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Native American group to Utah school: Keep “Redmen” mascot

Native American group to Utah school: Keep “Redmen” mascot

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A national Native American organization is urging a southern Utah high school to keep the “Redmen” mascot rather than change it over concerns about it being offensive. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that representatives with the Native American Guardians Association said Saturday during a presentation […]

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The Spectrum in St. George names new editor

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 […]

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Utah high school may ditch “Redmen” mascot

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. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that the committee voted 17-7 on Tuesday night to change Cedar […]

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Utah’s Brian Head resort cancels fireworks due to snow

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. Brian Head spokesman Mark Wilder told The Spectrum of St. George that the resort’s fireworks show and torchlight parade were canceled because of “blizzard” conditions. He says the snowy weather has […]

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Hundreds demonstrate to protect Russia investigation

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. In Salt Lake City, more than 200 people held signs and sang songs Thursday. Meanwhile, the Herald Journal reports that […]

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Utah, Nevada residents hit Arizona town for lottery tickets

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. The Spectrum reports people on Monday were lined up outside of the doors of the Beaver Dam Station & Bar and […]

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State to poison unwanted fish in southwestern Utah reservoir

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. The Spectrum reports that state Division of Wildlife Resources biologists over the summer found yellow perch, bluegill sunfish and green sunfish in […]

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St. George names new police chief

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 […]

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Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing

Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park has reopened the trail to one 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 […]

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Nevada detective fired after sex abuse charge in Utah

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 […]

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