St George News


5th District Court still going batty; infestation eradication continues 

ST. GEORGE – There are still bats in the belfry – and everywhere else – at the 5th District Court in St. George Friday night as Halloween merriment descends on Southern Utah. “The timing couldn’t be better – or worse, depending how you look at it,” Rick Davis, trial court executive for the 5th District […]

History of Halloween traditions; lost symbolism, meaning 

FEATURE – Halloween is a day filled with candy, costumes, mischief and scary stories for many American children, but for the ancient Celts, and Pagans today, it is the time when the veil between this world and the “Otherworld” thins, the “summer’s end” harvest is gathered and a new year is welcomed with celebrations of fire. […]


Opinion: Are Republicans conservative? 

OPINION – I am not a Republican. I grew up in a Republican household in a neighborhood where most of our neighbors and friends were Republicans too, so it was easy for me to identify with their thinking. I registered Republican as soon as I could vote and my first vote was cast for Richard Nixon. […]


Washington County condemns BLM for Recapture Canyon closure, Blanding; calls for reopening 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Commission is questioning the Bureau of Land Management’s closure of Recapture Canyon in San Juan County, the BLM’s delay in reopening the canyon and calling for the immediate reopening of Recapture Canyon. In a resolution passed at a special meeting this week, the commission called on the BLM to […]


Case closed without charges in fatal Leeds shooting; county attorney discusses possible motive 

ST. GEORGE – Deputy Washington County Attorney Ryan Shaum discussed details Friday surrounding a fatal shooting that occurred in Leeds in July and a decision that has been made by the Washington County Attorney’s Office not to bring any charges in the case. “Once all the evidence did come in, we affirmed what it appeared […]

Iron County Ropes Team apprehend a boy out of Kannaraville Canyon, Kannaraville, Utah, May 2013 |Photo courtesy of Mike Gibbs, for St. George News

Iron County Ropes Team assists in rescue missions 

IRON COUNTY — The Iron County Ropes Team, developed by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office five years ago, is one specialized force in the Southern Utah and Nevada areas that is trained to assist in rescues of persons caught in situations unreachable by some regular search and rescue teams, Iron County Ropes Team Leader Mike Gibbs […]


Let’s rap about tax, RAP tax that is 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Residents of Washington County have been asked to consider a countywide tax in the upcoming election to help fund parks, arts and recreational opportunities for residents and tourists, stirring up questions about what a RAP tax is, and if there is a need. Perhaps the real consideration for voters, as with any tax, is whether […]


Students invited to submit scripts to science radio show; cash awards 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Local students now have the opportunity to test out their skills in the broadcasting business and earn money while doing it. The SouthWest Science Foundation is producing “ScienceQuest,” a radio program broadcast by Cherry Creek Radio. The purpose of the program is to increase public awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, […]


Noted author, artist Teresa Jordan addresses DSU President’s Colleagues 

ST. GEORGE — The public is invited to attend a presentation by noted author and artist Teresa Jordan at Dixie State University’s second President’s Colleagues meeting of the 2014-15 academic year, Monday at noon in Room 156 of the DSU Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s River Road campus […]

Crime scene tape surrounds a vehicle after a fatal shooting takes place in Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Slain man’s stepdaughter arrested in connection with his death; family member speaks out 

CEDAR CITY – Two additional suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of a Cedar City man who was shot Oct. 21 in an apparent homicide. One of the suspects has been identified as the victim’s stepdaughter. Angelo Seth Carrasco, 34, was arrested the night the alleged homicide took place, identified by several eyewitnesses […]

Lucy Hansen and Corbin Hansen trick-or-treating as Dorothy and the Tin Man, St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2013 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here! 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. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you […]

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Snow Canyon Half Marathon packet pickup, road closures 

ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Half Marathon returns to Southern Utah this weekend, and to prepare, packet pickup and road closures should be on participants’ radars. Worried about packet pickup for this race because it happens on Halloween? No need to worry! Participants can get their packets and have some spooky fun all at the same time at the Snow […]

Grant Gerber prepares to embark on the Grass March Cowboy Express, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Grass March Cowboy Express, St. George News

Commissioner dies after Pony Express-style protest ride to Washington, D.C.; honored by County Commission 

ST. GEORGE – In a special meeting of the Washington County Commission Wednesday, the Board of Commissioners voted to recognize and honor Grant Gerber, a commissioner from Elko County, Nevada, who died earlier this month after an unusual journey to Washington, D.C. “It’s a tribute to Grant Gerber and his peaceful demonstration against the encroachment of […]


Thousands of bats invade 5th District Courthouse 

ST. GEORGE – Got bats? The Washington County 5th District Courthouse does. Thousands of them, in fact. Just one day prior to Halloween, the pesky creatures have begun making themselves at home in the courthouse, located at 206 Tabernacle Street, in St. George. “They appear to be all over the building,” a 5th District Court […]

Nathan Bennion portrays the French peasant Jean Valjean as he begins his quest for redemption, circa October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lewis, Pine View High School, St. George News

Pine View High presents ‘Les Misérables’ 

ST. GEORGE — There are very few experiences in musical theatre that create the emotional impact of an on-stage performance of Les Misérables. It is the world’s longest running musical and has won over 76 international awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Now, 10 years after its high school premiere in Southern Utah, local audiences […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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