Cedar City Half Marathon 2017 | Photos & Results!

The Cedar City, Utah Half Marathon was Saturday, September 9, 2017.

The overall male winner was Kevin Martin with a time of 1:19.24.
The overall female winner was Diana Mitchell with a time of 1:20.12.

The race starts at Woods Ranch and ends at Bicentennial Park.

Race Results can be found here: https://www.sportstats.us/display-results.xhtml?raceid=45995

Facebook Page including Photos: https://www.facebook.com/Cedar-City-Half-Marathon-226158287512145/

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Cedar City Health Fair & Flu Shoot-out 2017!

The Cedar City Hospital Health Fair and Flu Shoot Out is coming up September 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., inside the concourse at the Cedar City Hospital. Mark your calendars for this free and fun event!

FREE SCREENINGS, GIVEAWAYS, HEALTH INFORMATION, INCLUDES: Health fair goody bag * Audiology screening * Senior services * Eye/vision screening * Dietitian & nutrition * Diabetes education * Glitter Buddy-shows where you didn’t wash the germs on your hands * Info on Iron County Care & Share services, including transportation and doctor visit vouchers, help with food stamp applications, help with mortgage payment, and more * Blood oxygen levels/pulse oximetry * Info on how to access as low as $25 doctor clinic visits with Family Healthcare * Blood pressure * Body mass indexing * Domestic violence services/prevention *Downwinders/RESEP (how to access care/funds if you were exposed to radiation testing and mining) * Emergency preparedness * How to access mammography services * Cancer prevention & support * Children’s Justice Center * Spirometry-lung function test * Southern Utah Orthopedics & Sports Medicine * Kidney screening * Pediatric dental screening * Prescription Drug Take Back box * Drug prevention * Five County services * Stroke & traumatic brain injury rehab info *Advanced health and wellness info *Older adults event, held on hospital walking path, called “Age Out Loud” * Info on revolutionary heart surgery procedure * How to access a doctor on your smartphone for only $49 with Connect Care * Free neck and head massage

LOW COST OR FREE FLU SHOTS: Provided by Southwest Utah Public Health Department at the health fair. $20 cash, check or credit card, or NO CHARGE with these insurance carriers:
DMBA, Adult Medicaid, Medicare (depending on HMO plan), PEHP, SelectHealth, Tall Tree, United Healthcare or Aetna First Health (NOT on the Utah Connected Network)

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Flu Shoot-Out | Cedar City Hospital – Southwest Utah Public Health Department

The health department is offering flu vaccine through our annual Flu Shoot-Out, which will be held at Cedar City Hospital’s Health Fair. Getting immunized is one of the best ways to protect yourself against influenza. It’s inexpensive (no charge with many insurances*), convenient, and quick!

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Polar Plunge 2017

The Polar Plunge will be Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Cedar City Aquatic Center (2090 W Royal Hunte Dr). Have fun jumping into really cold water! The event is free. You can contact Matt Allen with any questions at 801-363-1111. Proceeds benefit athletes of the Utah Special Olympics.

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The Haunted Woods

fb_img_1477140879727The Haunted Woods and Lost Carnival is at the Willow Glen Inn (3308 N Bulldog Rd) on October 22, 28, 29 and 31st, 2016 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

$8 per victim. Group rates and family packs available for this Halloween event. For more information call 435-586-3275.

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Thunderbird Throwdown

suu-thunderbird-throwdown-basketballThe SUU Thunderbird Throwdown will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Centrum Arena.

Meet the basketball teams, dunk contest, 3-point contest and red & white scrimmage.

Free to the public.

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Dancing With Your Community Stars Benefit Show

iron-county-dancing-with-your-community-stars-showIron County’s Dancing with your Community Stars benefit show will be Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Heritage Center Theater at 6:30 pm.

Join them for a fun-filled evening as these amazing stars dance the night away raising funds for your local Iron County Children’s Justice Center.

Dancers include: Darin Adams (CCPD), Heather Allen (Sonny Boy’s BBQ), Mike Bleak (CCPD), Ashlee Dennett (DCFS), Derk Evans (Evans Hair College), Xavier Garcia (Paiute Indian Tribe), Matt Mellor (Delta Disaster Services), Tamara Reber (Rogue Training), Jennifer Weaver (Cedar City Corp.), Ashley Whiting (Cedar Middle School)

Tickets: Adults $15, Children (0-12) $10. Purchase tickets from any of the Stars, from the Children’s Justice Center (545 S 220 E), by calling 435-867-4275 or on the web at eventbrite.com.

The Iron County Children’s Justice Center is a safe home-life setting where victims of child abuse can receive a forensic interview, medical exam, and referral to victim services, such as mental health counseling and support services. All funds benefit the center.

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Hallelujah Night Festival

hallelujah-night-festival-cedar-city-halloweenThe Hallelujah Night Festival was Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the SUU parking lot. It is a free Halloween event for the Cedar City area community. There will be lots of candy and prizes, free bounce houses, game booths and great music. Bring your kids and dress in costume for this fun event. The Hallelujah Night Festival happens each year.

If you have any questions, please call 435-867-8188.

Sponsored by Calvary Chapel.

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Gift & Craft Fair

gift-craft-fair-catholic-womens-council-cedar-cityThere will be a gift and craft fair on Friday and Saturday October 21-22, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Newman Center (next door to the Catholic Thrift Shoppe). There will be local crafted items and baked goods.

This event helps fund the Catholic Women’s Council local community outreach projects.

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The Piano Guys Concert

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The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys will be in concert in Cedar City on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Centrum Arena!

Tickets go on sale TODAY at 8:00 am and can be purchased at www.tbirdtickets.com (look under Concerts), or by calling the Centrum Ticket Office at 435-586-7872.

Ticket prices: $25 for SUU students, $30 all other students, and $39.50 & $49.50 for adults.

Presented by: SUU Alumni & Community Relations, SUUSA, Cherry Creek Media and Iron County Today.

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Cedar City Livestock & Heritage Festival

cedar-livestock-heritage-festivalThe Cedar Livestock Heritage Festival will be October 28-29, 2016.

There will be a Johnny Rodriguez concert, quilt show, livestock festival, antique tractor and machinery show, “top dog” sheepdog demo, junior ranch rodeo, draft horse demo, vintage car display, Dutch oven cooking contest, cowboy dirt dance and more!

http://www.cedarlivestockfest.com

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Iron County’s Livestock History
By Chad Reid, USU Extension Office
Dr. Jim Bowns and Janet Seegmiller, Southern Utah University.

Mormon pioneers entered what is now Utah in 1847 and colonization soon spread throughout the area. Cedar City was settled in 1851 and livestock production, a significant part of the agrarian society, was the main source of income from meat, milk, butter, cheese, hides, and wool. By the late 1860’s the fear of Indians and wild animals had subsided, and the local residents took up homesteads in the nearby mountains. The first agriculture activity was dairying. Women and children moved to the mountains for the summer and set up dairies while the men and older boys remained in the valley and farmed. Thus, dairy cows were the first livestock to utilize these mountain ranges. Milk was used mainly for making butter and cheese which was taken to town each week or two and sold or traded for needed items. The McConnell family was one of the first to have a mountain dairy in 1869 and a granddaughter described the “top of the mountain as a sylvan paradise and everywhere grass and wild barley, waist high, browse and vivid wild flowers carpeted the meadows and hillsides. Compared to the arid valley below, such untouched beauty and bounteous feed were overwhelming.”

In approximately 1890, some prominent Cedar City cattlemen went into the sheep business by purchasing a herd of sheep from Colorado. These early sheep men built up their herds by keeping as many ewe lambs as they could and selling only the 2- or 3-year-old weathers that were driven on foot or horseback to market in Chicago or Kansas City. Livestock men soon realized that sheep were ideally suited to southern Utah ranges, especially the mountain summer ranges where Larkspur (Delphiniumbarbeyi) was common. This plant is highly toxic to cattle but is well tolerated by sheep and is considered valuable forage for them.

Even today despite the declining numbers of sheep in the West, sheep are still the dominant livestock species on Cedar Mountain. In the first decade of the 21st century, Iron County has some 160 farms involved with cattle and sheep. In 2002, the number of cattle and calves was 25,683, with sales of cattle in the year of 14,467. The number of sheep was 34,908. Neither the acreage devoted to livestock, nor the number of animals tells as much about the county’s dedication to its livestock industry as does the seasonal movement of cattle and sheep to and from the summer ranges on the mountains and the winter ranges in the valleys. The pattern of livestock and ranching continues, with families relishing the traditions being passed on to the fifth and sometimes sixth generation. This makes the celebration of our livestock heritage a natural festival for the community!

To learn more about Iron County’s Livestock Industry you can purchase “Selected Stories of the Livestock Industry in Iron County”, at the USU Extension Office, 585 N. Main, Cedar City, for $10. Each year, additional stories will be added to the book.