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Birdwatchers surveying the pond next to the Tonaquint Nature Center, Jan. 30, 2015 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Birdwatchers brave rain for Winter Bird Festival; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The annual Winter Bird Festival kicked off Thursday, attracting both expert and novice bird watchers to the St. George area. Heading into it’s 12th year, the Bird Festival offers guided tours, educational presentations, and workshops. To watch videocast, click play arrow    in center of image at top of this story Friday’s activities included an Introduction to […]

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Cedar Valley Community Theater presents ‘The King and I’ 

CEDAR CITY – Travel back in time to the faraway land of Siam in the mid 1800’s with the cast of the Cedar Valley Community Theatre, as they bring alive their own rendition of the 1951 Broadway classic “The King and I.” The well-known play, based on the 1944 production “Anna and the King of Siam” […]

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USU Extension courses focus on strengthening marriage and family 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah State University Washington County Extension Office is offering two workshops geared toward strengthening families and marriages. The Buoyant Families conference is set for Friday and Saturday; and Marriage Survival courses will be held Feb. 2, 9, and 23. Bouyant Families Conference The Buoyant Families Conference at the Hilton Gardens in St. George will […]

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Hatch introduces ‘Amy and Vicky Act’ for victims of child pornography 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch, member and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after introducing the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act: Child pornography destroys the lives of everyone it touches.  We must do everything we can to both prosecute the crime and help the victims.  The […]

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Brigham’s Playhouse opens show-stopping Jane Eyre 

ST. GEORGE — The powerful Broadway hit “Jane Eyre” has opened at Brigham’s Playhouse and audiences are raving. Boasting five Tony Award nominations, “Jane Eyre” tells the story of a young girl who longs for a better life than what she has been afforded. After losing her parents and being put in a horrific orphanage by her heartless […]

The St. George Lions Club presents a $12,000 check to the Southwest Regional Cancer Clinic at the Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah, Jan. 29, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Lions ‘in the pink’ give $12,000 to hospital’s cancer center; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Lions Club presented a $12,000 check to the Southwest Regional Cancer Center at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George Thursday to support breast cancer awareness and research. As a part of the “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” campaign, the St. George Lions Clubs has been donating money garnered from ticket […]

Vermilion flycatchers are among the types of birds attendees may see at this year's Winter Bird Festival, date and location of photo not specified | Photo by Lynn Chamberlain, courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

St. George Winter Bird Festival takes flight 

ST. GEORGE — The annual St. George Winter Bird Festival, now in its 12th year, offers attendees a chance to see more than 100 species of birds in Southern Utah’s red rock country and will take place Thursday through Saturday. Over the course of the three-day event, bird-watchers will be able to see these winged […]

Phil Peterson, St. George's retiring finance director, speaking to a friend who is wishing him well in retirement, St. George, Utah, Jan. 29, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

City bids fond farewell to finance director Peterson after 32 years of service 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George City Council Chamber was packed with city officials, city staff and others who gathered to bid farewell to Phil Peterson, the city’s retiring finance director. Peterson’s retirement was announced by the City Council during its Jan. 8 meeting. The council and City Manager Gary Esplin thanked him for his […]

Background photo: 2014 Parade of Homes, Ivins, Utah, Feb. 16, 2014 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

St. George Area Parade of Homes celebrates 25th Anniversary 

ST. GEORGE — Construction crews, interior designers and landscapers are working overtime in southern Utah to put the finishing touches on more than two dozen show-stopping homes for the 25th annual St. George Area Parade of Homes to be held Feb. 13-22. Taking place in Washington County, the self-guided tour will feature 28 brand new homes showcasing […]

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Homeless with triplets: Triply blessed, triply challenged family moves forward with new babies; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Becoming a new parent is challenging. Multiply that challenge by three when a new mother and father find out they are expecting triplets. Add to that the overwhelming struggle of homelessness and joblessness, and that is what the Saxton family, of St. George, is currently facing. Devin and Khylie Saxton are the […]

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 […]

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DSU Sustainability Club holds clean air rally 

ST. GEORGE — The public is invited to join the Dixie State University Sustainability Club in taking a breath of fresh air Saturday at the Clean Air No Excuses Rally. This rally, which is also a sister rally to one that took place in Salt Lake City last year, is an active way to discuss […]

Views from the  top of Padre Canyon or "the saddle" looking south, Ivins, Utah, Jan. 3, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: Go up ‘the saddle’ for adventure 

IVINS – The towering red cliffs that provide the dramatic backdrop for Tuacahn Center for the Arts are most famously found ringing with the sound of music rising from the “Broadway in the Desert” stage, but a short, steep trip beyond the outdoor amphitheater provides an explore-worthy trail full of adventure and beauty. The Padre […]

O. C. Tanner Amphitheater where students can take courses, St. George, Utah, undated | Image courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Dixie State offers Zion National Park experiential learning program 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University and the DSU Department of Physical Sciences have announced plans to begin offering a new experiential learning program at Zion National Park this spring. The “Science in Zion” program will feature three two-week field experience courses beginning in May, and a four-day field course in June. The “stay, do and learn” courses […]

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Bryce Canyon Ruby’s Inn prepares to welcome hundreds to Winter Festival; Valentine’s Day getaway 

BRYCE CANYON CITY — Historic Ruby’s Inn is preparing to welcome hundreds of visitors this February for a weekend of adventure, learning and sightseeing, as part of the 30th annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival to be held Feb. 14-16. A Valentine’s Day concert featuring country music star Ty Herndon has been added to the fun, and the National […]

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