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The new diverging diamond interchange at I-15 Exit 57 at the south end of Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News, KCSG-TV

Highways, byways connect locations, people connect community; South Cedar Interchange opens 

CEDAR CITY – A project 15 years in the making came to a close Friday morning as the new diverging diamond interchange for Interstate 15 Exit 57 at the south end of Cedar City officially opened to the public. The small crowd that gathered in the chilly Friday morning air for the South Cedar Interchange […]

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High-speed chase on I-15 ends with 2 arrests 

BEAVER COUNTY – Two people were arrested Thursday following a high-speed chase on Interstate 15 in Beaver County that involved two stolen vehicles. The two suspects involved, a juvenile male and 18-year-old Jose Thomas Erives, of Rigby, Idaho, are accused of stealing a Cadillac Escalade from a business parking lot in Beaver Thursday morning. According to […]

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1st we’re hot, then we’re cold: Near-record warmth to be followed by cold front 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Autumn may be throwing its final punches before bedding down for the winter. Areas statewide – including Southern Utah – will see near-record warm temperatures Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service; but come Sunday, a late fall storm system is set to cross the region, bringing with it gusting winds, much cooler temperatures and, in some […]

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Last chance; enjoy St. George Art Museum’s permanent collection; free admission Halloween 

ST. GEORGE – In the spirit of Halloween, the St. George Art Museum’s permanent collection, which has never before been seen in its entirety, is about to go back in storage and into the dark after being on display since early August. On October 31, as a special treat, art lovers in costume to view […]

Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams speaks at his presidential inauguration ceremony, M. Anthony Burns Arena, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

Williams: We want this to be a university town; Dixie State inauguration ceremony 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University held an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, inducting Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams as the University’s 18th President, a celebration included as part of Dixie’s homecoming week. The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including Mayor Jon Pike, Mayor of St. George. “I want to extend a warm welcome to President Biff Williams,” […]

Sgt. Dave McIntyre (left) faces off against Sheriff Mark Gower (right) in a debate for Iron County Sheriff at SUU on Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Mark Gower, Dave McIntyre face off in debate at SUU 

CEDAR CITY — The two candidates running for Iron County Sheriff, incumbent Republican candidate, Mark Gower and write-in candidate Dave McIntyre, met in a debate hosted by the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at Southern Utah University on Thursday, where they shared their stances on possible changes to the ambulance system, values, […]

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Make a difference at the Millcreek Canyon Cleanup 

ST. GEORGE—The Boiling Springs Ecoseum and Desert Preserve are encouraging the community to get together for a Millcreek clean up on Saturday at 9 a.m. After a great response and 200 volunteers at the cleanup efforts at the Boilers, many even asked when it would be happening again. This Saturday is an opportunity to gather as […]

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Woman steals family member’s checkbook, held on $33,400 bail 

SANTA CLARA — A 25-year-old woman was arrested on charges of theft and forgery after she admitted to taking a family member’s checkbook. Santa Clara-Ivins Police arrested Saryssa Breann Sagendorf, of St. George, after she admitted in an interview to writing and signing six checks from the account holder’s checkbook. “She wrote a total of six different […]

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Explore educational opportunities with Dixie State’s Institute for Continued Learning 

FEATURE—Surrounded by new friends, Susan Doughman moves a colored pencil across a sheet of crisp, white paper. After skillfully swapping one colored pencil for another and carefully shading a figure, the once-blank paper is transformed into a beautiful work of art. At other times, Doughman discusses the plot twists of the latest bestseller with fellow retired […]

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Allen seeks political reform back to government basics 

CEDAR CITY – Fighting for family values and states’ rights are at the top of the list for write-in candidate Linda Allen who is seeking an opportunity to speak on behalf of Southern Utah residents in District 72. Allen said she was asked to run by a dear friend, because she has a strong belief […]

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Short seeks to support Iron County as Utah House representative 

CEDAR CITY — Libertarian candidate Barry Short is running for Utah House District 72 and seeks to reduce taxes and eliminate government activities that do not support citizens at the local level. House District 72 includes the Iron County area and is presently represented by incumbent Republican Rep. John Westwood. Supporting the county For his campaign, Short said his […]

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Bat tests positive for rabies in Grand Canyon National Park 

GRAND CANYON—A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. All visitors to Grand Canyon, including those who are recreating in the backcountry and on the Colorado River, are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and be alert to potential interactions with […]

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Salt for sale; BLM seeks buyers 

RENO, NEVADA—The Bureau of Land Management, Nevada, is seeking interested parties with the means to buy and process approximately 5.5 million metric tons of salt. The salt is a byproduct of more than four decades of lithium carbonate processing done by Rockwood Lithium, formerly Chemetall Foote Corporation.  The salt consists of approximately 70 percent sodium […]

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Witness settles red light dispute after 2-car accident on River Road 

ST. GEORGE — With the help of a witness, St. George Police officers were able to confirm the cause of a two-car collision at 100 South and River Road Thursday. At 2:49 p.m., a young adult male driving a red Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on 100 South and ran a red light. A Jeep Patriot traveling […]

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TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is 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. Halloween activities are poised to take over Southern Utah for the remainder of October and much more. You will […]

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