Yesterday (4/8/15), SunEdison broke ground on one of seven solar farms they will be running in Southern Utah. Iron County currently has 14 proposed solar projects, with three under construction and four more approved. These projects are taking advantage of the factors that are very favorable to solar power production. By the time SunEdison is finished with their projects in our area, they will be producing 500 megawatts in this area. For more information read here…..
Recently, the Cedar City Chamber Announced the Best of Cedar City Winners.
CEDAR CITY – The Cedar City Chamber of Commerce held its 64th annual Best of Cedar City awards banquet in the ballroom at Southern Utah University on Wednesday evening.
Cedar City Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Scott Jolley thanked patrons for attending and shared some remarks about the growth of the Chamber over the past seven years.
“Going back seven years ago, we were crammed into the Crystal Inn on long church style tables.” He continued, “At that time we were invited to use University venues, and we started to do that in the Great Hall. Since then, this event has continued to grow. This event has more than doubled since that banquet at the Crystal Inn. I thank the business committee and the citizens of Cedar City for the tremendous support.”
Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson was honored by the Chamber as Cedar City’s Woman of the Year for completing her first year as city mayor as well as the many public speaking appearances she has made at Iron County public schools over the past year.
“This is such an amazing honor,” said Wilson. “Cedar City is one of the most amazing communities I have ever been in, and I am privileged every chance I get to speak to people about our community.” She continued, “This community is truly great and I am honored to receive this award.” Read More….
SUU has a five year record of being on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. During that time there were only 122 colleges and universities that were honored with this designation and most for just one year. Southern Utah University has had a long history of volunteer services and this allowed SUU to be selected as a leading university for providing community service. Read more….
Because of a demand for basketball teams and more space for skills development, a group of local businessmen got together and created new gymnasium for a Southern Utah Hoops program that has been growing for the past two years. Terry Tebbs and former UNLV basketball player started Southern Utah Hoops by renting space at various gyms here in Cedar City. His program and training continued to grow and it soon became evident that they needed to do something about his need for space. He and some local businessmen came up with the idea to build it. Here is more on this story.
North Elementary in Cedar City is our local S.T.E.A.M. School. This incredible elementary school prides itself on focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math thus its designation of being a S.T.E.A.M. School. Because of their dedication to these principles and their participation with the “Hour of Code” program, North Elementary received the $10,000 reward from the above mentioned program. Out of 270 schools in Utah, North Elementay was the winner. Read more….
Utah and its larger communities have been taking in accolades for the past several years on good places to live and great places to do business. The Deseret News noted these different articles of praise and noticed that even smaller communities like Cedar City were proving to be noteworth communities. Cedar City is one of those small cities that really has it all. This article provides a little more insight into why our community is so great. Read more……