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TriCounty Health COVID-19 Update

TriCounty Health Officer Jordan Mathis provided a COVID-19 update on Tuesday during the Give’m Health segment on Eagle Country 105.5 FM KLCY. The numbers in the state have stayed steady which Mathis says is not necessarily a bad thing because without a vaccine at this time there still needs to be a “slow burn” of the virus. \

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USU Uintah Basin Welcomes Experienced Social Worker to Faculty

The Uintah Basin has many natural resources but one of the greatest is the talents and skills of the individuals that call it home. Utah State University Uintah Basin welcomes to their staff, Joslin Batty as a clinical assistant professor in the university’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology. \

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Utah Wildfires Already at 237

In an alarming notice, Utah Wildfire Info shared this week that Utah has already seen 237 wildfires. Last year the state didn’t see 237 wildfires until well into July. Sadly 95% of the wildfires that have occurred this year have been human caused.

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Leave Baby Animals Alone, Warns DWR

Finding a newly born deer fawn or an elk calf is more common while enjoying the outdoors this time of year and if you find one, the Division of Wildlife Resources is asking that you simply keep your distance and leave the animal alone.

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Uintah Basin Healthcare Mask Requirements

Even though Utah is slowly returning to a normal state, there are still precautions that need to be taken. Uintah Basin Healthcare clarified masking requirements for patients and approved guests.

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Dinosaur National Monument Increasing Access to Camping and River Use

Dinosaur National Monument announced Wednesday their plan to further increase recreational access. Beginning Sunday, June 7th, Dinosaur will reopen access to campgrounds, backcountry, and river use.

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‘Fishing With The Fox’ Includes $5,000 Tag and Other Great Prizes

Fishing is about to get a lot more popular with the announcement that an annual fishing contest has a major cash award attached. ‘Fishing with The Fox’ is hosted each year by the Division of Wildlife Resources and Evans Family Media’s 98.5 The Fox.

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Uintah County Clerk/Auditor on Upcoming Primary Election

Utah’s Primary Election will be on June 30th and Uintah County Clerk/Auditor Mike Wilkins invites community members to help spread the word that this election will be held completely by mail. There will be no early voting and no polling location on election day.

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Free Summer Lunches to Start Up June 1st

The school lunch program for Uintah School District and Duchesne County School District is closed this week but sites will be reopening starting June 1st.

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Duchesne County Offering Prize For Completing 2020 Census

Duchesne County is adding some incentive to completing the 2020 Census. Residents that visit one of three county facilities and use one of the computers there to complete the Census will receive a prize.

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Name Released of Man Killed in Sunday’s Fort Duchesne Rollover Crash

Uintah County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who died in Sunday morning’s crash south of Fort Duchesne. The Sheriff’s Office shared Tuesday morning that 30-year-old Trevor Shane John of Randlett was killed in the accident while there is no update on the condition of the 19-year-old woman who was involved in the crash.

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Uintah School District Public Hearing on Budget Tonight

The Uintah School Board is holding a public hearing tonight on the proposed budget adoption for the 2020-2021 school year and the final amended budget adoption for the 2019-2020 school year. “The public hearing will be held in the Vernal Middle School Auditorium, 721 W. 100 South.

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KLiC & Drag Family Scavenger Hunt Happening Tonight Across Uintah Basin

A fun and worthy fundraiser is taking place tonight in communities across the Uintah Basin. The KLiC & Drag Family Scavenger Hunt event starts at 6pm tonight on the Main Streets of Vernal, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Altamont, and Tabiona.

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UDOT Highway 40 Strawberry Valley Update

Crews continue their work on Highway 40 in the Strawberry Valley. According to the latest UDOT update, crews have been working to level and prepare the roadway on the widened area between Mile Post 35 and 37. Traffic is shifted to the north side of the roadway with pilot car operations.

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Big Hearts Unite in Cause for the ‘Uintah Basin Chicken Rescue’

Different causes prick at different hearts and for Amy Dotter of Vernal, and supporters that joined her along the way, hearing about the starving hens needing rehomed in West Valley City was a cause they couldn’t ignore. Amy did some research and while she wanted to help she didn’t feel comfortable getting hens directly from the egg farm.

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Rollover Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured; Alcohol and Speed Believed Factors

A rollover crash left one man dead and sent a woman to the hospital early Sunday morning south of Fort Duchesne. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, Uintah County sheriff’s deputies and Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers were notified about the crash on 7000 South, several miles south of the Four Corners intersection, about 4:30 am on Sunday.

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Five-Hour Rescue Operation Saves Utah Man Stranded on Cliff near Jones Hole

A five-hour rescue operation saved a Utah man who had become stranded on a cliff near Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery in Uintah County on Saturday. A news release from Uintah County Sheriff’s Office states that the rescue operation began when a group, which included a member of the Wasatch County Sheriff’s search and rescue team, camping near the hatchery heard someone calling for help.

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Caution Urged as Flaming Gorge Dam Increasing Flows on Green River

The Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they will be increasing flows from Flaming Gorge Dam on the Green River starting today, Tuesday, May 26th. As of May 20th, the Reservoir pool elevation was at 6,027 feet which is 87 percent of live storage.

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Meet Stego Steve! The Vernal Chamber’s New Stegosaurus

The Vernal Chamber Foundation excitedly announced Friday that the name of their new stegosaurus in front of the Chamber Office is Stego Steve! The Vernal Chamber held a Dino Naming Contest. First place was awarded to Boston Foley for “Stego Steve”, second place to Jaxton Foley for “Plate-o the Stego”, and third place to Mia Harrison for “Herb, the Stegosaurus.”

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‘Fishing With The Fox’ Contest Underway

Fishing is a great social distancing activity and with the start of Fishing With The Fox it's also one that can win you some extra cash and prizes! This is the 10th year of Fishing with the Fox hosted by the Division of Wildlife Resources and 98.5 The Fox.

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Shop Local & WIN! Rotary Club's Final Two Weeks of Contest to Support Local Businesses

It's the final two weeks of the ‘Shop Local and Win’ contest created by the Rotary Club of Vernal aimed at supporting local businesses. For the last 7 weeks, the Rotary Club has given out $1000 in prizes each week to those that have shopped local.

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Rollover Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured; Alcohol and Speed Believed Factors

A rollover crash left one man dead and sent a woman to the hospital early Sunday morning south of Fort Duchesne. Investigators believe alcohol use and speed were factors in the crash.

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Five-Hour Rescue Operation Saves Utah Man Stranded on Cliff near Jones Hole

A five-hour rescue operation saved a Utah man who had become stranded on a cliff near Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery in Uintah County on Saturday. A news release from Uintah County Sheriff’s Office states that the rescue operation began when a group, which included a member of the Wasatch County Sheriff’s search and rescue team, camping near the hatchery heard someone calling for help.

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Meet Stego Steve! The Vernal Chamber’s New Stegosaurus

The Vernal Chamber Foundation excitedly announced Friday that the name of their new stegosaurus in front of the Chamber Office is Stego Steve!

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