Our mountain has snow! It has been reported that there is approximately 8 to 10 inches of snow along Big Flat and 10 to 12 inches of snow on the ground around LeBaron Reservoir. Forest Service Road FS-153 above Puffer Lake and FS-137 remain passable, although 4x4 vehicles are recommeded. Road conditions in these areas and other unpaved mountain roads are subject to change often during this time of year and may become impassable soon.
A flash flood watch has been issued for most of Utah, including Beaver County by the US National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah. The watch goes into effect at 3:00 pm Monday for southern Utah which is described as south of I-70 and the Capitol Reef area. The watch for the rest of the shaded area on the map will go into effect at 4:00 am Tuesday morning. All areas included in the watch will be effective until 4:00 am on Wednesday.
UPDATE: Earlier tonight we asked for assistance with the search for the missing youth in Pine Valley. We're pleased to announce to cancel assistance for tomorrow morning. A positive ID was reported in Washington County of him and BCSO no longer feels he is located in our area. Thanks to everyone for helping us. - July 26th, 2018 at 10:23 PM
With improved weather conditions and moderate fire danger indices, Fire Management Officer Brett Ostler of Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands has issued an order resinding the fire restrictions that were put in place on July 2nd, 2018 for all unincorporated areas of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties. This order does not rescind the restrictions intitiated on June 1st, 2018.
St. George News recently wrote an article warning of some popular phone scams that claim you owe the IRS or have an outstanding warrant. The Beaver County Sheriff's Office is sorry to say that we have had victims in Beaver County. Our office, nor any legitimate law enforcement agency will ever call you on the phone to advise you to pay a warrant. Please don’t fall prey to this.