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Tang Bing will perform a French horn concerto at the October OSU concert. Location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Emily Hepworth, St. George News

Concert, Spanish Trail car tour, chuck wagon dinner entwine with ‘Rhythm of the Drum’ 

CEDAR CITY — Thursday marks the exciting start to the Orchestra of Southern Utah’s 2015-2016 concert season: “Rhythm of Life.” The first concert in the series, “Rhythm of the Drum,” celebrates percussion and the drive it brings to music. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City. Opening the concert […]

Conservationist Harvey Locke, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Marie-Eve Marchand, St. George News

World-famous conservationist delivers ‘Keeping the Wild’ lectures on humanities, nature 

ST. GEORGE — World–renowned conservationist Harvey Locke will share his vision for the survival of nature in the 21st century with two presentations Thursday and Friday, first at Dixie State University, then in Springdale. On Thursday, at DSU’s Holland Centennial Commons Zion Room at 7 p.m., Locke will share his lecture “Green Postmodernism and the Attempted Hijacking […]


Foster parents wanted, invited to ‘Ask a Foster Parent Lunch and Learn’ 

ST. GEORGE – Families of all designs are asked to consider opening their homes to children in Southern Utah for foster care. “Ask a Foster Parent Lunch and Learn” will give prospective foster parents the chance to learn about the program, how it works and what to expect in an informal, friendly gathering Tuesday, from noon […]

Background image: Randall L. Jones Theater; foreground image: Danforth Comins as Hamlet in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of “Hamlet,” Cedar City, Utah, dates not specified | “Hamlet” photo by Karl Hugh, both images courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Shakespeare Festival panel presents at Dixie Forum 

ST. GEORGE — A panel of the Utah Shakespeare Festival actors and artists will present at the weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series Tuesday at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to […]

Church leaders stand and sing with the congregation the hymn “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” during the Saturday morning session of general conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Intellectual Reserve Inc., St. George News

LDS church members concerned about prophet following apparent near-collapse 

SALT LAKE CITY — During the Sunday morning session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 185th semiannual general conference, broadcast worldwide from Salt Lake City, President Thomas S. Monson rose to address those gathered at the conference and those watching at various places throughout the world. Following Monson’s address, church members have become very concerned — […]

Sen. Orrin Hatch delivers a speech about religious liberty on the Senate Floor, Washington, D.C., October 2015 | Image courtesy of Office of Orrin Hatch, St. George News

Hatch delivers 2nd speech on religious liberty, highlights Mormon Pioneers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just a week after the Pope’s visit to the Capitol during which he emphasized the importance of religious liberty and human dignity, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, took to the Senate Floor to deliver the second in a series of speeches on the importance of religious […]

Stacy Williams puts her mount through the paces in preparation for the U.S. Dressage Federation Regional Championships, St. George, Utah, Sept. 30, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Classical riding thrives in St. George, dressage riders qualify for championship 

ST. GEORGE – It’s a sport born from the art of war. Dressage, the competitive equestrian event, has its roots in cavalry training. The method was first used and documented by the ancient Greeks. Modern dressage continues the classical art of training the horse and rider to act as one. “Originally, the horses were taught the […]

The Rufus Building that is being auctioned for $1 to whoever writes the best essay, Main St., Parowan, Utah, August 31, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Breathing new life into an old building; Parowan auctions historical Rufus Building for $1 

PAROWAN — Eight essays were submitted to the Parowan City Office Thursday, each from an eager resident hoping to win a chance to purchase the city’s Rufus Building for only $1. The city is auctioning the building to someone with a transformative business idea to revamp an antiquated establishment ripe with historical value and breathe new life into the community. The contest  […]

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Positive on purpose: Overcoming a bias toward negativity 

FEATURE — A life dominated by negativity can be stressful, and stress causes wear and tear on our bodies, minds and relationships. Have you ever noticed the tendency in yourself, or in others, to pay more attention to the negative things or problems in life than the positive things and aspects of life that are going […]

Bonfire Music Festival, Shivwits Reservation, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

First Bonfire Music Festival takes place on Shivwits Reservation 

SHIVWITS RESERVATION — The saying goes that if you build it, they will come. And for the first Bonfire Music Festival, produced by Heart of Dixie, come they did. With an estimated 2,000 or more in attendance, festival-goers enjoyed a night full of music, vendors, camping, dancing and tailgating. At 10 p.m. Saturday, a line of […]

This file photo from the 2012 Huntsman World Senior Games shows the lighting of the torch during opening ceremonies in St. George, Utah, circa October 2012 | St. George News

Huntsman World Senior Games welcome athletes at ‘Grand Opening Ceremonies’ 

ST. GEORGE — The Huntsman World Senior Games will be welcoming athletes Tuesday, 7 p.m. during the “Grand Opening Ceremonies” at Hansen Stadium on Dixie State University campus, featuring keynote speaker Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson. Following the tradition of the Olympics, the ceremonies feature a parade of athletes, a cauldron lighting and singing and dancing along with […]

Starting line of the 39th Annual St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Marathon musings: Bonfires, Icy Hot and the people who carry us through 26.2 

ST. GEORGE — The 4 a.m. bus bound for Central smelled distinctly of peanut butter. Peanut butter and fear. Or maybe that was just me nibbling my peanut butter and jelly on multigrain bread and hoping I could eat my way to a good race. I ran a marathon Saturday — the 39th annual St. George Marathon, […]

Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund were each called to LDS Church's Quorum of Twelve Apostles following the deaths of three members of the Quorum earlier this year, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of The  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George News

LDS Church calls 3 new apostles 

SALT LAKE CITY – Three new apostles were called to fill vacancies left in the wake of the recent passing of members of the LDS Church’s second-highest ranking body, the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, earlier this year. In the afternoon session of the biannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

The DiFiore Center for the Arts, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of The Difiore Center for the Arts, St. George News

Jazz Garden for George, Streetfest changes location 

ST. GEORGE — Live jazz and blues will spice up the evening Friday night at the DiFiore Center for the Arts, rather than the usual location of Ancestor Square, as part of Oktoberfest at George, Streetfest. The change in venue is needed as the courtyard at Ancestor Square was recently remodeled, and the newly laid sod is not […]

Runners pick up their bib numbers and enjoy the Altra Zero Drop Fitness Expo as part of the St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah, Oct. 2, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Hanging at the fitness expo; runners talk 26.2 

ST. GEORGE — Crowds of runners, volunteers and supporters filled the Dixie Convention Center Friday for the Altra Zero Drop Fitness Expo as part of the 39th annual St. George Marathon. The expo served as both packet pickup for runners set to toe the line in Saturday’s 26.2-mile race as well as an opportunity for businesses in […]


LDS Church calls 3 new apostles

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