Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Tinctures on display in the showroom, Bloc Dispensary, St. George, Utah, June 12, 2021 | Photo by Rich Allen, 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 through Sunday, June 12-13.

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

Key reservoir on Colorado River hits record low amid drought 

In this October 2015 file photo, a riverboat glides through Lake Mead on the Colorado River at Hoover Dam near Boulder City, Nev. The key reservoir on the Colorado River is expected to match its record low level on June 10, 2021. The dropping surface elevation of Lake Mead along the Arizona-Nevada border is the another sign of the drought’s grip on the region | Associated Press file photo by Jae C. Hong, St. George News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A key reservoir on the Colorado River has dipped to its record low in the latest showing of the drought’s grip on the region.

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History reveals intriguing origins of unique place names in Southern Utah

The entry-way arch at the town cemetery in Veyo, Utah, June 10, 2021 | Photo by Ammon Teare, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — First-time visitors or newcomers to the region may sometimes wonder how the towns and communities in Southern Utah got their names. 

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Bloc Dispensary cuts the ribbon on St. George’s first medical marijuana pharmacy

Dre Trobradovic speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony at Bloc Dispensary, St. George, Utah, June 12, 2021 | Photo by Rich Allen, St. George News

ST. GEORGE —  For the first time, St. George has its own medical cannabis pharmacy. Bloc Dispensary held its grand opening Saturday morning, giving locals an avenue for the alternative treatment.

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Federal weapons charge filed against suspect with long criminal history – including bank robberies

Stock image | Photo by TheaDesign/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A traffic stop on Interstate 15 in Washington County led to the arrest of a California man who faces a federal weapons charge. This is one more case amid a long history of crimes for which the suspect has spent decades in federal prison.

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North Rim day: Dendroglyphs, deer herds and the Golden Age of tourist development

FEATURE — It’s one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.

One mile at its deepest from rim to river, the Grand Canyon is a literal open book of the layers of geologic history. Some say it was carved over eons of time by the Colorado River and other erosive forces while others say its formation took less time, a result of a catastrophic event such as an enormous earthquake.

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