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Golfers compete in the Mesquite Amateur Golf Tournament, Mesquite, Nevada, May 29, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Texas golfer wins Mesquite Amateur tournament in playoff 

MESQUITE, Nev. — It was a hard-fought win. After the final 18 holes were played, it took a playoff hole to decide the winner of the Mesquite Amateur golf tournament Friday at the CasaBlanca Golf Course in Mesquite. The three-day tournament, which attracted golfers from around the United States, saw a Texan and a Washingtonian […]

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Local, state officials respond to release of sage-grouse land use plans 

ST. GEORGE – Local and state officials are responding to the release of final environmental reviews for land use plans aimed at conserving habitat for the greater sage-grouse. The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday the release of final environmental impact statements for land use plans in Utah. The federal agencies say the […]

Southern Utah Veterans Home Eagle Monument Dedication, Ivins, Utah, May 29, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Freedom Eagle Monument dedicated, named ‘The Guardian'; STGnews Videocast 

IVINS — Emotions ran high at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins Friday afternoon as a project, years in the making, came to fruition with the unveiling and dedication of the Freedom Eagle Monument. The dedication was both solemn and celebratory as state and county dignitaries, staff and residents of the veterans home and members […]

Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers stop vehicles with boats on U.S. Highway 89 for quagga mussel inspection checkpoint, Big Water, Utah, May 13, 2015 | Photo by Heather Talley, courtesy of DWR, St. George News

Quagga mussel checkpoints added near Lake Powell, decontamination options 

LAKE POWELL – Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is conducting watercraft checkpoints near Lake Powell to inspect for quagga mussels. The first was held May 13 and dead quaggas were found on one of 11 boats checked by conservation officers near Big Water on U.S. Highway 89. The boat owner was given a warning for not completing the […]

A Cedar City Fire Department truck is parked in front of the house where the incident took place, Cedar City, Utah, May 29, 2015 | Photo by Emily Hammer, St. George News

Man barricades himself in home, sets it on fire; 2 officers taken to hospital 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City Police officers and other emergency personnel responded to a residence on 900 West in Cedar City Friday afternoon where a man allegedly assaulted officers, barricaded himself inside a home and then set the house on fire. At about 2:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of a disorderly person at a residence. When they […]

Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses the audience at the Saturday morning session of general conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 4, 2015 |  Photo by Intellectual Reserve, Inc., courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George News

LDS apostle L. Tom Perry faces terminal cancer 

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement Friday reporting that the cancer affecting Elder L. Tom Perry, one of the church’s apostles, is terminal and has aggressively spread. Perry was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in April and has been undergoing medical treatment for the malady. At 92 […]

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Survey gauges public experience, expectations of Utah State Courts 

ST. GEORGE —The Administrative Office of the Courts is conducting a survey this summer to gauge the experience of people who do business with the Utah State Courts. The Access and Fairness Survey is being conducted to measure the public’s experience and expectations of the courts. “The court will use the data to ensure the courts […]


Developer pushes for resolution from Habitat Conservation Plan, Sand Hollow land swap compromise 

ST. GEORGE – As one of three remaining major land owners with property in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, developer Bob Brennan is pushing officials for a solution, offering several options including a compromise of only taking 450 acres in the popular Sand Mountain Recreation Area. Previous proposals to exchange into 1,200 acres in the popular off-highway […]

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Man arrested for stalking after sitting, staring at woman through glass door 

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man was arrested for stalking and trespassing Sunday after allegedly circling a woman’s home for an hour before adjusting one of her patio chairs in order to sit down and watch her through her glass backdoor. Police responded to a woman’s residence in St. George on a stalking report, […]

Santa Clara-Ivins Police, Road Respect representatives and community members head out on a family bike ride as part of the Road Respect Tour, Santa Clara, Utah, May 28, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Santa Clara receives Road Respect designation; city celebrates cycling: STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

SANTA CLARA – National Bike Month is coming to a close on a high note in Washington County as three new cities receive their “Road Respect Community” designations and are recognized as cities that promote cycling safety and mutual respect between motorists and cyclists on the road. Hundreds of community members gathered at Gubler Park in […]

The City Council listens to plans to take care of excess runoff at the Windmill Plaza development, Cedar City, Utah, May 28, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Cedar City Council continues hotel plan discussion 

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Council’s Wednesday meeting turned into what Mayor Maile Wilson called “arguing” during a discussion about the possibility of a new hotel in town. The development in question is the planned Windmill Plaza Commercial Subdivision. It would place a hotel on Main Street that is larger than any Cedar City currently has, right by […]

Tommy Rasmussen is back home  after a near drowning, St. George, Utah, May 27, 2015 | Photo by Liz Baxter, St. George News

St. George family shares story after toddler nearly drowns 

ST. GEORGE — Thanks to a mother’s CPR training, tragedy was averted for a St. George family Tuesday after a toddler nearly drowned. Tommy Rasmussen, 3 years old, and his family were swimming at a neighbor’s house when he fell into the pool while no one was looking. His 8-year-old brother, Mason Rasmussen, was the first to notice, […]

Crews work on one of the bridges being upgraded and rehabilitated in the Virgin River Gorge, Mohave County, Arizona, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

Virgin River Gorge: Prepare for traffic delays during upcoming concrete deck pour 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE – Motorists passing through the Arizona stretch of Interstate 15 are advised to plan ahead and be prepared for slow travel though the Virgin River Gorge Monday through Wednesday. The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Thursday that starting Monday, at 9 p.m., work crews will begin a concrete deck pour as a […]


Unidentified male body found in advanced stages of decomposition 

IRON COUNTY – A body was found in Iron County Friday, and authorities are investigating to determine the exact cause of death while working to positively identify the deceased person. At about 4:30 p.m., the Iron County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a location just south of Summit on a report of a body found, […]

A truck is completely engulfed in flames after a possible transmission failure on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, May 28, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Commercial truck destroyed by fire on State Street; STGnews Videocast 

HURRICANE — A commercial vehicle was completely engulfed in flames on State Street in Hurricane Thursday afternoon. At about 2:29 p.m., the Hurricane City Police Department, Hurricane City Fire Department and Utah Highway Patrol responded to reports of a vehicle fire near the intersection of 5300 West and State Street, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said. The […]

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