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New smartphone app can help in suicide prevention

New smartphone app can help in suicide prevention

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When it comes to helping kids in crisis, its important to put resources right in the palm of their hands. A new smartphone app unveiled in January does exactly that.In Utah, suicide is the leading cause of death among young people ages 10-17. Lawmakers, educators, and mental health professionals are aware of this epidemic, and are always looking for ways to help youth struggling with feelings of depression or hopelessness.

State of Utah Files Against Federal Government on Sage-Grouse Overreach

State of Utah Files Against Federal Government on Sage-Grouse Overreach

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According to a news release dated Feb. 4, the State of Utah filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Feb. 4, in the U.S. District Court, District of Utah, Central Division, claiming that the United States Departments of Interior and Agriculture have overthrown Utah’s 2013 landmark sage-grouse conservation plan through the 2015 adoption of amended land use plans for millions of acres of Federal lands in Utah.

Vernal woman forced to pay someone else's fine

Vernal woman forced to pay someone else's fine

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Corena Smith is fed up. She said she feels like victims have no rights within the state of Utah and she has brought her situation to the attention of Governor Gary Herbert, local Victim Advocates, county prosecution and Senator Kevin Van Tassell.

Vernal Man pleads guilty on seven counts sexual exploitation of a minor

Vernal Man pleads guilty on seven counts sexual exploitation of a minor

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A Vernal man charged with seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, pleaded guilty to 8th District Court Judge Edwin T. Peterson.

Increase in tax possible for city

Increase in tax possible for city

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The property tax rate in Roosevelt City has been nearly cut in half over the last decade.

Featured&Entertainment

Vincent finishes in the top three at UCAT Student of the Year competition

Vincent finishes in the top three at UCAT Student of the Year competition

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Student of the Year Chandler Vincent represented Uintah Basin Applied Technology College well during the Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) Student of the Year competition. He finished in the top three.

Fantastic Fanatics

Fantastic Fanatics

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Jim and Tammy Nak bleed orange. Look up “Denver Bronco fans” online and you would see their photo. Drive by their house in Naples and there would be no question about their loyalty.

Discovery Dance Works holds winter recital

Discovery Dance Works holds winter recital

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    It was an evening of beauty, talent and poise as Discovery Dance Works held their winter recital.     The Roosevelt-based studio performed seasonal routines on the evening of Monday, Jan. 25, in the Roosevelt Junior High School auditorium. Dozens of students had the opportunity to show the skills they’ve honed to a packed auditorium of parents, family members and friends.     Discovery Dance Works is directed by Heather Wilson and is based in the Cynthia Fine Arts Center in Roosevelt.     Discovery Dance Works teaches a variety of styles to all ability levels, from beginning to advanced dancers. For more information about courses offered by Discovery Dance Works, call 435-725-2787.

Duchesne High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

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Duchesne High School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Winners of the Winter Tales Writing Contest

Winners of the Winter Tales Writing Contest

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Every year, in conjunction with the large Holly Days festival, the Literacy Commission sponsors the Winter Tales Writing Contest.

Sports

Utes third after first day of wrestling divisional

Utes third after first day of wrestling divisional

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Eight Uintah High School wrestlers have reached the semifinal round after the first day of the 4A Divisional A tournament on Wednesday at Wasatch High School.

Maple Mountain sneaks by Uintah boys 52-51

Maple Mountain sneaks by Uintah boys 52-51

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Maple Mountain held off the Uintah High School Utes 52-51 in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night in Region 8 boys conference affair on the hardwood at Spanish Fork.

Wrestlers start postseason this week at Wasatch

Wrestlers start postseason this week at Wasatch

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With state wrestling berths on the line, coach Gregg Stensgard knows Uintah High School has been put into the toughest divisional in 4A with Wasatch and Box Elder.

Gardner hits game-winning 3-pointer at buzzer vs. Salem Hills

Gardner hits game-winning 3-pointer at buzzer vs. Salem Hills

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Uintah's Korbin Gardner drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer propelling his team to a 73-70 signature road Class 4A Region 8 boys basketball victory on Friday night at Salem Hills.

U’ettes dance to Region 8 title

U’ettes dance to Region 8 title

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The Uintah High School drill team took a giant step forward toward their fifth state championship in a row, and 10th overall while competing at and winning, the Region 8 drill team competition on Thursday night at Salem Hills High in Salem.

Uintah boys second, girls third at swimming regionals

Uintah boys second, girls third at swimming regionals

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Four Uintah High School swimming records were shattered Friday and Saturday during the Region 8 meet held at the Uintah Community Center Pool.

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Discovery Dance Works holds winter recital

Discovery Dance Works holds winter recital

26 photos

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    It was an evening of beauty, talent and poise as Discovery Dance Works held their winter recital.     The Roosevelt-based studio performed seasonal routines on the evening of Monday, Jan. 25, in the Roosevelt Junior High School auditorium. Dozens of students had the opportunity to show the skills they’ve honed to a packed auditorium of parents, family members and friends.     Discovery Dance Works is directed by Heather Wilson and is based in the Cynthia Fine Arts Center in Roosevelt.     Discovery Dance Works teaches a variety of styles to all ability levels, from beginning to advanced dancers. For more information about courses offered by Discovery Dance Works, call 435-725-2787.

Steinaker ice fishing clinic

Steinaker ice fishing clinic

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About 100 people attended an ice-fishing clinic at Steinaker Reservoir on Monday. The Utah Division of Wildlife also held a clinic on Jan. 9 at Big Sandwash Reservoir. The 6th Annual Steinaker Ice Fishing Tournament is coming up on Jan. 30. The tournament will be for rainbow and brown trout only and will have both an adult and youth division. Registration begins on the day of the competition from 6-11 a.m. and the tournament kicks off at 7:30 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. The adult entry is $15 for adults and $10 for youth 16 and younger.

Top Businesses

State Farm Insurance

State Farm Insurance

tel. 435-789-1234

758 W Main St, Vernal, UT 84078

 Brian K. Gorum - State Farm Agent The mission of my office is to help people MANAGE the RISKS of everyday life, RECOVER from the UNEXPECTED, and REALIZE their DREAMS.

Sportsman's Warehouse

Sportsman's Warehouse

tel. 435-789-5800

2015 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078

Whether your passion is hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking or shooting, it's important to have the right equipment when you head into the great outdoors. Quality gear gives you the edge you need to perform well and enjoy the journey. That's why Sportsman's Warehouse carries only top-quality, brand-name products for the serious outdoor enthusiast. Our mission at Sportsman's Warehouse is to provide outdoor enthusiasts with quality merchandise in a friendly, low-key shopping environment. When you combine wide selection and great prices with a knowledgeable, expert staff that is eager to assist you, there's really no reason to shop for your outdoor needs anywhere else. Providing a unique shopping experience is only the start at Sportsman's Warehouse. We are a part of the outdoor communities we serve, and we take every opportunity to be actively involved in enlightening and educating our customers through special events, classes, seminars and expert presentations. No matter what your level of expertise, you'll find a wealth of information to help you expand your horizons, develop your skills and gain even more enjoyment from your outdoor activities. Take the time to get to know your local Sportsman's Warehouse. You'll find that we are "the great indoors for those who love the great outdoors." We're more than just a store — we're your outdoor adventure partner, so be sure to take advantage of our friendly experts, quality gear and down home attitude. You'll be glad you did.

Prudential Ashley Valley Realty

tel. 435-789-7265

983 W Main St, Vernal, UT 84078

Western Living Home Furnishings

Western Living Home Furnishings

tel. 435-789-0525

1100 W Highway 40, Vernal, UT 84078

We care! From the moment you come into our store to the time our trained delivery team finishes in your home, our goal is to make you feel comfortable. Our professionally trained staff can help you select your new mattress or furniture for your living room, dining room, bedroom or home office on any budget. Western Living is the largest and most complete home furnishings showroom in the Uintah Basin. In fact, our showroom offers more than many stores on the Wasatch front. We carry name brand furniture like Tempur-Pedic, Ashley, La-Z-Boy, Simmons Beautyrest, England, Jackson Catnapper and Flexsteel. As BrandSource members, we join forces with over 4,500 locally-owned home furnishings stores across the country. This partnership gives us $11B buying power, which means you get the best value every day. BrandSource is also an invaluable network of ideas, training and support as we meet throughout the year. We have based our business on being the best we can be while offering a large selection of furniture and mattresses at affordable prices.

Basin Collision Repair

Basin Collision Repair

tel. 435-789-7568

2243 W 1500 S, Vernal, UT 84078

When You Expect the Very Best! When quality matters you’ll want an expert that you can trust. We are so confident in our excellence we invite you to look over our shoulder, so to speak, every step of the way. 

Ledgestone Hotel

Ledgestone Hotel

tel. 435-789-4200

679 W Main St., Vernal, UT 84078

Ledgestone Hotel is one of the newest Vernal hotels in Utah, offering suites that are at least 20% larger than the average hotel room in a contemporary atmosphere making it the perfect option among hotels in Vernal.

Winterton Suites

Winterton Suites

tel. 435-725-1990

1024 W Highway 40, Roosevelt, UT 84066

Basin Saw Inc.

Basin Saw Inc.

tel. 435-781-1226

528 West Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078

Basin Saw began in the 1950's selling and servicing chainsaws. We later added bicycles and changed our name to Basin Saw and Cycle. The business was purchased by current owners Bruce and Jodi Taylor in 2001. In 2008 Bruce and Jodi decided to focus on being the best outdoor power equipment sales and service center in the Basin and changed the business name to Basin Saw, Inc. They specialize in yard and lawn equipment and service everything they sell. Basin Saw is the only authorized Stihl dealer in the Uintah Basin offering a complete line of Stihl products, which include, but not limited to chain saws, trimmers, blowers and cultivators. The store also features Briggs and Stratton power products; generators, pressure washers, engines and parts. This spring they have added Masport lawn mowers and tillers which offer some of the best Briggs and Stratton engine available today. Masport is a high quality line that is designed and constructed in New Zealand and recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Basin Saw also carries a quality line of wood burning stoves, fireplaces and inserts from Pacific Energy. You can also find stove and chimney pipe at Basin Saw. Basin Saw is committed to their customers in the Uintah Basin and offers a knowledgeable and friendly staff. They not only offer some of the best products available in the Basin but also stand behind and service everything they sell.

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