St George News

History of Halloween traditions; lost symbolism, meaning 

FEATURE – Halloween is a day filled with candy, costumes, mischief and scary stories for many American children, but for the ancient Celts, and Pagans today, it is the time when the veil between this world and the “Otherworld” thins, the “summer’s end” harvest is gathered and a new year is welcomed with celebrations of fire. […]


Students invited to submit scripts to science radio show; cash awards 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Local students now have the opportunity to test out their skills in the broadcasting business and earn money while doing it. The SouthWest Science Foundation is producing “ScienceQuest,” a radio program broadcast by Cherry Creek Radio. The purpose of the program is to increase public awareness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, […]


Noted author, artist Teresa Jordan addresses DSU President’s Colleagues 

ST. GEORGE — The public is invited to attend a presentation by noted author and artist Teresa Jordan at Dixie State University’s second President’s Colleagues meeting of the 2014-15 academic year, Monday at noon in Room 156 of the DSU Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s River Road campus […]

Lucy Hansen and Corbin Hansen trick-or-treating as Dorothy and the Tin Man, St. George, Utah, Oct. 31, 2013 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and the weekend is almost here! 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 with our list of events to help you […]

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Snow Canyon Half Marathon packet pickup, road closures 

ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Half Marathon returns to Southern Utah this weekend, and to prepare, packet pickup and road closures should be on participants’ radars. Worried about packet pickup for this race because it happens on Halloween? No need to worry! Participants can get their packets and have some spooky fun all at the same time at the Snow […]

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Winterizing your lawn now will pay off next year 

SOUTHERN UTAH — As weather begins to shift into milder fall temperatures, you may have noticed that your lawn is looking a little dried up from the summer heat. Your initial instinct may be to just turn on the sprinkler and not worry about it until after winter. What you may not know is that right now […]

Nathan Bennion portrays the French peasant Jean Valjean as he begins his quest for redemption, circa October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Kevin Lewis, Pine View High School, St. George News

Pine View High presents ‘Les Misérables’ 

ST. GEORGE — There are very few experiences in musical theatre that create the emotional impact of an on-stage performance of Les Misérables. It is the world’s longest running musical and has won over 76 international awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Now, 10 years after its high school premiere in Southern Utah, local audiences […]

Assortment of donuts served at Fractured Prune, location not specified, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Fractured Prune, St. George News

A-List: Fractured Prune 

OPINION – Raise your hand if you love donuts. Raise both hands if your mouth is officially watering already. I know I’m not the only one currently waving my arms in the air. I mean, let’s be real – this delicacy is love at first bite. Especially when we’re talking cake donuts at Fractured Prune. Although this […]

St. George Dance Company members gear up for their Halloween Spooktacular, date and location not specified | Photo by Greg Mauger, P&G Photography, St. George News

St. George Dance Company, Southwest Symphony team up for ‘Halloween Spooktacular’ 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Dance Company will perform in collaboration with Southwest Symphony in their Halloween Spooktacular Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie State University Cox Auditorium. The theme is “Movie Monsters,” and concertgoers are invited, but not required, to wear their favorite costume. St. George Dance Company will perform to four of the […]

Pumpkins are provided for kids to paint at the "Spooktacular" fundraiser for Kony Country's Coins for Kids, St. George, Utah, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Ghosts, ghouls, games for ‘spooktacular’ cause; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – It was all candy, costumes and coins on Wednesday evening at Red Cliffs Health and Rehab as the nursing facility and home hosted its third annual “Spooktacular” fundraiser aimed at raising money to support Kony Country’s Coins for Kids. The Halloween-themed night invited guests of all ages to break out their costumes, […]

Peering down the hallway at the Overland Hotel & Saloon, 662 Main Street in Pioche, Nevada, Oct. 29, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Explore: Hauntings at Overland Hotel & Saloon in Pioche 

PIOCHE, Nevada — Situated on the outskirts of desert nothingness, on the southeastern border of Nevada, where vultures and ravens skim the sky above dilapidated buildings, Pioche exists as a living ghost town. Among its numerous historic structures — many of which were built in the late 1800s — stands the Overland Hotel & Saloon where many […]

Michael Stathis (left), a professor of Political Science at SUU, speaks on the history of ISIS while Ingela Rundquist (center) and Madelyn Crookston look on at the lecture at SUU, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 28, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Speakers highlight conflict with ISIS, Islam’s portrayal in the media 

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah University students and community members gathered in the Sterling R. Church Auditorium Tuesday night for a discussion titled “ISIS and the Media’s Portrayal of the Islamic Religion” hosted by the Southern Utah Democrats. Two speakers were featured at the event: Michael Stathis, a professor of political science at SUU, and […]

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Frightening fun Halloween activity guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s that time of the year again when ghouls and monsters take to the streets in search of delicious treats. Put the finishing touches on your costumes, Halloween weekend is finally upon us, and it’s time to hit the town. With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of citywide […]


Search, Rescue team finds lost mountain biker on Little Creek Mountain trail 

WASHINGTON COUNTY — A 43-year-old Arizona man was found almost three hours after he called for help when the frame of his bike broke while mountain biking on the Little Creek Mountain trail, about 18 miles east of Hurricane, Tuesday evening. At 5:10 p.m., a man, who went mountain biking and expected to be back before dark, […]

KCSG awards a prize they donated for the United Way Dixie Ball Drop, L to R: KCSG Marketing Director Splendor Sargent, prize winner Ken LeFevre and his  wife, Debbie, and United Way Dixie Executive Director Rebekah Pectol, St. George, Utah, Oct. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

KCSG gives away $6,000 pool table to United Way Dixie Ball Drop prize winner 

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man won a $6,000 pool table donated by KCSG Television for the United Way Dixie Ball Drop Prize Giveaway on Oct. 24. Ken LeFevre picked up his pool table Tuesday afternoon, which he won by donating $20 in exchange for five balls to participate in the ball drop event. The United […]


TGIF weekend event guide

A-List: Fractured Prune

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