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Immunizations can protect children from 14 serious diseases by 2 years old. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccines will prevent an estimated 855,000 deaths in the

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The crew from Classic Air Medical's Vernal base pose with Jake Cook, his family, members of the Uintah School Board, and school district employees after delivering a special jogger stroller to Jake at Maeser Elementary School on Thursday, April 5. 

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Classic Air Medical is a Utah-based company that offers emergency medical air and ground transport across the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. The company officially began with one helicopter, a pilot, and a medical crew of two basic level emergency medical technicians. In the begin…

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Anthony Meyer has a smile that brightens up any room. He has a contagious laugh that spreads to everyone who hears it. He is very caring and kind. He finishes work faster than anyone in the class and is always willing to help out teachers when they need it. Nominated by Mrs. Loveridge. 

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Chelsea Davis is a hard worker in language arts and she is a big help whenever volunteers are needed. She recently went to the elementary side to teach the kids how to Swing Dance. She also helped out at the teachers' conference and sat in on a couple of teaching sessions. Nominated by Ms. C…

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National Arbor Day is Friday, April 27, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees.

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SALT LAKE CITY– Last week, the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing statewide business association, announced Derek Miller as the 19th president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. Miller replaces Lane Beattie who will retire in May, after serving as pre…

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Michelle Deppe is a very kind and thoughtful student who tries hard with everything she does. She always has a smile and is very polite to other students and teachers. She can always be depended upon to be helpful. Nominated by Mr. Henry.

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Iysha Perry is a positively positive person! She is optimistic, energetic, and loving. She looks for the sunny side of everything and offers help when someone needs a boost. Nominated by Mrs. Migliori. 

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SALT LAKE CITY — This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce named all six members of Utah’s congressional delegation as Spirit of Enterprise Award winners for their support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the first session of the 115th Congress.

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Uintah School District wants to celebrate the greatness of our community by recognizing organizations and individuals who have gone that extra step to support our public schools in many different ways.

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Roosevelt during the Lincoln Day Dinner at the Grace Event Center on March 22. Romney is running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Orrin Hatch’s impending retirment. Romney has been on the campaign trail of late, stopping at…

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Uintah Basin native Gayle McKeachnie was given the Water Statesman of the Year award at the Utah Water Association Conference last week in St. George. The award was given to McKeachnie for outstanding contributions to the state of Utah and the Utah Water Users Association. 

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah; March 23, 2018 — Zions Bank is inviting the public to nominate qualified homes in their neighborhoods that can be spruced up with a fresh coat of exterior paint during the annual Paint-a-Thon service project in June.

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Utah vehicle owners who use unauthorized license plates face revocation of their vehicle registration, impoundment, and possible criminal charges.

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Sylvia Esplin is a kind and considerate student. She is open to helping anyone and displays a genuine joy in being a friend to those in need. Sylvia also tries to do her best in every area of the curriculum with a work ethic that is commendable. Nominated by Mrs. Henry.

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Kasidee Postma has shown so much growth this year. She has worked incredibly hard to accomplish her goals and it shows in her work. She's also grown as a person as she works well with those around her in productive ways. Nominated by Mr. Booth. 

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Hello my fellow Basinites, can you believe that March is just about over? St Patrick’s weekend felt like we finally had winter hit and with Easter just around the corner, it won’t be long before summer will be upon us.

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Among the slew of local candidates running for key local political positions, a familiar national face made a campaign appearance at the Grace Event Center during the Duchesne County Lincoln Dinner on March 22.

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Kevin Dickson, Kurt Case, Dan Hernandez, Brian Gorum, Cheri McCurdy, Alex Walker, Bryce Pickett, Cassandra Pickett, Doris Goddard, Marjorie Goodman, Mike Goddard, Cindy Spurlock, Derek Anderson, Principal Chatham, Mark Dockins.

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Uintah School District wants to celebrate the greatness of our community by recognizing organizations and individuals who have gone that extra step to support our public schools in many different ways.

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Vernal, UT March 22, 2018 – TriCounty Health Department’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will hold its first annual Healthy Easter Egg Hunt on March 28, from 11 a.m. to noon for all children, ages 5 and under.

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Sophie Kynaston is a student that has great perseverance, optimism, and a strong work ethic. She always accepts the challenges that come her way with a relaxed demeanor. She is self-advocating in areas that she would like further assistance or explanation in. She is eager to help her teacher…

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) has voted for H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018. This bipartisan bill is designed to curb violence in our nation’s schools by providing resources for teachers, students, and law enforcement officers. This bill also provides funding that may …

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Salt Lake City--The House Business and Labor committee voted last week to advance a plan to apply for a Medicaid waiver with very little chance of federal approval. HB 472 is Representative Robert Spendlove’s plan to expand Medicaid, with the condition that Utah will receive the 90% federal …

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Moon Lake FFA held their FFA week on Feb. 12-16. Moon Lakes officer team planned different days of dress up, and different activities  to raise awareness about FFA. On Monday the 12th, dress up day was Merica Monday. The winner was Mckinlee Thacker. On Tuesday the 13th, it was Dynamic Duo. T…

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Kloyee Davis shows true Terra spirit! She has great study skills as well as being a great ambassador for respect, responsibility, & kindness. She can always be counted on to help a new student learn the ropes, help the teacher in the classroom, and just be a great friend. Nominated by Mr…

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U.S. consumers racked up $92.2 billion in credit card debt during 2017, pushing outstanding balances past $1 trillion for the first time ever, according to WalletHub’s latest Credit Card Debt Study, based on Federal Reserve data released yesterday afternoon.

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Salt Lake Chamber will host its second annual Cybersecurity Conference next week to help small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity programs. The Cybersecurity Conference will lead CEOs, CFOs, HR professionals, and others through…

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The Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC), Utah’s largest collegiate entrepreneur competition, announced the top 20 teams for 2018 today. Hundreds of students from colleges across the state entered the business-model competition. The teams are competing for over $100,000 in cash and prizes, incl…

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Utah’s spring turkey hunting seasons are in April and May. Permits for the April season are available only through a drawing. You can buy a permit for the statewide general season, however, anytime between now and when the hunt ends. General-season permits are available at www.wildlife.utah.…

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The annual Raptor Inventory Nest Survey (RINS) offers volunteers a unique opportunity to learn about Utah’s eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.  The survey provides invaluable data to various federal and state agencies.  Volunteers are needed, and training workshops will be held in Vernal, Utah…

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Quinten Baldwin is a student who loves to write and has decided to have a great year. He creates the best books and comic books. He is kind and willing to help out other students. Quinten is a student who can always put a smile on your face. Nominated by Mrs. Irish

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Destinie Taft has a positive attitude and a friendly smile. She works hard to accomplish her goals. She has had her ups and downs, but she pushes forward to success. She loves being a peer tutor and loves the kids she works with. Nominated by Mrs. Harrison.