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Nelson wants to strengthen environmental protections, raise minimum wage; House District 62 

ST. GEORGE – Concerned about the state government’s apparent disregard for the environment and seeking equality in pay between the sexes, Shirley Nelson is running for Utah House District 62 on the Democratic ticket. “I think I bring a fresh look at the candidacy,” Nelson said. “I feel I am the best candidate and will […]


Stanard points to Washington County as example for state, seeks re-election in House District 62 

ST. GEORGE – Republican Rep. Jon Stanard is seeking a second term as the representative for Utah House District 62. He advocates for strong conservative values that, he said, have made Utah the “best-managed state in the union.” Yet he also said, Utah government as a whole could benefit from Washington County’s example. “Washington County […]

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Sheriff Gower aims to work closely with fellow law enforcement, community; seeks re-election 

CEDAR CITY — Current incumbent Republican candidate for Iron County Sheriff, Mark Gower, calls for voters new and old to take to the polls in the pending election season. Gower, born and raised in the Iron County area, said his career in law enforcement began in 1987 when he first started as a volunteer for the […]

Spooky Town Fair offers ‘spooktacular’ fun, raises funds for school district 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District Foundation, with the help of the St. George Chamber of Commerce, will host a Halloween-themed Spooky Town Fair Friday and Saturday at St. George Town Square, 50 S. Main St. in St. George. The event will feature carnival games and bounce houses, food vendors, costume and pumpkin […]

Washington County resident Thomas Henry was asked to have a seat by the commissioners after taking longer than the allotted two minutes to express his opposition to Proposition 3. They later invited him to finish speaking after everyone else in the room had their two minutes at the podium. Photo taken by St. George News reporter, Carin Miller.

Commission hears pros/cons of RAP Tax; tourist contributions/infinite, expensive 

ST. GEORGE – Citizens of Washington County gathered Tuesday night to voice their opinions during a special public hearing about the addition of the Proposition 3 RAP tax initiative that was recently approved for Nov. 4 election. The proposed RAP tax initiative is a specialized tax of one-tenth of one percent, or one penny for each […]

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Drug Task Force arrests meth dealer who sold near preschool 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a woman Friday for distribution of methamphetamine in a drug-free zone. The task force arrested Melody Stahl, of St. George, following an investigation in which officers implemented two controlled methamphetamine buys, St. George Police Capt. Kyle Whitehead said. The controlled drug buys from Stahl were made […]


Switchpoint grand opening with United Way Dixie Ball Drop 

ST. GEORGE — Join the community for tasty barbecue and prize giveaway at noon Friday during the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for SwitchPoint and Community Resource Center located at 948 N. 1300 West in St. George. Local radio personalities from Cherry Creek Radio will be broadcasting live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. adding to the community excitement. […]


Lucero pleads guilty to murder, receives 15 years-to-life sentence 

ST. GEORGE – Mario Antoine Lucero, 33, standing with attorneys Aric Cramer and Edward Flint before 5th District Judge G. Michael Westfall, Wednesday morning, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder related to the death of 31-year-old Jeremy Shawn Olsen. The plea appeared to surprise the judge somewhat as quizzical looks accompanied questions aimed at determining if Lucero fully […]

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Tricks, treats, spooky fun at haunted dinosaur tracks 

KANAB — Join the Bureau of Land Management-Utah Kanab Field Office and partners Saturday for their annual trick or treat event at the Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Tracksite. Take family and friends on a Halloween adventure through one of the most diversified concentrations of prehistoric animal footprints in North America — right in Kanab’s backyard. Come prepared for […]

Responders tend to a motorcycle accident at the intersection of 5300 West and State Street in Hurricane, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

UPDATE: Woman involved in motorcycle accident died from injuries 

HURRICANE – A 51-year-old woman who was involved in a motorcycle accident in Hurricane on Oct. 15 died as a result of her injuries, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Cynthia White, also known as Cynthia Greco, was riding as a passenger on the back of a 2005 Harley Davidson on Oct. 15. As she and the driver of the motorcycle […]


Livestock, Heritage Festival promises a woolly good time, ‘Bringing in the Sheep’ 

ST. GEORGE – The Sheep Parade is the highlight event of the Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival and probably one of the most unique parades in the country.  On Saturday at 10 a.m., approximately 1,000 head of sheep will be herded from Cedar Mountain pastures down Cedar City’s Main Street, providing spectators an exciting glimpse […]

What the sun should look like from St. George on Oct. 23, 2014 at maximum eclipse | Image courtesy of time and date website, St. George News

Partial solar eclipse steals afternoon sky; safety tips, viewing locations, where to buy glasses 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Following the blood moon that occurred Oct. 8, the sun will take on its own seeming metamorphosis Thursday afternoon as the moon moves in front of the sun causing it to take on a crescent shape and treating viewers — weather permitting — with a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse is visible from all […]


Snowboard company founder, entrepreneur lectures at business-ethics forum 

ST. GEORGE—Ryan Monson, president and founder of Monson Snowboards and American Gear Company, will be coming to Dixie State University’s Udvar-Hazy School of Business at its semimonthly Business and Ethics Forum series Thursday at noon in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building on the university campus. All are welcome to attend […]

Sarah Thompson, Miss Dixie, Jessica Jensen, 1st runner up, and Jaylin Humphries, 2nd runner up, Miss Dixie pageant, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo courtesy of John Holfeltz and Izak Amargo, St. George News

Dixie State University crowns homecoming queen 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University crowned a new homecoming queen Tuesday night, naming Sarah Thompson as the winner. Thompson, from Brigham City, was selected by a group of judges based on her interview skills, response to an onstage question, swimsuit, evening wear, and talent portions of the competition. She will receive a scholarship to Dixie […]


Suspect in Cedar City homicide arrested, charged 

CEDAR CITY — Authorities in Cedar City have arrested a suspect and released more information in the apparent homicide giving rise to investigation Tuesday night and early Wednesday. At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Cedar City Police Department responded to a home at the 100 East block of 575 North in Cedar City on a […]

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