Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Iron County Commissioner Paul Cozzens and CICWCD employee Tracy Feltner discuss conservation project under way at Lake Quichapa's dry lake bed, Iron County, Utah, November 2020 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City 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 and Sunday, Nov. 21-22.

See the related stories at the bottom of this page for five honorable mention stories.

‘So many good memories:’ Shop brings world-famous BYU Creamery ice cream to St. George

Raya, Julianna, Perry, and Eyla Myers pose for this shot as the grand opening of Alumni Creamery winds down. Nov. 18, 2020 in St. George, Utah. | Photo by David Dudley, St. George News.

ST. GEORGE — Picture this: You’re the proud owner of a new ice cream shop in St. George. Today’s your grand opening, which is five years in the making. You’re in the midst of an afternoon rush. Customers fill the shop. You step outside for some fresh air, and you find that a gaggle of young people have cluttered the entrance with a thick tangle of bicycles and scooters. What do you do?

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‘Devastating’ or ‘really safe’: Southern Utah cities set financial caps for nuclear power project

Artistic rendering of NuScale’s Carbon Free Power Project site, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Photo courtesy NuScale Power, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Several Southern Utah cities are putting financial limits on their involvement in a nuclear power project after other Utah cities pulled out.

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St. George Fire Department battles elusive blaze at Amira Resort

St. George Fire Department firefighters battle a structure fire at the Amira resort. | Photo submitted by reader, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Fire Department was called out to a structure fire at the Amira Resort, located at 1999 West Canyon View Drive, just before 11 p.m. on Saturday.

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As infections go up, getting tested for COVID-19 is becoming a longer process

Bays set up for appointments for COVID-19 tests at the Intermountain drive-thru coronavirus testing site at the 400 East Campus of Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah, on Nov. 15, 2020. | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — According to the Utah Department of Health, there are now more than 3,500 people right now with the coronavirus in Southern Utah, though health experts are in agreement that the official number is usually half of what the actual number might be.

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Conservation project aims to divert usable water from reaching south end of Lake Quichapa

Lake Quichapa’s currently dry lake bed is the site of a current water conservation project under construction, Iron County, Utah, November 2020 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Water conservation efforts in Iron County have long focused on preventing the water from reaching Lake Quichapa, as the high concentration of salts and minerals in the soil within that ancient lake bed essentially prevents the water from ever being usable again.

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

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