St George News


Layne Garner Family opens Hurricane Valley’s Concerts in the Park series 

HURRICANE — Beginning April 30, the 2015 Hurricane Valley Summer Concerts in the Park will kick off with an 8 p.m. performance by the Layne Garner Family at Pioneer Park, 200 N. Main Street in Hurricane, resuming the annual summer tradition that started in 2005. Concerts run on the last Thursday of every month through August. The […]

Customer appreciation concert featuring country music artist Collin Raye, Town & Country Bank, St. George, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Town & Country Bank, St. George News

1,000 attend free Collin Raye concert 

­­­ST. GEORGE – An estimated 1,000 people turned out Friday afternoon for a free “community appreciation” concert in St. George, presented by Town & Country Bank and featuring country music artist Collin Raye. Raye’s career has yielded 24 top 10 albums and 16 No. 1 hit songs, according to his website. He is also a philanthropist with an extensive […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Co-hosts Peter Gunn, Sheldon Demke, "Movie Monday" show, St. George News, St. George, Utah, April 20, 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

Movie Monday: Leaks, peeks, box office hits 

ST. GEORGE – It is “Movie Monday” with St. George News Co-hosts Sheldon Demke and Peter Gunn, bringing Southern Utah a quick review of box office hits and busts from the weekend, a quick look at the weekend ahead, and … what’s happening and who’s who locally in film and filmmaking. Roll the reel: Click    at the […]


Plain White T’s play ‘Would You Rather…?’ with A-List and No Filter 

OPINION – When the “No Filter Show” guys and I had the opportunity to interview the Plain White T’s Thursday, we wanted to ask them only the important questions. So, obviously, we decided to play “Would You Rather…?” because, well – is there a better way to get to know a five-guy band in five questions or […]

Background: Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | File photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

‘Broadway in the Canyon’ actors arrive at Tuacahn 

IVINS — After viewing over 1,500 live auditions between New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Provo, Salt Lake City and locally, Tuacahn Amphitheatre announced Friday it has selected a cast of 40 incredibly talented actors to star in this year’s “Broadway in the Canyon” summer shows. “Ten years ago when I was first involved, we held auditions and […]

Plain White T's in concert, Dixie Sunbowl, St. George, Utah, April 16, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Hey there, Plain White T’s: Fans fill Sunbowl, rock to ‘Rhythm of Love; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Southern Utah loves the Plain White T’s as evidenced by thousands who showed there was only “1 place 2 be” Thursday night: the Dixie Sunbowl in St. George where the melodic pop-punk band performed from dusk into the crisp starlit night, generously reciprocating their audience’s interest with after-concert meets, greets and photo shoots until every last fan was satisfied. Click […]


5 questions with the Plain White T’s; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Five guys from Chicago, known to the music world as the Plain White T’s, will bring their Midwest punk-pop sound to the Dixie Sunbowl in St. George Thursday night. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the gate. St. George News met up with the band, composed of lead singer […]

Unit 28 Panguitch mule deer waiting for relocation to new mountain range, Paragonah staging area, Paragonah, Utah, March 5, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George

Parowan deer relocation survival rate higher than expected; STGnews Videocast 

FEATURE – In an effort to control the population of Panguitch mule deer from the Division of Wildlife Resources’ Unit 28 (see map inset), which far exceeds the acceptable limit of 8,500 designated by the Department, collaborative researchers began to translocate the deer in 2013. What happened next was beyond all expectations. Surprising results Researchers anticipated high mortality rates […]


National Park Week, fee-free days; open house St. George 

ST. GEORGE — “National Parks Week” begins Saturday, running from April 18-26, with opening weekend’s Saturday and Sunday entrance fee free. In St. George, a national parks open house will be held at the Dixie Center St. George, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive, Monday, from 4-6 p.m. The open house is sponsored by the Zion National Park Foundation and […]

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