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2 extricated, 3 taken to hospital after rainy collision in Apple Valley 

APPLE VALLEY – Three people went to the hospital Saturday night, one of them in serious to critical condition, after a rainy collision occurred on state Route 59 in Apple Valley. At approximately 10:15 p.m., emergency responders received a report of an accident on state Route 59 near milepost 12 after a white Saturn traveling […]

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Wrong-way driver destroys 3 utility boxes 

HURRICANE — A 58-year-old Hurricane man was taken into custody Sunday by Hurricane City Police after driving on the wrong side of the road on a residential street, losing control of his car and destroying three utility boxes. Just after 1 p.m., Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said, a man was driving on the […]

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Hard freeze warning issued for Southern Utah counties 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “Hard Freeze Warning” for Washington, Iron and Beaver counties. The warning is in effect from 11 p.m. Sunday until 9 a.m. Monday. Affected area Areas affected by the warning are the Sanpete and Sevier valleys, west central Utah and southwest Utah. […]


Protecting professional assets 

FEATURE — Many professionals fail to think about asset protection until they actually need it. This is an unfortunate trend, especially because individuals in business or professional services are more likely to be involved in situations that create financial risk and lead to potential liability. In a recent study by the American Medical Association, six out of […]

The 2015 Chemical Olympics competition, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Chemical Olympics offers students dynamic duo of competition, inspiration 

CEDAR CITY – Gases were the elements of discussion during the 13th annual Chemical Olympics at Southern Utah University Friday as students from six Southern Utah high schools battled it out for first place in three categories: Individual, qualitative and quantitative. First place awards went to Cedar, Beaver and Enterprise high schools in those categories, respectively. Focused and […]


Layne Garner Family opens Hurricane Valley’s Concerts in the Park series 

HURRICANE — Beginning April 30, the 2015 Hurricane Valley Summer Concerts in the Park will kick off with an 8 p.m. performance by the Layne Garner Family at Pioneer Park, 200 N. Main Street in Hurricane, resuming the annual summer tradition that started in 2005. Concerts run on the last Thursday of every month through August. The […]

Customer appreciation concert featuring country music artist Collin Raye, Town & Country Bank, St. George, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Town & Country Bank, St. George News

1,000 attend free Collin Raye concert 

­­­ST. GEORGE – An estimated 1,000 people turned out Friday afternoon for a free “community appreciation” concert in St. George, presented by Town & Country Bank and featuring country music artist Collin Raye. Raye’s career has yielded 24 top 10 albums and 16 No. 1 hit songs, according to his website. He is also a philanthropist with an extensive […]

Forefront L-R: Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Ardella Heiner. Heiner was honored as daughter of Henry and Susanna Gubler, one of the city’s founding couples. LaVerkin "Founders Day" celebration, LaVerkin, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo courtesy of  Jeanette Benson, St. George News

Residents, governor pay respect to LaVerkin Founders 

LAVERKIN – The rain did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance at the first LaVerkin Founders Day Celebration, Saturday. In fact, some attendees, including LaVerkin City Administrator Kyle Gubler, said the rain was fitting because the city’s founders always prayed for it. “They wouldn’t complain a bit about it and the show would go […]

A triple-car accident occurred on Red Hills Drive in Washington when a driver allegedly wasn't paying attention to traffic ahead of her, Washington City, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Melissa Young, St. George News

Following too close triggers three-car accident 

WASHINGTON CITY – A triple-car crash occurred Saturday afternoon when one driver allegedly wasn’t paying attention to traffic and rear-ended one car that went on to rear-end the car ahead of it. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. in one of of the eastbound lanes of Red Cliffs Drive by the Albertsons Market. The car that triggered the […]

Cotton Days Celebration held in Washington City, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Cotton Days kicks off with parade, tractor pull, festivities; STGnews photo gallery 

WASHINGTON CITY – Tractors and classic cars dominated the landscape at the Washington City Cotton Days Celebration which kicked off its slate of week-plus long activities Saturday morning. The fun started with an early morning 5K and Lions Club breakfast served up by Washington City leaders. A cheerful parade brightened the cloudy day with colorful clowns, classic cars, […]

A Toyota Prius rolled on southbound I-15 near milepost 17 after hydroplaning. No one was injured in the crash, Washington County, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Hydroplaning on I-15 triggers rollovers 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Slick road conditions created by rainy weather are believed to have played a role in two rollovers on Interstate 15 Saturday. On southbound I-15 near milepost 17, a Toyota Prius was moving too fast for present road conditions and hydroplaned, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Chris Terry said. The driver lost on control of […]

Proposed site of the Historic Hurricane Wayside Park on Street Street, Hurricane, Utah, April 23, 2015 | Photo by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

Lions Club hopes to start construction on Historic Hurricane Wayside soon 

HURRICANE – A group of Hurricane residents met at the city’s community center Thursday to discuss bringing the Hurricane Valley Lions Club’s vision of Historic Hurricane Wayside to fruition. The proposed park would sit on State Street at approximately 200 East on a triangular piece of land near the city’s flagship fire station. The project received city approval a […]

Racers come through mile marker six during the Southern Utah Half Marathon, St. George, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Views from mile marker 6; Southern Utah Half Marathon; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – In the early morning darkness Saturday, friends, family and even total strangers gathered together at mile marker 6 of the Southern Utah Half Marathon to provide racers with GU energy gels, Gatorade, water and words of encouragement to help them on their way to finishing 13.1 miles. Anticipation was high as volunteers set […]

U.S. Pro Champion Meredith Kessler, Ironman 70.3 St. George. St. George, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo courtesy of St. George and Zion National Park Tourism, St. George News

Athletes flock to St. George for Ironman 70.3; one week to race day 

ST. GEORGE — Thousands of athletes from across the world are making their way to an expected sunny St. George for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 St. George North American Pro Championship that will take place on May 2. The race marks the sixth consecutive year that St. George has hosted an Ironman triathlon. This year the event […]

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Busy day for Search and Rescue, 3 rescues; busy year continues 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was kept on its toes Friday with three separate incidents that rescued four people. Injured mountain biker, Prospector Trail in Red Cliffs Jason Curtis, the east-side captain for the county’s search and rescue team, said they received a call Friday afternoon regarding a mountain biker that […]

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