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‘Every Kid in a Park’ program launches nationwide 

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration formally launched the its new “Every Kid in a Park” program Tuesday.  The program represents the president’s commitment to protect the nation’s unique outdoor spaces, the Interior Department’s news release said, and to ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them. “America is blessed with the great outdoors, and through […]

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Letter to the Editor: The higher education treadmill; adjunct faculty frustrations 

OPINION – Five years ago while I was an undergraduate, I wrote a scholarship essay in which I shared an anecdote of a time at the gym while running on a treadmill. As I looked around at my fellow gym-mates covered in sweat with determined expressions engraved upon their faces, I realized we were giving our […]

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Hurricane’s 17th annual Peach Days, celebrating heritage, tradition 

HURRICANE — “Peach Days 2015″ is drawing near, Hurricane City’s 17th annual festival, packed with events Friday and Saturday for all to enjoy in various locations around Hurricane. The festival starts Friday, 10 a.m., with booths, displays, a carnival, candy cannon and pioneer games. Friday is packed with entertainment, a basketball tournament and eating contests, finishing up with the […]

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Community campaigns support addiction recovery; schedule of events 

ST. GEORGE — In September, businesses, organizations and community leaders throughout Southern Utah will join together in showing support for individuals in recovery from addiction. Several activities are planned throughout the month, culminating with the Sept. 23-25 Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference held in St. George this year. Main thoroughfares in St George and Cedar […]

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Follow ‘Yellow Brick Road’ to CasaBlanca’s final summer poolside concert 

MESQUITE, Nev. – The CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd., in Mesquite, invites you to celebrate the unofficial end of summer as they present the season’s fifth and final Casapoolooza Concert by the Pool Saturday evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on this free 21-and-over event held at the poolside oasis of […]

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DOCUTAH transports runners to lofty goals with ‘Run free,’ ‘Race that Eats its Young’ 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University and the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival offers two special movie treats for marathon runners. Run Free – The True Story of Caballo Blanco chronicles the life of Micah True (Caballo Blanco, or the White Horse), legendary American ultra-runner who helped the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico preserve their […]

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Pound the Pavement for Parenthood race gives hope to those facing infertility 

ST. GEORGE — Couples on the path to building a family can encounter challenges and stresses, one of the greater among those being infertility. While solutions are available, in vitro fertilization and adoption among them, those solutions can come at high cost, sometimes leaving the couple with a sense of hopelessness or inadequacy. Four Southern Utah couples have […]

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Desert View Watchtower Labor Day weekend demos: Navajo weavers, tribal artisans 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park’s second annual “Desert View Cultural Demonstrator Series” will conclude Sept. 5-7, at 9 a.m. daily. This series provides visitors the opportunity to interact with members of Grand Canyon National Park’s 11 traditionally associated tribes and for the artisans to share their history and traditional crafts. Navajo weaver Gerard Begay […]

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Get your red boots on: George, Streetfest is going country, celebrates recovery 

ST. GEORGE — George, Streetfest on Main returns Sept. 4 with a country theme supporting mid-September’s Dixie Roundup and a Recovery Red Zone celebrating National Recovery Awareness Month. The increasingly popular “First Friday” monthly event happens on Main Street and in Ancestor Square downtown St. George from 6-10 p.m. with a fresh lineup of performers and street […]

Travel blog and shopping site International Gypsy holds its first flash sale next month from Morocco. | Photo courtesy of International Gypsy, St. George News

New website, blog lets you shop the world in real-time 

ST. GEORGE – The adventure of travel and the chance to explore the hidden corners of foreign bazaars is the focus of one of Southern Utah’s newest business ventures. The International Gypsy website offers visitors the chance to experience exotic destinations and bring home a souvenir, all without ever leaving home. The travel blog and shopping […]

One of the annual highlights of the Iron County Fair is the vintage Tractor Caravan, shown in this photo from Aug. 31, 2013, when they traveled 28 miles and arrived in Parowan via the Parowan Gap. Every single one of them had a smile and a wave. Iron County Fair, Parowan, Utah, Aug. 31, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Iron County Fair packs in good times 

PAROWAN — Step right up and join in the Iron County Fair, “Preserving the Past, Celebrating the Future,” Sept. 3-7 in Parowan. There will be rodeos, tournaments, contests and entertainment for all. See full event schedule here: Iron County Fair Schedule of Events Carnival A main attraction is the Midway West Carnival featuring rides and fun for kids […]

Background: Screenshot from trailer for "Frame by Frame," a documentary about four Afghan photojournalists facing the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own after decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime. "Frame by Frame" will show at DOCUTAH International Film Festival in the Dolores Doré Eccles Black Box on Dixie State University campus, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of DOCUTAH, St. George News

DOCUTAH films look at revolutions in Syria, Egypt; Islam, masculinity 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University and the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival announced that groups of films in this year’s festival are ripped directly from the headlines. Many of the films provide unique and personal perspectives on world events in faraway places, which viewers have heard about but do not truly understand. Films in this […]

Foreground photo of Shadman Bashir, who will present at Dixie State University's weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” on Tuesday, Sept. 1 | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Dixie Forum reconvenes with lecture on law, war 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University is launching its weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” for the Fall 2015 semester with a presentation by Shadman Bashir Tuesday at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. Questions […]

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Red Rock Singers present ‘A Little Night Music’ 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City’s acclaimed choir, Red Rock Singers, has been working on a little music lately … “A Little Night Music,” that is. They will perform an end-of-summer concert Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall in Southern Utah University’s Music Building. This concert focuses on music about night, from darkness and the moon […]

Cheryl Rogers-Barnett shares stories about her collection of memorabilia, Washington, Utah, Aug. 24, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Roy Rogers remembered, stories from a rhinestone studded childhood 

WASHINGTON CITY – He was the King of the Cowboys and she was the Queen of the West but to Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were simply Dad and Mom. Cheryl Rogers-Barnett has delivered another humorous and heart-warming collection of stories about her family. Her second book about life as the oldest sibling in the […]

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