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Bleeding Red: ‘Tis the season to be a (merry) Utah fan 

COMMENTARY — Call it tradition, inertia, or just plain lack of creativity, but it has worked the past few years, and my father always said that if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it. Accordingly, once again here are the Twelve Ute Days of Christmas. On the twelfth day of Christmas, I got gifts from […]


Perspectives: Helping the Christmas spirit find us 

OPINION – Maybe times are tougher this year. Or maybe social media just makes it easier to put our hearts out there for others to see. Either way, it’s been mildly surprising this year to see how many friends and acquaintances have expressed difficulty in finding the Christmas spirit. Most of those who’ve voiced their […]

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Hatch awards Silver Star to family of Utah World War I veteran  

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Orrin Hatch will have the distinct honor of awarding the Silver Star, our nation’s third highest award exclusively for combat valor, to Jeff Roberts, son of World War I Corporal Jeremiah L. Roberts. Corporal Roberts served in Company 1, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division of the American Expeditionary Forces as a runner […]

This photograph titled "Snow Canyon Glory" earned photographer R.J. Hooper a place among nine finalists in Emerging Pro Photo Competition; taken at Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, September 2014 | Photo courtesy of R.J. Hooper, St. George News

Fire Capt. makes finals in national photography contest with ‘Snow Canyon Glory’ 

ST. GEORGE– A captain with the St. George Fire Department has proven his skills reach far beyond the flames as he places among top emerging photographers in the nation with his nomination as a finalist in the Eighth Annual Emerging Pro Contest. Rob J. Hooper, who photographs under the name R.J. Hooper Photography, made it through the first phase […]

Students at Kanab High School restore the city's antique Nativity scene, Kanab, Utah, date not specified | Screenshot from video by Joshua Baird, St. George News

Saving the Nativity: Kanab students restore decades-old city Christmas scene 

KANAB – Three decades is long enough to wait for a face-lift – at least, that was the opinion of one group of Kanab High School students. This year, students in Joshua Baird’s art class at Kanab High School undertook a project of life-size proportions, restoring the Kanab community’s almost-life-size Nativity scene, which is approximately 33 years old. (story […]

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Task force nabs man in possession of distributable amount of meth 

ST. GEORGE – Washington County Drug Task Force detectives arrested a 20-year-old LaVerkin man during a traffic stop Thursday evening in possession of a distributable amount of methamphetamine. Detectives initiated a traffic stop at 100 East Red Hills Parkway in St. George on a vehicle equipment violation for a broken brake light lens and a […]

Washington City Police officers respond to a collision that occurred in the parking lot near 700 W. Telegraph Street, Washington, Utah, Dec. 21, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Wheels of semi roll over hood of car after driver turns too sharp 

WASHINGTON CITY – Traffic stalled for a short time Sunday morning near the intersection of 700 W. Telegraph Street in Washington after the wheels of a semitrailer rolled over the hood of a car when the driver reportedly made too sharp of a turn. Just before 11:30 a.m., a man and his wife, traveling in a Toyota Avalon, were […]


Traffic stop ends in Las Vegas man’s arrest for meth, heroin 

LEEDS — A Las Vegas man was arrested Wednesday after he was found in possession of multiple drugs during a traffic stop. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Tibbitts witnessed a vehicle traveling 50 mph down Main Street in Leeds in a 35 mph zone, Tibbitts wrote in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest. Tibbitts initiated a […]


Sunday Circular: Deals for the final days of holiday shopping 

ST. GEORGE – Making a list and checking it twice? With Christmas just one and a half weeks away, area retailers are offering deals and discounts to help you find and buy your presents at any of these stores: Ace Hardware, Ashley Furniture, Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Big 5, Tuesday Morning, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, […]


IRS, national tax groups offer help selecting a tax preparer; tips, new web page unveiled 

PHOENIX — With the filing season approaching, the Internal Revenue Service joined with national tax organizations to provide people with new options to get information and tips on selecting tax professionals and avoiding unscrupulous preparers. The effort includes new information available online, including a list of consumer tips for selecting a tax professional. There will […]

L-R: "No Filter Show" Co-hosts Paul Ford, Grady Sinclair, at the base of Hurricane Mesa, Hurricane, Utah, December 2014 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Where monkeys, bears once flew in Dixie 

HURRICANE – What do monkeys, bears and a monorail have in common?  Join Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair in Episode 12 of the “No Filter Show” as they take a look back – and look up – at one of Dixie’s more intriguing mysteries just outside the gateway to Zion National Park: the Hurricane Mesa Test […]

Mckinlee Albrecht, 8, helped deliver toys to children for the Toys for Tots program, St. George, Utah, Dec. 20, 2014 |Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Toys for Tots delivers Christmas blessings with community support; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — About 68 cars and trucks showed up at the warehouse on 3050 E. 450 N. Saturday, where an estimated 11,000 toys including 64 bikes were stored and prepared for delivery to underprivileged children for Christmas. About 265 toy deliveries for the Toys for Tots Foundation were completed between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. “For […]

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