Declining rig counts, volatile pricing and sagging revenues have combined to an oil and gas industry slowdown worldwide. Not surprisingly, the contraction has hit the Uintah Basin with recent layoffs by industry.
The a war of perception between natural resource developers and the anti-energy crowd is lost in a lot of emotional hot air, according to Consumer Energy Alliance adviser on public policy Andrew Browning.
Country music artists Charley Jenkins and Billy Dean performed a special concert on Valentine's Day to raise money for 11-year-old Quade Bowen, who is fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Thousands attended the show in Roosevelt. See the full story in Basin Life.
It was decided through a series of emails and conferences that the TRiO Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search will remain at Uintah High School. There will be very little changed. The lack of communication between UHS Principal, Julie Wilde, and the TRiO advisers caused problems with the flow of education. The deciding factor was to keep everyone informed on what was happening.
Members of the Uintah High School drill team U'ettes hoist the 3A State Championship trophy Saturday night at the UCCU Center on the Utah Valley University campus. The U'ettes won the state title for the fourth consecutive year, nine of the last 12 years. For a story on the championship run and more photos see Sports.
Uintah Animal Control responded to less calls in 2014 than it did in 2013, according to recent statistics compiled by the Uintah Animal Control and Special Service District. Total calls last year tallied 3,205 compared to 3,748 calls in 2013.