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Winterizing your lawn now will pay off next year 

SOUTHERN UTAH — As weather begins to shift into milder fall temperatures, you may have noticed that your lawn is looking a little dried up from the summer heat. Your initial instinct may be to just turn on the sprinkler and not worry about it until after winter. What you may not know is that right now […]

Nathan Bennion portrays the French peasant Jean Valjean as he begins his quest for redemption, circa October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lewis, Pine View High School, St. George News

Pine View High presents ‘Les Misérables’ 

ST. GEORGE — There are very few experiences in musical theatre that create the emotional impact of an on-stage performance of Les Misérables. It is the world’s longest running musical and has won over 76 international awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Now, 10 years after its high school premiere in Southern Utah, local audiences […]


State agency seeks representative for OHV advisory council 

SALT LAKE CITY—Utah State Parks is currently seeking an at-large representative to serve on the Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Council. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 14. Individuals are appointed to the Off-Highway Vehicle, also known as OHV, Advisory Council for a period of four years and must be familiar with OHV laws, rules and programs. Their […]

Assortment of donuts served at Fractured Prune, location not specified, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Fractured Prune, St. George News

A-List: Fractured Prune 

OPINION – Raise your hand if you love donuts. Raise both hands if your mouth is officially watering already. I know I’m not the only one currently waving my arms in the air. I mean, let’s be real – this delicacy is love at first bite. Especially when we’re talking cake donuts at Fractured Prune. Although this […]


Man sentenced for credit union robbery 

ST. GEORGE – A man involved in a credit union robbery was sentenced in 5th District Court Wednesday to serve one-to-15 years in prison. Jerry Dee Wells, 45, of Price, Utah, was sentenced for the July 3 robbery of the Mountain America Credit Union on River Road in St. George. During the robbery Wells walked into […]

St. George Dance Company members gear up for their Halloween Spooktacular, date and location not specified | Photo by Greg Mauger, P&G Photography, St. George News

St. George Dance Company, Southwest Symphony team up for ‘Halloween Spooktacular’ 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Dance Company will perform in collaboration with Southwest Symphony in their Halloween Spooktacular Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie State University Cox Auditorium. The theme is “Movie Monsters,” and concertgoers are invited, but not required, to wear their favorite costume. St. George Dance Company will perform to four of the […]

The 2014 3A State Volleyball Tournament, Orem, Utah, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Warriors, Thunder and (surprise) Flyers advance into 3A volleyball semifinals 

OREM — With three of four semifinal teams from Region 9, no one can doubt that the balance of power is heavily in southern Utah’s favor this volleyball season. As expected, Snow Canyon and Desert Hills cruised easily into the semis, with the Warriors winning twice in straight sets and the Thunder dropping just a single […]

Pumpkins are provided for kids to paint at the "Spooktacular" fundraiser for Kony Country's Coins for Kids, St. George, Utah, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Ghosts, ghouls, games for ‘spooktacular’ cause; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – It was all candy, costumes and coins on Wednesday evening at Red Cliffs Health and Rehab as the nursing facility and home hosted its third annual “Spooktacular” fundraiser aimed at raising money to support Kony Country’s Coins for Kids. The Halloween-themed night invited guests of all ages to break out their costumes, […]

Both vehicles in a 2-vehicle collision on River Road were towed, St. George, Utah, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George news

News short: Failure to yield causes collision on River Road 

ST. GEORGE – A driver’s failure to yield to oncoming traffic Wednesday evening resulted in a 2-vehicle collision on River Road, disabling both vehicles. “There was a silver Volkswagen traveling northbound on River Road on the inside lane,” St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said, “when a black Honda Accord was attempting to turn left onto 170 […]

Peering down the hallway at the Overland Hotel & Saloon, 662 Main Street in Pioche, Nevada, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Explore: Hauntings at Overland Hotel & Saloon in Pioche 

PIOCHE, Nevada — Situated on the outskirts of desert nothingness, on the southeastern border of Nevada, where vultures and ravens skim the sky above dilapidated buildings, Pioche exists as a living ghost town. Among its numerous historic structures — many of which were built in the late 1800s — stands the Overland Hotel & Saloon where many […]

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2 Fossil Ridge students receive death threats through Instagram 

ST. GEORGE – Social media turned sinister earlier this week when two students at Fossil Ridge Intermediate School reported they had received death threats through Instagram. “The police still don’t know who the threat was made by,” Washington County School District Superintendent Larry Bergeson said. “It was anonymously posted on Instagram,” The St. George Police Department […]

Michael Stathis (left), a professor of Political Science at SUU, speaks on the history of ISIS while Ingela Rundquist (center) and Madelyn Crookston look on at the lecture at SUU, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 28, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Speakers highlight conflict with ISIS, Islam’s portrayal in the media 

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah University students and community members gathered in the Sterling R. Church Auditorium Tuesday night for a discussion titled “ISIS and the Media’s Portrayal of the Islamic Religion” hosted by the Southern Utah Democrats. Two speakers were featured at the event: Michael Stathis, a professor of political science at SUU, and […]

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