Cedar City is writing a big check for water rights. The city council voted this month to approve spending more than 11-million dollars on nearly 950 acre-feet of water from LaBaron Ranch Holdings. Only one of the five council members was against the purchase. The council member voting against the measure called it some of the oldest water in the valley, but didn't provide a reason why he said no to the purchase. The agreement came out to be just over 12-thousand dollars per acre-foot.

Rapidly-Spreading Wildfire In California's Butte County Prompts Evacuations
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Centerville Fire Leaves Dozens Homeless

More than two-dozen people are homeless after a fire in Centerville. It broke out yesterday at the Cedar Springs Condominium complex, damaging at least ten units. No one was hurt, and the Red Cross is assisting the 25 people who were displaced. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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No Endorsement From Utah AG In Upcoming Senate Race

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says he is not going to endorse anyone in the 2024 U.S. Senate race. Reyes' general counsel initially told the "Salt Lake Tribune" the AG was not going to endorse Tim Ballard, then issued a statement saying that no candidate will receive an endorsement from Reyes. Ballard, who founded the anti-sex trafficking organization Operation Underground Railroad, is facing allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct by former employees.

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Miss Utah Claims Miss USA Title

Miss Utah is the new Miss USA. Noelia Voigt of Park City won the crown over the weekend in Reno, Nevada. The 23-year-old, who has published a children's book and is studying interior design, is the first Venezuelan-American to earn the title. She'll will represent the U.S. in the Miss Universe pageant on November 18th in El Salvador.

LOOK: You Can Sleepover in Shrek's Iconic Swamp

This place is fit for any solitude-seeking Ogre.

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