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Car Guys fundraiser car show, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Car Guys Care, St. George News

Car Guys Care, car shows for victims of mobile home fires 

ST GEORGE – Car Guys Care is revving up a fundraising effort to benefit four families that lost their homes to fire Saturday afternoon. Just after 1 p.m. Saturday fire spread through homes in the Grandview Mobile Home Park in St. George. Though St. George City Fire Department battled the blaze, the wind and the closeness of […]

Bobcat in Utah, Aug. 2, 2011 | Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

Bobcat population growing; more chances to hunt 

SALT LAKE CITY — Bobcat populations are growing in Utah, and wildlife biologists are recommending changes that could lead to more opportunities for the state’s trappers and hunters to take bobcats in Utah this fall. The recommendations would also result in hunters taking about the same number of cougars this season.  During the 2013–2014 season, a total […]

Downtown Salt Lake City, home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters, Salt Lake City, UT, March 23, 2012 | Photo by Julia Peterson / Flickr, St. George News

Feminist Mormon Kate Kelly appeals excommunication 

ST. GEORGE — Kate Kelly, founder of the Mormon feminist group, Ordain Women, appealed her recent excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wednesday by sending a formal appeal letter to the LDS stake president presiding over the area in Virginia where she used to live. Kelly’s story made global news in June during her disciplinary […]

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Thunder Over Utah rundown: Tickets, parking, schedule, directions; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Since 1946, the United States Navy Blue Angels have been presenting flight demonstrations to the public. This week, the Blue Angels, accompanied by the U.S. Army Golden Knights and others, have returned to St. George to enjoy the picturesque backdrop and hospitable welcome of Southern Utah. Wednesday, the Blue Angels arrived in delta formation […]

Aerial view of Kanabownits Fire, Grand Canyon, Arizona, July 22, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the National park Service, St. George News

Kanabownits Fire managed for multiple objectives on North Rim 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – National Park Service fire managers on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon have decided to manage the Kanabownits Fire for multiple objectives. The lightning-caused Kanabownits Fire was discovered in Grand Canyon National Park on July 8 at 7:16 p.m. and is approximately 4 acres in size. Current fire behavior is moderate, […]

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Days of ’47 comes to Southern Utah; STGnews LIVE coverage 

WASHINGTON CITY – St. George News, in partnership with Southern Utah LIVE Television Network and KCSG Television, will broadcast the “Days of ’47 Dixie Parade LIVE” from Washington City Thursday from 9-11 a.m. in celebration of Pioneer Day. Though Washington City has historically held a Pioneer Day celebration, this is the first year the city will […]

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Pyrotechnic panic: Fireworks blamed for 23 dogs ending up in shelter; tips 

ST. GEORGE – In the wake of 4th of July fireworks that terrified many a house pet earlier this month, about 23 dogs found themselves in the St. George Animal Shelter. With another round of fireworks planned for Pioneer Day, shelter officials expect another influx of dogs that have run away from the perceived threat of firework […]

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4 Texas men arrested for fraud, conspiracy 

WASHINGTON CITY – Rolando Torres-Quindelan 42, Alain Perez 22, David Ferrer-Aranda 30, and Nelson Carballosa-Bacallao 31, all from Texas, were arrested Tuesday by Washington City Police for using stolen credit card information obtained from New Jersey. Investigators in New Jersey contacted the Washington City Police Department after finding out that credit card information stolen from […]

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on the  Sitgreaves Complex near Parks, Arizona, circa July 23, 2014 | Photo by Holly Krake, courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, St. George Nes

Fire advisory for Kaibab National Forest; community meeting 

WILLIAMS, Arizona – Active-managed ignitions continue on all three fires across the Kaibab National Forest Wednesday. These ignitions are to strengthen existing road perimeters and keep fire progressing within the planning areas. Smoke impacts will continue to vary each day. Officially termed “beneficial resource fires,” forest service officials said these managed fires help accomplish multiple objectives considered beneficial […]

Two car crash on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

2 transported to hospital after Bluff Street collision 

ST. GEORGE — Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a car crash on Bluff Street, which slowed traffic for about 30 minutes near Smith’s Food and Drug. At approximately 1:20 p.m., the accident was reported and emergency responders arrived shortly thereafter to find a Nissan passenger car and a GMC Denali […]

Explore: Mtn bike Chuckwalla Trail; a backyard playground 

ST. GEORGE – Situated just minutes from downtown St. George, the Chuckwalla Trail – named after a famous, resident lizard – is a veritable playground for local desert enthusiasts wishing to hike, climb, horseback ride or bike along its red rock path. Easy access, unique geological, botanical and biological features along with well-marked trails combine to […]

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New company with familiar faces: Jack Fisher Homes launches in Southern Utah 

ST. GEORGE — Packed with new capital and experienced leadership, newly created Jack Fisher Homes promises expansion in the St. George area, where the company already controls over a half-dozen housing developments. Jack Fisher Homes is the creation of the same homebuilders who founded Henry Walker Homes. They launched their new company after successfully selling the […]

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iVote Advisory Committee formed to expand electronic voting 

SALT LAKE CITY — Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox is taking steps to keep Utah at the forefront of voting accessibility and convenience, announcing today the formation of the iVote Advisory Committee. The committee will consist of state legislators and county clerks, as well as technology and security specialists, and will explore the possibility of expanding […]

Ordain Women executive board member, Nancy Ross, outside her office, Dixie State University, St. George Utah, July 14, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Post excommunication; 2 Mormon feminists keeping on 

ST. GEORGE — Nancy Ross sat adjacent to Ordain Women leader Kate Kelly, as Kelly opened an email that stated she’d been excommunicated from her lifelong church for apostasy. Ross, a mother of two, Dixie State art history professor, and devoted Mormon said experiencing this type of church discipline with Kelly was one of the most devastating experiences […]

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BLM gathers 140 wild horses, public viewing welcome 

CEDAR CITY — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Cedar City Field Office will begin a wild horse gather within the Bible Spring Complex Monday. Members of the public are welcome to view the daily gather operations once they begin, provided the safety of the animals, staff and observers is not jeopardized and operations are not disrupted. The […]

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