Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

The trailer of a 2019 Freightliner is ripped open in a crash with a second semi on Interstate 15 near Littlefield, Ariz., July 6, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire 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, June 29-30.

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

Tractor-trailer accident scatters ‘Flamin’ Hot Cheetos,’ creates hot mess on I-15 corridor

A crash involving two semis sends Frito Lay products scattering across the roadway near Littlefield, Ariz., July 6, 2019 | Photo courtesy of the Arizona Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Authorities are encouraging Interstate 15 holiday travelers passing through Littlefield, Arizona, extending through Southern Utah, to use Highway 91 as an alternate route, otherwise risk encountering an estimated 9-10 mile backup in both directions.

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Cars collide at St. George’s second-most dangerous intersection

Firefighters tending to scene of two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah, July 6, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Authorities transported a woman to the hospital Saturday afternoon following an accident at one of St. George’s most dangerous intersections.

The collision between a black Chevrolet Trailblazer and a silver Kia Rio happened at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Dixie Drive, said George Police officer Trevor Anderson.

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Arches National Park celebrates super dark skies with prestigious honor

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park is silhouetted against the night sky, Moab, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service, St. George News

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Space lovers and star gazers have even more reason to visit Arches National Park in southeastern Utah: the nighttime nirvana is now officially certified as an International Dark Sky Park.

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Hiker healing after 8-hour rescue in Pine Valley Mountains 

Stock image | St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A hiker in his 60s was still hospitalized Saturday after a nearly 8-hour search-and-rescue operation that included two helicopters, officials reported.

The man had been hiking with a small group on the Oak Grove trail in the Pine Valley Mountains, a steep terrain about 25 miles north of St. George.

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Beep! Beep! 5 wild animals you may not know live in Utah 

A roadrunner, date and location not specified. Photo courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — Many Utahns have seen deer, jackrabbits and a variety of birds while recreating throughout the state, but the Beehive State is home to a whole host of lesser-known animals.

In a news release, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources lists the following five species of wildlife that you may not have realized live in Utah.

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

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