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Mall Drive Bridge construction project on schedule for September completion, St. George, Utah, June 1, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Mall Drive Bridge work encounters delays; new targeted opening date 

ST. GEORGE – Construction of the Mall Drive Bridge, which began in February in St. George and was scheduled for completion the second week of September, is now reported to be targeted to open next Tuesday. “There have been a few delays that have pushed the opening to Sept. 30,” said Mike Smith, the City of St. George project […]


Deputy constable arrested for allegedly defrauding at least 6 people 

WASHINGTON CITY – A Hurricane man and his wife, who is a deputy constable, were arrested Monday after they allegedly used her position with the Utah County Constables Office to financially defraud at least six people. Shandon Gale Young, 33, and Katina Marie Young, 34, created a scam using the Utah County Constables Office to […]

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Theft arrest leads to drug charges 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City Police officers arrested a 28-year-old Cedar City man Sunday night on charges of theft and drug possession. Cory Norbert Wynn allegedly stole more than $700 in merchandise from D&D Smoke and More, 396 N. 2150 West in Cedar City, Cedar City Police Sgt. Jimmy Roden said in a police statement. “Wynn was taken […]

A USFS firefighter conducts managed ignitions on the McRae Fire near Tusayan, Arizona, July 17, 2014 | Photo courtesy of US Agriculture Department Forest Service, St. George News

Fire advisory: North Zone fire managers plan for Moquitch prescribed burn 

FREDONIA, Arizona – As more prescribed fires generally equate to fewer extreme wildfires, North Zone fire managers continue to track the ever-changing weather conditions for opportunities to implement the prescribed fire burn plan for the North Kaibab Ranger District. Currently, fire managers are assessing weather conditions in the forest with plans to implement the Moquitch 2 […]

Aspen trees changing color alongside one of Utah's most scenic autumn drives, near Hancock Peak, Highway 143, Dixie National Forest, Cedar Mountain, Utah, September 20, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Explore: Seize this autumn high-country joyride before the leaves drop 

CEDAR CITY — A leafy pageant of molten reds and pumpkin-pie yellows are once again cracking through Utah’s uppermost mountain canopies. Today is the autumnal equinox, the absolute perfect time to feast your eyes upon one of Earth’s greatest gifts: a scenic joyride along the legendary Cedar Mountain traverse route — a fall leaf-lover’s cruise of a lifetime. This […]


Red Storm Recap: Volleyball team shines; XC’s Storie sets new team record in victory 

All of the Red Storm fall sports teams were in action this past week. The football team lost to the visiting Humboldt State Lumberjacks in a game that got away early. The volleyball team captured its first two conference wins at home. The mens’ and women’s soccer teams had their final tuneups before beginning conference play […]

Swiss Days returns to Santa Clara for its 25th year, Santa Clara, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of Kathleen Nielson, St. George News

A quarter-century of Swiss Days: Santa Clara celebrates 25 years of heritage 

SANTA CLARA – Beginning Thursday and culminating Saturday, Santa Clara City will host its 25th annual Swiss Days celebration, offering the community a weekend full of events and activities. Swiss Days was started in 1990 by five Santa Clara residents – Sherri Anderson, Vicki Laswell, Claudia West, Pam Graf and Clark Ence – who had a […]


Driver blacks out on I-15, crashes through 50 feet of cable barrier 

ST. GEORGE – A 41-year-old woman blacked out while traveling northbound on Interstate 15 Tuesday morning and crashed her car through 50 feet of cable barrier. The collision occurred at approximately 7:47 a.m. near mile marker 9, just prior to the Washington Exit, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jake Hicks said. The woman, driving a 2011 Toyota […]

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks to a group of students at Dixie Middle School, St. George, Utah, Sept. 22, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Attorney general stops by Dixie Middle School, discusses cases, heritage 

ST. GEORGE – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke to around 200 students at Dixie Middle School Monday. Reyes touched on the role of the attorney general along with some cases his office has been involved in and is pursuing. He also spoke about his ethnic heritage and the value of education. Reyes was in […]

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Hiker dies on North Kaibab Trail 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – On Friday, September 19, at approximately 4 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a visitor reporting that a male hiker had fallen and was having trouble breathing. Park rangers responded by helicopter and found the victim approximately one-half mile below Ribbon Falls on the North […]

Dan Fowlks, lead actor, director and writer of "A Tale Told Heart," poses on set at the Covington Mansion on Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Stephen Walters, St. George News

Edgar Allan Poe inspires independent film production 

ST. GEORGE — Two Southern Utah filmmakers have begun production of their newest short film, and hope their work can inspire others to get involved in the film community. “A Tale Told Heart” is the brain child of Dan Fowlks of the city of Washington, who said after reading the short-story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by […]

Government Accountability Office

GAO: Action needed to combat $5 billion tax refund fraud 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service must take bold and innovative action to combat more than $5 billion in fraudulent identity theft tax refunds, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, or GAO. The report, requested by leaders on the Senate Finance and Aging Committees as well as the House Ways […]

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