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Lieutenant Ben Hernandez prepares for the Thunder Over Utah air show, St. George, Utah, July 24, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

What it takes to be a Blue Angel; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – The tranquil blue skies of Southern Utah are about to get a little bit louder as the Thunder Over Utah air show gears up to thrill aviation enthusiasts and spectators alike with high-speed maneuvers executed at close proximity. If you look up, you might just see an angel. The United States Navy Blue […]

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Southern Utah celebrates Pioneer Day; STGnews Photo Gallery 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Visions of fireworks dance in the heads of sleepy children as Pioneer Day 2014 draws to a close. Throughout Southern Utah, cities celebrated, neighbors hobnobbed and parades progressed in honor of the pioneer men, women and children who settled Utah so many years ago. Below, enjoy a gallery of photos depicting the various community celebrations that […]

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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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Burning vehicle ignites brush fire on I-15 

KOLOB CANYON – A small brush fire ignited Thursday afternoon off Exit 40 on Interstate 15 when a small pickup truck, pulling a trailer and traveling north, caught fire. At about noon, the Utah Highway Patrol, BLM Rangers from Kolob Canyon, and New Harmony Fire Department responded after an older model pickup truck pulled off I-15 at […]

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Perspectives: What a blacksmith can teach us about mentoring 

OPINION – A cowboy went to see a blacksmith about some new shoes for his horse. The smith was busily hammering a piece of red hot steel so the cowboy stood there biding his time. He looked around, picked up a nearby horseshoe and instantly threw it back down. The blacksmith favored him with a knowing […]

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Southern Utah welcomes Days of ’47; STGnews Photo Gallery 

WASHINGTON CITY – It was July 24, 1847, when Brigham Young led the Mormon pioneers to the Great Salt Lake Valley on what some would call one of the greatest treks in American history. The spirit was kept alive Thursday as the popular Days of ’47 Parade, which made its very first appearance in Southern […]

Car Guys fundraiser car show, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Car Guys Care, St. George News

Car Guys Care, car shows for victims of mobile home fires 

ST GEORGE – Car Guys Care is revving up a fundraising effort to benefit four families that lost their homes to fire Saturday afternoon. Just after 1 p.m. Saturday fire spread through homes in the Grandview Mobile Home Park in St. George. Though St. George City Fire Department battled the blaze, the wind and the closeness of […]

Bobcat in Utah, Aug. 2, 2011 | Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

Bobcat population growing; more chances to hunt 

SALT LAKE CITY — Bobcat populations are growing in Utah, and wildlife biologists are recommending changes that could lead to more opportunities for the state’s trappers and hunters to take bobcats in Utah this fall. The recommendations would also result in hunters taking about the same number of cougars this season.  During the 2013–2014 season, a total […]

Downtown Salt Lake City, home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters, Salt Lake City, UT, March 23, 2012 | Photo by Julia Peterson / Flickr, St. George News

Feminist Mormon Kate Kelly appeals excommunication 

ST. GEORGE — Kate Kelly, founder of the Mormon feminist group, Ordain Women, appealed her recent excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Wednesday by sending a formal appeal letter to the LDS stake president presiding over the area in Virginia where she used to live. Kelly’s story made global news in June during her disciplinary […]

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Thunder Over Utah rundown: Tickets, parking, schedule, directions; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Since 1946, the United States Navy Blue Angels have been presenting flight demonstrations to the public. This week, the Blue Angels, accompanied by the U.S. Army Golden Knights and others, have returned to St. George to enjoy the picturesque backdrop and hospitable welcome of Southern Utah. Wednesday, the Blue Angels arrived in delta formation […]

St. George American Legion baseball vs. Cedar summer squad, St. George, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News,

St. George Legion splits with Cedar in tune-up for state; STGNews photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — With the American Legion state tournament just days away, St. George’s team of young men took one last opportunity to play some hardball Wednesday night, splitting a pair of games against Cedar City on a brutally warm evening at Pine View’s Panther Field. “I think we’ll be ready for state,” said SG […]

Aerial view of Kanabownits Fire, Grand Canyon, Arizona, July 22, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the National park Service, St. George News

Kanabownits Fire managed for multiple objectives on North Rim 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – National Park Service fire managers on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon have decided to manage the Kanabownits Fire for multiple objectives. The lightning-caused Kanabownits Fire was discovered in Grand Canyon National Park on July 8 at 7:16 p.m. and is approximately 4 acres in size. Current fire behavior is moderate, […]

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