Today the gas price is close to $2.87 in Naples as of 2024-02-20. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.276, a week ago the price is $3.225 , according to AAA.
Driver Cited After Crash On SR45 In Uintah County
A crash on Thursday morning south of Naples in Uintah County involved 4 vehicles but only 2 drivers. According to Utah Highway Patrol, a Ford F350 pulling a car hauler trailer was traveling westbound on 5000 South approaching the SR45 intersection while a GMC Sierra was traveling southbound on SR45 near milepost 37. The Ford did not yield to the stop sign at the intersection and turned onto SR45, striking the front of the GMC. One of the vehicles on the car hauler was ejected from the trailer and landed on its top. The trailer and rear vehicle went through a fence and contacted a power pole, knocking it over. The GMC traveled through a fence and rolled. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the GMC was not transported. The driver of the Ford was cited.
Road Vacation Request Put On Hold During Uintah County Commission Meeting
The Uintah County Commission had one main agenda item in addition to the regular. items of business during their Commission meeting on Tuesday afternoon. The item was. a request to vacate a portion of a Class B Road located at 1250 North in Uintah County. on land owned by Christi...
Experience Vernal's Sweet Side: 3 Donut Shops Worth Your Visit
In this article, we're exploring three delightful donut shops in Vernal. Have you had the chance to try any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Uintah County Drug Dealer Arrested
Law enforcement continues the battle to get drugs off the street and arrest those responsible for distribution. Officers arrested a man this month known to be dealing drugs out of Uintah County. 55-year-old Lewis Lorenzo Rivas was arrested by an Agent with the Uintah Basin Narcotic Strike Force and was booked into jail for distribution of a controlled substance and distribution of drug paraphernalia. Since his arrest, multiple cases with drug distribution and other drug related charges have been filed in the court against him. The most recent lists the offense date as January 25th of this year and includes 11 First Degree Felony drug charges, as well as other misdemeanor charges. The Affidavit of Probable Cause for this case stated that during the execution of a search warrant, officers entered Rivas’ locked room inside a trailer and found baggies of prescription medications bagged for sale as well as a ledger in Rivas writing outlining the prescriptions and other narcotics which included Oxycodone, Fentanyl, Marijuana, and Methamphetamine, among others. Rivas was not located at the residence that day but law enforcement kept up the search and he was arrested on February 6th.
Vernal Man Charged With Voyeurism
A Vernal man has been charged with Felony Voyeurism in 8th District Court. According to court documents, 25-year-old Trevor Sweat has been charged with 2 counts of Voyeurism by Electronic Equipment Concealed or Disguised and one of those is listed as a Felony violation with a minor victim. The probable cause statement alleges that Sweat set up a hidden camera in a bathroom where he lived and that he admitted to recording at least one victim. It also states that officers obtained the video recorded by Sweat of two individuals using the restroom, one of which was a minor. The charges were filed on February 12th in 8th District Court.
Another Successful Year For Uintah Basin Emergency Care Conference
Real life superheroes filled the Uintah Conference Center over the weekend for training and practicing skills at the Uintah Basin Emergency Care Conference. The conference invites emergency response and care providers from Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties as well as the Ute Tribe and beyond. “This year we had a lot of hands-on training including vehicle extrication, drones, landing zone training, airway emergencies, and a tour of dispatch,” shares Uintah County Emergency Manager Heidi Lundberg. The conference is also the time for the annual UBECC challenges to see who takes home the traveling trophies in several categories. The Kevin Orr Memorial award was also given naming Sgt. Josh Hill as this year’s recipient. As always, it was a successful event. The save the date announcement has already been given for next year’s conference being planned for February 7th and 8th, 2025.
“Why I Like My Community” 4th And 7th Grade Essay Contest Invitation
What do you like about your community? If you are a 4th grade or 7th grade student then. your answer to that question is in demand. Vernal City has issued the call for young. writers to express their love for their community in the form of an essay contest. The.
‘Small Town Comeback’ Documentary Telling Story Of Downtown Vernal
Episodes of the ‘Small Town Comeback’ documentary series sharing the story of revitalization in Vernal continue to be met with enthusiasm. The project filming started three years ago and the first episode was released on December 27th. Episodes have been released throughout the month of January and into February. The website states, “This original series, filmed in Vernal, Utah, follows a small town revitalizing its downtown to bring back its Main Street charm…Their stories explore how innovation, grit, and community are crucial for rural success.” The most recent story focuses on the building up of tech opportunities in rural Uintah County. Visit www.smalltowncomeback.org to catch up on episodes.
Firearm Discharged During Robbery; Roosevelt Police Request Public’s Help Identifying Suspect
The public’s help is sought in identifying a robbery suspect. Roosevelt City Police Department reports that at 8:53 p.m. on February 8th, the Roosevelt City Police Department responded to a robbery at the Top Stop located at 201 South Main Street in Roosevelt. “The suspect came into the convenience store with their hood up and face covered and brandished a firearm at the clerk while demanding cash from the register. The suspect’s firearm was discharged during the robbery, but no one was injured. The Roosevelt City Police Department is seeking the help of the public in identifying the suspect and is requesting that residents and businesses in the area review any camera footage they may have.” Images of the suspect are shared on the Roosevelt City Police Department Facebook page and with this story on BasinNow.com. If you have any information about the suspect, please contact the Roosevelt Police Department at 435-722-4558.
Highschool Basketball | 20 February Desert Hills Girls Game Notice
The Desert Hills Girls Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Uintah(Vernal, UT) on 20 February, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Thunder has won 9 games and lost 3 games, and the winning rate is 0.75.
Vernal Regional Airport Report
Vernal Regional Airport Manager Ken Campbell presented to the Vernal Chamber last week an update on airport services. The transition from Skywest to Contour Air/American Airlines happened on February 1st with 2 daily flights to Phoenix. Campbell said the service has been excellent with reasonable prices. Red Tail Airlines is also providing service on Tuesdays and Thursdays to and from Salt Lake. Still, Campbell says the goal is to find more options out of Vernal. One thing that could help with this in the future is that Skywest announced early this month that it has purchased a 25 percent ownership of Contour Airlines. With many people missing prior services, this announcement means there may be future potential for a Denver connection.
Public Assistance Requested In Identifying Individual In Security Footage
The Uintah Special Service District 1 has recruited the help of the public as they seek to identify an individual in security images shared. The individual appears to have used a porta potty at the Vernal City Park. Images are shared on the Uintah Special Service District 1 Facebook page, along with the related video. The images are also shared with this news story on BasinNow.com. If you recognize the individual in the footage, please reach out to the Rec Center or call Central Dispatch at 435-789-4222. Any tips are appreciated and the USSD1 appreciates the community’s help.
Details On Democratic Party Participating In 2024 Presidential Primary
The word has been circulating that the Republican Party is holding a Presidential Preference Poll during Caucus meetings on March 5th. The Democratic Party, however, will receive ballots in the mail. The Uintah County Clerk-Auditor Office shared on Tuesday that, “The Democratic Party has chosen to participate in the 2024 Presidential Primary to be held March 5th. Ballots will be sent to active voters affiliated with the Democratic Party. It is too late to change your party affiliation, but anyone may request a Democratic Ballot. Fill out the form on the County website: uintah.utah.gov [under] Election Information or email the Clerk-Auditor’s office [at] email@example.com.” The Republican Party is handling its own election during the Caucus meetings so no ballots are being sent out to registered Republicans.
BLM seeks public comment for May 2025 oil and gas lease sale in Utah
The Bureau of Land Management Utah State Office opened a 30-day public scoping period on Tuesday to receive public input on two oil and gas parcels in Uintah County. The parcels total 833 acres and may be included in a May 2025 lease sale in Utah. “As authorized under the Inflation Reduction Act, BLM will apply a 16.67 percent royalty rate for production on any new leases from this sale…Revenues are split between the state where the drilling occurs and the U.S. Treasury. Leasing is the first step in the process to develop federal oil and gas resources. Before development operations can begin, an operator must submit an application for permit to drill detailing development plans.” The comment period runs through March 14th. Details on the parcels the BLM is analyzing, as well as maps and instructions on how to comment are available on the BLM’s ePlanning website.
Vernal City Clarifies Information Regarding EV Charging Stations Downtown
The Zion’s Block revitalization project in downtown Vernal is really taking shape and of course with change comes questions from the public. Vernal City recently clarified information about the Electric Vehicle charging stations after the stations were installed in the new Zions block public parking. “The EV stations are a part of a Rocky Mountain Power initiative to place EV stations in rural areas with few charging stations,” shares Vernal City. “The EV stations will be managed by a third party. The stations are not free, there will be a fee for the charge. The EV stations do not affect your taxes. The power for the stations is generated from 75 percent fossil fuels which supports the energy production industry in our area.” Anyone with further questions is invited to text 435-789-2255.
Another Successful ‘Night To Shine’ Prom Held At The Vernal Christian Church
The energy and the smiles could not be beat at the Night to Shine event held at the Vernal Christian Church on Friday evening. Magical prom events like this one held specifically for special needs community members have attracted attention online as it is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The Vernal event is one of only a handful held in Utah and it did not disappoint. The attendees were invited to come and get pampered ahead of time with hair and makeup. They were then driven to the red carpet event where they were met with a massive group of local paparazzi made up of Uintah High School students from clubs and teams as well as many community volunteers. They held posters and cheered as the guests arrived and strut down the red carpet in their formal wear. The party continued inside with live music, killer dance moves, and another successful year of showing love at the Night to Shine event.
Uintah Sterling Scholars Recognized
The Uintah High School Sterling Scholar Night was held on Monday at the Vernal Middle School Auditorium and this year’s youth did a great job sharing their talents. This year’s Sterling Scholars are Emma Aycock in Family and Consumer Sciences, Rylee Crane in Science, Bowden Gardner in Mathematics, Hadlie Horrocks in Agricultural Science, Annabelle Johnson in Instrumental Music, Emberly Kinsey in Visual Arts, Jacob Knox in Business and Marketing, Kate Larson in World Languages, Cole Manwaring in Social Sciences, Lewis Pettit in General Scholarship, and Kaylee Russell in Dance. The evening recognized each student and featured performances. The Northeast Region Sterling Scholar Competition is taking place on March 12th.
Domestic dispute with a katana leads to arrest in Vernal
VERNAL, Utah — A domestic dispute involving a katana resulted in the arrest of a man named Tyler Shurtleff following a welfare check by Officer Shay McCurdy with the Vernal Police Department. Responding to a call reporting a white male with visible injuries, Officer McCurdy arrived at 251 North 500 West to find a door partially open with bloodstains and broken pieces scattered around.
Savor the Season: The Top 6 Cafes to Try in Vernal This Spring
This article presents six delightful cafes in Vernal. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of them? If yes, we encourage you to share your experiences in the comments section below.