The Duchesne County School Board voted to set aside $250,000 for the purchase of a tract of land from the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College at their meeting on Thursday, April 16. The land in question currently houses UBATC’s driving range, but with the purchase, the driving range will be moved to allow the new Union High School to be built closer to the UBATC.
Tiana Neilsen, Altamont, won the high jump at the North Summit Meet on Tuesday. Steffani Seeley, Altamont, placed first in the javelin and Duchesne's Dylan Despain won the long jump. Altamont girls finished second overall.
Union won its third match of the year when they defeated Morgan 3-1 at Morgan on April 14. The win locks up fourth place in Region 10 for Union and a spot in the state playoffs. Union has defeated Morgan twice. Union beat Morgan 2-1 at Union earlier in the season. UHS' only other win was over Delta.
Union led Region 10 play with a 4-1 record, but the top position was flushed away when Uintah won three baseball games last week with the last one a 7-3 win in Roosevelt in front of the Union hometown fans. Earlier the Utes beat Union twice in Vernal on Tuesday.
Several orange garbage bags lined Highway 40 from 200 W. to Roosevelt City Cemetery on Saturday, thanks to members of the Roosevelt Young Single Adult Ward who came out that morning to help clean up the city. The event was part of the annual Citywide Spring Cleanup Day.