St George News


Getting stuffed: Stretching your stomach to its max capacity 

FEATURE – Everybody knows Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and reflecting on one’s blessings – but let’s be real: Thanksgiving is also about feasting. You only get that scrumptious turkey dinner with all the trimmings once a year, so make it count by following a few key stomach-stretching tips to enable maximum gorge-ability on turkey […]

Kids enjoying a 4D movie ride at Laser Mania located 67 E. St. George Blvd. #10, St George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Laser Mania, St. George News

A-List: Family fun at Laser Mania 

OPINION – Thanksgiving is an opportune time to make new memories with the ones you are most thankful for. Whether it’s with family you call friends, or friends you call family – many of us travel far and wide to ensure we eat the tastiest meal of the year with the ones we love. So what’s the best go-to […]

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Expressing gratitude can make you happier 

ST. GEORGE – Experts, and common sense, tell us that expressing gratitude can help us develop a more positive outlook on life and even make us happier. It’s easy to get caught up in complaining, but focusing on the good rather than the negative can make a big difference, therapist Jeffery J. Ford said. “When we can […]


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 […]

Travis Fullmer, a nurse manager at Valley View Medical Center, talks with a young patient, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare, St. George News

3 Southern Utah hospitals honored 

SOUTHERN UTAH – All three hospitals in the Southwest Region of Intermountain Healthcare recently announced they have been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in quality and patient satisfaction. This means these three Southwest Region hospitals are in the top 25 percent among all acute care hospitals in the nation. The three Intermountain hospitals that make up the Southwest Region are Dixie […]

St. George Races announces Black Friday discounts on 2015 race entries 

ST. GEORGE – National “Hug a Runner” day was Nov. 20, but there is no reason to stop showing that special runner in your life how much you love them. St. George Races has made it easier than ever to keep the appreciation going through the holidays and into the new year. This year, on […]


Relationship Connection: My children have questions about my dying ex-husband 

Question My husband left my children and me more than 20 years ago for another woman. He was addicted to pornography and had multiple affairs, ultimately ending in his decision to divorce. My grown children, especially two of my sons, are still left with a lot of pain from the rejection and his emotional abuse […]

St. George Temple lighting ceremony, St. George, Utah, Nov. 23, 2012 | Photo by Sandie Divan, St. George News

LDS Temple lighting ceremony to light up the night 

ST. GEORGE — The day after Thanksgiving, the Christmas season will be welcomed in at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints St. George Temple during the annual temple lighting ceremony. Thousands of lights will illuminate the temple grounds; the life-size, narrated Nativity scene will be set up for visitors to view and hear throughout the Christmas season; […]

Volunteers gather for a Basket Brigade event at Stephen Wade Auto, St. George, Utah, Nov. 22, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Basket Brigade, St. George News

Utah Basket Brigade brings Thanksgiving cheer to families in need 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah Basket Brigade, an organization that delivers Thanksgiving dinner baskets to families in need in St. George and the surrounding areas, served 150 families through an event held in St. George Saturday. “Each family that is helped is for a special reason; they may have just lost a family member, a job or even […]


No Filter: Free wheeling with the mayor in Dixie; Flyers, dancing, art, theater 

ST. GEORGE – In a delightful Episode 6 of the “No Filter Show” St. George Mayor Jon Pike rolls a 10-point strike with Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair in an uncommon spin about town, capped off with an enthusiastic segué, you might say, over to Dixie High School’s Walt Brooks Stadium to celebrate the Flyers’ recent football championship. It’s a […]


Red Cross asks for holiday blood donations; scheduled blood drive locations 

ST. GEORGE — The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season: a lifesaving blood donation. Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel. Severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can also have a serious impact on […]

L-R: Rebekah Pectol, Randy Carter, Bill Wolfe, credit union employee. SouthWest Community Credit Union awards prizes to Carter and Wolfe, donated for the United Way Dixie Ball Drop for Charity. St. George, Utah, Nov. 19, 2014| Photo courtesy of United Way Dixie Executive Director Rebekah Pectol, St. George News

Credit union presents 3rd, 4th ball drop prizes; Ivins man pays it forward to aid Guatemalan children 

ST. GEORGE — Third grand prize and fourth prize awarded in the fall’s “United Way Dixie Ball Drop for Charity” were presented by sponsor SouthWest Community Credit Union in St. George Wednesday: $1,000 to Ivins resident Bill Wolfe and an Apple iPad to St. George resident Randy Carter.  Wolfe turned right around the same day, he said, […]


Santa for Seniors: volunteers create Christmas cheer for hundreds of seniors 

ST. GEORGE – Southern Utah volunteers are needed for adopting seniors living in assisted living and skilled nursing communities this holiday season in the third annual Santa for Seniors. “The family who adopted me last year made me feel so loved and I remember thinking that the Lord had really blessed me with their visit,” said Cheryl […]


Community welcome at Red Rock Canyon School Thanksgiving dinner 

ST. GEORGE – A Thanksgiving tradition started over 40 years ago continues at the Red Rock Canyon School, 747 East St. George Blvd., in St. George Thursday as the students, faculty and volunteers roll out a Thanksgiving dinner for the community. The school has been preparing for the dinner since August, said Tami McCloughan, who […]

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Important safety tips to stay safe, shop smart this holiday season 

ST. GEORGE – The holiday season is here, and with only three days left until Black Friday shopping begins, shopping safety is at the top of many people’s mind. As holiday shoppers look to take advantage of great deals and would be criminals look to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers, it’s important to shop smart. […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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