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 St. George, Utah

St. George is a city located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Utah on the Utah-Arizona border, and is the county seat of Washington County, Utah. It is the principal city of the St. George Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies in the northeastern-most part of the Mojave Desert adjacent to Pine Valley Mountains; it's also at the convergence of three distinct geological areas: the Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau, and Great Basin. It is 118 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and 300 miles south-southwest of Salt Lake City along Interstate 15. The city is named after George A. Smith, a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Apostle.


As of 2015, St. George had a population of 80,202, and the metropolitan area, defined as Washington County, had an estimated population of 155,600. St. George is the seventh-largest city in Utah and the most populous city in the state outside of the Wasatch Front. In 2005, St. George was the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States, only after Greeley, Colorado, a trend that continued through 2010, when growth slowed substantially due to the economic recession. Today, however, growth trends have rebounded at a steady, but more manageable pace, ranking St. George as the fifth fastest-growing metro area in the country in 2015.

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Composite image. Background, stock image. Foreground, image provided by Utah System of Higher education, St. George News. Salt Lake City - The ...
On May 24, the website 24/7 Wall St released its 'Drunkest Cities' list, which is dominated by Wisconsin cities.
ST. GEORGE - Graco children's Products Inc. is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that may not properly restrain children during a crash.
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This March 2016 file photo illustrates increasing tourism at Zion National Park where a long line of visitors wait for a shuttle, Utah, March 19, 2016 | Photo ...
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Three subdivisions voted Friday to leave the Dammeron Valley Landowners Association after residents at odds with a developer joined forces for a "DVExit" initiative.
Mesquite Gaming, owner of Virgin River Hotel and Casablanca Resort kicked off its partnership with St. George Express, a local shuttle service based out of St. George, Utah with a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, May 11 at CasaBlanca ...
Editor's Note: St. George police previously identified the suspect as Ricardo Florez, but have corrected the name as Ricardo Lopez.
CEDAR CITY - A 5th District Judge ordered a 23-year-old man to prison Tuesday for setting fire to seven vehicles last January. Isaac Wall was arrested and charged with six counts of felony arson, Cedar City, Utah, Jan. 10, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Iron ...
ST. GEORGE - An attempted murder case from late 2012 may never see the resolution prosecutors hoped for due to the defendant, once again, being declared unable to proceed to trial due to his mental health status.
Jaynes is accused of keeping her 12-year-old son locked away in a bathroom for a year or more and starving him, St. George, Utah, May 23, 2017 | Photo by the Utah court pool, St. George News. The original charge stemmed from accusations of Jaynes ...
File photo, Dixie State University vs. Academy of Art University, St. George, Utah, Apr. 6, 2017, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.
A child peeks through the window of a playhouse handcrafted and designed by Vintage Revivals in Santa Clara for Foster Parent Appreciation Month, St. George, Utah, May 17, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Ben Ashcraft, St. George News. To celebrate National ...
This file photo shows accelerated flow at the confluence of the Virgin River and the Santa Clara River, St. George, Utah, Sept.
St. George, UT - Butler (Kan.) outlasted Salt Lake (Utah) 11-7 to tally the 2017 NJCAA Division I Softball Championship Saturday at Cayons Complex in St. George, Utah. With the win, the Grizzlies finish as back-to-back champions and with a record of 58 ...
A quirky little shop in St George was recently featured on the Jimmy Kimmel Live late night talk show, in a segment about stores with odd names.
A gold Pontiac Grand Am is towed after being involved in a multivehicle crash on SR-9 that sent two people to the hospital Wednesday, Hurricane, Utah, May 17, 2017 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News.
CEDAR CITY - The dark skies and ominous storm clouds overhead with scattered rain showers set the somber setting Wednesday morning as Cedar City police officers gathered at the cemetery to remember their fallen comrades.
ST. GEORGE - Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need.
CEDAR CITY - As part of an effort to promote positive mental health, the Cedar City Library in the Park and the Iron County Prevention Coalition are hosting a "Mental Health Awareness Community Art Show" in June.
Howard (TX) vs. Tyler (TX), NJCAA National Championship Softball Tournament, St. George, UT, May 17, 2017, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.
Fredrick Osborn, 86, was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of Albertsons supermarket. He was pronounced dead at the hospital soon after the incident, St. George, Utah, May 16, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Billie Carter, St. George News. ST. GEORGE ...
Scores of volunteers turn out for the first 'Give Your Land a Hand' cleanup event held on public land in the Bloomington area Saturday and sponsored by Washington County, St. George, Utah, May 13, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Washington County, St. George ...
The dogged opponent of the authority's plans to siphon water from across eastern Nevada died Saturday at a St. George, Utah, hospital from complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77. "He was driving around the ranch on dirt roads a week before ...
ST. GEORGE - With 80 percent or more of Utah's boating fatalities involving people who were not wearing life jackets at the time, Utah States Parks and Recreation officials have launched the "Nobody is Invisible" campaign.
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A man was run down in the parking lot of Albertsons supermarket Tuesday by a driver. St. George, Utah, May 16, 2017 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News.
Two motorists attempt to move a car out of a traffic lane. Salt Lake City, undated | Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation, St. George News.
St. George, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A St. George family needs help after a 3-year-old was critically injured in tractor accident Mother's Day weekend.
Two motorists attempt to move a car out of a traffic lane. Salt Lake City, undated | Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation, St. George News.
ST. GEORGE - A trip to the grocery store became a trip to the hospital for one man Tuesday. A man is struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of Albertsons ...
The new Mesquite City Cemetery will have a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Mesquite, Nev. | Photo courtesy of city of Mesquite, St. George News.
Girls on the Run participants pose for a photo, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run Southern Utah, St. George News.
ST. GEORGE - The weather forecast looked rough for May 6, but race morning brought calm skies, nice temperatures and a surge of enthusiastic Athletes, volunteers and spectators for Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George, an event ...
A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 26-year-old man Monday afternoon after the vehicle left the roadway and rolled multiple times on eastbound Interstate 70 near milepost 153, west of Green River, Utah, May 15, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Utah ...
St. George, Utah - St. George police Department and Homeland Security partnered on an investigation that lead to the arrest of five individuals during the second week of May.
The Jensen family smiles in this family photo, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Kalamity Dance crew, St. George News.
ST. GEORGE - a suspect in a double-stabbing incident out of Sandy was arrested in St. George Monday morning after being chased down by police.
File photo: Mesquite police police Department, Mesquite, Nevada, Aug. 9, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News. MESQUITE - A 55-year-man was ...
HURRICANE - The Hurricane Valley Choir will present its annual spring concert honoring armed forces Day Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Hurricane Community Center auditorium located at 93 S. 100 West.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, heads to his car after an interview in Salt Lake City. Chaffetz, who has been rumored as a possible candidate for Senate or governor, said that after consulting with his family and "prayerful consideration, I have decided I ...
This December 2016 file photo for illustration shows Parowan Fire Department responding to a barn fire, Iron County, Utah, Dec. 16, 2016 | Photo by Tracie Sullivan, St. George News / Cedar City News.
"Anima Del Fiore" by Debra Carter with Dan Carter was on display at the Red Cliff Gallery "Spring Forward" show, which ran through April 15, 2017, St. George, Utah | Photo by johnmangels@msn.com, St. George News. ST. GEORGE - Featuring ...
"Anima Del Fiore" by Debra Carter with Dan Carter was on display at the Red Cliff Gallery "Spring Forward" show, which ran through April 15, 2017, St. George, Utah | Photo by johnmangels@msn.com, St. George News. ST. GEORGE - Featuring ...
If you're thinking of purchasing an RV in St. George or the southern Utah area, make sure to stop by Premier RV brokers, located at 2705 S 60 E St. George, UT, 84790 (just off exit 4 between Pilot and La Quinta Inn) and take a look at their inventory ...
Cedar's Denim Henkel (55), Cedar vs. carbon, Softball, Cedar City, UT, May 13, 2017, | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News.
HURRICANE - There was excitement in air Saturday morning at the fifth annual "Hurricane Mud Run." The nearly 3.1-mile course challenged competitors to 20 military-style obstacles that included high walls, deep mud, balancing poles, slides, swings and ...
ST. GEORGE - Federal Prosecutors were ordered by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday to pursue the strongest charges possible against suspects.


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