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Elder D. Todd Christofferson, an apostle of the Church Christ of Latter-day Saints, addresses Utah lawmakers and others at a press conference introducing Utah Bill 296, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy by Intellectual Reserve, Inc., courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George News

Nondiscrimination, religious liberties bill unveiled, praised by officials 

SALT LAKE CITY – Proposed legislation aiming to safeguard religious liberties while also extending protections in housing and employment to the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens was introduced Wednesday afternoon. The proposed bill is praised by state leaders, gay rights groups and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The […]

L-R: "No Filter Show" Co-hosts Grady Sinclair, Paul Ford, visiting the castle on the point over the Bloomington subdivision of St. George, Utah, March 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Lone castle over Bloomington 

ST. GEORGE – Where there is a castle, there must be treasure, right? So thought the co-hosts of the “No Filter Show” as they mused over the solitary octagonal pink edifice that stands at the end point on the bluff between the Tonaquint region of St. George to the north and the Bloomington subdivision to the south. […]

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On the EDge: Medicinal cannabis moves a step closer to legalization in Utah … yes, Utah 

OPINION – There was a time when people barely whispered the word. Now? Well, even the Utah Legislature is talking out loud about marijuana. So are a lot of other people, and in a positive way. This week, the Utah Senate will take action on a bill entitled Medical Cannabis Amendments, SB 259, written by […]

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BLM invites nominations for Reclamation, Sustainable Mineral Development awards 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for the 2015 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is April 22. “The BLM awards program showcases sustainable development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” said […]


Heavy traffic on I-15 through Virgin River Gorge; Las Vegas NASCAR weekend 

ST. GEORGE — With a NASCAR racing event held Friday-Sunday expected to draw more than 250,000 fans this week to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Arizona Department of Transportation is urging motorists traveling on Interstate 15 in the far northwestern corner of Arizona to allow extra travel time as the anticipated increase in traffic moves through an […]

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Relationship Connection: How can I tell my husband I don’t love him anymore? 

Question My husband and I have been together for going on 10 years. He is a wonderful man, very hardworking, honest, treats me well, is a good father, et cetera. The problem is me. I have fallen out of love with him. I want to love him. I have tried a lot of things, including […]

PAWSitively Unique Boutique celebrates grand reopening, new location 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George P.A.W.S., providing animals with support, invites the public to celebrate the grand reopening of their unique thrift store, PAWsitively Unique Boutique Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The thrift store, designed to raise money to help homeless animals, has moved to a new, larger location on the corner […]

Jet ski race on the Pro Watercross Tour, location not specified, pre-2015 | Photo courtesy of Pro Watercross Tour, St. George News

St. George hosts Pro Watercross Racing event 

ST. GEORGE — St. George and Sand Hollow State Park have been selected to host one of the national stops during this summer’s Pro Watercross Tour — the country’s leading personal watercraft racing circuits – June 27-28. “We are excited to welcome St. George to our family of host cities,” Pro Watercross Managing Director Nicholas Handler said. “After experiencing […]

The Southern Utah Heritage Choir, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Southern Utah Heritage Choir, St. George News

Heritage Choir presents ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ 

ST. GEORGE — All are welcome as the Southern Utah Heritage Choir will present a musical fireside, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” Sunday at 7 p.m. in the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St. in St. George. As a tribute to the wonder of God’s creations, the Heritage Choir will feature music and the spoken word […]

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‘Ride for Heroes’ poker run benefits firefighters, emergency responders; tickets on sale 

WASHINGTON CITY — The fourth annual “Ride for Heroes Poker Run and Benefit” will begin and end at Zion Harley Davidson, 2345 N. Coral Canyon Blvd. in Washington, Saturday, offering participants a fun ride, great music and prizes, all for the benefit of Southern Utah firefighters and first responders. “This will be the biggest and best so […]

"No Filter Show" Co-host Grady Sinclair makes a remarkable find while geocaching in St. George, Utah, February 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Geocaching in St. George 

ST. GEORGE – It’s a hide and seek, a treasure hunt, a race and an adventure all wrapped up in one, it’s geocaching and it’s literally everywhere across the globe. Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair go geocaching together in St. George and one takes a trip back … to the future in this Episode 30 of the […]

Byron Stripling, jazz artist sings during a concert, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Celebrity Concert Series, St. George News

Byron Stripling Orchestra performs for Celebrity Concert Series 

ST. GEORGE — Byron Stripling Orchestra will perform during the Celebrity Concert Series Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Performing Arts Center on the Dixie State University campus, 385 S. 700 East in St. George. Byron Stripling is a spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into […]

String Gold Cup recital in Cedar City, Utah, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Sara Penny, St. George News

Music Festivals bring hundreds of students together for competition, scholarships; public welcome 

CEDAR CITY — Over 500 music students from throughout Southern Utah will converge in Cedar City for both string and piano music festivals March 7 and 14, respectively.  The students will play two memorized pieces for a panel of three judges to receive written commentary and earn points for Gold Cup trophies. String students start on March 7 at Canyon […]

Scott Colton, president of Cache Valley bank, location and date unspecified | Photo of Colton courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Bank president speaks on Southern Utah banking; business, ethics forum 

ST. GEORGE — Scott Colton, president of Cache Valley Bank will present “Banking in the Communities of Southern Utah” Thursday at noon at the Business and Ethics Forum held in the Boeing Auditorium, Room 121, of the Udvar-Hazy Business Building on the Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East in St George. Colton has […]

Pine View senior Panthers Left: Garrett Bowker, Chaz Petersen, Jed Newby, Carter Milne, and Blake Ence, Pine View High School, St. George, Utah, Feb. 28, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Pine View team savors victory, returns home with police escort; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Accompanied by police escort, the Pine View Panthers returned home Saturday night, bringing their high school its third state basketball championship after beating Region 9 rival Dixie, 46-43, in the 3A championship game in West Valley City. Family, friends, faculty and students gathered with cheers of congratulations to welcome the team home. Watch the video: Click the play arrow    center of image top of this […]

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