Month: August 2021

COVID-19 Surge Taxing Local Hospital Resources

TriCounty Health Director Kirk Benge is asking the community to please help slow the spread of COVID-19. “Our area is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 that we haven’t experienced since the winter of 2020,” shares Benge.

Paranormal Conference ‘Phenomecon’ Next Week In Vernal

Fans of the paranormal will be flocking to Uintah County next week to attend Phenomecon and tickets are still available for locals to get in on the action. If you’ve ever been curious about stories of local paranormal activity and legends, the conference includes exclusive tours onto Blind Frog Ranch and an escorted trip to and from Skinwalker Ranch.

Douglas Fire in Rio Blanco County

A fire that started Wednesday in Rio Blanco County is still at 0 percent containment. According to the Sunday report from the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Douglas Fire is located about 20 miles southeast of Rangely in the Douglas Creek area.

Smithsonian Exhibit Focuses on Change in Rural America

A popular Smithsonian exhibit will soon be on display in Green River, Wyoming. The Smithsonian press release shares that the ‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ exhibit offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century.

DWR Proposing Changes to Big Game Hunting Including Hunt in the Book Cliffs

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing some changes to big game hunting, including a change to a once-in-a-lifetime hunt in the Book Cliffs. Included among the proposals is to allow an individual to apply for and hunt the following species in the same year: doe and buck pronghorn, cow and elk moose, and ewe and ram bighorn sheep.