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BLM invites nominations for Reclamation, Sustainable Mineral Development awards 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for the 2015 Reclamation and Sustainable Mineral Development Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is April 22. “The BLM awards program showcases sustainable development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,” said […]

Jet ski race on the Pro Watercross Tour, location not specified, pre-2015 | Photo courtesy of Pro Watercross Tour, St. George News

St. George hosts Pro Watercross Racing event 

ST. GEORGE — St. George and Sand Hollow State Park have been selected to host one of the national stops during this summer’s Pro Watercross Tour — the country’s leading personal watercraft racing circuits – June 27-28. “We are excited to welcome St. George to our family of host cities,” Pro Watercross Managing Director Nicholas Handler said. “After experiencing […]

The Southern Utah Heritage Choir, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Southern Utah Heritage Choir, St. George News

Heritage Choir presents ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ 

ST. GEORGE — All are welcome as the Southern Utah Heritage Choir will present a musical fireside, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” Sunday at 7 p.m. in the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St. in St. George. As a tribute to the wonder of God’s creations, the Heritage Choir will feature music and the spoken word […]

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‘Ride for Heroes’ poker run benefits firefighters, emergency responders; tickets on sale 

WASHINGTON CITY — The fourth annual “Ride for Heroes Poker Run and Benefit” will begin and end at Zion Harley Davidson, 2345 N. Coral Canyon Blvd. in Washington, Saturday, offering participants a fun ride, great music and prizes, all for the benefit of Southern Utah firefighters and first responders. “This will be the biggest and best so […]

Byron Stripling, jazz artist sings during a concert, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Celebrity Concert Series, St. George News

Byron Stripling Orchestra performs for Celebrity Concert Series 

ST. GEORGE — Byron Stripling Orchestra will perform during the Celebrity Concert Series Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cox Performing Arts Center on the Dixie State University campus, 385 S. 700 East in St. George. Byron Stripling is a spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into […]

String Gold Cup recital in Cedar City, Utah, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Sara Penny, St. George News

Music Festivals bring hundreds of students together for competition, scholarships; public welcome 

CEDAR CITY — Over 500 music students from throughout Southern Utah will converge in Cedar City for both string and piano music festivals March 7 and 14, respectively.  The students will play two memorized pieces for a panel of three judges to receive written commentary and earn points for Gold Cup trophies. String students start on March 7 at Canyon […]

Balloons & Tunes Roundup kicks off in Kanab, Utah, Feb. 27, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Roundup in the sky: 3-day Balloons & Tunes festival launches in Kanab; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

KANAB – A drab, gray sky exploded with color Friday morning as balloon enthusiasts from all over the country launched their bright vessels into the February sky, kicking off the very first Balloons & Tunes Roundup in Kanab. To watch videocast, click play arrow    center of image above. This three-day festival continues through Sunday, chockfull of […]

Photo of Glen Blakely, speaker at Dixie State University President's Colleagues Meeting, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy Dixie State University, St. George News

Longtime art professor talks on ‘Why art, why is it important?’ 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University President’s Colleagues meet Monday for the 6th time this school year with a presentation by longtime DSU art professor Glen Blakley, addressing the questions,“Why art, and why is it important?” The meeting begins at noon in the Eccles Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre, on the DSU campus, 225 S. 700 East in […]

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No Filter: The art of dressing a woman 

ADVERTORIAL / ST. GEORGE – Three men are in the women’s section of a St. George clothing store. Two of those men are the “No Filter” guys, Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair. Sounds like a setup for a joke, right? Or, at the very least, a recipe for mayhem. In Episode 29 of the “No Filter Show,” watch these manly […]


Heart Walk foundation leaders receive Red Cross award 

ST. GEORGE — Co-founders of the St. George-based international humanitarian organization, Heart Walk Foundation, have been awarded the 2015 Red Cross Heroes Award for International Services. Following a remarkable year, Tim and Penelope Eicher of Dammeron Valley, said the award reflects the effort and service of hundreds of volunteers, donors and supporters. Many individuals, families, businesses, community […]

Delicious soups and desserts at the 5th annual Soup for Your Bowl, Art for Your Soul fundraiser, Artisans Art Gallery, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 21, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Artisans gather for soup, soul and nonprofit 

CEDAR CITY – Artisans Art Gallery at 94 W. Center St., a tiny gallery shop sandwiched between Studio West and The Pastry Pub in Cedar City, was packed to the brim Saturday night with a lively group of soup lovers and artists supporting the “Soup for your Soul, Art for your Bowl” event. The evening raised over $1,500, […]

Hand crafted bowls for the 2014 Artisans Gallery soup event, Artisans Gallery, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 2014 | Photo courtesy of Steve Yates, St. George News

Annual Artisans soup fundraiser fills your bowl, warms your soul 

CEDAR CITY – For the fifth year in a row Artisans Art Gallery, 94 West Center Street, Cedar City, will host its annual “Soup for Your Bowl, Art for Your Soul” fundraising event. From 6-9 p.m., Saturday night, patrons can purchase a handmade bowl created by a Southern Utah artist specifically for this event, while supplies last, […]

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

Parade of Homes finishes strong with high attendance, great weather 

ST. GEORGE — The final weekend of the 2015 St. George Area Parade of Homes will allow attendees one last chance to enjoy 28 custom-built homes in some of Southern Utah’s most scenic neighborhoods before the event’s last day on Sunday. Presented by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association, also referred to as SUHBA, and Zions […]


Children’s Jubilee invites families with enchanting music, art, science 

CEDAR CITY — The Orchestra of Southern Utah’s 12th annual Children’s Jubilee “Building Harmony Around the World” will provide a family-friendly afternoon of music, art, science, and fun at the Heritage Center in Cedar City Saturday afternoon. Children of all ages are welcome. The doors will open at 1 p.m. for fun pre-show activities and displays, and the […]

Kolob Society artist Mary Jabens paints the Adams Shakespearean Theatre plein air, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 12, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Call for submissions: Farewell old friend, Adams Shakespearean Theatre 

CEDAR CITY – Artists across Southern Utah and beyond are invited to submit art of all kinds to display in the “Adams Theatre 2015 Farewell Art Exhibit,” scheduled to run June 25 through Oct. 31 in the lobby of the Randall L. Jones Theatre adjacent to Southern Utah University, W. College Avenue in Cedar City. […]

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