St George News

Explore: Plan your fall escape to Moab 

MOAB – As the long summer days make their slow march toward autumn, you might be thinking about cooler climates and crisp, colorful foliage. Maybe you want to hone your photography skills or take your off-highway vehicle, all-terrain vehicle, out on a trail. Whatever it is, look no further than the Utah desert region of Moab to […]


Veterans Aware: Navy Blue Angels excellent, air show promoters shameful 

OPINION – Yeah, I know that I lack tact; that comes from coming to the conclusion during 17 months of being a Marine grunt in Vietnam, there just isn’t enough time to waste a minute when something needs to be done or someone needs some “visiting with.”  Outside of some indirect grousing and outright ankle-biting backstabbing, I […]


Summer eSmart Camp makes girls ‘detectives of the past,’ exploring archaeology 

ST. GEORGE — Exploring science, math and related technology or eSMART, summer camp for girls at Dixie State University held July 9-11, 16-18  gave the girls a glimpse into 11,000 years of stories and human history told by the forest and the artifacts found within it. The eSMART camp mission is to encourage these girls to explore science, technology, […]


Relationship Connection: My husband won’t talk to our kids during our separation 

Question My husband and I are separated right now and I’m not sure how long we’ll need to be separated. Our marriage isn’t great and it’s just best for now that we separate. My question involves our kids. The kids are staying with me in our home and my husband has another place to stay […]


BLM closes parts of Red Cliffs Recreation Area for maintenance 

ST. GEORGE – The Bureau of Land Management-Utah St. George Field Office will temporarily close access to some facilities and areas within the Red Cliffs Recreation Area to public use to conduct scheduled maintenance. The temporary closure begins Friday and is expected to last through late November. Heavy equipment will be in operation throughout the Red […]


More tickets available for Utah Symphony’s free concert at Bryce Canyon 

PANGUITCH — Utah residents will now have a better chance of experiencing a rare outdoor performance by the Utah Symphony at Bryce Canyon National Park with the release of an additional 700 tickets for an upcoming concert. “We are delighted to welcome the Utah Symphony to Bryce Canyon,” said Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield […]


Randy Anderson Band performs at OC Tanner Amphitheater 

SPRINGDALE — Lace up your boots and prepare to tear up the dance floor at the OC Tanner Amphitheater Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as the Randy Anderson Band performs their popular, energetic and swinging show. There will be dancing in the pit, good food and music all evening.  Summer concerts don’t get any better, the nights cool […]

The former Warren Jeffs mansion has been converted into a public bed and breakfast, Hildale, Utah, July 23, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Life after Jeffs: Hotel debuts in FLDS prophet’s former mansion 

HILDALE – In a community once tightly closed to the outside world and ever shrouded in controversy, one man says big changes are on the horizon – beginning with the drastic repurposing of a mansion that was originally built for Warren Jeffs. A cursory glance from Highway 389 may not reveal that much has changed […]


Monsoon, lightning pose safety concerns at Grand Canyon; lightning, hiking safety 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — With monsoon season actively underway, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park and Northern Arizona are reminded that summer storms are often accompanied by dangerous lightning. The National Park Service considers safety to be an important part of their visit. Serious injuries and fatalities have occurred at Grand Canyon National Park in the past as a result […]


Health Department warns against human contact with wild animals 

ST. GEORGE — Residents are being urged to use caution around wild or stray animals; especially if they appear sick, aggressive, or are easily approached. “If a wild animal is passive enough to let you get close, it’s probably a good idea to back off and keep your distance,” said Health Officer Dr. David Blodgett with the Southwest Utah Public […]

The Blue Angels fly F/A-18 Hornets in standard blue and yellow Navy colors, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Storm, lightning go away, Thunder Over Utah brings grand aerial, ground display; STGnews Videocast, Photos 

ST. GEORGE – Weather was the watchword of the day as dark clouds, wind and occasional flashes of lightning could be seen by spectators at Thunder Over Utah 2014 air show Saturday. Morning spectators lined the barricades Saturday along the airstrip at St. George Municipal Airport with folding chairs, umbrellas and plenty of water in […]

This dirt trail heads east and leads to the 174 acres of land donated to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Springdale, Utah, July 22, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Paiutes seek 174-acre transfer into federal trust; Springdale still not convinced 

SPRINGDALE — Around 60 people, comprised of Springdale business owners, county commissioners, park rangers, tribal leaders and Bureau of Indian Affairs officials, convened Tuesday evening in the conference room of the Hampton Inn & Suites, located at 1127 Zion Park Boulevard, regarding the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah’s application to transfer 174 acres of fee land into federal trust. If the application is approved, the PITU, which currently […]

Jake McKittrick warms up before the first ever Utah FootGolf tournament at South Gate Golf Course, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Pioneering a new sport; Utah FootGolf holds first tournament; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Saturday, on an overcast morning, 18 teams, clad in knee-high argyle socks gathered at the South Gate Golf Course, 1975 Tonaquint Drive, to play in Utah’s first FootGolf tournament. FootGolf is a relatively new hybrid sport that combines the rules of golf with the foot play of soccer. It is played on […]

Royal Canadian Air Force, Golden Hawks, plane arrives for the Thunder Over Utah to be held July 26-27, 2014, at St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, Utah, July 25, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Before the show, airport buzzes, blusters; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Friday was arrival day for many of the airplanes that will be on exhibit at the St. George Municipal Airport with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Thunder Over Utah airshow. The morning weather Friday was perfect for flying but that changed by mid-afternoon. At 2:15 p.m. Friday, storm clouds that had been building up […]


Commission nominates 3 for County Justice Court; invites public comment 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County nominating commission has selected three nominees for a vacancy at the Washington County Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Paul Dame who has been appointed to the 5th District Juvenile Court. The nominees, followed by current place of employment and residence, are: Eric Russell Gentry, J.D., deputy county attorney, […]

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