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A fire crew from the Color Country Interagency gathers before hiking into a  fire last week, Arizona Strip, Arizona, July 4, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Lightning strikes cause brushfires near Zion, Gooseberry Mesa 

ZION NATIONAL PARK — Two small brushfires near Zion National Park and Virgin Town were started by lightning strikes Sunday. The first fire only burned a tree, and went out quickly. It started a little before 2 p.m. just south of Virgin. Although the Color Country Interagency Fire Center sent crews to monitor the small fire, it had no spread potential, according to […]

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Hiker fatality in Grand Canyon National Park 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz – Another man has died Friday on the North Kaibab Trail within Grand Canyon National Park. At 2:20 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a Grand Canyon visitor, reporting CPR was in progress on a hiker on the North Kaibab Trail, Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, spokesperson for the Grand Canyon National […]

Vietnam veteran Raymond M. Black stands in front of his electric scooter, J.C. Snow Park, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Update: 1,000 miles traveled by scooter, journey for vets continues 

ST. GEORGE — After nearly three months of zooming alongside highways and backcountry roads on a rechargeable Pride Pursuit XL scooter, Vietnam War veteran Raymond M. Black, 71, embarked from Brownwood, Texas, Saturday afternoon to continue his journey that started in St. George towards destination Florida. Black has traveled more than 1,000 miles so far on his scooter, collecting donations to fund POWs […]


Governors Association names Herbert as vice chair 

SALT LAKE CITY —  Gov. Gary R. Herbert was officially selected by his fellow governors as vice chair of the National Governors Association at the NGA summer meeting, which concluded Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee. Utah’s chief executive will play a prominent leadership role in a national organization. Herbert will serve as vice chair through the […]

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Commission seeks input for DSU accreditation, dental hygiene program 

ST. GEORGE — The Commission on Dental Accreditation, or CODA, is asking the public for third-party comments to prepare to evaluate Dixie State University’s Dental Hygiene Program qualifications for accreditation. CODA will host an evaluation team from Nov. 4-5. “Our clinic is open to the public,” assistant professor Patricia Wintch said. “We offer preventive dental services and […]


A midsummer day’s dream: Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire; CCnews Photo Gallery 

CEDAR CITY – Hundreds of fans of all things medieval braved the heat Saturday to attend the final day of the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire in Main Street Park in Cedar City. From minstrels to fire performers, belly dancers to knights in full armor, characters in period costumes entertained the crowd, wandered the park, performed […]

July Jamboree Car Show in Main Street Park, Cedar City, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Nichole Juarez, Cedar City News

July Jamboree Car Show heats up downtown; CCnews Photo Gallery 

CEDAR CITY – Hundreds of car enthusiasts young and old traveled from as far away as Alaska to display their cars in the 17th annual July Jamboree Car Show, which took place Saturday on Main Street in downtown Cedar City. Hundreds of people attend this car show each year to view restored cars and enjoy food from […]


Semitrailer driver arrested for suspected DUI 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The driver of a semitrailer was arrested Saturday night for allegedly driving impaired. Shortly before 7:30 p.m., multiple motorists reported that a semitrailer on northbound I-15 around mile post 28 – just north of Toquerville – appeared to be driving recklessly. They reported the semitrailer was weaving back and forth on the roadway […]

Inside of the St. George Opera House with “theater-in-the-round” seating taking shape, St. George, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

St. George Musical Theater preps for upcoming season; preseason tickets on sale, volunteers wanted 

ST. GEORGE – An open house was held at the St. George Opera House Saturday afternoon to give the public a glimpse of the new “theater-in-the-round” being set up by the St. George Musical Theater’s upcoming 2014-15 season. Attendees were also provided the chance to sign up for preseason tickets, as well as volunteer. Return […]

Participant of the 2014 Virgin River Skimboard Classic, located at the Waterfall, St. George, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Desert beach scene, 2014 Virgin River Skimboard Classic; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE — Saturday morning 27 young people competed in the 2014 Virgin River Skimboard Classic, which took place at The Waterfall, located at 2700 E. Waterfront Drive, and served as the 18th annual skimboarding competition organized by the City of St. George. Beginning at 10 a.m. competitors aged 18 and younger slid their boards along the […]

Volunteer cleanup day at the Boilers, a local landmark that the nonprofit Boiling Springs Ecoseum & Desert Preserve seeks to restore and revive, Washington, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Saving the Boilers: 200 volunteers, 3-84, join in cleanup effort; STGnews videocast 

WASHINGTON CITY - Some 200 people with rakes and gloves in hand came to a community cleanup in Washington Saturday morning to help save the Boilers, a rare pond and local “swimmin’ hole” of Dixie history. The Boiling Springs Ecoseum & Desert Preserve hosted the cleanup as a way to involve the community in preserving, experiencing and restoring of the Boilers and the […]


2 arrested on 40 pound drug bust 

IRON COUNTY — A standard traffic stop on Interstate 15 near mile marker 86 led Utah Highway Patrol to arrest two men Friday morning on felony drug charges. At 10:15 a.m., a silver Ford Focus, traveling northbound on I-15, was pulled over by UHP Trooper Scott Mackelprang for a left lane traveling issue. As Mackelprang approached the vehicle he could smell […]


‘A Feminist’s Redemption’ author speaks at Women in Business luncheon 

ST. GEORGE — Local author of  “A Feminist’s Redemption,” Jayme Burgess Payne, will be speaking at the Women in Business luncheon in Cedar City Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.  “A Feminist’s Redemption” is the story of a lost young working woman misguided by the prevalent selfish themes of today’s society. Alayna flees from tradition, family, and romance, only […]

The supermoon is rising over the bluff on the west side of bluff street.
The photo was taken from Valley View Drive, St. George, Utah, July 11, 2014 |
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Full moon rising, tonight beams first of 3 summer supermoons 

ST. GEORGE —  The moon reached its fullest stage early morning Saturday and is designated as the first of three full-moon “supermoons” to occur in 2014 along with Aug. 10 and Sept. 9. The moon is characterized as a “supermoon” because it appears bigger and brighter in the night sky. The technical term for a “supermoon” is “perigee moon.” According to NASA’s […]

Haylie Jameson as  Queen Elsa and Jessica Groves as Princess Anna  pose for pictures at the Sunset on the Square Movies in the Park, St. George, Utah, July 11, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Summertime in Town Square: St. George ‘Frozen;’ STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Summer is in full season in St. George and even though temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees, Town Square got a little bit cooler this week as performance groups and community members belted out tunes from Disney’s “Frozen.” The chilled out fun started on Tuesday when the Leisure EEEE’s – a performance […]

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