8 hrs ago
Fire causes fuel tank explosion in Leeds
Leeds Area Fire Department and assisting fire agencies responded to a small brush fire Tuesday in Leeds, which spread to a 500-gallon fuel tank, causing a small explosion and damaging some old vehicles and other debris.
23 hrs ago
The desert's limited lifeblood
An acquaintance and I were comparing notes the other day on how we like living here.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Hearing postponed in fraud case
Richard "Rabbit" Downward, 42, did not have a preliminary hearing Monday morning in 5th District Court as scheduled because of a lack of legal representation.
All arrest information is taken from the jail booking log and police reports. The Spectrum reserves the right to report on other incidents at the editors' discretion.
Miss something? Week in review
ST. GEORGE -- Whether you were out of town, too busy working, or just missed it, the news continued to flow last week.
* The Planning and Zoning Commission/Land Use Authority meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the town hall, 2603 Santa Clara Drive.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Common Core put in place too soon
Lately the Common Core in our schools has been an important topic. Personally I truly hope the core turns out to be wonderful, as great as its proponents say it is.
The reason is many voters are interested in how their money is being spent. Fair or not, questions still surface from time to time as to why the city council purchased a carousel for the Town Square for about $300,000.
Tuacahn brings 'Mary Poppins' to the southern Utah stage
Jesse Swimm is Bert, Mindy Smoot Robbins is doublecast as Mary Poppins and JoEl RenE is Mrs. Corry in Disney's "Mary Poppins, The Stage Musical" at the Tuacahn Outdoor Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
'Starlight Express' races onto the Tuacahn stage
Todd DuBail is Greaseball, the leader of the diesel engine trains, in "The Starlight Express" show now on stage at the Tuacahn Outdoor Amphitheatre in Ivins.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
All arrest information is taken from the jail booking log and police reports. Iron County Sheriff's Office * Tyson Scott Hales, 25, 266 W. 700 South, Mona, was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft.
West Nile virus
They zip past us with that high-pitched buzzing sound. And when they bite, they leave a bump and an itchy spot that we can't seem to scratch enough to gain relief.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Take precautions to beat the heat
Tourists visiting the Washington County area have been taking advantage of what could be considered an early summer, but with temperatures now consistently rising over 100 degrees, they may make an unexpected stop at the emergency room if they haven't taken proper precautions.
Abatement efforts increase for West Nile in Utah
West Nile Virus has made it to Utah. The Utah Department of Health says the virus is alive and well after mosquitoes in Washington County tested positive.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
NWS issues red flag fire alert
Fire officials are issuing warnings today and tomorrow for the southwest corner of Utah as summer heat and low humidity combine with high winds to create dangerous conditions.
Editorial wrong about pipeline funding
The "In Our View" column dated June 6, 2013, identifies several worthwhile considerations: Washington County needs a reliable water supply for the economic vitality of the region, water contributes greatly to economic success, and something has to be done to increase supply.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Rapper arrested in Santa Clara on warrant, drug charges
Rapper Jamal David Diggs, also known as J-Diggs, 42, of Fairfield, Calif., was arrested in the early morning hours Sunday during a routine traffic stop in Santa Clara by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
J-Diggs Of Mac Dre's Thizz Entertainment Arrested On Drug Charges
Jamal Diggs, aka J-Diggs tha Rockstar, was arrested in Utah yesterday for a third degree felony drug warrant issued in Hawaii.
* The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers, 375 S. 200 East.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
We far too often take it for granted that water will be there when we turn the taps in our homes or set our irrigation systems to water our lawns.