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The Washington County Attorney's Office will prosecute Robert Keller, 70, of Hurricane, pending the federal case.

County Attorney’s Office to prosecute Hurricane man in pending federal hate crime case 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Attorney’s Office will continue to prosecute in a hate crime case against Hurricane resident Robert Keller. The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Keller, 70, with two misdemeanor counts of interference of housing rights for his alleged threats against the lives of three members of an interracial family on Dec. 30, […]


Fire weather watch for Mesquite area 

MESQUITE, Nev. – The National Weather Service has issued a “Fire Weather Watch” for Mesquite, Nev. The alert is in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening for strong wind and relative low humidity. Affected area Fire Weather Zones 101, 102, 229, 461, 462, 465 and 466 (see map insert). Timing Winds will increase during the […]


Street painting festival kicks off with documentary film screening 

IVINS – The fourth annual Kayenta Street Painting Festival kicks-off Friday with a screening of the highly anticipated documentary film, “GESSO: The Art of Street Painting,” held at the Kayenta Outdoor Theater  at 8 p.m. in the Kayenta Art Village, 875 Coyote Gulch Court in Ivins. The film features international street painters from Italy and […]

Drag racing at Ridge Top Complex,  St. George, Utah, Sept. 22, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Start your engines for weekend drag racing 

ST. GEORGE – The first of the four scheduled 2014 St. George Lions Club-sponsored BlackRock Motorsports drag races will be held Saturday and Sunday at Ridge Top Complex, 998 South Airport Road, St. George. Tech inspection on Saturday opens at 8 a.m. with time-trials starting at 9 a.m. Timed eliminations begin at 1 p.m. Tech inspection opens at 9 a.m. […]


Restaurants gear up for Southern Utah Culinary Festival 

ST. GEORGE – Nearly 40 restaurants from St. George will be showing off and sampling their most popular menu items at the 2nd Annual Southern Utah Culinary Festival presented by Stephen Wade. The public is invited to enjoy the food, special events and live music from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at […]


Cotton Days returns to celebrate Washington City heritage 

WASHINGTON CITY – Cotton Days, a two-week celebration of the history of Washington City, begins April 25 and continues through May 9, with a total of 16 events that take place throughout the weeks. All members of the community are invited to attend. The event takes place annually to recognize the foundation of Washington, while creating new […]


Looming FCC rules change cell signal world 

HURRICANE – Effective May 1, there will be new Federal Communications Commission rules pertaining to the use of cellphone boosters. Signal boosters can improve cellphone coverage by amplifying wireless signals between cellphones and wireless networks; but, to do so effectively, they need to comply with the new rules and integrate with existing or new business and […]


Perspectives: Freedom is linked to property rights 

OPINION – Most of us are familiar with the phrase “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Life and liberty are fairly easy to envision, but the pursuit of happiness can seem a bit more abstract. When Thomas Jefferson wrote those words in the Declaration of Independence, he was using a bit of literary flair […]

Santa Clara City Hall building, Santa Clara Utah, April 23, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

A shooting range in Santa Clara? 

SANTA CLARA — The city of Santa Clara is looking into the possibility of creating a shooting range or just a shooting area within city limits. The goal would be to funnel all of the current shooting activity west of town into one specific spot. Currently the desert area west of the residential district of Santa Clara […]


Relationship Connection: I’m turned off by my husband’s weight 

Question My husband and I have been married for 30-plus years. In the beginning, I tried to “change” him, and ultimately discovered that I can only change myself. I realize that his life’s experiences are a part of who he is; and as we have different opinions regarding many things, we have agreed that on […]

Tang, an adoptable dog at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, April 1, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends launches NKUT initiative to save shelter pets; weekend adoption event 

ST. GEORGE – Last year, nearly 12,000 dogs and cats died in Utah shelters simply because they couldn’t find a suitable home. Best Friends Animal Society has joined 36 animal shelters and rescue groups, along with community members, to create the No-Kill Utah statewide initiative to eradicate the killing of shelter pets by 2019. During […]

A woman on a bicycle suffered a minor head injury she was hit by a man driving a red Oldsmobile.

Bicycle, car collision; Woman suffers minor head injury 

ST. GEORGE — A woman suffered a minor injury to her head when a car crashed into her while she was riding a bicycle in St. George. The accident, which occurred at about 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, took place at the intersection of 600 East and Tabernacle Street. A man driving a red Oldsmobile stopped at […]

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