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Wind Advisory issued for southwest Utah; 25-30 mph winds, 55 mph gusts 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “Wind Advisory” for multiple counties and canyons in the southwest Utah area in effect Monday until Tuesday. Affected Areas Washington County, Iron County, Kane County, Garfield County, Beaver County, Dixie National Park, Zion National Park, and the cities of St. George, Loa, […]


Iron County mayors create petition to ‘Save the Iron County Ambulance Service’ 

IRON COUNTY — The mayors of six Iron County communities launched a petition Friday to help guage public opinion about the possible privatization of the Iron County Ambulance Service. Connie Robinson, president of the Iron County Coordinating Council and mayor of Paragonah, said she has received so many calls from citizens concerned about the ambulance service that she and other […]


Mesquite Police cautioning pet owners about attempted animal poisoning 

MESQUITE, Nevada – The Mesquite Police Department is cautioning pet owners to be aware of an attempted animal poisoning incident after a concerned citizen reported he found hot dogs stuffed with a blue substance which was later identified as rodenticide. The citizen told officers that he found the hot dogs while walking his dog at the […]

Mine resistant armored patrol vehicle acquired by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Mohave County, Arizona, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, St. George News

Mohave County Sheriff to return mine resistant armored patrol vehicle 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Arizona — Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe announced Monday that he will return the armored vehicle known as a mine-resistant, armored-protective vehicle, or MRAP, which recently became a point of controversy for the Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. The MRAP which was originally requested through the Military 1033 program more than two years ago was not received, Mohave County […]

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Breast milk shortage at Dixie Regional, hospital seeks donations 

ST. GEORGE – Breast milk donations at Dixie Regional Medical Center’s milk depot are down and the hospital is seeking donations from mothers who might have more milk than their babies can consume. For optimal health benefits, the World Health Organization recommends breast milk as the best food for the first six months of a […]

Emergency responders work to clear the scene of an accident at the intersection of 1400 West and Snow Canyon Parkway, St. George, Utah | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Woman transported to hospital after 2-vehicle collision on Snow Canyon Parkway 

ST. GEORGE – One woman was transported to the hospital Monday following a two-vehicle collision on Snow Canyon Parkway. Just after 11 a.m., a woman in her late 70s, driving a Chrysler Town & Country van, was stopped at a stop sign heading northbound on 1400 West and then proceeded to cross Snow Canyon Parkway, St. George […]

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Hatch awards Silver Star to family of Utah World War I veteran  

SALT LAKE CITY – Sen. Orrin Hatch will have the distinct honor of awarding the Silver Star, our nation’s third highest award exclusively for combat valor, to Jeff Roberts, son of World War I Corporal Jeremiah L. Roberts. Corporal Roberts served in Company 1, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division of the American Expeditionary Forces as a runner […]

This photograph titled "Snow Canyon Glory" earned photographer R.J. Hooper a place among nine finalists in Emerging Pro Photo Competition; taken at Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, September 2014 | Photo courtesy of R.J. Hooper, St. George News

Fire Capt. makes finals in national photography contest with ‘Snow Canyon Glory’ 

ST. GEORGE– A captain with the St. George Fire Department has proven his skills reach far beyond the flames as he places among top emerging photographers in the nation with his nomination as a finalist in the Eighth Annual Emerging Pro Contest. Rob J. Hooper, who photographs under the name R.J. Hooper Photography, made it through the first phase […]

Students at Kanab High School restore the city's antique Nativity scene, Kanab, Utah, date not specified | Screenshot from video by Joshua Baird, St. George News

Saving the Nativity: Kanab students restore decades-old city Christmas scene 

KANAB – Three decades is long enough to wait for a face-lift – at least, that was the opinion of one group of Kanab High School students. This year, students in Joshua Baird’s art class at Kanab High School undertook a project of life-size proportions, restoring the Kanab community’s almost-life-size Nativity scene, which is approximately 33 years old. (story […]

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Task force nabs man in possession of distributable amount of meth 

ST. GEORGE – Washington County Drug Task Force detectives arrested a 20-year-old LaVerkin man during a traffic stop Thursday evening in possession of a distributable amount of methamphetamine. Detectives initiated a traffic stop at 100 East Red Hills Parkway in St. George on a vehicle equipment violation for a broken brake light lens and a […]

Washington City Police officers respond to a collision that occurred in the parking lot near 700 W. Telegraph Street, Washington, Utah, Dec. 21, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Wheels of semi roll over hood of car after driver turns too sharp 

WASHINGTON CITY – Traffic stalled for a short time Sunday morning near the intersection of 700 W. Telegraph Street in Washington after the wheels of a semitrailer rolled over the hood of a car when the driver reportedly made too sharp of a turn. Just before 11:30 a.m., a man and his wife, traveling in a Toyota Avalon, were […]


Traffic stop ends in Las Vegas man’s arrest for meth, heroin 

LEEDS — A Las Vegas man was arrested Wednesday after he was found in possession of multiple drugs during a traffic stop. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Tibbitts witnessed a vehicle traveling 50 mph down Main Street in Leeds in a 35 mph zone, Tibbitts wrote in his probable cause statement supporting the arrest. Tibbitts initiated a […]


Sunday Circular: Deals for the final days of holiday shopping 

ST. GEORGE – Making a list and checking it twice? With Christmas just one and a half weeks away, area retailers are offering deals and discounts to help you find and buy your presents at any of these stores: Ace Hardware, Ashley Furniture, Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Big 5, Tuesday Morning, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, […]


IRS, national tax groups offer help selecting a tax preparer; tips, new web page unveiled 

PHOENIX — With the filing season approaching, the Internal Revenue Service joined with national tax organizations to provide people with new options to get information and tips on selecting tax professionals and avoiding unscrupulous preparers. The effort includes new information available online, including a list of consumer tips for selecting a tax professional. There will […]

L-R: "No Filter Show" Co-hosts Paul Ford, Grady Sinclair, at the base of Hurricane Mesa, Hurricane, Utah, December 2014 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Where monkeys, bears once flew in Dixie 

HURRICANE – What do monkeys, bears and a monorail have in common?  Join Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair in Episode 12 of the “No Filter Show” as they take a look back – and look up – at one of Dixie’s more intriguing mysteries just outside the gateway to Zion National Park: the Hurricane Mesa Test […]

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