Month: July 2021

Vernal Downtown Revitalization Concepts Presented

Imagine downtown Vernal with more opportunities to linger longer away from the noise of Highway 40 after enjoying dinner and a show. Those working on the downtown revitalization project presented many concepts during the Vernal Chamber luncheon this week that could transform downtown Vernal.

Algae Blooms Identified on Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Algae Blooms have been identified at Buckboard Marina and Firehole Beach on Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Do not swim in or come into contact with green water, floating scums or clumps. Do not ingest water from a bloom. Boiling, filters and other treatments will not make the water safe.

Do Your Part to Prevent Human Caused Fires

Ashley National Forest is asking for help and it is certainly something that all can do. “Please help us protect those places that are special to you by preventing human-caused fires this Fall,” shares their message. “Please know the current fire restrictions before heading out to enjoy the lands managed by the Ashley National Forest.”

Vernal Makes List Of Coolest Small Towns

Travel publications are once again showing love to the Uintah Basin and its charms for locals and tourists alike. The Matador Network listed Vernal as number 15 on a top 25 Coolest Towns in America to Visit in 2021. The highlight praised Vernal as a “basecamp for climbers, river rats, mountain bikers, and backcountry hounds.”

Last Week to Submit Project Ideas for Ashley National Forest

It's the last week to submit project ideas within the Ashley National Forest for the Northern Utah Resource Advisory Committee. “The Northern Utah RAC encourages individuals, non-profit organizations, local governments, and others to propose projects that enhance, improve, and restore areas within the National Forest,” shares the announcement.

Sweetwater County Sheriff Shares Boat Safety Message

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is seeing a trend with lowering water levels in Flaming Gorge and are asking the public to be aware. “Recently announced increases in the amount of water released from Flaming Gorge Reservoir means that water levels are expected to drop between four to six feet from current levels over the next three months,” shares the Sheriff’s Office.