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Town of Castle Valley now an official Dark Sky Community

In 1991 the town of Castle Valley past its first Outdoor Lighting Ordinance, very ahead of its time in dark-sky-friendly principles. Recent Town surveys (conducted every five years) have shown consistently high support for dark skies. Consequently, a dedicated local group spent several years writing a new Dark Sky Lighting Ordinance and navigating the grueling application process for official Dark Sky certification. For more information about DarkSky International see

Read more about Castle Valley's efforts to preserve our beautiful night sky.