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Swiss Days returns to Santa Clara for its 25th year, Santa Clara, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of Kathleen Nielson, St. George News

A quarter-century of Swiss Days: Santa Clara celebrates 25 years of heritage 

SANTA CLARA – Beginning Thursday and culminating Saturday, Santa Clara City will host its 25th annual Swiss Days celebration, offering the community a weekend full of events and activities. Swiss Days was started in 1990 by five Santa Clara residents – Sherri Anderson, Vicki Laswell, Claudia West, Pam Graf and Clark Ence – who had a […]


Driver blacks out on I-15, crashes through 50 feet of cable barrier 

ST. GEORGE – A 41-year-old woman blacked out while traveling northbound on Interstate 15 Tuesday morning and crashed her car through 50 feet of cable barrier. The collision occurred at approximately 7:47 a.m. near mile marker 9, just prior to the Washington Exit, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jake Hicks said. The woman, driving a 2011 Toyota […]

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks to a group of students at Dixie Middle School, St. George, Utah, Sept. 22, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Attorney general stops by Dixie Middle School, discusses cases, heritage 

ST. GEORGE – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke to around 200 students at Dixie Middle School Monday. Reyes touched on the role of the attorney general along with some cases his office has been involved in and is pursuing. He also spoke about his ethnic heritage and the value of education. Reyes was in […]

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Hiker dies on North Kaibab Trail 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – On Friday, September 19, at approximately 4 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a visitor reporting that a male hiker had fallen and was having trouble breathing. Park rangers responded by helicopter and found the victim approximately one-half mile below Ribbon Falls on the North […]

Dan Fowlks, lead actor, director and writer of "A Tale Told Heart," poses on set at the Covington Mansion on Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Stephen Walters, St. George News

Edgar Allan Poe inspires independent film production 

ST. GEORGE — Two Southern Utah filmmakers have begun production of their newest short film, and hope their work can inspire others to get involved in the film community. “A Tale Told Heart” is the brain child of Dan Fowlks of the city of Washington, who said after reading the short-story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by […]

Government Accountability Office

GAO: Action needed to combat $5 billion tax refund fraud 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service must take bold and innovative action to combat more than $5 billion in fraudulent identity theft tax refunds, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, or GAO. The report, requested by leaders on the Senate Finance and Aging Committees as well as the House Ways […]


I Am Able, Kids Race, Mayor’s Walk among ‘Move It!’ events 

ST. GEORGE – Whether you are a runner or not, the St. George Marathon “Move it!” events offer something for everyone to participate in. These include the “I Am Able” and “Kids Race”  with an associated after-race dance party; and the “Mayor’s Walk.” I Am Able – 200 meters and 1 mile  – Special Needs – Friday, Oct. […]


Man pleads guilty to producing child porn 

ST. GEORGE – A Dammeron Valley man pleaded guilty in federal district court to producing child pornography. Dean Aoki, 48, stood before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert T. Braithwaite and pleaded guilty to a charge of producing child pornography as a part of a plea deal. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Bell, read the maximum penalties Aoki […]

Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in a single-vehicle rollover on Pioneer Parkway, Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 22, 2014 |  Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Alcohol suspected factor in rollover on Pioneer Parkway 

SANTA CLARA – Police responded to a single vehicle rollover on Pioneer Parkway Monday that triggered a criminal investigation. The rollover occurred around 6:20 p.m. in the area of 3200 W. Pioneer Parkway where the road dips into a wash. Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Chad Holt said witnesses saw a pickup truck traveling eastbound when it […]


Iron County considering potential privatization of ambulance service 

IRON COUNTY — Over 40 ambulance workers, Iron County officials and community members packed into the Iron County Commission chambers Monday to voice concerns regarding the possible privatization of the ambulance service. On Thursday, Iron County Commissioner David Miller sent out a letter to all employees of the Iron County Ambulance division. In the letter, Miller […]

‘Leave it to Beavers’ annual festival promotes industrious river animal 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources is holding its annual festival, “Leave it to Beavers,” aimed at educating the community about beavers and other wildlife on Saturday at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive, in St. George. The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature […]


Missing man found alive after spending night in crashed car 

ST. GEORGE – A missing 76-year-old man was found alive Monday morning in the driver’s seat of his vehicle which had slammed into a wall and down an embankment that was not visible from the road. Officers took a report of a missing person around 1 a.m. Monday morning after a man had left home and […]


Children evacuated after preschool catches fire 

ST. GEORGE – Between 60 and 70 children were evacuated from their classrooms Monday afternoon when the Head Start preschool, located at 494 E. 900 South in St. George, caught fire. Just before 1:20 p.m., fire alarms began buzzing at the school after flames erupted from an electrical fire. “They had smoke in the building […]


Task force nabs man for felony drug distribution 

WASHINGTON CITY – The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a man Saturday for felony drug distribution of a variety of drugs. Task force agents served a narcotics search warrant on Christopher Stan Reighard’s residence located on the 100 North block of 1180 East in a Washington neighborhood. Inside, they found methamphetamine, heroin, alprazolam (ed. […]


Polygamy police state in Colorado City, Hildale: When dialing 911 brings trouble 

COLORADO CITY, Arizona – Workers replaced the window glass in the office of a Mohave County victims advocate in Colorado City last Monday – a window that was shot on Sept. 4. Kim Nuttall was attending court the day the shooting occurred; if she had been in her office, the shot that broke the window […]

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