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Solar panels installed on a home, Santa Clara, Utah | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

Solar power: Take advantage of government incentives before 2016; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Electricity powers our everyday lives — how we connect, how we learn and how we live. Technology is always evolving. Like telephones making the move from wired to wireless, electricity and power are moving in the same direction. Solar power has the ability to replace the wired grid system that exists now. Homeowners will be […]


Utah Red Cross reaches milestone in Home Fire Campaign 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Red Cross in Utah announced Monday that, along with distributing home fire safety information, the organization has installed over 1,000 free smoke alarms in Utah so far. The national Home Fire Campaign to reduce death and injury in home fires was launched October 2014. According to a release issued by the […]

Relationship Connection

Relationship Connection: My kids refuse to acknowledge stepfather on his birthday 

Question My first husband and I divorced many years ago while our children were still in the home. He left our family to be with another woman. Our children did their best to maintain a relationship with him through the years, however painful and frustrating it was to them at times, until his death in […]

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Hatch speaks on fruits of freedom at ‘Freedom Festival’ 

OREM — Approximately 3,000 people attended the Freedom Festival annual patriotic service, held at Utah Valley University Sunday evening. Introduced by Provo Mayor John Curtis, Sen. Orrin Hatch delivered a keynote speech on the current state of American freedom, the fight for religious liberty and the reasons to celebrate Independence Day. In his remarks, Hatch focused […]


Arson suspect found dead in Las Vegas 

ST. GEORGE – A man who was suspected of starting a Phoenix home on fire last week with a 26-year-old woman and her two young children inside was found dead in Las Vegas Tuesday and will be buried in St. George on Thursday. At around 5:30 a.m. June 22, Phoenix Police officers were called to […]


Police officer recovering from being hit on head with bat; man arrested 

CEDAR CITY – An Enoch police officer who was struck in the head with a baseball bat while responding to a domestic violence call is doing OK Tuesday after a late night hospital visit where he was treated for head injuries. With the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act firmly in place, Enoch City Police Chief Jackson […]


Veterans Aware: They should know 

OPINION — There are those that went to Vietnam that came back and swear that the “baggin’ and taggin’” did not really bother them much. Baggin’ and taggin,’ for the uninitiated, was the duty of making sure that the Marines who were killed had one of their dog tags securely affixed to one of their boots, […]

The Mt. Emma Fire has grown to 3,295 acres in size, and is burning in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument on the Arizona Strip, Arizona | Photo courtesy BLM Arizona Strip, St. George News

Mt. Emma Fire update: continued burning, no major growth 

ST. GEORGE — Fire staff from the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District are continuing firefighting efforts on the Mt. Emma Fire. The lightning-caused fire located 75 miles southeast of St. George is approximately 3,882 acres as of June 30 after more accurate mapping. “The fire did receive a little bit of moisture last […]


Attorney General files 16 felony counts in father, son $200 million alleged fraud 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office filed 15 second degree felony counts of securities fraud and one second degree felony count of pattern of unlawful activity on a father and son for allegedly engaging in fraud in Fountain Green since 2008. Investigated by the FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission and agents with […]

Grand Canyon

Record-breaking visitation at Grand Canyon; expect long waits for Independence Day Weekend 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park has seen a 20 percent increase in visitation this year compared to 2014. As a result, traffic regularly backs up at all entrance stations, with the longest wait time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Waits during those times can last 30 minutes or more, particularly on weekends. […]

Division of Wildlife Resources Lt. Scott Dalebout examines a dead quagga mussel found on a boat at a watercraft checkpoint on U.S. Highway 89 near Big Water, Utah, May 13, 2015 | Photo by Heather Talley, courtesy of DWR, St. George News

Boaters beware: How a pesky quagga mussel can make you a criminal; new photos from DWR 

ST. GEORGE — By now, you may have heard about invasive quagga mussels, but what you may not know is that spreading just one of these sneaky little species can label you a criminal, cost you a hefty fine and reserve a bed with your name on it in jail. Mussels are a Skiff-Transmitted Disease, or STD, […]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Photo by AP Julio Cortez, St. George News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie throws hat into ring for presidential race 

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he’s “out to change the world.” The Republican governor, a one-time GOP favorite who faded and now tries to climb back, told a kickoff rally in the gymnasium of his old high school […]

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