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Make a difference at the Millcreek Canyon Cleanup 

ST. GEORGE—The Boiling Springs Ecoseum and Desert Preserve are encouraging the community to get together for a Millcreek clean up on Saturday at 9 a.m. After a great response and 200 volunteers at the cleanup efforts at the Boilers, many even asked when it would be happening again. This Saturday is an opportunity to gather as […]


Woman steals family member’s checkbook, held on $33,400 bail 

SANTA CLARA — A 25-year-old woman was arrested on charges of theft and forgery after she admitted to taking a family member’s checkbook. Santa Clara-Ivins Police arrested Saryssa Breann Sagendorf, of St. George, after she admitted in an interview to writing and signing six checks from the account holder’s checkbook. “She wrote a total of six different […]


Explore educational opportunities with Dixie State’s Institute for Continued Learning 

FEATURE—Surrounded by new friends, Susan Doughman moves a colored pencil across a sheet of crisp, white paper. After skillfully swapping one colored pencil for another and carefully shading a figure, the once-blank paper is transformed into a beautiful work of art. At other times, Doughman discusses the plot twists of the latest bestseller with fellow retired […]


Allen seeks political reform back to government basics 

CEDAR CITY – Fighting for family values and states’ rights are at the top of the list for write-in candidate Linda Allen who is seeking an opportunity to speak on behalf of Southern Utah residents in District 72. Allen said she was asked to run by a dear friend, because she has a strong belief […]


Short seeks to support Iron County as Utah House representative 

CEDAR CITY — Libertarian candidate Barry Short is running for Utah House District 72 and seeks to reduce taxes and eliminate government activities that do not support citizens at the local level. House District 72 includes the Iron County area and is presently represented by incumbent Republican Rep. John Westwood. Supporting the county For his campaign, Short said his […]


Bat tests positive for rabies in Grand Canyon National Park 

GRAND CANYON—A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. All visitors to Grand Canyon, including those who are recreating in the backcountry and on the Colorado River, are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and be alert to potential interactions with […]


Salt for sale; BLM seeks buyers 

RENO, NEVADA—The Bureau of Land Management, Nevada, is seeking interested parties with the means to buy and process approximately 5.5 million metric tons of salt. The salt is a byproduct of more than four decades of lithium carbonate processing done by Rockwood Lithium, formerly Chemetall Foote Corporation.  The salt consists of approximately 70 percent sodium […]


Witness settles red light dispute after 2-car accident on River Road 

ST. GEORGE — With the help of a witness, St. George Police officers were able to confirm the cause of a two-car collision at 100 South and River Road Thursday. At 2:49 p.m., a young adult male driving a red Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on 100 South and ran a red light. A Jeep Patriot traveling […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is 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. Halloween activities are poised to take over Southern Utah for the remainder of October and much more. You will […]

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Incarcerated man faces new charges for forgery, identity fraud 

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man already incarcerated on drug charges is now facing additional charges relating to forged documents found in his home at the time of his arrest. Guillermo Valdez, of St. George, was first arrested on Oct. 9 following an ongoing investigation that culminated in a search of his residence by the Washington County Drug Task Force. Multiple bags […]


South Cedar Interchange officially opens; ribbon-cutting ceremony 

CEDAR CITY – The makeover is finally finished for the Interstate 15 south entrance to and from Cedar City, and all who live in the area are invited to attend the South Cedar Interchange grand opening Friday morning. Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson said she is pleased beyond words with the new freeway exit and the opportunities it will […]

A crowd waits for the sunset near the end of the Delicate Arch Trail, Arches National Park, Utah, Sept. 14, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Explore: 3 essential tips for visiting Utah’s most-frequented natural spectacle 

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK — In a remote cavity of Arches National Park, the sun sets and a strange phenomenon occurs: Flocks of manic professional photographers stake out tripod space, literally shoulder to shoulder, on the edge of a sunken orange cliff. These beauty specialists know what they’re doing; snapping Utah’s most notorious structure during the sunset glow is […]

Traffic backs up on Interstate 15 near milepost 4 when a street sweeper meets up with a passenger car, St. George, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Corbin Wade for KCSG and St. George News

News short: Car vs. street sweeper collision hampers I-15 traffic 

ST. GEORGE – Northbound traffic on Interstate 15 was slowed late Thursday morning after a two-vehicle collision occurred at milepost 4, in the Bloomington area of St. George. A passenger car and a Utah Department of Transportation street sweeper collided at about 11:50 a.m. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said minor injuries resulted from the accident but […]

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News short: 1 dead after rollover in Beaver County 

BEAVER COUNTY – One man was killed in a one-car accident that occurred on Interstate 15 near mile marker 118 in Beaver County Wednesday night. At 8:13 p.m., Edward Thibaudeau, 74, of Elk Ridge, Utah, was traveling back from Las Vegas with a friend when he apparently fell asleep and drifted off the road, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. […]


Letter to the Editor: Women’s issues? Not 

OPINION – For some folks, The American Association of University Women might sound like a way for its members to assure one another that their college education was not wasted in a world of diapers, dishes and dusting. For others it might sound “snobby” or an “uppity” way for women to flaunt their education in order […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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