Month: September 2021

Duchesne County Fire Restrictions to Lift

Duchesne County fire restrictions will lift beginning October 1st. Emergency Manager Mike Lefler approached the Duchesne County Commission on September 20th with a request to move out of the fire restrictions while still ensuring that the fire permit process be followed during the fall burn and with guidelines sent out to the public of what they must do when burning.

Gobbler 5K Race Announces 2021 Recipients

Organizers of the Gobbler Thanksgiving 5K have announced the recipients of this year’s upcoming race. Ali Dudley was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in May and has since undergone 8 rounds of very aggressive chemotherapy and will undergo a double mastectomy before the Gobbler this year.

Give’m Health: Kirk Benge COVID-19 Update

TriCounty Health Officer Kirk Benge visited the KLCY studio this week to offer a COVID-19 update for this week’s Give’m Health sharing the following: Unfortunately, Duchesne County once again has the highest rate of COVID-19 infection in the state per capita and last week was the highest week yet for new cases at 423 in the TriCounty Health district.

Trees For Charity Spots Expected to Go Fast

It will be first come, first serve for highly anticipated Trees For Charity spots and there are a few things to know for those who will be applying. There is a 40 tree limit and applications can be submitted starting October 6th. It will be done Live on TreesForCharity.com.

Hunters Asked to Visit DWR Check Stations Testing for Chronic Wasting Disease

The Division of Wildlife Resources is asking for the public’s cooperation with hunters playing an important role in the surveillance of Chronic Wasting Disease. Hunters that are successful are encouraged to stop at a check station where staff will take lymph nodes from the deer and ask a few questions including where the deer was harvested.

Educational and Optimistic Day at 2021 Uintah Basin Energy Summit

Considered one of the top conferences of its kind in the country, the Uintah Basin Energy Summit held Tuesday at the Uintah Conference Center provided a day of speakers and panels featuring industry and government leaders. Their attitude about the future of energy in the Uintah Basin was undeniably optimistic.

Stewart Lake Fire Update and Reminder to Public

Fire officials confirmed the cause of the wildfire in Jensen and have offered a fervent reminder to the public. According to the Jensen Fire Department, the Stewart Lake Fire was knocked down enough by early morning on Tuesday, September 28th, that most of the crews were sent home.

General Manager of the Uintah Water Conservancy Speaks at Vernal Chamber

Recently at a meeting of the Vernal Chamber of Commerce, the General Manager of the Uintah Water Conservancy District, William Merkley, spoke about the conservancy district and its efforts. He explained that the Uintah Water Conservancy District serves as the sponsoring repayment and operating entity for the Vernal and Jensen Units of the Central Utah Project, which comprise Steinaker and Red Fleet Reservoirs.