Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Crews work to clear a rockfall near the Weeping Rock trailhead and shuttle stop that showers visitors with debris at Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah, Aug. 24, 2019 | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service, 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, Aug. 24-25.

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


Zion trail closures caused by same geology that made the canyon, not by human impact

Virgin River, Zion National Park, date not specified | St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Trail closures at Zion National Park, one of the most popular parks in the country, can leave visitors disappointed. But the very forces that created the park are also what is driving the closures, officials say.

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Officials monitoring 1,370 acre fire near Bryce Canyon National Park

In this July 30, 2018, file photo, firefighters control the Tollgate Canyon fire as it burns near Wanship, Utah | Photo courtesy of Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Little Bear Fire has steadily increased in size this week to around 1,370 acres, and officials expect it to continue to grow.

Warm, dry days are in the forecast this week, and the fire is expected to continue its path through remaining unburned fuels in the area of Badger Creek.

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Washington City Police officers find person hiding in trunk during vehicle search

Stock image, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Police officers conducting a vehicle search in Washington City did not find narcotics when opening the trunk early Saturday morning — instead, they found a wanted suspect hiding inside.

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Police arrest 2 suspects following string of 7 business burglaries

Composite image shows St. George Police on Bluff Street in St. George, Utah, Jan. 25, 2018 | File photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two suspects were arrested Sunday morning after allegedly burglarizing seven businesses in St. George and Mesquite, police say.

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Zion rockfall leaves 3 injured, several stranded near Weeping Rock

Crews work to clear a rockfall near the Weeping Rock trailhead and shuttle stop that showers visitors with debris at Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah, Aug. 24, 2019 | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Weeping Rock trailhead and shuttle stop were closed for more than an hour Saturday after a rockfall in Zion National Park injured three and left several visitors temporarily stranded.

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