St George News

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, […]


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,” […]


City officials hope to draw film makers to Southern Utah 

ST. GEORGE – In a meeting city officials hope to be the first of many, the St. George City Council met with representatives of the Utah Film Commission Thursday about the possibility of bringing film production projects to the St. George area and Washington County overall. Southern Utah, and Utah in general, is no stranger […]


STGNews gamenight quickblast: Desert Hills 41, Foothill 0 

Desert Hills 41, Foothill 0 LAS VEGAS – The Thunder defense decimated the Falcons, pitching a shutout while scoring a defensive touchdown. Nick Warmsley had three touchdown passes for Desert Hills and Nephi Sewell returned an interception 30 yards for a score as the Thunder built a 27-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Warmsley also rushed […]

Cottonwood vs Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah, August 29, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

STGNews gamenight quickblast: Cottonwood 35, Snow Canyon 14 

Cottonwood 35, Snow Canyon 14 ST. GEORGE – The Colts made some big plays in the first half. The first came after the Warriors had narrowed the lead to 13-7 on a 44-yard pass from Jake Frei to Jake Rhea. Colt defensive lineman T.J. Fehoko broke through to block Nick Jensen’s punt and return the fumble 10 yards […]

Stansbury at Hurricane, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 29, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

STGNews gamenight quickblast: Hurricane 28, Stansbury 7 

Hurricane 28, Stansbury 7 HURRICANE – One lucky play changed Hurricane’s fortunes Friday night. Nick McDaniel took a tipped ball 93 yards for a touchdown and the Tigers never looked back in blasting Stansbury 28-7. The pass, thrown by QB Kayden Langston, went right to a defender, but caromed off his hands into the waiting arms of […]


Man charged in smoke shop sting busted for drugs, weapons, child endangerment 

ST. GEORGE – The man charged in a 2013 spice sting at Mike’s Smoke, Cigar and Gifts in St. George was arrested early Friday morning, along with his wife, on multiple drug, weapons and child endangerment charges. Best, 29, and his wife, Erin Best, 27, both of St. George, were arrested and booked into Washington County’s Purgatory […]

The aftermath of a flood that swept through the basement of the St. George Library, 88 W. 100 South, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Michelle Clements, St. George News

St. George Library floods for 3rd time after heavy rains 

ST. GEORGE — Heavy rains flooded the basement of the St. George Branch of the Washington County Library, 88 W. 100 South in St. George, Tuesday evening, and all meeting rooms are expected to be closed and some services suspended for the next 6-8 weeks for needed repairs. Since 2006, when the St. George Library was built, the basement […]


News short: 76-year-old man taken to hospital after motorcycle brakes fail 

LEEDS – A 76-year-old Leeds man was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center Friday evening after the brakes failed on his motorcycle, causing both bike and rider to leave the road, strike a boulder and crash through a barbed wire fence. “He was riding an old Harley Sportster that he has been restoring,” Utah Highway Patrol Trooper John McMahon […]

The aftermath of an accident at 1100 N. Dixie Downs Road, St. George, Utah, Aug. 29, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Hasty left turn results in T-bone 

ST. GEORGE — Traffic was slowed Friday afternoon after two passenger cars collided at the intersection of 1100 North and Dixie Downs Road in St. George. Just before 2 p.m., a woman driving a silver passenger car with a young child in the back seat was stopped at a stop sign on 1100 North, waiting to make a […]

The aftermath of a collision between a cement pump truck and a full-size pickup truck near 1275 East on Red Hills Parkway, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Police identify man killed in crash on Red Hills Parkway 

ST. GEORGE – The names of individuals involved in Wednesday’s fatal vehicle accident on Red Hills Parkway, including the name of the man that was killed in the accident, have been released by the St. George Police Department. Bruno Loreda, 52, was killed when the full-size pickup truck he was driving was hit by a cement […]

The red Toyota Tacoma and trailer sit on the side of the road on Washington Parkway Exit off Interstate 15, Washington, Utah, Aug. 29, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Wheelbarrow tumbles out of trailer, causes accident on I-15 

WASHINGTON CITY — A silver Toyota Corolla struck a wheelbarrow Friday morning while traveling southbound on Interstate 15 near the off-ramp to Washington Parkway. On the way to work at approximately 8 a.m., a man was traveling southbound on I-15 near mile marker 13 in a red Toyota Tacoma that was pulling a trailer packed with landscaping equipment. At the […]

City and state leaders break ground on the new SWATC building site, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Officials break ground for $19.3M building for applied technology college 

CEDAR CITY — Southwest Applied Technology College held its groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a new $19.3 million building projected for completion fall 2015. Legislative leadership and project funding Funding for the project has taken seven years to pull together with the help of many legislators and community members, former SWATC President Dana Miller said. The 11-acre plot was donated by landowners […]


Cloud 9 Vapor offers alternative to smoking, 80 flavors 

WASHINGTON CITY — If you’re a smoker and ready to stomp out the last cigarette stub for good, but have given up hope on quitting after trying everything from patches to gum to Chantix, perhaps it’s time to try a nicotine vaporizer. An invention that uses liquid nicotine and an electronic vaporizer, the electronic cigarette and nicotine vaporizer have […]

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