Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Composite image. Background of the PrinterLogic building, the first completed at Tech Ridge, St. George, Utah, Jan. 7, 2021. Inset image of Isaac Barlow at the grand opening event, St. George, Utah, Jan. 23, 2014 | Background photo by David Dudley. Barlow photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George 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, Jan. 16-17.

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

UPDATED: New COVID-19 vaccination reservation slots for Washington County now online

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ST. GEORGE — Appointment slots went online for residents over 70 in Washington County to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week are online. Some slots went online on Sunday, but by 5:30 p.m., they were all filled. Additional slots for this week have now been released even as the local health department’s website has crashed.

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Burgeoning tech sector coming to life in St. George 

The PrinterLogic building at Tech Ridge. Photo taken in St. George, Utah, Jan. 7 2021 | Photo by David Dudley, St. George News.

ST. GEORGE — Isaac Barlow drew sidelong glances when he told people that the Tech Ridge development would eventually house 1 million square feet of office space. Understandable. At the time, there was only 1 million square feet of office space in all of St. George. Yet he was confident. He had a vision.

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Mesquite traffic stop turns minor violation into felony arrest of 3

Composite image with background photo of Mesquite Police Patrol vehicles and overlay of police badge | Photos courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Three suspects are in custody following a traffic stop in Mesquite, Nevada, involving a minor traffic violation that turned into a drug investigation when an officer noticed illicit activity taking place inside of the vehicle, according to police.

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Driver tells officers he was ‘kidnapped’ in stolen van during DUI arrest

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ST. GEORGE — A driver suspected of DUI was arrested on felony theft after crashing a van he is suspected of stealing during a traffic stop on Red Cliffs Drive.

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St. George storage unit blaze proves to be a lot of smoke, but not much fire

Firefighters survey the damage after a fire at Cove Creek Storage, St. George, Utah, Jan. 16, 2021 | Photo by Rich Allen, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Fire Department extinguished a fire in the Cove Creek Storage complex on Saturday afternoon.

Three units experienced smoke damage and their contents destroyed. Several additional units also experienced milder damage. There were no injuries.

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