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Cliven Bundy during a press conference, Bunkerville, Nev., April 14, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Bundy speaks at Independent American Party summit 

ST. GEORGE – Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher at the center of a controversial standoff between federal agents and states’ rights supporters earlier this year, will be speaking at the Independent American Party’s summit in St. George Saturday. The 67-year-old Bunkerville, Nevada, resident has become a hero to some and a villain to others for […]

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Traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs, guns, child endangerment 

CEDAR CITY – After stopping a vehicle Monday night for an equipment violation, Cedar City Police officers found a controlled substance in the possession of Kyle Espinoza, 26, of Cedar City, a passenger in the car. With Espinoza’s permission, officers proceeded to his home and performed a search of the residence, finding more narcotics that were accessible to children as […]


Letter to the Editor: Glaring conflicts of interest in school district land purchase; counter opinion 

COUNTER OPINION to opinion of St. George News columnist Bryan Hyde (See: July 28 Perspectives: Iron County School District, accountability or witch-hunt?) - I was a bit taken aback by the remarks of Bryan Hyde that were published in your paper regarding the issues behind land acquisition procedures concerning and involving the Iron County School District and […]


Family pays damages for youth’s rock-art vandalism 

PRICE – In May 2014, Bureau of Land Management-Utah Price Field Office law enforcement officers and archaeological staff investigated citizen-reported damage to the Nine Mile Canyon Pregnant Buffalo rock art panel in Carbon County.  The investigation revealed that over the Memorial Day weekend two juveniles from the Salt Lake City area had carved their initials and the date […]


Relationship Connection: My husband won’t talk to our kids during our separation 

Question My husband and I are separated right now and I’m not sure how long we’ll need to be separated. Our marriage isn’t great and it’s just best for now that we separate. My question involves our kids. The kids are staying with me in our home and my husband has another place to stay […]


2 accidents, 2 airlifted; I-15 collisions near Virgin River Gorge 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE, Arizona – Traffic backed up for several miles on northbound Interstate 15 approaching the Virgin River Gorge Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision resulted in two people airlifted via medical helicopter to the hospital. After traffic was nearly cleared, another collision near the entrance of the gorge, involving a motorcycle, backed up traffic […]

Val Hale | Photo courtesy of the office of Gov. Gary Herbert, St. George News

Governor names new director of Economic Development 

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Val Hale as director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development; Hale will assume his new role on Monday. “Val is a man of extraordinary experience, talent and drive, with a unique background in economic development, marketing, public relations, international affairs, government and community relations,” Herbert said. […]


News LIVE: Accident in the Gorge, expect long delays; last update 6:45 p.m. MDT 

NEWS LIVE: This report contains news live as it develops and is being  updated continuously. Bookmark and refresh the page periodically for updates. Last update 5:45 p.m. MST, 6:45 MDT Read final report here: 2 accidents, 2 airlifted; I-15 collisions near Virgin River Gorge VIRGIN RIVER GORGE, Arizona - A vehicle accident has occurred around 12:30 p.m. MST (Arizona), 1:30 […]


On the EDge: Don’t slam the door on refugee kids 

OPINION – Where has the nation’s heart gone? Why has our capacity to love, shelter, and protect disappeared? We have witnessed racial and cultural intolerance since the very beginning of the nation, but nothing as inhumane as the current mistreatment of displaced children who are simply looking for a way to survive. The United States […]


Hatch enumerates how Democrats, Reid, have ground Senate to a halt 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, the most senior senate Republican, gave the second in a series of speeches highlighting the Senate’s historical role and how it has become dysfunctional under the current Senate leadership. Hatch’s speech Monday focused on how Senate Democrats have ground the legislative body to a halt, preventing senators from […]

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Intoxicated woman reports mischief, gets self arrested, then arrested again 

CEDAR CITY – Sunday evening Cedar City Police arrested Jamie Begay, 27, of Cedar City after police were called to investigate a criminal mischief. “It was discovered that the reporting person, Jamie Begay, was intoxicated to the point where she was a danger to herself,” wrote Sgt Jimmy Roden, Cedar City Police in a statement […]


Flash Flood Watch: Washington, Iron, Kane counties, Mesquite; flash flood safety 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” for Washington, Iron, and Kane counties, in effect Monday from noon to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for Mesquite, Nevada. Conditions Numerous slow-moving showers and thunderstorms will track north across southern and central Utah Monday. Some of these […]

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