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FUNERAL INFORMATION 
Hullinger Mortuary
Election Information- WITH THE PRIMARY ELECTION COMING UP, IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY WHO IS IN THE MILITARY OR SERVING AN LDS MISSION, THE DUCHESNE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE NEEDS TO GET THEIR INFORMATION SO THEY CAN SEND THEM AN ELECTION BALLOT…ACCORDING TO CHIEF DEPUTY DUCHESNE COUNTY CLERK JOANNE EVANS, THE COUNTY WILL BE SENDING OUT BALLOTS TO OVER SEA’S RESIDENTS ON MAY 9TH… HER OFFICE NEEDS TO GET INFORMATION ON DUCHESNE COUNTY RESIDENTS LIVING OVER SEAS SO A FORM CAN BE FILLED OUT AND A BALLOT MAILED TO THEM FOR THE UPCOMING JUNE PRIMARY ELECTION…IF YOU KNOW OF A FAMILY MEMBER WHO NEEDS A BALLOT, CONTACT THE DUCHESNE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE AT 738-1103 OR 738-1228…ALSO, IF YOU HAVE MOVED WITHIN DUCHESNE COUNTY, MOVED INTO DUCHESNE COUNTY OR CHANGED YOUR LAST NAME, CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION SO A BALLOT CAN BE SENT TO YOU.

Vernal City Water Leak-Vernal City Water Leak- VERNAL CITY OFFICIALS WANT TO WARN VERNAL RESIDENTS AND THOSE TRAVELING THRU VERNAL THAT A LEAK IN THE VERNAL CITY CULINARY WATER SYSTEM HAS STARTED IN THE INTERSECTION OF VERNAL AVENUE AND MAIN STREET…CREWS BEGAN WORKING ON THE LEAK ON MONDAY…THIS WILL INVOLVE LANE CLOSURES IN THAT INTERSECTION THAT WILL LAST A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS, DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY OF REMOVING AND REPLACING THE SECTIONS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE.  

Election Information- WITH THE PRIMARY ELECTION COMING UP, IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY WHO IS IN THE MILITARY OR SERVING AN LDS MISSION, THE DUCHESNE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE NEEDS TO GET THEIR INFORMATION SO THEY CAN SEND THEM AN ELECTION BALLOT…ACCORDING TO CHIEF DEPUTY DUCHESNE COUNTY CLERK JOANNE EVANS, THE COUNTY WILL BE SENDING OUT BALLOTS TO OVER SEA’S RESIDENTS ON MAY 9TH… HER OFFICE NEEDS TO GET INFORMATION ON DUCHESNE COUNTY RESIDENTS LIVING OVER SEAS SO A FORM CAN BE FILLED OUT AND A BALLOT MAILED TO THEM FOR THE UPCOMING JUNE PRIMARY ELECTION…IF YOU KNOW OF A FAMILY MEMBER WHO NEEDS A BALLOT, CONTACT THE DUCHESNE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE AT 738-1103 OR 738-1228…ALSO, IF YOU HAVE MOVED WITHIN DUCHESNE COUNTY, MOVED INTO DUCHESNE COUNTY OR CHANGED YOUR LAST NAME, CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION SO A BALLOT CAN BE SENT TO YOU.

Oil & Gas Outreach- THE UTAH PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION, UTAH ROYALTY OWNER’S ASSOCIATION, DUCHESNE AND UINTAH COUNTIES ARE EXTENDING AN INVITATION TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO COME AND ENJOY DINNER AND LEARN ABOUT THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY… THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH FORUM AND DINNER WILL BE HELD TOMORROW APRIL 22ND BEGINNING AT 6 P.M. AT THE CROSSROADS CENTER IN ROOSEVELT…SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE, STATE OF UTAH’S ROLE, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN REGULATING WATER QUALITY RELATING TO OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT, HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, PLUS A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION…THEY ASK THAT YOU R.S.V.P IF YOU PLAN ON GOING SO THEY MAY PLAN ACCORDINGLY. GO TO UTAH PETROLEUM .ORG.

Duncan Sentenced to Federal Prison- 29 YEAR OLD RUPERT JAMES DUNCAN WAS SENTENCED LAST WEEK TO 34 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR HIS GUILTY PLEA TO ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON WHILE WITHIN INDIAN COUNTRY….HE MUST ALSO SPEND 36 MONTHS ON FEDERAL PROBATION…DUNCAN ATTACKED HIS GIRL FRIEND IN APRIL OF 2013 ….DUNCAN WAS PROSECUTED IN FEDERAL COURT BECAUSE HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND ARE ENROLLED TRIBAL MEMBERS AND THE ASSAULT OCCURRED ON THE RESERVATION…THIS WEEK, HE WILL APPEAR IN EIGHTH DISTRICT COURT IN UINTAH COUNTY ON 2 OTHER ASSAULTS ON THE SAME WOMAN.

Snow Survey- THE LATEST SNOW SURVEY AND WATER SUPPLY REPORT RELEASED LAST WEEK SHOWS THAT CURRANT CREEK HAS 0 PERCENT AND EAST WILLOW CREEK IN THE BOOK CLIFFS HAS 10 PERCENT OF A 30 YEAR AVERAGE… THE HIGHEST SNOW TOTALS ARE AT TRIAL LAKE AT 131 PERCENT AND 101 PERCENT AT LAKE FORK BASIN, NORTH OF MOON LAKE…THE AVERAGE OF THE 17 SNOTEL SIGHTS IS 72 PERCENT OF A 30 YEAR AVERAGE.