July 19, 2017

Roosevelt, Utah


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Roosevelt, Utah: Blogs

Here’s a list of Roosevelt blogs and websites written by people who live in Roosevelt, or are about Roosevelt.

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Roosevelt City Website rooseveltcity.com 2017
Parks & Recreation Website rooseveltcity.com/155/Parks 2017
Roosevelt City FB Page facebook.com/rooseveltcity 2017
Informed Citizens Of Roosevelt facebook.com/Informed-Citizens-of-Roosevelt 2017
Uintah Basin Standard ubmedia.biz/ubstandard 2017
Union High School uhs.dcsd.org 2017
Union HS Cougars unioncougarathletics.com 2017
Wikipedia Article wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt,_Utah 2017
Zillow Real Estate zillow.com/roosevelt-ut 2017
Realtor.com Real Estate realtor.com..Roosevelt_UT 2017
Fox 13 News fox13now.com/tag/roosevelt 2015

Roosevelt, Utah: Groups

Roosevelt Groups On Facebook

  1. Roosevelt, Utah Free Stuff Facebook Group (1,756 members)
  2. Roosevelt, Utah Pets (1,343 members)
  3. You Know You’re From Roosevelt, Utah When…Group (1,126 members)
  4. Union High School Roosevelt, Utah Friends (592 members)
  5. Growing Up In Roosevelt, Utah Group (377 members)
  6. FOR Club Roosevelt, Utah (281 members)
  7. The Roosevelt, UT Free Stuff Group (207 members)
  8. Union High School, Class of 1995 (167 members)
  9. Union High School Friends (132 members)
  10. Roosevelt, Utah Yard For Everyone (122 members)
  11. Union High School Class of 2004 (119 members)
  12. Union High School Class of 1986 (107 members)
  13. Union High School, Class of 2003 (102 members)
  14. Union High School Class of 1982 Roosevelt, Utah (80 members)
  15. Union High School Class Of 1984 (68 members)
  16. BSA Troop 251 Roosevelt, Utah (46 members)
  17. Friends Who Like Roosevelt, Utah Drag Racing (15 members)
  18. Meadowbrook Park Subdivision – Roosevelt, Utah Group (6 members)

Other Roosevelt Groups, Forums and Events

  1. Eventbrite Events Near Roosevelt, Utah

Roosevelt, Utah: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in Roosevelt, UT. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Roosevelt)


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Roosevelt, Utah: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Roosevelt?

  • The close-knit, service-oriented, welcoming community. (Jennifer, 2.5 years)
  • How, when you go to town you know 99% that you see. (Alexa, 8 years)
  • Living around a lot of extended family. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Family (Mom, Dad, brother and sister growing up). (Margaret, 18 years)
  • Nothing. (Kent, 20 years)
  • Mountains. (Dani, 21 years)
  • Being such a close community. Knowing everyone. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Safety and security for my family. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • People. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Roosevelt?

  • Usually I love the wind, but in the already cold winter it makes it so much colder, and in the summer it blows a lot of dirt and dust around. (It doesn’t help that I live near a farmer’s field.) (Jennifer, 2.5 years)
  • It is just a little too small for my liking. (Alexa, 8 years)
  • Everyone knows you, even when something bad happens. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • When I lived there I loved everything about it. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • The natives. (Kent, 20 years)
  • There’s nothing to do. (Dani, 21 years)
  • There are not enough shopping places. Everyone knowing everyone else’s business. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Retail stores availability. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • People. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Roosevelt? Best kept secrets, etc.

  • Get together with friends, go to the aquatic center (they offer recreational swimming, exercise classes, swimming lessons, they have a swim club, and will have a high school swim team starting this year), get ice cream at Marion’s, go bowling (10 minutes out of town in Ft. Duchesne). Golfing is really popular here. There are plenty of hiking trails and lakes around Roosevelt for outdoor enthusiasts (fossil hunting, hiking, boating, fishing, camping, etc.). There are also bike trails. The city has a good sports program for youth. And there are music, martial arts, dance and gymnastics lessons available. (Jennifer, 2.5 years)
  • Honestly, we have some really great parks in Roosevelt. The new addition of the indoor pool is also amazing! (Alexa, 8 years)
  • UBIC. I go back to visit for this, and my parents and some siblings still live there. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • The drive-in theater. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • Outdoor stuff. (Dani, 21 years)
  • The park, the pool, Shakes at Rocky’s. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Drive in, recreation center, ball fields, school activities. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • It’s close to the mountains or desert. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: Reputation

What’s Roosevelt known for?

  • The oil industry. (Jennifer, 2.5 years)
  • I feel like Roosevelt is known for the oil field and the hospital. (Alexa, 8 years)
  • Being a small town made because of the oil there. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Oil now and the UBIC. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • UBIC. (Kent, 20 years)
  • UBIC. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Oil industry and recreation. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • Teddy. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: Crime

What’s the crime like in Roosevelt?

  • I’d say the thing I hear and read most about is the drugs, sometimes theft, very rarely murder. (Jennifer, 2.5 years)
  • When we first moved back to Roosevelt, we lived behind Strata Networks, in The Meadows. There was a high crime rate there, which I don’t like because it is so close to schools. Now we live on the other side of town, and we have had no issues. (Alexa, 8 years)
  • Not a lot of crime that I know about. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • A lot. (Kent, 20 years)
  • Below average. (Dani, 21 years)
  • Small crime sprees once in a while, slashing tires, stealing bikes, car break-ins. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Much less crime than larger cities, drugs. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • Lots of drugs. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: Advice

Any advice for people moving to Roosevelt?

  • Keep an open mind. And reach out to people. When we decided my husband needed to accept the job offer in Roosevelt, I still hadn’t seen it. Then as we drove into Duchesne County and Roosevelt city the first time, I said to myself, “What have we gotten ourselves into??” But I love this place! The people are great! And I’ve learned to love the surroundings for its own beauty. (Jennifer, 2.5 years)
  • Hang in there, moving is an adjustment for anyone. You just have to be open to enjoying our town. (Alexa, 8 years)
  • It is a great place to raise a family. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • It’s a small place. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • Don’t. (Kent, 20 years)
  • You better like to do outdoor stuff. (Dani, 21 years)
  • Get to know your neighbors, they can be your best friends. Be prepared to travel to do your shopping. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Get involved with local schools and community causes. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • Check out the neighborhood before moving in. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Roosevelt (interesting, crazy, funny, etc.)

  • When we drove into town the first time and to the house we had arranged to rent, we found an apple pie on the porch welcoming us to the neighborhood. It was awesome. (Jennifer, 2.5 years)
  • I loved playing softball in the summer. Especially with all the tournaments. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Dragging Main, high school sports. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • The UBIC softball tournament is always fun. (Dani, 21 years)
  • Having ‘Linkin Bridge’ perform at the 4th of July Concert this year-AMAZING! (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • UBIC 50 years ago when kids could watch a movie or a program in the park by the library. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: The Future

How do you think Roosevelt will change over the next 10 years?

  • No idea. (Jennifer, 2.5 years)
  • Because of the oil field, no one knows how things will be in the future. I think that is the scary thing about living in Roosevelt. (Alexa, 8 years)
  • I hope they will get more bigger named stores so they will compete with Vernal. Most people from Roosevelt shop a lot in Vernal. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Hopefully the oil field will produce more. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • It will erode to nothing because of the reservation. (Kent, 20 years)
  • If the oil field doesn’t go back up, I see more people moving out. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Growth. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Roosevelt?

  • It was started because of all the oil. So I’ve heard. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Roosevelt is named after Teddy Roosevelt. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • It’s named after the president. (Dani, 21 years)
  • Famous people from here–Laraine Day-American actress and Charley Jenkins-Country singer. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • It has a great golf course. (Leslie, 40 years)