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Enjoy climate-friendly festivities during Zion Canyon Earth Day 

SPRINGDALE – The town of Springdale and Zion National Park will celebrate the 10th Annual Zion Canyon Earth Day on Saturday. This free family fun event, to be held on the lawn of the Bit & Spur Restaurant in Springdale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., draws in over 1,000 visitors each year. Live solar powered music […]

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Even you can grow tomatoes in St. George; growing season is now 

ST. GEORGE — Imagine yourself biting into a juicy, perfectly ripe tomato plucked from a plant in your own backyard. Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to grow in your garden, although the St. George region has a few unique factors that any budding tomato cultivator should know how to address, the main one being the […]

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Boy Scouts bridge Pine Valley Reservoir gap 

ST. GEORGE – An Eagle Scout project that was started over two years ago is nearing completion on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Pine Valley Reservoir. A 55-foot walking bridge, designed by Ron Larsen of Southwest Consulting Services, will be swung over by crane and placed on concrete abutments from the Gardner Campground in the […]

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Tribute for retiring DSU president Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld 

ST. GEORGE — Join alumni and members of the community Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium as they celebrate and pay tribute to Dixie State University President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld as he nears retirement. The Raging Red will perform followed by a speech from Nadauld. This event is free and open to the public. This is a celebration for Nadlaud which […]

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Five Upcoming Musicians Perform with the Orchestra of Southern Utah 

CEDAR CITY – Five upcoming singers and musicians have been chosen through a competitive addition process to perform with the Orchestra of Southern Utah at the “Eyes of Youth” R.L. Halversen Young Artist Concert. The concert will take place in the Cedar City Heritage Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The featured group showcases Southern Utah […]

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Prescribed burns in Dixie National Forest 

DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST – The Powell Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest is set to begin its spring prescribed burn program, which will run from April through November, in the following locations: Ahlstrom Hollow (400 acres): The legal description includes all or part of sections 16-20, 26 and 35, township (T) 36 south (S), […]

"Blood moon," St. George, Utah, April 15, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Rare ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse shines on Southern Utah; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Clear skies provided the perfect backdrop for stargazers to marvel at a rare “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse last night. Of all astronomical phenomena, lunar eclipses are special because one can enjoy them easily with the naked eye. A lunar eclipse is very predictable; there is no waiting and wondering if it will […]

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DSU Symphony Orchestra performs final concert of season 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State Symphony Orchestra performs their final concert of the season with guest violinist Frédéric Moreau of Paris, France on Saturday. Frédéric Moreau has been invited to numerous festivals and prestigious concert halls and has performed more than a thousand concerts as soloist. Mr. Moreau will perform the Paganini Violin Concerto in […]

News Short: ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse tonight 

ST. GEORGE – Stargazers around town will be treated to a celestial delight tonight when the first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will grace the night sky. The eclipse – which according to NASA’s website will begin at approximately 10:52 p.m MST – will be what is known as a “blood moon.” It will appear in […]

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Dixie National Forest prepares to open campgrounds, roads 

ST. GEORGE – Springtime is here and with summer around the corner people are ready to explore the forest, recreate and camp in their favorite location. The Dixie National Forest encourages visitors to “Know Before You Go” and learn about the travel conditions and numerous opportunities available for exploration on the Forest. The Oak Grove […]

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Red Flag Warning: Large wildfire potential Kaibab, Coconino National Forests 

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from noon to 8 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab and Coconino National Forests of northern Arizona. Visitors to the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist.  This advisory covers […]

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One hero at a time, benefit for wounded Afghanistan veteran 

MESQUITE, Nev. — From noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, veterans and friends gathered at the Casa Blanca Event Center in Mesquite, Nev. to pay tribute to Afghanistan Veteran Sgt. Travis Wood and his family. While out on a recovery mission in south Afghanistan in 2007, Wood’s vehicle was targeted and hit by an IED. The blast itself broke his spinal […]

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