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Vernal Chamber Announces Quarterly Outstanding Public Service Award

The Vernal Chamber of Commerce Public Relations Committee presented Cheryl Meier with the Quarterly Outstanding Public Service A...

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Don’t Miss the Massive Firework Surprise During July 24th Show at Naples Park

Due to the drought and major safety concerns, fire officials have encouraged the public to forego private fireworks this holiday season and instead enjoy a commercial show where the fire department remains on hand. If you were on the fence then perhaps consider that Naples City has a massive addition to their 24th of July fireworks show that may be a once in a lifetime event to see.

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Jones Hole Public Drinking Water Will Be Shut Off Next Week

If you’ll be visiting the Jones Hole area next week please listen up. Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery’s public drinking water is going to be shut-off next Monday, July 26th, through Friday, July 30th, for repairs to the hatchery’s drinking water storage tank.

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Duchesne County Shifts Down to Moderate Transmission Index Level (7/22-7/28)

As of July 22nd, Duchesne County has shifted back down to the Moderate COVID-19 Transmission Index Level while Uintah County remains at the High Level and Daggett County remains at the Low Level.

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Companies Partner to Offer UBTech Scholarships

UBTech announced this week in a press release a new scholarship opportunity thanks to the partnership of a construction and design company. SIRQ Construction and Method Studio supports UBTech and the many opportunities it offers students.

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Call for Donations for Fundraiser Raffle to Benefit Paul Justice

Friends and family are doing all they can to show support for the Justice family after Paul Justice was seriously injured on July 17th in a dirt bike accident. A raffle fundraiser is being put together and there is a call for any business or individual that would like to donate items for that.

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Highway 40 Starvation Bridge Construction Update

Work continues on the Starvation Bridge construction project. UDOT provided an update this week sharing that crews are making progress removing the existing concrete parapet wall, while carefully preserving the existing rebar on the north side of the bridge.

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Firefighters Deployed to Help Fight Montana Wildfires

The Utah Division of Emergency Management has announced that another group of Utah firefighters has answered the call to help fight wildfires, this time in Montana. The 24 firefighters will deploy on Thursday, July 22nd.

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MADD Names Rifle Police Officer ‘Colorado DUI Enforcement Hero’

Impaired driving is something law enforcement as a whole battles in order to protect the public but the efforts of some officers go above and beyond. The Colorado branch of MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, announced this week that an officer with Rifle Police Department, Officer Kelli Litzau, has been named the ‘MADD Colorado DUI Enforcement Hero’.

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County Unemployment Update

The updated data from the Utah Department of Workforce Services reports that Daggett County shifted from 3.5 percent unemployment in May to 3.8 percent in June. Duchesne County ticked down from 4.7 to 4.6 percent unemployment and Uintah County did the same moving from 5.5 percent to 5.4 percent.

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Fundraisers Underway After Serious Dirt Bike Accident

A Uintah Basin family could use the support of the community as they navigate life after a serious accident. Paul Justice was out enjoying his passion for dirt biking on the morning of July 17th when the accident occured.

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Get Up Close and Personal With Bright Copper/Orange Hummingbirds

A rare opportunity is coming for animal lovers. A hummingbird banding event is taking place at the Red Canyon Lodge in Daggett County. “At this location, we’re hoping to see and band rufous hummingbirds as they are migrating through Utah during their July migration from Canada and Alaska,” explains DWR Recreation Specialist Anthony Christianson.

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‘South Four Corners Fire’ Prompts Reminder That Vehicles Can Spark Fires

The Uintah and Ouray Agency of BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire are urging the public to be aware of anything on your vehicle that may cause a spark or emit extreme heat. Fuels are extremely dry and it doesn’t take much to start a fire.

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Congressman Moore’s Staff Hosting Mobile Office Hours Today

Congressman Blake Moore’s staff is hosting mobile office hours across Utah’s 1st District and today they are in northeastern Utah. They started the tour on Tuesday working their way through Rich, Cache, and Box Elder Counties.

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Mountain Home Road Project Underway

A construction project is underway on Mountain Home Road. Skyview Excavation and Grading explains that “this work will include excavation and widening of the highway. This work may temporarily restrict access to driveways. We will return access to driveways as quickly as possible.

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