Area government and business leaders had an opportunity to voice their support to the state’s Transportation Coalition and their efforts to broaden the reach that state transportation funds into more of rural Utah.
It's that time of year again, the time where children watch the calendar closely and people decorate their homes, readying themselves for the holidays. Vernal celebrates the holiday season with Holly Days, a Christmas festival that takes place throughout town.
Vernal City Fire Department firefighters were called to a fire at a single-family home at 1500 North 3464 West in Maeser on Thursday afternoon. A passerby reported smoke pouring out of the roof of the building around 2:30 p.m., according to Uintah Fire District Director Jeremy Raymond. None of the residents were at home at the time, Raymond said. Fire crews ventilated the roof and second floor of the home in the effort to expel the smoke. An estimated $300,000 in smoke and heat damage may have been caused to the structure, according to the district director. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
David Urrutia died of blunt force trauma on Jan. 3, 2013 at the hands of his cousin, Jose Eduardo Leiva-Perez, who was convicted of the murder on Sept. 9, following a four-day trial in 8th District Court. On Nov. 5, Leiva-Perez who is a citizen of Guatemala was sentenced to a term of 15 years to life in the Utah State Prison for his crime.