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A creepy zombie peeks over the fence at the home of Brent Martin whose house is all decked out for Halloween, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

All decked out for Halloween; one man’s spooky kooky tech-savvy gift to neighborhood 

WASHINGTON CITY – It’s creepy and it’s kooky, tech savvy and it’s spooky. While not technically a museum, the Washington City home of Brent Martin, with its oversized inflatables and creative projection system, has been “spookified” and is ready for people to come and see it. A self-proclaimed holiday fanatic, Martin has been a fan […]

The St. George Book Festival organizers and Mayor Jon Pike present a check to a member of the Washington County School District Foundation, representing funds raised during the festival's charity dinner, St. George Children's Museum, St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014  | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Books, characters allow you to stay in one place, to connect; Book Festival Charity Banquet 

ST. GEORGE —  Authors and event organizers at the St. George Book Festival spoke about the importance of literacy and writing, and raised money during a charity banquet at the St. George Children’s Museum Friday night to donate to two educational organizations within the city. Dean Hughes, author of over 100 books including the “Children of the Promise” books, gave […]

Robert Brissette at El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet, California, Oct. 19, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Robert Brissette, St. George News

Kanab resident sets land speed record during anniversary week of son’s death 

KANAB – Kanab resident Robert Brissette set a land speed record at El Mirage, a land speed racing track in California on Sunday. Clocking in at 226.844 mph, Brissette beat the old record of 224.708 mph, set in 2008 by Kelly and Hall racing. “I am happy to have finally beat the record, and was […]

St. George Mayor Jon Pike and United Way Dixie Executive Director Rebekah Pectol announce the third-place winner of the United Way Dixie Ball Drop, St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Mayor: Tomorrow is here; ribbon-cutting for SwitchPoint, Ball Drop awards PT Cruiser 

ST. GEORGE — Orange, blue and white balloons floated against a blue sky Friday afternoon as some 400 people gathered to celebrate the grand opening of new homeless shelter and resource center SwitchPoint, participate in the United Way Dixie Ball Drop for Charity, and enjoy a barbecue meal donated by Smith’s grocery store. After some eight weeks of being […]

Desert Hills vs. Morgan, Girls 3A State Soccer Playoffs,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Cedar, Desert Hills survive semis, to face off for 3A soccer title 

SANDY — Cedar won the rubber match and earned its way into the state championship match. The Lady Reds eliminated defending-champion Dixie 3-2 Friday, ultimately taking two of three from the Flyers on the season, to earn a berth in Saturday’s big stage championship game at Rio Tinto Stadium. Brooklyn Shakespeare scored two goals and Nicole […]


Flyers dominant on both sides of ball in 44-14 win over Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Flyer defense is gelling at the right time as playoffs approach. Meeting Snow Canyon on the Warriors’ home turf, Dixie had to win to stay ahead of the Warriors in the standings. Dixie’s starting defense not only held Snow Canyon out of the end zone, but did not allow the […]


Cedar rallies past Payson to grab final playoff spot 

CEDAR CITY — It must have been a heck of a halftime speech by coach Todd Peacock. Down 13-3 at intermission, the Cedar Redmen scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to beat Payson and grab the final 3AA South playoff spot in the last game of the season. Midway through the third quarter, […]

The Thunder celebrate their 3AA South co-championship, Desert Hills vs. Hurricane,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Desert Hills earns 3AA South’s top seed with defensive gem against Hurricane 

HURRICANE — Defense was the theme of the night at Tigers Stadium and nobody is better at it than Desert Hills. The two best defenses in the region squared off Friday night with the Thunder pulling away in the second half for a 21-3 victory over Hurricane. With the win, Desert Hills clinched the top […]

The new diverging diamond interchange at I-15 Exit 57 at the south end of Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News, KCSG-TV

Highways, byways connect locations, people connect community; South Cedar Interchange opens 

CEDAR CITY – A project 15 years in the making came to a close Friday morning as the new diverging diamond interchange for Interstate 15 Exit 57 at the south end of Cedar City officially opened to the public. The small crowd that gathered in the chilly Friday morning air for the South Cedar Interchange […]


Tonight’s Triplecast: Thunder and Tigers battle it out with region title on the line 

ST. GEORGE — St. George News and Southern Utah LIVE will live broadcast coverage of 3AA South high school football tonight at 7 p.m. as the Desert Hills Thunder visit the Hurricane Tigers at Tigers Stadium. Tonight’s broadcast will be called by ESPN Radio’s Andy Griffin and Mike McGary. In addition, the Region 9 High School Round Table, hosted by […]


High-speed chase on I-15 ends with 2 arrests 

BEAVER COUNTY – Two people were arrested Thursday following a high-speed chase on Interstate 15 in Beaver County that involved two stolen vehicles. The two suspects involved, a juvenile male and 18-year-old Jose Thomas Erives, of Rigby, Idaho, are accused of stealing a Cadillac Escalade from a business parking lot in Beaver Thursday morning. According to […]


1st we’re hot, then we’re cold: Near-record warmth to be followed by cold front 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Autumn may be throwing its final punches before bedding down for the winter. Areas statewide – including Southern Utah – will see near-record warm temperatures Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service; but come Sunday, a late fall storm system is set to cross the region, bringing with it gusting winds, much cooler temperatures and, in some […]

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