June 29, 2012

Plan For Your 4th of July Weekend in Cedar City


City Cedar Ordinance NO. 0627-12-1
Wednesday June 27, 2012

The Mayor and City Council are encouraging residents to be very careful this year with all fireworks and suggest that parents speak to their children about the fire danger. Due to unusual extreme hazardous fire conditions the discharge of any and all fireworks including Class C common fireworks is prohibited in Cedar City except in the following areas:
1) The asphalt parking lot to the north of the Bicentennial Softball Fields.
2) The asphalt parking lot to the west of the Cedar City Aquatic Center.
3) The asphalt parking lot on the south side of Canyon View High School.
4) The asphalt parking lot on the south side of Cedar High School.
5) The asphalt parking lot at Iron Springs Elementary.

The Cedar City Police Department will be strictly enforcing these restrictions. Violation of this ordinance shall be a class B misdemeanor punishable by both fine and imprisonment.

Fortunately, there are other ways to celebrate our independence:

July 3
CAIFA: Independence Day Eve Concert, “Diverse America, One Nation Under God” held at the Christ the King Catholic Church (690 S Cove Dr, Cedar City), admission is FREE.

July 4
18th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival held 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Brian Head Town Mall (259 S Village Way), FREE. Enjoy viewing amazing handmade art and crafts and family fun vendors and a lot of good food. For more information call 888-677-2810.

July 4
4TH of July Parade held 10:00am along Parowan Main Street. For more information call 435-477-9022 or 435-477-8190.

July 4
Independence Day Celebration in Cedar City with a Parade at 9:30am followed by activities in the Main Street Park. For more information call 435-463-5501 or 435-559-4877 (Lions). Admission is FREE.

July 4
Enoch 4TH of July includes the Freedom Run (5-K, 10-K or Family Walk), Mighty Mud Mania, and activities all day in the Enoch City Park (Enoch Road & Jones Ln), also a fireworks display after dark. For more information call 435-586-1119.

July 6 – 7
Annual ATV Rally held from Brian Head to Panguitch Lake come for Poker Run, Food, Music, Prizes, ATV Education Certification, Non-Resident Permits, and Obstacle Course. For additional information please visit www.brianheadtown.utah.gov or call 435-677-2029.

July 6 – 27
Friday Night Summer Concerts in the Park held in Parowan every Friday evening. For information call the Parowan Visitor Center 435-477-9022 or 435-477-8190.

July 7
Cedar City Fire Road Cycling Event includes a two day expo in Cedar City Main Street Park and courses of 25km, 60km, and 100km races. All on improved dirt roads offering riders of every level the opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of Southwest Utah. For information visit www.FireRoadCycling.com.

July 7
Cedar Breaks National Monument Star Parties held 9:30pm at Point Supreme Overlook, includes a constellation tour and telescope viewing through several large telescopes. Visitors are welcome to bring their own telescopes. NOTE: This event is dependent upon good weather. For information call 435-586-9451, 435-586-0787 or visit www.nps.gov/cebr.

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June 20, 2012

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD opens at the Shakespeare Festival

Tomorrow, June 21st, is the opening day at the Utah Shakespeare Festival here in Cedar City.  They will be kicking off this season with an evening performance of Charles Sergel’s theatrical adaption of To Kill a Mockingbird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee.

Those who are familiar with this beloved American classic will appreciate Sergel’s skillful compression of events and faithful depiction of characters: Scout, Jeb, Atticus, Boo Radley, etc.

Click the link below to view the play’s synopsis:


Once you have seen this play, feel free to share your experience with us.  What was your opinion of the director’s vision for this story?  How were the actors?  Did you feel that the play was faithful to the novel?  Were there any aspects to the story that were enhanced by the dramatization?

As always, make sure you book your room at the Abbey Inn.  During the summer, our rooms fill quickly, so plan ahead.  Enjoy!

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June 13, 2012

Utah Summer Games Opening Ceremonies

Come enjoy one of the most popular events in Cedar City!

What: USG Opening Ceremonies

  • MTVs Nitro Circus preforming action sport stunts
  • Incredible Vocals of Utah’s Own REMIX
  • March of Athletes and Hall of Honor Inductions
  • Cauldron Lighting
  • and…FIREWORKS! (seriously better than the 4th of July)

When: Thursday June 14th.  Starts at 7:30 PM

Where:  Eccles Coliseum (SUU Campus, 1150 W University Blvd, Cedar City)

For information and tickets call 435-586-7872, visit www.Tbirdtickets.com or www.utahsummergames.org.

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June 5, 2012

32nd Annual Paiute Restoration Gathering and Pow Wow

This weekend the Paiute Indian Tribe will be hosting the 32nd Annual Paiute Restoration Gathering and Pow Wow.  Come check it out.

When:  June 8th & 9th

Where:440 North Paiute Drive, Cedar City UT 84721


The Pow-Wow is the Indian way of celebrating life and heritage. To the observer, this appears as entertainment or theatrics. Besides singing and dancing, the Pow-Wow is to renew old friendships and to form new ones.

At many Pow Wows there is a Northern Drum and a Southern Drum. There is no limit on drum groups to participate and each drum group comes to participate and compete against each other.

The Dance Arena
The Dance Arena or Arbor can be any open ground large enough to accommodate all participants and observers. The arena has a speaker’s platform where the Master of Ceremonies (MC) sits. The MC has the job of keeping all of the participants and the audience informed of the activities of the day and also the appropriate times when recording and pictures are not to be taken. The audience’s cooperation is well-appreciated at these times. The observers may sit in the surrounding area. Once the dancing has started, the dance area has been “consecrated” for the duration of the Pow-Wow and organized activities may be conducted within the dance arena. Running through the arena at random or children playing in the dance area is prohibited. The arena director has the obligation of maintaning the sanctity of the arena during the Pow-Wow.

Proper Attire
The appropriate term for Naitive Clothing is “Regalia.” All dancers should be dressed in proper attire according to which category they are competing in. There are many different types of dancers. The Fancy Dancers are the most vigorous. The Men Fancy Dancers wear bustles, either one or two, and they have very colorful feathers. Women Fancy Shawl Dancers have very beautiful colored shawls with fringe and beautifully beaded and non-beaded capes. The Grass Dancers have outfits made of yarn, which depicts the swaying of grass. Jingle Dress Dancers have dresses made of seven rows of cones depicting seven stages of life. The most respected dancers of all of them are the Traditional Dancers, both men and women. They dance with grace and pride. It is most respectful of the observers to stand while the Traditional Dancers have their exhibition. The removal of hats is also appropriate.

General Pow-Wow Procedure
The Head man and Head Lady Dancers are selected by the Paiute Activities Committee before the Pow-Wow. It is an honor to be selected as one of the Head Dancers. They are the first to begin dancing on each song. Everyone waits in respect for the head men and head women to begin.

The Grand Entry
The audience is requested to stand while the flags are presented and until all the dancers enter the Pow-Wow arena.

The Invocation
All are to stand while one of the Tribal Elders says a prayer.

Intertribal Dancing
This is a social form of traditional dance. Dancers are not competing with each other but are cementing old friendships and are making new ones. Anyone can participate in this dance.

Sometimes an individual or a family will request time to have a “giveaway.” This is done out of grattitude or to pay social honor to an individual. It is the gesture, not the gift, that is important. This procedure usually takes some time, patience, and courtesy.

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