Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Smoke from an active wildfire atop Pine Valley Mountain, Pine Valley, Utah, Aug. 29, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Marge Harrison-Quigly, 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 to Sunday, Aug. 28-29.

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‘No Arby’s, not even a McDonald’s’: 10 bad reviews of iconic Southern Utah outdoor destinations

A stock image shows the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah | Photo by evenfh/iStock/Getty Images Plus

ST. GEORGE — Southern Utah is famous for its bright red cliffs, winding slot canyons and spectacular landmarks many of which adorn the backs of postcards in gift shops. But among the millions of tourists who visit Utah each year to check some national parks off their bucket lists or take pictures for Instagram, there are a few people who didn’t have anything nice to say about some of Southern Utah’s most iconic outdoor destinations.

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Suspect arrested minutes after allegedly beating business owner with metal pipe in St. George

ST. GEORGE — A Washington City man is in jail following the assault of a business owner who was beaten with a metal pipe during a reported robbery.

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Wildfire on Pine Valley Mountain burning near Oak Grove Campground

The Oak Grove fire started around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Pine Valley, UT, Aug. 29, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Doris McNally, St. George News

ST. GEORGEA fire broke out near the Oak Grove Campground at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, prompting an evacuation for campers as firefighters worked to contain the burn.

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Hurricane Peach Days is back and bigger than ever 

In this 2017 file photo, vendor booths and crowds line Hurricane’s 100 West between its Community Center and Fine Arts Buildings during “Peach Days,” Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 31, 2017 | Photo by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

HURRICANE – After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, Hurricane City’s annual Peach Days celebration is roaring back bigger and better this year. In fact, this year it is being called “Peach Week” because it will feature events beginning Monday and running through Saturday instead of the traditional Thursday through Saturday schedule. 

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Cedar City man accused of killing his mother bound over for trial

Composite image with background file photo of 5th District Court in Cedar City, Utah and overlay booking photo of Joshua James Glover taken Sept. 5, 2020, courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A 33-year-old Cedar City man accused of killing his mother and hiding her body on her own property has been bound over on murder charges.

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

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