St George News

This photograph titled "Snow Canyon Glory" earned photographer R.J. Hooper a place among nine finalists in Emerging Pro Photo Competition; taken at Snow Canyon State Park, Ivins, Utah, September 2014 | Photo courtesy of R.J. Hooper, St. George News

Fire Capt. makes finals in national photography contest with ‘Snow Canyon Glory’ 

ST. GEORGE– A captain with the St. George Fire Department has proven his skills reach far beyond the flames as he places among top emerging photographers in the nation with his nomination as a finalist in the Eighth Annual Emerging Pro Contest. Rob J. Hooper, who photographs under the name R.J. Hooper Photography, made it through the first phase […]

Students at Kanab High School restore the city's antique Nativity scene, Kanab, Utah, date not specified | Screenshot from video by Joshua Baird, St. George News

Saving the Nativity: Kanab students restore decades-old city Christmas scene 

KANAB – Three decades is long enough to wait for a face-lift – at least, that was the opinion of one group of Kanab High School students. This year, students in Joshua Baird’s art class at Kanab High School undertook a project of life-size proportions, restoring the Kanab community’s almost-life-size Nativity scene, which is approximately 33 years old. (story […]


Sunday Circular: Deals for the final days of holiday shopping 

ST. GEORGE – Making a list and checking it twice? With Christmas just one and a half weeks away, area retailers are offering deals and discounts to help you find and buy your presents at any of these stores: Ace Hardware, Ashley Furniture, Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Big 5, Tuesday Morning, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, […]

Mckinlee Albrecht, 8, helped deliver toys to children for the Toys for Tots program, St. George, Utah, Dec. 20, 2014 |Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Toys for Tots delivers Christmas blessings with community support; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — About 68 cars and trucks showed up at the warehouse on 3050 E. 450 N. Saturday, where an estimated 11,000 toys including 64 bikes were stored and prepared for delivery to underprivileged children for Christmas. About 265 toy deliveries for the Toys for Tots Foundation were completed between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. “For […]

The Kuhn home, located on Heritage Drive in St. George, decorated for Christmas and hosting a Bikers Against Child Abuse fundraiser, Dec. 20, 2014, St. George, Utah | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

Homeowners transform home into a brightly lit castle, raise funds for Bikers Against Child Abuse 

ST. GEORGE – Bikers Against Child Abuse, joined with the Kuhn family at their home on Heritage Drive in St. George – referred to by passersby as “the castle” this Christmas season for its extravagant lighted decor – to hold a fundraiser Saturday night for B.A.C.A. efforts in Southern Utah. “B.A.C.A. is a group of bikers that […]

The Hernandez family pose for a picture with Santa Claus who brought them presents as part of the KONY Coins for Kids and USMC Toys for Tots program, St. George, Utah, Dec. 19, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Virtual sleighloads of volunteers shop, wrap, deliver Christmas gifts to needy families; STGnews Videocast, photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the county Santa Claus was delivering gifts to those in need of some care. The collecting of names, a shopping spree, and a day of gift wrapping led to placing gifts under needy families’ Christmas trees. KONY Coins for Kids, a nonprofit organization that brings Christmas gifts to […]


Self-reliance workshop teaches women self protection, prevention, empowerment; reservation deadline 

ST. GEORGE — A workshop on how assaults on girls and women are planned, progress and, most importantly, can be prevented will be conducted during the luncheon of the St. George Branch of the American Association of University Women, or AAUW, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 185 S. 1470 E. in St. George. […]

Patty Christensen's new home, filled with friends and family, Dec. 18, 2014 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Habitat for Humanity delivers new home just in time for Christmas; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah held a ceremony celebrating the completion of Patty Christensen’s new home Thursday evening. The house is located on West 300 South in historic downtown St. George, and took close to a year and a half to plan and build. Thousands of hours of fundraising and volunteering went into […]


Fire Chief gives reminders for holiday fire safety, tips for tree disposal 

ST. GEORGE – During the holiday season, many people have decorated their houses with lights, trees, and other holiday decorations, and trees can start drying out if not tended to properly; and in a week or two those live trees will need to be disposed of. St. George Fire Department Fire Chief Robert Stoker has some […]

Dixie Direct Savings Guide CEO Tony Chambers awards Santa Clara Elementary School and its students for selling savings guide books, Santa Clara, Utah, Dec. 18, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Elementary school presented with $6,707 check, students rewarded for selling books 

SANTA CLARA — Dixie Direct Saving Guide CEO Tony Chambers presented a $6,707.50 check to Santa Clara Elementary School Thursday morning and awarded three students with Apple iPad Minis for selling Dixie Direct Savings Guidebooks. Dixie Direct, an 18-year-old southern Utah-based advertising agency, has provided fundraising opportunities for students within Washington County schools as they sell Dixie Direct […]

A freezing snowman and a friendly Santa Claus stand in one of many yards decorated for the holidays, Cedar City, Utah, Dec. 17, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Holidays made bright with Christmas lights in Iron County; STGnews Videocast, photo gallery 

IRON COUNTY – The stars aren’t the only thing shining in Iron County during December. The holiday light displays throughout the community are dazzling to say the least. Cedar City is transformed into a winter wonderland – featuring a backyard stroll down Candy Cane Lane and an entire neighborhood temporarily transformed into Christmas Lane. (story continues […]


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 with our list of events to help you get started. Click […]


BLM seeks comment on environmental assessments, May 2015 oil, gas lease sale 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management Utah Color Country District is seeking public comment on environmental assessments analyzing the BLM’s proposal to offer 14 parcels covering 15,062 acres in the Richfield and Cedar City Field Offices at the May 2015 oil and gas lease sale. The EAs analyzed 23 parcels covering 25,874 acres. Maps […]


Is it really a disorder or all in your head? Neurofeedback shows otherwise 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — Imagine a world where issues like autism, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, and addiction are a thing of the past, a world in which people no longer suffer from these ailments and their minds function properly. Neurofeedback treatment is bringing the world closer to that goal every day. What people often refer […]

School district graduation rates steadily rising, intervention programs key 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County School District has issued a press release regarding high school graduation rates for the class of 2014. Collected data shows a steady increase in graduating seniors over the past four years. “The overall graduation rate for seniors in the Washington County School District continues on the rise,” the press […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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