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Forefront L-R: Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Ardella Heiner. Heiner was honored as daughter of Henry and Susanna Gubler, one of the city’s founding couples. LaVerkin "Founders Day" celebration, LaVerkin, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo courtesy of  Jeanette Benson, St. George News

Residents, governor pay respect to LaVerkin Founders 

LAVERKIN – The rain did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance at the first LaVerkin Founders Day Celebration, Saturday. In fact, some attendees, including LaVerkin City Administrator Kyle Gubler, said the rain was fitting because the city’s founders always prayed for it. “They wouldn’t complain a bit about it and the show would go […]

Cotton Days Celebration held in Washington City, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Cotton Days kicks off with parade, tractor pull, festivities; STGnews photo gallery 

WASHINGTON CITY – Tractors and classic cars dominated the landscape at the Washington City Cotton Days Celebration which kicked off its slate of week-plus long activities Saturday morning. The fun started with an early morning 5K and Lions Club breakfast served up by Washington City leaders. A cheerful parade brightened the cloudy day with colorful clowns, classic cars, […]

Racers come through mile marker six during the Southern Utah Half Marathon, St. George, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Views from mile marker 6; Southern Utah Half Marathon; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – In the early morning darkness Saturday, friends, family and even total strangers gathered together at mile marker 6 of the Southern Utah Half Marathon to provide racers with GU energy gels, Gatorade, water and words of encouragement to help them on their way to finishing 13.1 miles. Anticipation was high as volunteers set […]

U.S. Pro Champion Meredith Kessler, Ironman 70.3 St. George. St. George, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo courtesy of St. George and Zion National Park Tourism, St. George News

Athletes flock to St. George for Ironman 70.3; one week to race day 

ST. GEORGE — Thousands of athletes from across the world are making their way to an expected sunny St. George for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 St. George North American Pro Championship that will take place on May 2. The race marks the sixth consecutive year that St. George has hosted an Ironman triathlon. This year the event […]


Allergies rising, allergenic trees in Southern Utah, what to do; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – This year’s warm winter temperatures have pushed up pollen levels and increased suffering for many who are affected by outdoor allergies. Pollen levels are very high right now in the St. George area, said Dr. Kenneth Pinna, of Southwest Allergy and Asthma. Pollen levels in Cedar City and northern Utah are also high, […]

Homemade pasta is prepared in front of guests by the Dixie Applied Technology College's Culinary Academy at the Southern Utah Culinary Festival held at Vernon Worthen ParkSt. George, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Sweet, savory, spicy; culinary festival in the park; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE — Dark skies greeted crowds Friday evening at the third annual Southern Utah Culinary Festival but occasional winds and a spotty drizzle did little to deter guests from enjoying the melange of edibles offered by the locally owned and operated restaurants presenting their fares at the event. Held at Vernon Worthen Park on the corner of […]

The Piano Guys | Image composite, St. George News

The Piano Guys are coming to Tuacahn; tickets going fast 

IVINS — Tickets are now on sale for The Piano Guys, coming to Tuacahn Oct. 22-23, as part of the Tuacahn 20th Anniversary celebration. Tickets went on sale Thursday and tickets are going fast, a Tuacahn spokesperson said. Tickets range in price from $49.50-$59.50. Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys are made up of four dads who became […]

Former Dixie State University professor Varlo Davenport was fired from his position in the midst of allegations made by a student, date and location of photo not specified | Foreground photo courtesy of "Reinstate Varlo Davenport" group, St. George News

Fired DSU professor faces charges in alleged assault case 

ST. GEORGE – A charge brought against a former Dixie State University professor, fired from the school in December 2014 after a student alleged he assaulted her during a classroom acting exercise, has been referred to the City of St. George for prosecution. The allegations against Varlo Davenport, former theater professor at DSU, were originally […]

Motorcyclists drive during the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, St. George News

Kyle Petty Charity Ride announces stops in Bryce Canyon, Moab, Cedar City 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has announced the route for its 21st anniversary motorcycle trek, with stops in Bryce Canyon, Cedar City and Moab May 4-7. The ride has overnight stops in Bryce Canyon on May 4 and Moab on May 5. The ride will stop in Cedar City on May 4 from […]

Mt. Trumbull wilderness looking south towards the Grand Canyon, Arizona, circa 2006 | Public domain photo, St. George News

BLM plans pile burns near Mt. Trumbull 

ST. GEORGE — Fire managers are planning to burn piles from road thinning work near Mt. Trumbull on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, 65 miles south of St. George, starting the end of April and lasting through mid-May. Smoke may be present and emissions will be managed in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations. […]

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Plant lady teaches trees, shrubs workshop 

ST. GEORGE — Bonnie Pendleton, fondly referred to as the plant lady, will teach a free workshop titled “Tried and true trees and shrubs” Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Drive in St. George. Pendleton will show how to protect your landscape investment in these woody plants, including pruning and proper care […]

TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – 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 to help you get started. Click on any of the […]


Cotton Days Celebration brings festival, parade, family events 

WASHINGTON CITY — Washington City has packed the week with races, festivals, a parade and more for the Cotton Days beginning Saturday and continuing through May 8. Events include a 5K, mayor’s walk, two pancake breakfasts, a tractor pull, car show, festival, rodeo, barrel racing, movie in the park, swing dancing, ice cream, golf and softball tournaments […]


Gov. Herbert visits LaVerkin for Founders Day celebration 

LAVERKIN – The city of LaVerkin will be bustling with activity Saturday as it gets set to celebrate its first ever Founders Day, honoring the first settlers of the city as well as those who made the city become what it is today. A host of fun activities has been planned for attendees including a free breakfast, […]

Kayenta Street Painting Festival, Ivins, Utah, April 13, 2013 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

Chalk in Kayenta for the weekend: Street Painting Festival returns 

IVINS — Street painting combines the passion of artists with crowd appreciation at the fifth annual Kayenta Arts Foundation Street Painting Festival Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Ivins. With the asphalt of the Kayenta Art Village as a canvas, pastels and chalk as the medium, large painted murals will unfold at the feet of thousands […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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