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Cliven Bundy during a press conference, Bunkerville, Nev., April 14, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Bundy speaks at Independent American Party summit 

ST. GEORGE – Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher at the center of a controversial standoff between federal agents and states’ rights supporters earlier this year, will be speaking at the Independent American Party’s summit in St. George Saturday. The 67-year-old Bunkerville, Nevada, resident has become a hero to some and a villain to others for […]

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Traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs, guns, child endangerment 

CEDAR CITY – After stopping a vehicle Monday night for an equipment violation, Cedar City Police officers found a controlled substance in the possession of Kyle Espinoza, 26, of Cedar City, a passenger in the car. With Espinoza’s permission, officers proceeded to his home and performed a search of the residence, finding more narcotics that were accessible to children as […]


Early-morning house fire displaces family 

WASHINGTON CITY – Firefighters responded to an early morning blaze that torched part of a home Wednesday. Between 3:30 and 4 a.m., the Washington City Fire Department responded to a fire at a tri-level home on the 100 North block of 200 East. A garbage can by the side of the home in the carport […]


Shurtleff, Swallow make first appearances in court 

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow appeared in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake City Wednesday afternoon. These first appearances mark a first in Utah history. On July 15, both men were arrested at their homes and then booked into the Salt Lake County Jail. Bail was set […]


Veterans Aware: Navy Blue Angels excellent, air show promoters shameful 

OPINION – Yeah, I know that I lack tact; that comes from coming to the conclusion during 17 months of being a Marine grunt in Vietnam, there just isn’t enough time to waste a minute when something needs to be done or someone needs some “visiting with.”  Outside of some indirect grousing and outright ankle-biting backstabbing, I […]


Letter to the Editor: Glaring conflicts of interest in school district land purchase; counter opinion 

COUNTER OPINION to opinion of St. George News columnist Bryan Hyde (See: July 28 Perspectives: Iron County School District, accountability or witch-hunt?) - I was a bit taken aback by the remarks of Bryan Hyde that were published in your paper regarding the issues behind land acquisition procedures concerning and involving the Iron County School District and […]


Summer eSmart Camp makes girls ‘detectives of the past,’ exploring archaeology 

ST. GEORGE — Exploring science, math and related technology or eSMART, summer camp for girls at Dixie State University held July 9-11, 16-18  gave the girls a glimpse into 11,000 years of stories and human history told by the forest and the artifacts found within it. The eSMART camp mission is to encourage these girls to explore science, technology, […]

Mesquite City Council holds town hall meeting about proposed medical marijuana ordinance, Mesquite City Hall, Mesquite, Nevada, July 29, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Former Romney official supports Mesquite medical marijuana bills; town hall meeting 

MESQUITE, Nevada – A spirited, emotional town hall meeting in Mesquite Tuesday night drew a crowd of over 100 people discussing issues surrounding the City Council’s decision on whether or not to pass two bills that would enact city ordinances allowing and setting guidelines for facilities to grow, produce, and dispense medical marijuana and related products within Mesquite’s […]


Family pays damages for youth’s rock-art vandalism 

PRICE – In May 2014, Bureau of Land Management-Utah Price Field Office law enforcement officers and archaeological staff investigated citizen-reported damage to the Nine Mile Canyon Pregnant Buffalo rock art panel in Carbon County.  The investigation revealed that over the Memorial Day weekend two juveniles from the Salt Lake City area had carved their initials and the date […]


Relationship Connection: My husband won’t talk to our kids during our separation 

Question My husband and I are separated right now and I’m not sure how long we’ll need to be separated. Our marriage isn’t great and it’s just best for now that we separate. My question involves our kids. The kids are staying with me in our home and my husband has another place to stay […]


2 accidents, 2 airlifted; I-15 collisions near Virgin River Gorge 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE, Arizona – Traffic backed up for several miles on northbound Interstate 15 approaching the Virgin River Gorge Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision resulted in two people airlifted via medical helicopter to the hospital. After traffic was nearly cleared, another collision near the entrance of the gorge, involving a motorcycle, backed up traffic […]


Deputies nab Bakersfield man wanted for homicide 

ST. GEORGE – Deputies arrested a California man Monday night who is suspected of being involved in a murder in Bakersfield, California. James Franklin Fain, 44, of Bakersfield, was arrested without incident in the MT Saddles Steak House parking lot, located at 1090 North Highway 18 in Dammeron Valley, on an out-of-state warrant for homicide […]

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