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The Piano Guys | Image composite, St. George News

The Piano Guys are coming to Tuacahn; tickets going fast 

IVINS — Tickets are now on sale for The Piano Guys, coming to Tuacahn Oct. 22-23, as part of the Tuacahn 20th Anniversary celebration. Tickets went on sale Thursday and tickets are going fast, a Tuacahn spokesperson said. Tickets range in price from $49.50-$59.50. Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys are made up of four dads who became […]

Former Dixie State University professor Varlo Davenport was fired from his position in the midst of allegations made by a student, date and location of photo not specified | Foreground photo courtesy of "Reinstate Varlo Davenport" group, St. George News

Fired DSU professor faces charges in alleged assault case 

ST. GEORGE – A charge brought against a former Dixie State University professor, fired from the school in December 2014 after a student alleged he assaulted her during a classroom acting exercise, has been referred to the City of St. George for prosecution. The allegations against Varlo Davenport, former theater professor at DSU, were originally […]

Motorcyclists drive during the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, St. George News

Kyle Petty Charity Ride announces stops in Bryce Canyon, Moab, Cedar City 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has announced the route for its 21st anniversary motorcycle trek, with stops in Bryce Canyon, Cedar City and Moab May 4-7. The ride has overnight stops in Bryce Canyon on May 4 and Moab on May 5. The ride will stop in Cedar City on May 4 from […]

Mt. Trumbull wilderness looking south towards the Grand Canyon, Arizona, circa 2006 | Public domain photo, St. George News

BLM plans pile burns near Mt. Trumbull 

ST. GEORGE — Fire managers are planning to burn piles from road thinning work near Mt. Trumbull on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, 65 miles south of St. George, starting the end of April and lasting through mid-May. Smoke may be present and emissions will be managed in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations. […]

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Plant lady teaches trees, shrubs workshop 

ST. GEORGE — Bonnie Pendleton, fondly referred to as the plant lady, will teach a free workshop titled “Tried and true trees and shrubs” Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Drive in St. George. Pendleton will show how to protect your landscape investment in these woody plants, including pruning and proper care […]

TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – 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 to help you get started. Click on any of the […]


Cotton Days Celebration brings festival, parade, family events 

WASHINGTON CITY — Washington City has packed the week with races, festivals, a parade and more for the Cotton Days beginning Saturday and continuing through May 8. Events include a 5K, mayor’s walk, two pancake breakfasts, a tractor pull, car show, festival, rodeo, barrel racing, movie in the park, swing dancing, ice cream, golf and softball tournaments […]


Gov. Herbert visits LaVerkin for Founders Day celebration 

LAVERKIN – The city of LaVerkin will be bustling with activity Saturday as it gets set to celebrate its first ever Founders Day, honoring the first settlers of the city as well as those who made the city become what it is today. A host of fun activities has been planned for attendees including a free breakfast, […]

Kayenta Street Painting Festival, Ivins, Utah, April 13, 2013 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

Chalk in Kayenta for the weekend: Street Painting Festival returns 

IVINS — Street painting combines the passion of artists with crowd appreciation at the fifth annual Kayenta Arts Foundation Street Painting Festival Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Ivins. With the asphalt of the Kayenta Art Village as a canvas, pastels and chalk as the medium, large painted murals will unfold at the feet of thousands […]

Kayakers and paddleboarders take off at Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of DIG Paddlesports Kayak and SUP Rentals, St. George News

Paddlefest kicks off Triple Threat Race Series 

HURRICANE — Dig Paddlesports presents the Triple Threat Race Series on three of Utah’s state park reservoirs, with the first, “Hurricane Spring Paddlefest,” shoving off Friday at noon and continuing through Saturday at Sand Hollow State Park. The Triple Threat Race Series will continue on Aug. 1 at Rockport State Park and Nov. 24 at Quail Creek State Park. […]

L-R: "No Filter Show" Co-host Paul Ford, with St. George News photographer and contributor John Teas, and Co-host Grady Sinclair, at the aviation arrow that sits atop a bluff over the Bloomington area of St. George, Utah, April 21, 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Historic aviation arrows land So. Utah in National Geographic 

ST. GEORGE – Three Southern Utah landmarks dating back to the 1920s are grounded in American aviation history. In Episode 39 of the “No Filter Show,” Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair head out to one of them – a large concrete arrow on the bluff overlooking the Bloomington area of St. George. The function of this arrow, and others […]

Runners line up in the dark before the start of the Southern Utah Half Marathon, St. George, Utah, August, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah Half Marathon, St. George News

Southern Utah Half Marathon boasts beautiful, fast course, registration still available 

ST. GEORGE – Over 1,000 racers are expected to toe the line at the second Southern Utah Half Marathon Saturday beginning at Highland Park, 1250 Highland Parkway in Washington City and ending at Bloomington Park, 650 W. Man-O-War Road in the Bloomington area of St. George. Launched in August 2014, one of the areas newest half marathons […]

Gourmet cupcakes for sale at the Southern Utah Culinary Festival give visitors a taste of the sweet side, St. George, Utah, April 2014 | Photo courtesy of  Southern Utah Culinary Festival, St. George News

Southern Utah Culinary Festival provides ‘discovery museum of food’ 

ST. GEORGE — Collect your lunch money, buy some stretchy pants and head over to the Southern Utah Culinary Festival Friday and Saturday, and get ready to please your palate with the best food in Southern Utah. The event will be held at Vernon Worthen Park, at 300 S. and 300 E., from 11 a.m. to 8 […]

Owner / Trainer Cade Cowdin lifting at Official Strength and Fitness, St. George, Utah, March 27, 2015 | Photo by  Alyssa Ence, St. George News

Train like an athlete; achieving peak performance; STGnews Videocast 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE — Athletes and individuals seeking to achieve peak performance require individualized training designed around improving their personal abilities. NFL prospect and owner Cade Cowdin has trained over 100 prospective athletes and numerous major collegiate athletes. Before becoming the starting linebacker for the two-time champion Southern California Coyotes, the St. George native played for Dixie High School. […]

AAUW helps young women reach potential, awards $16,000 in scholarships 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George chapter of the American Association of University Women is awarding scholarships to 13 women who are attending, or will attend, Dixie State University. The St. George chapter of the AAUW chose the recipients after evaluating candidate interviews and essays, and reviewing grade point average and attendance records for high school candidates. “More […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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