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One killed, one critically injured in head-on collision

A head-on collision in Fort Duchesne on Wednesday, Aug. 26, left one man dead and a woman critically injured.

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Roosevelt pool will close for final time this weekend

The Roosevelt City Municipal Swimming Pool will close its doors for the final time Saturday, Aug. 29. Comments (0)

Police car on fire

Members of the Roosevelt Fire Department works  to extinguish a fire in a Roosevelt City Police car Tuesday on East Lagoon Street. Comments (0)

Oil didn’t attract original homesteaders

As oil prices fell, drilling across the Basin has also tumbled. This decline sidetracked any plans for a multibillion-dollar railroad to transport crude out of the Basin. Duchesne County settlers have oft petitioned for rail transportation, but none of the original homesteaders expected oil would be the commodity on the railed cars.

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PBR mourns loss of World Champion Bull contender Mick E Mouse

PUEBLO, Colo. – Pro Bull Rider stock contractor Marlene Henry informed the PBR this afternoon that Mick E Mouse was put down today because of unforeseen medical complications.

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Union wins close battle with 1A Duchesne team

It was 1A vs. 3A, Tuesday night in Roosevelt with larger school – Union High School getting a better battle from smaller school Duchesne than expected with the Lady Cougars taking a close three game match (25-17, 26-24, 26-24) from the Eagles. Comments (0)

  • Should funding be cut?

         Normally in this space you would see an editorial that reflects the stance of the newspaper on a certain issue. Maybe it is about a bond …

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Rare Red Raccoon

A red raccoon sits in a live trap Wednesday afternoon. The raccoon was caught by Jerry Kloeppel on his farm three-miles north of Vernal. According to Kloeppel, his nephew, Shane Smith, had been capturing images of the masked bandit on his trail camera. So the two decided to put out a live trap and see what they could catch. A quick web search told us that a red raccoon is extremely rare. One site quotes a fur trapper as saying the red raccoon is more rare than an albino which occurs in about 1 and 500,000. Kloeppel said he was going to let this one go. “I only caught it so the kids could see it'” he said. “I wouldn't kill. I wouldn't take a million dollars for him.”

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