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Dixie vs. Pine View, Baseball, St. George, Utah, Apr. 17, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 baseball: Sweeps week as Thunder, Panthers, Reds brush away foes 

ST. GEORGE — Three series and three sweeps this week in Region 9 baseball as Desert Hills, Pine View and Cedar created some separation with two-game sweeps of their opponents. The Thunder followed up Tuesday’s nailbiter with an easy win over Canyon View Friday. The Panthers outscored Dixie 17-6 in two games. And the Redmen […]

Snow Canyon vs. Pine View, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Apr. 17, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Warriors get back at Pine View with win at Panther Stadium 

ST. GEORGE – So much for home-field advantage. Snow Canyon Warriors avenged its earlier home loss to Pine View with a 2-0 victory at the Panthers home field Friday night on a balmy St. George evening. The win moved the Warriors into a tie for second place with the Panthers and also assured that the […]

Snow Canyon's Heather Prestwich winds up with runners on base for Cedar, Cedar vs. Snow Canyon, Softball, St. George, Utah, Apr. 17, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 softball: Warriors get wild (pitch) win over Cedar, hang on to 1st place 

ST. GEORGE — With Snow Canyon’s Heather Prestwich and Cedar’s Marin Whitney pitching well, it was going to take something unusual to break a 2-2 tie Friday afternoon between two of the region’s top teams. Stealing home, that would qualify. Technically, Mada Mooring scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a […]


Women in Higher Education conference focuses on defining space, creating change 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University welcomed more than 250 women from across the state as the host of the “Fourth Annual Utah Women in Higher Education Network” spring conference Thursday and Friday. The theme of this year’s conference, “Elemental Women: Defining Space, Creating Change,” addressed how women in higher education meet the challenges and opportunities they face […]


14 arrested in drug trafficking crackdown 

MESQUITE, Nevada – Multiple people were arrested by Mesquite Police Thursday following a monthslong investigation by narcotics detectives. “The Mesquite Police Investigative Services Division … concluded a lengthy investigation into the sales and trafficking of illegal controlled substances,” Mesquite Police said in a statement Friday. Individuals allegedly were trafficking and distributing cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription […]

Students at Coral Canyon Elementary get a chance to throw cream pies at their principal to celebrate a successful PTA fundraiser, Washington, Utah, April 17, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

Turnabout is fair play: Students raise funds, get to throw pies at principal; STGnews Videocast 

WASHINGTON CITY – Students at Coral Canyon Elementary School in Washington City had a rare opportunity to reverse roles and “discipline” their principal by throwing cream pies at her in a good-natured but messy celebration Friday morning. Students got to splatter their principal, Jennifer Eggleston, with whipped cream pies at an assembly held to celebrate the […]


Hurricane approves controversial subdivision, grants variance for new business’ beer license 

HURRICANE – Thursday night, Hurricane City Council’s longest discussion concerned the possible approval of a subdivision with collapsible soil. The council also discussed a variance for a beer license, heard a report about the recent Hurricane Mountain Bike Festival and recognized the good deeds of four of its citizens. South Fields subdivision Representatives from WW Properties […]

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Celebrate National Park Week with fee-free weekend, Find Your Park campaign 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – Zion National Park will join other national parks throughout the country in celebrating National Park Week from Saturday through Sunday, April 26, with several events. Activities in the county related to National Park Week: Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19: On opening weekend of National Park Week, every national park, including Zion […]

Southwest Wildlife Foundation Cofounder Susan Tyner shows restroom blueprints to City Council and Administrators at Wednesday's City Council meeting, City Council Chambers, Cedar City, Utah, April 15, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George

Council laments Enoch fatal fire; considers health care, bathrooms in Cedar Canyon, pool fees for students 

CEDAR CITY – Emotions were high at Wednesday night’s Cedar City Council meeting as sensitive topics were discussed including city employee healthcare, a letter of support for the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, a better rate at the Aquatic Center for Iron County Students and the loss-of-life fire that claimed three victims Monday night in Enoch City. […]

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Carrot cake recall from Smiths Food and Drug Stores 

ST. GEORGE – The Food and Drug Association disseminated a statement Friday issued by Smith’s Food and Drug Stores on April 2 advising its customers, particularly those with nut allergies, that Smith’s Bakery carrot cakes packaged on or before April 1 contain walnuts and may not have been labeled properly. For customers without nut allergies, the cakes are safe […]

One of the bouncy balls used in a record-breaking attempt at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, April 16, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Big bounce at Dixie State: 587 aim for world record; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Hundreds of people bounced over to Dixie State University in St. George Thursday evening to participate in an attempt to set a world record for the most people bouncing bouncy balls simultaneously. The event was part of the university’s annual D-Week celebration, with this year’s theme “100 years of rock solid tradition.” “It was […]


Lee questions witness at hearing on asset forfeiture, property seizures by police 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Mike Lee participated in a Senate Judiciary hearing Wednesday titled “The Need to Reform Asset Forfeiture,” which provided an opportunity to discuss the problems with civil asset forfeiture and consider reforms to these laws. Federal law currently allows law enforcement officers to keep property they seize from those who are committing federal […]

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