State Road 9 Public Hearing

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has completed a Draft State Environmental Study (SES) for proposed improvements to the State Route 9 (SR-9) in Washington County, Utah between I-15 and the future Southern Parkway connection (approximately 2800 West).

Based on travel demand for the current year and the year 2050, all existing intersections will fail during the weekday PM peak period, and four of the seven intersections will be near or at failing conditions during the AM peak period in 2050.

In addition, all intersections and driveways along SR-9 are at-grade, resulting in safety risks for the traveling public. The primary goals of the project include:
Accommodate 2050 travel demand for local traffic on SR-9;
Accommodate 2050 travel demand for through traffic on SR-9; and
Decrease safety risk at at-grade intersections on a high speed corridor.

Secondary goals of the project include:
Safely accommodate active transportation for both pedestrians and bicyclists;
Accommodate future transit; and
Minimize impacts and cost.

The hearing will include information on the project goals and objectives, alternatives considered, and the identification of the Preferred Alternative and associated impacts. The hearing is open to the public. Project team members will be present to answer questions.

SR-9 Public Hearing
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hurricane Community Center
Desert View Room
63 South 100 West
Hurricane, Utah

No formal presentation will be given. Please arrive anytime during the two-hour timeframe to view project materials and speak with a project team member. Doors will open promptly at 5:00 p.m.

The official public comment period will begin on the date of publication of the Draft SES, February 11, 2020 and will end at midnight MST on March 12, 2020. Comments made during the Draft SES public review period will be considered as UDOT prepares the Final SES.

All comments received will be documented in the project record. Comments may be submitted the following ways:
Written comments at the public hearing or through the project website or Postal Mail:
SR-9 Project Team
H.W. Lochner
3995 S. 700 W.
Suite 450
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

A court reporter will be available at the public hearing to transcribe verbal comments.

The SR-9 project team is also available to answer your questions relating to the environmental document or the Public Hearing via the project hotline, at 435-627-2076.

The meeting will be accessible according to the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). In compliance with the ADA, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and language translation services) during this meeting should notify the project team at 435-627-2076, or, at least three days in advance of the meeting.

A copy of the draft SES can be found at the following locations:
Hurricane City Hall, 147 N. 870 W, Hurricane, Utah
Washington City Hall, 111 N 100 E. Washington, Utah
Washington County Office, 197 E. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah
UDOT Region Four, 210 W. 800 S. Richfield, Utah
UDOT, 5340 W. 200 S., Hurricane, Utah
UDOT Headquarters, 4501 S. Constitution Blvd. Taylorsville, Utah
Lochner, 3995 S. 700 E., Suite 450, Salt Lake City, Utah

WANTED: Articles for the 2021 HVCC Visitors’ Guide

Feature your articles in the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce 2021 Visitors’ Guide. Articles will be accepted until May 31, 2020.

Articles need to be informative and contain non-commercial, non self-promoting, non-partisan, non-sectarian points of view and specifically focused to Hurricane Valley, which includes Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville and Leeds, Utah.

Articles are intended to be informative and of value to the local community and Hurricane Valley visitors.

The editors of the Hurricane Valley Chamber Visitors’ Guide reserve the right to edit and/or shorten the articles as needed in order to accommodate the appropriate space in the Guide.

For examples of articles, please see the current Hurricane Valley Visitors’ Guide at book2019-upload.

The theme for the 2021 Guide is: Pathways and Gateways – Chosen because Hurricane Valley is considered the Gateway to the Parks and we have many kinds of trails!

Ideas for articles:
Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, ATV Trails, ADA Friendly Trails, Historical Trails, Pet Friendly Trails, RV Friendly Trails, Walking Trails. Trailblazers to Hurricane Valley (history), FDR work camp groups, who built the trails in Zion Park, camping and other trails. Health and wellness articles will also be considered.

Other ideas include but are limited to:
Golfing, Water Sports, Star Gazing, Museum Adventures and other activities and adventures available in Hurricane Valley.

Submit articles to: with subject line: Article for Visitors’ Guide.

Complete your submission with your name, mailing address and phone number.

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest

The Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to enter their photo contest for photographs to be featured in their 2021 HVCC Visitor’s Guide, calendar and post cards.

Photos Wanted: Hurricane Valley event photos, action shots, seasonal shots, and/or photos depicting life in Hurricane Valley. Areas considered Hurricane Valley includes Hurricane, LaVerkin, Toquerville and Leeds, Utah.

Photos must be high resolution. Guide to photos and photo resolution requirements for printing are available at:

For a list of contest rules and entry forms contact the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce office at:

The HVCC looks forward with great expectation to an array of exciting photographs from all you photo buffs out there and are counting on your expertise to push the 2021 Visitors’ Guide over the top.

Keep on Clicking!


Rooster Run Café located in Hurricane, Utah is OPENING SOON and is now accepting applications for cooks and dishwashers. This is a fast paced diner style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Rooster Run Café is a family style restaurant with home-style cooking, amazing burgers, milkshakes, and awesome desserts. Rooster Run offers competitive pay, flexible work schedules, and a rewarding work environment. We look forward to meeting you!

Dishwashers $10 – $12 per hour
Cooks $10 – $15 per hour

Contact information: or call (707) 495-3629

SKRE Extreme Mountain Hunting Gear Honored as HVCC February Business of the Month

Congratulations to SKRE Extreme Mountain Hunting Gear, recently nominated and voted to be recognized as the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce February Business of the Month. This recognition is awarded to HVCC business members who have contributed extensive time, energy and resources to the Hurricane Valley and Southern Utah region.

SKRE Extreme Mountain Hunting Gear offers a wide range of hunting apparel designed to excel in extreme hunting environments throughout the world. From base layers to outer-layers, rain gear, or accessories, SKRE has their customer covered.

Headquartered in Hurricane, Utah, SKRE is a nationally and internationally know company and recently opened a retail store at 268 West State Street in Hurricane.

SKRE will be honored at the upcoming HVCC luncheon meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20th at the Hurricane Community Center, located at 63 South 100 West in Hurricane, Utah. Guest speaker for the event is Dianne Newton Andersen, Philanthropy Outreach Coordinator for the Younique Foundation. HVCC members and interested business representatives are invited to attend. Registration is required by Tuesday, Feb. 18th. Access to register.