Archive | October 2011

Landslide Information

Here is the latest info on State Route 14.  It does not look good.  If you have not seen the pictures of the land slide, you can see them on the Big Yellow Inn Facebook page which is http://www.facebook.com/cedarcity


  STATE ROUTE 14 WINTER SNOW REMOVAL AND ROAD REPAIR PLAN

From: Robinson, Steven
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:39 PM
To: FS-pdl r4 dixie employee
Subject: Information on SR 14 repairs and winter operations

 

This morning I spoke with UDOT District Engineer Jim McConnell about plans for snow removal and other winter operations on SR 14 while the highway remains impassable at milepost 8 due to the landslide.  UDOT authorities met on the snow removal question this a.m., and here is what Jim relayed to me:

 

1.  Restored access across the slide area is not anticipated until June 1, 2012.  UDOT is fast-tracking their contracting process to try and get a qualified contractor to begin work as soon as possible, but work probably will not begin until near the end of this year.

 

2.  IF, and this is a big IF, they can build a temporary road with a graveled surface across the slide area, and only if the contractor can continue to work on repairs as traffic moves across the slide area, they MAY open a temporary route sometime before June 1.  But the short answer remains – they do not anticipate having a new or repaired route open to the public until June 1.

 

3.  Snow removal will continue on SR 148 through Cedar Breaks for as long as possible, and the road will probably be open for longer than usual.  However, once winter really sets in and the continual big storms make the road impassable, it will remain closed for the rest of the winter.

 

4.  SR 14 will be plowed from Hwy 89 west as far as Webster Flat Rd for as long as possible to provide cabin owners and livestock owner’s access to Webster Flat.  However, once the big storms hit and it’s no longer feasible to keep it open, S.R. 14 will be closed WEST of NAVAJO LAKE ROAD.

 

5.  Snow removal will continue from Duck Creek to Navajo Lake Road, and a large turn-around will be plowed at the Navajo Lake Junction.  Parking for winter recreation will be kept open on the Navajo Lake Road up to the gate, near where the dumpsters are now.  Skiers/snowshoers wanting access to Deer Valley will have to trek up from the Navajo turnoff.

 

6.  Utah State Parks will groom S.R. 148 through Cedar Breaks down to S.R. 14, then they will groom to the east over the unplowed Highway 14 to Navajo.

 

7.  UDOT will make every effort to keep S.R. 143, between Brian Head and Mammoth Creek, open through the winter.  As usual, it will be daylight plowing, only, and if big storms and winds keep drifting it shut, it may be closed temporarily at times.  However, they won’t wait a week or two to get it opened up as they have in the past.  They’ll try to keep it open to a safe standard, except during and immediately after big snow storms.

 

8.  Garfield County will continue to remove snow from the Mammoth Creek Highway, from 143 to 14 at Duck Creek.

 

9.  To make up for the loss of the snowmobile trailer parking area at Midway, UDOT will plow more room for trailer parking at the Rattlesnake Creek trailhead area, and at the Meadow Lakes parking area on S.R. 143 east of Cedar Breaks where the dumpsters are now located.

 

10.  Parking for skiers and snowshoers will be provided at the North View Overlook parking lot within Cedar Breaks, and at the S.R. 143/148 junction about 1/2-mile south of there.  UDOT will plow a little further in past the 148 gate to accommodate more skiers parking, but trailers will not be allowed at the 148 junction.  Snowmobile trailers may be allowed at the North View Overlook parking, but only if the NPS agrees to that.

 

So, it looks like the Deer Valley Non-Motorized Winter Recreation Area will be left out in the cold this winter.  Veronica, Sherryl, Jess, and I will talk about options for grooming those trails, and strategically locating equipment.  However, it is doubtful that the public will go to the effort required to get there, so probably not worth it.  We may also consider grooming some ski trails on another more accessible part of the District for this winter.  Stay tuned for a decision on that.  Sherryl – Please forward this message to the grooming volunteers from the Cedar Mtn Nordic Ski Club.

Other operators affected by the lack of winter access to Midway include UDOT, FAA, State Parks, and NPS.  All are making arrangements to move their equipment out of Midway and store it elsewhere for the winter.

 If I get any more information, I’ll pass it along.

Steve


Scott & Barbara Hunt
435:586-0960
www.bigyellowinn.com

More Weekly Events for Cedar City

“WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK”

October 17TH – 23RD 2011

Provided by the Cedar City ~ Brian Head Tourism Bureau & Visitor Center, 435-586-5124

Events are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to check times, dates and location.

 

Monday, 17TH                               

SUU’s Ashcroft Observatory, free star-gazing, located on the hilltop just south of the SUU Farm on Westview Drive (Hwy 56 W to Westview Drive).  Open 9pm to 11pm, interested parties should plan on arriving at the observatory just as the sun sets. For more information and time call 435-586-1409.

Toadz Talent Showcase, held from 9pm to 1am at Toadz (432 N 100 W, Cedar City) $4 cover charge. All performers are welcome, hosted by Pablo “Of the Mountain” Schwartz. For more info call 435-867-8988.

 

Tuesday, 18TH                                                

SUU Spring Semester Lecture Series (Convocations) presents “Roboticist” presented by Jeff Lieberman. He explores the connections between the arts, sciences, education, passion, creativity, and the potential future of human consciousness. Held in the SUU Auditorium (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City) at 11:30am, admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information call (435)586-5419 or visit www.suu.edu/convocations.

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘Noises Off!’ and the 7:30pm performance of ’ The Winter’s Tale’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

 

Wednesday, 19TH                                                                                   

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘Dial M for Murderand the 7:30pm performance of ‘Noises Off!. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

14th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival held 7:00pm at the Cedar City Library (303 N 100 E, Cedar City) admission is FREE. Join in a multimedia presentation of text and photos from Greg MacGregor and Siegfried Halus’s. ‘In Search of Dominguez & Escalante: Photographing the 1776 Spanish Expedition Through the Southwest,’ followed by a Q&A and book-signing. For information visit www.cedarcitylibrary.org or call 435-586-6661.

Cedar Square Dancing Classes begin at 7:00pm in the Senior Center (489 E 200 South, Cedar City).  The first class is free, cost after is $7 a couple or $3.50 a person. For more information please call Pat and Hazel Matthews 435-867-9210 or 435-531-6811.

Open Mic night, (unless something else coincides) at 8pm at Groovacious (173 N 100 W, Cedar City) and is FREE to attend. Open to all musicians, poets, actors or egomaniacs, anyone who wants to perform in front of a live audience and improve their stage skills. For more info call 435-867-9800.

 

Thursday, 20TH                                                                                  

OES Presentation: Native American Flute: A Time to Refill Your Soul Through Mother Nature’s Medicine, presented by Gary Tom, Paiute Tribe. Held at 11:30pm in the SUU Outdoor Center (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City), admission is FREE. For information call Anne Smith 435-586-5020 or Joan Anderson 435-586-7816.

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘The Winter’s Tale’ and the 7:30pm performance of ‘Dial M for Murder’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

Art Insight held at 7:00pm in the Great Hall, SUU’s Hunter Conference Center (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City) and will feature contemporary graphic design as seen through the eyes of Chinese artist Jiao Zhentao. Admission is FREE, and the general public is invited to attend. For more information call 435-865-8800 or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

More Than Ghost Stories: Paranormal Investigations in Cedar City held at 7:00pm at the Frontier Homestead State Park (635 N Main St, Cedar City). Join local paranormal investigators as they recount their ghost hunting adventures over the past year and share their findings with the public.  The team has conducted investigations at numerous locations in an attempt to separate folk lore and stories from genuine paranormal activities. Evidence from the investigations will be presented and discussed, allowing you to come to your own conclusions – is it real, or just your imagination?

For information call 435-586-9290.

The Depths Haunted House hosted by Sigma Nu held 8:00pm to 12:00am (midnight) next to Taodz (432 N 100 W, Cedar City). SUU’s Sigma Nu, which uses the event as a fundraiser for the fraternity and as a method of donating food to the Iron County Care and Share.

 

Friday, 21ST                  

Curtain Call Lunch at 11:45 am at The Garden House Restaurant (164 S 100 W, Cedar City). Have lunch as you listen to actors from USF plays as they discuss what goes into creating a production. You will have the opportunity to pose questions. Advance tickets are $17.50 at USF box office – any remaining tickets available at the door are $20. For information call Ted Porray 435-477-1454. http://bard.org/events/areaevents/curtaincall.html

Friday Music Memories held 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Emerald Pointe (995 S Regency Rd, Cedar City) FREE program for music lovers with a variety of musicians from Iron County. Come sing along, dance and have fun. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served. For more information call Flora 435-867-0055.

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘Noises Off!’ and the 7:30pm performance of ’ The Winter’s Tale’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

Haunted Woods 2011 held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, the Trail of Terror opens at dusk, at Willow Glen Inn (3308 N Bulldog Rd, Enoch). Admission is $7 adults, $5 children, $3 hay ride, tickets are available online at willowgleninn.com. For information call 866-586-3275.

Acoustic Instruments Club Fundraiser Concert held 7:00pm to 10:00pm in the Sterling Church Auditorium (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City). Performers will include j.wride, Lance Lowry, as well as the winners of the Open Mic Night. Admission is $5.

The Asylum Spook Alley open 7:00pm to 12:00am Friday – Saturday in the old Cedar City Hospital (75 E Altamira, Cedar City) $6 regular admission and $5 with Student ID. For information call 435-590-2497.

The Depths Haunted House hosted by Sigma Nu held 8:00pm to 12:00am (midnight) next to Taodz (432 N 100 W, Cedar City). SUU’s Sigma Nu, which uses the event as a fundraiser for the fraternity and as a method of donating food to the Iron County Care and Share.

Live Band every Friday Night held at 9:00pm at Toadz (432 N 100 W, Cedar City). Come see the Best of Southern Utah Band Talent as well as Nationally Touring Bands coming through town. For information call 435-867-8988.

Off the Cuff is the premier Improv Comedy Theatre Company performing short and long form improv at 10pm at the new Improv Training Center (913 S Main St, Cedar City, next to Staples and IFA). Admission is $5 students and $7 regular admission. For information call 1-210-4-IMPROV or visit www.otccomedy.com.

 

Saturday, 22ND 

Family Hiking Series: Let’s Move! Activity 3 – Bike Race Meet at 9:00 am at the Three Peaks Recreation Area large red pavilion. Bring your racing wheels out to Three Peaks to get active! Come enjoy the trails that Three Peaks has to offer, as you race to the finish! Before you leave make sure to grab your prize for finishing the race! For information call Brigham 435-865-3000 or Jennifer 435-865-3012.

Ladybug Nursery Farmers Market held 9:00am to 6:00pm or until supplies last at Ladybug (42 South Westview Dr, Cedar City). For information call 435-586-3805.

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘Dial M for Murder’ and the 7:30pm performance of ‘Noises Off!’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

Haunted Woods 2011 held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, the Trail of Terror opens at dusk, at Willow Glen Inn (3308 N Bulldog Rd, Enoch). Admission is $7 adults, $5 children, $3 hay ride, tickets are available online at willowgleninn.com. For information call 866-586-3275.

The Asylum Spook Alley open 7:00pm to 12:00am Friday – Saturday in the old Cedar City Hospital (75 E Altamira, Cedar City) $6 regular admission and $5 with Student ID. For information call 435-590-2497.

The Depths Haunted House hosted by Sigma Nu held 8:00pm to 12:00am (midnight) next to Taodz (432 N 100 W, Cedar City). SUU’s Sigma Nu, which uses the event as a fundraiser for the fraternity and as a method of donating food to the Iron County Care and Share.

 

Sunday, 23RD                 

The Depths Haunted House hosted by Sigma Nu held 8:00pm to 12:00am (midnight) next to Taodz (432 N 100 W, Cedar City). SUU’s Sigma Nu, which uses the event as a fundraiser for the fraternity and as a method of donating food to the Iron County Care and Share.


Scott & Barbara Hunt
435:586-0960
www.bigyellowinn.com

This weeks Cedar City Events

“WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK”

October 3RD – 9TH 2011

Provided by the Cedar City ~ Brian Head Tourism Bureau & Visitor Center, 435-586-5124

Events are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to check times, dates and location.

 

Monday, 3RD                               

SUU’s Ashcroft Observatory, free star-gazing, located on the hilltop just south of the SUU Farm on Westview Drive (Hwy 56 W to Westview Drive).  Open 9pm to 11pm, interested parties should plan on arriving at the observatory just as the sun sets. For more information and time call 435-586-1409.

Toadz Talent Showcase, held from 9pm to 1am at Toadz (432 N 100 W, Cedar City) $4 cover charge. All performers are welcome, hosted by Pablo “Of the Mountain” Schwartz. For more info call 435-867-8988.

 

Tuesday, 4TH                                               

SUU Spring Semester Lecture Series (Convocations) presents “The Story of Music, Stories from Home” Lauren Pelon and Gary Holthaus have combined their talents to offer a unique presentation of music and writings. Held in the Sterling Church Auditorium (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City) at 11:30am, admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information call (435)586-5419 or visit www.suu.edu/convocations

15th annual OSU Fall Recital Series: Music Memories starts at 7:30pm at St Jude’s Episcopal Church (70 N 200 E, Cedar City) a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for students is appreciated. More information: www.orchestraofsouthernutah.org.

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘Noises Off!’ and the 7:30pm performance of ’Dial M for Murder’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

 

Wednesday, 5TH                                                                                    

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘The Winter’s Tale’ and the 7:30pm performance of ‘Noises Off!’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

Downtown Farmer’s Market held 4pm to 7pm in the parking lot behind The Grind Coffee House & Pastry Pub. If you would like to be a vendor, volunteer or just for more information call the USU Extension 435-586-8132, visit Extension.usu.edu/ironmg or check out the market on facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/ccdowntownfarmersmarket

Cedar Square Dancing Classes begin at 7pm in the Senior Center (489 E 200 South, Cedar City).  The first class is free, cost after is $7 a couple or $3.50 a person. For more information please call Pat and Hazel Matthews 435-867-9210 or 435-531-6811.

Open Mic night, (unless something else coincides) at 8pm at Groovacious (173 N 100 W, Cedar City) and is FREE to attend. Open to all musicians, poets, actors or egomaniacs, anyone who wants to perform in front of a live audience and improve their stage skills. For more info call 435-867-9800.

 

Thursday, 6TH                                                                                  

OES Presentation: Geological History of Zion National Park, presented by Dr Robert Eves, SUU Dean, College of Since and Engineering, Professor of Chemistry and Geology. Held at 11:30pm in the SUU Outdoor Center (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City), admission is FREE. For information call Anne Smith 435-586-5020 or Joan Anderson 435-586-7816.

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘Dial M for Murder’ and the 7:30pm performance of ‘The Winter’s Tale’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

 

Friday, 7TH                 

Community Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale Held 8:00am to 6:00pm at the Presbyterian Church, (2279 N Wedgewood Ln, Cedar City). Crafts and Baked goods will also be for sale.

Curtain Call Lunch at 11:45 am at The Garden House Restaurant (164 S 100 W, Cedar City). Have lunch as you listen to actors from USF plays as they discuss what goes into creating a production. You will have the opportunity to pose questions. Advance tickets are $17.50 at USF box office – any remaining tickets available at the door are $20. For information call Ted Porray 435-477-1454. http://bard.org/events/areaevents/curtaincall.html

Friday Music Memories held 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Emerald Pointe (995 S Regency Rd, Cedar City) FREE program for music lovers with a variety of musicians from Iron County. Come sing along, dance and have fun. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served. For more information call Flora 435-867-0055.

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘Noises Off!’ and the 7:30pm performance of ’Dial M for Murder’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

‘King Lear’ held at 7:30pm in the Adams Shakespearean Theatre (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City) This is the first production in the Southern Utah University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance subscription series. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 youth, available at the SUU Tickets Office, Centrum Arena 435-586-7872.

Live Band every Friday Night held at 9:00pm at Toadz (432 N 100 W, Cedar City). Come see the Best of Southern Utah Band Talent as well as Nationally Touring Bands coming through town. For information call 435-867-8988.

Off the Cuff is the premier Improv Comedy Theatre Company performing short and long form improv at 10pm at the new Improv Training Center (913 S Main St, Cedar City, next to Staples and IFA). Admission is $5 students and $7 regular admission. For information call 1-210-4-IMPROV or visit www.otccomedy.com.

 

 

Saturday, 8TH

Community Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale Held 8:00am to 12:00pm (noon) at the Presbyterian Church, (2279 N Wedgewood Ln, Cedar City). Crafts and Baked goods will also be for sale.

Parowan Fall Fest in the Park held at 9:00am to 7:00pm in the Library Park. Featuring food, vendors, entertainment, parade, games, bounce house, and a wonderful day in the fall leaves. For information call 435-477-9022, 435-559-4504 or visit www.parowan.org.

9:00am “The St George Wagon Company Parade” an 8 day, 100 mile wagon trek from Parowan to St George, 10:00am

5k Walk/Run – pre-register at Parowan Visitor Center (all participants receive a t-shirt and a Ticket for a Prize Drawing), 10:30am Great Pumpkin Costume – prizes will be given for the best costume and the biggest pumpkin (Old Rock Church).

Family Hiking Series: Let’s Move! Activity 2 – Scavenger Hunt meet at 9:00 am at the Three Peaks Recreation Area large red pavilion. Climb over, through and around the “bubble rocks” of Three Peaks to recover clues and answer questions that will lead you and your friends to 6 hidden treasures! At the end of the hunt use all of the knowledge you’ve gained to match bones, food and fur to different animals and then receive the grand prize! For information call Brigham 435-865-3000 or Jennifer 435-865-3012.

Ladybug Nursery Farmers Market held 9:00am to 6:00pm or until supplies last at Ladybug (42 South Westview Dr, Cedar City). For information call 435-586-3805.

New Harmony Apple Festival held from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Fire Department Park (133 E. Center St, New Harmony). Activities include vendors, food, games for the kids, climbing wall and lots of apples for sale. FREE. For more information call Julie Woods 435-867-4231.

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring the 2:00pm performance of ‘The Winter’s Tale’ and the 7:30pm performance of ‘Noises Off!’. The Festival also offers literary seminars, and play orientations. For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.

‘King Lear’ held at 7:30pm in the Adams Shakespearean Theatre (SUU Campus, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City) This is the first production in the Southern Utah University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance subscription series. Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 youth, available at the SUU Tickets Office, Centrum Arena 435-586-7872.

Fall Choral Concert: Musical Mosaic held 7:30pm in the Heritage Center Theater (105 N 100 E, Cedar City). The concert will feature a wide selection of musical styles for nearly everyone’s taste. The performances will be The Women’s Choir, directed by Sara Guttenberg and OPUS and Concert Choir both under the direction of Dr. Kevin Baker. General admission adult tickets are $6, $4 for SUU Faculty and Staff, $3 for students and children and SUU students attend free with a valid student ID call 435-586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, online: www.suu.edu/arts, or purchase at the door.

 

Sunday, 9Th                

50th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival Held in Cedar City and featuring a 9:00am Literary Seminar held in the Seminar Grove (inclement weather it will be held in the Auditorium Theatre). For information, schedule, and tickets call the Theatre Box Office at 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.


Scott & Barbara Hunt
435:586-0960
www.bigyellowinn.com