Ft. Duchesne, UT - The Ute Indian Tribe (Tribe) has decided to intervene in the lawsuit challenging federal regulations that are contrary to tribal interests and will cause irreversible damage to the Tribe's economy. The Tribe, represented by its general counsel Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, is bringing suit to challenge the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) final rule governing hydraulic fracturing on federal public lands and Indian lands (the "HF Rule").
ROOSEVELT — A judge has suppressed all statements made to police by a former nurse accused of sexually abusing a patient after finding evidence of misconduct by the Roosevelt police detective who investigated the case.
Uintah Basin air quality and its impacts on fetal and infant health have lately received a great deal of attention from local and national media. I have hesitated to add my opinions about this issue to the others that have already been expressed especially because I worry that keeping the issue in the forefront will only serve to aggravate the suffering of those who have experienced stillbirth or other health problems. I hope, however, that I can provide information that helps put Uintah Basin air quality concerns in a correct light.
The five-member panel that make up the Committee on Environment and Public Works, sat before the U.S. Senate on June 3 to discuss the pros and cons of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed change in ground-level ozone as it pertains to public health.
With the passage of House Bill 362, Utahns will pay an extra 5 cents per gallon tax at the pump starting in January 2016. The current state tax is 24.5 cents per gallon.
A spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said a forest fire was reported at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21 about three miles southwest of Dutch John. He said the fire has been named the Memorial Fire. As of 11 p.m. Sunday night the fire continued to burn grass and timber.
Though he has recently stepped down from the Roosevelt City Council, Gordon Snow will continue to serve Roosevelt City by acting as the finance manager on the Roosevelt Aquatic Center project.
DENVER — In an opinion issued Tuesday, three members of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals blasted the state of Utah and a trio of counties for trying to relitigate federal court rulings handed during a 40-year-old legal fight with the Ute Indian Tribe over jurisdiction.
The final numbers are in on Roosevelt City’s new aquatic center, and they’re higher than the city expected--$1.3 million higher.
Each year, junior high students in Roosevelt participate in a program called Reality Town. This program is put together by the district to show students the long term effects of their decisions and help them learn good practices in their youth.
A television production crew from Sharp Entertainment visited Vernal on Friday to interview Ed Zurbuchen and attorney John Gothard for a segment to be aired on the Investigation Discovery channel in the fall.
The 2015 SAGE test results for Duchesne County School District are in, and they paint a clear picture of what's been going on in the district for the past school year.
FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County — One man died Sunday in an early morning shooting on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation.
A fire starting in a camper destroyed an estimated $10,000 worth of property at the Nathan Crozier residence in Cedarview on Sunday. Property damaged included two sheds, a camper and a car. Crews responded from the Roosevelt and Neola Fire Departments. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Pictured is Michael Crozier, Nathan's father, who helped fight the blaze.
In an economy that hinges on the price of oil and gas, everyone suffers when the market takes a downturn. That applies to local municipalities as well.
Roosevelt City has experienced drastic changes to city staff and council in recent weeks.
The driver of a Burdick Materials street sweeper was killed Wednesday, June 3, when he was hit from behind by an SUV while working in Randlett.
Duchesne County high schools graduated 257 seniors in four graduation ceremonies over the weekend. Duchesne High School had 44 graduates, Union High School had 158 graduates, Tabiona High School had 14 graduates and Altamont High School had 41 graduates. Here, students at Altamont High celebrated the next chapter of their lives with flying confetti.
Community support for the new Union High School has been overwhelming in recent weeks, though few have done as much to help the project along as Jay Gates, a former Uintah Basin resident who now lives in Spanish Fork with his family.
SALT LAKE CITY — Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Saturday at about 3 p.m. at his home. He was 92 years old.
With the school year ending, many teachers, students and parents in Duchesne County School District are reviewing some of the changes implemented by the district this year.
It’s been a big year for two of Duchesne County School District’s special schools. Con Amore and the Duchesne County Preschool are now accredited.
Burglary counts have been on the rise in the Uintah Basin in recent weeks.
It was a cold, gray morning at the Tridell cemetery in Uintah County as members of American Legion Post 64, Boy Scout Troop 750, and many friends and family members gathered to honor the fallen service men and women of the Uintah Basin.
ROOSEVELT — An armed man who was shot and killed by a Roosevelt police lieutenant died from a shotgun wound to the back, according to his death certificate.
After receiving numerous expressions of concern from parents and community members regarding the safety of the crosswalk between Union High School and Maverick in Roosevelt, the Utah Department of Transportation has approved the construction of a stoplight and HAWK light in the area.
The Duchesne County School Board voted unanimously to move ahead with plans to bond for the construction of a new Union High School at their meeting on Thursday, May 14.
An idea that started out over 60 years ago as a way to offer telephone service to Basin residents, Uintah Basin Telephone - now STRATA Networks, has taken this landline telephone service goal to include telephone in all of its present forms.
ROOSEVELT — Officers negotiated with an armed man for nearly an hour Sunday, then tried to subdue him with a Taser and special "less-than-lethal" shotgun rounds before a Roosevelt police officer shot and killed the man, according to investigators.
The Utah Natural Resources Conservation Service has released their Spring water report, and it seems to indicate a long, dry summer ahead.
A group of minors accused of stealing golf carts and crashing them at the Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course have been apprehended.
Graduation exercises were held for 626 UBATC students last Wednesday who represent a wide spectrum of Uintah Basin residents either wanting to further their education and career, or are looking to get started in the work force with an education.
Facilities at the Roosevelt Municipal Airport will be undergoing a series of tests in the next several days that have the potential to secure big money for improvements in the future.
Under the umbrella corporation of STRATA, VTV6 television announced the construction of a modern, state-of-the art recording studio and offices for their station activities.
The last of the details are being finalized on the Roosevelt Aquatic Center, and the city staff is ready to move forward on construction.
Police shot and killed a man Sunday who they say was wielding a handgun and acting erratically near the Uintah Basin Medical Center.
A persistent sewer smell in the Meadowbrook subdivision has been eliminated following months of work by Roosevelt City.
Thirty-seven students received bachelor's degrees Saturday at Utah State University-Uintah Basin Commencement Ceremonies at Vernal Middle School.
The Duchesne County School District is still moving ahead with plans to bond for the new Union High School in the fall elections. No final decision will be made on the bond proceedings until June, but the Board continues to plan as if the bond is moving forward.
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.
A missing Lehi couple has been found dead in Fruitland in what appears to be a murder/suicide.
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.
A rash of vandalism has been plaguing Roosevelt City for months now. Incidents of tagging and property destruction have occurred on public and private property alike. Roosevelt City police and staff are doing their best to fight back against the problem, but will need help from the public to succeed.
While sewer problems are spread throughout Hancock Cove, the area most affected by high groundwater levels and failing septic tanks is the Stonegate subdivision. Residents of the neighborhood are now hoping to solve some of the sewer problems in the area by annexing into Roosevelt City.
When I picked up “Remake” by Ilima Todd I was hoping for something different, what I got was much more meaningful than that.
A missing Lehi couple has been found dead in Fruitland in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
A Duchesne man died Friday, April 4, one day after he was injured at a natural gas compressor station in Duchesne County, according to investigators and the man's family.
Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series that will attempt to explain and address Common Core Standards and their impact on Uintah Basin students. To view the complete Utah Core Standards, visit www.schools.utah.gov/core.
The 1A State Drama competition was held last weekend in Richfield Utah. Three drama departments from Duchesne county brought their best students to compete for the championship.