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Sonora Santanera performs at Casablanca, Mesquite, Nevada, May 22, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Casablanca brings Latin entertainment back to casino; STGnews Videocast 

MESQUITE  — The Casablanca brought out the local Latin American community to their “casa” Friday night to kick off the hopeful return of Hispanic-centered events to the casino. Colombian band Sonora Tropicana and Mexican band La Sonora Santanera kicked off the dance and concert, called “La Guerra de las Sonoras” or the war of the Sonoras. […]


Dixie Regional receives award for stroke patient treatment 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. For providers, Get With […]

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Throw your pennies, create lucky days 

OPINION — Your car is parked in the parking lot of your favorite grocery store. You jump out in a rush to dash into the store with a goal of picking up that last-minute item or missing ingredient needed for dinner. Partway into your journey approaching the store entrance, a bright shiny object catches your attention. Looking […]

A team Red, White and Blue member participates in a crossfit workout, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Garrett Johnson, Team Red, White and Blue, St. George News

Team Red, White and Blue hosts salute to veterans; ‘WOD with Warriors’ 

ST. GEORGE – A national nonprofit organization for veterans known as Team Red, White and Blue has taken root in Southern Utah and is inviting the community to join them in a unique Memorial Day fitness tribute called “WOD with Warriors” held at CrossFit St. George, 1449 N. 1400 West, on Monday from 8-10 a.m. The Southern Utah […]

Girls on the Run 5K held at St. George Town Square, St. George, Utah, May 22, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Girls on the Run 5K showcases girl power, positive self images; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Amid the sounds of rock ballads, cheering supporters and cowbells, the first group of Girls on the Run of Southern Utah participants toed the starting line at Town Square in St. George Friday afternoon in an effort to complete a 5K race celebrating the end of a 12-week long after-school development program […]


Camping Utah’s national forests; campground schedules, safety tips 

SALT LAKE CITY — Summer is finally upon us, and it is time to gather the kids and camping gear and head to your favorite camping spot for Memorial day weekend. Most campgrounds are now open throughout the state.  Some higher-elevation campgrounds, roads, and trails will remain closed due to snow and extremely wet muddy conditions. Safety […]


Black bears sighted in Arizona Strip; what to do 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Mojave County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Wednesday, stating that black bears have been sighted on two separate occasions wandering around the town of Desert Springs in the Arizona Strip. Arizona Game and Fish officials are aware of the sightings, and are attempting to locate the bears, according to a press statement. The Mojave County […]


Memorial Day services, observances; Southern Utah guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – In observance of Memorial Day, cities and veterans groups around Southern Utah will be holding services designed to honor and pay tribute to those members of the armed forces who died while in the service and protection of our country. Below is a list of observances and dedications being held throughout Southern Utah. […]


Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks increase fees 

SOUTHERN UTAH– Several national parks in Southern Utah are raising fees in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the parks, a National Parks release issued Thursday said. In 2014, the National Park Service issued the call for parks nationwide to conduct stakeholder outreach through civic engagement to gauge support for possible fee changes […]

L-R: Debbie Justice at far left of the giant check; St. George Mayor Jon Pike stands in center behind the check; Shirlee Draper at far right of giant check; amidst members of The Learning Center for Families board of directors and others. The check represents TLC's $10,000 donation toward the All Abilities Park's sensory garden. City Council Chambers, St. George, Utah, May 21, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

TLC executive director gets surprise honor at City Council; developments approved 

ST. GEORGE – A woman who has served the community for over 20 years found herself unexpectedly honored before the St. George City Council Thursday night after learning that her name will adorn a portion of the All Abilities Park. Before the council’s official business began, Shirlee Draper and two other members of the board […]


Hurricane moves toward Hurricane Valley Fire District; evaluates vacation rental ordinance 

HURRICANE – Hurricane City moved one step closer to joining the Hurricane Valley Fire District again on Thursday evening and also set in motion a discussion with its planning commission to make changes to its new ordinance allowing vacation rentals. Fire district The council approved a resolution, without any comment during a public forum, to request […]


A-List: Katherine’s Steakhouse 

OPINION — I recently discovered a place in Mesquite where everyone wins. It’s called Katherine’s Steakhouse, and it’s located at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd. in Mesquite, Nev. I know what you’re thinking – A fine dining restaurant inside a casino? Really? Yes, really. I am not exaggerating when I say it’s easily the BEST […]

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Storms bring spectactular sights: sun halos, sundogs 

ST. GEORGE – With recent storms moving through Southern Utah on a weekly basis, conditions have been good for seeing two fascinating sights in the sky: sun halos and sundogs. St. George resident Janna Fox was lucky enough to spot a sun halo Sunday, from her driveway at around 900 South and River Road. “My 13-year-old […]


First Southern Utah Girls on the Run program finishes with community 5K 

ST. GEORGE — After their 10-week camp, young girls in the Girls on the Run camp are joining the community and displaying their progress by finishing a 5K on Friday at 4 p.m. at Town Square in St. George. This race celebrates the end of the first Girls on the Run camp, also called GOTR, in Southern Utah. Boys and […]

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 to help you get started. Click on any of the […]

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