UT Price – Vernal

   Notable people

Harold Arceneaux – a professional basketball player who gained national attention during his collegiate career at Weber State University He played two seasons at the College of Eastern Utah in Price.
Dean and Lynn Fausett, painters of the American west
John D. Fitzgerald – an author known for his The Great Brain series of books for children.
Herman Franks – a former catcher, coach, manager, general manager and scout in American Major League Baseball.
Dave Lauriski – the head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration from 2001 to November 2004.
J. Bracken Lee – a political figure who served as mayor of Price from 1935 to 1947, then governor of the state of Utah from 1949 to 1957, and as mayor of Salt Lake City from 1960 to 1971.
Jean Westwood – a political figure who was the first female chair of the Democratic National Committee and worked on several presidential campaigns.
Marjorie Jones – Nationally published and award winning author of romance novels including The Jewel and the Sword, The Lighthorseman, and My Lady’s Will. She is the winner of the Isolde Carlson Award of Excellence and was named the Utah Writer of the Year for 2005 by the Utah Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
Cassandra Lynn – model, Playboy Playmate was born in Price
Randolph had the highest percentage of people of any city in the country vote for George W. Bush in the 2004 election, at 95.6%
   Notable people

Jake Garn, served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah; the first member of the United States Congress to fly in space – born in Richfield
Joseph Hansen, secretary and guard to Leon Trotsky in Mexico for the last three years before Trotsky was murdered – born in Richfield
Walter Frederick Morrison, the inventor of the Frisbee – born in Richfield
   Notable natives and residents

Earl W. Bascom, artist, sculptor, inventor, Hall of Fame rodeo cowboy, worked for J.A. Scorup on the Lost Creek Ranch
J. A. Scorup, Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee, rancher
The Salina, Utah, Prisoners of War massacre caused the death of nine German prisoners of war and the injury of 20 more.

The incident happened on the night of July 7–July 8, 1945, two months after the German surrender. Private Clarence V. Bertucci (September 14, 1921 – December 1969) returned to the camp from a night of drinking, and relieved the guard of the tower nearest the commanding officer’s cabin. He proceeded to load and fire a .30 caliber machine gun into the German prisoners’ tents. Within thirty seconds of the start, his belt of 250 rounds was expended. Nine were killed and 20 were injured.
   Notable residents

Gary Coleman[5] – Actor (formerly, Coleman is now deceased)
On May 1, 1900, an errant spark touched off the fine haze of coal dust deep underground and the Winter Quarters #4 mine exploded with fury (See Scofield Mine disaster). Exactly 100 of the men were killed in an instant and another 99 died from the poisonous afterdamp, making this one of the worst coal mine disasters in history. That one moment of time left 105 widows and 270 fatherless children behind.. Almost 150 of the slain miners were buried in the cemetery in nearby Scofield and two special funeral trains carried the rest of the victims to burial grounds in Utah and in other states.
   Famous residents

Robert David Mullins Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, was born in Scofield on December 16, 1924.
South Weber
South Weber was home to the Morrisite War. On June 13, 1862, an estimated five hundred man army perched cannons atop the bluffs on the south side of the city, aimed at Joseph Morris. The war lasted three days, and ultimately resulted in the death of Joseph Morris, John Banks, and a few others. Upon seeing their leaders dead, the remainder of the Morrisites surrendered.

South Weber is also known for a week of Bigfoot sightings in February 1980. For one week, residents reported signs of the legendary Sasquatch. At the time, multiple residents saw the creature while feeding horses, smelled foul “bigfoot” odors, and found large patches of strange fur throughout the small community. Although no animal was ever found, the legend lives on.

Business Week Magazine named South Weber, UT the 6th best suburb in the country in 2009.
Spring City
One notable historical point, Orson Hyde, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is buried in the Spring City Cemetery.
   Notable residents

Orson Hyde, Mormon apostle
Jacob Johnson, U.S. Representative from Utah
Erik Johansen, actor from Billy Bob Joe
Springdale was named one of the 20 ‘prettiest towns’ in the United States by Forbes Traveler in 2008.
   Notable natives

W. Rolfe Kerr – LDS General Authority
Jay Silvester – U.S. Olympian, Former Men’s Discus World Record Holder
Marlon Shirley – Two-time Paralympic 100m champion
Vernal is one of the largest cities in the United States without a railway
   Notable natives and residents

Earl W. Bascom – Inventor [1], Hall of Fame rodeo cowboy, actor, international artist and sculptor [2]
Lane Frost – Rodeo star, attended junior high school in Vernal
Gordon Gee – Academic, has held more university presidencies (5) than any other American
Douglas Kent Hall – writer and photographer [3], Academy Award winning writer, best-selling author, internationally renowned photographer
James Woods – Actor