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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

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.

Zion National Park

FREE Summer Meals for Kids

Free Summer Meals are available to ALL kids age 18 and younger in St. George, UT. No Fees. No registration. Just show up!!! Download flyer (English | Español).

Monday — Thursday, June 5 thru July 20, 2017. No meal service on Friday’s.

Legacy Elementary (Playground Area)
280 East 100 South, St. George, UT (Map)
11:45 AM — 12:45 PM
Red Mountain Elementary
263 East 200 South, Ivins, UT (Map)
11:45 AM — 12:45 PM
(June 5 thru July 13, 2017)
Enterprise Elementary
216 South 100 East, Enterprise, UT (Map)
12:00 PM — 12:45 PM
Hurricane Community Center
35 West State Street, Hurricane, UT (Map)
11:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Water Canyon Elementary
250 East Newel Avenue, Hildale, UT (Map)
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Washington City Veterans Park
75 East Telegraph, Washington, UT (Map)
11:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Dixie Sun Elementary
1795 West 1230 North, St. George, UT (Map)
11:45 AM — 12:45 PM

All food must be eaten on location. Adult and second meals may be purchased at a cost of $3.50/meal. CASH ONLY

This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

National Service Recognition Day, April 4

National Service Recognition Day in Washington County

PROCLAMATION NO. 2017-4
APRIL 4, 2017

WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and

WHEREAS, the nation’s counties are increasingly turning to service organized by AmeriCorps and Senior Corps (“national service”) and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet county needs; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants address the most pressing challenges facing our communities, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to providing health services and helping communities recover from natural disasters; and

WHEREAS, national service expands economic opportunity by creating more sustainable, resilient communities and providing education, career skills, and leadership abilities for those who serve; and

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants serve in more than 50,000 locations across the country, bolstering the civic, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations that are so vital to our economic and social well-being; and

WHEREAS, national service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve, both through their direct service and by managing millions of additional volunteers; and

WHEREAS, national service represents a unique public-private partnership that invests in community solutions and leverages non-federal resources to strengthen community impact and increase the return on taxpayer dollars; and

WHEREAS, national service participants demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service, a commitment that remains with them in their future endeavors; and

WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service shares a priority with county officials nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and is joining with the National Association of Counties and county officials across the country for the County Recognition Day for National Service on April 4, 2017.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that THE COUNTY COMMISSION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH, do hereby proclaim April 4, 2017, as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our county; to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.

Give Your Land a Hand

Washington County Commission set to launch campaign aimed at keeping public lands clean

St. George, Utah (Nov. 3, 2016)Washington County Commissioners are unveiling a new campaign that encourages Washington County residents and visitors to help keep public lands clean. The campaign inspires and invites individuals and groups to “Give Your Land a Hand” and help keep Washington County Clean.

The initiative, will utilize Video Animation, Social Media, Radio and TV spots, along with Signage and Community Clean-up Activities to inspire action and educate people on how they can help.

The website www.giveyourlandahand.com provides campaign details including a 30-second jingle by locally renowned vocal artist Lyndy Butler. Visit the site for information on how to get involved as well as “how to” tips for disposing different types of waste in partnership with the Washington County Solid Waste district.

“Outdoor recreation is important to our local economy and it is one of the things that makes living in Washington County so great. It is vital that we all take proper care of our lands,” said Commissioner Victor Iverson. “Our aim is for this campaign to be an ongoing effort reminding multiple generations of Washington County residents of the importance of maintaining clean and attractive public lands and to help stop illegal dumping. We believe this is going to be a wonderful tool in engaging folks in this very important subject matter.”

Public lands have always been a part Washington County’s heritage and lifestyle in particular. Washington County offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational possibilities on public lands, including hunting, fishing and camping.

“Our county has so much to offer, from unlimited recreational opportunities to the quietness of a peaceful desert,” said Commissioner Alan Gardner. “We need your help to keep our public lands free from trash and debris. You can help today – and it is easy. Simply pick up the trash you see — don’t depend on others to clean up.”

Special clean-up days will soon be announced, giving local groups an opportunity to put together a cleaning crew and help in the effort.

The Give Your Land a Hand campaign is a combined effort of the County Commission along with several partners including Washington County Solid Waste.

For More Information:

www.washco.utah.gov
www.giveyourlandahand.com

Volunteer Opportunity at the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas (NCA)

Time:

  • 9 AM, November 5th at Beaver Dam Wash NCA
  • 9 AM, November 19th at Red Cliffs NCA

Location:

  • On Nov 5th we will gather off of State Road 91, in the Beaver Dam Wash NCA. Maps and directions will be provided to registered volunteers.
  • On Nov 19th we will meet a few miles north of St. George, in the Red Cliffs NCA. Maps and directions will be provided to registered volunteers.

Bring:

Digging shovel (if you have one), work gloves, sun block, and water bottle. Snacks and water will be provided.

Wear:

Field clothes, sun hat, sun glasses and closed toe shoes (boots or sturdy sneakers)

Description:

We will revegetate two 100-acre plots of burned desert tortoise habitat within two National Conservation Areas (Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs). Our goal is to plant 5,000 native plants at each site. Volunteers are expected to attend a brief orientation and training in the morning (9 AM on each volunteer day) and then help plant the containerized native plants.

Each of these revegetated plots will create fertile islands which will act as seed banks from which native plants can disperse to adjacent burned areas. These plots are located in critical habitat for desert tortoises, a federally protected species. Our efforts will help to restore habitat by providing food and shade to desert tortoises.

RSVP:

If you are interested in participating in one or both of the volunteer days, please contact Andrea Nelson (The Nature Conservancy) at anelson@tnc.org. We will provide maps and directions only to registered volunteers. Due to parking, space is limited. Register now!

Thunder Junction Train Park

Thunder Junction All Abilities Park and Train is NOW OPEN

Last week, on Saturday, October 8th, the City of St. George officially opened with a ceremony the Thunder Junction All Abilities Park. Take the family and enjoy the new park:

Tonaquint Nature Center
1851 S. Dixie Drive
St. George, UT 84770
(Google Maps)

The park carries a dinosaur theme with some great features, like complete wheelchair accessibility, an “erupting” volcano, splashpad, and a “roaring” 1/4-scale train on a 2,700-foot track.

Train rides cost $1 per person.

Source: St. George News