ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Federal officials and environmentalists are working together to boost protection for a rare poppy that is only found in southern Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A giant creature has found a new job guarding a southern Utah business.
The St. George Spectrum reports that the "Giant Spider" sculpture will be the new mascot of...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is sending state officials to check on foster children at a Utah facility following a riot during which more than 20 teenagers were injured.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Five people were hospitalized after a fight broke out at a Utah youth psychiatric center that took officers from several police agencies about an hour to bring under...
Utah teen in failed backpack bomb attack given probation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenager who authorities accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb at a southern Utah high school after watching Islamic State propaganda been sentenced to four...
Man convicted of murder in stabbing of St. George woman
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A 29-year-old man faces up to life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a St. George woman with a decorative sword in her...
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — College students and residents in a Utah city have quickly taken to e-scooters as a new method of local transportation.
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A highway through a Utah national park will close for road repairs for most of April.
The Spectrum reports that Zion-Mount Carmel Highway will be closed for three...
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Officials at Dixie State University say redshirt senior football player Abraham Reinhardt has died at a hospital.
School officials did not release a cause of death,...
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah university student newspaper that is upset over cuts to its budget imposed by the college is accusing university leaders of targeting the publication for...
Defense: Trial date expected in massive Utah wildfire
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A lawyer for a Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire says he will likely get a trial date this year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenager who authorities accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb at a southern Utah high school after watching Islamic State propaganda has taken a plea...
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Officials at Zion National Park say a rockslide inside the park has forced the closure of state Route 9.
The Spectrum newspaper reports that park officials announced...
Southern Utah airport to close for 4 months for runway rehab
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah airport serving more than 200,000 commercial passengers a year will close for four months to let crews rip up and rebuild a runway undermined by unstable...
Utah man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Utah man is accused of punching and kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach, aiming to cause a miscarriage.
SkyWest: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) _ SkyWest Inc. (SKYW) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $67.1 million.
The St. George, Utah-based company said it had net income of $1.28 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.09 per share.
The regional airline posted revenue of $803.5 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $789.6 million.
Authorities: St. George stake center fire intentionally set
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a fire that heavily damaged a new building for the St. George East Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was intentionally set.
St. George Fire Department officials say the blaze started about 1 a.m. Saturday and burned quickly through the ceiling and attic.
They say a fire sprinkler system was installed but not yet functional in the building, which was expected to be finished in about a month.
Nov. 4 closing date set for temple renovation in St. George
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The Mormon church says its temple in St. George, Utah, will close Nov. 4 for a major renovation expected to take several years.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' announcement Friday of the closing date says the previously announced project will include structural, mechanical, electrical, finish and plumbing work
The temple was originally dedicated in April 1877 and rededicated in 1975 after being removed.
The Spectrum in St. George names new editor
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The Spectrum in southern Utah has a new top editor who has been with the newspaper for more than a decade.
The Spectrum reports Andrew DeMille started with the newspaper in 2007 and reported on politics, local government and the environment before assuming a leadership role as content strategist.
Family dedicates park bench to honor teen missing for years
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A St. George family has dedicated a park bench to a teenager who disappeared in 2015.
The Spectrum newspaper reports the bench at Crimson Ridge Park was donated to the family by a local metal working company in honor of 17-year-old Macin Smith.
Utah high school may ditch “Redmen” mascot
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A committee of students, teachers and tribal members is recommending a southern Utah high school get rid of its "Redmen" mascot that is offensive to Native Americans and others.
Crews use drone in rescue of hiker stuck on Utah cliff side
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Crews have used a drone to help rescue a hiker trapped on a ledge at night in southern Utah.
The St. George News reports the Washington County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team sent the drone to light up the pitch-black cliff where the 60-year-old man was stuck Wednesday night.
Utah’s Brian Head resort cancels fireworks due to snow
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Southern Utah's Brian Head Resort canceled its New Year's Eve fireworks show because of snowy weather.
Police: Man arrested in fatal shooting after dispute in bar
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Police in St. George say a 26-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting another man following a dispute in a bar.
Police say Bronson Joseph Flynn was arrested and jailed on suspicion of homicide and other crimes in the killing early Saturday morning of a 34-year-old St. George man whose name wasn't released.
Arrested man accused of threatening to shoot people in store
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A 26-year-old man from northern Utah has been arrested in southern Utah after authorities said they learned of alleged threats to shoot people at a Walmart store and commit suicide by cop.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies took Milton Bowcutt into custody Thursday night in Virgin after authorities were informed of the alleged threats and investigators in northern Utah reported that Bowcutt had been tracked to the Washington County area.
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Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Protesters have demonstrated in several Utah cities calling for the protection of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign.
SkyWest: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) _ SkyWest Inc. (SKYW) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $83 million.
On a per-share basis, the St. George, Utah-based company said it had net income of $1.57.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.41 per share.
Utah, Nevada residents hit Arizona town for lottery tickets
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Residents in Utah and Nevada, two non-lottery playing states, are flocking to nearby Beaver Dam, Arizona, to hopefully get their hands on a winning lottery ticket.
State to poison unwanted fish in southwestern Utah reservoir
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A state agency is preparing to put poison in in Washington County reservoir in southwestern Utah to kill off unwanted fish that were dumped illegally.
Mormon church plans 2nd temple in Utah’s Washington County
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church plans to establish a second temple in Washington County in southwestern Utah, the 20th temple either currently open or planned in the faith's home state.
Establishment of a second temple in Washington County was among 12 new temples worldwide announced Sunday by President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its twice-yearly conference.
The church currently has a temple in St. George, the Washington County seat.
St. George names new police chief
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The southern Utah city of St. George has a new police chief.
The Spectrum newspaper reports Richard Farnsworth has been sworn in after being appointed with a unanimous city council vote.
City Councilwoman Michelle Randall called the choice a "no-brainer" and said Farnsworth would be a "great leader."
The Latest: Zinke says public lands not going to oil, gas
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's visit to Utah (all times local):
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke dismissed the notion that he's giving away public lands to oil and gas during a visit to at Zion National Park where he drew attention to the maintenance backlog at national parks.
Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park has reopened the trail to one of its most popular hiking destinations for the first time since flood waters ravaged the southwestern Utah canyon in July.
The (St. George) Spectrum reports the West Rim Trail to Angels Landing reopened on Saturday.
Motorists were stranded for hours when a July 11 thunderstorm caused mudslides and rockfalls throughout the park.
Case moved to Provo for man accused in massive 2017 wildfire
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A judge has picked a new venue for the trial of a Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire in southern Utah last year.
Court records show 62-year-old Robert Lyman will be tried in Provo after a judge decided he couldn't get a fair trial in a county torched by the blaze.
The Taylorsville man could face up to a year in jail if convicted on a reckless burning count and six months on a burning without a permit charge.
Agency to handle only part of permitting for water pipeline
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A federal agency's decision to pass on permitting for much of the Lake Powell Pipeline has opponents cheering the move they say will bring increased scrutiny while supporters maintain the project is still on track.
Nevada detective fired after sex abuse charge in Utah
MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A veteran Nevada police detective was fired Wednesday following his arrest last week on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men.
Gary Erickson, who was arrested Sept. 12 in Las Vegas, is awaiting extradition to St. George, Utah, on one count of sexual abuse of a minor, one count of dealing in material harmful to a minor and three counts of sexual exploitation.
The Latest: Mesquite detective accused of sex abuse fired
MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a Mesquite police detective accused of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen (all times local):
A veteran Mesquite police detective has been fired in the wake of his arrest on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teenager.
Chief Troy Tanner said in a statement released late Wednesday the completion of an internal affairs investigation has resulted in the termination of 50-year-old Gary Erickson.
2nd Congressional District candidates talk Trump, security
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Utah's 2nd Congressional District said she considers "the person in our White House" to be the biggest threat to national security.
Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — One of Utah's most-populous counties is joining a trend across the state toward voting by mail.
Washington County will conduct its first election with all mail-in ballots on Nov. 6, The Spectrum newspaper reported .
The 75,000 registered voters in the Southern Utah county will see ballots appearing in their mailboxes in mid-October.
Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Dixie State University is offering its first graduate degree program this fall.
The Spectrum newspaper reports the Master of Accountancy program had about 60 applicants. The university is also offering three new bachelor's degrees in music performance, mechanical engineering and nursing.
Group of hikers rescued after rockfall in Zion National Park
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park officials say rescue crews had to retrieve a group of hikers who were temporarily trapped on the popular Hidden Canyon trail after a rockfall.
The Spectrum reports it's the third time in a little more than a month that the park has had to close the trail due to rock falls.
Utah asks agency to resume permitting for pipeline project
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The state of Utah wants the federal government to resume its work permitting the Lake Powell Pipeline project.
Utah water officials in January asked to halt the project, worried over jurisdictional questions about whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would continue to act as the permitting agency, The Spectrum reported .
Zion planning main entrance overhaul to ease long car lines
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park is planning to overhaul its main entrance to help ease long lines of cars that can stretch back for miles.
The Spectrum newspaper reports the National Park Service is proposing changes that include increasing the number of visitor-entry lanes and creating a short-term visitor pull-out area.
Utah authorities identify naked intruder shot by a homeowner
CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah have identified a naked man who kicked in the front door of a house in Cedar City and was shot multiple times by one of the homeowners.
Iron County Sheriff's officials say 24-year-old Christian Holbert was airlifted Tuesday to a St. George hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies responded to a call of a burglary in progress.
Dixie State protesters decry professor’s treatment
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A crowd of demonstrators at Dixie State University has started the first day of school by protesting the treatment of a music professor.
The St. George News reports professor Ken Peterson said Monday that he appreciates the support from the group with signs like "Stop the Abuse of Power" and "Investigate Dixie State."
Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won't go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze.
Body found after Cedar City house fire
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Cedar City are investigating after a man's body was found in the ashes of a house fire.
The Spectrum newspaper reports the house caught fire Sunday afternoon, and when crews arrived it was fully engulfed in flame. Some neighbors were told to leave their homes due to the fire danger.