Andrea Stringham http://upr.org en Reward Offered for Information about Poached Elk in Uintah County http://upr.org/post/reward-offered-information-about-poached-elk-uintah-county <p>Division of Wildlife officials in Vernal are asking for help from the public in solving two separate poaching cases earlier this month.</p><p>DWR Conservation Officer Bryan Clyde said the first elk was shot and killed around October 4 on Dyer Mountain. The 6x6 bull elk carcass was left to completely waste. The only hunts going on in the area at the time where the muzzle loader deer and antlerless cow elk hunts.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:01:58 +0000 Andrea Stringham 15566 at http://upr.org Uintah Wrestling Coach Wins World Championship http://upr.org/post/uintah-wrestling-coach-wins-world-championship <p>It's not everyday an ordinary high school coach receives a police escort through town, complete with signs, banners, and a waiting crowd of students remixing a cheer in your honor. But then again it's not every day that same coach wins a world championship. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:55:49 +0000 Andrea Stringham 14383 at http://upr.org Uintah County Prison Escapees Captured http://upr.org/post/uintah-county-prison-escapees-captured <p>Two state inmates who escaped from the Uintah County Jail last week using nothing more than a plastic butterknife, are back in custody this morning&nbsp; in Nebraska.</p><p>According to Uintah County Undersheriff John Laursen, 31-year-old Dallas Derrick and 21-year-old Jason Braham were arrested Sunday morning after they were found walking away from a broken down car along the highway near Lancaster, Nebraska. Local law enforcement separated the pair and after hearing conflicting stories, Derrick admitted to being wanted for escape.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:06:41 +0000 Andrea Stringham 14026 at http://upr.org Wounded Veterans Fundraising Flag Stops in Vernal http://upr.org/post/wounded-veterans-fundraising-flag-stops-vernal <p>An American flag that is making its way across the country made a stop Monday in Vernal. Supporters gathered at the war memorial in front of the Uintah County building to pay tribute to local fallen veterans and to support the 2012 Patriot Tour.</p><p>The Patriot Tour is an annual event of the Nation of Patriots, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for wounded veterans and their families.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:49:48 +0000 Andrea Stringham 11948 at http://upr.org