It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our beloved former Washington County Sheriff, Cory Pulsipher, has passed away after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sheriff Pulsipher retired from his post last December after 35+ years in Washington County law enforcement. His love for the people of Washington County and his efforts to serve and protect them was unparalleled. Our sincere condolences go out to his family.
In this video, we honor the years of service Cory gave to our county and the positive impact he made on numerous individuals in our community.
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.
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.
The St George MakerSpace Grand Opening is this Saturday, 6 January, at Noon, in the basement of the St. George Library (Google Maps). Here is a video walk through of the fun stuff available created by our MakerSpace administrator, Joe Larson. All are welcome. We hope to see ya there.
“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.