Welcome to Richmond, Utah! We're located in the northern part of the state in beautiful Cache Valley. A rural community of 2470 people, we take pride in our agricultural roots. Our biggest celebration is Black & White Days, the longest running Holstein dairy show west of the Mississippi River. In addition to the cattle show, we also have a Chuckwagon Breakfast (cooked and served by the City Council), a horse show, and a footrace; the celebration ends with an old-fashioned horse pull Saturday night. Black & White Days are held the third week of May; click here for more information.
But that’s not all there is to our little town. We’re home to a number of award-winning businesses and thriving home enterprises. With the expansion of Highway 91 in 2006, we are seeing an increase in population and upgrading of our infrastructure. Come visit us and see why we're proud of our community!
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Immunization Clinic September 10
The North Cache Senior Support Center is partnering with Lewiston Public Library and Larry's Pharmacies to host a flu shot/immunization clinic and senior social. This is open to all seniors in northern Cache County. The clinic will be held Wednesday, September 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Park Complex (53 South Main) in Lewiston. Immunizations will be offered against influenza, shingles, pneumonia, diptheria, tetanus and pertussis. Remember to bring your medical and insurance cards. Self-pay flu shots are $20. Free soup and warm bread will be offered plus there'll be live entertainment. For more information, contact Gay Jorgensen at gaj[at]comcast.net or call (435) 258-5012.
Ballots by Mail for November Election
Voting this November will be done by mail. Ballots will be sent out in October and are to be mailed back (postmarked by November 4) or dropped off at one of the designated ballot boxes. Please see the information here.
Operation Christmas Stockings
Richmond's American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring the Christmas Stockings for our troops. Last year, they and the Richmond Youth Council collected gifts and donations for the stockings that were sent to troops in Afghanistan and Seoul, Korea. Gifts are due by December 1. For more information, see the flyer.
Richmond Harvest Market
The Richmond Harvest Market at Rockhill opened Saturday, June 7, and will run each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is located at Rockhill Creamery, 563 South State Street, Richmond. Plenty of fresh produce, locally raised beef and goat, home-baked goods, wood crafts, and more can be found. Most days will also feature music by local performers. Come experience a farmer's market on a working farm!
In addition to the variety of fresh produce and products, The Harvest Market is pleased to announce that we'll have musical performers nearly every Saturday. Check out the Harvest Market page for a complete list.
Vendors, the market guidelines and vendor application may be found at Harvest Market.
Temporary Signs (yard sales, etc.)
Many of the yard sale and event signs going up around town are staying up well past the event. When putting up these signs, keep in mind that there are rules to follow. First, you cannot attach them to a street sign. Second, ensure that where you are posting the sign won’t block the view of a driver. Third, please remove the sign as soon as your event is over. And last, PLEASE make the letters big and bold for a driver to see and read from a distance.
Richmond Irrigation Company
Over 150 shareholders attended an information meeting to consider a $5 million piping project for the Richmond Irrigation Company. Over 3700 of the 6040 shares were represented at the meeting by individuals or by proxy. At the end of the meeting a vote was taken to proceed with the design and construction of the project. 3752 votes were in favor and 390 votes were opposed. Design of the project will be by Franson Civil Engineers. Projected construction would begin the fall of 2015 with completion by spring of 2016. Stay tuned for updates.
Water turns have been changed effective August 30th. Please see the letter for details.
Information on the irrigation company is listed as a service to the citizens. It is a private company and is separate from Richmond City.
Richmond Cemetery District
Information on the Richmond Cemetery District may be found here. The District is a local government entity separate from Richmond City but as a service to citizens, the city will host them on this website. You'll be able to find contact information on the Board of Directors, minutes of past meetings, and announcements of upcoming ones. More information will be added so check back soon!
Family Assistance Centers for Military
The Family Assistance Center (FAC) is set up to help in referrals to agencies that can provide services to the families of all branches of service, not just the National Guard. Here is an overview of what they can help with; visit the website or call (435) 890-8604.
Another program to help soldiers and their families is the Community Covenant program. While it is an Army program, it extends to the other military services. Soldiers and their families can find programs and organizations that provide support, and the public can find programs and organizations where you can get involved in supporting your military. The city council signed the Community Covenant at our city party on September 8. Councilmember Terrie Wierenga is the liaison with the Utah National Guard program.
Richmond History Book
Richmond: A History in Black and White was published in December 2007. From its beginnings in a hostile frontier environment to its present as a prosperous Cache County town, Richmond has had an exciting history. In this scholarly and readable book Marlin Stum takes the reader on a historical tour through the story of Richmond. Using a wide variety of sources Stum covers the famous, and not so famous, events in the history of this northern Utah community. This straightforward "black and white" history captures the story of Richmond's past, while pointing to its bright and colorful future.
Pick up a copy today! Books (6 x 9 inches, cloth, 288 pages, and illustrated with photos and maps) are available for $15 through the Richmond City office and every Saturday at the Harvest Market (June-October). If you live out of town, we can mail your copy to you. Just send a check made out to "Richmond History Book" for $15 plus $3.00 shipping. The city address is Richmond City, PO Box 9, Richmond, UT 84333. We'll send your copy by return mail to the address you specify.
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