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Buick Lacrosse involved in a two-car collision at the intersection of River Road and Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, Aug. 31, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Turn cut short results in River Road collision 

ST. GEORGE — A left-hand turn cut too short resulted in a two-car collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South River Road in St. George. At 6:14 p.m., a man driving a dark-grey Buick Lacrosse, heading north on River Road, made a left-hand turn heading west on Riverside Drive, St. George Police […]

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Veterans Aware: Reducing, eradicating suicide plague on American spirit; public events 

OPINION – Suicide is an across-the-board problem in America. Latest statistics indicate that while homicide is the 13th overall cause of death in America, suicide is the 11th. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds, the eighth […]

The historic Wells Fargo Silver Reef Museum located at located at 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. in Silver Reef, Utah, Aug. 26, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Life in late 1800s, Wild West Days returns 

LEEDS — If you’ve ever wondered what life in Leeds would have been like nearly 150 years ago, then head over to the Wild West Days in Leeds Friday and Saturday, where events and tours, conjure the days of the late 1870s, when silver mining was at its boom and folks raised Sorghum cane. Before 1875, […]

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Dixie Forum presents lecture on Deep Water Horizon oil spill 

ST. GEORGE—Learn about oil pollution and how it affects the ocean at Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum: A Window on the World Tuesday. Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will speak at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus on the topic: “Deep Water Horizon […]

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BLM accepting nominations for Resource Advisory Council 

SALT LAKE CITY — Public nominations are being accepted for the Bureau of Land Management Utah Resource Advisory Council and will consider nominations until Thursday. The BLM will be filling six positions — five positions for members whose terms expire Jan. 6, 2015, and one position for a member whose term expires Apr. 11, 2015. […]

St. George Mayor Jon Pike, St. George, Utah, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce

Pike to discuss state of city at Chamber luncheon 

ST. GEORGE –  In a continuing effort to connect its members to the community, the St. George Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon on Wednesday at the Courtyard by Marriott. The luncheon will feature City of St. George Mayor Jon Pike, sharing his vision for the future and a state of the city report. Pike’s address […]

Crews continue managed ignitions along Forest Service Road 76 on the Sitgreaves Complex, Greater Grand Canyon, Arizona, circa July 26, 2014 | Photo by Holly Krake, courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, St. George News

North Zone fire managers begin planning for 2014 pile burn season 

FREDONIA, Arizona — North Zone fire managers are making preparations to begin pile burning on the North Kaibab Ranger District, depending on weather and fuel moisture levels in the upcoming weeks. The goal of the pile burning is to remove fuels within the forest in order to lessen the potential intensity of a wildfire. Specifically, fire crews […]

Aspen in DeMotte Park in the North Kaibab Ranger District, Arizona, September 2013 | Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, Southweste​rn Region, Kaibab National Forest, St. George News

Forest Service announces timber sale on North Kaibab Ranger District 

FREDONIA, Arizona — The Kaibab National Forest will soon award its second timber sale as part of the North Kaibab Ranger District  Plateau Facilities Fire Protection Project. Following the required 30-day bid advertisement, the Plateaua Facilities Fire Protection Project South timber sale will be auctioned to the highest qualified bidder. “What most people don’t realize is […]

Group of mule deer bucks, location and date unspecified |  Background Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

BLM, other agencies plan rangeland restoration west of Cedar City 

CEDAR CITY – Beginning Monday, the Bureau of Land Management-Utah Color Country District, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands, in conjunction with Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative, will begin a 2,000-acre vegetation improvement project on public and selected private lands located west of Cedar City, east of the […]

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News short: 2 separate Hurricane incidents, 2 sent to hospital with head injuries 

HURRICANE – Two people were sent to the hospital in serious condition in unrelated incidents in Hurricane at roughly the same time Saturday night. The first incident occurred in the Dixie Springs area at approximately 7 p.m., when a man fell off scaffolding while working in a garage, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said. The man’s […]

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Peach Days draws large crowds to Hurricane; STGnews photo gallery 

HURRICANE — The 16th annual Peach Days is in full swing with hundreds, if not thousands, of people creating memories at this favorite of Hurricane events. Delicious peach treats draw the community back year after year, and this year, people are finding even more fine art, commercial items, homemade goodies, garden produce and baked and bottled goods […]

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Taser used twice, man dies in desert after fleeing from deputies 

LITTLEFIELD, Arizona — A man died Friday evening after he fled from Mohave County Sheriff deputies on the Arizona Strip near Littlefield, Arizona. According to a statement from Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Specialist Trish Carter, at approximately 8:40 p.m., MCSO deputies patrolling near Littlefield on the Arizona Strip saw a motorcycle with no rear plate operating on the roadway. […]

Some of the graffiti found in Bloomington Hills, St. George, Utah, Aug. 30, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

String of vandalism strikes Bloomington Hills overnight 

ST. GEORGE — Numerous Bloomington Hills residents awoke Saturday morning to find their personal property vandalized by black spray paint. Words and symbols drawn with black spray paint were found on a utility trailer, a brand-new red Chevy pickup truck and privacy fences throughout Bloomington Hills. The graffiti is suspected to have happened between 8 p.m. and 8 […]

The St. George Library, located at 88 W. 100 South, St. George, Utah, Aug. 20, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

September marks national library card sign-up month 

WASHINGTON COUNTY — During the month of September, the seven branches of the Washington County Library System join with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to promote the value of possessing a library card and ensuring that every student obtains one. Library cards allow people to access a myriad of services and resources such as books, […]

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Quail Creek Reservoir closed Sept. 4-5 for chemical treatment 

HURRICANE — Quail Creek Reservoir will be closed to public use Thursday and Friday for a chemical treatment to remove algae.  The water district’s municipal customers will receive treated water from Sand Hollow Reservoir during the treatment. Water quality and deliveries will not be affected. “Treating reservoirs is necessary to protect and enhance our water quality,” […]

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