Month: March 2021

Crews Continue Containment Efforts of Double Wildfire East of Myton

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.

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.

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.

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.