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Intergenerational Poverty Committee

Washington County addresses Intergenerational Poverty using Mentors

While Utah is currently enjoying a higher level of employment, poverty continues to be challenging. Utah’s Lt. Governor Spencer Cox created an Intergenerational Poverty Committee, or IGP, two years ago, to address how to handle the recurring problem from generation to generation. Lt. Gov. Cox asked counties to put together a plan to address issues related to it.

The goal is to reduce the number of Utah families in the cycle of poverty. Washington County’s IGP Committee is using middle class mentors and education, hoping to change the trend of the families impacted.

Rockville Springdale Fire Agreement

Rockville Springdale Fire Agreement

Washington County Commissioners voted unanimously to hand over the Rockville/Springdale Fire District to Hurricane Valley Special Fire District.

The change in management is to smooth over budget problems and concerns by citizens in the communities. Much of the problem lies with increased calls in Zion National Park. But some residents still aren’t convinced that fire coverage will be adequate to cover future needs. The RSFD board has until December 2019 to come up with their own solution or become permanent under the Hurricane District.

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.