VERNAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VERNAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Uintah County shooting leaves one man dead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241278-78/condition-county-dead-laursen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241278-78/condition-county-dead-laursen.html.csp">Uintah County shooting leaves one man dead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T21:03:35.065-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday it is investigating as a homicide a shooting incident that left a man dead and a woman hospitalized. Undersheriff John E. Laursen said that just before midnight Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to an address just north of Vernal, near 2600 North 500 East, on a report of gunfire. They found Curtis Dale Hardinger, 34, of Vernal, with a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported in very critical condition to Ashley Regional Medical...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241278@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:03:35 MDT Vernal cops nab Californian in child-sex sting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206971-78/police-sex-vernal-campbell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206971-78/police-sex-vernal-campbell.html.csp">Vernal cops nab Californian in child-sex sting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:10:46.76-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vernal police arrested a California man on Monday as part of a child-sex solicitation sting. Police Lt. Keith Campbell said the 34-year-old Loomis, Calif., man was being held without bail in the Uintah County Jail on suspicion of traveling to the eastern Utah community to have sex with what he thought was a 12-year-old girl. Over a period of several months, the man also allegedly sent pornographic materials over the Internet to the uncover police officer who posed as the girl. “These communicati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206971@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:10:46 MDT Letter: State’s heavy hand in Uintah County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182855-82/county-state-utah-phosphate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182855-82/county-state-utah-phosphate.html.csp">Letter: State’s heavy hand in Uintah County</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:05:02.252-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I read with much interest your story (“Phosphate mine could harm Vernal’s water source,” July 7) and editorial on the phosphate mine that threatens Vernal and Uintah County’s water supply. The news piece ends talking about the county’s water protection ordinance. What you failed to mention is the ordinance passed by Uintah County is unenforceable because of language added to Utah State Code, Title 40 (chapter 8 sect. 5 sub part 2 c & d) . This part of Title 40 makes any such ordinance unenforcea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182855@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT Vernal police investigate fireworks-related injuries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156635-78/police-fireworks-vernal-injuries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58156635-78/police-fireworks-vernal-injuries.html.csp">Vernal police investigate fireworks-related injuries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T21:40:45.937-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vernal police confirmed Monday that they are investigating a Fourth of July incident in which lit fireworks exploded within a crowd, causing minor injuries to two adults and a child. Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell said officers were looking into whether fireworks were deliberately tossed or fired into a group of people celebrating at Vernal City Park. The injured were treated at the scene by medical personnel and released. Police ask anyone with information on those responsible to call V...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156635@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:40:45 MDT Letter: Sad irony of Vernal’s infants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58032283-82/vernal-infants-moench-pollution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58032283-82/vernal-infants-moench-pollution.html.csp">Letter: Sad irony of Vernal’s infants</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T16:44:01.837-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I find it sad and ironic that a state that professes to believe in family values and is militantly against abortions would allow pollution to such unhealthy and dangerous levels that death rates among infants and stillborns are rising in the Vernal area (“The air around Vernal is killing infants,” Brian Moench, June 1). Also, according to Dr. Moench, there has been an increase in birth defects attributed to pollution. It appears that planned abortions are evil on a personal level but unusually...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032283@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:44:01 MDT Letter: This should be required reading in Vernal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58017523-82/vernal-article-infants-reading.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58017523-82/vernal-article-infants-reading.html.csp">Letter: This should be required reading in Vernal</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T07:34:03.694-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 07:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After reading Brian Moench’s article in Sunday’s Tribune (“The air around Vernal is killing infants,” June 1), I was so incensed that I had to calm down before I could respond. As quoted in the article, the EPA says “more study needs to be done.” Are they serious? The death rate among infants and stillborns has risen sharply over the last few years. Also, there has been an increase in a rare birth defect among babies. I am still quoting from Mr. Moench’s article, and, as he is the president ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58017523@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:34:03 MDT