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Population Estimate Confirmed for Resort to Become City

Population Estimate Confirmed for Resort to Become City

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A state committee has approved a population estimate for Ruby's Inn.

That's one of the steps needed for the area to become its own city.

This morning, the Garfield County Commission voted unanimously, though begrudgingly, to accept the resort's petition to become a city.

Ruby's Inn, the gateway to Bryce Canyon National Park, is one of the county's largest sources of sales tax revenue.

Under Utah law, counties must allow a town with a population of 100 to 1,000 people to incorporate if landowners representing more than half of the combined property values want it.

The Utah Population Estimates Committee has found the population of the area to be 138.

The resort town plans on becoming Bryce Canyon City.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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