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Protest ride through Recapture Canyon. near Blanding, Utah, May 10, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Hyland, St. George News

Second judge may drop out of Recapture Canyon case 

SALT LAKE CITY – A judge recently assigned to oversee the Recapture Canyon case involving San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman may disqualify herself, citing possible conflict of interest. Unless the parties involved agree to waive the issue, a new judge could be sought in the case. Monday, U.S. District Judge Jill N. Parrish was assigned […]

This photo, made available by the Carter County Detention Center, shows Kim Davis. The Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month standoff, Aug. 3, 2015 | AP Photo courtesy of Carter County Detention Center, St. George News

Jailed clerk’s attorney says marriage licenses for gays are void 

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A jailed Kentucky clerk asserted that marriage licenses issued without her authority Friday to gay couples in Rowan County are void and “not worth the paper they are written on” because she didn’t authorize them, her attorney said. Kim Davis now wears an orange jumpsuit and “has already been doing Bible […]

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Woman pulled over, accosted by alleged officer impersonator 

ST. GEORGE — Police are looking for a man who allegedly pulled over a motorist in St. George Friday while wearing a gun and flashing a badge — a man police do not believe is a law enforcement officer. At approximately 1:30 p.m., a man in a gray or black Dodge Charger reportedly pulled up behind […]

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Windy weekend weather: Holiday travelers, boaters cautioned 

SALT LAKE CITY – The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has cancelled a previously issued “high wind watch,” but the previously issued wind advisory and red flag warning are both still in effect through 10 p.m. Saturday. Labor Day weekend travelers and those planning to recreate on lakes and other bodies of water are urged to use […]

Traffic backs up on Interstate 15 in the Virgin River Gorge, July 10, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Steve Cox, Ruin Runner Expeditions, St. George News

Traffic advisory: Holiday weekend traffic update, delays for Virgin River Gorge 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE – Heavy traffic is expected on Interstate 15 over the holiday weekend, and motorists traveling through the Virgin River Gorge may experience traffic delays. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, holiday traffic in the Gorge started backing up in the northbound lane as early as 7:30 a.m. Friday. At 3:15 […]

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2015 Cedar City RAP tax awards granted 

CEDAR CITY – Twenty Cedar City organizations will soon be spending their newly awarded RAP tax money on community programs and projects intended to improve the quality of life for community members and visitors alike. The Cedar City RAP tax is a 1/10th of 1 percent sales tax that is drawn from purchases made within city […]

Grandpa's Pond, nearly empty of water after draining, Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 3, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Agencies drain, treat Grandpa’s Pond for unwanted fish 

HURRICANE — A popular fishing spot in Hurricane, Grandpa’s Pond, also known as Stratton’s Pond, is currently drained of most of its water as a result of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources treating the water to remove invasive fish species. One of six urban fishing ponds in Washington County, Grandpa’s Pond is owned and managed by Hurricane City and the Washington […]

In this Aug. 10, 2011, file photo, biohazard suits hang in a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md. Army Secretary John McHugh on Sept. 3, 2015, has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories, including at USAMRIID, that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world | AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, St. George News

Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world. In a memo Thursday, McHugh also ordered […]

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Roy man arrested for meth with two kids in the car 

IRON COUNTY – A Roy man traveling from Nevada to Ogden in a rental car with a woman and children was arrested during a traffic stop in Iron County Monday on an array of warrants and charges. The man, wanted for two counts of intent to distribute drugs, was allegedly driving under the influence of […]

Macin Smith, 17, missing since Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Tracey Smith, St. George News

MISSING: 17-year-old St. George teen; public’s help sought 

ST. GEORGE — A Desert Hills High School senior has not been seen since Tuesday morning. The public’s help is requested in finding 17-year-old Macin (pronounced “Mason”) Smith. Macin Smith was last seen by his mother, Tracey Smith of St. George, Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. when she woke him for school. “We’re not sure if he […]


Flickers return to Electric Theater with DOCUTAH 2014 favorite 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University and the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival announced this week it is kicking off its sixth season by returning the flickers to the newly renovated historic Electric Theater in St. George Monday.  White Earth, which won Best Directing Award, Short Documentary at last year’s DOCUTAH Festival and was subsequently nominated for an Academy […]

Vehicle at the bottom of ravine near Toquerville Falls; crash involved one fatality and one survivor, Toquerville area, Utah, June 8, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

St. George man sentenced to jail for fatal rollover 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was sentenced to 90 days in jail in 5th District Court Thursday for his part in a fatal rollover that left one person dead. Mark James Wyler, 22, appeared in court before Judge Jeffrey Wilcox with attorney Michael Lastowski for an arraignment and resolution hearing Thursday afternoon that […]

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Hurricane says no to State Street median, discusses vacation rental enforcement 

HURRICANE – Attendance at the Hurricane City Council meeting was better than usual Thursday night with many who own businesses on State Street between 300 West and 700 West there to see what the council would decide about a pavement rehabilitation project slated for that corridor in the near future. Mayor John Bramall allowed them […]

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Hitchhiker reports white supremacist, 2 others held him at gunpoint 

ST. GEORGE – St. George Police officers responded to a rather unusual call Thursday when a hitchhiker passing through St. George reported he had been held at gunpoint by an interesting mix of perpetrators. The hitchhiker was a Caucasian man who started his journey in the Midwest, St. George Police Sgt. Dave Williams said. He told […]

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Tonaquint Network's first "fiberhood," St. George, Utah, Sept. 3, 2015 | Photo by Kassi Gillette, St. George News

Lt. governor, other dignitaries turn out to celebrate St. George’s 1st ‘fiberhood’ 

ST. GEORGE — Dignitaries, employees and neighborhood residents were on hand at Shadow Mountain Park in St. George Thursday as St. George-based Tonaquint Networks celebrated the opening of St. George’s first “fiberhood.” The Shadow Mountain community will be the first neighborhood in St. George to be fully served by Tonaquint’s residential fiber optics, offering up to […]

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