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!
Attention Richmond Irrigation Stockholders
Effective immediately, homeowners with odd numbered addresses may use the water without restriction on odd numbered days and even numbered addresses on even numbered days. However, continual use is discouraged, and excessive use (wasting water) is not allowed.
May 14-18 is the 98th Black & White Days Celebration! The dairy show, horse show, music & a movie night, booths, chuckwagon breakfast, parade, and draft horse pull (as well as many other events) are just some of the happenings. Please check out our Black & White Days web page for all the details. The booth application and parade information and entry form are also found there.
You must have a permit before doing any open burning of yard waste or tree trimmings. The process has changed; please go to the Richmond Burn Permit page for information. The current open burn season runs from March 30 through May 31.
Richmond's Harvest Market
The Harvest Market at Rockhill will open on Saturday, June 1. The market will be open every Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through October 12. It's located at Rockhill Creamery, 563 South State Street; their cheese stand will also be open in conjunction with the market. We're busy recruiting new vendors in addition to our regulars for the last few seasons as well as lining up an assortment of musical entertainers.
Information on becoming a vendor, a sponsor, or a guest performer may be found on our Harvest Market page.
Water Tank and System Improvements
The tank is being tested for any leaks, and the backfilling will start once that is done.
Transmission Line: Once the tank is complete the contractor will connect to the new transmission line. Other than this connection, this portion of the job is now complete.
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 $20 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 $20 plus $2.50 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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