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Background image: Utah lineman's rodeo, location not specified, circa 2015 | Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain Power, St. George News

10-hour power outage scheduled for Rocky Mountain customers 

ENOCH — Rocky Mountain Power issued a power interruption notice Monday for Enoch City residents. The power company has scheduled a temporary power outage to take place Aug. 10 from 1-11 a.m. to ensure the safety of customers and employees as the Enoch area’s electrical system is worked on. “We will make every effort to minimize the length […]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints historian Steven E. Snow rests his hand on the third volume of the Joseph Smith papers, which includes the printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon, during a news conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 4, 2015 | AP Photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

LDS church unveils 1st published photos of ‘seer stone'; greater transparency efforts 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church’s push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion. The new photos peel back another […]

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Meet your Enoch mayoral candidates; Election 2015 

ENOCH — Enoch City Mayor Robert A. Rasmussen submitted his recognition earlier this year effective Dec. 31, cutting his 4-year term short two years early due to health issues, allowing the opportunity for a midterm election to find his replacement. There are three candidates vying for the spot: Geoffrey L. Chesnut, Steven M. Clarke and Worth H. […]

L-R, Drs. Jon Obray, Rick Obray, Derek Frieden of the Southwest Spine & Pain Center, St. George, Utah | Photos courtesy Southwest Spine & Pain Center, image composite St. George News

Southwest Spine & Pain chosen for national research trials; cutting-edge doctors help you get your life back 

ST. GEORGE – Living with pain can be difficult at best, debilitating at worst and for the many who suffer from acute or chronic pain it may seem like there is no way out. The good news is there is hope. The physicians and staff at Southwest Spine & Pain Center, 652 S. Medical Center Drive, Ste. 110, […]

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Lee votes to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Mike Lee spoke from the Senate floor Monday about his vote for S. 1881, a bill to end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. His full text is as follows: Mr. President, I rise to speak on the legislation we considered earlier today, introduced by the gentlelady from Iowa, Senator Ernst, which would […]

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Red Cross issues urgent call for blood 

SALT LAKE CITY — The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red […]

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On the EDge: RIP Cecil the lion 

OPINION — It was not a pleasant end for Cecil, a 13-year-old Southwest African lion that was recently killed by a dentist from Minnesota with more money than heart just outside of the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Cecil and the other lions in the national park were part of a study by the Wildlife Conservation Research […]


UPDATED: Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings for Garfield, Kane counties 

Updated at 3:48 p.m. to reflect time changes, further details from NWS. ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for south-central Garfield County until 4:45 p.m., as well as a flash flood warning for south-central Garfield and northeastern Kane counties until 7:15 p.m. At 4:50 […]

The High Meadow Fire, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona, date not specified | Photo courtesy of  Arizona Strip District Public Affairs, St. George News

High humidity, cool temperatures moderate High Meadow Fire 

ST. GEORGE — Fire staffs continued Sunday to manage the High Meadow Fire, located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the BLM Arizona Strip. The lightning-caused fire started July 14 and is located in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip. As of […]


Perspectives: Planned Parenthood; personal choice 

OPINION – The downside of watershed moments in human history is that almost no one recognizes them except in retrospect. Fundamental changes to our thinking and our character seldom come in one jarring moment. They creep in on cats feet and incrementally become a part of our way of life. Things that would have shocked […]

Composite shows location of proposed Centennial Pit boundary, Lisbon Valley Mining Company, La Sal, Utah, Map dated March 8, 2014, included as one of several appendices to Environmental Assessment  DOI-BLM-UT-Y010-2014-0018EA  | Map courtesy of Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

BLM seeks public comment on proposed mine plan modification 

MOAB — The Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing the potential impacts associated with the Lisbon Valley Mining Company LLC proposal to backfill the Centennial Pit at its Lisbon Valley Mine in San Juan County. The proposed project would create no new surface disturbance by using […]

The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling select code dates and manufacturing codes of Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices of 3-pound- and 4-pound-packages of American and White American pasteurized cheese product. See details in attached report. Aug. 2, 2015 | Photo of product in forefront courtesy of U.S. Food and Drug Administration, St. George News

Kraft Heinz recalls 36,000 cases of cheese product ‘Singles’ 

ST. GEORGE — The Kraft Heinz Company has voluntarily recalled certain packages of its Kraft Singles, individually wrapped slices of American and white American pasteurized prepared cheese product, and more specifically only those sold in 3-pound- and 4-pound-packages with select “best when used by” dates and select manufacturing codes. The recall, issued by the company on Friday and last […]

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