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Coral Canyon Elementary 1st Utah school to receive national Ashoka recognition 

WASHINGTON CITY — Coral Canyon Elementary School has been formally recognized as one of the 60 most influential schools in the nation by global social entrepreneur network Ashoka. The formal title recognizes the school as a National Title 1 Distinguished School within the Ashoka Changemaker School Network, which categorizes Coral Canyon as an influential educational […]

Deer watches normally dry Fort Pearce Wash turn into a rushing river, flash flooding in St. George, Utah, Aug. 18, 2014 | Photo by Jared Abel, courtesy of Lisa Abel, St. George News

Flash flood watch, weather for Southern Utah 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” in effect for much of central and southern Utah, including Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver counties, in effect all day Tuesday and through the evening. Conditions Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding are expected across the watch […]

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Flash flood warning for Garfield County 

GARFIELD COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for west-central Garfield County in effect until 8:15 p.m. Monday. At 5:15 p.m. Doppler Radar indicated a thunderstorm producing heavy rain over the Red Canyon area to the west of Bryce Canyon National Park, along state Route 12. Radar rainfall estimates of over 1.5 inches fell within […]

400 N. Main Street, Washington. Thunderstorm across Washington County, Utah, Aug. 18, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

News LIVE: Storm hits Washington, homes flooded; STGnews Photo Gallery 

NEWS LIVE: This report contains news live as it develops and is being  updated continuously. Bookmark and refresh the page periodically for updates. Last update: 11:30 p.m.. WASHINGTON CITY – A severe thunderstorm making its way across Washington County toward Iron County has public safety crews and citizens alike scrambling to manage waters and storm-driven debris and […]

Emergency crews carry hiker out of Snow Canyon State Park, Santa Clara, Utah, Aug. 18 | Photo courtesy of Ivins City Fire and Rescue, for St. George News

Rescue crews carry hiker 1 mile out of Snow Canyon Park 

ST. GEORGE – Emergency crews were called to assist a 68-year-old woman hiking in Snow Canyon State Park Friday after she was unable to finish her hike. At approximately 5 p.m., a call was made to the St. George Communication Center reporting that a woman hiking the Lava Tubes of Snow Canyon was experiencing some light-headedness, […]

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Traffic Advisory: Downpour on I-15, standing water, standstill traffic 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – A severe thunderstorm making its way across Washington County toward Iron County, is causing extensive standing water on Interstate 15, contributing to at least one accident and considerable traffic slowing. A single-vehicle accident occurred at mile marker 13 when the vehicle slid off the Interstate. St. George News Reporter T.S. Romney said, from the […]

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SEVERE Thunderstorm; NWS: Move to interior room, lowest floor 

UPDATED 4:20 P.M.   SOUTHERN UTAH - At 4:12 p.m. the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Washington County and south-central Iron County, in effect until 4:45 p.m.  Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm has located over […]

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PVHS hosts Rachel’s Challenge: Columbine shooting victim’s message of acceptance 

ST. GEORGE – While her life was tragically cut short during the Columbine High School shooting, Rachel Scott’s example of kindness and compassion lives on. Hear the inspiring true story of how one girl’s dream to change the world is being fulfilled more than a decade after her death at a community event to be held […]

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‘Sarge’ update: pit bull shot with arrow recovering in new foster home 

ST. GEORGE – The pit bull discovered shot with an arrow outside of Ivins Friday, originally nicknamed “Remy,” has received a new name and a foster home. The veterinary staff at Red Hills Animal Hospital in St. George decided to rename the pit bull “Sarge” in honor of Washington County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kurt Bowen who […]

Mitsuyo Miyazaki, director of "Where We Begin," shows off her dancing skills while scouting locations for the upcoming film, Cedar City area, Utah, Summer 2014 | Photo courtesy of Mitsuyo Miyazaki Productions, St. George News

Film director returns to Cedar, produces ‘Where We Begin’ with local help 

CEDAR CITY –  A movie production in Cedar City and the surrounding area calls for volunteers as a Southern Utah University alumna-turned-acclaimed-film director, makes her return to a place she once called home. Mitsuyo Miyazaki, the director, writer and producer of the film “Where We Begin,” graduated with her bachelor’s degree from SUU in 1999 […]

‘Dear Ms. Turner, We gotta have a garden;’ how to grow healthy habits in kids 

FEATURE — At the end of the school year, my 9-year-old son brought home his writing journal.  As I flipped through it, I fell in love with this letter: Apparently my kids do listen to me.  However, JC said it better than I ever could. What I loved most about this letter is JC realizing eating plants is […]

Breaking out of the fitness box: Strength training outdoors 

FEATURE —When people think of outdoor fitness, they usually envision running, biking and hiking as the go-to workouts of choice. While these are great cardiovascular options, strength training can be a great option as well. Without advocating canceling your gym membership or putting your home equipment on eBay, here are some alternative exercises to break up the monotony […]

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Folk artist Robyn Landis performs in Kayenta 

IVINS – Saturday, the Kayenta Arts Foundation will present a special concert, one night only, with folk artist Robyn Landis. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Kayenta Outdoor Theatre in Ivins. Since the 2005 release of her first CD, “Love and Other Words” – made in association with the duo Short and […]

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Authorpalooza! Authors, donors, volunteers sought for St. George Book Festival 

ST. GEORGE – As the annual St. George Book Festival approaches – scheduled to take place Oct. 20-25 – festival organizers are seeking both sponsors and local authors to support and take part in the event. An event called “Authorpalooza” will kick off the book festival on Oct. 20 at Barnes & Noble in St. George, and authors with books […]

New Year's Eve 2014 Family Fest at the Washington City Community Center, Washington, Utah, Dec. 31, 2013 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

What’s in a ‘rave’? City shuts down teenage dance party for Facebook posts 

WASHINGTON CITY — Freedom of speech? Not so much, some might say, when it comes to words posted on Facebook – at least insofar as their impact on a back-to-school dance party scheduled to be held in Washington City Saturday. The expectations of hundreds of teenagers across Washington County, including eight teenaged DJs amped to show their spin skills, were […]

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