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The Snow Canyon Warriors and their fans celebrate the state championship, 2014 3A State Volleyball Tournament, Orem, Utah, Oct. 30, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

They’re back: Snow Canyon returns to top of 3A volleyball world with win over Morgan 

OREM — Sometimes vanilla can be pretty exciting. Snow Canyon returned to the top of 3A volleyball with a five-set win over No. 1-ranked Morgan Thursday night using a combination of sharp serving and “vanilla” offense. “We really stress being fundamentally sound,” Warriors coach Alaina Parker said. “That sounds pretty vanilla, but we do vanilla […]

Lucy Hansen and Corbin Hansen trick-or-treating as Dorothy and the Tin Man, St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2013 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here! 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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Snow Canyon Half Marathon packet pickup, road closures 

ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Half Marathon returns to Southern Utah this weekend, and to prepare, packet pickup and road closures should be on participants’ radars. Worried about packet pickup for this race because it happens on Halloween? No need to worry! Participants can get their packets and have some spooky fun all at the same time at the Snow […]

Grant Gerber prepares to embark on the Grass March Cowboy Express, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Grass March Cowboy Express, St. George News

Commissioner dies after Pony Express-style protest ride to Washington, D.C.; honored by County Commission 

ST. GEORGE – In a special meeting of the Washington County Commission Wednesday, the Board of Commissioners voted to recognize and honor Grant Gerber, a commissioner from Elko County, Nevada, who died earlier this month after an unusual journey to Washington, D.C. “It’s a tribute to Grant Gerber and his peaceful demonstration against the encroachment of […]


Thousands of bats invade 5th District Courthouse 

ST. GEORGE – Got bats? The Washington County 5th District Courthouse does. Thousands of them, in fact. Just one day prior to Halloween, the pesky creatures have begun making themselves at home in the courthouse, located at 206 Tabernacle Street, in St. George. “They appear to be all over the building,” a 5th District Court […]


Blue Blood: Changes needed in Provo for football team to turn it around 

COMMENTARY — It’s a tough week to be a BYU columnist for St George News and frankly I am not sure what direction to take this article other than a little venting from a fans point of view. After four straight losses coming off its 4-0 start, BYU seems to be sliding into a hole they […]

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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 […]

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