Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams carry an injured hiker out of Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County, Utah, March 28, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, St. George News

ST. GEORGE— In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31.

See the related stories at the bottom of this page for the five honorable mention stories.


Falls in Snow Canyon, Red Mountain prompt rescues involving long treks on foot and ATV

Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams carry an injured hiker more than a mile to an awaiting ambulance in Snow Canyon State Park, Washington County, Utah, March 28, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two recent rescues in popular hiking destinations in Washington County may be the precursor to a potentially busy season for search and rescue teams as temperatures begin to rise.

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Driver, young child injured after SUV slams into wall on Snow Canyon Parkway

Responders from St. George Fire Department arrive at the scene of a crash involving a Ford Excursion slamming into a retaining wall on Snow Canyon Parkway, St. George, Utah, March 31, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 30-year-old driver and her young child were injured in a crash that caused Snow Canyon Parkway to be temporarily closed to eastbound traffic in the area Sunday afternoon.

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How old is too old to drive?

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FEATURE (THE CONVERSATION) — When Britain’s Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover into another vehicle on Jan. 17, 2019, many people were surprised that he was still driving at age 97. Many thought that surely someone – the queen perhaps? – would have persuaded him to give it up, or would have “taken away” the keys.

Older unsafe drivers are a growing problem, thanks to the baby boom generation. In the U.S., 42 million adults 65 and older were licensed to drive in 2016, an increase of 15 million from 20 years ago.

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Famed child actress shares personal stories in ‘My Hollywood’ at The Center for the Arts at Kayenta

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IVINS — You know that face! It’s Beverly Washburn, the renowned child actress you grew up with on television and in the movies.

People might remember Washburn from countless television shows including “The Patty Duke Show” and “Father Knows Best” and famed films such as “Old Yeller,” “The Lone Ranger” and “Here Comes the Groom.”

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Tuition hikes for 2019-20: No increase at SUU; DSU’s increase among highest in Utah

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ST. GEORGE — After two days of meetings and discussion, the Utah State Board of Regents approved tuition increases, with only one university not increasing its tuition or student fees.

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The top 5 honorable mention stories can be found below in the related stories.

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