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Charity golf: ‘Rounds Fore Warriors’ whooshes through St. George 

ST. GEORGE — Playing 50 golf courses in 50 different states in 25 days means there’s no time to dawdle. The charity golf event “Rounds Fore Warriors” hurried through a morning round at Sunbrook Golf Course Thursday as part of the national event that is raising money for veterans and their families. “They showed up […]


Southern Utah Veterans Home hosts Freedom Eagle Monument dedication 

IVINS — The Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins will host a community dedication ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. for the Freedom Eagle Monument. The monument is a bronze statue created by local artist Edward E. Hlavka. The event is open to the public. In attendance will be Ivins City Mayor Chris Hart, Hlavka and Major General […]


Workout Wednesday: Single arm dumbbell row 

FEATURE — In this week’s “Workout Wednesday” videocast, Cade Cowdin, owner of Official Strength and Athletics, demonstrates the proper form and technique for a single arm dumbbell row. Watch the video above    Resources Official Strength and Athletics Website | Instagram | Facebook| YouTube 1295 Red Hills Parkway, St. George | Email contact form here A D V E R T O […]

Racers run through the spray of a fire truck hose, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Fire Hose Frenzy, St. George News

Fire Department hosts 5K fun run; proceeds benefit burn survivors 

ST. GEORGE – The weather is heating up, and it’s time to get hosed … by a firetruck, that is, as the St. George Fire Department hosts the Fire Hose Frenzy 5K, a fun run featuring fire hoses, foam, music and more. The event will be held June 13 at 7 a.m. at the Ridge Top […]

The Washington County School Board meets in the district offices, St. George, Utah, May 12, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

School board unanimously votes for pay raise; public hearing attended by no one 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District Board voted Tuesday to increase compensation for board members from $4,440 to $9,000 per year. After a public hearing that no one from the public attended, the nine-member board discussed the increase at some length before unanimously passing a motion to approve the increase. The compensation package includes health and […]

The Kansas City regionals episode of "American Ninja Warrior," featuring four southern Utah competitors, airs Monday night at 7 p.m. on NBC. | Photo courtesy Holly Beckstrand

St. George family makes ‘American Ninja Warrior’ a way of life 

ST. GEORGE — Brian Beckstrand has been an athlete all his life. But he’d never been a Ninja Warrior — until now. The 36-year-old Beckstrand, who played basketball for Dixie College in the late 1990s when it was still a junior college, has participated in all kinds of athletic events in an effort to keep […]


No Filter: Zipping through history, mystery; Kanab 

FEATURE – It’s known as “Little Hollywood,” some say its surrounding mountainous region holds Montezuma’s treasure, and Co-host Grady Sinclair dubs it the “Jewel of the South.”  It’s Kanab – and our co-hosts zip about scratching its surface, considering its history … and mystery … in this, Episode 46 of the “No Filter Show.” Let’s join them.  Hit play    above Related posts Click […]

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Relationship Connection: My husband is a financial disaster 

Question My husband and I have been married for 20 years. Throughout our married life, there have been incidents of him being dishonest about money. For example, I found out he had credit card debt with late fees right after we got married when he had led me to believe he was debt free. A […]

Angels Landing Trail on a rainy day, Zion National Park, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Rain doesn’t stop busy Memorial Day weekend at Zion 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – Memorial Day weekend is historically the busiest time of year for Zion National Park, and this year didn’t disappoint – even with cloudy skies above. Last year’s Memorial Day weekend broke records, with approximately 80,000 visitors to Zion. Saturday was a little quieter because of rain, Zion National Park spokesperson Aly Baltrus said, but […]


Veterans convention offers benefit info, heart tests, chance to share service stories 

ST. GEORGE – A veterans convention held Saturday in St. George will offer benefit information, free heart testing and a chance for veterans to have their personal  “in-country” experiences recorded for posterity. The Veterans Information Convention will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Abbey Inn, 1129 S. Bluff St. in […]

U.S. Pro Champion Meredith Kessler, Ironman 70.3 St. George. St. George, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo courtesy of St. George and Zion National Park Tourism, St. George News

St. George among 3 finalist cities to host Ironman 70.3 World Championship 

ST. GEORGE — Ironman announced Tuesday that the Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon will be returning to the United States in 2017 with a new two-day event, and St. George is listed among three finalists to be chosen as the host city for the event. According to a press release from Ironman, the three cities chosen as finalists […]

X-ray of Hyrum Zerkle's leg after his accident, Valley View Medical Center, Cedar City, Utah, March 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Hyrum Zerkle, St. George News

Technology changes how motorcycle injuries are treated 

FEATURE – Motorcycle injuries can range from mild to devastating. In the case of Hyrum Zerkle, his injuries left him unable to work or watch his son while his wife is out. Zerkle was taking a test drive with his custom-made bike, which he won in an essay contest. While on 200 South by Southern Utah University […]

Motorcycle accident in Cedar Canyon, Highway 14, milepost 4, Cedar City, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George

Lives altered; motorcycle safety matters; STGnews Videocast 

FEATURE – “It’s not if, it’s when.” The biker’s motto for life on two wheels is a stark reminder of the danger involved for those who can’t imagine life without feeling the engine’s rumble reverberating through their body, while keeping the shiny side up with the wind in their face. One thing all of these people […]

Zion National Park, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

News short: Rescuers carry out injured hiker at Emerald Pools 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – Zion National Park rangers and other responders carried a hiker to safety Sunday night after she broke her ankle while hiking on the Emerald Pools Trail. At approximately 9:22 p.m., rangers received a report of a woman with a broken ankle, Zion National Park spokesperson Aly Baltrus said. The woman had stepped on […]

Golfers compete at the CasaBlanca Golf Club during the 2014 Mesquite Amateur golf tournament, Mesquite Nevada, 2014 | Photo by Tyler Cooper of Mesquite Gaming, St. George News

More than just golf; Mesquite Amateur benefits community 

MESQUITE, Nev. – Over 500 golfers are getting set to tee off in the desert community of Mesquite, Nevada, Monday through Friday as part of the 13th annual Mesquite Amateur, a five-day, 54-hole, handicapped amateur golf tournament. Golfers from across the nation and around the globe will descend on seven of Mesquite’s premier courses in […]

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