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Cliven Bundy during a press conference, Bunkerville, Nev., April 14, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Right or wrong, controversy surrounding Cliven Bundy continues 

ST. GEORGE – It has been a week since the standoff between the Bureau of Land Management and the supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Since then the 67-year-old rancher has been hailed as a hero and a villain. During this last week, Cliven Bundy has called for the disarmament of “federal bureaucracies” by county […]


National Park Week kicks off with fee-free weekend 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Park Service will once again join with the National Park Foundation to present National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage, April 19-27. In addition, every national park will offer free admission Saturday and Sunday during opening weekend. April 22 is Earth Day, so if you want to roll up […]


Forklift accident resulting in child death, answers not forthcoming 

COLORADO CITY, Ariz. – On March 10, a 14-year-old boy from Colorado City, Ariz., was killed when he lost control of the forklift he was operating. St. George news first reported the accident on March 12 but few details were available at the time. One month later this is what we now know. The incident occurred […]


UPDATE: I-15 slow but moving, expect delays 

UPDATE – AT 2 p.m. AHP Sgt. John Bottoms advised the Interstate is back open, with traffic moving slowly in both directions through the Virgin River Gorge because everyone is slowing down to see all the activity on the side of the highway “There appear to be militia members wearing military style uniforms,” Bottoms said, “and […]

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Range war: Federal agencies stop cattle impound 

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. – In order to avert harm to federal employees and members of the public, the “range war” on the ground has been called off, although the government intends to yet pursue resolution of its issues with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his cattle administratively and judicially. Director of the Bureau of Land Management […]

BLM agents and pro-Bundy protesters clash, Clark County, Nev., April 9, 2014 | Photo County of courtesy of GMN Telemedia/YouTube, St. George News

Range war: BLM agents, protesters clash, rancher’s son hit with stun gun 

CLARK COUNTY, Nev. – Video of an altercation between protesters and federal agents Wednesday has gone viral across social media and the news. Shown in the video are protesters – among whom are members of the Bundy family – shouting at agents of the Bureau of Land Management. The protesters are blocking a dump truck […]


Congressmen urge BLM to keep seized cattle out of Utah 

WASHINGTON D.C. – Five members of Utah’s congressional delegation – U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, and Reps. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, and Chris Stewart – Thursday urged the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to keep cattle seized in Nevada out of Utah. In a letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze and Amy Leuders, […]


Hatch examines ways to protect taxpayers from unethical tax preparers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, on Tuesday delivered the following opening statement at a committee hearing examining effective ways to protect taxpayers from incompetent and unethical tax preparers: As we all know, the due date for individuals to complete and file their annual income tax returns […]


18-year-old accused of murdering Toquerville woman makes court appearance 

ST. GEORGE — The 18-year-old accused of murdering Geraldine Bommerito, 58, of Toquerville, on March 18 appeared at a roll-call hearing in Washington County’s 5th District Court Monday. Joshua David Canfield Appeared before District Judge Jeffrey Wilcox via a video feed from Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility where he is being held. Canfield was represented at […]

Range war: Rancher’s son arrested by BLM, later released; transport of impound cattle put on hold 

CLARK COUNTY, Nev. – One of Cliven Bundy’s sons was taken into custody by Bureau of Land Management rangers Sunday. BLM officials confirmed the man’s arrest and subsequent release the following day charged with failure to disperse and resisting law enforcement officers. As for concerns county officials and residents in Southern Utah have had about […]


16-year-old falls to his death in Cane Beds 

ST. GEORGE – Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of 1800 East and Cane Beds Road in Cane Beds, Ariz., Sunday morning when a person was reported to have fallen while hiking and may not have survived his injuries. Rulon Jessop, 16, of St. George, was apparently camping in the area with his adult […]

B.U.R.N. meet and greet, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

B.U.R.N. volunteers meet, ready-to-ride, search for missing children 

ST. GEORGE – Bikers Urban Response Needed and its new Southern Utah chapter of volunteers stands ready to serve when a child is missing. In an effort to promote awareness of their mission, the group held a community meet-and-greet on Saturday at J.C. Snow Park in St. George. A division of the nonprofit Center for […]

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