St George News


Hard Freeze Warning issues for Washington, Iron, Beaver counties 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for the Western Uinta Basin, Sanpete and Sevier Valleys, Southwest Utah, including the counties of Beaver, Iron and Washington in effect from 3-9 a.m. Thursday. Temperatures will be falling into the lower 20s and can kill or damage sensitive plants. The National Weather Service suggests the […]

Hurricane High School students meet with Kyson Dana, who gave a presentation on preventing  addiction to sexually explicit material, Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 30, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Assemblies educate students about pornography addiction 

WASHINGTON COUNTY — About 3,000 secondary students in Washington County from eighth through 12th grades attended assemblies Tuesday regarding the negative effects of viewing pornography. The subject, not previously divulged to the students, was presented at Hurricane High School, Hurricane Middle School, Lava Ridge Intermediate School and Pine View High School by members of Fight the New Drug, […]


Man sentenced for aggravated assault in road rage incident 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man convicted of aggravated assault connected to an alleged road rage incident earlier this year was sentenced Wednesday. Rashad Alton, 23, was convicted by a jury on Aug. 25 for third-degree felony aggravated assault after allegedly pointing a firearm at people in a car on Interstate 15 for cutting […]

Concrete to Canyons program brings Las Vegas students to Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah, circa September 2014 | Photo courtesy of Zion National Park, St. George News

Las Vegas students go from ‘Concrete to Canyon’ in Zion National Park 

SPRINGDALE – In the program “Concrete to Canyons” over a five-week period in September and October, 110 elementary students from Las Vegas are participating in a three-day, two-night experience at Zion National Park. The program is designed to introduce urban youth to the wilderness and recreation opportunities in public lands. For most participants, these trips will be […]


DSU invites entries for Homecoming Parade 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s theme for its 2014 Homecoming Week is “There’s No Place Like Dixie,” with a number of events and activities the campus and all community members are welcome to attend. One of the many Dixie Homecoming traditions is the annual parade, which will be held on Oct. 25. Lineup for the parade begins […]


Sen. Lee invites photo submissions, Honor Utah Veterans gallery 

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee is collecting pictures through Instagram to display in his offices in honor of Veterans Day. “Utah is home to over 150,000 veterans.  While each veteran has their own unique experience in serving our country, our appreciation for their service is universal.  As we approach Veterans Day on November […]


False kidnapping report leads to arrest of 2 

CEDAR CITY — One adult male and one juvenile male were arrested Tuesday by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop to investigate reports of a kidnapping. The Cedar City Communications Center broadcasted an attempt to locate on a vehicle traveling south on I-15 through Utah. The broadcast stated that a juvenile in the […]


Nevada man arrested for drug possession with intention to distribute 

CEDAR CITY — After a routine traffic stop Sunday afternoon, a Cedar City Police officer arrested a 34-year-old Nevada man for possession of multiple drugs with the intention to distribute. At 4:33 p.m. Sunday, Cedar City Police Officer Clint Pollock stopped Danh Nguyen, of Mesquite, Nevada, for failing to signal. During the traffic stop, Pollock discovered marijuana and […]


Divorced couple arrested for stealing $40,000 from elderly mother 

CEDAR CITY —  A 36-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, formerly married but now divorced, were taken into custody by Cedar City Police Thursday after admitting to theft and forgery. Heidi Lynn Macy and Wallace Limb were arrested after Macy’s former mother-in-law, Limb’s mother, discovered $40,000 had been taken from her bank account. On Aug. 27, Georgia Limb, […]


Red Storm Recap: Football shows improvement; Spikers are red hot 

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie State Red Storm volleyball team remained undefeated in conference, sweeping three matches on the road. They will face stiffer competition this weekend at home. The football team made great strides offensively and stayed with preseason conference favorite Azusa Pacific for three quarters before losing. Both men’s and women’s soccer lost […]

Mayor Jon Pike cuts the ribbon for the new Mall Drive Bridge, St. George, Utah, Sept. 30, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Dignitaries preside at Mall Drive Bridge official opening; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Construction on the much-anticipated Mall Drive Bridge ended Monday, and the bridge officially opened for travel Tuesday morning following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “What an exciting thing to see this bridge in place,” former St. George Public Works Director Larry Bulloch said. “We received phone calls after phone calls for many years saying, ‘Hey, I’m […]

Kami Ellsworth, St. George Marathon race operations manager, goes out for a run, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Kami Ellsworth, St. George News

St. George Marathon: The face behind the race 

ST. GEORGE – The 38th annual St. George Marathon is quickly approaching, and soon thousands of runners will board buses bound for Central, Utah, on a quest to complete the 26.2 miles of the beautiful and inspiring race that was voted people’s choice for “most organized event” in Runner’s World Magazine, January 2010. Earning that accolade […]


On the EDge: Save the Sunbowl 

OPINION – Finally, it seems, there is some serious effort being put into preserving the Dixie Sunbowl, the little stadium in the heart of St. George. It would be extremely unwise to tear the place down or even consider moving the annual Dixie Roundup Rodeo to the fairgrounds, which would be foolish, or to Hansen […]

First place finisher Andreu Lacondeguy of Spain thrills the crowd  at Red Bull Rampage,Virgin, Utah, Sept. 29, 2014 | All licensed images are printed with the express permission of Red Bull Media House North America, Inc., Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Thrills, spills with sweet victory highlight Red Bull Rampage; STGNews Photo Gallery 

Author’s note: All licensed images were obtained at the event and are printed with the express permission of Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.   VIRGIN – It was three times a bridesmaid finally a bride for Spaniard, Andreu Lacondguy who, after finishing in fourth place, just off the podium, for three years in a […]


North Rim fire managers plan for fall pile-burning 

GRAND CANYON — National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service fire managers, working together in the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, are making plans to burn piles of woody debris starting Monday and extending over the next 30 days as weather conditions allow. The piles are located in two primary locations: near the North Rim entrance station […]


On the EDge: Save the Sunbowl

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