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Hurricane council debates arts agreement, Chamber of Commerce funding 

HURRICANE – Two agenda items took over an hour and a half to discuss at Thursday night’s Hurricane City Council meeting, whether to enter a formal agreement with a performing arts organization wanting to move to down and whether and how to give money to the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce. Performing arts partnership Boni Alduenda, […]

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Perspectives: Want to be prepared? Consider creating a camping club 

OPINION – For the better part of the past week, I’ve watched with interest as a friend in Central Idaho has posted earthquake updates almost daily. Granted, these have only been small quakes measuring up to 4.6 on the Richter scale. Still, they are a reminder that preparedness for the unexpected is wise. Some years […]

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National Park Week kicks off with fee-free weekend 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Park Service will once again join with the National Park Foundation to present National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage, April 19-27. In addition, every national park will offer free admission Saturday and Sunday during opening weekend. April 22 is Earth Day, so if you want to roll up […]

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Census Bureau urged to keep questions on uninsured, for Obamacare impacts 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander, and John Thune Wednesday sent a letter to Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson urging the administration to continue asking the existing health insurance coverage questions in the Census Bureau’s annual survey, along with its planned new questions, for two years. The New York Times reported Tuesday that […]

St. George City Council, St. George, Utah, April 17, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

City approves $1.5 million for new homeless shelter, amends backyard chicken ordinance 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George City Council, Thursday, approved the purchase of a building for $1.5 million that will serve as a new shelter and resource center for the homeless and underprivileged. The City Council also approved amending the city’s so-called “chicken ordinance,” allowing for homes on lots under 10,000 square feet to legally […]

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News short: Yesco moving to new location in St. George area 

ST. GEORGE — Young Electric Sign Company, YESCO, announced on Wednesday that it is relocating its St. George facility to better serve customers throughout the Southern Utah region. The operation will remain in Utah’s Dixie and will continue to provide a full spectrum of custom sign and lighting services. The move will take place later […]

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Brian Head Resort turns 50, discounts tickets for chair 2 retirement 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Brian Head Resort will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary and retirement of the Giant Steps lift, Brian Head’s “Chair Two,” Saturday. Lift tickets will be available at the discounted price of $19.64 on Saturday and Sunday, in commemoration of the resort’s opening year, 1964. The Giant Steps lift has been at Brian […]

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Easter services invite celebration of Jesus risen 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Easter honors the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ’s resurrection is the foundation of the Christian faith and, for Christians, Easter Sunday is a holy day and invitation to all to share in the celebration of His resurrection. In the St. George area, there are opportunities to enjoy Easter services, […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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