St George News


Draft plan for Baker Dam Recreation Area, comments requested 

ST. GEORGE – The Bureau of Land Management-Utah St. George Field Office is seeking public comment on a draft business plan for the Baker Dam Recreation Area – a recreation fee site located on BLM-managed public lands in Washington County, Utah. The draft business plan proposes to increase recreation fees to help cover operational costs, […]


Stucki pleads guilty to manslaughter 

ST. GEORGE – A LaVerkin man originally accused of murder pleaded guilty to amended charges of manslaughter and obstruction of justice in 5th District Court Thursday morning. John Stettler Stucki, 55, of LaVerkin, accepted a plea deal that dropped a first-degree felony murder charge and replaced it with amended charges of second-degree felony manslaughter and […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is almost 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. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you get started. Click […]

Gov. Gary Herbert announces the appointment of Judge Constandinos Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court,  Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 18, 2014 | Image courtesy of the Office of Gov. Gary Herbert, St. George News

Gov. Herbert announces new Utah Supreme Court appointee 

SALT LAKE CITY – Thursday, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced he has appointed Judge Constandinos “Deno” Himonas to the Utah Supreme Court. Himonas will serve as an associate justice, replacing Utah Supreme Court Justice Ronald E. Nehring, who is set to retire Feb. 1. Himonas currently serves as a trial judge in the 3rd District Court for the State […]


2nd drug distribution arrest in a month for would-be shoplifter 

WASHINGTON CITY – Less than a month after being arrested and charged with drug distribution, the same St. George man was arrested again Tuesday for drug distribution after officers responded to a shoplifting incident he was involved in at the Kohl’s Department Store in Washington City. Officers were dispatched to a retail theft in progress at Kohl’s, […]

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Search, rescue team locates stranded teens on Cedar Mountain in early morning hours 

IRON COUNTY – Two 18-year-old boys reported by parents at 1:45 a.m. Thursday as being overdue on their return home were found early Thursday morning thanks to the hard work of Iron County Search and Rescue volunteers and Iron County Sheriff’s deputies. The call came in to Iron County Dispatch at about 1:45 a.m., Iron County […]


Sergeant retires after 23 years with Mohave County Sheriff’s Office 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Arizona — Sgt. Mike Hoggard retires Dec. 31 after serving 23 years with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. He worked the majority of his career in the Arizona Strip area of the county.“I’ll miss all of you and I could not of asked for a better job than working at the Sheriff’s Office,” Hoggard said. “I’m looking […]


BLM seeks comment on environmental assessments, May 2015 oil, gas lease sale 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management Utah Color Country District is seeking public comment on environmental assessments analyzing the BLM’s proposal to offer 14 parcels covering 15,062 acres in the Richfield and Cedar City Field Offices at the May 2015 oil and gas lease sale. The EAs analyzed 23 parcels covering 25,874 acres. Maps […]

St. George Police Chief Marlon Stratton speaks to community at St. George Chamber of Commerce luncheon, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

St. George Police Chief discusses crime, collisions, drugs, gangs, prostitution 

ST. GEORGE —St. George Police Chief Marlon Stratton spoke to members of the community about crime statistics, collisions, drugs and other issues of concern in the area Wednesday at a luncheon hosted by the St. George Chamber of Commerce. “I want to do everything that I can possibly do to make sure that St. George continues […]


Is it really a disorder or all in your head? Neurofeedback shows otherwise 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — Imagine a world where issues like autism, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, and addiction are a thing of the past, a world in which people no longer suffer from these ailments and their minds function properly. Neurofeedback treatment is bringing the world closer to that goal every day. What people often refer […]

Volunteer cleanup day at the Boilers, a local landmark that the nonprofit Boiling Springs Ecoseum & Desert Preserve seeks to restore and revive, Washington, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Utah ranked first in nation for volunteerism for 9th year 

SALT LAKE CITY – For the 9th year running, Utah has been ranked first in the nation for volunteering by the Corporation for National and Community Service. On Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism announced the 2014 Volunteering and Civic Life in America report ranked Utah as the No. […]

School district graduation rates steadily rising, intervention programs key 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County School District has issued a press release regarding high school graduation rates for the class of 2014. Collected data shows a steady increase in graduating seniors over the past four years. “The overall graduation rate for seniors in the Washington County School District continues on the rise,” the press […]

Hurricane vs Pine View, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Pine View extends winning streak with convincing win over Hurricane 

ST. GEORGE – Pine View remained undefeated and got its second win in region play with a 49-36 win over the visiting Hurricane Tigers Wednesday night at The Pit. The Panthers took a 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime, extended the lead to 22 points in the third quarter, then held off a […]

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2 sleeping California men busted for drugs, loaded firearm 

LEEDS — Two California men found sleeping in their vehicle in Leeds were arrested Tuesday after authorities found multiple drugs and a loaded firearm in their car. While patrolling the Leeds area at approximately 3:17 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Forrest VanWest came upon a vehicle parked in the dirt near Silver Reef Road and Main Street […]


Commission hears final 2 groups seeking to take over ambulance service 

PAROWAN – In a special emergency commission meeting Friday at the Iron County Courthouse, the final two of three groups vying for private acquisition of Iron County Ambulance services had their chance to be heard by commissioners. The two groups heard at Friday’s meeting, Gold Cross Services Inc. and another consisting of four private individuals, were […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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