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The DiFiore Center, St. George, Utah, July 28, 2015 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Behind the eight ball: Jazz quintet reunites to help DiFiore Center recover from flood 

ST. GEORGE — The Roene B. DiFiore Center for Arts and Education in St. George is “behind the eight ball” facing thousands of dollars in repairs after a broken waterline flooded the center and grounds in early July.  The community has stepped forward to help the art center recover, contributing funds since the flooding occurred and […]

The Wave, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah-Arizona border, Jan. 2013 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Arizona-Utah’s geological gem, The Wave; proposed changes in permit lottery 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes and sage brush. It’s said to be one of the most photographed spots […]

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‘Stuff the BUS’ school supply drive benefits students in need 

ST. GEORGE — United Way Dixie is partnering with Allconnect for the first annual “Stuff the BUS” school supply drive, which will take place Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Allconnect parking lot, 1572 S. Dixie Drive in St. George. The goal for the drive is to stuff a full-size school bus to the top with much-needed school […]

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Southern Utah University students struggle to find housing as enrollment grows 

CEDAR CITY — With the increase in student enrollment at Southern Utah University, many students are finding no room at the housing facilities for the upcoming fall 2015 semester and university officials as well as community members are looking for solutions. University Vice President of Student Affairs Jared Tippets said students are struggling to find housing. […]


Breast-feeding mothers raise awareness at ‘Global Big Latch On’ 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George will be hosting a “Global Big Latch On” event Saturday in the LiVe Well Theater located in the Dixie Regional Health and Performance Building, 652 S. Medical Center Drive, as part of the larger “World Breast-feeding Week” where thousands of breast-feeding women and their infants will gather […]

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Relationship Connection: My children either fight me or ignore me 

Question I am a 70-year-old mother of three adult children in their 40s. My husband had a wandering eye so I have raised my kids alone since they were in elementary school. As I look back, even though it seemed things were trouble-free when I was raising them, I worry that I gave them too […]


‘Plein Air,’ ‘Festival of Flavors’ events offer art demos, tastings, kids activities 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar Breaks National Monument invites all to participate in the inaugural “Plein Air” event, taking place Tuesday through Saturday at the national monument. Forty percent of the event’s proceeds will benefit youth programs through the Zion National Park Foundation. Art demonstrations Local artists J. Brad Holt, Mary Jabens and Valerie Orlemann have been chosen to […]

Signs announce "The Book of Mormon" musical at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons is finally coming to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at a theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 27, 2015 | AP Photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

‘The Book of Mormon’ satirical musical finally comes to Utah 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters. The Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” has earned rave reviews while appalling some […]


Journey tribute band ‘Lights’ up CasaBlanca pool party 

MESQUITE, Nev. — Grab your swimsuits and your BFFs because it’s time to head to the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Boulevard in Mesquite, Nevada, for Casapoolooza summer concerts by the pool, featuring Lights, a Journey tribute band, and more as they bring you the hottest pool party around. Located poolside, the free 21-and-over […]

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Managing garden pests the eco-friendly way 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Spots on tomatoes, holes in hosta leaves and wilting stems mean insects and diseases have moved into the garden. These intruders reduce the beauty and productivity of the landscape, but with proper steps many can work in concert with nature to prevent and control these pests and be rewarded with a bountiful harvest and landscape […]

The Forresters (left) will perform at the Hurricane Valley Concerts in the Park alongside Leif Bjarnson (right), Hurricane, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of June Jeffrey, St. George News

Leif Bjarnson, the Forresters rock at Hurricane park concert 

HURRICANE — Leif Bjarnson and the Forresters are jumping in to save the day for “Hurricane Valley Summer Concerts in the Park” Thursday at Hurricane City Park, 200 N. Main, after the scheduled singers cancelled. Bjarnson shared the stage with The Forresters in 2014 at the Hurricane Concerts in the Park series, and now they are […]


Kanab readies for its closeup; Little Hollywood Half Marathon 

KANAB — It could be said that all good ideas are born on a run. At least that was the case for four running buddies who had a dream to put on a half marathon in Kanab. Now the first-ever Little Hollywood Half Marathon is set to take place in scenic Kanab Aug. 22, and, the four […]

Images of DOCUTAH films in the 2015 line up | Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News

DOCUTAH documentary festival announces 2015 lineup 

 ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University and the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival announced the festival’s 2015 lineup Sunday. The festival, now in its sixth season, receives submissions from all over the world with topics ranging from serious to hilarious. Trailers for 75 of the 77 films accepted into the festival can be viewed through the DOCUTAH website. The films […]

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Lionel Young Band electrifies Tanner Amphitheater with blues; tickets on sale 

ST. GEORGE  — Dixie State University and the Zion Summer Concert series welcome the Lionel Young Band to the Tanner Amphitheater stage Saturday, 8 p.m. at 350 W. Lion Blvd in Springdale. Tickets can be purchased online and are $15 for adults, $6 for youth or $38 for the family. Lionel Young is a high-energy performer with a bent […]

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Wellness tips for back-to-school 

FEATURE —During the hot days of summer, the last thing we’re thinking about is the fact that school will be starting in just a few short weeks. However, now is the perfect time to start preparing for that school bell to ring. Along with shopping, haircuts and pictures, here are five back-to-school tips to help kids […]

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