Water Drill Project In Cedar Canyon: KSUB News Summary
According to a Facebook posting by Mayor Garth Green, drilling for water is beginning in the Cedar Canyon. The operation will take place just below Milt's Stage Stop. The site was selected by Andy McCrea who, according to the mayor has a “lifetime of experience drilling wells.” Work is underway on a plan for a serious claim for water in the Cedar Canyon. Mayor Green believes that about a third of the water for Cedar City should come from that source. Jay Grimshaw Drilling submitted the lowest bid for the test well and is conducting the operation. If the sight reaches full development, Mayor Green says it will reduce the “heavy pumping” that is now taking place at Quitchipa.
Charges Filed In C-A-L Ranch Store Robbery
The Iron County Attorney's office has filed charges in 5th District Court in connection with a burglary that happened on November 22nd at the Cal Ranch Store in Cedar City. Wesley Gruber, Darrell Glenn Devoge, and Parker Darrell Devoge are facing charges of First Degree Felony Aggravated Burglary along with multiple felony counts of Theft and Property Destruction. In a press release Iron County Attorney Chad Dotson said, “Property Crimes and Burglary will continue to be prosecuted aggressively by this office. Lawlessness, and the disregard for others property has no place in our community.” The Cedar City Police Department with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are conducting the investigation. Two of the suspects are in custody.
Disaster Relief Funding Includes Iron County
President Biden has granted a major disaster declaration for five counties in Utah, hit by devastating flooding from runoff last spring. Spring runoff from record mountain snowpack left homes, businesses, and roadways damaged and destroyed. The declaration announced Monday opens up federal funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's public assistance program for infrastructure repairs and other recovery efforts in Iron, Morgan, Sanpete, Utah, and Wasatch Counties.
Camping, Permit Changes Coming To Zion National Park
Zion National Park is making changes for camping and permits in 2024. Campground fees are going up and a new online reservation system for canyoneering, backpacking camping, and other wildness permits will be in place. The changes don't affect the Angels Landing Pilot Permit Program, which will continue as it has since 2022. Get full details of the changes here.