PRESS RELEASE: Kidnapping / Amber Alert Follow-up

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On December 1, 2017 the Iron County Sheriff’s office received court documents from Micha Coltharp regarding her four biological children. Micha believed her children were in the Iron County area somewhere near Beryl junction about 30 miles west of Cedar City. Deputies responded to the general area and attempted to locate the children and Jonathan Coltharp. Based on the information provided at that time Deputies were unable to locate an area ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Bunker, Explosives found Brian Head Fire

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On June 17, 2017, a wildfire ignited in the Cedar Mountain area of Iron County, in the vicinity of Brian Head, Utah. A large number of firefighting personnel and aircraft were deployed to take suppression efforts on the fire.

During firefighting efforts on June 27, 2017, firefighters working in the vicinity of Henderson Hill heard “popping” sounds. The firefighters first thought the “popping” sounds were rocks exploding due ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Stolen Car / Pursuit

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On 11/13/17 at approximately 0210hrs Deputies with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office located a stolen vehicle, a 2013 Lincoln MKS, on Interstate 15 headed south near MP 88. Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and the vehicle fled. The suspect vehicle hit speeds in excess of 120 mph. The Lincoln turned off the freeway at exit 78 near the north end of Parowan. It ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Foot Pursuit & Pipeline drug arrest

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On 09-24-17 at approximately 2300 hrs., Deputy Wade Lee from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for speeding (20 over the posted speed limit) near milepost 60 northbound on I15. While talking with the driver, Deputy Lee became suspicious of possible drug trafficking. Cedar City Police responded with a K-9 to conduct a sniff of the vehicle. When the driver and passenger exited the vehicle they fled the scene on ...

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Fire Restriction Order 2017

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Due to current and forecasted weather conditions coupled with the extremely dry conditions in Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver Counties the State Forester, in consultation with the county commissions, has determined that measures must be taken to prevent the ignition of forest and rangeland fires. Therefore, pursuant to Utah State Law, Section 65A-8-212, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described below until rescinded by the Utah State Forester:

  1. Setting, building, maintaining, attending or using open fires of any ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Kanarraville Falls hiking trail closure

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Maintenance of Kanarraville water system closes portion of Spring Creek Canyon WSA

KANARRAVILLE, Utah – Maintenance to the town of Kanarraville’s water system will close the hiking trail to Kanarraville Falls through the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Spring Creek Canyon Wilderness Study Area (WSA) to ensure public safety from April 3-6. The town of Kanarraville maintains a right-of-way for the pipeline that supplies drinking water to the community.

Erosion from weather and from hikers exposed the pipeline along the trail and ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Hiker Rescue – Thunderbird Gardens

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For Immediate Release:
Date: 02-23-17
RE: Hiker Rescue

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On 02/22/17 at approximately 5:20pm deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an injured hiker who was stuck on a cliff above the Thunderbird Gardens Trail near Cedar City. Deputies arrived on scene and located a friend of the hiker at the base of ...

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