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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PRESS RELEASE: Hicks Creek Fire

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For Immediate Release
10/22/2016
Contact: Fire Information Line: 435-680-2405

Active Fire Behavior Yesterday on Hicks Creek Fire

Cedar City, UT –Yesterday, fire managers originally planned to ignite the southeast corner using a helicopter, but high winds resulted in a cancellation of the firing operation. As the afternoon progressed, fire activity continued to increase resulting in a thick column of smoke which was then carried north toward Cedar City and beyond. On the fire line, crews who had thinned and prepared a ...

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Message From the Sheriff – Volunteers

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Sheriff-Mark-Gower I would like to take this time to recognize and explain to the citizens of Iron County how valuable volunteers are to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office as we carry out our day to day operations. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office has many responsibilities when it comes to providing high quality public safety to the citizens and visitors of Iron County. ...

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Phone Scam Information

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phone-scam On 9-21-16, A residences within Iron County received a phone message from an individual claiming to be a Federal agent. The caller advised the victim that they were receiving a second notice to avoid an initial appearance before a magistrate judge or a grand jury for a federal criminal offense. The ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Vehicle Pursuit

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For Immediate Release:
Date: 09-19-16
RE: Vehicle Pursuit

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On 09-19-16 at approximately 1505 hours (3:05 PM), Cedar Communications received a report of a reckless driver. Several callers stated a vehicle (White 2006 Pontic Grand am) was passing vehicles in the emergency lane and driving recklessly southbound on I15 near milepost 75. Iron County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Twitchell located the vehicle and observed it at milepost 62 traveling at nearly 100 ...

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Dog at Large Problem

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Message From The Sheriff:

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing a substantial increase in Dog at large problems and complaints. In the coming months the Sheriff’s Office will be strictly enforcing Utah State Law and Iron County ordinances which cover the responsibilities of dog owners who reside in the unincorporated portions of Iron County. Dog owners in Iron County are required to keep their dogs confined to their property. If the dogs are ...

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Death of 2 Park City boys spark investigation, warning from school district

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Desert New FilePARK CITY — Two 13-year-old Park City boys, best friends who attended Treasure Mountain Junior High School, both died unexpectedly within 48 hours of each other.

Grant Seaver was found dead in his home on Sunday. Tuesday morning, his best friend, Ryan Ainsworth was found dead on a couch in his house by his father. Ryan was last seen alive late Monday night.

"Right now we are in crisis mode because we ...

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Fire Restriction Update 08/13/16

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Due to recent rainfall and reduced fire danger conditions, Color Country Fire Managers are
lifting all fire restrictions on tribal, federal (including National Park Service), state administered,
and unincorporated private land in Washington, Iron, and Beaver counties. This also includes
BLM administered land in Coconino and Mohave counties, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant
National Monument. Lifted restrictions are effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. No
other fire restrictions on public or unicorporated land are currently in effect for southwest ...

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