Man Rams Noisy Orange Truck, Pushing It 40 Feet Sideways
A hit and run incident resulted in an arrest in Duchesne County on Tuesday evening. According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, 55-year-old Russell Don Robertson was visiting a friend when an orange truck was driving around making loud noise outside the residence. After some time he left and then came back and met up with the orange truck from earlier. The orange truck backed into Roberton’s vehicle and drove away. Robertson pursued and hit the side of the orange truck, pinning the driver side door closed. He then pushed the orange truck approximately 40 feet sideways before the driver of the orange truck got out and began to flee from the scene. Robertson then backed up but lost control of his vehicle and went into a ditch. Robertson is charged with felony Aggravated Assault and an infraction of Failure to Stay in One Lane. The identity of the driver of the orange truck was not listed so it is unclear if that person was cited for anything.
Man Charged With Felony Forgery After Using Fake $100 Bill In Roosevelt
The use of counterfeit money is of course a crime and unfortunately there are fake bills being used around the community. One such example occurred in Roosevelt last week at the Crumbo’s gas station. A 19-year-old man entered the gas station, waited for the clerk, and removed a single bill from his wallet. He looked at both sides of the bill and then handed it to the clerk in exchange for five 20 dollar bills. He has since been charged with felony Forgery and misdemeanor Theft. The Affidavit of Probable Cause states that the bill says “for motion picture use only” on it and he looked at both the front and back of the bill before passing it off as a real $100 dollar bill.
Dean Thompson Ups His Focus, Committed To Being Among PRCA Elite
Following a disappointing showing at NFR, the bareback rider reprioritized things, resulting in a strong start to the 2024 season, including a big win at Tucson.
The coldest February in Wasatch County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
‘People are getting sick’: Midway residents voice fears about treatment ponds
Several dozen Midway residents gathered Tuesday night, Feb. 27, to tell a state toxicologist what it’s like living next to the valley’s wastewater treatment ponds. “The biggest, worst thing in our valley is the lagoons,” Rachel Blossey said. She lives across from the ponds, and she's among...
Two Arrested After Traffic Stop On Duchesne’s Main Street
Two individuals were arrested after a traffic stop that took place on February 26th on Main Street in Duchesne. According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, an officer patrolling Highway 40 observed a white GMC pickup speeding and moving between the centerline and shoulder of the road. A traffic stop was initiated and the officer noted that the driver was acting odd. While the vehicle was registered to Redd Seraop, the driver gave a different name and had a hard time recalling his birthday, stating that it had changed. The officer was able to identify the driver as Redd Serawop and found that he had a revoked license. During this time, the officer observed the passenger exit the vehicle and begin running. She did not stop when instructed to turn back. Another officer stopped her and she was identified as 25-year-old Lillia Garcia. She had four no bail.
Wasatch County School District to invest in new equipment, facilities updates
The Wasatch County Board of Education approved a list of capital projects to invest in during its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 27. Maintenance supervisor Zach Bredsguard said every year his team puts together a list of top priorities for district facilities within the ballpark of about $1 million. “We’ve met with...
Bill expanding MIDA’s taxing powers heads to governor’s desk
The latest version of Senate Bill 169 passed both the Senate and the House Thursday, Feb. 29. Now, it is being prepared for the governor’s final decision. The bill will permit MIDA to impose an accommodations tax and a resort communities sales tax within its project areas, among other provisions. It’s expected to affect areas in Wasatch County like the Deer Valley resort expansion.
Candidate for Wasatch County assessor aims to add transparency to assessment process
'There's a problem, and I believe I have the ability to do something about it,' Bob Adams said
Woman cited after fight over parking at Wasatch County rec center
Heber City police responded to a fight between two people shortly after 4 p.m. Friday. “This dispute started out between two people because of… how close one vehicle was parked to the other, and some aggressive, obscene language that was used while describing that parking,” Heber City Police Sgt. Josh Weishar said.
Traffic Stop In Myton Results In Multiple Arrests
A traffic stop in Myton on February 24th resulted in the arrest of multiple individuals. According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, the vehicle was pulled over for speeding and after identifying the four occupants by their drivers licenses, officers discovered that two of the individuals were on parole and one was on probation. The officer performed a parole check on the two men and the front of the vehicle where they were sitting and nothing of evidentiary value was found. The officer then asked the individual who was not on parole or probation to step out of the vehicle and asked for permission to search the property at her feet. She stated that the bags were all hers and consented to the search. When away from the others, she reported that she had a lot of items on her and revealed fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, and paraphernalia. She claimed that as soon as the vehicle was being pulled over the others started putting items in her lap to conceal in addition to her own illegal items. This was confirmed in interviews with the others and it was stated that items were dropped through a hole in the passenger rear floor as well. All four individuals were arrested. Due to prior drug convictions, 27-year-old Tristian Mathew Tippetts and 28-year-old Shaden Kevin Thompson were arrested on felony level drug charges.
KPCW’s 2024 Winter Pledge Drive starts Monday
Every year for four days in March and August, KPCW pivots from its normal on-air schedule to what the station calls “pledge mode.” Listeners are encouraged to call in donations or give online to support the station’s daily operations. On air since 1980, KPCW is the only...
Feedback Wanted On Recreation In Roosevelt
Roosevelt City is inviting the community to give their feedback on the topic of Recreation. Last weekend, a Recreation Preview was hosted by the Roosevelt Arts, Parks, & Recreation Committee where feedback was gathered but it is not too late to let your voice be heard. A survey is being shared on the Roosevelt City Facebook page where community members are invited to share the activities you and your family are already participating in, and what you would like to see into the future.
Utah woman with disability suing over treatment during arrest
A Utah woman is suing the state and Wasatch County, claiming her disability rights were violated when arrested for charges that were later dismissed.
Wasatch High School girls’ wrestling wins state in second year as team
Wasatch High School girls’ wrestling coach Hailey Corona grew up wrestling against boys because girls’ teams weren’t sanctioned in Utah until the 2020-21 season. Now, the wrestling team is 40 girls strong, and 21 of them competed at the 5A state championships Feb. 14 and 15. They walked away with the team title. Eleven of the wrestlers placed in their weight classes, including three second-place medals and four third-place medals.
Why won’t Wasatch assessor share data?
Property tax data in the Utah is public information. You can have it, and so can your neighbors. In late 2022, the state auditor, John Dougall, asked one of his staff to look into the property tax issues in Wasatch County. Dougall’s request was prompted by property owners, our state senators, and others experiencing what they believed was unfair property taxation.
Highschool Baseball | 04 March Duchesne Boys Game Notice
The Duchesne Boys Baseball team will have a Tournament game with Virgin Valley(Mesquite, NV) on 04 March, 2024, 3 PM. As of now, Eagles has won 5 games and lost 5 games, and the winning rate is 0.5.
Wasatch County cities join in statewide wellbeing project
For the first time, Wasatch County cities are joining in the Utah Wellbeing Project, a survey conducted by Utah State University. Dr. Courtney Flint is a professor in the Department of Environment and Society at USU. She said she’s been administering the survey since 2019. “The survey really helps...
Explore Local History With Duchesne County History Center Online
The Duchesne County History Center historical photo project continues to interest the community by sharing local historical photos online. The Duchesne County History Center’s Facebook page has grown quickly from a few hundred to over 1,200 followers that can help the History Center identify people, places, events, and things in the photos posted. The History Center keeps an index of each scanned photo with the information that the followers on Facebook provide. “This social media information crowdsourcing quickly provides a large amount of information efficiently and effectively,” explains Duchesne County Library Director Daniel Mauchley. All are invited to participate in this local history effort. Follow the Duchesne County History Center page on Facebook and see if you know anyone in or anything about the historical photos being shared.
Wasatch County voters: here’s what to know about Super Tuesday
Utah and 15 other states will cast ballots in the presidential primary Tuesday. That’s also when the Republican and Democratic parties will caucus to elect delegates, who pick local candidates for the general election in November. GOP caucus locations according to precinct can be found on the Wasatch County...