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Smoke blocks visibility on 700 West near 1500 South in Hurricane, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Scott Adams, St. George News

Heavy smoke from field fire clouds up traffic visibility 

HURRICANE — Heavy smoke blurred visibility for motorists Saturday afternoon as a tan plume from an agricultural burn rose into the bright January sky above Hurricane. At about 1:50 p.m., Hurricane Police officers and the Hurricane Fire Department responded to the area of 1500 S. 700 West in Hurricane on reports of a large amount of smoke rising from […]

Collision on Sunset Boulevard in St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Double-Ford T-bone impedes traffic on Sunset Boulevard 

ST. GEORGE – Traffic on Sunset Boulevard in St. George was temporarily impacted by a two-car collision that resulted in one man being sent to the hospital Saturday afternoon. At approximately 12:35 p.m., the St. George Police Department responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash at 1300 W. Sunset Blvd. that was allegedly triggered by a driver failing […]

Colorful hot air balloons on display at the Mesquite Balloon Festival, Mesquite, Nevada, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photo by Ralph Reina, St. George News

High winds ground balloons, festival goes on; STGnews videocast, photo gallery 

MESQUITE, Nevada – The annual Mesquite Balloon Festival got off to a turbulent start Saturday morning as high upward winds led to the cancellation of morning flights for nearly 45 balloon pilots and their crews. “The safety of the pilots and spectators are the #1 priority of the festival,” a press release stated, “and the conditions did not dictate […]

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IRS warns about phishing scams; IRS Video 

PHOENIX, Arizona — The Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites created to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2015 filing season. “The IRS won’t send you an email about a bill or refund out […]

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Lee chairs Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition, Consumer Rights 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Mike Lee announced Friday that he will chair the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar as the ranking member. “This important subcommittee ensures that our nation’s antitrust laws are faithfully executed and that, above all, consumers are protected through proper congressional oversight of […]

Left photo L-R: Wade Family Foundation Executive  Director Monty Magleby, Ryan and Tiffany McDonald; Right photo L-R: Maliyah McBride, Tiffany McDonald. The McDonalds are surprised with donation of a van to help them with their foster family. Switchpoint Community Resource Center, St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Candice McMahon, St. George News

Friends, family, charity surprise foster parents with a 12-passenger van 

ST. GEORGE – Good news came in the form of a 12-passenger van given to foster parents Ryan and Tiffany McDonald of St. George Friday, who until now have had to use several cars simultaneously to meet the transportation needs of their family. The McDonalds have been fostering children in their home for over 10 years. Currently, they […]

Thunder F Quincy Mathews (22) dives for a loose ball. File photo from Desert Hills vs.Dixie, Boys Basketball, St. George, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Total domination as Desert Hills rips Cedar, improves to 7-0 in region 

CEDAR CITY — The game was already getting out of hand — and then Desert Hills got hot. A 12-0 run in the second quarter helped propel the Thunder to a 38-16 halftime lead and Cedar had no answer in a 72-38 D-Hills victory Friday night at Redmen Gymnasium. Quincy Mathews, who leads Region 9 with […]

Hurricane vs. Dixie, Boys Basketball,  St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

Bennion lights it up for 37, Tigers stun Dixie for first region win 

ST. GEORGE – The Hurricane Tigers got their first win in Region 9. And amazingly, it came against the red-hot Dixie Flyers on their home court. Dixie was riding a seven-game winning streak, but the Tigers James Bennion poured in 37 points, hitting from all over the floor, leading Hurricane to a 74-64 victory. “After I […]

The aftermath after the vehicle crashed into a residence at 2056 W. Canyon View Drive in St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain, St. George News

UPDATE: Man dead after crashing into residence, shooting himself 

ST. GEORGE — A man died in the hospital Friday afternoon after apparently crashing a Toyota 4Runner into a residence off Canyon View Drive in St. George, fleeing the scene and then shooting himself. At 10 p.m. Friday, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain confirmed that the man died Friday evening. To watch videocast, click the play arrow    in the […]

Washington County Drug Task Force, DEA agents respond to an apartment in the Desert Rose Apartment complex at 2929 E. 450 North where multiple containers of alleged narcotics were found by sheriff's deputies, St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2015 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

Task force, DEA remove containers of mushrooms, narcotics from Desert Rose apartment 

ST. GEORGE – A portion of lawn and sidewalk in front of the Desert Rose Apartment complex in St. George was cordoned off by yellow tape Friday afternoon as law enforcement officers went through a residence and brought out multiple containers of alleged narcotics and associated paraphernalia. Earlier that morning, a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was serving court […]

A view of the stream running through the Red HIlls Desert Garden, St. George, Utah, Jan. 13, 2015 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

Water Conservancy District aims for spring opening of $1M Red Hills Desert Garden 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Water Conservancy District currently anticipates a spring 2015 grand opening of the nearly $1 million educational and interactive Red Hills Desert Garden being developed atop Red Hills Parkway, adjacent to Pioneer Park and the Water Conservancy District building. The Red Hills Desert Garden is a project overseen by the Water Conservancy District on behalf of […]

Sen, Mike Lee, proposes public lands amendment, file photo | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Lee fights red tape on federal land 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mike Lee offered an amendment that would make federal permitting for oil and gas development more efficient and force the Bureau of Land Management to follow current law requiring all applications to be approved or denied applications within 30 days. Lee said there is no justifiable reason for delays amounting to hundreds […]

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Utah senators oppose Boxer federal land grab amendment 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee issued statements Thursday in opposition to Sen. Barbara Boxers’s, Sense of Congress amendment regarding federal protected land. Hatch said: While I respect Senator Boxer’s position, I must wholeheartedly disagre. Under no circumstances should we encourage the federal government to seize any more land from the states or from […]

Hurricane City Police Department forewarn public and business owners of counterfeit money circulation, stock image | Photo by St. George News

Police department warns public, business owners of counterfeit money circulation 

HURRICANE — Hurricane City Police Department issued a warning to the public and to business owners regarding counterfeit money Friday morning. The police department issued a statement that an unspecified amount of counterfeit money has been seen being passed around Hurricane businesses Friday. “We encourage all business to please be aware of this and pay […]

A 5k walk and run will take place Saturday in support of Ashley Irvin, 24, who awaits a heart transplant, date and location unspecified | Photo courtesy of Ashley Irvin, St. George News

‘Dash 4 Ash’ 5K raises support of former university student with heart condition 

ST. GEORGE — A 5K walk and run on Saturday will start at 11 a.m. at the Crosby Family Confluence Park, 1850 S. Convention Center Drive in St. George, in support of former Idaho State University and Dixie State University student, and soccer athlete, Ashley Irvin, who at age 24, thought a new heart was the […]

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