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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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No Filter: Zipping through history, mystery; Kanab 

FEATURE – It’s known as “Little Hollywood,” some say its surrounding mountainous region holds Montezuma’s treasure, and Co-host Grady Sinclair dubs it the “Jewel of the South.”  It’s Kanab – and our co-hosts zip about scratching its surface, considering its history … and mystery … in this, Episode 46 of the “No Filter Show.” Let’s join them.  Hit play    above Related posts Click […]

Zion National Park, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

News short: Rescuers carry out injured hiker at Emerald Pools 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – Zion National Park rangers and other responders carried a hiker to safety Sunday night after she broke her ankle while hiking on the Emerald Pools Trail. At approximately 9:22 p.m., rangers received a report of a woman with a broken ankle, Zion National Park spokesperson Aly Baltrus said. The woman had stepped on […]

A funnel cloud drops from the clouds near Enoch, Utah, May 24, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Gayla Webb Chisholm, St. George News

Rare funnel cloud spotted in Southern Utah 

ENOCH – Southern Utah residents made a rare sighting over the weekend, as they watched a funnel cloud form under dark clouds Sunday evening. Enoch resident Gayla Webb Chisholm saw the funnel cloud from her home just before 6 p.m., as did several other residents of the area. “What was even more amazing was watching it shrink back […]

Gary Sinclair, left, Paul Ford, co-hosts of the "No Filter Show," Pine Valley, Utah, May 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: An upside-down ship, a lake and thick steak; treasures of scenic Pine Valley 

FEATURE – In Episode 45 of the “No Filter” show, Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair head north to beautiful Pine Valley, situated just under an hour north of St. George, to check out the sites and learn some of the history of this pioneer-settled mountain town. Longtime Pine Valley resident Larry Gardner takes the boys to local hot […]

Marsha Navar, widow of Dr. Paul Navar. As his Eagle Scout project, Andy Day, coordinated the placement of a bench at Paradise Rim where Dr. Paul Navar died of a heart attack in February 2009. Red Cliffs National Recreation Area, Washington County, Utah, May 23, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Chuckwalla to Paradise: New bench memorializes life of Dr. Paul Navar; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – There sits a bench hewn of rock on the Paradise Rim of Washington County’s Red Cliffs Reserve that offers 360-degree vistas of Pine Valley Mountain, Snow Canyon, downtown St. George, and beyond to the prominent red and white bluffs of Zion National Park – a bench set this Memorial Day weekend in remembrance of […]

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Camping Utah’s national forests; campground schedules, safety tips 

SALT LAKE CITY — Summer is finally upon us, and it is time to gather the kids and camping gear and head to your favorite camping spot for Memorial day weekend. Most campgrounds are now open throughout the state.  Some higher-elevation campgrounds, roads, and trails will remain closed due to snow and extremely wet muddy conditions. Safety […]

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