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Utah Suing Feds Over Conservation Land Management Policy

The states of Utah and Wyoming have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court over the Public Lands Rule that allows the BLM to lease public lands for the use of “Conservation”. The rule took effect this month and has been met with widespread opposition by local and...

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Michael Hanke

Graveside services for Michael P. Hanke, age 87, the husband of Yvonne Hanke formerly of the Uintah Basin, will be held on Saturday June 22 at 4:30 in the Altamont Cemetery. A viewing with memories will be held at the Hullinger Mortuary from 3:00until 4:00 p. m.

R. Bernece (Mott) Richins

Memorial services for Bernece Richins, age 93 of Vernal, the wife of the late Fran Richins, will be held, Saturday June 29, 2024 at 11:00am at the Jensen LDS Ward Chapel (8775 East 6000 South) in Jensen. Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:45am ~ 10:45am...

Marilyn Griffin

Graveside services for Marilyn Daniels Griffin, age 82, of Neola will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Monarch Cemetery near Neola.Services under the direction of the Hullinger Mortuary.

Christine Kozisek

 Funeral services for Christine Kozisek, ate 71 of Roosevelt, the wife of Gary Bird, will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary. A viewing will be held from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.  Cremation will follow the services. Services under...

Dean Merkley

Funeral Service for Dean Merkley, age 91 of Vernal, the husband of Twila Ann Merkley, will be held Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 12 noon at the Rockpoint LDS Chapel (2575 North 1500 West ).Viewings will be Friday 6-8 pm at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary and Saturday...

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Community Spotlight

A local celebrity is back to looking her best, ready to greet summer visitors after a rough incident last month. Dinah the pink dinosaur hasn’t taken any time off from her job of greeting Highway 40 travelers on the east side of Vernal but she has spent several weeks missing her tail after an incident with a drowsy driver. Vernal City announced this week that not only has Dinah’s tail been fixed and restored but she also has a fresh coat of her bubblegum pink paint to kick off the summer season right. 

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Nobody likes to think about death, but unfortunately, it is a part of life. At some point, we all have to say goodbye to the people we love. Our listing of local obituaries will help you remember and honor the member’s of our community who are no longer with us.

Public Affairs

Local politics and public affairs affect all of us. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to stay up to to date with all the ongoing events. We’ll do the work for you to make sure you always have up-to-date and accurate information at your fingertips.

Local Sports

Stay up to date with the athletes in our community. We give updates from their games both at home and away so that you can stay in-the-know from the convenience of your computer or smartphone. News about local sports from each of the local highschool teams.

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