Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is April 25, 2014
home newssports feature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » April 2, 2013 » Carbon County News » Pedestal ready for Kokopelli's new home
Published 388 days ago

Pedestal ready for Kokopelli's new home


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

By KEVIN SCANNELL
Sun Advocate reporter

After much debate and questioning over where a famous statue should be placed within Price City, city officials said the new home should be ready in time for the summer.

And what familiar statue might the Price City officials be talking about?

Why Kokopelli, of course.

Since being removed from his place in the middle of the intersection of Main Street and 100 West in October 2010, Kokopelli has been stored away at the Price City domes while the city searched for a new permanent home.

Gary Sonntag, Price City Public Works director, said the city has been working on a concrete pedestal located at 100 East and 100 North near the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum that will become the new home for the Native American statue. Sonntag said the city is looking at surrounding the ground around the statue with red rock to help enhance the area.

Sonntag said the city is planning on having the pedestal completed and the statue in place before International Days but stopped short of giving a specific date of completion citing the city's desire to have an unveiling celebration.

Kokopelli was removed from its previous location at 100 W. and Main Street in October 2010 by the city after being in place for about five years. City officials cited the statue's removal from that location due to the hazard it posed to drivers at the intersection. Some drivers did not understand what to do, such as viewing the statue as a turnabout or whether to turn in front or behind the statue, which has led to accidents over the years.

"It was not a good spot for the statue. The city wants to move it to a safer place where people can enjoy it more," Sonntag said when it was removed. The city paid local artist Gary Prazen $40,000 to create the bronze statue.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


Top of Page


 
Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (1 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Web Poll  
April 24, 2014
Do you think armed militia and individuals should have joined the protest last weekend concerning the removal of the cattle owned by Cliven Bundy from BLM land in Southern Nevada?
Yes
No
Don't know
Don't care

View Results


Carbon County News  
April 2, 2013
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories



Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us