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Cedar grabs road win on big night from QB Brecken Lewis 

TOOELE — It’s no secret Cedar has struggled offensively this season, averaging just 13 points a game in going 1-5 in 3AA South Region play. So Redmen quarterback Brecken Lewis decided to take thing into his own hands Friday night in the first round playoff game at Tooele. The Cedar senior scored five touchdowns, including […]


Lost opportunities haunt Warriors as they fall at Bear River 

GARLAND, Utah — Snow Canyon squandered two fourth-quarter red zone attacks and found itself on the losing end of a 27-17 playoff loss at Bear River Friday night. Twice the Warriors turned the ball over on downs in the fourth quarter with a chance to pull close to the Bears. Snow Canyon ends the year 4-7 […]

Dixie vs. Uintah,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Red-hot Dixie Flyers maul Uintah in playoff opener; Stansbury up next 

ST. GEORGE – Demolition. Destruction. Domination. The Dixie Flyers controlled every facet of the game against the visiting Uintah Utes in the first round of the playoffs, winning 55-8. Forget about scoring. Uintah measured success by just getting first downs. “This is four weeks in a row that both sides of the ball have played […]


Trick or treat hide-and-seek: Find yourself in our ghoulish gallery! 

LIVE POST: Keep refreshing this post to see new photos as we receive and upload them! SOUTHERN UTAH – Members of our St. George News family, both staff members and readers alike, are out and about this Halloween night, on the prowl for some shutter-worthy (and shudder-worthy) photos of Southern Utah’s communities at their ghostly best! Bookmark this post […]

Tiger defenders pile up the Park City ball carrier, Hurricane vs. Park City,  Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 31, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Third quarter blitzkrieg lifts Tigers past Park City and into quarterfinals 

HURRICANE — Hurricane played with fire a little bit Friday evening. But fortunately, the Tigers didn’t get burned. A slow start for heavily-favored Hurricane against Park City kept the Miners in the game for nearly three full quarters, but a 28-point flurry of points at the end of the third helped the Tigers rise for […]


5th District Court still going batty; infestation eradication continues 

ST. GEORGE – There are still bats in the belfry – and everywhere else – at the 5th District Court in St. George Friday night as Halloween merriment descends on Southern Utah. “The timing couldn’t be better – or worse, depending how you look at it,” Rick Davis, trial court executive for the 5th District […]

History of Halloween traditions; lost symbolism, meaning 

FEATURE – Halloween is a day filled with candy, costumes, mischief and scary stories for many American children, but for the ancient Celts, and Pagans today, it is the time when the veil between this world and the “Otherworld” thins, the “summer’s end” harvest is gathered and a new year is welcomed with celebrations of fire. […]


Opinion: Are Republicans conservative? 

OPINION – I am not a Republican. I grew up in a Republican household in a neighborhood where most of our neighbors and friends were Republicans too, so it was easy for me to identify with their thinking. I registered Republican as soon as I could vote and my first vote was cast for Richard Nixon. […]


Washington County condemns BLM for Recapture Canyon closure, Blanding; calls for reopening 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Commission is questioning the Bureau of Land Management’s closure of Recapture Canyon in San Juan County, the BLM’s delay in reopening the canyon and calling for the immediate reopening of Recapture Canyon. In a resolution passed at a special meeting this week, the commission called on the BLM to […]


Case closed without charges in fatal Leeds shooting; county attorney discusses possible motive 

ST. GEORGE – Deputy Washington County Attorney Ryan Shaum discussed details Friday surrounding a fatal shooting that occurred in Leeds in July and a decision that has been made by the Washington County Attorney’s Office not to bring any charges in the case. “Once all the evidence did come in, we affirmed what it appeared […]

Iron County Ropes Team apprehend a boy out of Kannaraville Canyon, Kannaraville, Utah, May 2013 |Photo courtesy of Mike Gibbs, for St. George News

Iron County Ropes Team assists in rescue missions 

IRON COUNTY — The Iron County Ropes Team, developed by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office five years ago, is one specialized force in the Southern Utah and Nevada areas that is trained to assist in rescues of persons caught in situations unreachable by some regular search and rescue teams, Iron County Ropes Team Leader Mike Gibbs […]


Let’s rap about tax, RAP tax that is 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Residents of Washington County have been asked to consider a countywide tax in the upcoming election to help fund parks, arts and recreational opportunities for residents and tourists, stirring up questions about what a RAP tax is, and if there is a need. Perhaps the real consideration for voters, as with any tax, is whether […]

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