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Division of Wildlife Resources Lt. Scott Dalebout examines a dead quagga mussel found on a boat at a watercraft checkpoint on U.S. Highway 89 near Big Water, Utah, May 13, 2015 | Photo by Heather Talley, courtesy of DWR, St. George News

Boaters beware: How a pesky quagga mussel can make you a criminal; new photos from DWR 

ST. GEORGE — By now, you may have heard about invasive quagga mussels, but what you may not know is that spreading just one of these sneaky little species can label you a criminal, cost you a hefty fine and reserve a bed with your name on it in jail. Mussels are a Skiff-Transmitted Disease, or STD, […]

Spazmatics bring ‘nerd rock’ to Casapoolooza stage; Fourth of July fun 

MESQUITE, Nev. – Fourth of July weekend is going to be a blast at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, as self-proclaimed “nerd rock” band, the Spazmatics, are set to light up the Casapoolooza stage Saturday night. This free, 21-and-over concert and pool party is the third in a series of five […]

Celtic rock band The Indulgers wowed the crowd Friday night with their unstoppable energy, Main Street Park, Cedar City, Utah, June 26, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Groovefest grooves on despite founder’s illness 

CEDAR CITY – The show-stopping sounds of the many artists who jammed their way into the hearts of thousands at the 2015 Groovefest Music and Art Festival only played second fiddle to one man; Festival Founder Tim Cretsinger, whose returning throat cancer left him unable to speak for the first year ever. Despite the illness […]

A young hunter shows the ducks he took during a guided youth hunt, location unspecified, Sept. 16, 2011 | Photo courtesy of Stacey Jones, St. George News

Guided waterfowl hunt for young hunters 

ST. GEORGE — A free hunt guided by some of Utah’s best waterfowl hunters is being held for the young people of Utah. “Each young person will be guided by an experienced waterfowl hunter,” Wyatt Bubak, one of the Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers who’ll participate in the hunt, said. “These will be high quality hunts. […]

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Where to see fireworks this Fourth of July in Southern Utah 

SOUTHERN UTAH — It’s that time of the summer for Popsicles, hot dogs, parades and, of course, fireworks! Firework restrictions for Southern Utah have been posted for anyone who wants to set off their own. For a bigger, grander display of American pride, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to fireworks and other patriotic events around Southern Utah. July […]

Utah Summer Games Arm Wrestling Tournamanet brings competitors from all over, Southern Utah University J.L. Sorenson Physical Education Building, Cedar City, Utah, June 27, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Arm Wrestling lives on at the Utah Summer Games 

CEDAR CITY – With a grimace and locked grips, men and women of all ages took turns taking each other down one match after the other Saturday afternoon in the Southern Utah University J.L. Sorenson Physical Education Building for the Utah Summer Games Arm Wrestling Tournament. The level of fun and comradery in the room was […]

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No Filter: Strategically competing in Pro Watercross Tour 

FEATURE — As the summer just keeps getting hotter, more people are flocking to water sports to cool down and make a splash … and what better timing to do so than when the Pro Watercross Tour comes to town. It’s motorcross on the water and full of action as racers reach 90 mph and perform […]

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Speed, skill on display as Watercross Tour makes splash in scenic Southern Utah; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK – The striking beauty of Sand Hollow Reservoir’s sparkling waters and red rock backdrop was on brilliant display Saturday as the reservoir and state park played host to round four of the Pro Watercross Tour where over 100 professional and amateur watercraft racers looked to make a splash in the national tour. Excessive […]

Howard Jones singing during a concert, location and date unspecified | Photo by Mikesfox via Wikimedia Commons, St. George News

Camping World of St. George announced as ‘Live United LIVE’ title sponsor 

ST. GEORGE — An agreement has just been reached with Camping World of St. George to become the title sponsor of this fall’s “Live United LIVE” music festival, announced Thursday by Program Director Jeffrey Hall. The music festival benefits charities supported by United Way Dixie and will be staged Oct. 10 in the St. George Town Square. Thanks […]

Mike Parsons and Creek Stewart while in Florida, Wewahitchka, Flordia, undated | Photo courtesy of The Weather Channel, St. George News

Utah resident appears on ‘Fat Guys in the Woods’ 

ST. GEORGE — Utah resident Mike Parsons is appearing on The Weather Channel Sunday at 7 p.m. during a new episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods.” Parsons, of West Jordan, said he is big fan of all kinds of survival shows. After seeing the first episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods” he went online, searched for the […]

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Classic tale, free production, youth camp round out summer at Brigham’s Playhouse 

WASHINGTON CITY – Brigham’s Playhouse in Washington City currently has two theatrical offerings underway to tempt theatergoers in from the heat and take them back in time to the old pioneer playhouse days of Southern Utah’s origins. Additionally, Brigham’s Playhouse is preparing for the final installation of its Summer Youth Theatre Camp. Based on the beloved young […]

Mountainland Kitchen and Bath Studio ribbon cutting, St. George, Utah, June 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Susi Lafaele, St. George News

Mountainland Supply opens new retail studio in Boulevard Home Furnishings; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — An exciting new business partnership between the Boulevard Home Furnishings and Mountainland Kitchen and Bath Studio was sealed Friday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and, the public is invited to an open house celebration Saturday to experience Mountainland’s first satellite retail showroom. The wholesale plumbing and irrigation supplier is steeped in Utah history from its beginnings […]

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‘George, Streetfest’ hosts 4th of July parade preview 

ST. GEORGE — “George, Streetfest on Main” has announced its cooperation with the City of St. George’s Fourth of July Celebration in hosting of the Parade Float Preview, Friday from 6-10 p.m. With First Friday falling one day before July 4, residents will experience back-to-back celebrations starting with George, Streetfest Friday evening then moving to Vernon […]

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Workshop discusses edible landscapes to feed your family 

ST. GEORGE — A workshop discussing edible landscapes will be presented at the Tonaquint Nature Center Saturday at 10 a.m. by Sandia Farms & Greenhouses. From landscape to table, this workshop designs a landscape to feed your family. The free workshop will be held in Tonaquint Park, located at 1851 S. Dixie Drive in St. George. Event details What: […]

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Sunset on the Square: Celebrate with movie night, star watching, charities 

ST. GEORGE — “Sunset on the Square” will feature the movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” Friday at Town Square in downtown St. George as part of the nonprofit night festivities. Sunset on the Square is a free community event sponsored by local businesses and organizations. “This is an event that we do each year […]

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