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Girls basketball roundup: Four blowout wins for Region 9 teams with just one loss 

Four of the five Region 9 girls basketball teams ended up with runaway victories Friday night on holiday weekend action. Dixie, Cedar, Hurricane and Desert Hills all pulled away from their opponents, with only Canyon View dropping a non-league game. Dixie, playing in the Mesquite Holiday Classic in Nevada, whipped Valley High by a 57-16 […]

Desert Hills vs. Woods Cross, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 19, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Panthers, Thunder, Warriors drop big-school foes on 2nd day of Coach Walk Classic 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View and Desert Hills both captured their second wins in as many days at the Coach Walker Classic at Dixie State University Friday evening, taking down schools from bigger Utah classifications. Snow Canyon, playing at home in a CWC Tourney game also grabbed a win, dropping 4A Mountain View in a […]

Dixie High's Blaine Monkres has accepted the job as offensive coordinator at Dixie State University.

Moving on up: Monkres takes offensive coordinator job at Dixie State 

ST. GEORGE – Blaine Monkres, whose offenses at Dixie High have put up video game-like numbers the past few years, will try and work his magic as the new offensive coordinator at Dixie State University. Monkres brings over 30 years of coaching experience to the Red Storm. His experience will help to develop Dixie State’s […]

A truck rests on its top after hitting ice on a bridge and flipping, Colorado City, Arizona, Dec. 19,. 2014 | Photo courtesy of Debi Groves, St. George News

Icy, foggy weather leads to 2 early morning accidents on state Route 389 

COLORADO CITY, Arizona – The weather wreaked havoc for some motorists in Colorado City, Arizona, early Friday morning as a pickup truck flipped on an icy bridge and a semitruck slid off the road in foggy conditions. Shortly before 8 a.m., a pickup truck traveling across a bridge on state Route 389 in Colorado City hit […]


Teenager accused of murder receives conflicting evaluations, defense frustrated 

ST. GEORGE – The mental status of a LaVerkin teenager charged with murder remains in question as news of conflicting competency evaluations was announced in 5th District Court Thursday morning. The announcement was a surprise to both the prosecution and the defense, which have yet to receive copies of the latest evaluation. The mental competence of […]

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Health Reform Task Force votes against governor’s Healthy Utah Plan 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Health Reform Task Force came together in a formal meeting Thursday at which members voted to not recommend Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed Healthy Utah Plan to the Legislature, opting instead to recommend two other options. Herbert officially released the details of his proposed plan at a press conference on Dec. […]

Dixie Direct Savings Guide CEO Tony Chambers awards Santa Clara Elementary School and its students for selling savings guide books, Santa Clara, Utah, Dec. 18, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Elementary school presented with $6,707 check, students rewarded for selling books 

SANTA CLARA — Dixie Direct Saving Guide CEO Tony Chambers presented a $6,707.50 check to Santa Clara Elementary School Thursday morning and awarded three students with Apple iPad Minis for selling Dixie Direct Savings Guidebooks. Dixie Direct, an 18-year-old southern Utah-based advertising agency, has provided fundraising opportunities for students within Washington County schools as they sell Dixie Direct […]


Low unemployment may push wages up in Southern Utah 

ST. GEORGE – Southern Utah unemployment is at its lowest level in several years, and this may be starting to put upward pressure on wages. It may also signal a change in the business cycle in southwest Utah. Most southwest Utah counties experienced job creation during the second quarter of 2014, with unemployment rates reaching the […]


Nominee named to fill Panguitch City Justice Court vacancy 

PANGUITCH — The Garfield County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Timothy Byrne Smith to the Panguitch City Justice Court. Smith will replace Judge Martin Nay, who retired Oct. 1, 2014. Smith graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy in 1995. He has worked as a pharmacist from June […]


Mesquite Police officer saves child’s life at Green Valley Grocery 

MESQUITE, Nevada — An off-duty Mesquite Police officer saved a 3-year-old child’s life Monday evening after a man and woman ran into the Green Valley Grocery with their son who was choking on a large piece of candy. Just before 8 p.m., a man and woman rushed frantically into Green Valley Grocery, located at 290 North Sandhill Blvd., carrying their 3-year-old […]


Hurricane City Council addresses affordable housing concerns 

HURRICANE – The main items of discussion and approval at Thursday’s Hurricane City Council meeting were an affordable housing plan, an approval of an amended subdivision plat, and an appeal of an underage alcohol sale citation. Affordable Housing Plan Levi Roberts, associate planner with the Five County Association of Governments, made a presentation to the Council […]

Members of the 4-H Oasis Club monitor water quality at Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane, Utah | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Hurricane teens keep water quality in check at Sand Hollow 

HURRICANE – On a sunny December morning, members of the Washington County 4-H Oasis Club gathered on the dock at the Sand Hollow State Park boat ramp to investigate and report on the health of the water. The group of Hurricane High School students meets once a month to monitor water quality, as part of their 4-H […]

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