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Snow Canyon at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Road teams all win big on re-opening of region play 

Rain and lightning washed out the first day of Region 9 play, but the season made a belated start Thursday night with the three road team kicking it for wins. Desert Hills was impressive in a 7-1 win at Canyon View with Jessica Mathis scoring the hat trick. Kenzie Done added two more goals and […]


Man in critical condition after near-drowning at Gold’s Gym 

ST. GEORGE – A man in his 70s was in critical condition Thursday night after a near-drowning incident at Gold’s Gym in St. George Thursday afternoon. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the St. George Communications Center received a report of a possible drowning at the gym, located at 484 N. Mall Drive in St. George. Two […]


Campfire Concerts help injured wildlife, offer community fun 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City community members are invited to gather around a campfire, sing songs and enjoy an evening with family and friends in the great outdoors at the Southwest Wildlife Foundation’s Campfire Concerts in Cedar Canyon on Friday. This is the sixth year of the Campfire Concerts, Martin Tyner, CEO and founder of the […]

District turns up college prep heat in response to ACT scores 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District recently released average composite ACT scores for students of the 2014 graduating class who chose to take the college readiness exam. Scores show the district making small gains in points over the last three years and keeping up with both state and national averages – but composite scores […]


Defense fights death penalty option in murder case 

ST. GEORGE – The defense in a 2010 double murder case is seeking to have the possibility of the death penalty removed in anticipation of entering a final motion on the matter within a month’s time. Lingering contractual issues regarding lawyer appointments for the accused were also addressed in 5th District Court Wednesday and appear […]

Friends celebrate Fern Williams' 104th birthday at The Retreat at SunRiver, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 | Photo by Rhonda Tommer, St. George News

Former WWII seamstress turns 104 years young 

ST. GEORGE – Fern Williams, an active resident of The Retreat at SunRiver St. George, had a lot to celebrate Wednesday. At 104 years young, she is the oldest resident at The Retreat. She was the first resident to move into the 48-room senior assisted living center when it opened its doors in May 2012. Williams received an […]

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Woman, child transported to hospital after driver runs red light 

ST. GEORGE — A woman and her 3-year-old daughter were transported to the hospital Thursday morning after a truck ran a red light and collided with their vehicle at the intersection of 100 South and River Road in St. George. Shortly before 8 a.m., a GMC Sierra truck was traveling south on River Road and approaching 100 […]

Valor Hall: It’s about choice in education 

ST. GEORGE – As parents, the choices we make regarding our children begin at birth. Among the choices made are: hospital or home birth, breast or bottle feeding, store-bought or cloth diapers and processed or homemade baby food. These choices are scrutinized over and debated on “mommy blogs” around the world, and rightfully so. After all, […]


Leisure services employee welcomed, employee personal policy amended at city council 

CEDAR CITY — After 20 years serving for the city, Cedar City Leisure Services Parks and Outdoor Facilities Division Manager Wally Davis has stepped down from his post. His replacement was announced at the Cedar City Council meeting Wednesday night. Davis retired from his position with Leisure Services in August, Leisure Services Director Dan Rodgerson said. His […]

Washington City, May 23, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

City continues reviewing impact fees, builders wary of potential rate hikes 

WASHINGTON CITY – City officials continued to mull over proposed impact fees attached to updated capital facilities plans set before the Washington City Council Wednesday. The impact fees are one-time charges to new construction that are applied to the expansion of city services to accommodate continued growth. “We feel if you keep impact fees low […]


Perspectives: Southern Utah storyteller reaches milestone 

OPINION – For as long as radio has been a method of mass communication, it has never been a particularly stable career field for its on-air personalities. Turnover is quite high, even if it’s just the same people being shuffled around on different stations. In most radio markets, large and small, you can count on one […]


Blue Blood: Loving sights, sounds, smells of new football season 

COMMENTARY – Once again football season is finally here and the long college offseason comes to an end. This offseason in particular seemed a little longer to me and my football enthused family and friends. As fall fast approaches, junior football leagues are filling up local parks, high school football is underway, the NFL is almost […]

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