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Last chance; enjoy St. George Art Museum’s permanent collection; free admission Halloween 

ST. GEORGE – In the spirit of Halloween, the St. George Art Museum’s permanent collection, which has never before been seen in its entirety, is about to go back in storage and into the dark after being on display since early August. On October 31, as a special treat, art lovers in costume to view […]


When the safety of immunizations comes into question 

FEATURE — Know anyone who has had small pox lately? How about polio? Diphtheria? Once global health threats of literally epidemic proportions, these and other diseases have largely been eradicated, due almost entirely to immunizations. Nationally, the basic childhood immunization series is commonly referred to as the 4:3:1:3:3:1 series: 4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 […]

Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams speaks at his presidential inauguration ceremony, M. Anthony Burns Arena, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

Williams: We want this to be a university town; Dixie State inauguration ceremony 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University held an inauguration ceremony on Thursday, inducting Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams as the University’s 18th President, a celebration included as part of Dixie’s homecoming week. The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries, including Mayor Jon Pike, Mayor of St. George. “I want to extend a warm welcome to President Biff Williams,” […]


Make a difference at the Millcreek Canyon Cleanup 

ST. GEORGE—The Boiling Springs Ecoseum and Desert Preserve are encouraging the community to get together for a Millcreek clean up on Saturday at 9 a.m. After a great response and 200 volunteers at the cleanup efforts at the Boilers, many even asked when it would be happening again. This Saturday is an opportunity to gather as […]


Explore educational opportunities with Dixie State’s Institute for Continued Learning 

FEATURE—Surrounded by new friends, Susan Doughman moves a colored pencil across a sheet of crisp, white paper. After skillfully swapping one colored pencil for another and carefully shading a figure, the once-blank paper is transformed into a beautiful work of art. At other times, Doughman discusses the plot twists of the latest bestseller with fellow retired […]


Bat tests positive for rabies in Grand Canyon National Park 

GRAND CANYON—A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. All visitors to Grand Canyon, including those who are recreating in the backcountry and on the Colorado River, are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and be alert to potential interactions with […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is 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. Halloween activities are poised to take over Southern Utah for the remainder of October and much more. You will […]

A crowd waits for the sunset near the end of the Delicate Arch Trail, Arches National Park, Utah, Sept. 14, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Explore: 3 essential tips for visiting Utah’s most-frequented natural spectacle 

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK — In a remote cavity of Arches National Park, the sun sets and a strange phenomenon occurs: Flocks of manic professional photographers stake out tripod space, literally shoulder to shoulder, on the edge of a sunken orange cliff. These beauty specialists know what they’re doing; snapping Utah’s most notorious structure during the sunset glow is […]


Letter to the Editor: Women’s issues? Not 

OPINION – For some folks, The American Association of University Women might sound like a way for its members to assure one another that their college education was not wasted in a world of diapers, dishes and dusting. For others it might sound “snobby” or an “uppity” way for women to flaunt their education in order […]


Springdale Elementary aids community education with ‘Open Arms Alliance’ 

SPRINGDALE — Springdale Elementary will present “The Six Technology Tools Everyone Should Be Using” on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. taught by Derek Larsen, as part of the school’s “Open Arms Alliance,” a program it is organizing to offer opportunities for the public to come into the school and take advantage of educational programs and […]

OCT 23 Phillip Phillips in Concert

Dixie State brings ‘American Idol’ Phillip Phillips in concert; ticket options 

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie State University Student Association will present “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips in concert, Tuesday. The concert, in conjunction with Dixie State University’s Homecoming Week, will round out a week of activities in celebration of the inauguration of Dixie State’s 18th president, Dr. Richard “Biff” Williams. Tickets may be purchased online or by telephone, 435-652-7800, or at DSU […]

Spooky Town Fair offers ‘spooktacular’ fun, raises funds for school district 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District Foundation, with the help of the St. George Chamber of Commerce, will host a Halloween-themed Spooky Town Fair Friday and Saturday at St. George Town Square, 50 S. Main St. in St. George. The event will feature carnival games and bounce houses, food vendors, costume and pumpkin […]


Switchpoint grand opening with United Way Dixie Ball Drop 

ST. GEORGE — Join the community for tasty barbecue and prize giveaway at noon Friday during the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for SwitchPoint and Community Resource Center located at 948 N. 1300 West in St. George. Local radio personalities from Cherry Creek Radio will be broadcasting live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. adding to the community excitement. […]

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Tricks, treats, spooky fun at haunted dinosaur tracks 

KANAB — Join the Bureau of Land Management-Utah Kanab Field Office and partners Saturday for their annual trick or treat event at the Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Tracksite. Take family and friends on a Halloween adventure through one of the most diversified concentrations of prehistoric animal footprints in North America — right in Kanab’s backyard. Come prepared for […]


Livestock, Heritage Festival promises a woolly good time, ‘Bringing in the Sheep’ 

ST. GEORGE – The Sheep Parade is the highlight event of the Cedar Livestock & Heritage Festival and probably one of the most unique parades in the country.  On Saturday at 10 a.m., approximately 1,000 head of sheep will be herded from Cedar Mountain pastures down Cedar City’s Main Street, providing spectators an exciting glimpse […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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