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  1. Salt Lake City's Little America Hotel gets its first barRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... 'Bout Time Pub & Grub, in Park City; Bistro 222 and Salt Flats Grill, in Salt Lake City; and the Pelican's Pub in Vernal. The hotel "has been in our community so many years," commissioner Olivia Vela Agraz said, "I'd like to have a drink there." ...

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  2. Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... highway' has Grand County hole a For fellow legislators touring the remote Book Cliffs, Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, draws an imaginary map on his hand to outline a dream that he says could drive more tourists into the Uinta Basin and Utah. ...

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  3. (Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune) A proposed alignment for a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Salt Lake Tribune

    For fellow legislators touring the remote Book Cliffs, Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, draws an imaginary map on his hand to outline a dream that he says could drive more tourists into the Uinta Basin and Utah. "It would start at Yellowstone and go to Grand Teton, Flaming Gorge, Dinosaur, the Book Cliffs, Arches, Canyonlands and the Four Corners area," with its Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, he says tracing a straight line down his hand.

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  4. Vernal car dealership, UHP team up for winter driving safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | KSL-TV

    At this time last year, Vernal was getting buried by a massive winter storm, and drivers were doing their best to get around on slick roads. There hasn't been a major storm yet this winter, but when one shows up, Utah Highway Patrol troopers in the Uintah Basin and across the state know they'll be busy.

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  5. Local Gas Prices Continue to TumbleRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Utah Business

    ... a year ago. All of the Utah cities surveyed by AAA Utah post an average price under $3 a gallon with the exception of Vernal at $3.16. Provo registers the lowest average price, $2.68. Tuesday's national average price was $2.66, the lowest price ...

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  6. Debate: Beehive State keeps its editorial writers busy as, well, bees ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Equipment in the oil fields of the Uintah Basin Tuesday, February 7, 2012, southeast of Vernal, Utah. Government agencies and and industry announced the Uintah Basin Winter Ozone Study, which intends to better understand why ozone levels occasionally soar above health-based standards in the winter.

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  7. Editorial: Nature not excuse for allowing harmful ozoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Salt Lake Tribune

    The Salt Lake Tribune) Equipment in the oil fields of the Uintah Basin Tuesday, February 7, 2012, southeast of Vernal, Utah. Government agencies and and industry announced the Uintah Basin Winter Ozone Study, which intends to better understand why ozone levels occasionally soar above health-based standards in the winter.

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  8. Second thoughts about proposed railroadRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Sun Advocate

    ... rail line proposal, which had made headlines in many papers across the state, has been to build a rail line from near Vernal to Emma Park, largely to haul oil from the Uinta Basin to trains that could take it to refineries on both the Pacific Coast ...

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  9. Leaders drop wells-to-rails plan for Uinta Basin oilRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... the cost would be closer to $5 billion than the initial $2 billion estimate, said state Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, co-chairman of the Legislature's Transportation Interim Committee. He said a meeting of officials last week from six eastern ...

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  10. Steve Luhm: Bull rider Joe Frost adding to famous family's legacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... championship and a professional world championship in the same year. The late Lane Frost grew up on a dairy farm near Vernal. As a youngster, he was an outstanding wrestler. His mother and father moved their family to Oklahoma in 1978. Five years ...

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  11. Fracking Affects Babies and Adult Fertility and FecundityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Oil Change

    ... high rate of miscarriages and stillbirths from areas near fracking in Glenwood Springs, Colorado and, anecdotally in Vernal, Utah. a Preterm birth and low birth weight : Some fracking chemicals, especially particulate matter from air pollution, are ...

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  12. Utah leaders study increases for gas tax, sales tax, registration feesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... registration fees and perhaps more. The Legislature's Interim Transportation Committee held a special meeting in Vernal on Tuesday to sort through possibilities of how to cover an estimated $11 billion shortfall for priority projects in the state's ...

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  13. Hikes studied for gas tax, sales tax, registration feesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Salt Lake Tribune

    To better fund transportation, legislators are seriously considering big hikes in sales taxes, fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees and perhaps more. The Legislature's Interim Transportation Committee held a special meeting in Vernal on Tuesday to sort through possibilities of how to cover an estimated $11 billion shortfall for priority projects in the state's unified transportation plan through 2040.

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  14. Utah killer will have to wait until 2046 for parole hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... killing 22-year-old Elvis Zachary Olsen in April 2013. An apparent motive for the killing has never been released. A Vernal man serving a 15-years-to-life prison term for killing an acquaintance will have a long wait for a parole hearing. The Utah ...

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  15. Two country concerts set to play next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

    ... with any event though, dates, times and venues are subject to change." Country Explosion ran for two years in Vernal, Utah, before moving to Miller Motorsports Park in 2013 and then Deseret Peak Complex in 2014. Deseret Peak Complex is ...

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  16. First parole hearing 32 years away for convicted murderer, rapistRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | KSL-TV

    ... day in Arizona while driving Olsen's car. At the time of Olsen's death, Saenz was awaiting trial for raping a Vernal woman and was out on bail. Four months after his arrest in the murder case, he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual ...

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  17. Convicted murderer, rapist won't see parole board until 2046Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Deseret News

    Defense attorney Bill Morrison, left, talks with his client, Jesse Anthony Saenz on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, the first day of testimony in the murder case against the Fort Duchesne man. Saenz, who was convicted of killing 22-year-old Elvis Zachary Olsen and raping a Vernal woman in separate incidents, won't appear before the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole for the first time until July 2046.

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  18. Winter road closures begin on Ashley National ForestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Deseret News

    Several roads across the Ashley National Forest have been closed and more are planned to be closed to allow for over-the-snow recreation beginning Dec. 20. On the Vernal Ranger District, the White Cloud Loop Road and the Hacking Lake Road have been closed.

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  19. Feds order SkyWest to keep flightsRead the original story

    Friday Nov 28 | Triplicate.com

    ... cking up where SkyWest tried to leave off with the Essential Air Service agreement to service Crescent City; Moab and Vernal, Utah; and Pueblo, Colo.

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  20. New Technology to Make Utah Oil Sands CleanRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Utah Business

    Uintah Basin A new technology created by Toronto-based MCW Energy Group will begin producing cleaner, cheaper oil from oil sands in 2015 at a newly built processing plant in Utah - home to some 32 billion barrels of heavy crude, which represents more than half of America's known oil sands reserves. MCW Energy cut the ribbon last month on the new oil sands extraction pilot plant near Vernal, home to the Asphalt Ridge deposit, which is alone thought to hold one billion barrels of oil.

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