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National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges developing emergency plan 

SALT LAKE CITY — Disasters can strike at any time, and  the American Red Cross, encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month in September and join America’s PrepareAthon, creating a disaster plan for their household that can help keep people safe in an emergency. “Having an emergency plan is an important step […]

House No. 1 in the Cedar City Festival of Homes features include a music studio, indoor RV parking and an outside kitchen in the backyard. Cedar City September 1, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Festival of Homes provides panorama of homebuilding design; indoor theaters to outdoor kitchens 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City community members currently in the market for a new home, or wanting to see the latest trends in homebuilding are welcome to attend the 20th annual Cedar City Festival of Homes hosted by the Iron County Home Builders Association. The 2014 Festival features a total of 14 homes spread throughout […]

L-R Melissa Jetmore, Kris Moffitt, Dr. Kenneth Pinna, Sueann Roberts and Lisa Stearns pose outside the office of Southwest Allergy and Asthma, St. George, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of Southwest Allergy and Asthma, St. George News

Fall brings hay fever, other allergies; what to do about the ‘Achoo’ 

ST. GEORGE – Summertime is coming to a close and many Southern Utahns are looking forward to cooler weather and the return of shorter days, but for seasonal allergy sufferers thoughts of crisp juicy apples and days spent outside can be less inviting as they quickly bring itchy, watery eyes and wads of white tissues. But never fear, Dr. […]

Iron County Fair parade, Parowan, Utah, Sept. 1, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Maile Wilson, St. George News

Iron County fairgoers pay tribute to American heritage 

PAROWAN — The Iron County Fair, themed “Proud to be American,” drew in large crowds from Thursday to Monday with events ranging from rodeos, baby contests, exhibits, races, a carnival, dance and more. It’s not too late to take part in some of the fair’s festivities as the fun continues through 10 this evening. Stars, stripes and […]


Road Advisory: I-15 heavy holiday traffic, Old Highway 91 recommended 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE – Heavy traffic, due to the Labor Day weekend holiday, on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge is being reported by the Mesquite City Police Department. Officials are urging travelers to drive safely, and take their time. Alternate route and tips for drivers Individuals seeking to avoid traffic delays in the Virgin River Gorge may […]


Sheriff’s Office IDs man who fled deputies, died; felony warrants for lewd acts 

LITTLEFIELD, Arizona – A man who died Friday after a Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy and an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer each used a Taser on him in the course of arresting him when he fled an attempted motorcycle traffic stop in the area of Littlefield, Arizona, has been identified as Michael John O’Connell, 44. O’Connell was wanted on a […]


Bleeding Red: Didn’t learn much from Idaho State ‘scrimmage’ 

One game down and Utah is one and oh But what do the Utes really have to show The lessons from last week’s game are quite small Thursday was just a scrimmage after all COMMENTARY — After drubbing Idaho State by 42 points, the Utah Utes are still undefeated heading into Week 2. Given Utah’s […]

Structure fire Sun City Homes Mesquite, Nevada. August 30, 2014 | Photo provided by Mesquite Fire and Rescue, St. George News

Neighbors alert residents of home fire, one firefighter injured 

MESQUITE, Nevada – An early morning fire Sunday damaged a home in Mesquite, Nevada, but residents of the home escaped unharmed thanks to alert neighbors. Two minutes after midnight Sunday morning, Mesquite Police Communications dispatchers began receiving calls of a home fire on Bull Whip Point in the Sun City Mesquite Homes neighborhood. Residents of the home were notified by neighbors that […]


Labor Day weekend begins with double-fatality collision in Kane County 

KANE COUNTY – Two people were killed in a head-on collision Saturday on state Route 89, mile marker 8, near Big Water in Kane County. The collision occurred at approximately 12:55 p.m., when an Acura and a Honda Civic were traveling on SR-89 in opposite directions, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The Acura was travelling northbound […]


Call on suspicious behavior leads to car chase, arrest 

HURRICANE – A Cedar City man was arrested Wednesday after attempting to flee from police responding to a suspicious activity call. A call was made to police concerning a man who was allegedly acting suspicious in the area of 400 South and 110 West, Hurricane City Police Officer Kacen Gubler said in a probable cause […]


Arts Council workshops teach artists business development, 8-class series 

CEDAR CITY — Artists in the literary, performing, and visual arts who want to refine their business skills have a unique opportunity to participate in the Professional Development Workshop Series sponsored by the Cedar City Arts Council, with eight workshops spread out from Sept. 6 through Feb. 28, 2015. Debbie Drake, a program director at the Southwest […]

Image of blue cytoplasm | Image courtesy of Peter Allen of UC Santa Barbara, St. George News

DSU professor plays key role in breakthrough skin infection research 

ST. GEORGE – Last week, a report released by the Los Alamos National Laboratory announced a new breakthrough antibacterial approach that could revolutionize the treatment and prevention of serious skin infections, a breakthrough deriving in part from investigatory work of Dr. Rico E. Del Sesto, who now teaches at Dixie State University as an assistant professor of chemistry. The […]

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