St George News


McIntyre rejoins race for Iron County Sheriff 

CEDAR CITY — A recent write-in option for the November sheriff election in Iron County pits incumbent Sheriff Mark O. Gower against Sgt. Dave McIntyre. In the April 2014 Republican caucus, Gower beat out McIntyre with 72 percent of the votes. Gower continued on to the general election, and McIntyre has had plenty of time to reflect […]

SEPT 1 Lt. Gov kicks off

Campaign aims to empower young people to register, vote, sign up, speak out 

SALT LAKE CITY – With Election Day just two months away, the Utah Lt. Governor’s Office Thursday launched The 2014 Road to Registration Tour, a new awareness campaign aimed at encouraging young Utahns to register, and ultimately, vote in the 2014 election. The Tour kicked off on the University of Utah campus with comments by […]

MAR 16 Red Cross Training

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges developing emergency plan 

SALT LAKE CITY — Disasters can strike at any time, and  the American Red Cross, encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month in September and join America’s PrepareAthon, creating a disaster plan for their household that can help keep people safe in an emergency. “Having an emergency plan is an important step […]

House No. 1 in the Cedar City Festival of Homes features include a music studio, indoor RV parking and an outside kitchen in the backyard. Cedar City September 1, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Festival of Homes provides panorama of homebuilding design; indoor theaters to outdoor kitchens 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City community members currently in the market for a new home, or wanting to see the latest trends in homebuilding are welcome to attend the 20th annual Cedar City Festival of Homes hosted by the Iron County Home Builders Association. The 2014 Festival features a total of 14 homes spread throughout […]

Iron County Fair parade, Parowan, Utah, Sept. 1, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Maile Wilson, St. George News

Iron County fairgoers pay tribute to American heritage 

PAROWAN — The Iron County Fair, themed “Proud to be American,” drew in large crowds from Thursday to Monday with events ranging from rodeos, baby contests, exhibits, races, a carnival, dance and more. It’s not too late to take part in some of the fair’s festivities as the fun continues through 10 this evening. Stars, stripes and […]


Arts Council workshops teach artists business development, 8-class series 

CEDAR CITY — Artists in the literary, performing, and visual arts who want to refine their business skills have a unique opportunity to participate in the Professional Development Workshop Series sponsored by the Cedar City Arts Council, with eight workshops spread out from Sept. 6 through Feb. 28, 2015. Debbie Drake, a program director at the Southwest […]

Image of blue cytoplasm | Image courtesy of Peter Allen of UC Santa Barbara, St. George News

DSU professor plays key role in breakthrough skin infection research 

ST. GEORGE – Last week, a report released by the Los Alamos National Laboratory announced a new breakthrough antibacterial approach that could revolutionize the treatment and prevention of serious skin infections, a breakthrough deriving in part from investigatory work of Dr. Rico E. Del Sesto, who now teaches at Dixie State University as an assistant professor of chemistry. The […]


Heavy rains bring scorpions: Treating their stings, keeping them out 

ST. GEORGE – Due to recent increases in rainfall, local residents may also be seeing a deluge of Mother Nature’s creatures coming out from hiding. In particular, those hardy arthropods known as scorpions tend to surface in greater numbers after a lot of rainfall. “Anything that lives underground,” Tyler Alldredge, service manager at Morgan Termite & Pest […]


Great American Stampede Rodeo opens collegiate rodeo season 

CEDAR CITY — This weekend brings the 13th annual Great American Stampede Rodeo to Cedar City, at once one of the city’s most popular festivals as it celebrates Utah’s Western Heritage and at the same time the first rodeo in 2014 for the Rocky Mountain Region in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The Cedar City Lions Club and Southern Utah University will team up […]

Buick Lacrosse involved in a two-car collision at the intersection of River Road and Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, Aug. 31, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Turn cut short results in River Road collision 

ST. GEORGE — A left-hand turn cut too short resulted in a two-car collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of East Riverside Drive and South River Road in St. George. At 6:14 p.m., a man driving a dark-grey Buick Lacrosse, heading north on River Road, made a left-hand turn heading west on Riverside Drive, St. George Police […]


Veterans Aware: Reducing, eradicating suicide plague on American spirit; public events 

OPINION – Suicide is an across-the-board problem in America. Latest statistics indicate that while homicide is the 13th overall cause of death in America, suicide is the 11th. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds, the eighth […]

The historic Wells Fargo Silver Reef Museum located at located at 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. in Silver Reef, Utah, Aug. 26, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Life in late 1800s, Wild West Days returns 

LEEDS — If you’ve ever wondered what life in Leeds would have been like nearly 150 years ago, then head over to the Wild West Days in Leeds Friday and Saturday, where events and tours, conjure the days of the late 1870s, when silver mining was at its boom and folks raised Sorghum cane. Before 1875, […]


Dixie Forum presents lecture on Deep Water Horizon oil spill 

ST. GEORGE—Learn about oil pollution and how it affects the ocean at Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum: A Window on the World Tuesday. Dr. John Farrington, dean emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will speak at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus on the topic: “Deep Water Horizon […]

Swimmer at Summit Athletic Club, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of St. George Health and Wellness, St. George News

Swimming: Why you should take the plunge 

FEATURE — Summer is nearing an end and parents may find themselves with a little extra time while their kids are in school, even finding time for themselves. Swimming laps is one of the best activities you can do for yourself, and although staring at that tiled blue line at the bottom of the pool hardly sounds like […]

Aspen in DeMotte Park in the North Kaibab Ranger District, Arizona, September 2013 | Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, Southweste​rn Region, Kaibab National Forest, St. George News

Forest Service announces timber sale on North Kaibab Ranger District 

FREDONIA, Arizona — The Kaibab National Forest will soon award its second timber sale as part of the North Kaibab Ranger District  Plateau Facilities Fire Protection Project. Following the required 30-day bid advertisement, the Plateaua Facilities Fire Protection Project South timber sale will be auctioned to the highest qualified bidder. “What most people don’t realize is […]

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