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Dixie Downs Races at Washington County Regional Park, Hurricane, Utah, April 18, 2015 | Photo by Tyler Truman, St. George News

Quarter horses, thoroughbreds stir up the turf; Dixie Downs race results 

HURRICANE – Hooves pounded the racetrack for the second of two series of horse races at the Washington County Regional Park at 5500 W. 700 South in Hurricane, Saturday, as the Dixie Downs Races ran before a sizable crowd of spectators. The annual two-part racing event is sponsored by the St. George Lions Club and this year marked its 46th […]

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Dixie Forum ends term with Earth Day panel, presentation 

ST. GEORGE — An Earth Day presentation will be given by Dixie State University’s Sustainability Club president, professors and students at the “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” Tuesday at noon at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus 225 S. 700 East in St. George. Admission is free and the public is […]

Two hunters hold their tom turkeys, location not specified, April 11, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Utah Wildlife Resources, St. George News

Turkey hunt starts in May; turkey numbers growing 

ST. GEORGE — A chance to get into Utah’s backcountry and experience the thrill of hunting a strutting, gobbling tom turkey is almost here, starting in May. Getting a permit for the hunt is easy. Utah’s general statewide turkey hunt starts May 1 for those who will be 17 years of age or younger on July 31.  On […]

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Dixie State computer camps teach youth valuable tech skills 

ST. GEORGE — Offering participants the opportunity to create their own games, dissect computers and use Play-Doh and bananas as keyboards, Dixie State University’s computer camps are a great way to keep youths’ minds active during summer vacation while addressing a far-reaching issue: a lack of qualified employees available to fill the growing number of open positions […]


2 accidents slow southbound I-15 traffic to a crawl; STGnews Videocast 

WASHINGTON CITY – Travel on southbound Interstate 15 became a snail crawl after a pair of accidents occurred between mileposts 14 and 15 Saturday afternoon. Just after 4:30 p.m., a white pickup hauling a mini-excavator on southbound I-15 went off the road and into the median near milepost 14 after a tire on the trailer […]

Veterans and guests watch as pinewood derby cars streak by, Ivins, Utah, April 18, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Rollin’ with the veterans at 2nd annual pinewood derby; STGnews Videocast 

IVINS — Veterans and Boy Scouts came together Saturday at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins for a pinewood derby, which is the crafting and racing of wooden cars — a pastime that has been popular since 1953. At Saturday’s meet, cars built by the staff and residents of the Veterans Home hit the […]


Gang-related graffiti leads to arrest of alleged tagger 

ST. GEORGE – An investigation into several graffiti incidents believed to be connected to a California gang led to the arrest of an 18-year-old St. George man Thursday. “Over the last few weeks we noticed graffiti … from the west side to the east side of St. George,” said Sgt. Johnny Heppler, who supervises the […]


Women in Higher Education conference focuses on defining space, creating change 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University welcomed more than 250 women from across the state as the host of the “Fourth Annual Utah Women in Higher Education Network” spring conference Thursday and Friday. The theme of this year’s conference, “Elemental Women: Defining Space, Creating Change,” addressed how women in higher education meet the challenges and opportunities they face […]


Plain White T’s play ‘Would You Rather…?’ with A-List and No Filter 

OPINION – When the “No Filter Show” guys and I had the opportunity to interview the Plain White T’s Thursday, we wanted to ask them only the important questions. So, obviously, we decided to play “Would You Rather…?” because, well – is there a better way to get to know a five-guy band in five questions or […]

Dr. Steven Heiner, integral board member for the Huntsman World Senior Games | Memorial photos, St. George News

Longtime Huntsman World Senior Games board member dies 

ST. GEORGE — Dr. Steven Heiner, board member and longtime champion of the Huntsman World Senior Games, peacefully passed away last week surrounded by members of his immediate family. Heiner served graciously and with dedication for more than two decades on the games’ board. Perhaps Heiner’s largest and longest lasting contribution to the Huntsman World […]


Utah, Alabama task forces collaborate, arrest Internet child predator 

SALT LAKE CITY — In late March, Utah Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force combined investigative information with Alabama authorities, leading to the arrest of 29-year-old Brenson Forrest Humphreys on four counts of possession of child pornography and one count each of transmitting obscene material to a minor and electronic solicitation of a child. “Utah’s […]

Background: Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | File photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

‘Broadway in the Canyon’ actors arrive at Tuacahn 

IVINS — After viewing over 1,500 live auditions between New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Provo, Salt Lake City and locally, Tuacahn Amphitheatre announced Friday it has selected a cast of 40 incredibly talented actors to star in this year’s “Broadway in the Canyon” summer shows. “Ten years ago when I was first involved, we held auditions and […]

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