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Emergency responders gather at St. George Steel after getting a report of a large steel beam falling on an employee there, St. George Steel, St. George, Utah, March 3, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

St. George Steel worker injured when steel beam falls on him 

ST. GEORGE – A man was transported to the hospital Tuesday after a steel beam fell on him at St. George Steel. An employee at St. George Steel, 1301 E. 700 North, sustained serious injuries to his left leg when a large steel beam fell on him, St. George Fire Chief Robert Stoker said at the […]

PAWSitively Unique Boutique celebrates grand reopening, new location 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George P.A.W.S., providing animals with support, invites the public to celebrate the grand reopening of their unique thrift store, PAWsitively Unique Boutique Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The thrift store, designed to raise money to help homeless animals, has moved to a new, larger location on the corner […]


FCC’s Open Internet rules; death to the Internet? Utah congressmen react 

ST. GEORGE – The Federal Communications Commission’s “Open Internet Order: New Rules to Protect an Open Internet” announced Thursday, aims, the FCC says, to protect free expression and innovation by giving the agency authority to address questionable practices; but the FCC’s action was met with criticism on the part of Utah congressmen who protest the rules as regulatory overreach, unnecessary, […]

Washington City, May 23, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Council lowers impact fees, denies zone change in Washington Fields 

WASHINGTON CITY – City officials approved reduced impact fees related to its parks and recreation master plan and denied a request to turn a small parcel of land into commercial property along Washington Fields Road, at Thursday’s City Council meeting. The City Council also expressed its general favor of an opt-out plan related to a proposed countywide […]


Heart Walk foundation leaders receive Red Cross award 

ST. GEORGE — Co-founders of the St. George-based international humanitarian organization, Heart Walk Foundation, have been awarded the 2015 Red Cross Heroes Award for International Services. Following a remarkable year, Tim and Penelope Eicher of Dammeron Valley, said the award reflects the effort and service of hundreds of volunteers, donors and supporters. Many individuals, families, businesses, community […]


Career center hosts annual Employment Fair at Dixie State 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University will host its annual Employment and Internship Fair on Wednesday in the Gardner Center Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair is open to the public and will feature nearly 40 registered employers seeking to hire four-year graduates and students with associate degrees and certificates. DSU Assistant Director of Career Services Ali […]

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Crews begin drainage repair work along I-15 in Virgin River Gorge 

PHOENIX, Arizona — Crews are set to begin work Saturday repairing the drainage system along the Interstate 15 Virgin River Gorge in the southbound lanes, milepost 17.5 to 17.6. The work will continue through March. Construction will include removing debris and repairing the drainage system, which was damaged during September 2014’s  Hurricane Norbert storm event. This work […]


Expect delays; bridge girder installation begins on I-15, Virgin River Gorge; ADOT Video 

PHOENIX — As part of the ongoing bridge rehabilitation work underway on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge in the far northwest corner of Arizona, crews will begin girder installation on Virgin River Bridge No. 6 beginning Monday and continuing through March 23. Motorists traveling on I-15 between Mesquite, Nevada, and St. George, Utah, are reminded to […]


Warm winter can wreak havoc on trees, plants, shrubs; STGnews Videocast 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The mild temperatures in the Washington County area are a big draw for most, with winter climates not as cold as Salt Lake City, and summer climates not as hot as Las Vegas, Nevada. This particular area allows for the survival of many different kinds of trees, plants and shrubs, but when winter temperatures fluctuate between warm […]

Maverik Inc Red Rock region store managers present Toys for Tots Beaver and Iron counties coordinator with donation, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 18, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Toys for Tots receives $43,178 gift from Maverik stores 

CEDAR CITY – Maverik Inc. store managers from the Red Rock region presented a representative from the Toys for Tots Foundation with a $43,178 donation check Monday in front of their 200 S. Main St. store in Cedar City. The money came from a two-month fundraising campaign promoted between Nov. 1, 2014, and Jan. 1 throughout the district, Maverik […]


BLM-Utah issues quarterly oil and gas lease sale results 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management Utah received bonus bids totaling $342,277 for 17 parcels of land covering 12,834 acres, at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale held Tuesday at the BLM-Utah State Office in Salt Lake City. The BLM sold 17 of the 17 offered parcels. In addition to the bonus bids, […]


Commission approves St. George Ironman 70.3, world championship qualifier; sheriff’s equipment; sponsorships 

ST. GEORGE – Washington County Commissioners reviewed agreements and plans for the Ironman 70.3 St. George on May 2 Tuesday night at their regular meeting. The Ironman 70.3 St. George is now a North American Pro Championship race, offering 30 qualifying slots for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, rather than just a United States championship. “For the past couple […]


BLM-Utah posts parcel list for oil, gas lease sale 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management Utah posted Friday the list of parcels proposed for auction at the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for May 19 in Salt Lake City. Posting initiates a 30-day public protest period. The list includes 13 proposed parcels covering 15,051 acres under the Richfield and Cedar City Field […]

NJCAA softball World Series at The Canyons Softball Complex, St. George, Utah, May 16 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Sunny St. George swarms with early-season sports tournaments, activities 

ST. GEORGE  – The official start of spring is still over a month away, but already the green grass in St. George is playing host to thousands of young athletes President’s Day weekend for early-season soccer, baseball and softball tournaments. “Our desert climate and convenient recreational facilities have made us the go-to destination for regional and […]


BLM-Utah offers 12,834 acres at oil, gas lease sale, defers sale of other acres 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah will offer 17 parcels covering 12,834 acres in the Moab and Monticello field offices at its quarterly oil and gas lease sale Tuesday.  After thorough review and consideration, the BLM-Utah decided to defer 42,263 acres from the sale to provide additional time to address concerns including cultural […]

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