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Summer Concerts in the Park: Hurricane Valley Choir sings patriotism, Americana 

HURRICANE — The Hurricane Valley Summer Concerts in the Park will present the Hurricane Valley Choir Thursday, 8 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 200 N. Main. The choir recently presented their annual concert commemorating Armed Forces Day and will direct Thursday’s performance toward patriotic and American music as well, in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. The concert will […]

Sonora Santanera performs at Casablanca, Mesquite, Nevada, May 22, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Casablanca brings Latin entertainment back to casino; STGnews Videocast 

MESQUITE  — The Casablanca brought out the local Latin American community to their “casa” Friday night to kick off the hopeful return of Hispanic-centered events to the casino. Colombian band Sonora Tropicana and Mexican band La Sonora Santanera kicked off the dance and concert, called “La Guerra de las Sonoras” or the war of the Sonoras. […]


Camping Utah’s national forests; campground schedules, safety tips 

SALT LAKE CITY — Summer is finally upon us, and it is time to gather the kids and camping gear and head to your favorite camping spot for Memorial day weekend. Most campgrounds are now open throughout the state.  Some higher-elevation campgrounds, roads, and trails will remain closed due to snow and extremely wet muddy conditions. Safety […]


First Southern Utah Girls on the Run program finishes with community 5K 

ST. GEORGE — After their 10-week camp, young girls in the Girls on the Run camp are joining the community and displaying their progress by finishing a 5K on Friday at 4 p.m. at Town Square in St. George. This race celebrates the end of the first Girls on the Run camp, also called GOTR, in Southern Utah. Boys and […]

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 […]


Country gospel recording artist Wade Hammond, in concert 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Community Church welcomes the public to a free performance by country gospel recording artist Wade Hammond Saturday at 7 p.m.  Hammond will be performing a full concert at the church Saturday, and will perform another full concert Sunday at Desert Rose Christian Church in Beaver Dam, Arizona. Hammond is a Nashville recording […]

The stage of the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino's Showroom is set to welcome Sonora Santanera and Sonora Tropicana to the "Guerra de Sonoras." Mesquite, Nevada, May 19, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

CasaBlanca sets stage for latin dance, concert event; ‘Guerra de Sonoras’ 

ADVERTORIAL / MESQUITE, Nev. – The showroom at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd., is bringing Latin flavor to Mesquite Friday evening in an epic musical showdown as bands Sonora Santanera and Sonora Tropicana take to the stage in what is being billed as the “Guerra de Sonoras” – loosely translated as the “battle […]

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Zion park ranger shows night sky connection to past, future; star gazing event 

SPRINGDALE — Stargazing and discovery will be on the calendar Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale. After dusk has fallen, the sky lights up with millions of stars and constellations ready for discovery. Zion National Park Ranger Adrienne Fitzgerald will discuss what the attendees are seeing, point out specific facets of […]

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Grand Canyon National Park increases entrance, backcountry permit fees 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — Effective June 1, Grand Canyon National Park will increase park entrance fees and the cost of overnight backcountry permits. The current park entrance fees have been in place since 2006. Grand Canyon began charging for overnight backcountry permits in 1997 and last modified backcountry fees in 2000. Grand Canyon National Park is a […]


Sunset on the Square brings movies to giant outdoor screen 

ST. GEORGE — Every second and fourth Friday, from May 22 to August 28, all are welcomed to come out to the free family movie series “Sunset on the Square” hosted by Write It Up! and the City of St. George. At Town Square in the heart of St. George, “Sunset on the Square” is now in its […]

5K and Quarter Marathon Fun Run for the Iron County Children's Justice Center, Cedar City, Utah, May 16, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

100 Fun Runners brave weather to raise money for Children’s Justice Center; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

CEDAR CITY – Despite the threat of rain and the chilly May air, spirits were high Saturday morning among the nearly 100 participants who showed up to support the Iron County Children’s Justice Center by running in the 13th annual Fun Run 5K and quarter marathon. The fundraiser is one of the largest sources of […]

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Utah Shakespeare Festival offers low-cost student pass for 2015 shows 

CEDAR CITY — In an effort to help students attend the Utah Shakespeare Festival at reduced prices, the Festival has announced the return of the Student Access Pass. This pass can be purchased for $35 and gives students the ability to attend as many Festival plays as they want at no additional cost from June 25 through […]


Elementary arts teacher wins governor’s, Sorenson awards 

CEDAR CITY — After a career that has spanned 30 years and impacted the lives of thousands of students, Carrie Trenholm was recently awarded the Governor’s Leadership in Education Leadership Award and the Sorenson Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts Education. “I was really stunned because it was such an honor and I’ve collaborated with so many […]

Hurricane Mud Run, Hurricane, Utah, May, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Hurricane Mud Run, St. George News

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 […]

The Sand Hollow Classic at Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane, Utah, May 17, 2014 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

Sand Hollow Sailing Classic breezes into Southern Utah, public welcome 

HURRICANE — Hobie Fleet 941 and the Sand Hollow Yacht Club are bringing their third annual Sand Hollow Sailing Classic to Sand Hollow Reservoir in Hurricane Saturday and Sunday. Spectators and boaters are welcome to come watch the regatta and stay for the evening entertainment. The event is free, except for Sand Hollow State Park entrance fees. “We expect the participation of […]

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