The need for a new director at Tricounty Health Department culminated in the hiring of Jordan Mathis to join the crew. His experience with South West Utah Health Department has made him the perfect match for the tricounty area. Mathis is bringing Tricounty Health Department new ideas and new ways to consider health in the Basin.
It has been several years since area residents have seen enough water in Ashley Creek to consider it flooding, but it happened over the weekend when heavy rains caused high runoffs impacting the waterway. However, this was water that could have been diverted to Steineker Reservoir, but was not, as possible problems with the dame that became evident with the low water levels in the lake, are being reviewed and all excess runoff was sent downstream to Lake Powell. Reports on the dam inspection will be published next week.
A tank and carrier on wheels holding fresh water tumbled over at the intersection of Highway 40 and 7500 East in Fort Duchesne Thursday afternoon. The tank was the second of four water tanks being carried by a truck from the Roosevelt-based R.N. Industries (RNI) trucking company, and the first of three that were hooked onto and not part of the main carrier.
ROOSEVELT-Uintah volleyball didn't exactly start out Region 10 play the way that they wanted to Thursday night. Facing Union and their loud crowd, Uintah had a hard time keeping momentum while Union got the big points when they needed them for a 3-0 sweep of Uintah by the score of 25-21, 28-26 and 25-17.
The first half between Uintah and Morgan girls soccer was comparatively boring compared to the second half. After only one goal was scored in the first 40 minutes, both offenses broke the game open Thursday afternoon in an offensive battle that felt like the team with the ball last would win.
There is normal mountain hiking and climbing and then there is climbing every single peak in the state of Colorado that reaches above 14,000 feet in elevation. Vernal resident Alan Hutcheon climbed the only peak remaining on his list of climbs over 14,000 feet on Sept. 14 to complete the 58 peaks called the 14ers.
With four matches in the books Thursday afternoon, Morgan and Uintah girls' tennis both won two matches and the team match win would go to the team that won at second doubles. The second doubles match turned out to be a marathon match but the result was good for Uintah.
The body of Charles Darrell Thomas, age 69, of Riverton, Utah, was located in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The Department of Public Safety dive team was assisting Daggett County Sheriff’s Office using their side scan sonar to search the area where the boat was believed to have capsized. At approximately 5:40 p.m. they found what appeared to be the victim’s body with the side scan sonar. Daggett County contacted Summit County Search & Rescue for assistance with their Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV), a device that allows crews to operate from the surface a remote camera system with a retrieval device. Summit County was able to confirm the location of the boat and the body with the ROV. Daggett County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of Summit County S&R, recovered the body at 11:15 p.m., and Mr. Thomas was positively identified at 11:45 p.m.
Several years ago, the Six-County Infrastructure Coalition, consisting of Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Uintah and San Juan counties, applied to the Utah Department of Transportation for permission to build a railroad in the Uintah Basin.