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Dreaming of a white Christmas? National Weather Service forecasts, snow, rain, wind 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for the western two-thirds of Utah and southwest Wyoming in effect Saturday through Friday. Affected areas Southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, central and southern mountains, Cache Valley-Utah portion, […]


Self-reliance workshop teaches women self protection, prevention, empowerment; reservation deadline 

ST. GEORGE — A workshop on how assaults on girls and women are planned, progress and, most importantly, can be prevented will be conducted during the luncheon of the St. George Branch of the American Association of University Women, or AAUW, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 185 S. 1470 E. in St. George. […]

Patty Christensen's new home, filled with friends and family, Dec. 18, 2014 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Habitat for Humanity delivers new home just in time for Christmas; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah held a ceremony celebrating the completion of Patty Christensen’s new home Thursday evening. The house is located on West 300 South in historic downtown St. George, and took close to a year and a half to plan and build. Thousands of hours of fundraising and volunteering went into […]


Fire Chief gives reminders for holiday fire safety, tips for tree disposal 

ST. GEORGE – During the holiday season, many people have decorated their houses with lights, trees, and other holiday decorations, and trees can start drying out if not tended to properly; and in a week or two those live trees will need to be disposed of. St. George Fire Department Fire Chief Robert Stoker has some […]

SkyWest Airlines announces morning Denver flight 

ST. GEORGE – SkyWest Airlines is making it easier for travelers to get to Denver and beyond with the addition of a second daily United Express flight spring of 2015. “Traveler demand for Denver service remains strong,” SkyWest, Inc. President Chip Childs said. “With this second seasonal flight, we intend to continue investing in the […]

A truck rests on its top after hitting ice on a bridge and flipping, Colorado City, Arizona, Dec. 19,. 2014 | Photo courtesy of Debi Groves, St. George News

Icy, foggy weather leads to 2 early morning accidents on state Route 389 

COLORADO CITY, Arizona – The weather wreaked havoc for some motorists in Colorado City, Arizona, early Friday morning as a pickup truck flipped on an icy bridge and a semitruck slid off the road in foggy conditions. Shortly before 8 a.m., a pickup truck traveling across a bridge on state Route 389 in Colorado City hit […]


Teenager accused of murder receives conflicting evaluations, defense frustrated 

ST. GEORGE – The mental status of a LaVerkin teenager charged with murder remains in question as news of conflicting competency evaluations was announced in 5th District Court Thursday morning. The announcement was a surprise to both the prosecution and the defense, which have yet to receive copies of the latest evaluation. The mental competence of […]

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Health Reform Task Force votes against governor’s Healthy Utah Plan 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Health Reform Task Force came together in a formal meeting Thursday at which members voted to not recommend Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed Healthy Utah Plan to the Legislature, opting instead to recommend two other options. Herbert officially released the details of his proposed plan at a press conference on Dec. […]

Dixie Direct Savings Guide CEO Tony Chambers awards Santa Clara Elementary School and its students for selling savings guide books, Santa Clara, Utah, Dec. 18, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Elementary school presented with $6,707 check, students rewarded for selling books 

SANTA CLARA — Dixie Direct Saving Guide CEO Tony Chambers presented a $6,707.50 check to Santa Clara Elementary School Thursday morning and awarded three students with Apple iPad Minis for selling Dixie Direct Savings Guidebooks. Dixie Direct, an 18-year-old southern Utah-based advertising agency, has provided fundraising opportunities for students within Washington County schools as they sell Dixie Direct […]


Low unemployment may push wages up in Southern Utah 

ST. GEORGE – Southern Utah unemployment is at its lowest level in several years, and this may be starting to put upward pressure on wages. It may also signal a change in the business cycle in southwest Utah. Most southwest Utah counties experienced job creation during the second quarter of 2014, with unemployment rates reaching the […]


Nominee named to fill Panguitch City Justice Court vacancy 

PANGUITCH — The Garfield County Nominating Commission has announced the appointment of Timothy Byrne Smith to the Panguitch City Justice Court. Smith will replace Judge Martin Nay, who retired Oct. 1, 2014. Smith graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy in 1995. He has worked as a pharmacist from June […]


Mesquite Police officer saves child’s life at Green Valley Grocery 

MESQUITE, Nevada — An off-duty Mesquite Police officer saved a 3-year-old child’s life Monday evening after a man and woman ran into the Green Valley Grocery with their son who was choking on a large piece of candy. Just before 8 p.m., a man and woman rushed frantically into Green Valley Grocery, located at 290 North Sandhill Blvd., carrying their 3-year-old […]


Hurricane City Council addresses affordable housing concerns 

HURRICANE – The main items of discussion and approval at Thursday’s Hurricane City Council meeting were an affordable housing plan, an approval of an amended subdivision plat, and an appeal of an underage alcohol sale citation. Affordable Housing Plan Levi Roberts, associate planner with the Five County Association of Governments, made a presentation to the Council […]

Members of the 4-H Oasis Club monitor water quality at Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane, Utah | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Hurricane teens keep water quality in check at Sand Hollow 

HURRICANE – On a sunny December morning, members of the Washington County 4-H Oasis Club gathered on the dock at the Sand Hollow State Park boat ramp to investigate and report on the health of the water. The group of Hurricane High School students meets once a month to monitor water quality, as part of their 4-H […]


Dixie Regional imposes visitor restrictions at 400 East campus during flu season 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George is restricting visiting privileges at its 400 East campus to those ages 14 and older due to an increase in flu-like illnesses in Utah. “At Dixie Regional, because we have two campuses, our tiniest, most vulnerable premature babies are in the delivery unit,” hospital spokesman Terri Draper said, “so […]

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