Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes

A Collision with a 300-foot tall communication tower brought down a single-engine airplane killing two men near Cedar City on Sunday.

A Cedar City man is dead after he pointed a handgun at officers responding to a domestic incident on Monday.

Erin Gregerson

Sunday morning, while taking her puppy for a bathroom break in the backyard of her Ridge Drive home, Erin Gregerson noticed some odd-looking animal droppings and invited her husband to investigate.  The couple’s motion activated security camera solved the mystery.

Cedar High School

An Iron County School administrator at the center of the recent mascot change controversy at Cedar High School has tendered his resignation and set to take a position in Salt Lake County.

A high-speed chase has ended, but a manhunt continues in southern Utah. The Beaver County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from dispatchers in Richfield just after 4 a.m., Tuesday morning.  

Southern Utah University

Two snowshoers have Iron County Search & Rescue and the aviation program at SUU to thank after becoming lost, after dark in the backcountry of southern Utah, Sunday.

The Spectrum

Utah is the 2nd driest state in the union, but there was water everywhere in a section of Cedar City Tuesday, as the mainline buckled in the early morning hours. 

Chris Holmes

Heavy snows in Iron County caused slide-offs, road closures and power outages throughout the region, Tuesday.  Interstate 15 northbound was closed early Tuesday morning, with more than a dozen big-rigs jack-knifed near Cedar City.

St. George East State Presidency Facebook page

Fire investigators in St. George continue to sift through the charred remnants of a nearly completed building belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The fire started under suspicious circumstances early Saturday morning.

Iron County Bookings

A man remains in critical condition after an overnight incident in Enoch.  Iron County Dispatch received a call early Monday, from a woman reporting that a man was outside her door screaming for help.

SUU Strategic Communication

Friday, the Utah Board of Regents selected Dr. Bradley J. Cook to be the 17th president of Snow College, in Ephraim. Cook has served as Provost and a professor of history at Southern Utah University, since 2009. During that time, he worked to establish SUU as a national leader in student-centric, highly engaged learning environments.

Chris Holmes

The sound of a smoke alarm brought a premature end to the school day at Cedar High School, Monday.  Cedar City Fire Department responded and did locate a small electrical fire in the area of the counseling offices.

Washington County Sheriff's Office


  A man has been arrested in Washington County on charges he planned a shooting at a Walmart with the ultimate intent of committing “suicide by cop.”

Iron County Sheriff's Office

Thursday, several Iron County residents received scam telephone calls from an individual claiming to be from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office. 

Chris Holmes

In the first of two scheduled meetings for public comment, the Iron County School District gave voice to citizens about replacing or retaining “Redmen” as the Cedar High School mascot, Tuesday.

The cab of a pickup truck stopped along State Route 59 between Hurricane and Hildale played maternity ward Tuesday, and a Washington County deputy is being heralded for his role as make-shift obstetrician.

Cedar High School

The Iron County School District is reexamining the school mascot at Cedar High School.  Since its founding in 1943, Cedar High has been the home of the Redmen.  

Utah Department of Public Safety


  An Enoch man is dead, his passenger injured after the Jeep he was driving left the mountain highway near the Iron and Kane County line, and rolled down an embankment during a Thanksgiving Day snow storm.

In the era of an abundance of school safety caution, three Iron County schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday, after a citizen reported to police seeing a man near the schools carrying what appeared to be a rifle.

Chris Holmes

Thursday, the Utah System of Higher Education released the latest enrollment numbers and Southern Utah University once again leads the state’s colleges and universities in percentage growth from the previous year.

Talon Sessions
Lincoln County (WY) Sheriff's Office

A fugitive out of Wyoming is in custody in Iron County, Utah after a puzzling crime spree that started at a Cedar City high school. Surveillance video shows a white male breaking into the unoccupied school late Wednesday night, firing a handgun and vandalizing the school. 

Chris Holmes

The upswing in construction southern Utah comes with mostly positive economic benefits to the community, but there is a downside: the corresponding increase in job-site burglaries.

The sound of carillon bells welcomed students back to Southern Utah University after the holiday break.  

Courtesy Iron County Emergency Management

Emergency managers in Iron County have made it easier for people to reach help in case of emergency when visiting two of southern Utah’s more popular, but unconnected areas.

A federal judge in Las Vegas has declared a mistrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and others involved in a 2014 standoff with government agents.