21st Annual Rotary July Jamboree

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Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire

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Wildflower Festival

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Black Mountain Fire grows to 5,000 acres

IRON COUNTY – A spark from a vehicle rollover Thursday afternoon is being blamed for causing a fire now estimated to have burned 5,000 acres, authorities said. A white 1998 Ford Explorer traveling north on state Route 130 at Milepost 33 overcorrected after drifting off the right shoulder into the dirt causing the vehicle to roll several times, authorities said. The accident occurred at around 12:45 p.m. and caused a spark that in turn, ignited the wildfire. The driver was transported to Beaver Valley Hospital with minor injuries. Crews and heavy…

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Summer Games officially kicks off with a bash

CEDAR CITY – Utah Summer Games kicks off with opening ceremonies in the Eccles Coliseum on the campus of Southern Utah University Thursday, June 14, 2018.

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Hiker falls from ladder at Kanarraville Falls

CEDAR CITY – Emergency responders spent four hours Monday working to bring a female out of Kanarraville Falls after she broke her leg while exploring the slot canyon. The 26-year-old female from northern Utah was hiking Kanarraville Falls with four friends when she fell from the ladder located at the upper waterfall. Crews were dispatched to the area around 4 p.m. and finished at about 8 p.m., authorities said. While the group was only about 2-miles into the canyon, Iron County Sheriff Deputy Tony Gower said, the terrain made it difficult for emergency…

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Iron County Sheriff calls loss of 13 deputies a ‘public safety issue’

CEDAR CITY – The Iron County Sheriff’s Office stands to lose 13 officers in the next few months – with the potential of more than half of those leaving within 30 days, a problem Sheriff Mark Gower called a “public safety issue.” Furthermore, there aren’t enough names on the hiring rosters to replace them. “Potentially, here in the near future, I could be down 13 deputies,” Gower said. “That’s a mass exodus and that creates a problem. That’s a public safety issue.” The problem largely stems from lower than average…

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