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Mental health, obesity major local concerns

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017
EVANSTON -- Uinta County's leading health problems are still up for debate.
Wednesday, March 15, brought another Planned Approach to Community Health meeting (PATCH), where people interested in or involved in health brainstormed together about Evanston's needs.
This month's attendance, about 40 people, was almost doubled from February's meeting. People from various healthcare providers, from mental health to
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Potholes plague Evanston; city works through rough patches

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
EVANSTON -- "I'm melting!" the wicked winter of the West screeched as all traces of her reign dwindled into roadside dirt, potholes and spring runoff.
Potholes have been a persistent problem in Evanston for a few weeks, especially on 2nd Street, heading toward Wal-Mart and other businesses. Drivers have been playing dodge-the-pit while the holes are only growing deeper
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Are we prepared for possible flood?

Posted: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017
EVANSTON -- Warm weather may be a relief for many after a bitterly cold, snow-heavy winter, but unless a freeze-thaw pattern resumes, the snow in the mountains may melt too quickly.
With last week's consistently warm temperatures, the Blacks Fork River overflowed its banks near Granger over the weekend. On Sunday, March 12, Sweetwater County evacuated about 40 people
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High-speed chase ends in arrest

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
EVANSTON -- A high-speed chase streaked from Overthrust Drive nearly to the Uintas on Thursday evening, ending in the arrest of Nichole Dawn Brown.
The pursuit lasted nearly 20 minutes, with Brown taking no fewer than eight police officers and sheriff's deputies on a mad chase through the city of Evanston and down Highway 150.
During that time, the
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Uinta County Attorney: Officers didn't use excessive force in Evanston shooting

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
EVANSTON -- Neither of the two Evanston police officers involved in a Feb. 24 shooting that sent a man to a Utah hospital used excessive force, according to a press release issued today by Uinta County Attorney Loretta R. Howieson.
The officers, both with Evanston Police Department, responded to Incline Drive after a report that Clifford G. Phelps II had
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BLN starts new mentoring program, hires coordinator

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
EVANSTON -- The Uinta County Business Leadership Network was recently granted a three-year federal grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice for Mentor Match, one of the three programs the UCBLN offers and administrates.
UCBLN Executive Director Wanda Rogers and Program Coordinator Anna Kunz said they are very excited about the grant.
The UCBLN has been around for 19
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Couple defies expectations to create joyful married life together

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 14th, 2017
EVANSTON -- People with disabilities are thought to be severely limited in how they can live, but that hasn't stopped Alyse Rogers and Brent Taylor.
Alyse and Brent, both of whom have Down syndrome, have already moved to Cedar City to start their new life as man and wife. After knowing each other throughout childhood and being in love
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City council passes Bear Meadows resolution

Posted: Friday, Mar 10th, 2017
EVANSTON -- After several weeks of discussion, Resolution 17-09 came before the council once again at Tuesday night's Evanston City Council meeting. This resolution provides authorization for the city to contract with Forsgren Associates, Inc. to provide a "completeness certification" for the Bear Meadows Project.
"We've been discussing this for some time now," said Mayor Kent Williams. "No one is
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Legislative session wraps

Posted: Friday, Mar 10th, 2017
Wyoming legislators have returned home from the 2017 session, leaving some bills yet to be signed (or vetoed) by Gov. Matt Mead and the rest of the state to figure out what the new laws mean.
A total of 485 bills were submitted for consideration, but by the end of the session, only 204 were made into enrolled acts
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