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A treasure hunt for the frugal shopper 

ST. GEORGE — Remember those treasure hunts you used to go on as a child? That feeling of finding a little piece of treasure, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant? One may say there’s no better feeling in the world. This sensation is what frugal shoppers search high and low for. Traders Discount Markets […]

Bike & Build athletes pose for a photo, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, St. George News

Meet Bike & Build cyclists, pedaling to develop affordable housing; food trucks, potluck 

ST. GEORGE — Cyclists on the Southern U.S. team of the nonprofit Bike & Build Inc. will pedal into St. George Wednesday to promote the need for and importance of affordable housing, not only in Utah, but nationwide. Hosted through a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah and the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, the athletes will spend Thursday […]

"In Spite of Ourselves," Maggie Hollinbeck and Larry Bull at The Grind Coffee House, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the REACH Facebook page, St. George News

Late night festival offerings include the ‘Reach Cabaret’ 

CEDAR CITY — Actors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival come together once again to put on weekly Cabarets as part of “Really Eager Actors Crying Hire” fundraising efforts. These company members sing, dance and perform to raise money to bring artistic directors and casting agents from across the country to Cedar City to audition festival […]

L-R: DXATC CNC machining instructor Mike Shrout, DXATC and Dixie High School student Thomas "Ike" Urquhart at the DXATC campus in St. George shortly after returning from Kentucky with the SKILLS USA National Gold Medal. St. George, Utah, July 2, 2015 | Photo courtesy of DXATC, St. George News

Senator’s son, student of DXATC, Dixie High, wins gold in national Skills USA competition 

ST. GEORGE — Thomas “Ike” Urquhart of Dixie Applied Technology College finished in first place in the secondary division of CNC milling competition. Ike Urquhart took home the gold medal while competing against 31 other state champions at the National Skills USA Competition in Kentucky. Ike Urquhart, a senior at Dixie High School, has been attending the […]

Guests partied it up for Fourth of July concert with the Spazmatics at Casapoolooza, CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, Mesquite, Nevada, July 4, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

4th of July Casapoolooza party-goers get their nerd on with Spazmatics 

MESQUITE, Nev. – Whether it was a chance to relive the ’80s, bring out their inner nerd or just enjoy a warm and balmy evening poolside, hundreds turned out for the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino’s Casapoolooza on the Fourth of July, featuring the Spazmatics. The Spazmatics promised to bring the fun and funk of classic ’80s and […]


U.S. has first measles death in 12 years 

SEATTLE — Measles killed a Washington woman in the spring — the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25, health officials said Thursday. The case wasn’t related to a recent measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations, according to […]

Historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre to close its doors after the 2015 season, Cedar City, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Fond goodbye events before ‘Wooden O’ theatre closes doors; Utah Shakespeare Festival 

CEDAR CITY — The Utah Shakespeare Festival will say a fond farewell to the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre at the end of the summer, looking forward to the 2016 season where audiences will experience the festival with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center of the Arts at Southern Utah University and the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre. Before the lights dim forever […]


Protecting your pet from heat hazards; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – With temperatures well into the 100s in Southern Utah, it’s important to be aware of a few hazards your pets face. Asphalt can burn paw pads, hot cars can kill and a shadeless yard can result in heatstroke. Asphalt Asphalt retains heat throughout the night, allowing it to reach extreme temperatures during the day. The rule […]

L-R: Dunking booth; fireworks; snow cones aplenty among many  eats and treats offered. Venues:  Vernon Worthen Park and Dixie SunBowl, Fourth of July festivities, St. George, Utah, July 4, 2015 | Photos by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Hot time in the old town: St. George celebrates the Fourth; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Citizens young and old gathered throughout Utah’s Dixie Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. Activities included music and merriment as St. Georgians came out in the hot and somewhat humid weather to barbecue, enjoy treats, slip, slide, dance and play during the summer day and into the evening at both Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 400 East, and […]

Cedar City Fire Department firefighters prep the cannons for Saturday night's fireworks display, Cedar City, Utah, July 4, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Ready for blastoff: Firefighters, mayor setup for big show; STGnews Photo Gallery 

CEDAR CITY – In the heat of the high desert afternoon sun, 10 firefighters quickly and carefully loaded hundreds of fireworks into the cannons that will shoot them high into the air Saturday night for Cedar City’s annual Independence Day pyrotechnics display. Along with the men, Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson got her hands dirty […]

Cannons used to fire booms in the wee hours of Fourth of July mornings, Cedar City, Utah, July 4, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Bring on the booms: Age-old Independence Day tradition blasts residents out of bed 

CEDAR CITY – Early Saturday morning, 6 a.m. to be exact, Cedar City residents awoke to four resounding booms throughout the town that shook homes, set off car alarms and sent family dogs into a frenzy. It was all part of a Cedar City Fire Department Independence Day tradition so old, no one seems to […]

Jazmine Slama and other torchbearers celebrate the lighting of the Flame of Hope at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Southern Utah athlete, police officer hit pavement in nationwide Special Olympics torch run; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The Special Olympics torch came through Southern Utah Friday as part of a nationwide torch run to celebrate the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles. The torch has been on the road since May 26 — one of three “Flame of Hope” torches that departed from Washington, D.C. The three torch runs will come […]

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Residents brave rainy weather to show LGBT pride; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – In celebration of the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, a gay pride event was held at Bluff Street Park in St. George Friday evening. People and even their pets were bedecked in rainbow colors to show solidarity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Face painters were […]

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Gov. Herbert thanks military heroes this Independence Day 

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary R. Herbert called military veterans Friday to thank them for their service as part of “Call Your Military Hero Day.” The governor encourages all Utahns to reach out to military veterans and active duty military personnel this Fourth of July weekend. “Independence Day is a great opportunity to thank those […]

Jacob Hebdon creates a work of street art during the "George Streetfest," on Main Street, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Main Street jams with double the crowd for ‘George Streetfest'; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE — The second installment of the “George Streetfest” ushered in the Fourth of July holiday weekend in grand style Friday night as crowds descended on Main Street to participate in what is quickly becoming the biggest and hottest party in Southern Utah. With a mixture of art, vendors, food, alcoholic beverages, music and more, […]

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