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Skyler Howes takes a turn during a desert race while a competitor follows close behind, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Skyler Howes and Beau Cottington, St. George News

St. George desert racers compete, rank nationally; Hare and Hound 

ST. GEORGE — Two St. George motosport enthusiasts are working towards making a name for themselves in the fast-paced world of desert racing. St. George residents Skyler Howes, 22, and Colt Brinkerhoff, 26, are nearing the end of their current desert racing endeavor, the 2014 National Hare and Hound series. The races in this series can stretch as […]

Taleah and family surrounded by community. Center L-R: Scott Stevenson (father), holding Taleah's brother Slade;  Tosha Stevenson (mother) holding Taleah's brother Sloan, Trisha Orr (grandmother) holding Taleah's sister Tait, and Tiera Orr (aunt) holding Taleah. Homecoming, St. George, Utah, Sept. 18, 2014 | Photo by Rhonda Tommer, St. George News

Community welcomes cancer survivor Taleah, 5, home with new playroom; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE —  Welcome home banners, pink ribbons, balloons and 200 people lined 5-year-old Taleah Stevenson’s neighborhood street Thursday, welcoming her home after a six-month stay in Salt Lake City where she received cancer treatment including a bone marrow transplant at Primary Children’s Hospital. In 2011, at the age of 2, Taleah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. […]


Price man pleads guilty to credit union robbery 

ST. GEORGE – A man accused of robbing a credit union in July pleaded guilty in 5th District Court Wednesday. Jerry Dee Wells, 45, of Price, Utah, pleaded guilty to second-degree felony robbery and third-degree felony theft without a plea deal. The charges stem from the July 4 robbery of the Mountain America Credit Union […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you […]

A truck is towed from the scene of an accident at 600 South and 100 West in St. George, Utah, Sept. 18, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Driver runs stop sign, flips passing truck on its side 

ST. GEORGE – Two vehicles had to be towed from the scene Thursday afternoon after a driver ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle, rolling it on its side. At approximately 3 p.m., a white Toyota Corolla was traveling south on 100 West in St. George, approaching the 600 South intersection. At the […]


100-mile adventure race set to return to Moab 

DURANGO, Colorado — The West’s premier adventure race series, the Adventure Xstream Race Series consisting of Sprint, 12- and 24-hour adventure races in spectacular locations such as Moab, Utah; Durango, Colorado; Buena Vista, Colorado; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; and Breckenridge, Colorado announces the Moab AXS Finale race to be held in Moab, Utah, this fall. The race […]


Shuttle: Safe, reliable, navigates I-15 closures; new rates announced 

ST. GEORGE – When a remnant of Hurricane Norbert blasted through the region last week it closed down the highway and stranded untold numbers of people along the way. Roadways became impassable as the rains turned desert washes into rivers that even destroyed portions of Interstate 15 near Moapa, Nevada. Now imagine passing through that storm […]


Lucero bound over for trial in murder case 

ST. GEORGE – A man accused of murdering his sister’s fiancé was bound over for trial Thursday after a judge ruled there was enough evidence supporting the charges presented by the state. Mario Antoine Lucero, 31, appeared with his attorney, Edward Flint, in 5th District Court before Judge Michael Westfall Thursday morning for a preliminary […]


Nevada Department of Transportation opens additional lanes on I-15 near Moapa 

ST. GEORGE – The Nevada Department of Transportation announced Thursday that one southbound lane and two northbound lanes on Interstate 15, near Moapa, Nevada, are now open. Restrictions on commercial vehicles have been lifted; however, over-dimensional vehicles will be required to obtain permits prior to using this route. A severe rainstorm flooded the area near […]

Newly installed solar panels at the Ivins City Fire Department building, Ivins, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Ivins City, St. George News

Ivins City commemorates solar project completion 

IVINS — Ivins City announced that a ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Friday to celebrate the completion of the Fire Station Phase 2 Solar Project. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Ivins City Fire Department building, 90 W. Center St. in Ivins. The Ivins Fire Station Phase 2 Solar project has […]


Blue Blood: Still looking for the discipline as Cougs ready for Virginia 

COMMENTARY — The nation is starting to take notice of the 2014 BYU Cougars. BYU moved up again in the national polls this week after beating Houston 33-25. Now all of the national polls are taking a little more notice in what Coach Bronco Mendenhall’s program is doing in 2014. USA Today has BYU at […]

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