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Outdoor recreation adds economic muscle to Southern Utah 

SOUTHERN UTAH – With over 2.8 million visitors in 2013, and record-breaking months in August and September, Zion National Park has become one of the nation’s hotspots for international tourism and translates directly to the economic benefit of Southern Utah businesses that both to tourism or outdoor recreation. The National Park Service’s visitation numbers for Zion National Park […]


Complete wellness; ditch the doughnuts, save the marriage 

OPINION—A couple on the verge of divorce reached out to their ecclesiastical leader for support because they were so unhappy in their marriage. During their visit, their leader asked them to help him understand what was going on. They reported a general lack of motivation and energy, which specifically affected their ability to work on […]


Sunday Circular, weeklies for St. George area 

ST. GEORGE – Enhancing your Sunday experience on St. George News, we recently added a Sunday Circular for the St. George area with weekly deals at local stores, each one click away. Weeklies for St. George area include: Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Home Depot, GNC, Aaron’s, Payless, Kohl’s, Kmart, Petco, Walgreens, Staples, […]

Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Students receive honors at 38th Annual Shakespeare Competition 

CEDAR CITY—The 38th annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with over 3,000 students from 108 schools. Students came […]


‘Cutting-edge Cancer Research’ lecture, public welcome 

ST. GEORGE – Learn about cancer research and the contributions three researchers living in Utah’s Dixie are making to this effort at the next lecture in Dixie State University’s “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series, Tuesday from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State […]

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Men’s basketball teams cap off two weeks of competition at Huntsman World Senior Games 

WASHINGTON CITY — The men’s basketball competition came to a close Saturday at the Huntsman World Senior Games. Overall, 32 teams competed, averaging nine players per team. For the men’s 50-plus 5 on 5 silver bracket, it came down to West Ridge Academy taking on NBC Sports. Both teams played hard and displayed massive amounts of heart, showing true sportsmanship […]

Racers take off on the cross-country course at the first-ever Fall Fury mountain bike race, St. George, Utah, Oct. 18, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Kids, adults chew up miles at 1st Fall Fury mountain bike race; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Rapid Cycling Racing, a new bike racing company associated with Rapid Cycling bike shop, held its first-ever competitive races Friday and Saturday in the desert just west of Green Valley Spa in St. George. The two-day mountain biking event held on and around the Zen trail – one of the area’s most […]


SpringHill Suites hosts ArtNight; space available for artists, musicians 

CEDAR CITY – Artists will exhibit and musicians will perform at ArtNight, taking place Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. at SpringHill Suites, 1477 S. Old Highway 91 in Cedar City. The public is invited to this free event to celebrate local art and share in an evening of inspiration. Refreshments will be served. ArtNight is a nationally […]


Opinion: Our daughter is bipolar; mental health, education is key 

OPINION — We are the parents of a 34-year-old daughter who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a biological brain disorder that interferes with normal brain chemistry. Our daughter has experienced crushing depression and exhausting euphoria that caused her to be hospitalized. We were living in chaos and crisis.  Bringing awareness to mental health […]

Operation School Bell takes children to Wal-Mart in Hurricane, Utah, Fall 2013 | Photo courtesy of Beverly Sands, St. George News

New school clothes, big smiles; Assistance League, Wal-Mart help kids 

WASHINGTON — Assistance League of Southern Utah, a nonprofit organization that helps children in indigent circumstances, provided 45 school-age children and their parents with the opportunity to shop for new school clothes with $70 tax-free at the Washington City Wal-Mart Thursday night. Operation School Bell, a project Assistance League directs every year to help children […]

Cookie, recently adopted from the St. George Animal Shelter, was a longtime resident of the cat room before being adopted, St. George, Utah, date note specified | Photo courtesy of Pauline Bringhurst, St. George News

‘Halloween cats’ in need of homes; black beauties get passed over at shelters 

ST. GEORGE – Imagine a stroll through your local animal shelter as you search for the perfect cat. You want to look at the kittens and on your way to the kitty room you cross paths with a sleek, black feline. She stares at you with golden eyes, and images float across your mind like clouds across […]

Celeste Meyeres at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Celeste Meyeres,  St. George News

Stevie Nicks picks shawl by Kanab designer for 1st place winner 

KANAB – Celeste Meyeres of Kanab recently won first place for her shawl named NAY-TIV RAY-VIN in a design contest in which Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame asked fans to design a shawl for her to model. Meyeres, whose nickname is Crickets and vends under the business name CricketsCreations, began making her shawl after thinking about it for a […]

OCT 16 DSU Jazz Ensemble to Perform Oct. 21

Dixe State, Snow Canyon High jazz ensembles perform concert 

ST. GEORGE- The Dixie State University Jazz Ensemble opens their season of performances with a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 pm in the Mainstage Theater of the Eccles Fine Arts Center. The group, lead by Music Department Chair Glenn Webb, will perform music from the libraries of Count Basie, Ray Charles, and Henry Mancini. […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is 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. Halloween activities are poised to take over Southern Utah for the remainder of October and much more. You will […]

Fat bikes and sand boards, Kane County, Utah, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Kane County, St. George News

Maximum sand action at Kane County’s Dunesday Xtreme; registration still open 

KANAB – Kane County will host a new, one-of-a-kind team triathlon Nov. 8 at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. The event will include running, sand-boarding and fat-biking through the sand. Each four-person team will have to trudge through 6 miles of sand – or snow, depending on the weather. This event isn’t for the faint […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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