ROCK SPRINGS—Facing off against the top high school rodeo athletes in the world, a pair of rodeo participants from the Uintah Basin Rodeo Club made it to the short go of the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo., than ran from July 13-19 at the Sweetwater Events Complex.
Times and scores can get awfully hard to beat during a three-day rodeo and the athletes knew that they would have to bring their best to place in the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo in Vernal that started on Thursday and wrapped up on Saturday night.
Evacuees Lynn Edling and Neill Fields returned this week to the burnt remains of the home they shared for 25 years. Little is left of the cabin they built by hand and watched burn to the ground on Saturday, July 5, in the Taylor Mountain Road Fire.
Extra work paid off for Spencer Seitz when it came to his soccer abilities and his ability to an achieve a goal of playing soccer at the next level. That work ethic will pay off for Seitz as he will continue to play soccer next year at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Softball players from Uintah haven't always received the type of attention that all-state players get. That may have been true up until the 2014 season when the Lady Utes nearly had enough to win a state championship but settled for second place.
Born in Murray, Utah on March 1951, Doug Case grew up in Altonah, attending both Altamont and Uintah High School. Doug left school in April 1968 to join the Marine Corps. Over the next 30 years, he served in numerous billets completing his first combat tour on his 19th birthday as a Tank commander in Vietnam and then, served as a Military Police, Drill Instructor and Tank Platoon Sergeant in Okinawa, Japan to complete 8 years of enlisted service.
Windy conditions spread a brush fire, named the Taylor Mountain Road Fire, north of Vernal, on Saturday afternoon staring around 2:50 p.m., and as of Monday morning, July 7, it was reported to be only 25 percent contained with crews working hard to protect structures in that area.