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Senators offer bill to bar presidential ‘water grab’ via monument designation 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain, Arizona, Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, Utah, introduced a bill Thursday, S. 1416, aiming to prevent the president from changing the federal water-rights designation of lands declared to be national monuments. When the president federalizes land by declaring it a national monument, it can both limit […]


A-List: Katherine’s Steakhouse 

OPINION — I recently discovered a place in Mesquite where everyone wins. It’s called Katherine’s Steakhouse, and it’s located at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd. in Mesquite, Nev. I know what you’re thinking – A fine dining restaurant inside a casino? Really? Yes, really. I am not exaggerating when I say it’s easily the BEST […]

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Storms bring spectactular sights: sun halos, sundogs 

ST. GEORGE – With recent storms moving through Southern Utah on a weekly basis, conditions have been good for seeing two fascinating sights in the sky: sun halos and sundogs. St. George resident Janna Fox was lucky enough to spot a sun halo Sunday, from her driveway at around 900 South and River Road. “My 13-year-old […]

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Traffic advisory: Virgin River Gorge traffic diverted to old Hwy. 91 

ST. GEORGE – Motorists traveling on Interstate 15 Thursday evening are advised to avoid the Virgin River Gorge and take old Highway 91 in light of a traffic obstruction in the Gorge construction zone. As of 7:45 p.m., a commercial 18-wheeler has broken down on northbound I-15 in the Virgin River Gorge, Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. John T. […]

TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends, and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here to help you get started. Click on any of the […]

The stage of the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino's Showroom is set to welcome Sonora Santanera and Sonora Tropicana to the "Guerra de Sonoras." Mesquite, Nevada, May 19, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

CasaBlanca sets stage for latin dance, concert event; ‘Guerra de Sonoras’ 

ADVERTORIAL / MESQUITE, Nev. – The showroom at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd., is bringing Latin flavor to Mesquite Friday evening in an epic musical showdown as bands Sonora Santanera and Sonora Tropicana take to the stage in what is being billed as the “Guerra de Sonoras” – loosely translated as the “battle […]

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BLM releases quarterly oil, gas lease sale results 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management in Utah received bonus bids totaling $256,248.50 for 11 parcels covering 13,344 acres at the quarterly oil and gas lease sale held Tuesday at the BLM-Utah State Office in Salt Lake City. The BLM sold 11 of the 14 offered parcels. In addition to the bonus bids, the sale […]

Austin Guevara sails across the zip line at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Mount Carmel, Utah, May 18, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: Family friendly adventure on Zion’s doorstep; Zion Ponderosa 

ADVERTORIAL / SOUTHERN UTAH – The thousands of acres that make up the property of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, which sits just outside of Zion National Park’s eastern border, provide an extraordinary framework for family-friendly adventure. The resort, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month, offers something fun for nearly every age with on-site activities […]


On the EDge: DHS should keep coach’s name on baseball field 

OPINION – I don’t quite understand a community that claims to honor its past, yet when it comes down to putting that into practice, kicks its legacy to the curb. It’s happening again, this time at Dixie High School, where they’re getting a new baseball field. Read more: Dixie High School: New era brings new baseball […]

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Zion park ranger shows night sky connection to past, future; star gazing event 

SPRINGDALE — Stargazing and discovery will be on the calendar Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale. After dusk has fallen, the sky lights up with millions of stars and constellations ready for discovery. Zion National Park Ranger Adrienne Fitzgerald will discuss what the attendees are seeing, point out specific facets of […]

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Attorney general testifies to commission aiming to end child abuse, neglect 

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes testified in front of the bipartisan U.S congressional and presidential Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities as part of the national organization’s public meeting in Salt Lake City. The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, also called CECANF, was established to develop a national strategy […]

Young boy fishing at Quail Creek Reservoir| Photo Brett Barrett, St. George News

Prime fishing for Memorial Day, hot spots 

ST. GEORGE — Low water levels have the potential to warm water faster than usual in Utah this spring, which would mean great fishing over Memorial Day weekend. If the water does warm up faster than usual, fishing for cool- and warm-water fish would be abundant. “As the water warms, cool- and warm-water fish get active and […]

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