Washington County Police Officers Decorate Home of Disabled Brothers, Spread Holiday Cheer
Washington County first responders are spreading holiday cheer by hanging Christmas lights for two disabled brothers and hosting a festive "First Responders Meet and Greet" at a local retirement community. The initiatives aim to build positive relationships and support the senior community, demonstrating that policing is not just about protection, but also service.
St. George area population nears 200,000, Cedar City tops 66,000, per new report
Nearly 7,000 new people moved into Washington and Iron counties from July of 2022 to July of 2023, as the fast-growing southwestern corner of Utah continued its decade-long trend of growing larger. On the other hand, the growth was significantly slower than in some previous years. By percentage, the region...
Tripadvisor Says These Are The Top 12 Things To Do In St. George — Have You Done Them?
Like most of you, I used to visit St. George every weekend before I went ahead and moved to this beautiful place. Of course, that was 30 years ago and St. George has changed a lot since my days as just a Dixie tourist. However, being lucky enough to live here, I have tried to enjoy what St. George and Washington County have to offer.
Prosecutor files for waiver hearing in Franke, Hildebrandt case
The Washington County Attorney’s Office has requested waiver hearings for Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt.
Siberia or southern Utah? A mission of mercy 'to the cotton farm'
ST. GEORGE — In the spring of 1862, George and Betsy Hicks panicked when they received the news from Salt Lake City. The young family was living comfortably near Spanish Fork when they learned they were among those called to help settle Washington County. Utah's Dixie was on no...
Utah real estate: Washington County home prices fell 1.6% in November; $664k listed median
The median home in Washington County listed for $664,000 in November, down 1.6% from the previous month's $675,000, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows. Compared to November 2022, the median home list price increased 2.2% from $649,450. The statistics in this article only pertain to houses listed for sale in Washington County, not...
Potential Economic and Traffic Impact of Not Building Highway Through Endangered Tortoise Habitat
• Washington County officials argue that failure to build the Northern Corridor, a proposed highway through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, could lead to severe traffic congestion and economic damage in St. George, Utah. The area is a habitat for the endangered Mojave desert tortoise and other species.
Waiver Hearings Requested in Child Abuse Case Involving Franke and Hildebrandt
• The Washington County Attorney’s Office has requested two waiver hearings in relation to child abuse charges against Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt. • Deputy Washington County Attorney, Eric Clarke, has requested separate hearings for Franke and Hildebrandt.
Washington Co. attorney requests waiver hearings in Franke, Hildebrandt child abuse case
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Two waiver hearings have been requested by the Washington County Attorney’s Office regarding criminal child abuse charges involving Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrandt. According to court filings on Thursday, Dec. 7, Eric Clarke, the Deputy Washington County Attorney has requested separate hearings for...
Volunteers and Conservationists Unite to Restore Tortoise Habitat in Washington County
Join volunteers from various conservation groups as they rally to restore the Washington County tortoise habitat. Witness their efforts in planting native plants, creating a thriving environment for the Mojave Desert Tortoise, and restoring a decimated Joshua Tree forest.
Ruby Franke: Prosecutors request new court hearing in child abuse case
Washington County prosecutors requested a new court hearing in the child abuse case against Utah parenting influencer Ruby Franke and her business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt — nearly three months after the women last appeared together before a judge. Franke and Hildebrandt were arrested Aug. 30 after Franke’s 12-year-old son...
BLM decision reopens the debate over St. George’s Northern Corridor Highway
How does the rapidly expanding population of Washington County coexist with the natural landscapes surrounding its communities?. It’s a long-running debate that has been playing out for years around a proposed four-lane, 50 mph divided highway and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area — a 45,600-acre red rock expanse that’s home to hiking trails, dinosaur tracks and the threatened Mojave desert tortoise.
'Gardening on steroids': Volunteers rally to restore Washington County tortoise habitat
ST GEORGE — Devastated by fire in the mid-aughts, a once lush Joshua tree forest is now full of woody skeletons. However, multiple groups still have hope for this critical habitat. And they got to work. The Bureau of Land Management's habitat rehabilitation project began on Nov. 30 in...