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A wall is all that remains of a building at the Delamar Mine near Caliente, Nevada, June 13, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

Explore: Historic Delamar mine, ‘widowmaker’ in Nevada desert 

CALIENTE, Nev. – If you are looking for a scenic trip through the mountains and deserts of Utah and Nevada, you might want to take a trek to the Delamar Mine near Caliente, Nevada. On a warm Saturday morning, a group of friends gathered for a “fun run” with a local off-road group, the Desert Roads and Trails Society. […]

The Wave, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah-Arizona border, Jan. 2013 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Arizona-Utah’s geological gem, The Wave; proposed changes in permit lottery 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes and sage brush. It’s said to be one of the most photographed spots […]

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‘Stuff the BUS’ school supply drive benefits students in need 

ST. GEORGE — United Way Dixie is partnering with Allconnect for the first annual “Stuff the BUS” school supply drive, which will take place Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Allconnect parking lot, 1572 S. Dixie Drive in St. George. The goal for the drive is to stuff a full-size school bus to the top with much-needed school […]

Wildflowers in bloom at the Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival, Cedar Breaks National Monument, July 16, 2015 | Photo by Emily Hammer, St. George News

Wildflower Festival showcases a rainbow display; CCnews Photo Gallery 

CEDAR BREAKS — It’s clear you’re close to Cedar Breaks National Monument when you pass fields full of wildflowers, from red and yellow to a deep purple. These beautiful flowers are the backdrop for the Wildflower Festival, which lasts until Sunday. Every year, as all the flowers bloom, Cedar Breaks National Monument holds the festival, […]

A two-tiered pool area with hot tubs and water slides provide the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of adventuring at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Utah, July 11, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: Dive in to summer vacation at Zion Ponderosa 

SOUTHERN UTAH — On the outskirts of Zion National Park in a setting both rustic and wondrous lies a 4,000-acre ranch resort where high adventure awaits; so why not dive in? The day starts at dawn as the sun crests the eastern hills and lights up the property. The sounds of people rising from their tents […]

Cimarron Chacon takes a closer look at a waterfall on The Narrows hike in Zion National Park, Utah, July 1, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: The Narrows of Zion National Park; top-to-bottom guide 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – The Narrows in Zion National Park is a quintessential bucket list hike for many visitors wishing to experience firsthand the stunning and often surreal beauty created by time and the elements that exists in between the towering Navajo sandstone walls. While the most popular access to The Narrows is from the Temple […]

Division of Wildlife Resources Lt. Scott Dalebout examines a dead quagga mussel found on a boat at a watercraft checkpoint on U.S. Highway 89 near Big Water, Utah, May 13, 2015 | Photo by Heather Talley, courtesy of DWR, St. George News

Boaters beware: How a pesky quagga mussel can make you a criminal; new photos from DWR 

ST. GEORGE — By now, you may have heard about invasive quagga mussels, but what you may not know is that spreading just one of these sneaky little species can label you a criminal, cost you a hefty fine and reserve a bed with your name on it in jail. Mussels are a Skiff-Transmitted Disease, or STD, […]

Views from the pool at the Lake Powell Resort at Wahweap Marina, Page, Arizona, June 19, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: Lake Powell un-motorized; STGnews Photo Gallery 

PAGE, Ariz. — It is almost a summer rite of passage. A trip to Lake Powell — or just “Powell,” as some are wont to call it — features miles of gorgeous lake dotted by kaleidoscopic sandstone cliffs that rise up through the surface like giant ships on the water, just begging visitors to come take a swim. While […]

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No Filter: Plural wives, big enterprise at historic General Steam 

FEATURE — Where, oh where is Grady? In Episode 54 of the “No Filter Show,” Co-hosts Paul Ford and “Fill-in” (otherwise known as Dan Fowlks) roam around General Steam, a historic site located about 15 miles west of Veyo. The story of General Steam founder Leroy Wilson is a tale of big love, big innovation … and a big murder. Go […]

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Heat can kill, getting lost can be fatal; how to survive the heat, be found when you’re lost or in distress 

SOUTHERN UTAH – With every spring and summer come reports of deaths in the outdoors, often from someone’s heatstroke or dehydration, sometimes in the company of others, sometimes when a hiker gets lost and can’t be found in time for lifesaving measures to be administered. You can avoid such tragedy by being prepared, equipped and aware of […]


No Filter: 6 saloons, gambling and gunfights; Wild West thrills at Silver Reef 

FEATURE — What do a cemetery, a mine and a kiln all have in common? They can all be found at Silver Reef, a real, live (well, sort of) Southern Utah ghost town. In the 52nd episode of the “No Filter Show” and the third installment of their guide to fun summer activities for kids, Co-hosts Paul Ford […]

Archaeologist Neil Weintraub kneels next to a brush shelter discovered on Kaibab National Forest, Williams, Arizona, undated | Photo courtesy of United States Forest Service, St. George News

Ariz. governor’s commission awards Kaibab National Forest archaeologist 

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A Kaibab National Forest archaeologist Neil Weintraub was named the 2015 professional archaeologist of the year by the Arizona Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission. Weintraub, zone archaeologist for the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts, was recognized by the commission for his significant contributions to the protection and preservation of Arizona’s nonrenewable archaeological resources. “Neil’s commitment […]


Wildfires: How you can stop them before they start 

ST. GEORGE – May was a wet month and vegetation growth has been enhanced by the moisture and mild temperatures. June temperatures are beginning to rise, and unless recent rains continue, vegetation should begin to dry out, increasing fire danger. Washington County has a long history of wildfires in the late spring and summer months. Unfortunately, […]

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2 west desert rescues: FedEx truck stuck; stranded father, son 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Search and Rescue team responded to two rescue calls Thursday evening on the west side of Washington County, bringing this unprecedented year of high-volume rescues to either 52 or 53 so far. “To be honest, I’m losing track,” Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Cashin said. At about 6:15 p.m. […]

Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers stop vehicles with boats on U.S. Highway 89 for quagga mussel inspection checkpoint, Big Water, Utah, May 13, 2015 | Photo by Heather Talley, courtesy of DWR, St. George News

Quagga mussel checkpoints added near Lake Powell, decontamination options 

LAKE POWELL – Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is conducting watercraft checkpoints near Lake Powell to inspect for quagga mussels. The first was held May 13 and dead quaggas were found on one of 11 boats checked by conservation officers near Big Water on U.S. Highway 89. The boat owner was given a warning for not completing the […]

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