St George News


TGIF Show: Your weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for adventure — maybe something fun, inspiring, educational or entertaining — take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family, friends and maybe even new friends. Keep the adventure going all weekend long! Watch TGIF Show Co-hosts Sheldon and Hollie talk about their weekend picks:  Click […]


Veterans Aware: Suicide awareness, ‘Veteran Stand Down’ event 

ST. GEORGE — A report from CNN said, “Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That’s a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher. The figure, released by the Department of Veterans Affairs in February, is based on the agency’s own data and numbers reported by 21 states from […]


Customizing weight loss; work smarter, not harder 

FEATURE — There is an epidemic of overweight dieters who are eating less, exercising more, standing on scales and losing weight, only to gain it all back and then shame themselves in the mirror. These are people in the trenches of life who are tired, exhausted and stressed, and they just want to go home. Home in […]

A conceptual picture of Rocky Vista University | Image courtesy Ivins City

Utah’s 2nd medical school slated for construction in Ivins 

IVINS – Ivins City will soon be home to a medical school. The Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine-Southern Utah branch is expected to open and be accepting students by August 2017. Plans for the project, which had been kept under wraps by city officials due to a nondisclosure agreement, were presented in a special joint […]

Hong and Yangyang Chen perform "Love of Peacock" during the Confucius Institute's cultural performance, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 28, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University, St. George News

China comes to Southern Utah: SUU launches prestigious Confucius Institute 

CEDAR CITY – Southern Utah University recently announced the launch of the Confucius Institute on SUU’s campus, which is a partnership with the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters and Hunan Normal University in China. The official announcement was made on Sept. 28 at SUU and was followed by a community cultural celebration that evening at the Heritage […]


Interagency Brown Bag Lecture Series resumes with popular speaker Edward Lyman 

ST. GEORGE — The Brown Bag lecture series hosted Fridays at noon at the Interagency Information Center in St. George returns with its  most popular guest speaker, Professor Edward Leo Lyman, author of several publications on Southern Utah culture, landscapes and people. Lyman brings his acumen as a historian, author, lecturer and educator to what, the agencies’ […]

Fireworks cap off the events of the opening ceremonies of the 29th Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Senior Games opening ceremonies display pageantry, encourage friendship 

ST. GEORGE – The 29th annual Huntsman World Senior Games officially opened Tuesday evening in a ceremony full of the pageantry and inspiration befitting the nearly 10,700 senior athletes who have come to Southern Utah pursuing greatness in sport and sportsmanship. The nearly three-decades-long sporting event brings in athletes from all over the globe and is […]


Huntsman World Senior Games diary: Prepping for the games 

Darren Cole is a sports writer for St. George News and is participating in the Huntsman World Senior Games for the first time. He is compiling this diary to document his experience. So I turned 50 this year. I did not consider it much of a milestone, but I guess it is. Because I am […]

Many Miles at Live United LIVE 2014, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Live United LIVE, St. George News

2nd annual Live United LIVE combines music, charity giveaways, food 

ST. GEORGE — Can you feel it? Plans are coming together and excitement is building for the second annual “Live United LIVE,” taking place Saturday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. at Town Square in St. George. There will be food, charity giveaways and live music. Join British pop icon Howard Jones, Utah’s own country crooner Eric Dodge, the […]

Sunrise over Bryce Canyon, Utah, stock image | St. George News

Governor, officials gather in Bryce Canyon for 2015 Utah Tourism Conference 

BRYCE CANYON — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will join hundreds of tourism representatives and elected officials from across the state in Bryce Canyon this week for the 2015 Utah Tourism Conference. Hosted by the Utah Office of Tourism and the Utah Tourism Industry Association, the three-day conference started Tuesday and runs through Thursday. The sold-out […]

Tang Bing will perform a French horn concerto at the October OSU concert. Location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Emily Hepworth, St. George News

Concert, Spanish Trail car tour, chuck wagon dinner entwine with ‘Rhythm of the Drum’ 

CEDAR CITY — Thursday marks the exciting start to the Orchestra of Southern Utah’s 2015-2016 concert season: “Rhythm of Life.” The first concert in the series, “Rhythm of the Drum,” celebrates percussion and the drive it brings to music. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City. Opening the concert […]

Conservationist Harvey Locke, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Marie-Eve Marchand, St. George News

World-famous conservationist delivers ‘Keeping the Wild’ lectures on humanities, nature 

ST. GEORGE — World–renowned conservationist Harvey Locke will share his vision for the survival of nature in the 21st century with two presentations Thursday and Friday, first at Dixie State University, then in Springdale. On Thursday, at DSU’s Holland Centennial Commons Zion Room at 7 p.m., Locke will share his lecture “Green Postmodernism and the Attempted Hijacking […]


Foster parents wanted, invited to ‘Ask a Foster Parent Lunch and Learn’ 

ST. GEORGE – Families of all designs are asked to consider opening their homes to children in Southern Utah for foster care. “Ask a Foster Parent Lunch and Learn” will give prospective foster parents the chance to learn about the program, how it works and what to expect in an informal, friendly gathering Tuesday, from noon […]

Background image: Randall L. Jones Theater; foreground image: Danforth Comins as Hamlet in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of “Hamlet,” Cedar City, Utah, dates not specified | “Hamlet” photo by Karl Hugh, both images courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Shakespeare Festival panel presents at Dixie Forum 

ST. GEORGE — A panel of the Utah Shakespeare Festival actors and artists will present at the weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series Tuesday at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to […]

Church leaders stand and sing with the congregation the hymn “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” during the Saturday morning session of general conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Intellectual Reserve Inc., St. George News

LDS church members concerned about prophet following apparent near-collapse 

SALT LAKE CITY — During the Sunday morning session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 185th semiannual general conference, broadcast worldwide from Salt Lake City, President Thomas S. Monson rose to address those gathered at the conference and those watching at various places throughout the world. Following Monson’s address, church members have become very concerned — […]

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