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FCC’s Open Internet rules; death to the Internet? Utah congressmen react 

ST. GEORGE – The Federal Communications Commission’s “Open Internet Order: New Rules to Protect an Open Internet” announced Thursday, aims, the FCC says, to protect free expression and innovation by giving the agency authority to address questionable practices; but the FCC’s action was met with criticism on the part of Utah congressmen who protest the rules as regulatory overreach, unnecessary, […]

City arborist Tim Hopkinson standing in front of multiple rows of trees at the city's tree farm, St. George, Utah, Feb. 26, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

City officials visit tree farm, water treatment facility 

ST. GEORGE – On a hill overlooking the regional water reclamation facility on the edge of the Bloomington neighborhood of St. George is the city’s tree farm. Row after row of young trees, up to 1,700 overall, sit on 10 acres and provide the city with trees for its many parks and other infrastructure. “We […]

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Police track trio in car at alleged drug house; traffic stop leads to arrest 

WASHINGTON CITY — Two men and one woman were arrested Tuesday after members of the Washington City Police Department found them in possession of a wide variety of drugs during a traffic stop. While on patrol Tuesday at 8:06 p.m., Washington City Police Officer Chandler Prince saw a vehicle with three people in it parked outside of […]

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Dental Hygiene clinic provides a little ‘TLC’ for families in need 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University will be hosting its quarterly Dental Hygiene Day for preregistered clients of The Learning Center for Families and other interested parties on Friday from 1-4 p.m. at the Dr. Mervyn and Sue Cox Dental Hygiene Clinic located at 1526 East Medical Center Drive in St. George. Dr. Tyler Torres, from Dixie Pediatric […]

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1 man taken to hospital after collision at Valley View, Sunset Blvd. intersection; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — A man was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center Thursday night after he failed to yield to a Toyota Celica at the intersection of Valley View Drive and Sunset Boulevard in St. George. Just before 8 p.m., a Toyota truck was traveling north on Valley View Drive and attempted to turn west onto […]

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House leaders halt Healthy Utah; Gov. Herbert responds 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Healthy Utah Plan proposed by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert may be on its way to getting tossed out of the 2015 Legislative Session, even though the bill passed the Senate the same day. In a majority vote Wednesday, Utah senators voted to pass an amended version of Herbert’s alternative to […]

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News short: Police seek help in credit card fraud case 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Police Department issued a statement Thursday seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect. The man pictured is wanted in connection with a case of credit card theft and improper use of a credit card. No further information is available at the time of this publication. Anyone who recognizes the man in these […]

Utah Department of Transportation plow truck on I-15, Washington County, Utah, Dec. 30, 2014 | Photo by Melissa Anderson, KCSG, St. George News

Winter Storm Watch issued for 5 Southern Utah counties 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Watch” for Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver counties, effective 7 p.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Sunday. Affected area The central and southern mountains of Utah; watch includes the cities of Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon. Snow accumulations Snow accumulations of […]

The Lower Calf Creek Falls descends from the Escalante Canyons, near Boulder Town, Utah, Feb. 16, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Explore: Cascade into Lower Calf Creek Falls, Escalante Canyons; STGnews Videocast 

BOULDER, UTAH — With spring drawing near waterfalls come streaming over Southern Utah rocks and one of those worth a visit descends about 126 feet down the Escalante canyon in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: the Lower Calf Creek Falls. See the falls, click the play arrow    center of image above. The Lower Calf Creek Falls can be accessed by […]

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Former senator announces cancer diagnosis; officials respond 

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Sen. Bob Bennett announced Wednesday that he is battling pancreatic cancer. Bennett, 81, posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that there have been inquiries concerning his health, leading him to confirm that he has cancer. He added there’s not a firm prognosis at this stage. “The doctors are hopeful that a combination of […]

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Prairie dog management up for review; officials encouraged by progress 

CEDAR CITY – A plan for management of Utah prairie dogs located on nonfederal lands in southwestern Utah is, according to a statement issued by the state’s Division of Wildlife Resources Tuesday, ready for review after several weeks of work.   The Utah prairie dog is found only in southwestern Utah and, since 1973, has been listed […]

Post Adjutant Ski Ingram hands Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher his award for Citizen of the Year for 2014, St. George, Utah, Feb. 25, 2015 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Sheriff Pulsipher named Citizen of the Year; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher was honored as Citizen of the Year 2014 Wednesday by the Lester Keate Post 90 of the American Legion at the Legion building, 245 N. 200 West, in St. George. The Legion also named Terry Dunne, advisory board chairman of the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, as its Legionnaire […]

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Longtime art professor talks on ‘Why art, why is it important?’ 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University President’s Colleagues meet Monday for the 6th time this school year with a presentation by longtime DSU art professor Glen Blakley, addressing the questions,“Why art, and why is it important?” The meeting begins at noon in the Eccles Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre, on the DSU campus, 225 S. 700 East in […]

Experts dish about chocolate: The good, the bad, the delicious; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – About 25 people attended a “Chocoholics Anonymous” workshop held at Hale Chiropractic Wednesday night where they were greeted with plates of chocolate labeled only with numbers, a tantalizing and slightly mysterious taste test for the palate and the brain. One of the monthly clinics held at the chiropractic office, “Chocoholics Anonymous” was more than […]

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Council lowers impact fees, denies zone change in Washington Fields 

WASHINGTON CITY – City officials approved reduced impact fees related to its parks and recreation master plan and denied a request to turn a small parcel of land into commercial property along Washington Fields Road, at Thursday’s City Council meeting. The City Council also expressed its general favor of an opt-out plan related to a proposed countywide […]

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