St George News

‘Leave it to Beavers’ annual festival promotes industrious river animal 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources is holding its annual festival, “Leave it to Beavers,” aimed at educating the community about beavers and other wildlife on Saturday at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive, in St. George. The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature […]


Missing man found alive after spending night in crashed car 

ST. GEORGE – A missing 76-year-old man was found alive Monday morning in the driver’s seat of his vehicle which had slammed into a wall and down an embankment that was not visible from the road. Officers took a report of a missing person around 1 a.m. Monday morning after a man had left home and […]


Children evacuated after preschool catches fire 

ST. GEORGE – Between 60 and 70 children were evacuated from their classrooms Monday afternoon when the Head Start preschool, located at 494 E. 900 South in St. George, caught fire. Just before 1:20 p.m., fire alarms began buzzing at the school after flames erupted from an electrical fire. “They had smoke in the building […]


Task force nabs man for felony drug distribution 

WASHINGTON CITY – The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a man Saturday for felony drug distribution of a variety of drugs. Task force agents served a narcotics search warrant on Christopher Stan Reighard’s residence located on the 100 North block of 1180 East in a Washington neighborhood. Inside, they found methamphetamine, heroin, alprazolam (ed. […]


Polygamy police state in Colorado City, Hildale: When dialing 911 brings trouble 

COLORADO CITY, Arizona – Workers replaced the window glass in the office of a Mohave County victims advocate in Colorado City last Monday – a window that was shot on Sept. 4. Kim Nuttall was attending court the day the shooting occurred; if she had been in her office, the shot that broke the window […]


Art in Kayenta Festival brings artists, community together 

IVINS — The Kayenta Arts Foundation  announces the 2014 Art in Kayenta Festival will begin on Oct. 10-12 for its 15th year. In 2013, festival organizers decided to move the event from the more unpredictable February weather to coincide with the Huntsman Senior Games and Southern Utah’s fabulous October weather. The festival also returns to the […]


Grand Canyon celebrates Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary, Public Lands Day 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act on Sept. 25 and National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27 with fee-free entrance into the park. Wilderness Act 50th  Anniversary The park will commemorate the 50th  anniversary of the Wilderness Act by hosting a series of special […]


Hatch’s proposals to fight child trafficking, strengthen child welfare passes Senate 

WASHINGTON D.C. —The U.S. Senate passed the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, bipartisan child welfare legislation on Thursday, aimed at reducing child-sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections. The bill includes a number of proposals from legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch in September of 2013. After passing the Senate […]


Cleaning man arrested after stealing prescription medication 

WASHINGTON CITY – A 24-year-old cleaning man was arrested for theft and exploitation of a vulnerable adult Friday after he allegedly stole prescription medication from a woman he was cleaning for. Officers were dispatched to a theft call after a woman told them she believed her cleaning helper, Marlin Dawahoya, stole some of her prescription […]


Parolee arrested for felony drug possession 

ST. GEORGE – A home compliance check by Adult Probation and Parole agents Wednesday resulted in a felony drug arrest of a parolee with the Utah Board of Pardons. During a visit to 35-year-old Joel William Segler’s home in St. George, agents were attempting to make contact with him when Segler arrived home, Adult Probation and […]


Free networking social for those interested in art, music 

CEDAR CITY –  Artists and those who love art are invited to a free event Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage Center lobby, 105 N. 100 E. in Cedar City. The Cedar City Arts Council, a nonprofit organization, sponsors networking socials as community events to share the work of artists and offer opportunities to […]

Guests eat, talk and listen to Jensen Buck and the Family at the R'Oktoberfest held at Giant Steps Lodge in Brian Head, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Dancing in the drizzle; R’Oktoberfest rings in winter season 

BRIAN HEAD — The snow-bare slopes of Brian Head, dotted with red and yellow leafs as Aspen and Oak trees begin their passage from summer to fall, reflect the meaning of R’Oktoberfest as the mountain community celebrated the final days of summer Saturday, beckoning the winter season. Starting at 11 a.m., the aroma of bratwursts and sauerkraut wafted in the air at the Giant […]

The search and rescue team and some of the Classic Lifeguard crew take Zimmerman to the helicopter for transport, in a mock training episode at  Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, Utah, Sept. 20, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Crash, dehydration, water rescues; SAR teams train at Sand Hollow; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

HURRICANE – Search and rescue teams from across Utah met at Sand Hollow State Park Saturday to begin two days of training as a prelude to the Utah Sheriffs Association conference in St. George Monday. (story continues below) Videocast by Mori Kessler, St. George News “This is the first time we’ve done this,” said Washington County […]

The Chuckwalla Trail skirts the western edge of the ridge providing views of the valley below, St. George, Utah, July 19, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Join Friends of Snow Canyon at Chuckwalla Trail for workday, earn a free-entry coupon 

IVINS – Local volunteers are invited to show their support for Southern Utah’s Snow Canyon State Park by joining others across the nation in celebrating National Public Lands Day Saturday with a work project to remove nonnative plants and perform trailhead restoration along the Chuckwalla Trail. The Snow Canyon work project is being coordinated by […]


Car, pool table, iPad among prizes at Ball Drop for Charity; how to enter 

ST. GEORGE—United Way Dixie in partner with Cherry Creek Radio is excited to announce the Ball Drop for Charity Prize Giveaway with the ultimate grand prize giveaway of a car sponsored by Premier Car and Truck, a pool  table valued at $6,000 thanks to KCSG Television, a $1,000 cash prize and an iPad both courtesy of Southwest Community […]

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