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Grand Canyon opens lottery for 2016 noncommerical river trip launches 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — Grand Canyon National Park will open the permit lottery for 2016 noncommerical river trip launch dates, with applications accepted online through noon, Feb. 24. A nonrefundable $25 fee is required to enter the permit lottery. A total of 472 permits will be available for 12- to 25-day river trips launching on specific […]


Cedar Valley Community Theater presents ‘The King and I’ 

CEDAR CITY – Travel back in time to the faraway land of Siam in the mid 1800’s with the cast of the Cedar Valley Community Theatre, as they bring alive their own rendition of the 1951 Broadway classic “The King and I.” The well-known play, based on the 1944 production “Anna and the King of Siam” […]


Brigham’s Playhouse opens show-stopping Jane Eyre 

ST. GEORGE — The powerful Broadway hit “Jane Eyre” has opened at Brigham’s Playhouse and audiences are raving. Boasting five Tony Award nominations, “Jane Eyre” tells the story of a young girl who longs for a better life than what she has been afforded. After losing her parents and being put in a horrific orphanage by her heartless […]

Background photo: 2014 Parade of Homes, Ivins, Utah, Feb. 16, 2014 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

St. George Area Parade of Homes celebrates 25th Anniversary 

ST. GEORGE — Construction crews, interior designers and landscapers are working overtime in southern Utah to put the finishing touches on more than two dozen show-stopping homes for the 25th annual St. George Area Parade of Homes to be held Feb. 13-22. Taking place in Washington County, the self-guided tour will feature 28 brand new homes showcasing […]

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 with our list of events to help you get started. Click […]


Bryce Canyon Ruby’s Inn prepares to welcome hundreds to Winter Festival; Valentine’s Day getaway 

BRYCE CANYON CITY — Historic Ruby’s Inn is preparing to welcome hundreds of visitors this February for a weekend of adventure, learning and sightseeing, as part of the 30th annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival to be held Feb. 14-16. A Valentine’s Day concert featuring country music star Ty Herndon has been added to the fun, and the National […]


‘Fire and Ice Gala’ funds scholarships for Dixie State students; advance tickets available 

ST. GEORGE — The annual Fire and Ice black-tie gala is scheduled for Feb. 27 at SunRiver St. George and offers attendees the opportunity to raise funds exclusively for need-based scholarships for Dixie State University students. The funds raised at the Fire and Ice Gala benefit students who, because of financial constraints, may not otherwise be […]

Crossroads of the West Gun Show and the Southern Utah Wedding Showcase share a venue at the Dixie Center, St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2015 | Photos by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Guns and roses: Dixie Center dual hosts gun show, wedding showcase; STGnews Videocast, photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — All the ingredients for a shotgun wedding could be found at the Dixie Center Saturday as the Southern Utah Wedding Showcase and the Crossroads of the West Gun Show kicked into high gear in two different areas of the convention center. To watch videocast, click play arrow    in center of image at top […]


Chamber invites public to ‘Starry Nights Gala’ awards banquet 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 2015 Annual Community Awards and Installation Starry Nights Gala to be held Jan. 31 at the SunRiver Ballroom. The Annual Community Awards emphasize the unique mission of the St. George Chamber of Commerce to advocate a strong business environment. With a new format and […]

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Water Conservancy District schedules garden workshops for the public 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Water Conservancy District has announced its 2015 landscape workshop schedule, with the next workshop on irrigation set for Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive in St. George. All classes are free and open to the public. “The workshops provide an opportunity for local residents […]


Film producer opens Dixie Forum’s spring lineup 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” kicks off the spring semester with the lecture “Documentary Film and the Holocaust” on Wednesday at noon. Accomplished producer Sandra Schulberg will present during this special installment of the Dixie Forum series in the Zion Room on the fifth floor […]

Hip hop artist B. Taylor inspires students at various local schools in St. George, Utah, Jan. 16, 2015 | Photo by Melissa Anderson, St. George News

Hip hop artist visits students, offers inspiration to youth; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Hip hop artist B. Taylor visited St. George students and the Shivwits Indian Reservation Friday, not only to perform, but also offer youth advice for the future. Taylor made the Southern Utah desert his first stop on a tour promoting his new album, “1 Life: The Movement,” expected to be released later this […]


8 pro Utah athletes invited to participate in X Games Aspen 2015 

ST. GEORGE — With X Games Aspen 2015 kicking off Thursday and running through Sunday, eight professional athletes from Utah are invited to compete in the world’s premiere action sports event. X Games Aspen 2015 marks the 19th edition of X Games winter events and an unprecedented 14th consecutive year the event has been held in Aspen, […]

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45-plus balloons come to fill Mesquite skies; Hot Air Balloon Festival 

MESQUITE, Nevada — The majestic skies above Mesquite will fill with more than 45 spectacular hot air balloons for the annual Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival on Jan. 24-25. Each morning at 7:30 a.m., the dazzling array of balloons will launch from the Oasis Parking Lot at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino and race around […]

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BLM Monticello office seeks public input; therapy group wants special recreation permit 

MONTICELLO — The Bureau of Land Management-Utah Monticello Field Office is seeking public input on a proposal to issue a multi-year special recreation permit to conduct organized wilderness therapy on public lands in eastern San Juan County. Open Sky Wilderness Therapy proposes using 28 existing campsites, 14 new campsites, two activity areas, and various water/wood drop-off […]

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