Washington County may open library in Hildale

ST. GEORGE – Hildale may soon get its own library, as the Washington County Commission signed a resolution Tuesday encouraging the United Effort Plan Trust to donate land for the new facility.

Residents of Hildale currently have to travel to Hurricane, 24 miles away, to utilize Washington County Library facilities.

“The citizens out there in Hildale have quite a long drive to get to the nearest library,” Commissioner Zachary Renstrom said, “and I think it would be quite beneficial to them to have a library out there.”

The resolution cites the success of the recently reopened Water Canyon School in Hildale, saying the school’s successful first year demonstrates the community will utilize the services of a public library.


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The resolution states the intention of the county to build a library in Hildale and invites the United Effort Plan Trust to donate a 2-acre parcel of land to the county for the project.

The UEP Trust was created by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the 1940s but was reformed by Utah’s 3rd District Court to administer housing solutions and benefits to trust members. The UEP now oversees a great deal of land in Hildale and neighboring Colorado City, Arizona.

“I think that it would be something that would serve a portion of our county that is struggling in some ways,” Commissioner Victor Iverson said before making a motion to approve the resolution.

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18 Comments

  • Bender July 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Great idea!

  • radioviking July 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Good news! I hope the locals are allowed to go in (the leaders will most likely forbid their cult followers from going into such a den of “gentiles”).

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    Will they “allow” any books that will offend the local polygamous culture? Including the books, DVDs, and videos written and co-created by courageous women who were defiled, abused, and exploited by a cult? These brave women (Carolyn Jessop, Rebecca Musser, the Kingston sisters,…etc.) who are now exposing the horrific realities of a crazy religion based on the same patterns of Joseph Smith Jr.’s life?

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    For those of you who argue that Warren Jeffs is so different that Joseph Smith Jr. please read the LDS Church’s essays – especially the one about polygamy in Nauvoo and Kirtland. Here is the link to all of them: http://mormonessays.com/

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    https://www.lds.org/topics/plural-marriage-in-kirtland-and-nauvoo?lang=eng

    .And no these above links are NOT “anti-Mormon” literature! This is straight from the First Presidency’s approval. These facts can no longer be denied.

    • fun bag July 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      I trust the prophet.

    • Simone July 9, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Lets be honest, if Mormons listened less to the rantings of their “modern prophet” and more to history and facts, they would not be Mormons.

      • fun bag July 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm

        yea, but then they might lose that glazed over look in their eyes too…

      • AnotherReader July 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm

        Please Simone, with regards to the modern Mormon prophet, to what rantings are you referring? I’m curious. By Mormon, I guess you mean Thomas Monson? Let’s be honest, if more people actually listened to the messages at LDS Conference, and studied their history, they might actually join the LDS Church. And if it’s not for you, then so be it.

        • fun bag July 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

          polygamy, lost gold plats, magic seer rocks, planet Kolob, getting to be a god after death, endless multi-level marketing schemes, being required to vote republican, being expected to have 13 kids, and a whole lot more. All that plus getting to live life as a huge hypocrite– lots of reasons to be a mormon…

          • radioviking July 9, 2015 at 5:44 pm

            You forgot decades of racism (Brigham Young especially against blacks – see the Journal of Discourses for some dandy references — and yes, Brigham Young DID say those things, scribes didn’t make errors, the sermons were proofread, approved, and received as scripture for the LDS Church – even though modern Mormons wish the J. of D. would disappear from history). He taught that the devil was a black man, if members married or had children with blacks they should be put to death (blood atonement of course!)..etc. Yup, it’s all in there – and more!

        • fun bag July 9, 2015 at 5:11 pm

          Oh, and paying 10% of your income so some random little 12yo boys can serve you a 1/4 oz. cup of water and some stale bread crumbs that have been “blessed”… great deal

        • Simone July 9, 2015 at 5:40 pm

          Actually A.R I am a member of the church. I grew up in a Nevada town that has an 80% Mormon population. A majority of my friends are devout members as well as soe of my family members. I have read the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Bible. I have lived in Utah for 10 years. I left the church because when i did start questioning its history, nothing added up. I’m not a follower of the Bible either but at least the bible is backed by *some* historical evidence. The BoM has nothing. There is NOTHING to even suggest that any of the people (Nephi, Alma,etc) mentioned in the BoM actually lived with the exception of Jesus. Even the story is off. The mormons believe that Jesus lived 2000 years ago. They believe that he is the beloved son of God and that he brought the church to the Earth. That’s all well and dandy with the exception of a few things:
          1.) The Mormon version of that Bible was not the original version. The bible the Mormons use is the King James bible which was written a full 1600 years after Jesus’s death. It’s even called the “New Testament” and the “King James Version (KJV). There was an “Old Testament” supposedly written between 0 and 300 years after Jesus’s death. The Jews follow the Old Testament.

          2.) The Mormons believe that Jesus did show up in somewhere in North or South America around the time that the KJV was written and that’s all well and dandy too except that the KJV was written in England under the authorization of an english King. Also, where is the Book of Mormon from back then?

          3.) Mormons believe that Joseph had a visit from an angel named Moroni and that this angel (or one that accompanied him) told Joseph that he had written his life story down on some plates that were buried nearby. He told Joseph where those plates were and instructed him to dig them up and translate them. He also apparently instructed to Joe to never show the plates to anyone ever. Why would God, knowing that his creations might need a modicum of proof to show that Joseph wasn’t some conniving con man at least, not allow Joseph to show people the plates? Doesn’t make sense to me. What about you?

          4.) The Mormon church only recently admitted that Joseph Smith married multiple wives, women who were already married to other men and children as young as 14. here’s proof

          For this response, I pulled references from lds.org and mormon.org. Both sites are run by the church. Though I could have, I did not even look at any other site. For #3 I pulled from what I was taught in various classes taught in church buildings by instructors, the testimony of church members and other church functions including but not limited too Firesides, stake conferences, Family Home Evening get togethers and other church and church approved functions. I hope that is enough for you. 🙂

          • Simone July 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

            regarding the “modern Prophet” Thosmas S. Monson. I believe that he and his other leaders are crooks. I am aware of no other church that REQUIRES that it’s members give 10% of their GROSS ANNUAL INCOME to the church and takes priviledges away if and when they don’t pay. Do other churches ask for donations? Absolutely. Do they say “Hey you cant get married in our temples because you didn’t contribute money this week so you’ve lost your status as a member in good standing.” Absolutely not. Do the Mormons? You bet they do? How do I know? I was looking to get married once and because my fiancee couldn’t pay any tithing that month (they had lost their job and had to decide between food and tithing and did not let me help them) they couldn’t enter the temple due to the diminished status in the church. Honestly, What kind of BS is that? I mean I was leaning away already thanks to a string of similar incidents with friends but I really started questioning after that happened. Oh and before anyone asks, church leadership was well aware of her hardship but it didn’t matter.

          • fun bag July 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm

            for some reason i always thought simone was a female…

          • AnotherReader July 9, 2015 at 9:29 pm

            I touched a nerve here it seems. Despite the volume, your “facts” are not facts at all. Your points 1,2,3,and 4 make no sense at all. You have stated what you claim are LDS beliefs and doctrines but they are not. Sorry.Your comment about tithing and your fiancee is either a fabrication or a deliberate withholding of other facts. Tithing is paid on income. If your fiancee was not working, meaning no income, then no tithing. You’ve left something out of that story. Also, tithing: not a requirement, a commandment as noted in the Bible. People are free to pay or not pay.

          • Simone July 10, 2015 at 2:03 am

            A.R. Why would I lie? Everything that I have said happened, actually happened. Be honest now, Have you even read the Book of Mormon all the way through or really opened your eyes and listened to what your Bishop and other leaders say in the pulpit? You’re absolutely right about my points though, When you compare what actually happened to what the Mormon church says happened, you can clearly see that Mormon teachings make no sense. Everything I’ve told you is the absolute truth. Ive shown you the facts but I can’t make you accept them as truth. I guess it’s like that old saying ” You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”. In this case you’re the horse and Ive led you to the water(shown you the facts) but no matter how hard I try, I can’t make you drink it (accept the truth about Mormonism). And I’m done trying. Have a good day. 🙂 ♥

        • radioviking July 10, 2015 at 12:15 am

          ANOTHERREADER, have you read these essays released by the LDS Church?

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          Link to all essays: http://mormonessays.com

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          If you haven’t read them, will you please do yourself a great favor and see for yourself that the Church is not denying the fact that things in Church history were NOT as the Mormons have been taught in Sunday school, seminaries, MTC trainings for LDS missionaries, etc… (Even though the LDS Church is still trying to gloss over and word things very carefully in these essays, they still confirm many troubling facts about Joseph Smith, etc…)

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          Hmmmm. Why is the church coming forward now? Because information is now easily accessible thanks to the Internet. More essays are supposedly coming forth on other controversial issues, but there is already enough to trouble many “strong” LDS members. These essays are conforming facts that members used to be excommunicated for sharing or writing about before the 21st century! Amazing… Open your eyes and see truth.

          • AnotherReader July 10, 2015 at 9:10 pm

            Yes, RadioV, I have read them. Top to bottom, inside and out. As one who has always been interested in LDS history, they are not new revelations or details that have not always been available or understood. If some members of the Church have not paid attention or not been interested, perhaps they appear as new, but they are not. My eyes are wide open, alert, and I do not find any of it “troubling”. That you do, is fine too. I seek truth in facts and faith. Simone and I disagree, as it seems so do you and I. I guess we leave it at that.

  • fun bag July 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I think ANOTHERREADER is a hit-n-run mormon troll

    • AnotherReader July 10, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      The pot calling the kettle black. (No, neither a marijuana nor racist comment).

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