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Further Details on Stabbing of Family Dollar Truck Driver in Vernal

The community was disturbed to learn last week of a stabbing in Vernal and relieved to learn the suspect, 56-year-old Virgil Leon Carmickle, was booked into Uintah County Jail and charged.

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Veterans Appreciation Event Tonight at ‘Flags For Freedom’ Display in Vernal

Hundreds of American flags will greet attendees at a special event in Vernal. A special Veterans Appreciation Event will take place tonight at the Vernal Walking Park where the ‘Flags For Freedom’ are on display.

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A Message From Uintah County Sheriff Steve Labrum

Uintah County Sheriff Steve Labrum shared a message with the community on Thursday stating first and foremost his request that all please be safe and responsible as we celebrate our freedoms this Independence Day.

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Public Must Do More to Reduce Human Caused Fires

The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands has a clear message for the public: more support is needed to reduce human caused fires as firefighters are responding to an all-time high amount of preventable fires

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Neola Hosting 4th of July Celebration

While much of the state is limiting celebration options for this holiday weekend, the Uintah Basin has a long list to choose from. Among those is the Neola 4th of July Celebration. Like their poster says, they might ask that everyone “Keep One Cow Apart” or at least 6 feet but that doesn't mean there won’t be a lot to enjoy.

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Flags for Freedom on Display, Launching Dinosaurland Freedom Fest

Thanks to the help of many, including the young men of the Ute football team, the Freestone Legacy Walking Park in Vernal has been transformed into a patriotic field of flags. The Flags for Freedom display is a kick off to the Dinosaurland Freedom Fest with most events taking place all day in Vernal on the Fourth of July.

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TriCounty Health on Difference Between State and Local COVID-19 Count

If you’ve taken a look at the COVID-19 case count online for the TriCounty Health District you’ll likely notice two things. First, the TriCounty Health District is among the lowest case counts in the state. Second, while still low compared to other districts, the state count for the TriCounty District is higher than the current case count on www.tricountyhealth.com.

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Vernal Chamber Message: Stay Safe to Stay Open

The Utah Department of Health has partnered with Chamber organizations in Utah for their new ‘Stay Safe To Stay Open’ statewide campaign.

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Sweetwater County Deputies Investigating Shooting Death

Wyoming’s Sweetwater County issued a press release on Tuesday following a shooting.

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‘Fishing With The Fox’ Contest: Don’t Miss This Step!

‘Fishing With The Fox’ offers the thrill of catching tagged fish for the chance to win big prizes but some participants are skipping a crucial step required to qualify for the drawings in August.

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Uintah County Primary Election Preliminary Results

The Mail Only Uintah County Primary Election had a total of 8,494 ballots counted on Tuesday for a total preliminary voter turnout in Uintah County of 58 percent.

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Duchesne County Primary Election Preliminary Results

The Mail Only Duchesne County Primary Election had a total of 4,247 ballots counted on Tuesday for a total preliminary voter turnout in Duchesne County of 48 percent. For the Republican for House District 1 race, Kerry Gibson received the most votes with 43.27 percent followed by Blake Moore with 22.11 percent.

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Roosevelt City Awarded $2.5 Million in CIB Fund for New Water Storage Tank

Roosevelt City will soon receive a major upgrade to the city’s water system with the addition of a 2 million gallon water storage tank. According to a press release issued on Tuesday, Utah’s Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) awarded Roosevelt City $2.536 million dollars for the storage tank’s construction at the Hayden Well Field, the city’s primary source of culinary water.

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Ashley National Forest July 4th Recreation and Safety Tips

Ashley National Forest has recreation and safety tips for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend as thousands of people take to the mountains in Utah’s National Forests. First and foremost, remember there are absolutely NO FIREWORKS allowed on national forest system lands.

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Don’t Miss Outlaw Trail’s ‘South Pacific’ Showing Just Two More Nights

Thousands of hours go into preparing for a theatrical production and the hard work of the entire cast and crew of Outlaw Trail Theater’s production of ‘South Pacific’ truly shines on stage.

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Stabbing in Vernal Results in Arrest

An altercation in Vernal on Friday resulted in the arrest of the suspect. Vernal PD shared the following: On June 26th, Vernal Police Officers were dispatched to 81 North 600 West regarding a reported stabbing. Investigation at the scene determined that a verbal altercation had taken place between a local resident and two individuals.

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Driver Charged With DUI After Striking Power Pole and Building on Highway 40 in Vernal

The driver in a vehicle accident in Vernal on Sunday has been charged with DUI. Vernal PD shared the following: On June 28th, a vehicle driven by Ty James Nez was traveling East on Main Street when the vehicle traveled off the Southside of the roadway striking a power pole and the building located at 716 East Main.

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Duchesne County School District Outlines 3 Learning Options for Families

The Duchesne County School District issued a press release on Monday stating that they plan for students to come back to classrooms for in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Uintah School District Developing School Reopening Plan

Uintah School District has announced that they are busy working on the school reopening plan for the 2020 -2021 school year. A draft of the plan will be presented to the Uintah School Board for their consideration and approval during their July 8th meeting.

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Entrance Fee Collection Resumes at Dinosaur National Monument

Entrance fee collection has resumed at Dinosaur National Monument. National Park Service announced last week that the visitor centers and Quarry Exhibit Hall would reopen on Tuesday, June 30th.

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Young Singer With Uintah Basin Ties Performing on America’s Got Talent Tonight

Tune in tonight to see a talented young singer with Uintah Basin ties perform on the NBC talent show ‘America’s Got Talent’. Kenadi Dodds and her family live in Logan but Kenadi has enjoyed performing during the summer at Uintah Basin events while staying with her grandparents.

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Driver Charged With DUI After Striking Power Pole and Building on Highway 40 in Vernal

The driver in a vehicle accident in Vernal on Sunday has been charged with DUI.

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Stabbing in Vernal Results in Arrest

An altercation in Vernal on Friday resulted in the arrest of the suspect.

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Multiple Lightning Caused Fires in Dinosaur National Monument

Fire crews from Dinosaur National Monument and the BLM responded to four lightning caused fires on Friday after a storm moved across the area on Thursday evening. According to Dinosaur National Monument, the largest fire is the Split Fire, located in a remote and rocky area at 7000 feet elevation on the north side of Split Mountain.

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Uintah County Statement on confirmed cases of COVID-19 at City of Fun Carnival

Uintah County issued the following statement on the closure of the City of Fun Carnival after its opening on Thursday: “City of Fun Carnival contacted Western Park in Vernal on June 11th to find out if the facility was available and interested in hosting the carnival this year.

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CARES Act $1,000 To $10,000 Grants Available for Businesses in Uintah County

A press release was issued last week announcing that Uintah County, Vernal City, Naples City and Ballard City are pleased to provide grants to assist businesses through the COVID-19 hardship. “Small businesses are critical to the success of the Basin’s economy,” shares the announcement.

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COVID-19 Case Count in TriCounty Health District

The Sunday COVID-19 Situational Update on www.tricountyhealth.com shows that the total confirmed cases in Uintah County is 30 with 13 Recovered while the total cases in Duchesne County is 13 with 10 Recovered.

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Author N. Kerry Mitchell Meet and Greet Tonight at Uintah County Library

A local author is sharing her work tonight at a Meet and Greet at the library and all are invited. Kerry Mitchell has spent her life creating stories about life’s most important lessons and tonight she will be highlighting two of her books that are already in print and available on Amazon.com.

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Uintah County Statement on Carnival Cases of COVID-19

Uintah County has issued a statement on the closure of the City of Fun Carnival after its opening on Thursday.

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Craig Police Department Offers Details of 2 Recent Drug Arrests

The Craig Police Department issued a press release on Wednesday with details of two recent drug arrests in Craig. “Early on the morning of June 21st, Officer Mendoza of the Craig Police Department stopped a motorcycle in the 600 block of Legion in Craig for fictitious license plates.

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