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Brock Staheli (10) and T.J. Taimi press a Manti player, Snow Canyon vs. Manti, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 20, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Prep hoops roundup: Warriors, Flyers close out Coach Walk Classic with wins 

ST. GEORGE — The Coach Darin Walker Holiday Classic basketball tournament closed out competition Saturday with some home site games and a couple of contests at the DSU Old Gymnasium. Snow Canyon and Dixie finished the tourney on high notes, coming away with Saturday wins, while Desert Hills and Hurricane dropped games to close out […]

Dixie State University vs. Holy Names University Mens Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 20, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie State crushes Holy Names on perfect night from Ogden 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State men’s basketball team used excellent offensive ball movement and good defensive pressure to build a 35-point halftime lead and coast to a 95-60 PacWest Conference victory over the Holy Names University Hawks Saturday afternoon. The Red Storm built the lead to as high as 47 points before getting some court […]

A lamppost is dislodged by a hit-and-run driver, St. George, Utah, Dec. 20, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

News short: Police seek perp in hit-and-run at The Ledges 

ST. GEORGE – A hit-and-run incident Saturday night on Ledges Parkway in St. George has police on the lookout for a silver vehicle with possible front-end damage. The St. George Communications Center received a call about 9:18 p.m. from residents living in The Ledges area, claiming a vehicle had drifted into the center median on Ledges Parkway and struck a light […]

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Reyes recuses himself from defense of Count My Vote legislation 

SALT LAKE CITY – With the state being sued over legislation that made changes in how candidates can be selected, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has recused himself from taking part in the defense of the new law. Earlier this month, the Utah Republican Party announced it was suing the state over House Bill 54, […]


UHP arrests man for marijuana extraction lab found in trunk 

WASHINGTON CITY— Utah Highway Patrol arrested a 24-year-old man Friday afternoon after a search of his vehicle unveiled more than an ounce of marijuana and manufacturing tools for extractions of marijuana. Just after noon, a vehicle driven by a man, later identified as Karl Wesley Young, of Aurora, Colorado, was headed southbound on Interstate 15. UHP Trooper Grant […]


Veterans Aware: Vets’ thoughts on the holidays 

OPINION — I’ve been told that people don’t understand the way veterans are about the Holidays so I pressed the vets and ended up with “’capitalism’ has hijacked the holidays; they’re all about the money!”  This was the overwhelmingly favorite response. The second and subsequent responses held the information I wanted to get from the veterans; “It’s […]

The Hernandez family pose for a picture with Santa Claus who brought them presents as part of the KONY Coins for Kids and USMC Toys for Tots program, St. George, Utah, Dec. 19, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Virtual sleighloads of volunteers shop, wrap, deliver Christmas gifts to needy families; STGnews Videocast, photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the county Santa Claus was delivering gifts to those in need of some care. The collecting of names, a shopping spree, and a day of gift wrapping led to placing gifts under needy families’ Christmas trees. KONY Coins for Kids, a nonprofit organization that brings Christmas gifts to […]


Dreaming of a white Christmas? National Weather Service forecasts, snow, rain, wind 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for the western two-thirds of Utah and southwest Wyoming in effect Saturday through Friday. Affected areas Southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, central and southern mountains, Cache Valley-Utah portion, […]


Self-reliance workshop teaches women self protection, prevention, empowerment; reservation deadline 

ST. GEORGE — A workshop on how assaults on girls and women are planned, progress and, most importantly, can be prevented will be conducted during the luncheon of the St. George Branch of the American Association of University Women, or AAUW, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 185 S. 1470 E. in St. George. […]

Patty Christensen's new home, filled with friends and family, Dec. 18, 2014 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Habitat for Humanity delivers new home just in time for Christmas; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah held a ceremony celebrating the completion of Patty Christensen’s new home Thursday evening. The house is located on West 300 South in historic downtown St. George, and took close to a year and a half to plan and build. Thousands of hours of fundraising and volunteering went into […]


Fire Chief gives reminders for holiday fire safety, tips for tree disposal 

ST. GEORGE – During the holiday season, many people have decorated their houses with lights, trees, and other holiday decorations, and trees can start drying out if not tended to properly; and in a week or two those live trees will need to be disposed of. St. George Fire Department Fire Chief Robert Stoker has some […]


SkyWest Airlines announces morning Denver flight 

ST. GEORGE – SkyWest Airlines is making it easier for travelers to get to Denver and beyond with the addition of a second daily United Express flight spring of 2015. “Traveler demand for Denver service remains strong,” SkyWest, Inc. President Chip Childs said. “With this second seasonal flight, we intend to continue investing in the […]

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