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Notice of Vacancy – Washington County Planning Commission

NOTICE is hereby given that there are three (3) vacancies on the Washington County Planning Commission.

To qualify for appointment to that Board, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Reside in Washington County;
  • Be registered to vote in Washington County

Those wishing to serve on the Washington County Planning Commission should submit a Candidate for Appointment form (click here to download) to the Washington County Commission Office (Google Maps) no later than Thursday, December 28, 2017.

The County Commission will consider the nominees for appointment to this board at its January 16, 2018, County Commission meeting.

Published in The Spectrum December 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, 2017.

RFP for Janitorial Contracts on County Offices and Library Branches

Washington County is seeking two separate bid proposals from janitorial contractors to provide equipment and labor for the janitorial and cleaning of the following offices and branches:

  1. Washington County Offices
    • Administration Building
    • Boulevard Building
    • Justice Center
    • Office Plaza
    • Annex I
    • USU Extension
  2. Washington County Library Branches
    • Administration Building
    • St. George branch
    • Hurricane branch
    • Washington branch
    • Santa Clara branch
    • Enterprise branch
    • New Harmony branch
    • Hildale branch

Bid documents can be picked up at the Washington County Commission offices starting Monday October 30, 2017 through November 12, 2017.

Washington County Commission
197 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT  84770
Account #: 1359
(Google Maps)

Publish on:

  • October 26, 2017 (Libraries)
  • October 27, 2017 (Offices & Libraries)
  • October 28, 2017 (Offices & Libraries)
  • October 29, 2017 (Offices & Libraries)
  • October 30, 2017 (Offices & Libraries)
  • October 31, 2017 (Offices)

October Date Night @ USU Extension

Date nights are a perfect way to revitalize your relationship! Spice up your relationship and your meals by preparing a recipe together. Roasted chicken with your own original spice mix, salad, and rice.

Friday, October 27, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$8/per couple
(This is an adult only class)

Washington County Extension
339 South 5500 West
Hurricane, UT
(Google Maps)

For more information, contact Brittany Bingeman at brittany.bingeman@usu.edu or 435-634-5706.
Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.

Youth Baking Class at 4-H on October 18

Pumpkin Muffins & Fruit Skewers with Pumpkin Dip

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Washington County Extension Office
339 South 550 West, Hurricane, UT

This class is open to any 4-H youth, ages 7-10 years, who are accompanied by their parent/guardian. You can register for 4-H through our online program at ut.4honline.com. If you have questions about registering, please call Kay Jean at 435-634-2693.

Youth will learn basic baking skills and tips about creating a healthy plate while creating a festive pumpkin recipe.

For more information, contact Brittany Bingeman at brittany.bingeman@usu.edu or 435-634-5706
$4/per person (No Cost for Adults)

Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution

Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center Logo

FREE Community Health Screening

Dixie Regional Medical Center Community Health Screening

No cost health assessment for you and adult family members

  • FREE screenings for prediabetes, high blood pressure and depression
  • Educational and community resources
  • Referrals to prevention classes
  • Important information about prescription opioids
  • Information about how to get naloxone without a prescription

Saturday, September 16, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Washington City Walmart
625 W. Telegraph Street
Washington, UT 84780
(Google Maps)

Take home a watermelon for completing screenings.

Download Flyer: English | Spanish

Snowy Mountains

Upcoming NRCS Project – Virgin-Sierra Bella Park

Mandatory meeting and site inspection

Personally attend the County’s mandatory meeting and work site inspection held at 9:00 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in the Downstairs Conference Room at the Washington County Administration building before submitting your bid to ascertain the existence of any surface or subsurface conditions affecting the cost of the work.

Submiting bid and bid guarantee

Submit your bid on one copy only of the Proposal Form in a sealed envelope addressed to: Ron Whitehead, Director of Public Works, 197 East Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770 (Google Maps). Bids must be received prior to bid closing. The envelope must show the project title and the bidder’s name and address. Do not return plans or specifications, or enclose other documents in this bid envelope. Late bids will not be opened or considered. Bids must be on the provided Proposal Form.

Time of bid closure

Bidding will be closed promptly at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The person opening bids will not accept bids that have not been delivered by closing time. The time used shall be local standard time. The clock in the County Commission Office will be used.

Washington County Fair on August 9 - 12

Washington County Fair on August 9 — 12

Washington County Fair celebrates 20 years!

“Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh my!” That’s what you’ll see if you attend the Washington County Fair in Hurricane this week, Aug. 9-12. Fair goers will help celebrate 20 years with a theme of “There’s no place like home.” Fair Director Wendy Sandberg said this year promises everything they’ve encountered in the past, and more. For more information go to washcofair.net.

Grafton Building at Washington County Legacy Park in Hurricane

Grafton Building Dedication

Washington County dedicates new Grafton Building in time for the fair.

It’s taken only about four months to complete and it’s just in time for the Washington County Fair. The new Grafton Building at Washington County Legacy Park in Hurricane is officially open for business. County officials and those involved in it’s creation attended a ribbon cutting ceremony dedicating the new 28,000 square foot building. The space will not only be used to host events but will also house the USU Extension and 4-H offices.