Gas prices continue to plummet throughout the nation which is good news for consumers. But the trend in Uintah and Duchesne counties the past few years is that consumers will pay about .45 cents more per gallon than the lowest price elsewhere in the state.
Upon receiving an email from Superintendent Mark Dockins informing the end of Trio Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search, Dr. Micheal Campbell, Director of UB and ETS, came to Vernal with a meeting on Jan. 8 to rally parents with information on what is happening to the college preparation program which has been in the Uintah Basin for 23 years.
Uintah Basin high school students can now apply for STRATA’s scholarships and youth programs. Graduating seniors, whose parents are members of the cooperative, can apply for a variety of scholarships, which include seven $2,500 scholarships and three renewable scholarships for up to $10,000 each.
Three of the four outgoing elected Uintah County officials: Sheriff Jeff Merrell (left), Commissioner Darlene Burns and Recorder Randy Simmons, were feted at Western Park on Monday, Dec. 15, for their years of service. Missing from the gala was Assessor Rolene Rasmussen, who is also retiring this year. Altogether the group praised the county for its support over their well-accomplished careers. Simmons, perhaps, summed it up best saying, "I enjoyed coming to work. I enjoyed talking to people and I got paid for it. You can't get any better than that."