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Snow Canyon Invitational, St. George, Utah, Apr.16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Thunder boys, Tiger girls run away with top honors at SC Invitational 

ST. GEORGE — The Desert Hills boys track team was downright dominant Thursday evening, making the Snow Canyon Invitational its own personal showcase by nearly doubling the nearest competitor. Hurricane’s girls team also won the team competition, edging out the Dixie girls for the top honors. For the boys, the Thunder had gold medals in […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you […]

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Golf legend Billy Casper opens academy in St. George 

FEATURE – After more than 21 years of offering summer golf camps to adults and youth (over 4,000 to date) around the world, golf legend Billy Casper has launched the first Billy Casper Golf Academy, located at the picturesque Ledges Golf Club in St. George. “I run into grown-ups all over that went to my […]


Three schools placed on lock-out, man with knife arrested 

ST. GEORGE — Three schools, including East Elementary, Dixie Middle School and Dixie High School, were placed on lock-out around 2 p.m., Thursday, after a man named “Martin” was reported walking in the area of East Elementary in possession of a large knife and threatening to hurt someone. At 1:57 p.m. the St. George Communications Center received a call that the man, […]

Volunteers and organizations practice a simulated shelter collapse during the Great Utah Shakeout, St. George Utah, April 17, 2014 | Photo by Amber Green, St. George News

Great Utah Shakeout trains at Dixie Regional; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The annual Great Utah ShakeOut – which helps individuals, families and organizations to prepare, survive and recover from large earthquakes – involved training many places statewide Thursday, one being at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. The exercise at Dixie Regional was used to simulate what it would be like to work in an […]

Members of a Washington County multi-agency Joint Information Command attend a mock debriefing as part of a training exercise in conjunction with the Great Utah ShakeOut, St. George, Utah, April 17, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Public information officers train in earthquake response 

ST. GEORGE – On Thursday, members of a multi-agency Joint Information Command met at the Emergency Operation Center in the Washington County Building located at 197 east Tabernacle, to participate in a training designed to help test new technology and the flow of communication in the event of a countywide emergency. Thursday’s training exercise was […]

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital after colliding with a car in the roundabout at southbound I-15 Exit 4, St. George, Utah, April 16, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Tammy Teelpes, St. George News

Motorcycle rider taken to hospital after collision 

ST. GEORGE – A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital after colliding with a car on the Bloomington area roundabout at Interstate 15 Exit 4 Wednesday afternoon. The St. George Communications Center was alerted to a motorcycle-versus-car crash around 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said. The driver was moving the […]


Nadaulds to speak at Southern Utah Heritage Choir Easter concert 

ST. GEORGE – The Southern Utah Heritage Choir will present its annual Easter Concert Sunday. “Behold the Lamb of God” will be presented at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the St George Tabernacle. The concert will feature special Easter messages by Dixie State University Pres. Stephen D. Nadauld and his wife, Margaret Nadauld. The […]


Enjoy climate-friendly festivities during Zion Canyon Earth Day 

SPRINGDALE – The town of Springdale and Zion National Park will celebrate the 10th Annual Zion Canyon Earth Day on Saturday. This free family fun event, to be held on the lawn of the Bit & Spur Restaurant in Springdale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., draws in over 1,000 visitors each year. Live solar powered music […]

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Even you can grow tomatoes in St. George; growing season is now 

ST. GEORGE — Imagine yourself biting into a juicy, perfectly ripe tomato plucked from a plant in your own backyard. Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to grow in your garden, although the St. George region has a few unique factors that any budding tomato cultivator should know how to address, the main one being the […]

L-R: Enrique McArthur and 
Bracken Thiriot, Boy Scouts;
Washington County Public Works Department (all in orange coats);
Washington County Engineer Todd Edwards (in green coat). Pine Valley Reservoir, Utah, circa 2013-2014 | Photo courtesy of Dixie National Forest Public Affairs, St. George News

Boy Scouts bridge Pine Valley Reservoir gap 

ST. GEORGE – An Eagle Scout project that was started over two years ago is nearing completion on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Pine Valley Reservoir. A 55-foot walking bridge, designed by Ron Larsen of Southwest Consulting Services, will be swung over by crane and placed on concrete abutments from the Gardner Campground in the […]

Canyon View at Pine View, St. George, Utah, Apr. 16, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, St. George News

Soccer roundup: Panthers stay ahead of pack with big home win over CV 

ST. GEORGE — Pine View exploded for three second-half goals to pull away for an easy 4-0 win over Canyon View Wednesday night at Panther Stadium and stay ahead of the pack in Region 9 soccer. Justin Jones got the shutout and four different Panthers pounded home goals, including a second-half header by Michael Cardenas, […]

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