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Newfield reduces Uintah Basin workforce, others expected to follow

Newfield reduces Uintah Basin workforce, others expected to follow

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Newfield Exploration Company laid off 78 workers in the Uintah Basin on Wednesday, Feb. 10, according to Corporate Communications Manager Cindy Hassler.

Improvements planned for Red Fleet, Steinaker

Improvements planned for Red Fleet, Steinaker

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Red Fleet and Steinaker state parks will receive a combined $4 million worth of renovations over the next two years, according to Mike Murray, manager of both parks.

County, Vernal City seek grant money to build trails

County, Vernal City seek grant money to build trails

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Local government leaders are looking to increase the number of people walking, cycling and living in downtown Vernal. TriCounty Health Director Jordan Mathis and other leaders say there are plenty of incentives for the change.

Two men burned on oilfield location

Two men burned on oilfield location

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Two men were injured Monday following a truck fire on an oil field location west of Lapoint.

Council begins budget talks to address budget shortfall

Council begins budget talks to address budget shortfall

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Roosevelt City Council spent most of their last meeting discussing the budget for 2017 fiscal year – which runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. City manager Ryan Snow is in the preliminary stages of budget creation.

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Klondike 2016

Klondike 2016

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Jordan World Circus 2016

Jordan World Circus 2016

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The Jordan World Circus came to Vernal on Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 for many to enjoy. Featured were jugglers, motorcycles in a cage, tigers, acrobats, balancing acts, face paintings, elephant rides, cotton candy and snow cones.

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs of Heart Disease Can Save a Life

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When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, of the people who die from heart attacks, about half will die within an hour of their first symptoms.

Union shows musical skill at district solo and ensemble

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Students from Union High School demonstrated great musical talent at the district solo and ensemble competition, held Jan. 29. Numerous students brought home first place victories, with many others placing in the top three.

Excitement builds for Lego Club

Excitement builds for Lego Club

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The Lego Club met for the first time at the Roosevelt Library last week and it was a big hit. More than 50 children and their parents filled the library making Lego masterpieces.

Sports

S-Casual Thoughts

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Amazing Comeback Wins

Cats post super finish  to beat Tooele squad

Cats post super finish to beat Tooele squad

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 Tooele led 29-25 at the half, but the Lady Cougars continued to get the job done at the end as they rallied to beat the Lady Buffaloes 64-48 to move into first place in Region 10 play on Tuesday in Roosevelt. Union's Katie Ross made four 3-pointers and had 18 points to match her sister Tori Ross' 18 counters in a recent game vs. Stansury. Shayla Draper led Union with 19 and Cassie Houston had 11.

Union comeback nets Region 10 championship

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Union's boys basketball team was behind by 19 points – 27-8 to Tooele early in the second quarter, but never gave up as they rallied to beat the Buffaloes 51-49 on two free throws by Kyle Hanke with nine seconds left on Tuesday in Roosevelt. The win gives Union its first region title since when? – No one knows for sure. Union posted a 7-1 record in Region 10 play and has an overall mark of 14-9. Union will host a playoff game on Saturday.

On  His Way to the Hoop

On His Way to the Hoop

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Trevor Allred of Union heads to the basket. He scored 20 points in a Union win over Tooele.

Four UHS wrestlers advance into state semifinals

Four UHS wrestlers advance into state semifinals

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Uintah wrestlers Randy Merkley, Kedric Coonis, Tucker Tomlinson and Alek Shope remained in title contention after winning quarterfinal matches Wednesday night in the first day of the 4A state tournament at Utah Valley University in Orem.

Relays to carry UHS at state swimming

Relays to carry UHS at state swimming

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Uintah High School swimmer Austin Harding has had a sensational season qualifying for state on two relays, and in one individual event.

Galleries and Multimedia

Klondike 2016

Klondike 2016

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play Search and Rescue Ice Rescue Training

Search and Rescue Ice Rescue Training

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Members of Uintah, Dagger, and Duchesne County Search and Rescue along with Ute Tribe members and law enforcement personnel gathered Saturday Feb. 7, at Steinaker Reservoir for ice rescue training.

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.

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Vernal Smiles

Vernal Smiles

tel. 435-789-7711

333 West 350 South, Vernal, UT 84078

Dr. Morrie Talbot and his staff are excited to offer 2 locations to better service your dental needs. We are a preferred provider for many insurances, and want to make it our goal to help you and your family maintain optimal dental health. We offer all types of dental services including; general care, all types of crowns, bridges, root canals, implants and cosmetics. Our knowledgable staff are eager to help you obtain the best possible care available. Call us today to schedule an exam.

Western Living Home Furnishings

Western Living Home Furnishings

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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.

State Farm Insurance

State Farm Insurance

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 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.

Jessen Electric & Automation

Jessen Electric & Automation

tel. 435-454-3979

50 E Main,, Altamont, UT 84001

We provide Wiring Services, Electrical Services, Lighting Services and other services for new construction, renovations, tenant improvements, service upgrades, exterior, interior and landscape lighting, retrofits and service installations. Farmers irrigation pumps, oil sites, and gas compressor station electrical trouble shooting, repair, and new installations. From design to finish, our experienced estimators, project managers and technicians provide the expertise to ensure your electrical project is completed on time, on budget and up to code. We understand that service interruptions are an inconvenience and cost you productivity so we focus on providing expedient services to get you back online as soon as possible without risking the safety of your valuable electrical equipment. We have the experience and expertise to get the job done right the first time. We provide personalized service and affordable rates. We appreciate your interest and look forward to earning your business.

Fantasy Bridal & Clothing

Fantasy Bridal & Clothing

tel. 435-789-0707

26 W Main, Vernal, UT 84078

We are a locally-owned company providing quality wedding apparel and other related products in Vernal, Utah. Our team understands that planning a wedding can be really stressful. Therefore, we offer you complete solutions to all your wedding related needs. Whether you want veils, dresses, or accessories, we have it all. We are your one stop shop for bridal wear needs. We also have a wide selection of prom dresses, homecoming dresses and baptism dresses for children. Are you a bridesmaid or the mother of the bride? We have just the right dress for you to make you feel beautiful and the day more special. We want to give you all our attention when you are at our store. Therefore, we suggest scheduling an appointment prior to your visit. Walk ins and browsing are always invited.

Naples Auto Sales

Naples Auto Sales

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2145 S 1500 E, Vernal, UT 84078

Stewart's Ace Hardware

Stewart's Ace Hardware

tel. 435-722-0510

245 W Highway 40, Roosevelt, UT 84066

Prudential Ashley Valley Realty

tel. 435-789-7265

983 W Main St, Vernal, UT 84078

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