of the two people killed in a single vehicle crash that took place Saturday in Duchesne County. Utah Highway Patrol released that the occupants of the vehicle have been identified as 27-year-old Austin P Graph-Liley and 38-year-old Kristin A Thompson both of Salt Lake City.
Vernal Utah Temple Moving to Next Phase of Reopening April 26
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a press release on Monday announcing status changes of their temples including an upcoming shift for the Vernal Utah Temple. The Vernal Utah Temple is among a list of 22 temples (20 in the United States, 1 in Canada, and 1 in Bolivia) that will move to Phase 2-B on April 26th.
Vernal City and Uintah County Ready to Tackle Downtown Planning
An exciting community project is underway and community input is needed. Vernal City and Uintah County have teamed up on a downtown Vernal planning project. “The downtown Vernal plan will be developed over the next 5 months with many opportunities for ideas and input from residents and businesses,” shares Vernal City Manager Quinn Bennion.