St George News


On the EDge: Save the Sunbowl 

OPINION – Finally, it seems, there is some serious effort being put into preserving the Dixie Sunbowl, the little stadium in the heart of St. George. It would be extremely unwise to tear the place down or even consider moving the annual Dixie Roundup Rodeo to the fairgrounds, which would be foolish, or to Hansen […]

First place finisher Andreu Lacondeguy of Spain thrills the crowd  at Red Bull Rampage,Virgin, Utah, Sept. 29, 2014 | All licensed images are printed with the express permission of Red Bull Media House North America, Inc., Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Thrills, spills with sweet victory highlight Red Bull Rampage; STGNews Photo Gallery 

Author’s note: All licensed images were obtained at the event and are printed with the express permission of Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.   VIRGIN – It was three times a bridesmaid finally a bride for Spaniard, Andreu Lacondguy who, after finishing in fourth place, just off the podium, for three years in a […]


North Rim fire managers plan for fall pile-burning 

GRAND CANYON — National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service fire managers, working together in the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, are making plans to burn piles of woody debris starting Monday and extending over the next 30 days as weather conditions allow. The piles are located in two primary locations: near the North Rim entrance station […]

Grain mills on display at the opening of L'Chef's new assembly facility, St. George, Utah, Sept. 29, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

L’Chef opens new facility in St. George 

ST. GEORGE – L’Chef announced the opening of an assembly facility in St. George Monday. It is one of the initial steps being taken by the company to relocate much of its operational base to Southern Utah over the next few years. “L’Chef is happy to be here,” General Manager Dennis Leavitt said. L’Chef’s is […]


41-year-old man arrested for sexual conduct with 16-year-old girl 

ST. GEORGE — A 41-year-old Texas man was arrested Friday for unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 year-old girl while the two were staying in a hotel in St. George. Authorities responded to the Rodeway Inn, located at 999 Red Hills Parkway, after a runaway 16-year-old girl was reported to have been found, Officer Wyatt Miles of […]


Washington County takes part in National Drug Take-Back Day 

ST. GEORGE – Despite the rainy weather, law enforcement officers were in the Smith’s parking lot, located at 20 N. Bluff Street, Saturday providing a means for Washington County residents to safely dispose of their unwanted or expired prescription medications as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day. After the prescription medications are collected, they […]

Utah Governor Gary Herbert stands with Bryce Canyon City leaders on the newly completed Bryce Canyon City Main Street and the first stoplight in Garfield County. L to R: Lance Syrett, Commissioner Leland Pollock, Mayor David Tebbs, Herbert, Mike Stevens, Gary Syrett, Bryce Syrett, Shiloh Syrett, Jean Seiler, Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh, and Nick Pollock, Bryce Canyon City, Utah, Aug. 15, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Bryce Canyon City, for St. George News

Bryce Canyon City installs first stoplight in Garfield County 

BRYCE CANYON CITY – Utah’s expansive Garfield County now has its very first traffic signal after a $1 million renovation of Main Street in Bryce Canyon City and Gov. Gary Herbert was there to tour the completed project. In addition to the traffic signal, the enhancements to Main Street include new sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and street […]

Zion National Park press release

Park officials release name of hiker found in Narrows 

SPRINGDALE – The name of an overdue hiker found dead in the Zion Canyon Narrows over the weekend was released Monday by National Park officials. Douglas Yoshi Vo, 34, of Westminster, California, was identified as the man found by park rangers in the wake of flash flooding caused by heavy rains Saturday, according to a […]


Desert RATS Sand Mountain cleanup took desert by storm; STGnews Photo Gallery 

HURRICANE — The Desert Roads and Trails Society had some fun Saturday while doing some good helping to keep Sand Mountain and Sand Hollow State Park open and clean on National Public Lands day. The event, designed to show support and raise funds for the Sand Mountain (Sand Hollow) off-highway vehicle area, was a big success despite […]

The Cliffside Restaurant located at 511 S. Airport Road in St. George, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Tom Heers, St. George News

Inn on the Cliff dazzles 

ST. GEORGE — Situated on an outcropping of volcanic rock, the Inn on the Cliff and Cliffside Restaurant overhang a bluff above downtown St. George, offering a unique ambiance and one-of-a-kind view. At nighttime guests are enfolded into a celestial canopy overlooking sparkling city lights, and by day they are mesmerized by a vast red rock […]


Alleged tablet thief caught, arrested 

WASHINGTON CITY – A St. George man was arrested Wednesday for theft and criminal mischief after allegedly stealing and attempting to steal merchandise from the electronics department at the Washington Wal-Mart, located at 625 W. Telegraph Road, on several different occasions. Timothy Cleveland Griffith, 31, reportedly stole tablets, valuing over $500 each, and tablet accessories from […]


Police officer struck by fleeing vehicle, arrests made 

CEDAR CITY – A Cedar City Police officer was struck by a vehicle early Sunday morning after the driver of the vehicle disregarded the officer’s instruction to pull over and struck the officer while fleeing the scene. At approximately 2:45 a.m., Cedar City Police were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 100 North […]


Man arrested after allegedly smacking former tenant ‘upside the head’ 

HURRICANE – A 49-year-old man was arrested on burglary charges Friday after he allegedly punched a woman in the face and went into her home. Officers responded to a residence on the 50 East block of 100 North on a report of an assault, Hurricane City Police Officer Troy Hall said in a probable cause statement […]

Zion National Park press release

Zion National Park fatality; body of overdue hiker found in Narrows 

SPRINGDALE – The body of a 34-year-old male hiker was found Sunday by park rangers in the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. The deceased and another male companion had entered the Narrows from the Riverside Walk […]

A car carrying the two Italian visitors sits upturned on the bank of the Paria River, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Garfield County, Utah, Sept. 27, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Garfield County Sheriff's Office, St. George News| Photo courtesy of Garfield County Sheriff's Office, St. George News

Swiftwater team rescues Italian couple from river after road collapse 

KODACHROME — A car carrying two Italian campers plunged into the Paria River in Kodachrome Basin State Park Saturday after the road they were driving on collapsed. According to a press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Sussana Dursi, 47, and Roberto Bellocci, 62, both from Italy,  were returning to their campsite at Kodachrome Basin State […]


On the EDge: Save the Sunbowl

Inn on the Cliff dazzles

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