Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Demonstrators gather at the Dixie State University Encampment Mall to show their opposition to House Bill 278, Name Change Process for Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, March 1, 2021 | Photo by Hollie Stark, 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 6-7.

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

From ending the state’s mask mandate to the Dixie State name: Highlights from the 2021 Utah Legislature

In this file photo, Gov. Spencer Cox gives his first State of the State address before the Utah Legislature, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 21, 2021 | Pool photo, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Legislature wrapped up its business for the year Friday. Lawmakers tackled a number of issues this year during a session that was partially conducted remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ladder lying on I-15 triggers crash, sending motorcyclist to hospital 

A 2014 Can-Am Spyder motorcycle sits on northbound Interstate 15 at exit 10 near Washington City, Utah. March 6, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — One man was airlifted to the hospital on Saturday afternoon due to striking a ladder lying across northbound Interstate 15 near Washington City.

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Man arrested after reportedly saying he broke into a car because ‘he needed to go back to jail’

Composite image with background image by Thea Design/iStock/Getty Images Plus; overly stock image by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A Taylorsville man, released from prison just weeks ago, was arrested in St. George on Wednesday after officers responding to a vehicle burglary call found stolen property in a rented moving truck.

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Governor said he will sign bill that ends statewide mask mandate on April 10 

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kovop58, iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — The statewide mask mandate will be lifted by April 10 under a bill that passed the Utah State Legislature in the final hours of the 2021 session and Gov. Spencer Cox indicated he will sign.

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From lions to lambs – Southern Utah’s diverse wildlife 

Mountain lion in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — When March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb in Southern Utah, it sometimes means the latter is about to become someone’s lunch. Both mountain lions and desert bighorn sheep call this rugged desert landscape home. 

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