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North Zone Fire Managers plan pile burns; Stina Point, Bright Angel campground at Grand Canyon 

FREDONIA, Arizona — With the onset of winter weather,National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, are transitioning from large-scale broadcast burning operations to smaller-sized slash pile burning operations at multiple locations throughout the North Kaibab Ranger District and Grand Canyon National Park areas, subject […]


Parowan High School wakes up audiences with ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ 

PAROWAN – Join Parowan High School for its production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” continuing Friday, Saturday and Monday at Parowan High School, 168 N. Main St. in Parowan. Presented by the Parowan High School Performing Arts Department in conjunction with Music Theater International, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is the story of a die-hard theater fan who gets a big surprise: […]


Ivins looks to prevent flooding with new drainage plan, improvements 

Ivins – The Ivins City Council considered ways to improve drainage in the city in the wake of recent flooding at Thursday’s regular council meeting. After extremely heavy rains in a short period of time inundated the city, officials are rethinking the whole city’s drainage plan. City Engineer Chuck Gillette gave an extensive presentation showing […]


Hurricane moves towards rejoining Hurricane Valley Fire District 

HURRICANE – After more than a month of discussion in various meetings, Hurricane is moving towards joining the Hurricane Valley Fire District again. Discussion on the issue, including a public forum, was the major focus of Thursday evening’s City Council meeting. Before the public forum began, Hurricane City Fire Chief Tom Kuhlmann informed the City […]

Dixie won the state title just two years ago. File photo from Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 16, 2012 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

3AA Championship: Tigers, Flyers hope for repeat performance in title game 

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s not too often the two teams playing for a championship have a combined nine losses. And that’s no knock on the 9-4 Dixie Flyers and the 8-5 Hurricane Tigers as they prepare for Friday morning’s 3AA State Championship game (11 a.m. on KJZZ-TV and ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM). If anything, […]

Flyer QB Ammon Takau looks for an open receiver, Pine View vs. Dixie, 2014 3AA Football Playoffs, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 13, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3AA Championship: Takau making his own way for streaking Flyers 

ST. GEORGE – As a sophomore, Ammon Takau watched from the sideline as dynamic starting quarterback Blake Barney rushed and passed the Dixie Flyers to the 2012 3A State Championship. It was a sight to behold. But what the young Takau probably didn’t know was how much he — and every future QB at Dixie […]

Josh Parker, Desert Hills vs. Hurricane, 2014 3AA Football Playoffs, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 14, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

3AA Championship: Poised Parker leading the way for Tigers 

HURRICANE — No one would blame Hurricane starting quarterback Josh Parker if he was a little starstruck or intimidated with his current role on the Tigers team. After all, a month ago, Parker was the backup quarterback — on the junior varsity team. “I played on defense, but hardly ever got on the field as […]


Blue Blood: Cougars bowl eligible, but not where they wanted to be 

COMMENTARY – BYU football is now officially bowl bound for the 10th straight season with Bronco Mendenhall as the coach. This is a true accomplishment as a head coach in Division 1 football these days, regardless of what conference or scheduling issues a team might face. To fans, a winning season is a good thing and winning […]

Alex Anderson, Dixie State University vs Dominican University, St. George, Utah, September 20, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Dixie State volleyball stuns top-seeded NW Nazarene in NCAA 1st round match 

NAMPA, Idaho – Upsets were in style on Thursday and the Dixie State women’s volleyball team didn’t disappoint with a 3-1 (25-15, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20) triumph over No. 1 seed Northwest Nazarene on a historic day at the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships West Regional. Every lower seeded team upset their opponent with No. 1, […]

Stock image; photo does not represent the accident in the attached report | Image by St. George News

News short: Driver fails to yield, causes 2-car collision 

LAVERKIN — A two-car collision occurred Thursday evening after the driver of a red Ford Mustang failed to yield to an oncoming green Honda Civic near Farmer’s Market of LaVerkin, 495 N. State St. in LaVerkin. At 6:55 p.m., the LaVerkin Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the collision, where the Honda […]


Sentence handed down in case of 37-year-old who had sex with teen boy 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 5th District Court Thursday for offenses related to sexual exploitation and unlawful sexual activity with of a minor. Jaime Renee Tactay, 37, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and related offenses in October. Tactay […]

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Council discusses recycling changes; economic development award presented 

CEDAR CITY — At Wednesday’s Cedar City Council work meeting, various city recycling options were discussed and an international award was presented to the economic development office for its business expansion effort regarding the MSC Aerospace project. Recycling amendment Cedar City has had a contract with Washington County to have recyclable materials hauled from six […]

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