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Road Advisory: Southbound traffic in gorge backed up, Old Highway 91 recommended 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – Heavy traffic on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge is being reported by the Arizona Highway Patrol. Southbound traffic was reported to be backed up for about four miles around 5:50 p.m., Wednesday. Old Highway 91 is recommend as an alternative route for motorists. Traffic through the gorge has been […]

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Trailer fire displaces resident, kills dog 

HURRICANE CITY — Hurricane Fire and Rescue responded and put out a trailer fire in Hurricane, Utah at 01:02 a.m. today. There were no injuries to the occupant of the mobile home, although firefighters were unable to revive the family dog, which remained in the structure as the occupant was escaping. Flames were seen from the […]

Two arrested on narcotics distribution charges 

ST. GEORGE — On Sunday the Washington County Drug Task Force arrested two men on drug-related charges after a search warrant was served at the residence of one of the men. The warrant was served at the home of Patrick B Terrell, 55, of St. George. Upon entering the premises police found Terrell to be in […]


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), […]

"Blood moon," St. George, Utah, April 15, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Rare ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse shines on Southern Utah; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Clear skies provided the perfect backdrop for stargazers to marvel at a rare “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse last night. Of all astronomical phenomena, lunar eclipses are special because one can enjoy them easily with the naked eye. A lunar eclipse is very predictable; there is no waiting and wondering if it will […]

University Gay Straight Alliance hosts marriage equality town hall 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State University Gay Straight Alliance has announced that it will host a town hall on marriage equality Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the Dunford Auditorium. The town hall will feature Mark Lawrence from Restore our Humanity and he will be giving an in-depth update of the 10th District Court’s appeal […]


DSU Symphony Orchestra performs final concert of season 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State Symphony Orchestra performs their final concert of the season with guest violinist Frédéric Moreau of Paris, France on Saturday. Frédéric Moreau has been invited to numerous festivals and prestigious concert halls and has performed more than a thousand concerts as soloist. Mr. Moreau will perform the Paganini Violin Concerto in […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


One hero at a time, benefit for wounded Afghanistan veteran 

MESQUITE, Nev. — From noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, veterans and friends gathered at the Casa Blanca Event Center in Mesquite, Nev. to pay tribute to Afghanistan Veteran Sgt. Travis Wood and his family. While out on a recovery mission in south Afghanistan in 2007, Wood’s vehicle was targeted and hit by an IED. The blast itself broke his spinal […]

Previously impounded cattle running back onto the range after being released by the BLM, Clark County, Nev., April 12, 2014 | Photo courtesy of MaryBeth Greenwalt, St. George News

Range war: BLM withdraws from Clark County, cattle released after standoff; Photo gallery 

CLARK COUNTY – The range war between Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management appears to be over – for now. The apparent victor is the 67-year-old Bunkerville rancher who, with aid from supporters, among whom were armed militia, was able to get the BLM to discontinue its cattle impound operations Saturday. After Bundy supporters […]

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