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"Blood moon," St. George, Utah, April 15, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Rare ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse shines on Southern Utah; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Clear skies provided the perfect backdrop for stargazers to marvel at a rare “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse last night. Of all astronomical phenomena, lunar eclipses are special because one can enjoy them easily with the naked eye. A lunar eclipse is very predictable; there is no waiting and wondering if it will […]

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DSU Symphony Orchestra performs final concert of season 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie State Symphony Orchestra performs their final concert of the season with guest violinist Frédéric Moreau of Paris, France on Saturday. Frédéric Moreau has been invited to numerous festivals and prestigious concert halls and has performed more than a thousand concerts as soloist. Mr. Moreau will perform the Paganini Violin Concerto in […]

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Dixie National Forest prepares to open campgrounds, roads 

ST. GEORGE – Springtime is here and with summer around the corner people are ready to explore the forest, recreate and camp in their favorite location. The Dixie National Forest encourages visitors to “Know Before You Go” and learn about the travel conditions and numerous opportunities available for exploration on the Forest. The Oak Grove […]

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One hero at a time, benefit for wounded Afghanistan veteran 

MESQUITE, Nev. — From noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, veterans and friends gathered at the Casa Blanca Event Center in Mesquite, Nev. to pay tribute to Afghanistan Veteran Sgt. Travis Wood and his family. While out on a recovery mission in south Afghanistan in 2007, Wood’s vehicle was targeted and hit by an IED. The blast itself broke his spinal […]

Volunteers learn how to lay hose, Leeds, Utah, April 12, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Wildfire training, 4 mock fire scenarios; STGnews videocast, photo gallery 

LEEDS – At 8 a.m. Saturday, around 90 volunteer firefighters from different Washington County fire departments gathered at Leeds City Park to participate in wildfire training workshops. The workshops included four different scenarios including structure protection, mobile attack, hose lays and sand table exercises each specifying in a certain firefighting technique. This is the time of year to […]

L-R, L'Deane Trueblood, Megan Dunn, McKenzie Adams, and Wendy Dunn pose in front of the sculpture entitled "Playmates," located in Town Square, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2014 | Photo by Amber Green, St. George News

Renowned local artist reunites with sculpture inspirations; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – It was a reunion over a decade in the making when well-known local artist, L’Deane Trueblood, finally met the three girls who provided her with the inspiration for a bronze statue depicting them as youths. On Saturday evening, Trueblood and the girls, Megan Dunn, Wendy Dunn and McKenzie Adams – along with […]

The 15th annual Dixie Power Kite Festival at SunRiver Golf Course, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2014 | Photo by St. George News

Colorful kites, eager kids raise $40,000 for school district at Dixie Power Kite Festival; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – The song “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from “Mary Poppins” comes to mind when thinking about the Dixie Power Kite Festival, held Saturday at SunRiver St. George. Kites with colorful designs of pandas, sharks, butterflies and many more lit up the skies over the retirement community. “We have got the wonderful championship golf course. […]

‘Move It!’ program teaches active lifestyle to youth 

ST. GEORGE – The “Move It!” program, sponsored by the St. George Marathon and St. George Leisure Services, has spent the past two years fielding a dedicated team of volunteers and dispatching them to elementary schools to promote physical fitness and encourage an active lifestyle. The program, which is in every elementary school in Washington […]

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County Democrats hold convention, elect new chair; ‘Democrats invest in the future’ 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County Democratic party convened Friday evening at Fossil Ridge Intermediate School for the first Democratic County Convention since 2012. A small but passionate group of Democrats attended the convention to hear from the slate of candidates set to represent the party in 2014 elections and to discuss policy affecting the […]

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Dixie State appoints new dean of business, communication 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University announced last week the appointment of Dr. Kyle Wells as the new Dean of the School of Business and Communication. Wells will assume his new role on July 1, replacing the retiring Dr. Philip Lee, who had served in that capacity this academic year. A native of St. George […]

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County Democrats gather for pre-convention meet-and-greet 

ST. GEORGE – Washington County Democrats got together for a pre-convention meet-and-greet with several of the party’s candidates at the home of Della Lowe in the Entrada neighborhood of St. George Friday. Lowe has been nominated to succeed Dorothy Engleman as chair of the Washington County Democratic Party, as Engleman resigned to run for Utah’s House […]

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Public meeting: Washington County Board of Education 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Board of Education gives notice to the public of its upcoming meeting and agenda: What: Meeting of the Board of Education Where: Washington County School District, 121 W. Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah 84770 When: April. 15, at 3:30 p.m. I.  CLOSED SESSION Property and Personnel Items II. WORK SESSION A. District PLC – Bob […]

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