St George News


Prescribed burns in Dixie National Forest 

DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST – The Powell Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest is set to begin its spring prescribed burn program, which will run from April through November, in the following locations: Ahlstrom Hollow (400 acres): The legal description includes all or part of sections 16-20, 26 and 35, township (T) 36 south (S), […]


Dixie National Forest prepares to open campgrounds, roads 

ST. GEORGE – Springtime is here and with summer around the corner people are ready to explore the forest, recreate and camp in their favorite location. The Dixie National Forest encourages visitors to “Know Before You Go” and learn about the travel conditions and numerous opportunities available for exploration on the Forest. The Oak Grove […]

Fire weather alert

Red Flag Warning: Large wildfire potential Kaibab, Coconino National Forests 

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from noon to 8 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab and Coconino National Forests of northern Arizona. Visitors to the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist.  This advisory covers […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

IRS seeks Utahn for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel 

PHOENIX – The Internal Revenue Service seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, TAP, a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns, and makes recommendations for improving IRS services. The TAP provides a forum for taxpayers to raise concerns about IRS service and offer suggestions for improvement. The […]


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, […]


Washington County Republican, Democratic conventions, details 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Republican and Democratic Conventions will be held this weekend, marking the next step in the 2014 election season. Democratic convention The Washington County Democratic Party Convention will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Fossil Ridge Intermediate School in St. George. The convention affords Democrats from Washington County the […]

A group of the Wahweap Hoodoos, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, March 10, 2014 | Photo by Kelsey Buchanan, St. George News

Explore: A fairyland of phantasmic formations, Wahweap Hoodoos 

GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT — Stroll through some of Southern Utah’s most bizarre formations along this 9.2 mile round-trip hike to the Wahweap Hoodoos in the vast Grand-Staircase Escalante area near Lake Powell. Mother nature’s erosive artistry has left several groups of divine pearly-white towers capped with brown mushroom-like tops nuzzled in several coves for off-the-beaten-path hikers. […]


Charges dropped against director of residential treatment facility for teenage girls 

CEDAR CITY —Charges in a sexual assault case pending in the 5th District Court for Iron County against Daniel Sandberg Taylor, 43, of Cedar City, were dropped by the Iron County Attorney according to a motion to dismiss without prejudice filed on Friday. Taylor was facing six first-degree felonies for alleged sexual offenses against young […]

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