Golden eagle release set for Sunday in Cedar City


The Spectrum & Daily News
Published 3:24 p.m. MT Aug. 2, 2017 | Updated 4:41 p.m. MT Aug. 2, 2017

The Southwest Wildlife Foundation will release a female golden eagle back into the wild during a special ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday at the “C” Overlook east of Cedar City.

The golden eagle, which was emaciated and dehydrated when rescued July 18 near Fillmore by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, has been nursed to health by the SWF and is ready to be set free.

Local philanthropists Steve and Cyndi Gilbert have been elected to release the golden eagle. The owners of Diamond G Ranch in Toquerville, the Gilberts have long been dedicated to the welfare, health and ethical treatment of animals.

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This release will be dedicated to the LIPPO Group, a real estate development company based Asia that operates around the world with the mantra “Local first.”

To reach the “C” overlook, drive east on Highway 14, turn right before Milt’s Stage Stop on Right Hand Canyon and then stay on the road until you reach a designated parking area.

United Utah Party wins spot on ballot

The son of late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett will be on the ballot as a candidate for the United Utah Party in a special election in the state’s Third Congressional District this fall.

The newly registered political party had sued the state last month for the right to run Jim Bennett in the race to replace Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who resigned earlier this year, shortly after he was elected for a second term.

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Judge David Nuffer ruled Wednesday in favor of the United Utah Party, which is touting itself as a centrist alternative to the two major political parties.

“I took on the establishment and won, and I’m going to go on and do the same thing in Washington, D.C.,” Bennett said in a news release. “Many voters who don’t feel they belong either on the left or the right will discover that I am closer to representing their views than any other option out there. It just so happens I’m not a Republican or a Democrat — I’m a Uniter.”

Applications open for Homestead Christmas Market

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, located at 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City, is now accepting applications for its annual Christmas Market, scheduled for Dec. 8-9.

All artisans of handmade goods whose work fits the “Christmas shopping” genre are especially encouraged to apply at http://frontierhomestead.org/arts-festival. Food vendors and food trucks are also welcome to apply. Deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 6.

For information or questions, email Todd Prince at toddprince@utah.gov.

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