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Programmers of all ages competed at the 5th annual Code Camp at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, November 21-22, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Computer coding camp captures competitive creativity; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – There was no rest for the working, as 280 programmers of all levels of expertise competed in Southern Utah’s largest coding competition. Tables, chairs, computers and plenty of caffeine filled the Gardner Center Ballroom at Dixie State University wall to wall, from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday for the 24-hour Southern […]

And they're off! Racers take off running at the St. George Races Turkey Trot, St. George, Utah, Nov. 22, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Community trots for turkeys, benefits Dixie Care and Share; STGNews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – On a bright, chilly, Saturday morning hundreds of runners gathered at Seegmiller Historic Farm to participate in St. George Races’ Turkey Trot 5K and 1 mile run. The race, which benefits Dixie Care and Share by collecting canned goods from participants drew a large crowd who came out to race for a […]


A dirty word: Asphalt, on a mountain bike 

OPINION – A “dirty” word: asphalt.  “Asphalt? On a mountain bike?” you ask.  Now, before someone shouts, “String him up!” let me point out that the mountain bike is the most versatile of bikes. It can do everything from the obvious burn down a trail, to the not-so-obvious run to the store. Several times its been […]

Members of the Washington County Youth Coalition deliver quit kits to people in the homeless community, St. George, Utah, Nov. 20, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Kaysha Price, St. George News

Local youth help homeless community members ‘kick butts’ 

ST. GEORGE — In celebration of the Great American Smokeout, a day to encourage tobacco users to quit smoking, the Washington County Youth Coalition took quit kits to the homeless community Thursday. “The homeless community has a substantially higher tobacco use rate and are less likely to be informed of the cessation resources available to […]


The Gobbler: Hit the trail for a good cause Thanksgiving Day 

ST. GEORGE – On Thanksgiving morning, “The Gobbler,” an event featuring 10K, 5K and 1K  races, will bring the community together to raise money for the Dove Center, a shelter for those who have been affected by domestic violence or sexual assault. The Gobbler will begin at Confluence Trailhead in St. George. Brothers Adam and Collins Stuart started […]

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No Filter: In a pickle, the ball’s in Dixie’s court 

ST. GEORGE – The Utah State Pickleball Championships 2014 opened Thursday and continue through Saturday at the Little Valley Pickleball Complex, 2149 Horseman Drive, in St. George, received a surprise guest visit from “Bjorn and Mac,” an appearance fortuitously caught on camera for Episode 5 of the “No Filter Show” shown here: Resources Utah State Pickleball Championships 2014 in St. George – Web […]

A "Despicable Me" tree at the Jubilee of Trees, St. George, Utah, Nov. 21, 2014 | St. George News

Getting in the holiday spirit at Jubilee of Trees; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The annual Jubilee of Trees continues through Monday at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, and thousands are venturing out to see the lineup of artistic and creative Christmas trees, sample seasonal goodies, visit Santa Claus, enjoy local entertainment and, most of all, support the Foundation of Dixie Regional Medical Center. (story continues […]

Dave Jacobson (right) points out the downhill trail portion of a proposed trail system. BLM open house at SUU's Sharwan Smith Student Center, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 20, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

BLM open house engages community discussion on proposed 100-mile trail system 

CEDAR CITY — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Cedar City Field Office held an open house Thursday at Southern Utah University’s Cedar Breaks room 141 in the Sharwan Smith Student Center in Cedar City at which BLM representatives discussed upcoming plans for the implementation of over 100 miles of mountain bike and other recreational trails throughout […]


Parowan High School wakes up audiences with ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ 

PAROWAN – Join Parowan High School for its production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” continuing Friday, Saturday and Monday at Parowan High School, 168 N. Main St. in Parowan. Presented by the Parowan High School Performing Arts Department in conjunction with Music Theater International, “The Drowsy Chaperone” is the story of a die-hard theater fan who gets a big surprise: […]

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TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday and 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 […]

Apple beer and Diet Coke served at Chuck-A-Rama located 127 Red Cliffs Dr, St George, Utah, Nov. 12, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Chuck-A-Rama,  St. George News

A-List: Top 10 soda pop stops in St. George 

OPINION – Soft drink lovers take their soda-sipping very seriously. Whether you drink it on the daily, or save it it for special occasions – it’s no secret that some bubbles rise above the rest. While I encourage you to drink plenty of water, I have to admit certain foods just taste better with soda. However, since […]

Turkey Trot collects canned goods for Dixie Care and Share, thanks community 

ST. GEORGE – Gobble, gobble! It’s time to waddle as St. George Races invites the community to take part in its annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1 mile fun run and walk to be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Seegmiller Historical Farm. This decades old St. George tradition is a family friendly race that […]

Gay Straight Alliance holds transgender day of remembrance, candlelight vigil 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State University Gay Straight Alliance is holding its annual candlelight vigil in remembrance of those lost to transgender related violence. The vigil will take place at the Dixie State University Outdoor Amphitheater Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m and the community is invited to attend. In the hour before the candlelight vigil, […]


No Filter: Do girls like beards? 

ST. GEORGE – November, or “Movember,” as it’s come to be called by some, is a month dedicated to mustaches and beards. It can be hairy, especially for women whose men embrace the challenge of the month and let that facial fuzz grow.  And so, in Episode 4 of the “No Filter Show,” Paul Ford and Grady […]

High school students participate in the "Let’s End Poverty" program of Choice Humanitarian, an NGO. Washington County, Utah, October-November 2013 | Photo courtesy of Let's End Poverty Regional Director Kaiti Purse Millard, St. George News

High school students collect 1,000 bags of donations to help end global poverty 

ST. GEORGE — Students from high schools all over Washington County rallied in October to collect nearly 1,000 bags of clothing, books, and household items to help end extreme poverty as a part of the “Let’s End Poverty” program of Choice Humanitarian, a nongovernmental agency based in Salt Lake City. Over the summer, students from high schools […]


TGIF weekend event guide

No Filter: Do girls like beards?

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