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Hurricane council debates arts agreement, Chamber of Commerce funding 

HURRICANE – Two agenda items took over an hour and a half to discuss at Thursday night’s Hurricane City Council meeting, whether to enter a formal agreement with a performing arts organization wanting to move to down and whether and how to give money to the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce. Performing arts partnership Boni Alduenda, […]

Members of a Washington County multi-agency Joint Information Command attend a mock debriefing as part of a training exercise in conjunction with the Great Utah ShakeOut, St. George, Utah, April 17, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Public information officers train in earthquake response 

ST. GEORGE – On Thursday, members of a multi-agency Joint Information Command met at the Emergency Operation Center in the Washington County Building located at 197 east Tabernacle, to participate in a training designed to help test new technology and the flow of communication in the event of a countywide emergency. Thursday’s training exercise was […]

Cliven Bundy at a press conference following the withdrawal of the BLM, Bunkerville, Nev., April 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Bundy calls on sheriffs to disarm federal agencies; STGnews Videocast 

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. – During a press conference held in the aftermath of Saturday’s standoff and the withdrawal of the Bureau of Land Management, Cliven Bundy thanked God and the prayers of supporters for the victory over the BLM. He also said county sheriffs throughout the United States should disarm the federal agencies within their counties. […]

Zachary Renstrom, winner of the Republican nomination for Washington County Commission Seat A, addressing the convention, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

New commissioner candidates chosen, county attorney race goes to primary 

ST. GEORGE – New county commissioners were chosen and the candidates for county attorney head to a primary in the wake of the Washington County Republican Convention held Saturday morning. County Commission Washington County Commissioner James Eardley, who has held the position for 15 years, sought to retain Seat A for a final term, but […]


News short: Preliminary results, Republican county convention 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Republican Convention is underway Saturday. Among the nominations to be made by county delegates were those for Washington County Commission Seats A and B, and those have gone to Zachary Renstrom and Victor Iverson, respectively, and for Sheriff which went to incumbent Cory Pulsipher over challenger Hank Kodele. Five men, including incumbent […]

Generic image, does not reflect the convention held in St. George, Utah, April 11

County Democrats hold convention, elect new chair; ‘Democrats invest in the future’ 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Democratic party convened Friday evening at Fossil Ridge Intermediate School for the first Democratic County Convention since 2012. A small but passionate group of Democrats attended the convention to hear from the slate of candidates set to represent the party in 2014 elections and to discuss policy affecting the […]

Generic image, does not reflect the convention held in St. George, Utah, April 11

County Democrats gather for pre-convention meet-and-greet 

ST. GEORGE – Washington County Democrats got together for a pre-convention meet-and-greet with several of the party’s candidates at the home of Della Lowe in the Entrada neighborhood of St. George Friday. Lowe has been nominated to succeed Dorothy Engleman as chair of the Washington County Democratic Party, as Engleman resigned to run for Utah’s House […]


County Sheriff, looking back with the incumbent; 2-man race for nomination going forward 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Republican Party will determine the county’s next sheriff as they nominate one of two who filed for candidacy, both Republicans, at the party’s county convention Saturday. The nominee will run unopposed on the November ballot. Incumbent Sheriff Cory Pulsipher is completing his first four-year term as sheriff this year and seeks […]


Appeals court judges hears arguments surrounding Amendment 3 

ST. GEORGE – Utah’s Amendment 3, defining marriage as between a man and a woman, was the focus of oral arguments heard before three federal appeals judges Thursday. The players The judges who heard the arguments are Paul J. Kelly, Jr., Carlos F. Lucero, and Jerome A. Holmes, of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals […]


Public meeting: Washington County Board of Education 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Board of Education gives notice to the public of its upcoming meeting and agenda: What: Meeting of the Board of Education Where: Washington County School District, 121 W. Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah 84770 When: April. 15, at 3:30 p.m. I.  CLOSED SESSION Property and Personnel Items II. WORK SESSION A. District PLC – Bob […]


Commission Seat B: Dan McArthur, ‘Dixie’s biggest cheerleader’ seeks county victory 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Commission race has beckoned “Dixie’s biggest cheerleader” back into politics to seek a county post. Former City of St. George Mayor Dan McArthur is vying for the Republican nomination to run for Washington County Commission Seat B, currently held by Denny Drake, who did not file for re-election this […]

Victor Iverson, candidate for Washington County Commissioner, St. George, Utah, April 9, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Victor Iverson, St. George News

Commission Seat B: Victor Iverson seeks county commission nomination 

ST. GEORGE — Emphasizing his experience dealing with public lands and natural resource issues, Victor Iverson will seek the Republican Party nomination for Washington County Commission, Seat B, at the Washington County Convention to be held on Saturday. Iverson, 42, is the former natural resource advisor for Utah Sen. Mike Lee. He resigned from the […]

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