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Our Heritage

"As the water flowed over the pink cliffs of what is now
known today as Water Canyon, shouts of
acclamation was heard through out the valley".

What's Happening

Tropic Outdoor Festival
Farmer's Market
Application & UDAF

Now Showing at the
Gem Theatre

GEM Theatre - Panguitch, UT

Tour of Utah

Welcome to Tropic

Tropic, nestled in the valley of the red cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park, a community, whose name reflects the beautiful fruit blossoms in the spring, green grass of summer, and the brilliant colors of fall. In Winter…. A blanket of snow covers the community, quietly giving rest.

The climate is relatively mild, with the last frost usually occurring in the latter part of April and begins freezing in Mid-October.

Tropic is located in Garfield County on Utah's All American Road * Scenic Byway 12; just off Utah Heritage Highway 89 south of Panguitch and travels eastward. From its humble beginnings in 1892 with approximately 15 families, Tropic has prospered to a thriving community of over 550 residents.

Community News

Employment Notice: Tropic Town is accepting applications for a Part-Time Maintenance position * Qualifications: Self-Motivated ~ Willing to learn new skills ~ Good Public Relation Skills ~ Please submit a resume to the Tropic Town Office before November 28, 2014. Tropic Town Office hours Monday - Friday  8 am to 2 pm

Southern Utah Oral History Project: A collection of oral interviews have been transcribed and are being digitized. The "Southern Utah Oral History Project" is now available at the SUU Sherratt Library. Log on to in the digital collection "Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Collection". Copies of these interviews will be available shortly at the Tropic Town office for "In-House" view only. Copies can be made upon request. Thank you Marsha Holland for all your talent, hard work and valuable time dedicated to this project and for allowing Tropic Town to preserve a copy of these histories.

Tropic Town Splash Pad & Town Entrance Signs: Many thanks to the following individuals and businesses for their contributions * Gail Pollock, Shane Brinkerhoff, Modell & Florence Syrett, Ruby's Inn, Cedar View Pediatric Dentistry, Garfield County, Bryce Community Foundation, Stone Canyon Inn, Clarke's Country Market, Garkane Energy, Bryce Country Cabins, Bryce Canyon Inn & Pizza Place, Brinkerhoff Family Cabins, Jim & Louise England, South Central Communications and State Bank of Southern Utah.

Beautification Project: Volunteers are needed to be on the Beautification Committee for Tropic Town; those interested please contact Jeanee Shakespeare. Tropic Town's Vision Statement "
To Maintain a clean, economically diverse community with a country atmosphere,which provides for all community needs through strong planning efforts, while drawing upon the historical significance of the area". Please support Mayor Brinkerhoff, the Town Council and Jeanee Shakespeare by contributing ideas and volunteering your time in the realization of the Town's vision statement.

Community Rewards Program: South Central has partnered with to fund community projects and promote community growth. Whenever you want to make a purchase on Amazon, access Amazon through the South Central Website: hit Amazon + South Central Communications = Community Rewards icon, select the Community & Project that you want your purchases to benefit and shop away. Amazon contributes anywhere from 4% to 12% of your purchase amount back to the project(s) of your choice; in turn South Central Communications donates 100% of the monies received to fund the community's projects.

FREE Spay and Neuter for Cats: There is a humane, effective way to control the community cat population: Trap/Neuter/Return redueces the number of feral cats and stray free-roaming cats in the neighborhood. The Best Friends "Community Cat Program" prevents unwanted litters and reduces the number of cats euthanized in shelters. Best Friends is offering free services to spay/neuter cats within your neighborhood; please call 435-644-2001 for more information.

Dogs at Large
: It is being reported that dogs are once again at large are killing sheep, chickens and other house hold pets, please be responsbile dog owners know the where abouts of your dog(s) and keep your them contained on your property. The 2014 Dog Licenses are available.

Local Information

  Tropic Town Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

  2014 Monthly Meeting Schedule
* Planning Commission
1st Thursday @ 6 p.m.

*Town Board Meeting
2nd Thursday @ 6 p.m.

Water Billing
Water Bills are due the
last day of each month.
A $200 fee shall be
applied for the disconnection
and reconnection
of services due to
non-payment of water.

Daughters Utah Pioneer
3rd Monday of each month
Heritage Center
3:00 p.m.

AA Meetings
  Wednesdays 7 p.m.
Tropic Town Heritage Center
20 North Main
Contact Randall

Heat Assistance
Sign Up for Heat Assistance
435-826-4410 * Katie

Driver's License Renewal

Garfield County Office DMV
Panguitch - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Garfield County Landfill
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
10 am - 3 pm

Misc. photos
by Marion Littlefield

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