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Gorge accidents; Lexus tries to snake 3 semis 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE, Arizona – Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge in Mohave County, Arizona, saw two accidents Monday morning, one involving a caravan of three semitrailers, or 18-wheelers, and a Lexus SUV; the other was a single-vehicle accident resolved without incident. At about 8:30 a.m. MDT (Utah), or 7:30 a.m. MST (Arizona), a […]


Flash Flood Watch: Washington, Iron, Kane counties, Mesquite; flash flood safety 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” for Washington, Iron, and Kane counties, in effect Monday from noon to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for Mesquite, Nevada. Conditions Numerous slow-moving showers and thunderstorms will track north across southern and central Utah Monday. Some of these […]


More tickets available for Utah Symphony’s free concert at Bryce Canyon 

PANGUITCH — Utah residents will now have a better chance of experiencing a rare outdoor performance by the Utah Symphony at Bryce Canyon National Park with the release of an additional 700 tickets for an upcoming concert. “We are delighted to welcome the Utah Symphony to Bryce Canyon,” said Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield […]


Perspectives: Iron County School District, accountability or witch-hunt? 

OPINION – It’s been nearly a year since members of the school board for the Iron County School District made the decision to approve the purchase of a building near the district’s headquarters on Royal Hunt Drive in Cedar City. Questions have now arisen as to whether the school board overstepped it’s authority in the […]


Randy Anderson Band performs at OC Tanner Amphitheater 

SPRINGDALE — Lace up your boots and prepare to tear up the dance floor at the OC Tanner Amphitheater Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as the Randy Anderson Band performs their popular, energetic and swinging show. There will be dancing in the pit, good food and music all evening.  Summer concerts don’t get any better, the nights cool […]

Fire crews and good citizens respond to brush fire on the outskirts of Washington City baseball fields, Washington, Utah, July 27, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Fire near Community Center contained by fast acting passers-by 

WASHINGTON CITY – A brush fire that started near the Washington City Baseball Complex Sunday evening was quickly contained by passers-by. Report of the fire came in just before 10 p.m. after three men in the area of 350 N. Community Center Drive spotted the fire as they were driving by, Washington City Firefighter Kelly Lang […]


Secret Service called in on 3 felony arrests 

KANARRAVILLE — A traffic stop on Interstate 15 Saturday evening led the Utah Highway Patrol to arrest three men on felony fraud and drug charges — charges requiring the attention of the Secret Service and the State Bureau of Investigation. Shortly before 8 p.m., the St. George Communications Center received a report of a reckless driver traveling northbound on […]

The former Warren Jeffs mansion has been converted into a public bed and breakfast, Hildale, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Life after Jeffs: Hotel debuts in FLDS prophet’s former mansion 

HILDALE – In a community once tightly closed to the outside world and ever shrouded in controversy, one man says big changes are on the horizon – beginning with the drastic repurposing of a mansion that was originally built for Warren Jeffs. A cursory glance from Highway 389 may not reveal that much has changed […]

Brush catches fire on Old Farm Road, Santa Clara, Utah, July 27, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Illegal burn rekindles, ignites brush fire near homes 

SANTA CLARA – A small fire, which burned about 1/10 of an acre of brush in a Santa Clara neighborhood Sunday afternoon, was reportedly the result of an illegal burn. Local fire agencies extinguished the fire before it caught any structures, although it did burn within approximately 35 feet of a detached garage. The fire was reported […]

Crews continue managed ignitions along Forest Service Road 76 on the Sitgreaves Complex, Greater Grand Canyon, Arizona, circa July 26, 2014 | Photo by Holly Krake, courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, St. George News

Update: 4 wildfires in Kaibab National Forest continue to grow 

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Growth continued yesterday on all fires in the Kaibab National Forest which are being managed for resource benefits with multiple objectives. Today crews continue to do preparation work ahead of managed ignitions and ignitions may occur on some fires. Fire managers continue to coordinate with neighboring forests, national parks, municipal fire departments and the Arizona Department […]

The Indoor Shoppers Market banner on the building located at 1028 East Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, July 25, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Indoor Shoppers Market brings 90 vendors together; grand opening 

ST. GEORGE — After almost a year of planning and months of approaching the city with the idea of opening a permanent indoor swap meet, the Indoor Shoppers Market, located in the 16,000-square-foot building at 1028 East Tabernacle in St. George, will host its grand opening Saturday. The Indoor Shoppers Market expects to have 42 different vendors displaying on Saturday, along with […]


Monsoon, lightning pose safety concerns at Grand Canyon; lightning, hiking safety 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — With monsoon season actively underway, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park and Northern Arizona are reminded that summer storms are often accompanied by dangerous lightning. The National Park Service considers safety to be an important part of their visit. Serious injuries and fatalities have occurred at Grand Canyon National Park in the past as a result […]

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