LaVerkin City lies on the north banks of the Virgin River opposite Hurricane City to the South, and Toquerville to the North. LaVerkin is centrally located in the heart of what is known as the Grand Circle, which includes Zion National Park (20 miles), Bryce Canyon Nation Park (106 miles), and Grand Canyon National Park (125 miles). LaVerkin is a remarkable little city with a history rich in heritage and unmatched community spirit. LaVerkin is known as the Beautiful Valley, because of its rich farmlands that filled the LaVerkin bench between the LaVerkin Creek on the West and the Hurricane Fault to the East. LaVerkin’s moto is “The Beautiful Valley: A Proud Past.. A Promising Future”. From the time the first settlers came to LaVerkin up to the present day, LaVerkin has been a great place to live. “LaVerkin is a friendly, economically vibrant and diverse community that provides opportunities for successful employment, quality education, relaxing retirement and active recreation. LaVerkin is a visually attractive and comfortable city that values its healthy, happy and safe atmosphere for residents and visitors” – all located in the magnificent scenic setting of Southern Utah.
The Hurricane City Police Department strives to be a community-oriented police department. They feel that a well-informed, involved community is one of the greatest assets to law enforcement. In addition to their website, the department has worked with the press to establish lines of communication that will expedite the release of accurate information to the public. The Hurricane City Police Department is made up of 23 full-time officers consisting of the Police Chief, Administrative Services Division, Investigations Division and Patrol Division. Additional assignments include School Resource Officers, Traffic Enforcement Officer and Washington County Drug Task Force Officer. The officers patrol 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The patrolled area is roughly 50 square miles and includes residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, open space and farmland. The Hurricane City Police Department encourages community involvement. The officers continue to work with Community representatives and volunteers in developing and implementing a Community Emergency Response Plan, as well as working with City officials on a City Disaster Response Plan. They also support CERT training and establish Neighborhood Watch groups. The K9 Program has proven to be a great tool in the detection and apprehension of narcotics, helping to keep drugs out of the community. The HCPD Bike patrol is a very effective law enforcement tool. Members of the HCPD Bike Patrol are utilized during events such as Peach Days and the Washington County Fair and during parades. The Hurricane Police Department organized a color guard program, consisting of five full-time members of the Hurricane City Police Department. The color guard has presented the colors at Hurricane City Council meetings, American Legion, Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce, re-grand opening of the Hurricane Lin’s Market, and the grand opening of the Hurricane Walmart. To schedule color guard presentation of the colors for any special event Read more [...]
Hurricane City Leisure & Recreation has been selected as the April 2018 HVCC member Business of the Month. Lead by Hurricane City Recreation Director, Bryce King, the great people at Hurricane Leisure & Recreation work non-stop to provide instruction, sporting activities, races and special events for the residents and visitors of Hurricane City. Bryce and his dedicated staff have the enormous responsibility to organize and implement activities and events that are of interest to a wide range of groups. Under his capable leadership, the department offers youth and adult sports, group fitness programs, swimming lessons and competitions, special events, races, pageants and festivals, as well as theatrical productions. Hurricane City is known nation-wide for their ATV, motorcycle and bike rallies held annually, assisted by Bryce and his team. Stated on a nomination form: “My children participate in various Recreation Department leagues including volleyball, tumbling and gymnastics. I think that the Recreation Department is well-organized and major efforts has been made to make the activities family-friendly and affordable. The Rec Department gives locals a wide variety of activities to participate in where they can develop skills, build confidence, and socialize with others who share those same interest. Too much time is spent watching movies, playing video games and otherwise being glued to smartphones. The activities offered by the Rec Department are fun and they help to keep my kids more balanced and well-rounded”.
HURRICANE? Are there really hurricanes in Utah?” Well no. This is Utah, not Florida. “How did the town get the name Hurricane?” Legend has it that one windy day in the 1860’s Mormon leader Erastus Snow had a whirlwind blow the top off a buggy he was driving. He reportedly said, “Well, that was a Hurricane. We’ll name this the Hurricane Hill.” We do have some very windy days, especially during the winter, when there can be gusts over 50 miles per hour. By the way, Hurricane is pronounced “Her-ah-kun” by the locals. Don’t want you to sound like a tourist. Read about Hurricane’s history at Utah’s Dixie History. For another perspective read more at the Utah History Encyclopedia. To learn about Utah state history visit the Utah State History web site. For a more intimate look at Hurricane’s history visit the Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park and Museum. You can take a walk to learn about the area’s historic buildings and get directions to the Hurricane Canal Trail. The Museum is located at 35 W State St. and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
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Dixie State University is a public comprehensive university located in St George, Utah. The university offers 48 bachelor’s degrees, 19 associate’s degrees, 36 minors, and 15 certificates/endorsements. As of Fall 2016, there were 8,993 students enrolled at DSU, and the university has a 100% acceptance rate. The student body is 53% female and 47% male, and DSU is in the top three for diversity in the state of Utah, with 22.3% of the student body being minority students. The institution began as St George Stake Academy, founded in 1911 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church). Later it became a state school of the Utah System of Higher Education. In February 2013, the former Dixie State College (DSC), as it had been known since 2000, officially became Dixie State University. Dixie State University’s nickname is the Trailblazers, with Brooks the Bison serving as school Mascot. School colors are red, white and blue. Sports affiliations: NCAA Division II – Pacific West The Hurricane Education Center (HEC) is located at 112 South 700 West in Hurricane, Utah. The facility contains 7 classrooms including a computer classroom and nursing assistant laboratory classroom. The facility hosts an average of 10 courses per semester with around 300 enrollees’. The HEC serves as the official location for the POST Academy (Peace Officer Standards & Training) for Southern Utah and is also the official state skills testing site for the DSU Nursing Assistant program. The facility also has a Testing Center for students enrolled in HEC courses as well as courses from the main campus for students who live in or around the Hurricane Valley area.
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