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Senate passes highway bill; Utah transportation heads rejoice 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers in the Senate passed a proposal Thursday to provide a long-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund. Called the DRIVE Act, the bill included provisions long sought after by Utah transportation leaders and was advanced by Sen. Orrin Hatch. The bill passed by a vote of 65-34. “In a state growing as quickly […]

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Man in stolen car arrested after fleeing deputies, bashing police dog with a rock 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — A Missouri man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges after allegedly running from police in a stolen car, fleeing into the desert and hitting a pursuing police dog several times on the head with a rock. The dog, Ecko, was injured and required stitches, Trish Carter said in a statement released by the […]

Traffic backs up on Interstate 15 in the Virgin River Gorge, July 10, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Steve Cox, Ruin Runner Expeditions, St. George News

Traffic advisory: Multiple motorcycle accidents cause delays through Gorge 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge Friday should expect delays due to several accidents. The initial delay around noon was due to both heavy weekend traffic and a collision earlier in the day. While the car had been moved from the road, passers-by were still slowing to […]

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High moisture in atmosphere; flash flood watch 

MESQUITE, Nev. — The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a “flash flood watch” for portions of northwest Arizona, southeast California and Nevada from 11 a.m. PDT and PST, noon MDT, through Friday evening. While there are presently no alerts or hazardous outlooks issued by the NWS in Salt Lake City for Utah, […]


Soltis advisors named in 3 national listings: Top investment, retirement, financial advisors 

 ST. GEORGE — Soltis Investment Advisors has been named by Financial Times  in its national 2015 Top 300 Registered Investment Advisor list, the only Utah company on the listing in which the average company listed manages over $2 billion in assets.  The listing follows recognition the company’s advisors received in February and May when it was listed among the […]

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Dixie’s Adopt-a-Paws: Hurricane presents Hemingway, Marley, Wafer, ‘Pistol Triplets’ 

FEATURE — In the fourth episode of St. George News’ own “Dixie’s Adopt-a-Paws,” Liz Baxter heads over to the Hurricane City Animal Shelter, where she has some one-on-one time with Linda Melin and the shelter’s adorable animals. This week, we showcase the energetic labrador/golden retriever mix Marley; the quiet and reserved chihuahua/dotson (or dachsund) mix Wafer; and adorable 2-month-old kittens “The […]

Possible design for the elementary school to be built next to the Dixie Sunbowl on 100 North, St. George, Utah, July 30, 2015 | Image courtesy of the Washington County School District, St. George News

New elementary school progress report; Dixie State expansion, Sunbowl retention 

ST. GEORGE – Earlier this year the St. George City Council approved 6-acre land sale to Washington County School District for construction of a new elementary school. The 6-acre parcel is next to the Dixie Sunbowl and has served as the Elks Baseball Field. During a work meeting Thursday, the City Council was given an update on the […]

SkyWest Airlines, corporate offices, St. George, Utah, July 13, 2015 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

SkyWest releases second quarter results 

ST. GEORGE –  SkyWest, NASDAQ: SKYW, Thursday reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30. SkyWest generated $31.5 million of net income for its second quarter 2015, or $0.61 per diluted share.  This represents an improvement of $46.2 million from 2Q 2014, which had a net loss of $(14.7) million, or $(0.29) per diluted share.  Operating […]

An accident on 700 South slows traffic for 30 minutes, St. George, Utah,  July 30, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Reaching for drink leads to crash, citation 

ST. GEORGE — A momentary distraction resulted in a young man from Hildale, who was driving a Suzuki SUV, crashing into the back of a pickup truck on 700 South Thursday. “Both vehicles were going westbound on 700 South through the construction area,” St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said. “Traffic comes to a stop. The first […]

Enoch City candidates for mayor and City Council take time to meet with the public and answer questions, Three Peaks Elementary, Iron County, Utah, July 29, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Enoch City Council, mayoral candidates meet voters 

ENOCH – The first of two “Meet the Candidates Night” events took place Wednesday night at Three Peaks Elementary in Enoch and the second is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Enoch Elementary. The two-hour Wednesday event, moderated by three representatives from the Southern Utah University Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics, allowed candidates to introduce themselves […]

Traffic moving through the Virgin River Gorge, Mohave County, Arizona, date unknown | Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

Traffic advisory: Accident causes traffic back-up on I-15 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge Thursday should expect delays due to a vehicle accident. As of 4:01 p.m., traffic in the northbound lanes was backed up more than 3 miles. A commercial vehicle crashed into the canyon wall in the Gorge construction area, slowing traffic as passersby slowed […]

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IRS spotlights tax benefits, services for people with disabilities 

PHOENIX — The Internal Revenue Service released a statement spotlighting a number of tax benefits and services that can help taxpayers with disabilities. Achieving a Better Life Experience accounts This new program was passed by Congress in December 2014. Under the law, states can offer specially designed, tax-favored Achieving a Better Life Experience accounts to people with disabilities who […]

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TGIF Show: Your weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends, and keep the fun going all weekend long. See TGIF Show Co-hosts Sheldon and Hollie talk about their picks for the weekend: Click play  above And then […]

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Full times two brings in romantic blue moon 

ST. GEORGE — Cue the Elvis records and step outside Friday night for a “once in a blue moon” night sky lunar event. For the second time this month, the moon is about to become full. The appearance of the month’s second full moon will be the first such occurrence in America since August 2012, and […]

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Town & Country Bank posts record quarterly profits 

ST. GEORGE ― Locally-based Town & Country Bank recorded its best ever quarterly earnings for the three months ending June 30. Net income for the period totaled $498,000, or $0.40 per share, and the positive earnings represented the 16th out of the last 17 quarters in which the bank has posted a quarterly profit. Outstanding […]

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