ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most-viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday to Sunday, Feb. 3-4.

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Jet set on the newest aircraft departing from Cedar City Regional Airport

Cedar City Regional Airport welcomed a larger aircraft to SkyWest Airlines daily flight schedule — the CRJ-900, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 2, 2024 | Photo courtesy of Cedar City Regional Airport, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City Regional Airport enthusiastically welcomed a larger aircraft to SkyWest Airlines’ daily flight schedule — the Bombardier CRJ-900.

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Nabbed in Southern Utah, sex offender with ‘DarkNet’ photos appears for sentencing

Composite image with background file photo, overlay photo array of John Winward, 49, as posted on the Nevada Sex Offender Registry in Clark County, Nev., between April and August 2022 | Photo courtesy of the Nevada Department of Corrections, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A convicted sex offender with an extensive Nevada criminal history dating back more than a decade was initially arrested for failing to register as a sex offender in Washington County. He will now spend time in prison after the case was picked up by federal prosecutors when investigators found videos on his cellphone reportedly depicting adults sexually abusing young children.

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The untold history of soccer in Southern Utah

City of St. George recreational soccer team at Sandtown Park, St. George, Utah, circa 1985 | Photo courtesy of Justin Brinkerhoff, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — I am forever grateful for the bold coaches who pushed this game to become what it is today. Not long ago, there wasn’t a soul in St. George that owned a soccer ball. Yet now, I find myself hitting the brakes at least once a week because one has rolled out in front of me.

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Residents, fire department respond quickly to contain St. George bathroom fire

File photo of the St. George Fire Department and other responders, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2024 | Photo by Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Residents of an apartment complex used a fire extinguisher to contain a small fire in their bathroom, St. George Fire Department Chief Robert Stoker.

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Snow Canyon State Park entry moving further south after Ivins bequeaths road

File photo of the way into Snow Canyon State Park’s southern entrance, Ivins, Utah, Nov. 3, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

IVINS — The southern entrance to Snow Canyon State Park will be moving a little more south, as the city of Ivins has donated a portion of Snow Canyon Drive to the park.

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