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 2017
Parks & Recreation Website 2017
Roosevelt City FB Page 2017
Informed Citizens Of Roosevelt 2017
Uintah Basin Standard 2017
Union High School 2017
Union HS Cougars 2017
Wikipedia Article,_Utah 2017
Zillow Real Estate 2017 Real Estate 2017
Fox 13 News 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.

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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)
  • My friends. (La Rae, 6 years)
  • How, when you go to town you know 99% that you see. (Alexa, 8 years)
  • Small town dining. (JaNae, 9 years)
  • The people. (Alexie, 14 years)
  • Living around a lot of extended family. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Dragging Main and Marions. (Dawn, 17 years)
  • Rural living. (Kaisa, 18 years)
  • Family (Mom, Dad, brother and sister growing up). (Margaret, 18 years)
  • Nothing. (Kent, 20 years)
  • Mountains. (Dani, 21 years)
  • Small town size. (Jared, 22 years)
  • Being such a close community. Knowing everyone. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Safety and security for my family. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • Small town life, mountains, lakes. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Small town. (Steven, 55 years)
  • People. (Anonymous, 60 years)
  • It’s not a huge town. (Gloria, my entire life)

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)
  • School academic opportunities. (JaNae, 9 years)
  • Wind. (Alexie, 14 years)
  • Everyone knows you, even when something bad happens. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Nothing to do. (Dawn, 17 years)
  • Small town gossips. (Kaisa, 18 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)
  • Very cold in the winter. (Jared, 22 years)
  • There are not enough shopping places. Everyone knowing everyone else’s business. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Retail stores availability. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • People on drugs not caring about their kids. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Growth. (Steven, 55 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)
  • Bottle Hollow. (La Rae, 6 years)
  • Honestly, we have some really great parks in Roosevelt. The new addition of the indoor pool is also amazing! (Alexa, 8 years)
  • 4-wheeling, hiking, fishing, boating, movies. (JaNae, 9 years)
  • Hike/go to the lake/camp. (Alexie, 14 years)
  • UBIC. I go back to visit for this, and my parents and some siblings still live there. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Drive in. (Dawn, 17 years)
  • Dragging Main was the thing to do in my days. (Kaisa, 18 years)
  • The drive-in theater. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • Outdoor stuff. (Dani, 21 years)
  • High school sports. (Jared, 22 years)
  • The park, the pool, Shakes at Rocky’s. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Drive in, recreation center, ball fields, school activities. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • Swimming, mountains, camping, fishing, friendly neighbors, shopping. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Enjoy the sunset. (Steven, 55 years)
  • It’s close to the mountains or desert. (Anonymous, 60 years)
  • Playing AYSO soccer in the Fall. (Gloria)

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)
  • Marions. (JaNae, 9 years)
  • Camping and lakes. (Alexie, 14 years)
  • Being a small town made because of the oil there. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Oil. (Dawn, 17 years)
  • Moki Indian statue. (Kaisa, 18 years)
  • Oil now and the UBIC. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • UBIC. (Kent, 20 years)
  • Good people. (Jared, 22 years)
  • UBIC. (Kathryn, 37 years)
  • Oil industry and recreation. (Leslie, 40 years)
  • Oil and Ute Indian Tribe. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Teddy. (Anonymous, 60 years)
  • Teddy Roosevelt. (Gloria)

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)
  • Low crime rate. (JaNae, 9 years)
  • Not bad. (Alexie, 14 years)
  • Not a lot of crime that I know about. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • More drug use than people realize. (Kaisa, 18 years)
  • A lot. (Kent, 20 years)
  • Below average. (Dani, 21 years)
  • Not too bad. (Jared, 22 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)
  • Lately its drugs, alcohol and stealing. Until the Oilfield picks back up it isn’t getting any better. (Anonymous, 50 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)
  • You’ll love the good people there. (JaNae, 9 years)
  • Find a good neighborhood and go to community events. (Alexie, 14 years)
  • It is a great place to raise a family. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Don’t do it. (Dawn, 17 years)
  • Keep an open mind. (Kaisa, 18 years)
  • It’s a small place. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • Don’t. (Kent, 20 years)
  • You better like to do outdoor stuff. (Dani, 21 years)
  • Just stay friendly. (Jared, 22 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)
  • We are a friendly city and love spending time with family and children. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Check out the neighborhood before moving in. (Anonymous, 60 years)
  • It’s a great place to live and everyone knows each other. (Gloria)

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)
  • Driving to track meets/sports events to watch UHS compete. (JaNae, 9 years)
  • Family fun day. (Alexie, 14 years)
  • I loved playing softball in the summer. Especially with all the tournaments. (Trufi, 15 years)
  • Dragging Main. (Dawn, 17 years)
  • Dragging Main, high school sports. (Margaret, 18 years)
  • High school sports. (Jared, 22 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)
  • There are too many to name. UBIC is the best. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • UBIC 50 years ago when kids could watch a movie or a program in the park by the library. (Anonymous, 60 years)
  • XC team. (Gloria)

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)
  • Oil will pick up, and the town will boom again. (JaNae, 9 years)
  • Not much. (Alexie, 14 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)
  • It won’t. (Dawn, 17 years)
  • Hopefully more jobs. (Kaisa, 18 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)
  • More and more people are always moving out here. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • Growth. (Anonymous, 60 years)

Roosevelt, Utah: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about Roosevelt?

  • So many free events to go to; definitely a family-friendly place. (Alexie, 14 years)
  • 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)
  • We have a big celebration every August that lasts for 3 days. There are other smaller towns around us that have big celebrations in August so the whole month is fun times and friendly people. (Anonymous, 50 years)
  • The UBIC is the best part and celebration. (Gloria)