St George News


Perspectives: Iron County School District, accountability or witch-hunt? 

OPINION – It’s been nearly a year since members of the school board for the Iron County School District made the decision to approve the purchase of a building near the district’s headquarters on Royal Hunt Drive in Cedar City. Questions have now arisen as to whether the school board overstepped it’s authority in the […]


Randy Anderson Band performs at OC Tanner Amphitheater 

SPRINGDALE — Lace up your boots and prepare to tear up the dance floor at the OC Tanner Amphitheater Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as the Randy Anderson Band performs their popular, energetic and swinging show. There will be dancing in the pit, good food and music all evening.  Summer concerts don’t get any better, the nights cool […]

Fire crews and good citizens respond to brush fire on the outskirts of Washington City baseball fields, Washington, Utah, July 27, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Fire near Community Center contained by fast acting passers-by 

WASHINGTON CITY – A brush fire that started near the Washington City Baseball Complex Sunday evening was quickly contained by passers-by. Report of the fire came in just before 10 p.m. after three men in the area of 350 N. Community Center Drive spotted the fire as they were driving by, Washington City Firefighter Kelly Lang […]


Secret Service called in on 3 felony arrests 

KANARRAVILLE — A traffic stop on Interstate 15 Saturday evening led the Utah Highway Patrol to arrest three men on felony fraud and drug charges — charges requiring the attention of the Secret Service and the State Bureau of Investigation. Shortly before 8 p.m., the St. George Communications Center received a report of a reckless driver traveling northbound on […]

The former Warren Jeffs mansion has been converted into a public bed and breakfast, Hildale, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Life after Jeffs: Hotel debuts in FLDS prophet’s former mansion 

HILDALE – In a community once tightly closed to the outside world and ever shrouded in controversy, one man says big changes are on the horizon – beginning with the drastic repurposing of a mansion that was originally built for Warren Jeffs. A cursory glance from Highway 389 may not reveal that much has changed […]

Brush catches fire on Old Farm Road, Santa Clara, Utah, July 27, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Illegal burn rekindles, ignites brush fire near homes 

SANTA CLARA – A small fire, which burned about 1/10 of an acre of brush in a Santa Clara neighborhood Sunday afternoon, was reportedly the result of an illegal burn. Local fire agencies extinguished the fire before it caught any structures, although it did burn within approximately 35 feet of a detached garage. The fire was reported […]

Crews continue managed ignitions along Forest Service Road 76 on the Sitgreaves Complex, Greater Grand Canyon, Arizona, circa July 26, 2014 | Photo by Holly Krake, courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, St. George News

Update: 4 wildfires in Kaibab National Forest continue to grow 

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Growth continued yesterday on all fires in the Kaibab National Forest which are being managed for resource benefits with multiple objectives. Today crews continue to do preparation work ahead of managed ignitions and ignitions may occur on some fires. Fire managers continue to coordinate with neighboring forests, national parks, municipal fire departments and the Arizona Department […]

The Indoor Shoppers Market banner on the building located at 1028 East Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, July 25, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Indoor Shoppers Market brings 90 vendors together; grand opening 

ST. GEORGE — After almost a year of planning and months of approaching the city with the idea of opening a permanent indoor swap meet, the Indoor Shoppers Market, located in the 16,000-square-foot building at 1028 East Tabernacle in St. George, will host its grand opening Saturday. The Indoor Shoppers Market expects to have 42 different vendors displaying on Saturday, along with […]


Monsoon, lightning pose safety concerns at Grand Canyon; lightning, hiking safety 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — With monsoon season actively underway, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park and Northern Arizona are reminded that summer storms are often accompanied by dangerous lightning. The National Park Service considers safety to be an important part of their visit. Serious injuries and fatalities have occurred at Grand Canyon National Park in the past as a result […]

Hurricane Police speak to bikers after they are stopped. Hurricane City, Utah. July 26, 2014 | Photo provided by  Katie Mandel.

Police stop motorcycle pack during funeral procession 

HURRICANE – Over a dozen motorcyclists escorting a funeral procession from St. George to Virgin Saturday were frustrated when they were stopped by Hurricane Police for various infractions, causing them to miss the graveside service for the deceased they were honoring. The procession was to honor Josh Maynard, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. “Josh […]

The Blue Angels fly F/A-18 Hornets in standard blue and yellow Navy colors, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Storm, lightning go away, Thunder Over Utah brings grand aerial, ground display; STGnews Videocast, Photos 

ST. GEORGE – Weather was the watchword of the day as dark clouds, wind and occasional flashes of lightning could be seen by spectators at Thunder Over Utah 2014 air show Saturday. Morning spectators lined the barricades Saturday along the airstrip at St. George Municipal Airport with folding chairs, umbrellas and plenty of water in […]


Motorcycle crash near Gunlock leaves 1 man dead 

IVINS — One man died Saturday evening after he was ejected from his motorcycle near mile marker 6 on Old Highway 91. Shortly after 5 p.m. a man from Nevada in his 70s was traveling southwest on a 2008 Harley Davidson on Old Highway 91 with a group of other motorcycle riders. As he began to veer left around a curve the motorcycle […]

This dirt trail heads east and leads to the 174 acres of land donated to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Springdale, Utah, July 22, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Paiutes seek 174-acre transfer into federal trust; Springdale still not convinced 

SPRINGDALE — Around 60 people, comprised of Springdale business owners, county commissioners, park rangers, tribal leaders and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials, convened Tuesday evening in the conference room of the Hampton Inn & Suites, located at 1127 Zion Park Boulevard, regarding the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah’s application to transfer 174 acres of fee land into federal trust. If the application is approved, the PITU, which currently […]

Golden Knights jumping into the wide open sky, Thunder Over Utah, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Army’s Golden Knights drop in at Thunder Over Utah; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Along with the Blue Angels who soared across the skies at Thunder Over Utah, the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, also entertained the crowd as its members jumped out of a plane and performed aerial demonstrations before opening their chutes and returning to earth. This marks the first time the […]

Jake McKittrick warms up before the first ever Utah FootGolf tournament at South Gate Golf Course, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Pioneering a new sport; Utah FootGolf holds first tournament; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Saturday, on an overcast morning, 18 teams, clad in knee-high argyle socks gathered at the South Gate Golf Course, 1975 Tonaquint Drive, to play in Utah’s first FootGolf tournament. FootGolf is a relatively new hybrid sport that combines the rules of golf with the foot play of soccer. It is played on […]

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