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A creepy zombie peeks over the fence at the home of Brent Martin whose house is all decked out for Halloween, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

All decked out for Halloween; one man’s spooky, kooky, tech-savvy gift to neighborhood 

WASHINGTON CITY – It’s creepy and it’s kooky, tech savvy and it’s spooky. While not technically a museum, the Washington City home of Brent Martin, with its oversized inflatables and creative projection system, has been “spookified” and is ready for people to come and see it. A self-proclaimed holiday fanatic, Martin has been a fan […]

The St. George Book Festival organizers and Mayor Jon Pike present a check to a member of the Washington County School District Foundation, representing funds raised during the festival's charity dinner, St. George Children's Museum, St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014  | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Books, characters allow you to stay in one place, to connect; Book Festival Charity Banquet 

ST. GEORGE —  Authors and event organizers at the St. George Book Festival spoke about the importance of literacy and writing, and raised money during a charity banquet at the St. George Children’s Museum Friday night to donate to two educational organizations within the city. Dean Hughes, author of over 100 books including the “Children of the Promise” books, gave […]

Robert Brissette at El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet, California, Oct. 19, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Robert Brissette, St. George News

Kanab resident sets land speed record during anniversary week of son’s death 

KANAB – Kanab resident Robert Brissette set a land speed record at El Mirage, a land speed racing track in California on Sunday. Clocking in at 226.844 mph, Brissette beat the old record of 224.708 mph, set in 2008 by Kelly and Hall racing. “I am happy to have finally beat the record, and was […]

St. George Mayor Jon Pike and United Way Dixie Executive Director Rebekah Pectol announce the third-place winner of the United Way Dixie Ball Drop, St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Mayor: Tomorrow is here; ribbon-cutting for SwitchPoint, Ball Drop awards PT Cruiser 

ST. GEORGE — Orange, blue and white balloons floated against a blue sky Friday afternoon as some 400 people gathered to celebrate the grand opening of new homeless shelter and resource center SwitchPoint, participate in the United Way Dixie Ball Drop for Charity, and enjoy a barbecue meal donated by Smith’s grocery store. After some eight weeks of being […]

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Flyers dominant on both sides of ball in 44-14 win over Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Flyer defense is gelling at the right time as playoffs approach. Meeting Snow Canyon on the Warriors’ home turf, Dixie had to win to stay ahead of the Warriors in the standings. Dixie’s starting defense not only held Snow Canyon out of the end zone, but did not allow the […]

The new diverging diamond interchange at I-15 Exit 57 at the south end of Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News, KCSG-TV

Highways, byways connect locations, people connect community; South Cedar Interchange opens 

CEDAR CITY – A project 15 years in the making came to a close Friday morning as the new diverging diamond interchange for Interstate 15 Exit 57 at the south end of Cedar City officially opened to the public. The small crowd that gathered in the chilly Friday morning air for the South Cedar Interchange […]

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High-speed chase on I-15 ends with 2 arrests 

BEAVER COUNTY – Two people were arrested Thursday following a high-speed chase on Interstate 15 in Beaver County that involved two stolen vehicles. The two suspects involved, a juvenile male and 18-year-old Jose Thomas Erives, of Rigby, Idaho, are accused of stealing a Cadillac Escalade from a business parking lot in Beaver Thursday morning. According to […]

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1st we’re hot, then we’re cold: Near-record warmth to be followed by cold front 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Autumn may be throwing its final punches before bedding down for the winter. Areas statewide – including Southern Utah – will see near-record warm temperatures Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service; but come Sunday, a late fall storm system is set to cross the region, bringing with it gusting winds, much cooler temperatures and, in some […]

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Last chance; enjoy St. George Art Museum’s permanent collection; free admission Halloween 

ST. GEORGE – In the spirit of Halloween, the St. George Art Museum’s permanent collection, which has never before been seen in its entirety, is about to go back in storage and into the dark after being on display since early August. On October 31, as a special treat, art lovers in costume to view […]

Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams speaks at his presidential inauguration ceremony, M. Anthony Burns Arena, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

Williams: We want this to be a university town; Dixie State inauguration ceremony 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University held an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, inducting Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams as the University’s 18th President, a celebration included as part of Dixie’s homecoming week. The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including Mayor Jon Pike, Mayor of St. George. “I want to extend a warm welcome to President Biff Williams,” […]

Sgt. Dave McIntyre (left) faces off against Sheriff Mark Gower (right) in a debate for Iron County Sheriff at SUU on Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Mark Gower, Dave McIntyre face off in debate at SUU 

CEDAR CITY — The two candidates running for Iron County Sheriff, incumbent Republican candidate, Mark Gower and write-in candidate Dave McIntyre, met in a debate hosted by the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at Southern Utah University on Thursday, where they shared their stances on possible changes to the ambulance system, values, […]

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Make a difference at the Millcreek Canyon Cleanup 

ST. GEORGE—The Boiling Springs Ecoseum and Desert Preserve are encouraging the community to get together for a Millcreek clean up on Saturday at 9 a.m. After a great response and 200 volunteers at the cleanup efforts at the Boilers, many even asked when it would be happening again. This Saturday is an opportunity to gather as […]

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Woman steals family member’s checkbook, held on $33,400 bail 

SANTA CLARA — A 25-year-old woman was arrested on charges of theft and forgery after she admitted to taking a family member’s checkbook. Santa Clara-Ivins Police arrested Saryssa Breann Sagendorf, of St. George, after she admitted in an interview to writing and signing six checks from the account holder’s checkbook. “She wrote a total of six different […]

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Explore educational opportunities with Dixie State’s Institute for Continued Learning 

FEATURE—Surrounded by new friends, Susan Doughman moves a colored pencil across a sheet of crisp, white paper. After skillfully swapping one colored pencil for another and carefully shading a figure, the once-blank paper is transformed into a beautiful work of art. At other times, Doughman discusses the plot twists of the latest bestseller with fellow retired […]

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Allen seeks political reform back to government basics 

CEDAR CITY – Fighting for family values and states’ rights are at the top of the list for write-in candidate Linda Allen who is seeking an opportunity to speak on behalf of Southern Utah residents in District 72. Allen said she was asked to run by a dear friend, because she has a strong belief […]

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